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High Performance Centre nears completion

http://www.essendonfc.com.au/news/2013-09-05/high-performance-centre-nears-completion via Essendon_FC

Video is also on the website.

Was going to create another thread but I guess it is all tied in to the new place. The club has outsourced revenue raising to a company called AFL Support & Win. They are contacting 2013 members and hoping to sell raffle tickets to buy a 'high altitude machine'

Minimum a member pays is $200 for a raffle ticket, the more you buy, the more discount on cost for the tickets are. 1st prize is $30k. You can also win other things, can not remember what though but obviously they are club related prizes.

Back on topic, this new Tullamarine training place had 8 weeks till completely finished as of August 15th. That was 3 weeks ago, so now 5 weeks to go. Well in time by the time the players start coming back to pre-season training from 1st week of November.

This new training base looks absolutely fantastic. I am in absolute awe of the place. I hope to also visit the place (as it also has a cafe) twice before the christmas break.

What are other peoples thoughts of the new place?
 

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Thread needs more Jetta

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Looks pretty good when is it done?
Looks like a few weeks away now.

That video was mid last month, they said 4 weeks, so anywhre from 2 to 4 weeks from now for the building, another few weeks for all the outdoor stuff. Ready for training in november it seems.
 

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Looks like a few weeks away now.

That video was mid last month, they said 4 weeks, so anywhre from 2 to 4 weeks from now for the building, another few weeks for all the outdoor stuff. Ready for training in november it seems.

Yes, seems will all be totally finished within 5 or so weeks. I'm going to head down sometime in November.
 

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When you start to realise the sheer scale of it.. scary.. and scary when compared to Windy Hill.. it has to add to performance on field when you see all the benefits.. full inside training area, the ovals, increasing gym space by 300% etc etc..

Really is such an exciting time for the club.. hopefully with the supplements stuff put away.. we can get on to rejoicing just how far our club has come in the last three years in reaching our goal to get back to the top of the AFL tree.

Finally feel like we are 'back'.. off field, on field.. just got that buzz again.
 

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It looks bloody fantastic and that video really shows how impressive it is.

I have also received a couple of calls regarding that $200 raffle ticket. Really not a fan of how they are going about that to be honest.
 

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I think the plan was always to have it fully operational by Pre-season this year/2014 so I think it is on track.

The ovals took a little longer than expected and they were 'hoping' some of the areas would be finished earlier.. but such is life. Still very happy with progress and it is expected to be done within weeks.

And I have no doubt this will help attract and retain talent.. it is an impressive facility.
 

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If it means they've done a proper job of it as opposed to cheap and nasty, then the slow process is worth it.
It's a serious building with a lot of detail to go into it. For example they have tiled the pools instead of using concrete or something similar so that just shows the level of detail and quality they are going with.
 

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It's a serious building with a lot of detail to go into it. For example they have tiled the pools instead of using concrete or something similar so that just shows the level of detail and quality they are going with.
I grew up with a tiled pool, and my neighbour, a concrete pool. I became a better man in every way, and took his place at his family dinners.:thumbsu:
 

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Looks amazing, I'm not familiar with other clubs training facility's, but surely this has to put us with the top clubs.
Richmond & Collingwood?

Oh i received a few calls regarding the $200 raffle, was unexpected to say the least.
"Hello sir, have you enjoy your time as an Essendon member this year?" ...
 

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Oh i received a few calls regarding the $200 raffle, was unexpected to say the least.
"Hello sir, have you enjoy your time as an Essendon member this year?" ...
LOL!!

Haven't received a call yet, they must know I'm a tight arse!

HPC is looking sensational. The second oval is taking awhile to come up, grass looks yellow in the video.
 

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1st-3rd year players will be starting pre-season there 1st week of November. I might head down there myself Melbourne Cup eve to take a look. They have a cafe there also, so surely i will have a bite to eat there.

I will take some photos and post them in this thread. Might even sneak a couple of photos with players myself if I see any there.
 
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