NSW Rugby League Centre of Excellence
The Centre of Excellence unites NSW Rugby Leagues facilities, hosting tenants from five different organisations: NSW Rugby League, University of New England, Kari, Men of League and Country Rugby League. As the headquarters for the code in NSW, the venue supports senior football, junior football, Indigenous programs, country programs, women’s rugby league and referees setting a benchmark for their future excellence. The facility is home to both administrative services and a high performance training facility. Featuring gym, recovery, nutrition and dining facilities, the centre creates pathway for players, preparing them for the game’s ultimate event – the State of Origin.
Contributing to the wider precinct and community, the centre hosts the purpose-built University of New England Sports Science laboratory and education facilities, as well as physiotherapy and medical facilities that can also be made available to the wider public. The active street frontage along Dawn Fraser Avenue hosts a retail outlet, café, museum and reception within an awe-inspiring triple height atrium, a perfect backdrop for fan activation at State of Origin games.
The Centre of Excellence aims to achieve a four star green star equivalency rating by adopting efficient mechanical systems, considered materials and high performance envelope strategies.