The sporty Hills has been given another reason to cheer with the official opening of the Arnold Avenue Reserve Sporting Complex at Kellyville.
The long-awaited complex includes two sports fields, two netball courts, a children’s playground plus an amenities building.
Rouse Hill Rams Cricket Club President, John Kozumplik said the addition of the new facility was “priceless”.
“Rouse Hill Rams Cricket Club is a club on the rise with increasing member numbers each season, and to have a quality facility in Arnold Avenue to provide a sporting venue for our players and members of the community is priceless … every new field means we can accommodate another 48 junior and senior members.”
General Manager of Hills Football Association, Kurt Johnson who was also at the official opening with Hills Shire Mayor Michelle Byrne said it provides much needed greenspace to both the Hills Spirit Football Club and the wider football community of the Hills.
“New facilities mean the local community has the ability to participate in organised sport that provides overall benefits to the wellbeing of our community,” he said.
Nagle Hills Spirit Netball Club Life Member, Emma Burgess said the sporting complex has allowed Nagle Hills Spirit Netball club to grow in a new area and secure its roots as a Hills club.
“Our wonderful members now have access to brand new facilities which enables our coaches to develop the skills of our players whilst ensuring a joyful and family orientated atmosphere is maintained.”
There are 72 local sports clubs and 6 associations in the Hills.
Hill Shire Mayor Michelle Byrne says she understands real need for more sporting fields in The Hills.
“We know our Shire is growing at a phenomenal rate and that’s why Council is working so hard now to prepare for the growth that’s coming in the next 10 to 15 years.
“We are doing everything we can to help our local sporting clubs as they grow, as well as become a more fit, healthy and active Shire.”
More sports fields are scheduled for the next few years (subject to land acquisition and other factors), including Balmoral Road Sports Complex in Kellyville, The Water Lane Reserve in Box Hill, Samantha Riley Drive Reserve and Stringer Road Reserve in North Kellyville.