Another Alroy incident leaves local clubs disappointed

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH: Members of the Singleton Strikers (soccer) and Singleton Striders (athletics) gathered Alroy Oval this afternoon after new turf had been stolen from the ground just days after it was laid out.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH: Members of the Singleton Strikers (soccer) and Singleton Striders (athletics) gathered Alroy Oval this afternoon after new turf had been stolen from the ground just days after it was laid out.

Singleton junior sporting leaders have echoed the disappoint of local council this afternoon following the unauthorised removal of new turf which had recently been added at Alroy Oval.

"Stealing from the community is deplorable," shattered Singleton Striders athletics coach Hilary Kennedy declared.

"Our humble field has suffered enough.

IN DISCUSSION: Mark Henderson and Hilary Kennedy pictured at Alroy Reserve this afternoon.

IN DISCUSSION: Mark Henderson and Hilary Kennedy pictured at Alroy Reserve this afternoon.

"Literally hundreds of families use Alroy for athletics (junior and senior), soccer at all levels and it is zone location for school athletics."

Some of the missing turf had been returned earlier this afternoon.

However Singleton Strikers chairman Mark Henderson, who has become a regular surveyor of damage and vandalism to the venue, continued to voice his frustration ahead of the commencement of his club's pre-season trial this Thursday evening.

"It's just crap," he added this afternoon.

"We have trials here tomorrow night and now we have to deal with this.

FLASHBACK: Mark Henderson pictured in May, 2015 the morning after Alroy Oval was vandalised by hoons.

FLASHBACK: Mark Henderson pictured in May, 2015 the morning after Alroy Oval was vandalised by hoons.

"We've been asking for things to be done and for me it disappoints me that council is spending money on our facility and people don't want to look after it.

"This facility is not just for our club, it's not just for Singleton it's for everyone so I'm just really disappointed."

Original post by the Singleton Council (Tuesday, September 10 at 3pm):

We are super disappointed to share that the new turf at Alroy Oval, laid last week prior to the start of Little Athletics season, has been systematically removed and stolen from the ground sometime overnight.

This is an act of theft against our entire community, and overwhelmingly disappointing given this space is utilised mostly by Singleton kids.

If anyone sees anyone engaging in anti-social behaviour or causing damage to community spaces or assets, please contact Singleton police immediately.