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New courts put extra bounce into Maroochydore netball complex

New courts put extra bounce into Maroochydore netball complex
May 1, 2018

Another 10 new high quality concrete acrylic surface netball courts at the Maroochydore Multi Sports Complex have been officially opened after playing a major role in securing the national NetFest event on the Sunshine Coast for 2018.

The complex now has 20 hard courts that will be used by a growing number of local and visiting netball players, including the up to 2,500 participants expected at NetFest, which runs from 4th to 7th October.

At the opening on 23rd April Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson joined Councillor Ted Hungerford and Sunshine Coast Lightning representatives to open the new courts.

Mayor Jamieson advised “netball is the top team sport in the country for women and girls and the interest continues to grow here on the Sunshine Coast with the success of our own national team in the Sunshine Coast Lightning.

“To have this facility attract a national mass participation event so soon after being completed shows what an asset it is for our community.

“It’s great to have courts of this standard for local players of all ages to hone their skills on.”

Councillor Ted Hungerford said the upgrades were part of a master plan for the complex, adding “this is a regional facility that caters for club and school netball teams as well as netball carnivals and events so this latest upgrade will benefit a lot of players.

“We have more development works planned for this complex that will provide a boost to other sports too.

“These include an extension of the Sunshine Coast Netball Association clubhouse, as well as new AFL change rooms and accommodation for AFL Queensland, coaches boxes with a supporting media area and an LED scoreboard.”

The project was jointly funded by council’s $237 million Capital Works Program and the Queensland Government under the Get Playing Plus Program.

Maroochydore Multi Sports Complex is home to the Sunshine Coast Netball Association.

Expansion details:

• Approx. 10,000 metre² of sports surfaced concrete 
• Eight new shade structures to benefit players and coaches
• All 20 courts will be used at once at use at least three times each week
• Extra hard courts allow clubs and schools to condense competitions into shorter timeframes
• The courts meet the Australian Netball National Facility Guidelines

NetFest will be held at the Maroochydore Multi-Sport Complex and Mooloolaba Beach from 4th to 7th October.

It is open to all players 18 years and over, and attracts more than 2500 participants from all over Australia and New Zealand. 

Images courtesy of Sunshine Coast Council.

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