Today I turned the first sod at the $19 million Canberra District Rugby League Centre of Excellence and Community Hub.
The ACT Government committed $5 million to the state of the art, high performance training facility while the remaining was jointly funded by Canberra District Rugby League and $4 million from the NSW Government.
This facility—while providing a new home for the Canberra Raiders—will also significantly enhance programs for women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and junior players across the ACT and southern NSW.
Features of the new facility include elite level training and rehabilitation spaces, administrative offices and community rooms.
This will benefit not only elite athletes but the broader rugby league community by hosting grass roots rugby league, school coaching clinics, ACT and school touch football competitions, community coaching programs and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carnivals.
Facilities like these are so important to help encourage our kids to stay active and provide a stepping stone for young Canberrans with dreams to progress their sporting careers.
The Canberra District Rugby League Centre of Excellence and Community Hub will be among some of the best facilities in the NRL.
Construction is due to be complete by early 2019.
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