Phase one of the Frenchville Sports Club’s renovations is now underway.

Chairman of the North Queensland club Graeme Brady shared his excitement for the commencement.

“The construction commencement is a milestone showcasing our commitment to enhancing experiences for our community members. The envisioned enhancements will bring even more vibrancy and state-of-the-art facilities, ensuring Frenchville Sports Club remains a central hub of enjoyment for years to come,” he said.

As part of phase one, the club will see the development of a solar-covered car park that will help reduce the venue’s annual energy consumption by 38 per cent, the construction of two new sheds, and an updated entrance to Ryan Park.

A new RSL memorial wall was constructed and erected as part of the build last November. The monument will serve as a dedicated space for the community to reflect on the unwavering sacrifices made by our brave servicemen and women for generations to come.

“We are immensely proud to provide our community with a lasting Memorial of such significance. This Memorial Wall stands as a tribute to the courageous individuals who have selflessly defended our nation, and we are honoured to be a part of it,” Brady said.

Phase two of the renovation will see the largest transformation of the club’s facilities. The extensive renovations will include a new main entrance, reception, bottleshop, a larger cafe offering, a refurbished bistro, a new gaming lounge, and a new kids play area. There will also be an introduction to Dusk Lounge, which will be complemented by the new Duo Cocktail and Sports Bar, which will feature expansive new screens.

“These major renovations reflect our deep commitment to the community. It’s a promise to provide a space that fosters community spirit, enhances the sporting experience, and adapts to the ever-evolving needs of our members,” Brady said.

Renovation work will wrap up with the upgrade of Ryan Park and its facilities including its grandstand, accessibility viewing platform, and bathrooms.

The club has appointed Ashley Cooper Constructions as the head contractor and BSPN Architecture as the design and project manager partner.

Construction is expected to be completed by mid-next year.  

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