Floods destroy $1.5m synthetic field at Mitchelton football club in Brisbane, Queensland

Floods destroy $1.5m synthetic field at Mitchelton football club in Brisbane, Queensland

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'In one word, it's devastating,' says the Mitchelton Football Club technical director Joe Fenech, after heavy rain and flood waters washed away the club's equipment, and destroyed its $1.5m synthetic playing field. 'We spent all the budgeted money on equipment, footballs, poles, gear and kits – you name it. We stocked it really well in a [shipping] container, and that container just floated away under the bridge,' says Fenech. The season was supposed to start last weekend for the 102-year-old football club, but now Fenech predicts boots won't be back on the field for another five or six weeks

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