Recreation Centre Official Opening

Published on Monday, 21 December 2020 at 8:00:00 AM

It has been a long time coming but he effort and hard work that has gone into this Recreation Centre has been well worth it. with the Shire of Toodyay recently celebrating the Official Opening of The Toodyay Recreation Centre on Saturday, 21 November.

The community now has an amazing facility available for everyone.

The day opened with a number of sporting clinics and it was delightful to see young and older community members take full advantage of the elite new sporting facilities now on offer.

The Shire would like to acknowledge our fantastic sporting clubs who paired up with representatives from Tennis West, Netball WA, State Basketball League, Swimming WA and current Hockeyroo Jocelyn Bartram to run a range of free sporting clinics.

The enthusiasm and genuine care our tennis, netball, hockey, swimming, and basketball sporting clubs demonstrated gave our kids the opportunity to learn from the best. In an historic day for the township it was great to see the Toodyay community come together and enjoy such a memorable day.

After a moving Welcome to Country delivered by Sharmaine Miles, together, Hon Steve Irons MP, Darren West MLC and Shire President, Cr Rosemary Madasci unveiled a plaque acknowledging those who helped deliver the centre. The $14 million project – decades in the making – was funded by the Shire of Toodyay, Federal and State governments, Bendigo Bank and the local community collectively.

Winners of the ’Fill in, Win & Swim’ competition were drawn and three lucky families won season passes to the pool. Representatives of two of the winning families were present at the opening to accept their passes.

Clublinks is managing the venue, adding to a portfolio which already includes WA’s internationally-recognised The Cut golf course.

Overseeing the activity on the ground is Venue Manager Beck Foulkes-Taylor, who has 15 years of experience in the sport and recreation industry behind her, and a busy future in Toodyay ahead of her if the constant traffic through the centre so far is any indication.

The Aquatic Centre has proven particularly popular, with Clublinks aiming to take it from strength to strength as time goes on.

“From the day we opened, there has been a high demand for swim programs and swim squad, we’re also working on introducing aqua aerobics and other activities in 2021,” says Foulkes-Taylor, who believes the entire venue is a much-needed recreational and sporting space for locals.

Based on the community’s response to date, Toodyay couldn’t agree more.

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