Shipping container plan in vision for the ‘Creek

Campbells Creek Football Netball Club treasurer Darren Baker at Campbells Creek Recreation Reserve netball court - has some innovative plans ahead. Photo: Eve Lamb

Darren Baker has a vision for Campbells Creek Football Netball Club.
And the club treasurer and seniors netball coach is not the only one.
Baker has his sights set on seeing the club he loves get new female change facilities, something they notably lack, and he has a specific idea in mind – conversion of two shipping containers.
He and fellow club committee members say these could serve both as much needed change facilities and would also be a saleable asset when further upgrades occur into the future.
It’s a vision influenced by observing some slick shipping container conversions done elsewhere – Melbourne’s CBD waterfront area among them.
At last month’s Mount Alexander Shire Council meeting Baker and club president Scott Jones took to the lectern during public question time and directly urged the council to do what it can to help the club realise its goals – something the dedicated club treasurer sees as key to a wider healthy community.
It was not so long ago – about two years back now – that conjecture was rife as to the club’s future.
But since then the local club has put paid to those rumblings and in the past year has seen its membership grow with a particularly welcome influx to bolster both its footy and netball ranks.
“Financially the past year has been the the best year the club has had for the last five years,” Jones told last month’s council meeting.
“Last year we welcomed more than 50 new playing and non playing members.” More in today’s Castlemaine Mail, Friday March 13, 2020.

Eve Lamb
Journalist and photographer Eve Lamb has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) degree from Deakin University and a Master of Arts (Professional Writing) from Deakin University. She has worked for many regional newspapers including the Hamilton Spectator and the Warrnambool Standard, and has also worked for metro daily, The Hobart Mercury, and The Sunday Tasmanian. Eve has also contributed to various magazines including Australian Cyclist.