Photo: Left to right: Minister for Sport and Recreation Hon David Templeman MLA, Jo Furness Chair Diving WA, David Etherton CEO VenuesWest, Stephen Prance (representing the Prance family), Rachel Burrows CEO Diving WA.
Honouring the pioneer of diving in Western Australia, the late Bruce Prance OAM, the facility will be a great support for local and national athletes in their aspirations for Commonwealth and Olympic success.
Equipment at the facility includes 2 competition standard trampolines, 6 springboards, a foam pit consisting of 23,000 foam blocks and 1 metre and 2 metre diving platforms which will help divers practice 10 times as many repetitions than traditional water-based training.
It is anticipated that the new facility will enable WA to retain home-grown diving stars as they work toward their Olympic and Commonwealth dreams.
The centre will also provide an administrative home to Diving WA, the state sporting association for the sport in WA. It will provide office space, athlete areas and a meeting room.
It is befitting that the centre is named after the late Bruce Prance OAM who was involved in the sport for 70 years. Mr Prance was an accomplished diver before he became a world class coach and was instrumental in the formation of Diving WA.
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