Rosny Park wins AFL training centre

ROSNY Parklands, on the site of the old Rosny Golf Course, has been selected by the Tasmanian Government as the preferred location for a high-performance training and administration facility to be utilised by a new Tasmanian AFL club.

The site will include facilities for coaching, administrative and support staff as well as two full-sized AFL ovals.

Clarence Mayor Brendan Blomeley said the facility would provide opportunities for further parkland development in Rosny.

“This new space provides council the opportunity to design the parkland space around the centre and through our City Heart plan,” he said.

“We can build something truly wonderful for our community that will be a source of pride for generations.”

Tasmanian Football Club chair Grant O’Brien said the facility would be a critical piece of infrastructure for Tasmania’s AFL Club.

“As a club, we support the Tasmanian Government’s assessment of Rosny Parklands as the preferred location for this development,” he said.

“This facility will be essential to the operations of the club and will create significant social and economic benefit for the local community.

“The Club looks forward to working with the Clarence City Council to finalise the terms of a formal agreement and proceed to appropriate planning.”

There was significant interest from several municipalities to be the preferred location of the facility.

“The interest from multiple councils, including Clarence and Kingborough, in being the host municipality of the facility clearly shows that they understand the benefits that the AFL Club will bring,” Mr O’Brien said.

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