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It has been nearly a decade in the making but the Douglas United Football Club has new lights at its Cassowary home.

The lights – a Queensland Government and Council project – will be a game changer for the club’s 150 members according to president Darren Case.

“The amount of daylight at this time of the year is short so our juniors have to pack up early. They can’t go too far into the evening with their training,” Mr Case said.

“We can now run weeknight competitions for juniors, and potentially seniors as well, and with that we can generate revenue for the club.”

It’s the second lights project completed by Council in just a few months. In May, new lights were switched on at Coronation Park for the rugby league club Mossman Port Douglas Sharks.


*Douglas United Football Club would like to acknowledge the funding allocation of $150,000 by the Queensland Government for the installation of field lighting to support football at Cassowary Park as a 2020 Election Commitment that the Department of Tourism and Sport are assisting to deliver. Douglas Shire Council also contributed $50,000 towards the project.

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