Eastside Activity Centre wins National Award
Eastside Activity Centre (EAC) located in Rokeby, Tasmania, recently won the highly sought after national Inside Sport Clubbies Award for 'Best Facility'.
The owner of EAC, Felicity Harvey, said that this was a huge achievement for the family-run centre.
"We are so proud to have been given this national recognition for our centre after establishing it six years ago.
"We were up against tough competition, with over 1,100 nominations and twelve semi-finalists selected for each category.
"Winners are selected by both an expert panel and online voting by the public and we want to thank all those who supported us.
"We have always striven to provide an excellent facility with top quality equipment and trainers to help children and young people from all walks of life experience the joy and benefits of gymnastics and trampolining among other activities.
"Schools and other community organisations such as Mosaics regularly use the centre so children of all abilities can discover and enjoy gymnastics.
"We recently even had the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra hold its mini maestro concert in the centre as part of families week."
The Inside Sport Clubbies Awards are co-presented with the Confederation of Australian Sports and partner Sportscover. The 'Clubbies' are recognised as the largest awards program of its type in Australia.
Confederation of Australian Sports CEO, Rob Bradley said, "The Clubbies is about rewarding the dedication, integrity and sportsmanship of those who put their heart and soul into community sport."
Harvey said that she and her husband Greg, were proud to have established their centre in a community that has done it tough.
"This award means a lot to us as it is some recognition for all the hard work our family has put into this community over many years."