Cricket NSW will throw their doors open to the public on Sunday, August 21 when they host a free Community Open Day for the official opening of the state-of-the-art Cricket Central facility at Wilson Park in Silverwater.
Players and staff moved into the built-for-purpose Cricket Central last month and with registrations now open to play cricket this summer, the opportunity to share the facility with the community was an obvious one.
The venue houses an ICC-compliant oval, 15 indoor nets, including the majority that can be hired by the public, 43 outdoor lanes, a gym, function facilities, medical rooms and also the offices for CNSW’s administration.
The free Community Open Day runs from 10am to 2pm and will feature elite NSW cricketers and there will be cricket clinics, face painting, inflatables, mascots, DJs, food trucks, facility tours, giveaways and much more.
Guests will be able to register to play cricket this summer, join the Sydney Thunder and Sydney Sixers as a member and meet some of their favourite players. The venue’s first class café, The Commons, will also be in operation, serving meals, snacks and drinks.
A Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony will take place from 11am, with the Cricket NSW Board and CEO Lee Germon welcoming key government stakeholders, partners, and sponsors.
Germon said the Open Day was a chance to thank all the stakeholders that brought the world class Cricket Central facility to fruition and welcome the public to the venue.
“Cricket Central, we believe, is the best cricket facility of its kind in the world and was years in the making with the support from all levels of government and all of our building partners,” Germon said.
“While it’s the home for our elite players and staff, it is also very much the home for all of those who play and love cricket in the state. It’s a place that brings all of cricket's communities together.
“We welcome everyone to come along and see what the facility has to offer in what will be a really fun, momentous occasion.
“There will be heaps to do for kids, and plenty of food options. Visitors can meet our players and get as involved as they want to.”
Important Parking Information
Parking for the event is available for only $6 per hour at the nearby Sydney Olympic Park P5(a) parking station. There will be a free shuttle bus service to and from Cricket Central on the day.
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