Blacktown International Sportspark expands cricket practice facilities
Blacktown International Sportspark Sydney is expanding its first class and international cricket training facilities with its Outdoor Practice Centre currently undergoing a series of renovations.
The wicket renovations will also include a hybrid spin wicket, the first to exist in NSW and only the second to exist within Australia. This wicket is crucial for spin bowlers and wicket keepers in their preparation for sub-continent games.
The hybrid spin wicket has been commissioned in partnership with Cricket Australia and combines synthetic grass with clay wicket soil.
Blacktown City Mayor Stephen Bali is proud that Blacktown is leading the way in training facilities for elite athletes, commenting “Blacktown City is proud to be a sporting city, and our wicket renovations are the first in a series of community assets which will cement the Sportspark as an international training destination of choice by elite teams.”
The training facilities are expected to attract a range of state, national and international sides to improve their international performance. An under 19s team from Canada will tour the Sportspark later this month.
Once complete, the number of practice wickets at the Sportspark will increase from 18 to 24.
After these renovations, Blacktown City Council (through Blacktown Venue Management) will manage 59 wickets in total, including 36 practice wickets across both the Sportspark and Joe McAleer Oval.
This is the largest number of first class practice wickets in NSW.
Image: Renovations underway at Blacktown International Sportspark's Outdoor Practice Centre.
12th January 2017 - BLACKTOWN AQUATIC CENTRES HELP WESTERN SYDNEY RESIDENTS BEAT THE HEAT
8th December 2016 - LANDMARK STUDY FINDS SPORT STRUGGLING TO KEEP YOUTH ENGAGED
22nd November 2016 - BLACKTOWN CITY COUNCIL SIGNS ON WITH SPORT NSW
8th September 2016 - WIMBLEDON CHAMPION OPENS NEW BLACKTOWN TENNIS CENTRE
4th May 2016 - BLACKTOWN CITY COUNCIL BUDGET BACKS SPORT VENUES
12th September 2015 - WESTERN SYDNEY WANDERERS TO BE KEY PART OF EXPANDED BLACKTOWN FOOTBALL PARK
21st January 2015 - CRICKET NSW PLANS TURNKEY CRICKET AND COMMUNITY CENTRES ACROSS THE STATE
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
PulseTec Solutions is a leading provider of software systems and solutions to the health and fitness industry for more than a decade. Our key products and services include ClientConnect studio and…read more
HTS Group Ltd provides a complete design, system integration, installation and maintenance package to the transportation, traffic engineering, parking and sports timing industries in New Zealand,…read more
HQH Fitness is an international company that specialises in improving the health, fitness and wellness of people everywhere. We are the South Pacific distributors for Total Gym/GRAVITY Education and…read more
Summit Fitness Equipment is now part of NovoFit - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/novofit/read more
AQUASPIN™ - Aqua Cycling Aquaspin™’s sessions have been specially designed by our Master Trainer to be challenging yet fun group cycling sessions. Each session is tailored to…read more
As of the 1st July 2018, Enta Australasia Pty Ltd/Best Union has been rebranded as VIVATICKET Pty Ltd. 19th July 2018 - ENTA AUSTRALASIA REBRANDS AS VIVATICKET 17th October 2016…read more
Les Mills Asia Pacific Les Mills Asia Pacific (LMAP) have been setting the benchmark for providing professional fitness solutions across Australia and South East Asia since 1996. Our world renowned…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!