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New Sporting Facility for Tauranga

Saturday, June 25, 2016

New Sporting Facility for Tauranga

A state-of-the-art gymnasium and sports centre will be built at ACG Tauranga, providing a new facility for the local community.

The development has been designed to be multi-purpose and to be used not only by the school's Physical Education department, but also for inter-collegiate sport and the local community at large.

ACG Tauranga principal Shawn Hutchinson says the facility will be an asset for Tauranga.

“We will be reaching out and welcoming sports, cultural and community groups to talk about how we can build long-lasting partnerships – not just about using or hiring a facility, but about making real connections so that our students are a part of the wider community.”

The gym will also provide space for assemblies and school productions, as well as lunch-time and after-school recreational programmes.

Construction started on June 20, with completion for use expected to be in early-2017.

“The completion of the sports complex will add to the exceptional facilities we already have,” says Shawn.

The three-level gym will be located at the heart of the ACG Tauranga campus, overlooking the sports fields. The gym floor will be a multi-purpose rubber compound to suit a wide range of codes, including badminton, basketball, netball and volleyball. There will also be sufficient court space for futsal and indoor soccer.

Covered viewing areas overlooking the proposed netball and tennis courts will provide seating for up to 500 spectators. The ground floor will include courts, four changing rooms, and PE staff offices and storage. A fitness centre and open area with kitchen facilities will be housed on the first floor, with three classrooms on the second floor.

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