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VenuesWest hosts new home for rugby in WA
Rugby in Western Australia has a new home with the recent opening of the Western Australian Rugby Centre in the Perth suburb Mt Claremont.
The new $17 million facility, which provides an administration centre for Rugby WA and the Western Force along with indoor training facilities, a gymnasium and change rooms, has been welcomed by Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett.
Premier Barnett recently stated "I am very excited about this (facility) and what it means for this State's rugby faithful.
"Along with $88 million in upgrades to nib Stadium, (this) could very well be a catalyst for our State becoming an even greater force in this growing sport."
WA Sport and Recreation Minister Terry Waldron believes that the facility is a major addition to the rapidly evolving high performance precinct at Mt Claremont's AK Reserve.
Minister Waldron also back the development, adding "When combined with Challenge Stadium and the UWA Sports Park, this trio of facilities provide a world-class sporting precinct to support West Australians' participation and achievement in sport at all levels."
Venueswest Chairman Graham Partridge is delighted to have rugby join the VenuesWest family, telling Australasian Leisure Management "we are very pleased with being given such a beautifully designed addition to the sports precinct.
"This is a first class venue allowing excellent integration and interaction between the administration areas for staff and training and the conditioning facilities for players."
The venue has a many green credentials, one of the ESD Components includes a large PV Cell system constructed on the roof of the facility.
The Facility contains:
• Multiple offices and large open plan administrational area;
• Multiple meetings room/combined staff player breakout area;
• Large Team Performance Area;
• Elite Change room area;
• Hydrotherapy and Shower Facilities;
• Strength and Conditioning Areas;
• Player Lounge;
• Video Room;
• Massage, Physiotherapy and Sports medicine Clinic for Western Force;
• Multifunction Media Room;
• Merchandising Retail Area;
• Secure Undercroft parking.
For more information go to www.venueswest.wa.gov.au
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