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Shane Warne celebrated at R G Chisholm Reserve

The sports oval within R G Chisholm Reserve has officially been unveiled as the Shane Warne Oval.

Friends and family of the late cricketing great joined members of the Bayside community to celebrate the occasion at a ceremony on Sunday.

A joint submission from East Sandringham Cricket Club and the East Sandringham Junior Football Club to name the sports oval was approved by Council in August.

Warne, who grew up in Black Rock and maintained a connection with the Bayside area throughout his life, played cricket and Aussie Rules as a junior at the oval within R G Chisholm Reserve.

People standing in front of Shane Warne Oval sign

Bayside Mayor, Cr Hanna El Mouallem was joined by Shane Warne’s father, Keith, and East Sandringham Cricket Club President Scott Campbell in speaking at the unveiling.

Cr El Mouallem said it was an easy decision for Council to accept the proposal to name the oval given Shane’s incredible career and connection to the Bayside area.

“Shane was a lifelong member of our community, and the naming of the oval in his honour is a fantastic tribute to a true Australian sporting icon, but more importantly his contribution to charity and people in need through his well-established charity,” said Cr El Mouallem.

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