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Waugh in the West to launch new St Clair Oval

8 February 2012    

Australian cricketing legend Steve Waugh will join players from the Woodville District Cricket Club and reigning SANFL premiers Woodville West Torrens Football Club (Eagles) on February 15 in an All Star Twenty20 cricket match to officially launch the new St Clair Oval.

The match will be the first to be played on the new St Clair Oval before it becomes the permanent home of the Woodville District Cricket Club next season.
Steve Waugh, who will play for the Woodville West Torrens Football Club (Eagles), will be joined by past and present cricket and football players Bernie Vince and Jared Petrenko (Eagles/ Adelaide Crows), Tim Nielsen (former Australian coach and Redback) and other local sports stars.
The match’s emcee will be former Australian and South Australian cricketer Wayne Phillips, who will also act as the second umpire for the evening.
The Waugh in the West All Star Twenty20 cricket match is being run as a community event by the St Clair Joint Venture and the City of Charles Sturt and is expected to attract hundreds of spectators.
St Clair Project Director Brian Virgo said he’s delighted to bring Steve Waugh to the West and partner with the Council to stage this community event.
“The community facilities and open space at St Clair are shaping up well with the new Oval now complete, over 1 km of walking and cycling trails now open and work starting on the wetlands starting this year,” Mr Virgo said.
“On completion, St Clair will have twenty-two hectares or one third of the development dedicated to open space for the whole community to enjoy - a space equivalent to 11 times the size of AAMI Stadium.”
City of Charles Sturt council CEO Mark Withers says the event at St Clair is a great opportunity to launch the new oval and sporting facilities.
"Charles Sturt is excited to welcome a sporting hero into our City to celebrate the opening of the new oval and change rooms. We have many local residents and sporting clubs who will love the chance to meet Steve Waugh and join together to enjoy the new and improved facilities,” says Mr Withers.
"The new oval and change rooms will allow our community groups, sporting clubs and residents the opportunity to be active in a modern and safe environment. Easy access, quality facilities and open space are important to our City."
The Waugh in the West All Star Twenty20 cricket match is also being used to introduce young people to local sporting clubs in the area including the Vipers Soccer Club, Western Magic Basketball Club and Woodville South Junior Football Club. The clubs will run ‘come n try’ sessions during the event.
The Waugh in the West action starts at 4:30pm, ready for the coin toss at 5pm.
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Event Details:

WHAT: Waugh in the West – All Stars Twenty 20 Cricket Match between Woodville District Cricket Club and Woodville West Torrens Football Club with cricketing legend Steve Waugh to officially launch the new St Clair Oval.
WHEN: Wednesday 15 February 2012, 4.30PM - 8.30PM

WHERE: New St Clair Sports Oval, cnr Brocas and Actil Avenues, Woodville

FOOD AND DRINKS: Sausage sizzle, bring your picnic and chair, licensed bar

Media Contact:
Simon Hatcher, Hughes Public Relations -

The St Clair development is a joint venture between AVJennings and Urban Pacific, in collaboration with the City of Charles Sturt.
AVJennings is an award-winning Australian property development and building company that has been instrumental in shaping communities for 75 years. Most recently, AVJennings has been involved in several residential projects in and around Adelaide including Springbank Waters, Regent Gardens, Northgate, Ascent at Mt Barker and The Point at Noarlunga Downs.
Urban Pacific is an award-winning development company with 21 projects around Australia, comprising more than 20,000 residential home sites currently in the planning, design or construction stages. In SA, Urban Pacific is working with the Department of Families and Communities to develop Westwood, Australia’s largest urban renewal project, located 1km from St Clair.  Urban Pacific also developed the sold-out Promenade development alongside the River Torrens at Underdale.