Cairns Stingrays Swimming Club celebrated the official opening of their new gymnasium and outdoor training facility
Member for Cairns Rob Pyne attended the official opening and congratulated the club for opening-up more sporting opportunities to the community.
Mr Pyne said the Queensland Government had contributed almost $88,000 towards the construction of the gym and outdoor undercover training area.
“The new gymnasium and training facilities will not only benefit the Cairns Stingrays Swimming Club, but also the Mud Crabs Senior Swim Club and the general public who use the venue,” Mr Pyne said.
“These facilities will also be made available for use by physiotherapists, emergency services personnel, armed forces personnel, schools and community groups and will be a great improvement to the club.”
The facilities were funded through the Get Playing program – part of the Get in the Game initiative to support grassroots sport and recreation.
There are four funding programs that provide clubs with better resources, equipment and facilities as well as giving children who might not otherwise be able to afford it, the opportunity to play sport.
Mr Pyne said he was sure the community would take advantage of the new facilities.
“Anything that encourages greater participation in sport is to be warmly welcomed,” he said.
“The Woree Pool has really become a major sporting hub for the Cairns community and it is great to see its facilities continue to grow.”
For more information on Get in the Game, visit www.npsr.qld.gov.au