Work begins at KGV Park, and vale Martin Carey and Keith Jones
Photo: Work has started on a new artificial pitch at KGV Park. [Photo by David Smith]
There’s movement at the station at last.
The artificial pitch at KGV Park has been torn up and a new one is being laid.
I imagine the new light towers will be erected soon as they were stacked on the bitumen carpark at KGV Park a weekend or two ago.
Photo: It looks like a big job. [Photo by David Smith]
Photo: I can hardly wait to see the new pitch. [Photo by David Smith]
Two stalwarts of the game sadly passed away recently.
Taroona supporter Martin Carey (24/10.1938 – 25/8/2022) passed away a few weeks ago and the club will miss his presence.
A ‘best supporter award’ was sponsored by Martin, while his four sons all played, or still play, for Taroona, as does a grandson.
Cian, Duncan, Darragh and Ruaidhri all played for the Taroona seniors.
I enjoyed chatting with Martin at Taroona games. He had a wicked sense of humour and called a spade a spade.
I sat with Martin and his wife at a Taroona awards presentation night one year and they made my wife and I most welcome. It was a wonderful occasion.
Former Caledonians player, Keith Malcolm Jones (27/07/1933 – 7/9/2022), was a stalwart of the club, which is now Kingborough Lions United.
I played quite a few games against Keith and he took no prisoners.
He, too, had a lovely dry sense of humour and engaged in quite a bit of banter during games.
He continued playing into his forties and absolutely loved the game.
My condolences go to the families of both men. They shall be missed.