KOGARAH'S Jubilee Oval will host a historic international between Greece and Italy on Saturday, September the 27th. The match will kick-off at 3pm following four St.George Junior league games.
R2K would like to congratulate Anthony Mundine on becoming the WBA Super-Middleweight champion. Mundine silenced all of his critics by defeating Antwun Echols over 12 rounds at the Sydney Entertainment Centre on Wednesday night.
FOLLOWING Kogarah Council's recent statement that Jubilee Oval is under utilized, Dragons CEO Peter Doust has implied that Kogarah is a more economically viable option for the Dragons than WIN Stadium. In today's `Sydney Morning Herald', Doust cast some doubt over the future of the Dragons at WIN Stadium should the new poker machine tax in NSW become effective.
KOGARAH Council has stated that Jubilee Oval is currently `under utilized' as the Dragons are only planning to play 4 home games at the venue in 2004. The Council statement comes in the wake of 3 local residents objecting to the arrival of Sydney Olympic at Kogarah for the 2003/2004 season.
THE details of St.George-Illawarra's final game of 2003 at Jubilee Oval have been announced by the NRL. The Saints will play the Newcastle Knights on Sunday, the 31st of August at 3:00pm.
R2K'S Lachlan McLean recently caught up with Robert Stone (Executive Officer - St.George DRLFC) who outlined what the future holds for OKI Jubilee Stadium and his thoughts on the successful return of the Dragons to the venue in 2003.
R2K has donated a St.George jersey to the community rugby league program `A View From The Hill'. The program will auction the jersey this Saturday morning at 11am. The auction will help pay for the costs of keeping the program on the air.
THE Olympic Sharks are set to abandon Shark Park for the 2003/2004 NSL season and have made an ambitious bid to relocate to Jubilee Oval. It is understood that the perennial nomads of the NSL competition have made a formal application to the St.George Leagues Club for the use of the venue. While a decision on the application is imminent, the appropriateness of having Olympic based at Kogarah needs to be investigated. In recent times Olympic have played at a variety of grounds such as Barton Park, Leichhardt Oval, Belmore Oval and Shark Park. While playing out of Kogarah may be beneficial for Olympic, there is no guarantee that Olympic is willing to commit long-term to the St.George district and contribute to the maintenance and improvement of Jubilee Oval.
FOLLOWING the transfer of the Broncos home game from Kogarah to WIN Stadium, R2K has been researching the subject of stadium lighting. Although Stage 1 of the Jubilee Oval redevelopment is complete, with the exception of the Legends' Walk, there was no provision for permanent lighting in the initial stage of the refurbishments. The St.George-Illawarra Management decided to transfer the Broncos game, as they only wanted to play Sunday games at Kogarah in the first year of the return and had no desire to bring in temporary lighting. The lighting issue needs to be resolved by St.George-Illawarra and Kogarah Council for the 2004 season.
HURSTVILLE Council tonight endorsed their Draft Management Plan and budget, which included a $50,000 donation to the Jubilee Oval Community Appeal. The Jubilee Oval donation is now a part of the final budget and it should be signed off just after the beginning of July. Following the meeting, a Hurstville Councillor informed an R2K representative that it's very unlikely that the donation will be rejected in the final budget.