Director of Sport hands over flood lamps for MSC ground

first_imgDIRECTOR of Sport Christopher Jones came through on a promise to the Linden Community when he formally handed over to the Region, yesterday, 15 flood lamps and 10 bulbs that will be erected at the Mackenzie Sports Club (MSC) facility to support the existing fixtures.Jones had committed to providing lights for the facility, in a meeting with the MSC management and the Boyce/Jefford Committee last month, stating that such developmental initiatives were an important facet of the work of the Ministry of Education’s Department of Sport.The initiative was facilitated under the Ground Enhancement Project and delivered to the Region that’s now the conduit for the project.The 1000W Quad Voltage Metal Halide Flood Fixture and 1000W E40 Metal Halide Lamp Bulbs will be erected in time for this weekend’s Boyce & Jefford Track and Field Classic VII at the MSC facility. The lamps and bulbs cost $1 798 000 of a $2M grant under the project.Regional Executive Officer of Region 10, Gavin Clarke, received the items yesterday on behalf of the Linden community. MSC president Avery Trim had welcomed the collaborative efforts that is seeing a much-improved and developed facility.“We are appreciative of these kind sentiments and we will continue to work to get this venue up to the level that we know it to be,” Trim had said. “MSC is upbeat about sports within the community and it is only fair that they have a proper facility.”The facility was a hive of activity yesterday with works ongoing on repainting the stands, along with several other corrective and renovation works. The outlook of the ground was fully grassed and flat with just the marking and final rolling to be done.last_img