New scoreboard officially opened at leagues club ground

THAT'S OFFICIAL: The new digital electronic scoreboard at the Oberon Leagues Club ground. Photo: CASSIE McGILL
THAT'S OFFICIAL: The new digital electronic scoreboard at the Oberon Leagues Club ground. Photo: CASSIE McGILL

MEMBER for Bathurst Paul Toole, Oberon mayor Kathy Sajowitz, players, sponsors and supporters were at the Oberon Tigers Junior League presentation day on Saturday to present players with trophies after a successful season.

The new electronic scoreboard, made possible by a $95,000 grant from the NSW Government, was officially opened on the day.

It is part of improvements to the club's headquarters which include a communications room upgrade.

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"The new scoreboard will also provide an income stream for the Tigers thanks to digital advertising on game day," Mr Toole said.

"Oberon's sporting culture is part and parcel of the local community with rugby league having a great following during the winter months as the Tigers have more than 100 registered junior players, about 90 senior players and a loyal band of supporters."

Mr Toole said the new scoreboard would enhance Oberon's ability to attract major sporting events, including Country Rugby League representative fixtures.

In early March this year, Mr Toole announced a $2 million commitment from the NSW Government towards a proposed sports hub at Oberon.

"We are backing Oberon Council's grand plan to develop a nearby greenfield site to embrace rugby league, netball and hockey," Mr Toole said.

"The initial stage would embrace rugby league and see a move to the new location for the Oberon Tigers, but there is also room for the inclusion of other sporting codes on the eight hectare parcel of land which has been earmarked for the development."

Oberon mayor Cr Sajowitz said council believes the funding promise by the NSW Government is an opportunity to start a multi-sport precinct for Oberon.