Hockey in Perth's south-eastern corridor has received a boost with the opening of the first synthetic field in the region at Southern River Hockey Club which is based at Sutherlands Park in Huntingdale. The completed upgrades also include the installation of LED lighting throughout the new facility, making the club only the second Australian hockey facility to use such technology.
The $2.6 million world-class project was funded in partnership between State, Federal and local governments, as well as the club which raised a remarkable $438,000 through grassroots fundraising efforts.
Synthetic hockey surfaces increase the quality and speed of hockey, and are a requirement for full International Hockey Federation accreditation which the club will now obtain. Elite and international matches can now be played at Sutherlands Park, and WA's 25,000 hockey players now have access to a world-class surface in the southern suburbs. Read more.