New courts to provide sporting fun

BELLERIVE Primary School has completed an upgrade of its sports courts, with there being significant benefits for the school and community.

The courts were fully funded by the school at a cost of approximately $500,000 and include an eight-lane running track as well as provision for basketball, netball, futsal, tennis, hotshots and handball matches.

Tiered seating was also constructed for spectator viewing of matches.

“The new courts will be used for school and community physical education, sport, play and recreational opportunities, and will provide many benefits with individual’s fitness and fun, as well as provide families with a quality facility to enjoy time together,” Bellerive Primary School principal Steven Hay said.

Bellerive Primary students have thoroughly enjoyed the new courts and the opportunities they provide.

“I think the sports courts are good to play on – way better than the old courts we used to have,” year six student Ava Triffett said.

“The courts are better for safety and they are less crowded than before.”

Year six student Lily Towns said they had made the school better than ever.

“Everyone is ecstatic about our brand new sports courts and new basketball and netball hoops,” she said.

“The surface is much safer and provides more fun no matter what your sport preference is.”

The next stage of the development of the sports courts will be the landscaping which will be completed in term one this year.

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