Saturday 23 September marked the grand opening of North Kellyville’s first-ever sporting reserve, Samantha Riley Drive Reserve.
Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Peter Gangemi, was joined by members of local sporting teams, including the Rouse Hill Rhinos Rugby League and the Kellyville Supersonics Sports Club, at the official inauguration.
“Council is proud to have delivered this facility on time and budget. It will become a significant centre for community sports in North Kellyville, and I am confident it will be where our future sporting stars are born,” Mayor Gangemi said.
Samantha Riley Drive Reserve offers four multi-purpose fields that can be transformed into two spacious ovals with two cricket-wickets.
There’s also a basketball shooting circle, two cricket nets, a playground, picnic facilities and pathways that connect to the local pedestrian network.
The amenities building has fully equipped change rooms, a canteen, a dedicated referee room, and 200-space carpark.
President of Rouse Hill Rhinos, Paul Fuda, said the new sports complex will enable his club’s growth, particularly with the launch of their first under 12s girls’ rugby league team.
“The Rhinos already have 30 teams, so it will give our coaches a lot more space to train and develop players,” Mr Fuda said. “The ability to hold finals and grand final matches with this amazing facility is also exciting for the club and the community.”
Secretary of the Kellyville Supersonics Sports Club, Murugs Ramassamy said he was delighted that the club had new facilities to train and play on.
“Kellyville is a growing suburb with immense potential and interest for sports,” Mr Ramassamy said. “Our club is honoured to be associated with promoting cricket in this community and grateful this venue is allocated to our club.”