THE Rockingham Rams are hoping that planning can start soon on its much-needed canteen upgrade and extension following Labor’s election landslide win last Saturday.
During the campaign, Rockingham MP and new Premier Mark McGowan pledged to provide $60,000 for the works.
With 20 teams and more than 370 members alone, plus visitors each game day and training night, the kitchen run by volunteers is struggling to meet demand.
“The canteen is in desperate need of the improvements and it is envisaged that works will commence at the end of the 2017 season so it will be ready for bigger and better things in 2018,” club president Michael Holland said.
“This upgrade will ensure the club can offer great food and service to both our members and visitors and it will support the club to become more financially sustainable into the future.”
Meanwhile the club is gearing up for a pre-season clash with the Warnbro Swans for the Todd Taylor Cup at Anniversary Park on Saturday, starting with the masters at 12pm.
And last Friday a new chapter in the club’s history started with its inaugural girls’ team taking part in their first-ever training session.
The Rams will launch its season next Friday with all players invited to take part in all-in training session, from Auskickers through to Masters, starting 5.30pm.