Lake View are primed for a big summer in the Eastern Goldfields Cricket Association, with solid numbers bolstered by an official move to the Ray Finlayson Sporting Complex.
After decades based at the Cruickshank Sports Arena, senior coach Trevor Spence said the move was finalised.
It will include a special life members’ function at the club’s new headquarters late next week.
“It’s been a big effort by the committee to get us where we are,” he said. “We’ve filled our junior teams across the board, have had 30 (senior) players who’ve said they’ll play and off the field, I think we’re quite strong.”
Spence launched pre-season training a month ago with a focus on the club’s long line of junior players training alongside their senior mentors.
“That’s been one of the most pleasing things — that the under-17s have trained with the seniors, which has worked very well,” he said.
“The senior players have been very engaging with the kids in terms of really welcoming them onboard and helping them to improve.
“The fact that concept is working so well has been a real plus.”
Lake View play Hannans in round 1 on October 13.