Slab Dunk: Work continues on the Activewest Stadium redevelopment

Lachlan AllenGeraldton Guardian
An aerial view of the recently laid concrete slab at Activewest Stadium.
Camera IconAn aerial view of the recently laid concrete slab at Activewest Stadium. Credit: GABA

The Activewest Stadium redevelopment is one step closer to completion with the concrete slab being laid down this week.

Currently home to the Geraldton Amateur Basketball Association and Geraldton Buccaneers, the $4.5 million redevelopment will add four new courts behind the existing stadium.

Basketball WA regional development officer for the Mid West Dan Hunt said it had been in the works for many years.

“We’ve had plans out there from when I was on the committee back probably 20-odd years ago. We finally got the funding and everything rolling this year,” he said.

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Hunt said the new courts would allow more kids in Geraldton to get involved with basketball.

“Last year, at some stage, we had over 200 kids sign up for junior basketball that couldn’t get on a team. And no one likes to knock back kids,” he said.

“So it’ll be terrific for participation, we’ll get more kids out there playing the game of basketball.”

Hunt said it would also give existing teams more time for training.

“It’ll be great for high performance, so we can get our representative teams to go down and play in country champs and State champs.”

“Right now, we get an hour, an hour and 15 a week, then we’re moved on and the next team gets in.

“So there’s just not enough time to compete against these teams that are training two or three times a week and playing down in Perth. Basketball-wise, it’s just going to be amazing,” he said.

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