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sprintman wrote:
December 5, 2019, 4:11 pm
How does it compare to other teams infrastructure?
There are some pretty impressive facilities being developed, if you read the article... some are spending a lot more cash... probably in part as they have more government support. $19m was on the low end, but some include grandstands and more fields. The Eels are going to have four fields and a stand for their junior grade home ground, for example. The Raiders already own West Belconnen as well, of course, which can be used for that. The Sea Eagles are getting a new stand at the northern end of Brookvale with high performance facility built in. The Roosters are spending just $12m, but I think that integrates into the new SFS.

These are the spends:

Wests Tigers ($30 million), Canberra ($19 million), Cronulla ($23 million), Parramatta ($40 million), Manly ($33 million), South Sydney ($25 million), Sydney Roosters ($12 million), North Queensland ($40 million), St George Illawarra ($30 million)
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The Nickman wrote:
December 5, 2019, 4:24 pm
sprintman wrote:
December 5, 2019, 4:11 pm
How does it compare to other teams infrastructure?
In regards to trees?
No, not ‘trees’

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greeneyed wrote:
December 5, 2019, 4:54 pm
sprintman wrote:
December 5, 2019, 4:11 pm
How does it compare to other teams infrastructure?
There are some pretty impressive facilities being developed, if you read the article... some are spending a lot more cash... probably in part as they have more government support. $19m was on the low end, but some include grandstands and more fields. The Eels are going to have four fields and a stand for their junior grade home ground, for example. The Raiders already own West Belconnen as well, of course, which can be used for that. The Sea Eagles are getting a new stand at the northern end of Brookvale with high performance facility built in. The Roosters are spending just $12m, but I think that integrates into the new SFS.
Thanks. Exactly what I was looking for

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sprintman wrote:
December 5, 2019, 4:57 pm
The Nickman wrote:
December 5, 2019, 4:24 pm
sprintman wrote:
December 5, 2019, 4:11 pm
How does it compare to other teams infrastructure?
In regards to trees?
No, not ‘trees’
Shrubbery??
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Right... so they all have **** trees do they??

This is an outrage!! Just another example of the NRL treating us like garbage!
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Yep, just as I suspected...

And people. Heaps of frikken people.

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That cowboys stadium looks good and maybe a design we could copy for Canberra. GE - was the cost (cows) comparable to the Eels stadium?

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The Nickman wrote:
December 5, 2019, 4:58 pm
sprintman wrote:
December 5, 2019, 4:57 pm
The Nickman wrote:
December 5, 2019, 4:24 pm
sprintman wrote:
December 5, 2019, 4:11 pm
How does it compare to other teams infrastructure?
In regards to trees?
No, not ‘trees’
Shrubbery??
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Northern Raider wrote:
December 5, 2019, 6:21 pm
The Nickman wrote:
December 5, 2019, 4:58 pm
sprintman wrote:
December 5, 2019, 4:57 pm
The Nickman wrote:
December 5, 2019, 4:24 pm
sprintman wrote:
December 5, 2019, 4:11 pm
How does it compare to other teams infrastructure?
In regards to trees?
No, not ‘trees’
Shrubbery??
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gergreg wrote:
December 5, 2019, 6:12 pm
That cowboys stadium looks good and maybe a design we could copy for Canberra. GE - was the cost (cows) comparable to the Eels stadium?

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Cost was initially estimated at $250 million, blown out to something closer to $300 million. Latest official estimate I could see was $290 million.

I’d want four sides on a stadium myself.
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greeneyed wrote:
December 5, 2019, 6:38 pm
gergreg wrote:
December 5, 2019, 6:12 pm
That cowboys stadium looks good and maybe a design we could copy for Canberra. GE - was the cost (cows) comparable to the Eels stadium?

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Cost was initially estimated at $250 million, blown out to something closer to $300 million. Latest official estimate I could see was $290 million.

I’d want four sides on a stadium myself.
Especially in Canberra. Roof too thanks.

