01 Nov Club is pumping
Member for Monaro John Barilaro joined the Queanbeyan Whites Rugby Union Club on Thursday to officially open the club’s new strength and conditioning facility.
The $400,000 project at Campese Oval saw the construction of a new building, boasting a women’s change room, toilets, a weights room and gym and a new storage room for the club.
“It is great to see this incredible facility complete. Our players are very deserving of these state-of-the-art facilities,” Mr Barilaro said.
“This facility opens up so many opportunities for the Queanbeyan Whites and the wider community.
“The club will be able to carry out strength and conditioning training, rehabilitation, promote injury prevention and perform comprehensive fitness testing right here, at Campese Oval.
“It is great to see that that both the women’s and men’s teams will have access to the change rooms and I know that this new building will inspire the players.
Deputy Mayor Trudy Taylor, Monarch Building Solutions’ Joe Pretzina and Guy Mahoney, designer, were special guests at the opening.
Queanbeyan Whites President Ian Darmody thanked Mr Barilaro for his contribution to the club and the wider rugby union community.
“Before this upgrade our change rooms and facilities were congested and our equipment had to be stored all over the place,” Mr Darmody said.
“Now the players have access a state-of-the-art gym and expanded change rooms”
Mr Barilaro said the new facility will also help rugby union continue to grow in the region.
“The Queanbeyan Whites are part of the fabric of the Queanbeyan community and I look forward to seeing the Club go from strength to strength thanks to this new building offers,” Mr Barilaro said.