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Suburban football club the target of senseless vandalism

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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.”

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