Take to the courts for Rockingham sports

April 19, 2013

(L-R) The Hon. Peter Collier with Pro Vice Chancellor Andrew Taggart

Are you a basketball, tennis or soccer fan? Murdoch University has expanded the facilities at its Rockingham campus, recently opening two new state-of-the-art sports courts.

The outdoor, multi-use courts are free for staff and students at Murdoch University, and can be hired by the wider Rockingham community.

“The courts have already proved popular, with local schools holding regular games, allowing students to participate in some healthy competition,” said Adrian Fisher, Manager of Sport and Recreation at Murdoch University.

The new courts are also the laboratories for Murdoch’s Primary Teaching Health and Physical Education course, providing students with a hands-on learning experience.

Education Minister Peter Collier visited the campus recently with Pro Vice Chancellor, Professor Andrew Taggart, taking time to admire the new facilities as well as the refurbished Fitness Studio.

Opened in early 2012, the Fitness Studio is free for staff and students.

“We set up the Rockingham Studio to provide extra services to the students and staff based there,” Mr Fisher said.

“There are currently around 80 members, with 10 City of Rockingham employees joining us as guest members.”

Professor Taggart said those with an interest in sport and fitness should consider making a career of it.

“Murdoch University Rockingham campus continues to offer excellent courses, including the fast growing Primary Teaching Health and Physical Education degree,” he said.

“The Tourism and Events degree is also a stand-out, offering a unique Internship Program which supports local businesses and assists students in finding real work in the industry. New courses at the campus for 2014 will be announced soon,” Professor Taggart added.

For information about the new Rockingham sports facilities, and the variety of courses on offer, visit www.murdoch.edu.au.

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