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greeneyed wrote:
gergreg wrote:
December 5, 2019, 6:12 pm
That cowboys stadium looks good and maybe a design we could copy for Canberra. GE - was the cost (cows) comparable to the Eels stadium?

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Cost was initially estimated at $250 million, blown out to something closer to $300 million. Latest official estimate I could see was $290 million.

I’d want four sides on a stadium myself.
So that big gap at one end is intentional? I thought it was just incomplete.

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gergreg wrote:
greeneyed wrote:
gergreg wrote:
December 5, 2019, 6:12 pm
That cowboys stadium looks good and maybe a design we could copy for Canberra. GE - was the cost (cows) comparable to the Eels stadium?

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Cost was initially estimated at $250 million, blown out to something closer to $300 million. Latest official estimate I could see was $290 million.

I’d want four sides on a stadium myself.
So that big gap at one end is intentional? I thought it was just incomplete.

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gergreg wrote:
December 5, 2019, 8:39 pm
greeneyed wrote:
gergreg wrote:
December 5, 2019, 6:12 pm
That cowboys stadium looks good and maybe a design we could copy for Canberra. GE - was the cost (cows) comparable to the Eels stadium?

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Cost was initially estimated at $250 million, blown out to something closer to $300 million. Latest official estimate I could see was $290 million.

I’d want four sides on a stadium myself.
So that big gap at one end is intentional? I thought it was just incomplete.

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Yes, apparently it is intended to let the breeze blow in from the waters. And a supposed nod to the old “hills”.
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Green Machine gets back to grassroots

The Canberra Raiders have put their staff and families to work laying the turf at their new centre of excellence on Tuesday. Raiders chief executive Don Furner and coach Ricky Stuart both put in shifts to covering the 17,000 square metres of grass. It will be finished Friday and take about six to eight weeks to be ready for use. Furner said they would officially open the centre on March 6 at their 2020 season launch.

Read more: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... /?cs=14239
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Canberra Raiders centre of excellence about to be opened

It will be a few weeks before they can use the training paddock, but Canberra Raiders co-captain Josh Hodgson is excited about opening their centre of excellence with all it's bells and whistles on Friday.

"It's a fantastic joint, we're a very lucky bunch. It's got absolutely everything you need. You name it, it's got it," he said. "We're very spoilt. Once the pictures come out of the place, I'm sure everyone will be blown away by how good it actually is."

Read more: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... /?cs=14239

We will hopefully have some pictures tomorrow from the 2020 season launch at the new centre.
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I can't fathom how 'Centre of Excellence' has become the generic term for training ground or facility in the NRL. From memory it started with the Titans and that failed development near when they first started.

It's as if we haven't stopped for a moment to think about how stupid using the term 'Centre of Excellence' is to describe the place where every club trains.

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The center for kids who cant footy good and want to learn how to do other stuff good too.

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I can't fathom how 'Centre of Excellence' has become the generic term for training ground or facility in the NRL. From memory it started with the Titans and that failed development near when they first started.

It's as if we haven't stopped for a moment to think about how stupid using the term 'Centre of Excellence' is to describe the place where every club trains.
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Images of the opening of the Canberra Raiders Centre of Excellence from Brent Ford on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/BrentFord26/status/ ... 5321294848
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Images of the opening of the Canberra Raiders Centre of Excellence from Brent Ford on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/BrentFord26/status/ ... 5321294848
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Images of the opening of the Canberra Raiders Centre of Excellence from Brent Ford on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/BrentFord26/status/ ... 5321294848

Click show the thread for all the pics! Some highlights:

Opening: https://twitter.com/BrentFord26/status/ ... 0560603136

Change rooms: https://twitter.com/BrentFord26/status/ ... 9335666688

Recovery pool: https://twitter.com/BrentFord26/status/ ... 7632513024

Gym: https://twitter.com/BrentFord26/status/ ... 4610960385
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That looks fantastic.

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Canberra Raiders Centre of Excellence at Braddon officially opened

The Canberra Raiders have officially opened the Huawei Raiders Centre in Braddon today, which signifies a new era for the club as they move into the new state-of-the-art facility.

