Sea Eagles Ready to Fly High with New Centre of Excellence

Rugby League is ready to soar to new heights on the Northern Beaches with construction beginning today on the $33.1 million Manly Sea Eagles Centre of Excellence and Northern Grandstand at Brookvale Oval.

Acting Minister for Sport Geoff Lee said the new 3000 seat grandstand and high performance Centre of Excellence will be the envy of other clubs.

“This project will create more than 300 jobs and provide a major boost to the construction industry on the Northern Beaches,” Mr Lee said.

“It’s one of the most iconic grounds in rugby league and this project will ensure the Northern Beaches community continues to love coming to Brookie Oval.”

ADCO Constructions will build the project and the Manly Sea Eagles aim to have it completed in time for the start of the 2022 NRL season.

Member for Wakehurst Brad Hazzard said the project is a win for the entire community.

“On the Beaches we love our sport and we love our Sea Eagles, and the Centre of Excellence will allow the club to expand its community programs and initiatives so that everyone benefits from the new facilities,” Mr Hazzard said.

Member for Manly James Griffin said the Sea Eagles Centre of Excellence will ensure future generations of young players have access to the best facilities.

“This is fantastic news for everyone on the Northern Beaches who is passionate about sport and our Sea Eagles,” Mr Griffin said.

“Our professionals will have access to the best facilities in the state and will also help our grassroots teams to dream big and aspire to play for a proud club like ours.”

Senator for New South Wales Andrew Bragg said this is yet again another great collaboration between the Morrison Government and the NSW Government to deliver for the people of the Northern Beaches.

“The Federal Government is tipping $12.5 million dollars towards this project from the Community Development Grant Funding stream further strengthening our commitment to a world class facility for the Northern Beaches,” Senator Bragg said.

Manly Sea Eagles Chairman Scott Penn said getting to this day has been a culmination of hard work from the Manly board and significant investment from the NSW Government and Federal Government.

“The Sea Eagles Centre of Excellence will be a world-class facility that will serve the community for decades to come,” Mr Penn said.

“It is one of several exciting developments that will transform Brookvale Oval into a world-class sporting venue and community facility and we thank the State and Federal governments for their generous support.”

The Sea Eagles Centre of Excellence will include high performance, training and administration facilities for the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles men’s and future women’s NRL teams, as well as pathway participants. 

Dedicated and multipurpose community facilities will also allow the club to expand its community programs and initiatives.