As part of its five-year strategic plan for Rugby League, the Wyong Leagues Group, will in the next twelve months focus its attention on major upgrades to the Wyong Roos home facilities at Kanwal.
The projects marked for completion are focused on ensuring that playing conditions are optimised, ensuring that more playing time is made available throughout the 2024 season and beyond for the team’s players. In total, over half a million dollars will be spent on a range of projects targeting pitch drainage and lighting.
The drainage improvements on the premier playing field, Morry Breen Oval, will be completed ahead of kick-off in 2024, and will guarantee less pitch closures from extreme weather. The last two seasons have been marred with several disruptions due to heavy rain.
In addition to the new drainage, a significant upgrade to Morry Breen Oval’s lighting will allow night games to be played and viewed at the very highest standard. The club’s Juniors have also been considered in this investment program, as new lights are also being installed on the junior ovals at Bill Hicks Field. This will help provide younger players with much safer training conditions, and provide more options from a scheduling perspective.
“These big improvements will ensure that the Central Coast will now have a truly first class dedicated Rugby League complex which addresses a real need within our community,” stated Corey Garratley, the group’s executive manager – property, safety and sport.
Wyong Leagues Group CEO Ben Coghlan suggested it was just the start of the group’s larger long-term investment plans in Rugby League for the area.
“This investment is just the beginning of our five-year strategic plan to improve and develop the future of Rugby League here on the Coast, it builds upon several major improvements that we have made over the last couple of years with a new canteen and improved bar facilities being added.”