New sports precinct attracts $4 million donation

The signed MoU will see the Boorer family donate $4 million for a Cricket Centre, as part of the new sports precinct

The signed MoU will see the Boorer family donate $4 million for a Cricket Centre, as part of the new sports precinct

Sports precinct imageThe College has announced it will build new state-of-the-art sporting facilities over the next few years, as part of its Master Plan.

The sports precinct will include a new Multi-Function Hall with flexible interior between the College’s two ovals, six outdoor courts with lights and spectator seating, changerooms, toilets, storage space and relocated car parking.

An incredibly generous $4 million donation from the Boorer family to the Radford Foundation’s Building Fund will see the establishment of a world-class Cricket Centre with eight nets and administrative spaces. The centre will be designed to allow use by other sports and the wider school community.

At Monday’s signing of a Memorandum of Understanding, Greg Boorer said his family’s donation indicates its passion for sport and Radford.

“We want Radford Cricket to continue its pursuit of excellence and the Cricket Centre will support that aspiration. But we’re equally pleased that the many other students who will use this venue for a variety of other sports and physical activities will also benefit.”

Radford College Principal Fiona Godfrey said sport is a means to develop the whole child, academically, socially, emotionally and physically.

“Sport assists students to strengthen their relationships, build positive emotions, enhance personal resilience and promote mindfulness. This new precinct will encourage all our students to lead a healthy lifestyle and enjoy the many benefits that sport and physical activity provide.”

Radford Foundation Chair Jocelyn Martin said she was extremely grateful to the Boorer family.

“This major donation to the Foundation has allowed the College to expand and enhance its plans for the new sports precinct. We are committed to providing all students with a holistic and inspiring education that enables them to reach their full potential.”

Radford Board Chairman Steve Baker said the new sports precinct represented a major development of the College campus.

“The central location of the Multi-Function Hall will be equally accessible to all members of the College community. The hall features a sports mode and an assembly mode which will be large enough to accommodate all 2050 Junior School and Secondary School students for major gatherings.”

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