active for life

Ripped out and redone

15 May 2017

The team at Eastern United Football Club strives for on-field success… but it likes things spick and span off the field too – especially in the kitchen!

Tired of its 1980s-era kitchen, the club (based at Athelstone in north-east Adelaide) ripped out the whole thing and set to work on a major makeover.

That meant: new flooring, new plumbing, wiring, cabinetry and appliances – plus a new industrial-sized exhaust fan and grease trap (a legal requirement to separate grease, oils and fats from greywater).

Total cost: about $93,000, with the Office for Recreation and Sport chipping in $14,000 of that through Round 39 of its Active Club Program.

The new kitchen not only looks great, it’s now totally compliant with public health and work health and safety requirements.

EUFC – and its co-tenant, the Athelstone Soccer Club – now has heaps more room for food preparation, and the capacity to offer greater food and beverage choices.

Eastern United is also looking forward to increased revenue and the opportunity to pour some of that extra cash back into junior development programs and local community initiatives. It’s not often being gutted leaves a team so happy!

Soccer Club Kitchen