May 8, 2019

Media Releases – Labor to fund Leichhardt Wanderers Gym and Storage Shed – Wednesday, 8 May 2019

A Shorten Labor Government would deliver $70 000 to construct a new gym and storage facility for the Leichhardt Wanderers sporting club at their home ground of Blackmore Oval in Leichhardt.

This historic club has a large and growing membership base of 1000 junior players made up of 20 rugby league teams as well as 23 cricket and 60 netball teams.

The Club has a long and proud track record of engaging local children and young people in community sport.

This funding will pay for the construction of a new space to meet the training and storage needs of this growing community club.

The new facility will:

  • Allow children aged from 8 to 18, and open age players, to the make use of gym equipment in a safe, supervised environment.
  • Provide a space for age appropriate equipment, provided by the club, including cardio machines, boxing and other aerobic equipment and free weights.
  • Provide an alternative training option for players when the sporting grounds are closed or unavailable as well as off season training.

Established in 1911, the Wanderers are one of the oldest junior rugby league clubs in Australia.

The Club has produced many outstanding sports people including the Wests Tigers Robbie Farah and Luke Brooks.

This investment will help to make sure the Club’s long term home base of Blackmore Oval can continue to be used for generations to come.