$15m secured for Hunter Trampoline Centre of Excellence
Artist image of announced Trampoline Centre of Excellence
Gymnastics NSW welcomes the announcement of a $15m investment by the NSW Government for the building of the Trampoline Centre of Excellence.
The project is part of Lake Macquarie Council’s expansion of the Hunter Sports Centre, and will be a dedicated Centre of Excellence for Trampoline Gymnastics.
In his announcement via social media, Mr Greg Piper, State Member for Lake Macquarie stated;
“The trampoline and gymnastics centre is part of a broader Lake Macquarie City Council plan to expand the popular sports hub. My thanks to the Minister and the State Government for this investment in our area.”
The state-of-the-art centre will have a 12-metre ceiling height, seating for 450 spectators, audio visual equipment for training purposes and a 1,500-square-metre arena equipped with six above ground and four in ground trampolines, two double mini trampolines, two tumbling strips, a foam pit and warm-up area.
Hunter Sports Centre General Manager, Mr Colin Southworth thanks the NSW Government for their support of the region and sport of gymnastics.
“Gymnastics is an essential movement sport, with over one million young people enjoying gymnastics across Australia. Hunter has long been one of our nation’s largest clubs; however, we have been limited by our physical size. We can’t wait to be able to welcome more confident, capable young people enjoying the diverse benefits of this fantastic sport,“ he said.
NSW Chief Executive Mr Aaron Bloomfield notes that the investment will increase grassroots participation and revolutionise Trampoline High Performance in the region.
“The Hunter region has been a leader in the trampoline community for many years. Home to Olympians, World Championship medallists and passionate, talented coaches; we could not be happier to hear that trampoline has a new home in the Hunter,” said Mr Bloomfield.
Gymnastics NSW thanks the Lake Macquarie Council and the NSW Government for their support.
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