Sport can unite diverse communities and the Playford Athletics Centre has been recognised for its camaraderie being named Playford Sports Club of the Year.
The Centre has existed for about 50 years, but in recent times has seen significant participation growth.
Club president Shona Weston said it was thanks to volunteers and families’ dedication and continual training opportunities.
“It feels incredible, it feels like all the hard work has been recognised not just for us, but the kids as well,” Shona said. “We work hard to educate and train athletes, parents and community members so they in turn can help educate and officiate in athletic events and activities for future generations.”
The Centre’s aim is to create a fun and active environment for all ages and fitness levels.
Playford Athletics Centre provides support to families who may be financially struggling or have special needs to make sure its sport offerings are accessible to everyone.
“We strive to encourage the development of athletes of all abilities by promoting positive attitudes and a healthy lifestyle through family and community involvement in athletic activities,” she said. “We offer a chance for everyone in the community to participate in sport.”
The Centre also fosters future champions with opportunities for members to participate in athletic events.
“We continue to watch our club grow each year as the children strive to beat their personal bests and become true athletes,” she said.
To learn more or get in contact with the centre visit playfordathletics.tidyhq.com