FIRE ENGULFS COBURG GRANDSTAND
Built in 1925 the year Coburg entered the VFA, the old grandstand
was known for its elegance and beauty. Unfortunately that counted
for little when someone found their way into the ground on Saturday
6 March around 4 am and lit a fire in the eastern wing.
|The fire brigade did a remarkable bringing the fire under
control and saving our collection of priceless photos that
included the 1940 team with Bob Pratt and Lance Collins.
|This photo of the 1926 premiership team was taken just below
where the 2004 fire was lit. Without the courage and foresight
of the fire brigade it would have disappeared forever.
|The truck that saved the day.
|A view from the west. Fortunately the new social club was
The Coburg FC met with Moreland Council to discuss a new social
club. Our present social club is inadequate for a club playing
in the VFL. With a new social club and improved facilities - better
toilets etc - the ground will be in a position to host VFL finals.
The Coburg ground is the only fully terraced ground in the VFL
and is now superior to Windy Hill, which has been significantly
down graded. It's time for the Council to embrace the ground and
all it offers to the people of Moreland.
WHERE WILL WE PLAY?
Facilities have been sufficiently retored to allow Coburg to
play at the city Oval Coburg.