From Mighty Eagles Home Page BROOKVALE OVAL LIGHTS UP Media Release - Minister for Health And Ageing Tony Abbot MHR $1 MILLION FOR BROOKVALE OVAL Tony Abbott today announced that the Commonwealth Government will contribute $1 million towards the upgrade of Brookvale Oval. Funding from the Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, which has responsibility for Commonwealth sports programs, will be used for the installation of new ?television standard? lighting at the oval. Mr Abbott said that the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles are an important part of the local community and that the funding will help to improve the Peninsula?s premier sports venue. The Executive Chairman of the Manly Sea Eagles Ltd, Mr Paul Cummings, said the grant announced by Mr Abbott was a massive boost to sports fans on the northern beaches. "Having lighting necessary for the televising and playing of night football is a criteria for Manly to be in the prestigious National Rugby League. "This funding allows Brookvale Oval to be further enhanced as one of the traditional suburban grounds in the competition. We thank Tony for fulfilling a promise he made last year to the Sea Eagles and its thousands of supporters," Mr Cummings said. Top news .