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Johnston Backs Claremont Multisport Centre

By March 19, 2024No Comments

Independent Member for Clark, Kristie Johnston, has thrown her support behind a new multisport centre at Claremont College and has vowed to work with the Government of the day to ensure the much-needed project is delivered.

The new Education, Arts and Multisport Centre would include one full-size and two smaller basketball courts, stage and production equipment, storage and office room, seating for over 250 spectators and be available for a wider range of community and other groups.

Additionally, it will provide a permanent home and additional courts for the Glenorchy Basketball Association, which is one of the largest sporting clubs in the northern suburbs.

“Sadly, due to a lack of facilities, we are seeing young boys and girls being turned away from the game of basketball which is heartbreaking for them, their families and the club,” Ms Johnston said.

“The success of our very own Jack Jumpers has seen an explosion in the basketball participation rates of young boys and girls in Tasmania, and this long overdue project will give the sport a much-needed shot in the arm while also adding valuable infrastructure for the College itself.”

Mr Rodney Graham, Operations Manager of the Glenorchy Basketball Association said the proposal has had a very positive response.

“This education, community and sports building has received huge support across the entire community.  It will allow nearly 300 people a week the opportunity to use an indoor facility for a range of activities,” Mr Graham said.

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