Blacktown Workers Sports Club invests in community sport

Big plans: Blacktown Workers general manager Neale Vaughan at the site of the new rugby league, soccer and cricket stadiums. Picture: Isabella Lettini
Big plans: Blacktown Workers general manager Neale Vaughan at the site of the new rugby league, soccer and cricket stadiums. Picture: Isabella Lettini

Blacktown Workers Club is well on the way to the completion of new sporting facilities.

Fields are being built behind the Workers Sports Club on Reservoir Road with four grounds and two 350-seat grandstands being built for rugby league and soccer in the winter and cricket in the summer. 

The process began in May and is expected to be competed by mid-2018.

Blacktown Workers general manager Neale Vaughan said it was a positive investment in sport in the area.

“The new sporting complex at the rear of our sports club will allow our sporting codes to enjoy the most modern facilities that will last for both current and future members and visitors,” he said.

It is just the start of the process for Blacktown Workers with plans for an over-55s resort and aged care project planned for the current sporting fields.

Blacktown Workers Junior Rugby League Club president Keith Cochrane said it was great news for rugby league in the area.

“It’s a great opportunity to expand rugby league in the Blacktown area,” he said. 

“It will also give us the facilities to run development and coaching clinics and help us educate young men in the art of playing football and developing into good young men in the district.”

With the Blacktown Workers fielding a team in the Intrust Super Premiership, Mr Cochrane said there are strong pathways for children to progress from junior age groups through to the highest level under the NRL.