PLAYERS and supporters of the Manning Football Club cannot wait to move into the new Manning Community Centre next month.
The $17 million project includes the relocated Manning Library, a community hall, Manning Child Health Clinic, Moorditj Keila Aboriginal Group, a sporting clubroom to house the football club and an early years centre that will be the home of the Manning Toy Library and a new Manning Playgroup Association.
Manning Football Club head of strategy Asha Stabback said the centre would help the club strengthen its brand.
“It will help us create a stronger presence in the community; some people don’t realise that the juniors (Manning Rippers Junior Football Club) and seniors are all part of one club,” she said.
“The turf has been redone on James Miller Oval and it has been modified so it’s closer to the grandstand. We will be able to share the oval with Perth Blitz during training nights too.
“This is a massively important moment for our club and it will help our future plans to create a community feel around the club.”
City of South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty said it was a fantastic community facility and she encouraged people to come along to the open day next month and find out about the organisations that use it.
“At $17 million this is the largest project the City has invested in,” she said.
“Both Lotterywest and the Department of Sport and Recreation contributed funding to this venue and I thank everyone who has been involved in the journey of this truly wonderful project and fantastic community facility.”
What: Manning Community Centre Open Day
When: February 11, 3pm to 6pm
Where: Manning Community Centre: 2 Conochie Crescent, Manning
Why: A chance for people to enjoy family activities and check out the new facility