Broken glass on sporting ground
By MIKARLA THURECHT
BROKEN glass was found strewn across a Rockhampton playing field yesterday morning just hours before children were set to play.
Fitzroy-Gracemere Rugby League Club treasurer Bruce Brymer said he was disappointed to discover that someone had "deliberately sabotaged'' the club.
Mr Brymer said shattered glass had been spread along the 20m line at the main field on Saleyards Park.
He said the glass spanned the entire line with the exception of 10m either side.
"It was a deliberate act of sabotage and stupidity,'' Mr Brymer said.
"I don't know why anyone would do something so stupid.'' Mr Brymer said the club had never experienced anything like this in the 25 years he had been a member.
He said the club had been determined that play must go on and members had quickly set about cleaning up the glass.
"We had vacuum cleaners, rakes, dust pans and brushes, you name it.
"I think we got it all.''
But, the club met with more bad luck in the afternoon.
A burst sprinkler line caused the reserve grade game to be abandoned when the referee accidentally sank into a muddy patch about 2.30pm.
The A-Grade match was then shifted to Browne Park.
Mr Brymer said no injuries from the glass were reported yesterday and the incident had been reported to the police.