Manning FC raring to move into new premises at community centre

Olly Hurst (Head of Members and Coach Manning Rippers FC) with players from Manning Rippers FC who will call the new Manning Community Centre their home ground Picture: Marie Nirme www.communitypix.com.au   d464476
The brand new Manning Community Centre.  Picture: Marie Nirme www.communitypix.com.au   d464476
The brand new Manning Community Centre
The brand new Manning Community Centre
City of South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty with players from Manning Rippers FC who will call the new Manning Community Centre their home ground Picture: Marie Nirme www.communitypix.com.au   d464476
Olly Hurst (Head of Members and Coach Manning Rippers FC) with players from Manning Rippers FC who will call the new Manning Community Centre their home ground Picture: Marie Nirme www.communitypix.com.au d464476 The brand new Manning Community Centre. Picture: Marie Nirme www.communitypix.com.au d464476 The brand new Manning Community Centre The brand new Manning Community Centre City of South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty with players from Manning Rippers FC who will call the new Manning Community Centre their home ground Picture: Marie Nirme www.communitypix.com.au d464476

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.

MORE: Woman drives car into Swan River

MORE: Perth boy Trent Sainsbury joins one of the biggest soccer clubs in the world

MORE: ALDI announces 14 news stores across Perth

“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