A Bold New Sports Precinct
On Wednesday 15 July, St John’s hosted the official opening and dedication of the new Sports Centre, welcoming The Most Reverend Dr Phillip Aspinall, Archbishop of Brisbane and His Excellency, The Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland.
The morning’s event was attended by Member for Oxley, Mr Milton Dick MP, Councillor Angela Owen, Brisbane City Council and
Mr Tim Reid General Manager Anglican Church Southern Queensland, as well as invited guests, staff, students and families of the College.
The modern facility has been constructed in and around the existing iconic sporting dome, having been architecturally designed to harmonise with the local natural environment and to complement existing structures. With new indoor sporting courts and spectator seating areas, integrated office and teaching spaces and community facilities, this sports centre will provide the best sporting opportunities for our students now and in the future.
As a home for the St John’s Dragon’s, this centre is now being utilised for St John’s student health and physical education, sports training and matches, and will also provide opportunities for the wider Forest Lake community and sporting organisations to benefit and enjoy.
We gratefully acknowledge the philanthropic support of our community who have contributed to this milestone project.