Kick off for $9m world-class AFL hub

February 28, 2017 by  

Residents within the Moreton Bay Regional Council district, including North Lakes, are in the box seat to personally support the AFL Women’s competition in its inaugural year following the official opening of the $9m South Pine Sports Complex AFL precinct.

Significantly, Brisbane Lions held their first home game at the Brendale venue recently and Mayor Allan Sutherland said he could think of no better way to have marked the precinct’s completion.

The Mayor described the AFL precinct as ‘world-class’ and said it featured a senior competition-grade oval, as well as a new shared two-level clubhouse with a fully equipped gym and change rooms.

According to promotional brochures, the precinct also provides an office, bar, kitchen and a special room for officials and coaches for local and professional games. The grounds will be used for local hockey, cricket, and AFL teams.

Mayor Sutherland said that best of all, local footy fans will have access to the best seats possible to view the history-making AFL Women’s competition. It is also hoped the new AFL precinct will promote the benefits of exercising and keeping fit.

He said Council has worked closely with the Aspley Hornets and the AFL in Queensland to ensure aspiring athletes have a facility that is truly world-class.

Local fans, he added, will also benefit from attending Australian Rules Women’s football games at which they can get up close to the game’s future stars in action.