NRL WA Announce new High Performance Centre
Story by Edward Nixon
Photo by Nancye Perrin
NRL WA has announced Gloucester Park as their new Home of High Performance and Game Development Programs for the next three years.
Having previously shared facilities with the Fremantle Roosters RLC, the State Teams and Cash Converters West Coast Pirates will have their own training facility as of the 2018 season.
Picture L-R Pirate Bow Stein, Gloucester Park CEO Mr. Michael Radley, NRL WA General Manager Mr. John Sackson & Pirate Ollie Callan
As part of the agreement, NRL WA will be provided with full access to training Fields, Gym, Medical Rooms and Educational Office Space- something Chief Executive John Sackson says will help to grow the sport in Western Australia.
“We are very excited about our new alliance with Gloucester Park and what it can do for the ongoing development of Rugby League in WA,” he said.
“To be able to establish a High Performance base for our Male and Female Cash Converters West Coast programs and our WA State representative teams in such a central sporting precinct location is a significant leap forward for our code in this state.”
Gloucester Park CEO, Mr Michael Radley, said “We are looking forward to forging a great partnership with NRL WA, which should be beneficial to both our club and rugby league on many levels”
“John Sackson and his NRL WA team have done a great job growing the game here in WA and hopefully our new partnership will add to their efforts” he said.
Gloucester Park will host the NRL WA season launch, as well as a pre-game function ahead of the March 10 NRL Double-Header at Optus Stadium.