Volunteers have been working around the clock to have Willis Park ready for the first home games alongside Kingfishers Vice-President, Justin Kummerow.
“The fields are extremely wet and to keep the main field in great condition we need to be mowing it twice a week. With our two mowers, that can take up to 4 hours to do”, he said.
“The rain has made this quite difficult as the fields are like sponges and means we have to take more care while mowing as to not damage the fields”.
Prior to the rain, the volunteer-maintained field was in great condition and was primed for the 2022 season.
“Due to the volunteers we get, from kids at the age of 11 all the way to blokes who are near 70, we can proudly say this is the best field on the Gold Coast”, he said.
“That’s not just from us. That’s from other clubs who come to our fields. They just love playing on them”.
While training will commence this week on the main field, the Drumley Street field will be monitored during the week.
“We will have training this week at limited capacity on the main field but due to the Drumley Street field being under water, we may have to wait a while for that field to be usable”, he said.
It isn’t all bad news for the Kingfishers, with both fields to be ready for the Kingfishers’ first home games of the season.
“We have school try outs on the field this week which will be a great test for the main field”, he said.
“If we can get a couple of weeks of hot weather, which is looking likely, I have no doubt all fields will be ready for our first home games”.