Suburban football club the target of senseless vandalism
A football club in Melbourne’s south-east has been extensively damaged after a senseless act of vandalism overnight.
Windows and lighting have been smashed, handrails ripped out and graffiti sprayed on walls at The Karingal Football Netball Club near Frankston.
Club vice-president Graham French told Tom Elliott the facilities had just been refurbished at significant cost to the club, Frankston City Council and State Government.
“Our brand new $3 million facility isn’t looking as good as it was at our grand opening on Saturday night,” Graham said.
“It’s heartbreaking to be honest.”
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Graham said the upgrades have been a four year process and he estimates the damage bill to be about $20,000.
But in some good news, the club has already notified the police of some suspects.
“That’s the power of social media, within half an hour we had quite a few names we could pass onto police,” Graham said.
“Local kids that aren’t that smart, who tend to take photos of themselves with their tags.”