Brisbane Broncos get ultimate edge thanks to new training HQ
23 February 2018
Joint release with:
Federal Member for Brisbane
Chief Executive Officer for Brisbane Broncos Ltd
- State-of-the-art upgrade for Bronco's training, admin and community facilities
- Facility has 24-hour publicly accessible areas including a bikeway and fitness park
- Turnbull Coalition Government invests $6.75 million in the project
The Brisbane Broncos should be primed for kick-off at the coming rugby league season thanks to a major upgrade of fitness and recovery facilities at club headquarters in Red Hill, Brisbane.
Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said the new Fulcher Road facilities were truly state-of-art.
“After watching the Broncos' outstanding win against the Titans in their NRL trial in my home town of Toowoomba, I'm sure the new the gym and recovery facilities will see players like Boyd and Milford fighting fit and edging out the competition this season,” Dr McVeigh said.
“The Broncos have a strong history here and it's great to see them giving back to locals with community facilities being constructed to encourage the locals to participate in sport and outdoor activities, and promote education programs.
“This project, strongly supported by the Coalition Government is also contributing to economic growth, creating 80 full-time positions during construction, and more than 100 on-going jobs.”
Federal Member for Brisbane Trevor Evans said the project would benefit the club as much as the community.
“The newly upgraded amenities, training field, physiotherapy and rehabilitation facilities, and fully equipped gym will help to ensure our players can perform at their best for many seasons to come,” Mr Evans said.
“During the Federal Election I fought for this project to include works that would directly benefit the wider community as well. This includes the rehabilitation of Ithaca Creek and improving the surrounding parklands and streetscapes.”
Brisbane Broncos Chief Executive Officer Paul White said right from the outset the Australian Government realised the importance of the project to the local community.
“We'd like to thank the Australian Government for the generous support they have provided in backing a project that provides the club's players, members and visitors with the high-standard facilities and surroundings they expect of one of the league's leading clubs,” Mr White said.
This project was jointly funded between the Australian Government ($6,749,785) and the Brisbane Broncos Ltd ($20,450,215).