Works begin on $18 million Volleyball Centre of Excellence
Works have begun on the new $18 million Volleyball Centre of Excellence at Craigslea State High School.
The new centre will also serve as a required badminton training facility for the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The creation of a base for elite volleyball development in Queensland was a $10 million election commitment in 2020, with a further $8 million committed as part of the 2022-23 Mid-Year Fiscal and Economic Review.
Craigslea S.H.S. already has the reputation of being one of the country’s premier volleyball schools through its Volleyball Academy.
The new Volleyball Centre of Excellence will assist emerging athletes to take great strides in a sport where Australia isn’t traditionally a global powerhouse, and help to bring out the best in local talent on the path to the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The facility will feature two volleyball competition playing courts with line-marking for 10 badminton courts to meet the training requirements for Brisbane 2032, as well as 4 volleyball training courts.
Once completed, the Volleyball Centre of Excellence will be made available to the community to access and use.