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Australian Football League (AFL) team The Western Bulldogs will be in Queenstown from the 5th until the 9th of December training at the Queenstown Events Centre.
The club has one of the best training facilities in the league but has chosen to come to New Zealand for what they are describing as a pre-season ‘Adventure Camp’ where forty-five of their players will not only be training, but enjoying some of the great activities on offer in Queenstown including jet boating, white water rafting, golf and a traditional Hangi dinner.
JD Marrable, Lakes Leisure Events and Facilities Manager said The Queenstown Events Centre is an increasingly popular training venue for international sports teams looking for top notch training grounds, a fully equipped health and fitness centre and an aquatic centre in one location.
“Team management was very impressed with what we had to offer them in terms of training facilities and being located in Queenstown clinched the deal.
“Training is obviously their first priority, but they are really keen to get out and enjoy themselves while they are here,” he said.
In recent seasons, the club has been gaining increasing popularity within the Australian football community for its highly skillful, attacking style of play that saw it reach the semi-finals in 2006 and the preliminary finals in 2008, 2009 and 2010. In 2010, the club won the AFL pre-season competition, the NAB Cup and placed 4th in the AFL Premiership.
The Western Bulldogs, the trading name of the Footscray Football Club, are an Australian Rules football club based at the Whitten Oval in West Footscray, an inner-western suburb of Melbourne. Further information about the club can be found at www.westernbulldogs.com.au
Fans are welcome to come down to The Queenstown Events Centre Oval to watch the Bulldogs in action during their stay.