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Oakleigh Park               

OAKLEIGH Park. Home of the Kookas. Rival South Coast Clubs hate coming here to face the Kookas, because they know it spells impending doom.

All senior and junior sides use Oakleigh Park for training, while our first and second grade sides are lucky to call the ground their home for competition matches.

Our junior and third and fourth grade sides use 'The House of Pain', King Memorial Park and the newly-renovated Jock Brown Oval as their homes for competition games.

The facilities at Oakleigh Park are top notch, including three practice nets and the yet-to-be-named grandstand, which seats at least 50.

This work is thanks to father and son curator team, Harry and Mark Honeysett, who are both Life Members of the Kookas. 

Oakleigh Park hosts more than cricket matches - the Illawarra Academy of Sport uses the venue for training every month and the Kookas' annual Christmas party is also held at the ground.

The dressing rooms at Oakleigh Park are home sweet home for the Kookas’ first and second grade sides since 1982 – and they have been made all the more sweeter thanks to a new paint job by club legend Mark Honeysett. 

In 2004-05, Honeysett, a sign writer by trade, took up roller and paintbrush to give the Kookas’ nest a new look.

The result is a brilliant dark maroon paint job that has drawn rave reviews from all the Kookas who have seen it. 

Honeysett has also hung a sign from the wall next to the dressing room’s exit featuring the slogan ‘Never, never, never give up’ in bold white print and the head of the Kookas’ mascot. 




Harry Honeysett

Mark Honeysett



Oakleigh Park - A pictorial history

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October 1, 1981. October 30, 1981. December 23, 1981.
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March 20, 1982. March 20, 1982. September 12, 1982.
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September 12, 1982. Buildings 1982. Buildings 1982.
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The start of the extensive dressing room facelift.