DISABILITY SPORTS CENTRE FOR EXCELLENCE ANNOUNCED
The AFF is pleased to join Disability Sports Australia to announce a successful application through the NSW Office of Sport’s Centre of Excellence round one grant fund for a new facility to be built in partnership with Blacktown City Council on the Blacktown International Sports Park site in Western Sydney’s Rooty Hill.
The $30.5 million dollar project was led by Disability Sports Australia and Blacktown City Council and supported by several current Paralympic sports including Badminton, Boccia, Fencing, Goalball, Judo, Taekwondo and Volleyball. The project will enable the AFF work closely with Disability Sports Australia through their Sports Incubator to build capacity, gain participation and develop disability talent on the runway to the 2032 Games.
An important part of this grant was to establish the first of its kind, Disability Sports Centre of Excellent to allow for state, national and international training, and competition to take place. The larger project rebuild of Blacktown International Sports Park will allow for partnership with Western Sydney Health and Australian Catholic University to support high performance pathways.