Summer Comp is coming…

Sports are back on at The Centre and everyone is hard at work ramping up for the Netball and Futsal Summer Competitions, kicking off in September (register now).

Futsal is a fast paced, dynamic 5-a-side version of football (soccer) for both male and female players of all ages. Playing Futsal helps develop technical ball skills, speed and agility. With smaller court size and fewer players than outdoor football, all players are constantly involved and there is never a dull moment, defence transforms to attack in a split second.

Outdoor players love to come and play at The Centre during the summer off-season to build technical skills and maintain fitness till the winter season starts again. The Centre is planning to accept late registrations throughout October as outdoor winter comps are running later due to COVID-19, but it would still be best to get in touch to secure your place if you want to join late.

Netball at The Centre is 7-a-side, outdoor rules on full-size netball courts, so you can play “outdoor” netball, indoors, all year round! A different format of two 20 minute halves aims to jointly maximise a longer game time with optimum court usage.

Wednesday mornings at The Centre are popular with mum’s and kids. The all age Netball competitions are a great opportunity for fitness and socialising while kids are taken care of in the free creche. The refreshed café is testing out a new menu on Wednesdays as well, so you can grab a bite to eat after your game.

There is more than ever for kid’s at The Centre with the new Action Kidz program, a multi-sports movement program for 2-4 year olds and Future Starz, Futsal and Netball clinics for 5-10 year olds starting up this term.

We can’t wait to see you in The Centre soon!

Welcome Elijah to The Centre

We have welcomed a new Sports Manager, Elijah. With Covid-19 restrictions in place, it has been very quiet at the Centre, but Elijah and the team have been hard at work planning for the eventual return of sports.

Elijah has injected his enthusiasm and passion for sports into developing two new programs at the Centre. The first, “Action Kidz”, is a toddler and preschool multi-sport and movement program that encourages kids to get active while having fun and making new friends! The second, “Future Starz”, builds on that foundation, introducing kids into more specialised Netball and Futsal clinics as they get older, aimed at primary aged children.

We are excited and staying focused on providing a safe, friendly, professional and fun environment for everyone to get physically active and enjoy sports. But we are also interested in caring for the needs of the people who walk through our doors… emotionally, relationally and spiritually.

The Centre started as Dural Baptist Church, then grew into both a church and sports centre, and now encompasses a range of activities and groups across all demographics, from worship services and sports, to the Men’s Shed, playgroups, youth group, family camping trips, events and more. The team is eager to welcome people back through the doors and see their regular and new patrons soon!