Gathering to light up Leisuretime's new synthetic pitch
Gathering to light up Leisuretime's new synthetic pitch

Pitch perfect: Leisuretime lights up state-of-the-art sports facility

Thursday, 12 April 2018

The City's new $2 million multi-purpose synthetic pitch at Norlane's Leisuretime Centre has officially opened.

Minister for Sport John Eren MP joined Geelong Mayor Bruce Harwood to officially light up the state-of-the-art regional pitch.

The new pitch is one of just a few of its kind in Victoria and is expected to cater to a boom in soccer's popularity in our region – currently the G21 region has the fastest growing soccer participation in the state.

The new facility features a full-size FIFA-standard outdoor synthetic pitch and LED flood-lighting, which is expected to help our region’s soccer clubs train, play matches and support regional programs and pathways.

The pitch was designed to look and play like real grass, with the versatility to be used for a range of emerging sports and activities.

Designed to complement the surrounding parkland, the pitch features nearly 7,000 square metres of playing surface and has removable goals, allowing multiple groups to use the space at the same time. It also features players' and officials shelters and storage areas.

Visit Leisuretime for more information or to book the new pitch. You can also contact us by phone 03 5272 4993 or email.  

The project was funded jointly by the City ($1.4 million) and the Victorian Government ($600,000).

Councillor Bruce Harwood - Mayor

Soccer participation is growing faster in Geelong's north than anywhere else in the state, so this pitch is a real win for the local community.

Because it's not aligned to a particular club, it can be booked and used by anyone, meaning it will benefit the entire region.

It's an example of Council's commitment to providing facilities that help our community lead a healthy and active lifestyle.