New training facility for GWS Giants officially launched at Sydney Olympic Park
08 May 2013
The Greater Western Sydney Giants took to their new training field at Sydney Olympic Park for the first time, after being officially opened by the NSW Minister for Sport and Recreation Graham Annesley and AFL Chief Executive Andrew Demetriou.
The new multi-million dollar training facility will include high performance facilities as well as the already completed new field officially launched as the Tom Wills Oval.
“For the history buffs Tom Wills was born in NSW and it is fitting the man who is credited as one of the founders of the game is honoured in such a way,” Mr Annesley said.
“I congratulate the Sydney Olympic Park Authority on the development of this magnificent facility which will not only benefit the GWS Giants but also the community of Greater Western Sydney,” Mr Annesley added.
A part of the training complex will be used as a community playing field in line with the Sydney Olympic Park Master Plan 2030, which guides all development at the Park.
Andrew Demetriou, CEO AFL, said “This next step in the Giants’ journey is a vitally important one as it guarantees the club’s long-term growth here in Sydney while ensuring the team benefits from some of the best facilities in the country."
“We thank the NSW Government for their investment in making this training oval a reality and for their continued support of the Giants and indeed Australian football in NSW,” Mr Demetriou added.