SPORTING infrastructure around Bathurst is to be named after local identities.
At its recent policy committee meeting, Bathurst Regional Council resolved to give new names to three facilities that will honour people who had a positive impact on the community.
The number 2 field at Ann Ashwood Park will be named the John Maynard Field, following a request to council from the Bathurst Bulldogs Rugby Club.
Mr Maynard had a long association with the Bulldogs, having served as the club’s president. He is also one of Bathurst’s Living Legends.
The newly constructed rugby league complex on Hereford Street will be known as the Jack Arrow Sporting Complex, while the clubhouse and grandstand the will be named the Dawson Holden Clubhouse.
These names were requested by the St Patrick’s Rugby League Club.
Mr Arrow, who died in 2010, was a captain of St Pat’s and a life member of the club.
In 2008 the club named the main oval at the former St Pat’s Club after him, and in February this year council approved the name Jacks Close for a new cul-de-sac to run off Gilmour Street in Kelso.
The name of the new clubhouse recognises St Pat's stalwarts Neville Dawson and Terry Holden.