(9/2/2018) South Beach slam dunk: sports court a big hit
The new South Beach Sports Court is already a hit with the Fremantle community and offers basketball, futsal, volleyball and netball shooting rings.
The $195,000 multicourt facility has evolved over five years with community consultation involving sporting groups, residents and visitors beginning in late 2014.
Mayor Brad Pettitt said the community input for the recently completed City of Fremantle project ranged from the ages of six to 60.
“So many people came along to the workshops we held and it’s fantastic to see they are now able to use the court and enjoy playing sport in a great location, right next to the beach,” Mayor Pettitt said.
“We wanted to work closely with those involved to design a facility that worked for them.
“The South Beach Sports Court is sure to become a community hub and it was the passion and tenacity people had for this project that made it a reality.”
Community basketball group Hoop Hopes coordinator Toby Lyhne, who has been involved in the consultation from the beginning, said it was encouraging to see so many people using the court already.
“It is amazing come down to South Beach and see the hoops and a basketball on the horizon; you just get the impression that the court is meant to be there,” he said.
The South Beach Sports Court will be officially opened on Friday 9 February at a community event with competitions and youth basketball clinics from 4.30pm.