WAN­DER­ERS BUILD THEIR HQ

SPORT­SPARK BE­COMES THEIR PER­MA­NENT HQ

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

BLACK­TOWN Coun­cil has an­nounced Western Syd­ney Wan­der­ers will of­fi­cially make Black­town In­ter­na­tional Sport­spark the club’s head­quar­ters this year.

The coun­cil has been work­ing with the Wan­der­ers over the past few years to cre­ate a state-of-the-art train­ing com­plex at Rooty Hill sports venue.

In Septem­ber, The Stan­dard re­ported the Wan­der­ers would call the Rooty Hill ground their of­fi­cial train­ing base from 2016.

But Black­town Act­ing Mayor Jac­que­line

the Don­ald­son said the sport­spark would be mov­ing to be­come the “real” home of the Wan­der­ers.

“We are mov­ing from be­ing the spir­i­tual home of the Wan­der­ers to be­ing the Wan­der­ers HQ,” Ms Don­ald­son said.

“Work has al­ready started to de­velop a state-of-the-art train­ing fa­cil­ity, youth academy and club­house – a real home for the Wan­der­ers’ play­ers and staff.

“Black­town In­ter­na­tional Sport­spark is the per­fect lo­ca­tion for the Wan­der­ers. It’s in the heart of western Syd­ney and sur­rounded by a range of high-qual­ity sport­ing fa­cil­i­ties.”

Wan­der­ers chair­man Paul Led­erer was ex­cited.

“I am de­lighted we have the op­por­tu­nity to set down per­ma­nent roots in Black­town and cre­ate a base that will be an in­cred­i­ble as­set to western Syd­ney,” he said.

Pic­ture: PHIL HILL­YARD

The Wan­der­ers warm up for train­ing at Black­town In­ter­na­tional Sport­spark.

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