ACT Deputy Chief Minister Yvette Berry and NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro had the honours of cutting the ribbon this morning, which shows the cross-border support from both governments to make the project a reality. ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr also attended the opening today and spoke on behalf of the ACT government.

Almost half of the projects budget was funded due to the wonderful support of both governments, with the ACT government contributing $5 million and the NSW government $4 million of the $19 million facility.

The Huawei Raiders centre is one of the largest and impressive high-performance facilities in Australian sport and is fitted out with several features, including a modern and expansive gym, hydrotherapy facilities, theatre, filming studio and modern facilities throughout.

Huawei not only features as the naming rights partner of the centre, they also feature throughout the facility, with Huawei technology at the forefront of infrastructure including the IT equipment and phone systems.

Today’s opening also coincided with the naming of the facilities Boardroom, which will be now known as the McIntrye Boardroom, to reflect the contribution of the McIntyre family, led by club founding father Les McIntyre and former Chairman and current Club Patron John McIntyre.

Raiders CEO Don Furner said the project was something that had taken a number of years of planning and preparation and something that could not have been achieved without the support of both the ACT and NSW governments.

“12 months ago, we stood out on the oval with the NSW Deputy Premier and ACT Deputy Chief Minister and we turned the first sod on this unique project," Mr Furner said. "It’s unique because it brings us back to where we were 21 years ago.

“It’s in a brilliant setting, it’s an historically listed oval. Sport and Rugby League has been played here since 1925. It was also unique because of the unique partnerships between both governments. The governments no-border policy is played out here for all to see. It offers young kids in these areas the facilities that they would get in the bigger cities.”

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr congratulated the Raiders on the project coming to life and said it was a huge boost for the Raiders and region to have this new facility in Canberra.

“To Don, the Raiders board and Don’s team, congratulations on years and years of passion and commitment,” Mr Barr said “To see this project come to fruition is fantastic for Rugby League in this region. As part of the renewal of Canberra’s CBD this is a great initiative for the Raiders to come back to their spiritual home in Braddon.”

NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro said this was a wonderful achievement for the entire region and congratulated the Raiders on their continued commitment to the entire region in and around Canberra.

“We see the Raiders as more than the Canberra Raiders,” Mr Barilaro said. “A few weeks ago, the Raiders visited Bateman’s Bay and areas affected by the recent bushfires in the South Coast and gave hope to kids because they are a symbol of who we are as a region beyond the ACT, and that is important.”

“It’s been an absolute pleasure to be a part of this project. We’re passionate about what the Raiders mean to the region, but this is also about the kids across the South East.”

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Huawei shows it’s ‘here to stay’ with new Raiders deal: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2020/03 ... ders-deal/

Players have their first gym session at new Centre of Excellence: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2020/03/06/a-new-era/

VIDEO: Furner, Barr and Barilaro officially unveil Raiders Huawei Centre: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2020/03 ... ei-centre/
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My company was involved with the desking. Very chuffed

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Thanks for your support Mr Barr.

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Piss weak from Barr not to show up.

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If you zoom in on the board in the second player "chill-out room" posted by Brent Ford, you can see a pretty clear list of every first grade Raiders player, current and former. This list contains their number, games played, year of debut and last year with the Raiders.

It's interesting to note that Seb Kris had his last year filled out already as 2019, hope is all going well in his life if he has decided to give up on footy once and for all.

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Wow, that looks fantastic. I wonder if fans will be given an opportunity to tour the facility? I'd love to have a stickybeak.

I love that nice little touch with the glass panel on the players' personal lockers.
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gergreg wrote:
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Thanks for your support Mr Barr.

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Sent his apologies for tonight... as always. I believe he did turn up this morning, but did not cut the ribbon.
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raiderskater wrote:
March 6, 2020, 8:41 pm
Wow, that looks fantastic. I wonder if fans will be given an opportunity to tour the facility? I'd love to have a stickybeak.

I love that nice little touch with the glass panel on the players' personal lockers.
Yes, an inspection tour in conjunction with a "meet the players" day would be tremendous.

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