Wanderers’ new home ground a ‘game changer’
Clubs have praised the development of a high-performance centre at Blacktown International Sportspark.
The Western Sydney Wanderers are leading the support, announcing on Friday they would be based at the Rooty Hill park.
The club has been involved in developing future stages of the park, including first-class turf football fields, a floodlit synthetic field and offices.
Wanderers chairman Paul Lederer said the centre would be an asset to western Sydney.
“We want to build a worldclass facility that is the best in the world, this will be a game changer,” Mr Lederer said.
Blacktown District Soccer Football Association chief executive Jack Taylor said the club would benefit from the office and recovery facilities.
“We currently travel far and wide for recovery and hydrotherapy sessions, having these facilities in Blacktown would be fabulous,” he said.
Softball NSW currently uses the softball fields at the centre and was looking forward to the high-performance centre.
General manager Cathy Kerr said Softball NSW supported the upgrade.
“We could really use the … corporate facilities, we have annual functions and meetings which can no longer fit in our current rooms,” Mrs Kerr said.