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Aquadome Named SA Facility of the Year

Aquadome Named SA Facility of the Year
August 27, 2010

Playford Council and the YMCA of South Australia's Elizabeth Aquadome redevelopment has received the Facility Award in South Australia's 2010 be active recreation and sport industry awards.

In announcing the award, South Australia's Recreation and Sport Minister Michael Wright said the redevelopment project showed a well-planned approach to meeting community need for the region.

The Aquadome provides aquatic and recreation facilities including a crèche, a gym and a community room, while aiming to be environmentally sustainable.

Minister Wright explained "these awards give us a chance to recognise such groups, often run by volunteers, that consistently demonstrate exemplary leadership and vision.

"Well managed active recreation and sport engages and motivates people. The result is cohesive communities that are connected, and empowered with capacity."

The be-active Recreation and Sport Industry Awards are a biannual event coordinated by South Australiaâs Office for Recreation and Sport. The awards aim to recognise outstanding achievements and celebrate the vital role that sport, outdoor recreation, community recreation and fitness organisations play in building active, healthy communities.

Other winners included:

• Minister's Award for Excellence: Touch Football SA - Establishing new Regional Clubs
• Industry Award for Management: North East Metro Junior Football Association - Sustainable competition
• Volunteer Management Award: Magill Little Athletics Centre - Sharing the Load
• Inclusion Initiative Award: Port Adelaide Athletic Club - Active for Life Community Fitness Program
• Professional Development or Pathways Award: AUSTSWIM - Indigenous AUSTSWIM leaders
• Excellence in Youth Engagement Award: Skate SA - Face Off Up North (Street Hockey)
• Excellence in Regional and Remote Development Award: Touch Football SA - Establishing new

Regional Clubs

• Event Award: City-Bay Fun Run Committee - 2009 City to Bay Fun Run
• Building Communities Award: Grange Lawn Tennis Club - Advantage Refugees â Grange Tennis

Bridging Program
• be active Award for Community Physical Activity Initiatives: Orroroo Community Gym Inc - Orroroo Community Gym
• be active Award for Workplace Physical Activity Initiatives: Safework SA - Physical Activity in the Workplace.


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