Bruce Oval new home for local and rural rugby league talent

The ACT Government and the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) are supporting local and rural sporting teams through a new partnership for use of Bruce Oval sporting precinct.

Minister for Sport and Recreation Yvette Berry said the agreement between CIT and NSWRL is about supporting grassroots sporting teams.

“Bruce Oval will now give local Canberra teams a home ground to play on, while also ensuring teams from regional NSW have access to a high-performance training facility,” Minister Berry said.

“Canberrans have a great passion for sport – both in participation and as fans. And we’re lucky to be able to be so connected with our elite teams. Particularly for Canberra’s young people to see what they can be, follow their aspirations.”

“The government supports participation at all levels of sport and it’s great to be announcing this facility together as a place for the community to come together.”

The facility will be used by the Belconnen Sharks senior club, Monaro representative teams, as well as the Score Raiders.

NSWRL Chief Executive David Trodden said the organisation, which is responsible for more than 100,000 registered grassroots Rugby League participants across NSW and ACT, is thrilled with the new partnership, that enables the continued use of the high performance Bruce Oval sporting precinct for local and regional sporting teams in the Canberra area.

“It is a great outcome for the local sporting community to be able to have access to sporting facility that was until recently the home of the successful Canberra Raiders NRL team,” Trodden said.

“Most importantly, it ensures people in regional NSW have access to the same standard of high performance facilities that people in metropolitan Sydney have.”

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