The planning and subsequent development to build an aquatic centre of excellence was established by the Cronulla Sutherland Water Polo Club Incorporated to solve our sport’s biggest barriers to sustainable development and growth:
As it stands, grassroots participation has become a victim of its own success and as such, quality development pathways for participation, the emerging elite and elite athletes are unsuitable and insufficient. The Sutherland Shire has a proud history of developing Water Polo talent and a suitable investment in infrastructure and facilities would allow us to continue to grow the game in the region.
Furthermore, a dedicated, world class facility in our region would provide for spectators, host National League games in addition to regional, state, national and international tournaments. This would allow the greater community to benefit from the program and economic flows of sports tourism.