Councillor Mary Couros pushes for Adelaide Comets FC fence rejection to be overturned 

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Adelaide City Councillor Mary Couros has tabled a motion for the council to overturn its original decision to reject the construction of a 1.1 metre fence for one of the Adelaide Comets FC pitches.

The club’s initial proposal called for a 1.1 metre fence to be built around the Adelaide Comets FC pitch, after the football club had received $1.7 million in state government funding to make upgrades to its home ground at Ellis Park.

At a council meeting earlier this month, five out of nine councillors rejected the proposal for the fence, due to the possibility that it could set a ‘precedent’ for the parklands and create an illusion that the public would be excluded. 

Jim Tsouvalas
Jim Tsouvalas is the Adelaide Comets FC president. Photo: Matt Loxton.

In response, Ms Couros has tabled a motion in Tuesday night’s agenda to overturn the decision, stressing the need for additional support for recreational sports and grassroots clubs.

“I’m hoping over the last two weeks some councillors have had the opportunity to reflect and ask questions of administration to make an informed decision on Tuesday night,” Ms Couros said.

There is also a 1500-signature petition now live in support of the Comets.

Source: The Advertiser.

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