A message to South Australian sporting clubs and associations

Copper thieves are targeting light towers at sporting facilties.

Over the past month, a number of community sporting clubs  and venues have been the target of thieves stripping copper wiring from light towers. Not only does this result in a large financial cost to repair the light towers, it also deprives South Australian's the opportunity to take part in their chosen sport in non-daylight hours resulting in a number of clubs unable to conduct weekly training sessions.

We ask the sporting fraternity to remain vigilant and ensure their security procedures are up to date. These security measures can include the use of CCTV surveillance, provide appropriate lighting where possible, monitor site activity  and build upon the relationships forged with local community and neighbours. If you witness any suspicious behaviour at your local sporting facility please contact South Australia Police on 131 444 and the venue.