Neale Daniher pavilion taking shape

The Neale Daniher Community and Sports Pavilion is taking shape. (Supplied)

Michaela Meade

The Neale Daniher Community and Sports Pavilion at Assumption College in Kilmore is taking shape.

The pavilion has been named in honour of the school’s “much-loved” alumnus, AFL star and co-founder and patron of Fight MND, Neale Daniher AM.

The $5 million project will deliver a state-of-the-art contemporary building for students, and despite extreme weather and numerous lockdowns, the pavilion’s construction has progressed significantly since the official sod turn in February, 2021, according to the school.

Principal Kate Fogarty said the progress was great for both the school and wider community.

“In just a short time the architectural design and drawings have come to life and are no longer a strategic vision on a piece of paper,” Ms Fogarty said.

“Our community will now be able to get a real sense of just how this wonderful structure will be a big part of the community once complete.”

Ms Fogarty said the pavilion will be a space for all to use, once it is finished.

“This premier facility is one that can be utilised by local groups, service clubs, primary schools, community groups and local industries,” she said.

“When complete, our Old Collegians, friends and businesses will be able to meet together for functions, social occasions and reunions.

“Once complete, the pavilion will include a Hall of Excellence, change and visitor rooms, grandstand, umpire spaces, multipurpose communal area, function centre seating 200 people, warm up spaces, equipment storage facilities as well as having plaques telling Daniher’s story.”

The pavilion is situated in the heart of the Assumption College precinct, and will serve as a premier sports facility and key space for significant community occasions.

The building is on track to be completed in late October.