This development at Korora Oval will provide additional training and match day facilities for NBCC junior male/female players in a safe and controlled area.
This facility would also allow for the expansion of the Woolworths Blast program. This venue upgrade will allow the club to host home games for Stages 1, 2 and 3 of the Junior competition every Saturday. This location could also service the near primary school, Soldiers Point Public School, who do not possess a suitable sized oval and cricket training net assets.
This development would achieve a 100% increase of cricket training net facilities provided on the Tomaree Peninsula. The proposed site location will be visible from the road. This will encourage locals and tourists to come and have a hit. These training net facilities will be accessible to the public.
The Nelson Bay Cricket Club, which services the East Ward Tomaree Peninsula suburbs of Nelson Bay, Fingal Bay, Soldiers Point, Corlette, Shoal Bay and Salamander Bay has experienced growth over recent years. The Tomaree Peninsula at present only provides one cricket training net facility located at Salamander Sports Complex. This infrastructure provides 3 lanes located with limited access at Salamander Sports Complex, access being locked to the public.
This facility experiences overcrowding with cricket training throughout the week, and only services Salamander#1 Turf wicket on match days. Salamander Sports Complex cannot cater for all of the clubs junior and senior cricket teams. Nearby Tomaree Sports Complex provides three cricket grounds, Don Waring Oval Turf, Tomaree#2 (Fields 2/3) and Tomaree#3 (Fields 4/5) Synthetic, however other sport codes including Touch Football, are played here every weekday.
At present, younger teams are forced to train on centre pitches each week and, in some cases, having to share the oval with other sports (Boot Camp Company's and personal trainers)
This is a major drawback for cricket in general in the area.