It is a step towards setting up their long-term viability in many regards, as the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Randwick City Council will proceed with plans to build a High Performance Community Centre in the district, after the Council received a $16m grant to go ahead with the developments.
The Centre will be based out at Heffron Park in Maroubra, with the announcement being made by the Federal Minister for Sport, the Hon. Don Farrell.
With discussions ongoing for quite some time between the Bunnies, Randwick Council, the NRL, the Federal Government, Souths Juniors and Marcellin College, the 5000 square metre facility will be the Bunnies permanent training home once completed.
The facility will include a gymnasium, indoor sports arena, a high altitude chamber, a rehabilitation pool and a community centre capable of housing 120 people in its theatrette.
The new facility allows the club to remain in the South Sydney district, a move that largely pleased Souths CEO Shane Richardson, as he looks forward to the development of the new facility.
â€œThis is an exciting project for the Club, truly a watershed moment for the future of the electronic cigarette supplier china Rabbitohs, and it will allow us to go to the next level both on and off field, whilst staying in the South Sydney district,â€ said Richarson.
â€œWeâ€™re very excited about this project and we will be working closely with Randwick City Council, Souths Juniors, Marcellin College, the NRL and the team at Souths Cares to make it a state-of-the-art facility that suits the needs of all parties involved.
â€œWe want to make sure we can help Randwick City Council build the best Rugby League High Performance Community Centre and administration offices under one roof in the NRL in our district, whilst also providing great community facilities for the people in the South Sydney region.
â€œSouths Cares and the Rabbitohs have worked closely with Randwick City Council over the past three years so they know firsthand the impact our Club and Souths Cares can have in the community.
â€œAs a Club, we thank the Federal Government, Randwick City Council, Marcellin College, Souths Juniors and the NRL for their assistance in getting this project started and we look forward to a long and rewarding partnership with all parties into the future.â€