See below for some great photos of the construction of the new Leeming Spartan Clubhouse on John Connell Reserve during the years of 2000 to 2002, before its grand opening in 2003!
President Brain Waterer was instrumental in making this extraordinary multi-million dollar complex a reality, working tirelessly over the span of many years to produce a second-to-none clubhouse with a huge floorspace, industrial bar, kitchen, and storage facilities.
By the turn of the century, the Club had been enjoying the facilities at John Connell for many years now, but our rapid growth, and ageing clubhouse, meant that there was a need to further expand on the facilities.
After some discussion with the Melville City Council, it was suggested that if the Leeming Bowling Club (situated on the same premises) were to join the Leeming Sportsmans Association, the Council would be prepared to enter into a feasibility study to investigate the possibilities of building a multi-faceted building to cover the needs of the three sporting clubs.
The project was completed in October 2003, and was formally opened on the fifth of that month, and came with panoramic views of the cricket ground, air conditioning, a sensational clubroom (one each for the Spartans and the Bowling Club), and a commercial grade kitchen and bar. We still utilise these outstanding clubrooms today in 2022.
You can read more about this opening here, or view the photos of the construction below!
Leeming Spartan Clubhouse Construction:
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Spartan President Brian Waterer (left) and Melville City Council Mayor Katherine Jackson (right) at the 2003 clubhouse opening.