Ellerslie’s new clubrooms start to take shape at Michaels Ave Reserve

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Ellerslie’s new-look facilities are taking shape at their Michaels Ave Reserve home in Auckland.

The clubrooms and pitches are undergoing upgrades ahead of the FIFA Women’s World Cup during which the Argentine national team will use them as a training base.

In an update to supporters, Ellerslie told social media followers:

“By far, the biggest question we get about the new clubrooms is ‘are there decks?’

“It’s such a Kiwi vibe to have a deck and in the new clubrooms, we have two main decks, one on the east side which has a great view of the cricket wicket and the eastern goal of the #2 field, while on the west end of the building there is a deck which looks out over basically halfway of the #2 field.

“There is also decking out the northern side of the building facing back towards the turf that can used from the main clubrooms and the cafe meeting room.

“Can’t wait to get into the new building — not long now!”

Ellerslie is one of a number of clubs throughout New Zealand to benefit from a $19 million programme to upgrade facilities ahead of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

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