STORM DAMAGE: Half the back of the grandstand at the soccer ground was torn off by the Woodburn storm.
STORM DAMAGE: Half the back of the grandstand at the soccer ground was torn off by the Woodburn storm. Samantha Elley

Soccer club awaits repairs

BLOWN AWAY: The roof of the amenities block landed in the cane paddock on the other side of the road. Samantha Elley

THE Woodburn Wolves Soccer Club is counting the cost after the storm two weeks ago, but expects to be ready for registrations in the new year.

Damage suffered from the super cell that ripped through Woodburn included half the back of the grandstand and its guttering being torn out, with the roof of the amenities block coming to rest in the cane paddock across the road.

"It is all council ground; we are only the tenants," club treasurer Tracey Cummings said.

"However it could delay our season if there's a lot of work."

Ms Cummings predicted that if repairs took longer than expected there may be no home games for the club for some time.

"We were lucky as the canteen doesn't look like it's been damaged," she said.

"We start signing in February for the new season, so it depends how council goes as to whether everything will be ready."



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