Calliope juniors Ben Johnson, Jaiden Ward, Jordie Ward, and Jace Ward will soon have more space for sport.
Calliope juniors Ben Johnson, Jaiden Ward, Jordie Ward, and Jace Ward will soon have more space for sport. Sam Darroch

Sporting circles are buzzing

CALLIOPE'S sporting community is buzzing over the 49 hectares of land that has been pledged to bolster their sport and recreation stocks.

The proposed expansion will relieve the pressure on much of the existing sporting infrastructure and comes as welcome news to Calliope Roosters Rugby League, which is limited to one field.

“The town is growing so facilities are somewhat stretched as far as the football and everything goes, they could all use the extra area for training and so forth, so it would definitely benefit them for sure,” Roosters spokesperson Peter Masters said.

“If it's handled properly I think it will be excellent; it's definitely a positive step for Calliope.”

The Calliope football fraternity can't wait to make use of the allocated space; even the juniors are excited.

“It will be good to have some more fields,” Roosters under-12 player Jaiden Ward said.

Masters praised the state of sport in Calliope and expects it to go from strength to strength when the new developments occur.

“I think Calliope does quite well; most sports are covered out here and for a small community there are a lot of clubs so there are a lot of options available.”



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