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parramatta eels nrl centre of excellence &



The Parramatta Eels and the Hills Shire Council have agreed to develop Kellyville Park in Sydney’s North-west as a Rugby League Centre of Excellence and Community Hub. The aim is to create the best rugby league facility in the country catering to NRL and NRLW, Elite junior pathways and grassroots rugby league within one specialized venue.


The project scope includes the provision of a new Centre of Excellence for the Eels that will deliver world class training, coaching and administrative office facilities for club combined with extensive Community Facilities and boutique match venue for use by grassroots clubs and organizations in promoting all forms of Rugby League including Touch Football and League Tag.


The five full size international level playing fields and associated Community Centre and match venue will not only by used by local junior rugby league clubs, but also facilitate the growth and success of the Eels Elite Pathway programs and the ‘Eels in the Community’ programs. These community programs will see Rugby League used to harness the Game's popularity in making a difference in people's lives through and beyond sport across Western Sydney.


In a development model that provides the best functional and technical outcomes for both the Parramatta Eels Centre of Excellence and Community Facilities, the objective is to have a strong connection between Club and Community, to the ultimate benefit of Rugby League as a leading National sport. This is achieved through the projects ongoing dialogue with connection to country, wayfinding principles and neighborhood considerations.


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