The Parramatta Eels have appointed Kane Constructions NSW to deliver its Centre of Excellence (COE) and Community Facility at Kellyville Park.
Construction is scheduled to begin by the end of the month; however, the initial launch phase and site establishment is already underway.
Introducing the Eels' new home
Kane Constructions NSW General Manager Brett Moore said the company is extremely proud to be partnering with the Parramatta Eels.
“Projects such as this are transformational, not only for the future generations of Eels and their support staff, but also for the wider community as a whole. Our Kane team look forward to an award winning outcome, and will take great pride in exceeding the expectations of everyone involved at every level,” said Mr Moore.
Upon completion, the Parramatta Eels Centre of Excellence will be the largest rugby league facility in Australia with five natural turf fields, a world-class gym, cardio and yoga rooms for players, theatre and review rooms, aquatic rehabilitation facilities and a café.
The Community Facility building will be part of an international standard match venue with a 1,500-seat grandstand, multi-purpose function and community education rooms to enable the club to expand its community programs and initiatives, gym, match day media rooms, change rooms, kiosk and parking.
Parramatta Eels CEO Jim Sarantinos said the project aimed to create a world-class rugby league facility that catered for the club’s NRL and NRLW teams, emerging football talent, staff and the wider community.
“From best-in-class high performance resources to community engagement, the Eels Centre of Excellence will be home to our NRL, NRLW and Elite Pathways teams,” Mr Sarantinos said.
“It will increase participation across all forms of rugby league for boys and girls from grassroots to elite in one of the fastest-growing regions in Australia, and will strengthen our connection with the Eels community of more than 35,000 members and 800,000 fans”.
Jointly funded by the NSW Government, Federal Government, Hills Shire Council and Parramatta Leagues Club, the Parramatta Eels Centre of Excellence is scheduled for completion in 2025.