Sydney’s iconic Academy of Sport and Recreation at Narrabeen is set to undergo a $1.2 million makeover of the athletics track surface, grand stand and amenities which will benefit tens of thousands of local and visting athletes.
Minster for Sport, Stuart Ayres said the NSW Government is investing in this significant overhaul one of Sydney’s oldest athletic facilities to benefit thousands of grassroots and high performance athletes who use the facility each year.
“The Narrabeen Track is part of the success story of many of Australia’s most prominent athletes, including Olympians Melinda Gainsford Taylor and Analise Ruby,” Mr Ayres said.
“More than 100,000 people visit the track each year including around 90 school groups for athletic carnivals, and junior groups for training and Little Athletics.
“Australia’s Invictus Games Team, National Wheelchair Games athletes, the NSW Special Olympics team, and the Australian Men’s and Women’s Rugby Sevens Teams also regularly use this facility for high performance training.”
Narrabeen Athletics Track was developed as a staging camp for Australia’s Olympic Team for the 1960 Games and the facility can accomodate 450 people, and offers additional facilities for tennis, basketball, cricket and swimming.
“The modernization of this track and facilities will instill a new sense of pride in athletes at all levels from visiting school groups to high performance athletes when it opens early next year,” Minister Ayres said.
The $1.2 million upgrade of Narrabeen Athletics Track is set to commence in coming weeks and is due for completion in March 2018.
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