Good to go! All Commonwealth Games venues ready for action

Nine months out from the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, all competition venues have been officially declared ready.

The new-look $16.5 million Hockey Centre at Keith Hunt Park in Labrador was today unveiled by Games Minister Kate Jones and City of Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate.

It will seat 500 spectators and boasts two new synthetic international standard pitches as well as an expanded clubhouse.


“The two new synthetic pitches were built to international competition standards, providing outstanding facilities for the local hockey community,” Ms Jones said.

“The redevelopment project has delivered a significant legacy for the Gold Coast hockey community as well as local business.”

Cr Tate said the final GC2018 venue for the Gold Coast would support the development of hockey on the coast and create opportunities for future training camps and major events.

“GC2018 has brought a renewed focus on sport, from grass roots through to elite level with more than $200 million invested in new and upgraded sporting and community infrastructure in the city,” Cr Tate said.

Since graduating from University in 2003, Rachel has worked in radio in a variety of roles including announcer, journalist and copywriter. The crazy world of radio has taken her from her hometown of Toowoomba to Wollongong, Sydney, Brisbane and finally the Gold Coast when in 2009 she started writing and presenting news with Hot Tomato and “In 2014 I took a step back from full-time duties to become a stay at home mum and now cover the weekend news and whatever else may be needed from time to time. I keep my ‘presenting voice’ active during the week when reading children’s books and attempting to do various accents (to little success).”

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