“Disgusting Act” causes major damage to Gold Coast sports field

Investigations are underway after allegations footballers celebrating their grand final win caused tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage to a Gold Coast sports field over the weekend.

Photos emerged online on Monday, showing Salk Oval at Palm Beach torn to shreds by hoons doing doughnuts.

President of the Palm Beach Currumbin Sports Club, Nick Cappelleri, took to Facebook this morning, to condemn the “mindless and disgusting act”.


“On behalf of the Palm Beach Currumbin Sports Club, I regret to advise that early on Sunday morning, I was notified that a section of Salk Oval had been vandalised by what appeared to be a motor vehicle entering the field and causing noticeable damage to the centre playing area,” Mr Cappelleri wrote.

“As the PBCSC has no jurisdiction over the oval/playing area and consequently anyone that enters the area, we are relying on the Police and/or Gold Coast City Council to drive the investigation in conjunction with the relevant stakeholders.”

In the post, Mr Cappelleri expressed his empathy to the Palm Beach Currumbin Cricket Club, who share the oval with the football club.

“We do however hold a strong vested interest in our affiliated clubs that use the oval and express our out-and-out empathy to our Palm Beach Currumbin Cricket Club who are most affected by this terrible malicious act,” he said.

“I would like to reinforce that PBCSC totally condemns this mindless and disgusting act and wherever possible, will provide its full support in the investigation and apprehension of the offenders.”

Local media say the damage bill is estimated to cost around $60,000.

Gold Coast Police confirmed to myGC that as of 2.30pm on Monday, no official complaint had been made.