I am sad to say the Club encountered its first real case of senseless vandalism at the fields on Monday night, September 22nd. Rips to advertising signage and goal nets, paint ball graffiti to covered benches, port-a-toilets tipped over and a small amount of damage caused from a car driving across the field were found on Field 4. As you can imagine, this is a kick in the teeth to the staff and families involved with the Club who have done so much to make the fields a reality and provide opportunities for kids in the area.
I wish to thank Coach Simmonds and his team for helping clean up the mess on Tuesday night and the staff for finishing up on Tuesday morning. The Club has just recently spent money on a new gate and septic system and we hope to add some additional fencing and rocks very soon to act as a further deterrent. I also want to thank the Epping Police Department and in particular Sergeant Gallagher for their timely response and actions thus far. There is a reward offered for any information leading to the identity of those responsible.