Seven Hills centre aims to boost soccer in Sydney’s west

A $1.2 MILLION all-weather football centre opened in Seven Hills last Saturday.

Owner Vince Camera has transformed the former rundown field and grandstand at the back of the former Blacktown Demons Sports Club into Lily’s Football Centre at Quinn Avenue.

He has also hired James Lambert — who has an AFC ‘A’ coaching licence — as the technical manager/coach for the centre’s five-a- side league teams.

The centre has a new high-grade synthetic field that can be used year-round in all weather conditions.

It will host Blacktown City and Hills Brumbies (11-a-side) on weekends and on other days the field can be split into eight separate pitches for five-a-side matches.

Eight cameras have been installed to record games for later analysis and also stream the action live into the new canteen and lounge area.

Mr Camera said he was committed to making the centre the best football development arena in the area.

‘‘Catering for regular midweek five-a-side leagues is part of the centre’s commitment to encourage player development,’’ he said.

‘‘Besides lifting the standard of soccer at all levels, the centre aims to get more boys and girls of all ages and levels to play and enjoy regular football.’’

For more information go to: www.lilysfootballcentre.com.au or phone 88185555.

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