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Fos Williams Family Stand refurbishments nearly complete ahead of annual Family Day trial

Alex Thompson   February 10, 2016 10:35 AM

The Fos Williams Family Stand at Alberton Oval [pic:]

The Fos Williams Family Stand at Alberton Oval [pic:]

PORT ADELAIDE'S hailed Fos Williams Family Grandstand will be open for use on its annual Family Day this Friday 12 February following extensive refurbishments to preserve a building significant both to the club and the Williams Family.

Built in 1903 and named in honour of the nine-time premiership coach Fos Williams, the grandstand has undergone significant repairs to restore its look of heritage and history.

Asbestos has been removed, the external facades have been repaired, and old walls have been replaced while keeping the original stonework construction intact.

Further improvements included waterproofing, rendering and upgrades to the air conditioning and toilets.

While some minor finishing touches remain to be completed, the stand will be reopened for Friday’s Family Day for spectator seating along with the nearby Robert B. Quinn Stand during the internal trial game.


Flagpoles have been added to the Williams Stand in a throwback to its original 1903 construction (below)

The trial game will start at 5:00pm, with stalls and other entertainment for children opening from 4:00pm.

A player signing session will follow the trial game.

Entry is a gold coin donation donated to Port Adelaide’s Community Youth Program.

Port Adelaide Family Day

Alberton Oval
Queen Street, Alberton
Gates: 4:00pm
First bounce: 5:00pm
Gold coin entry


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