McKinnis honoured with pavilion naming

ARARAT - The Ararat and District Junior Football Association has celebrated a hard working local volunteer by naming its pavilion in his honour.

The 'Mick McKinnis Pavilion' was unveiled on the ADJFA's grand final day in front of a large crowd before match between Mounties and Bombers.

ADJFA president, Matthew Summers said the Association was delighted to name the clubrooms after the long time Richardson Oval curator.

"Mick has looked after Richardson Oval on a voluntary basis for as long as anybody can remember," he said.

"He is continually watering and mowing as well as general maintenance and care.

"The league decided to honour Mick by naming the pavilion after him as a thank you for all that he has done over the many decades of volunteer work."

Mr Summers said that unfortunately due to ill health McKinnis was unable to attend the unveiling, however several of his family members were present and all were very pleased to see his name on top of the building.

The multi-purpose facility serves the needs of both the Ararat and District Junior Football Association and the Chalambar Cricket Club.

Mr Summers said the Association wished to extend its gratitude to the large number of tradesmen and volunteers who pitched in to help construct the facility.

"We would like to thank the many, many volunteers who donated time, goods and services in the building of this fantastic facility," he said.

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