Wan­der­ers’ new home ground a ‘game changer’

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - - Jil­lian McKee

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.

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