THE Great Outdoors went indoors at the Newlyn Football Netball Club yesterday.
A crew from the popular Channel Seven show, led by host Tom Williams, oversaw a dramatic facelift of the 21-year-old clubrooms, helped by nearly 300 local footballers, netballers and volunteers.
Club secretary Kerry Leishman said the overhaul included a brand new storeroom built from scratch and a gym with a rubber floor.
The change rooms have also been painted and recarpeted.
“Over the past three days, between two and three hundred people have been helping out, including a lot of junior footballers,” Ms Leishman said.
“Now we’ve been able to convert our old storeroom into a real community gym.
“And it’s just been a really nice revamp of the change rooms, which have been lightened up and given a facelift.”
Newlyn’s high-profile AFL footballer, Hawthorn midfielder Brad Sewell, who played under-14s at the club before being picked up by the Ballarat Rebels and then drafted by the Hawks, was also on hand yesterday for the unveiling.
Craig Dummett of Ballarat Toyota donated the carpet for the change rooms, while Creswick Painting supplied a free crew to help out, J&D Building Constructions oversaw the works, the Australian Barbell Company gave $8000 worth of gym equipment and Haymes Paint donated 100 litres of paint.