ANDREW Barr and Shane Rattenbury have officially opened the Lyneham Beach Sports Facility.
“The new multi-purpose facility will be operated by Volleyball ACT, and will cater for a large number of sports and activities in addition to volleyball, including football, netball, rugby, touch football and boot camps,” Andrew said.
Shane said the addition of the Lyneham Beach Sports Facility to Canberra’s sporting landscape increases the variety of sports on offer in the ACT.
“This facility provides another opportunity for Canberrans to get active outdoors, and try a different version of sports they know and love or having a go at something new,” Shane said.
“This facility will not only provide Canberrans with more opportunities to engage in sport and recreation activities but it will also serve as a useful alternative training facility for many sports.
Volleyball ACT CEO Andrew Crozier said the Lyneham Beach Sports Facility is a welcome boost for the sport and will attract new players to the sport.
“This is great for volleyball in the ACT, as it gives us an opportunity to grow beach volleyball in the ACT. In addition, the facility gives other sports the chance to offer their members something different.
“I’m also looking forward to being able to attract major events and elite players to Canberra to enjoy this facility. We’ll be working closely with Volleyball Australia as well as other peak sporting organisations to ensure the new facility is used to its full potential.
The facility will be used for the first time this weekend when the 50th Good Neighbour Volleyball Tournament is held. This year’s event has attracted over 1,000 players to Canberra and will for the first time in its history, include a beach volleyball competition.