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Eastside Activity Centre wins prestigious award

Rokeby’s Eastside Activity Centre (EAC) has taken out the highly sought after national Inside Sport Clubbies Award for Best Facility across Australia.

The award was part of the 2018 Sportscover Clubbies Awards and recognised EAC as the best venue for Australian grassroots sport.

EAC owner Felicity Harvey said 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,” she said.

“We were up against tough competition, with more than 1,100 nominations and 12 semi-finalists selected for each category.

“We have always strived 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.”

EAC offers a variety of programs to cater for all ages, abilities and interests.

This includes gymnastics, trampoline, rhythmic gymnastics, FreeG and tumbling.

The centre is used by many schools and organisations and has even hosted the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

Inside Sport Clubbies Awards are co-presented with the Confederation of Australian Sports and Sportscover.

The Clubbies are recognised as the largest awards program of its type in Australia.

“The Clubbies is about rewarding the dedication, integrity and sportsmanship of those who put their heart and soul into community sport,” Confederation of Australian Sports chief executive officer Rob Bradley said.

Ms Harvey said 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,” she said.

Caption: Gymnastics Australia senior manager club services Brooke Irvine presents Greg Harvey with his award. Photo credit: Anthony Burns.