Nellakir – Sports Flooring for Champions

Gold Coast Netball Carnival: 8th July – 15th July, 2017.

This year there is again the opportunity for Netball teams Australia wide to compete at the Gold Coast Netball Carnival, a ‘friendly’ held each year to coincide with the school holidays. With over 562 teams having competed, including teams from New Zealand and Britain, it’s a great opportunity for those living in the Southern States caught up in the winter cold to enjoy the brilliant winter sunshine in Queensland, and compete in a great competition..

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Visit the theme parks, enjoy the sand, surf and Sun. There is competition ranging from under 8 (Senior Division) to the ‘mini Division’ for 12 years and under. The event is held at the Carrera Netball Association facility at 166 Benawa Rd, Ashmore. The courts are outdoor and have full lighting. The venue is close to accommodation such as the RACV Resort, Royal Pines at Benawa.

The event has now been held for 14 years and is a popular fixture for many interstate clubs taking advantage of the week long Netball Carnival, focussed on Sportsmanship and the spirit of the game. To date over 8,000 players have benefitted from attending the carnival and enjoying the competition.

Meanwhile, Nellakir are now into the major construction phase on a number of new projects.

The Bendigo Stadium project with three brand new all purpose sprung timber sports flooring courts to be constructed sees materials delivered in early July and construction underway by the end of July.

The three Public Private Partnership projects being undertaken with Watpac Construction at Armstrong Creek, North Geelong and Torquay North will receive delivery of materials in the next few weeks with construction on all sites commencing soon afterwards. The Frankston Special Developmental School project is well underway on the 1/2 court basketball sports flooring and looks to be completed in about 10 days.

And last but not least, its time to consider your cyclical maintenance on your valuable sports flooring surfaces. The midyear break for schools and Sporting Competitions provides an excellent window for all maintenance activity – Sports Floor Annual Maintenance, Floor Sanding, Line Marking, maintenance of Stadium Seating and Resurfacing of existing floors in Stadiums, Gymnasiums and Assembly Halls.

For all requirements on Sprung Timber Sports Flooring – Call Nellakir on 03 9467 6126 for expert service and delivery.

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Netball – The Best Game

Netball is Australia’s most popular womens sport catering for competitions ranging from Junior through to Senior with an Australia-wide premium competition that currently is featured on Free to Air Television – Netball Australia’s 8 team National Competition.

Nellakir have been involved with the construction of most premium competition courts in the Greater Melbourne area and the nearby Regional Cities. The Nellakir team constructed the current Victorian Netball Centre main courts. These are constructed in  premium sprung timber sports flooring and can be viewed on our website here

As well the company is actively involved in cyclical maintenance of a large number of courts both in Greater Melbourne and regional Victoria currently used for premium competitive Netball.

At Nellakir we believe in fostering the sport of Netball as a healthy, regular team sport. The Victorian State Government PPP program is now ensuring that kids have a genuine opportunity to play and participate in most parts of Melbourne and rural Victoria. The PPP (Public Private Partnership) program is ensuring that Netball Courts are incorporated in the majority of new schools built and also with school upgrades.

Netball is a skilful game. It requires quick thinking and action with good hand to eye coordination. it is fast becoming a recognised international sport and in all likelihood may well feature at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

It is more than interesting seeing the sport regain a foothold in the USA. This is where it started many years ago, as a genteel version of Basketball for ‘proper young ladies’. However since those days the game has evolved dramatically and it is now a fast paced, incredibly skilful game with major differences to Basketball. This includes court position, no dribbling the ball, no contact and the three second rule that requires ball disposal within a three second period. It’s a wonderful team sport that encourages the development of physical, mental and social skill sets.

For anyone looking to encourage their children to play sport and exercise, Netball is an excellent choice. For those of you interested we have placed a video this week on Facebook featuring the growth of the game in New York. You can watch it here

And remember in junior grades boys can play too! So step to it. Netball is the buzz. Enrol your children for real fun and fitness now. And you never know – if they’re playing indoors on a sprung timber sports floor – it’s probably a Nellakir floor!

New Sports Flooring Projects for Victorian Schools

Excellent news this week with Nellakir being appointed by Watpac Corporation to construct and complete new Sprung Timber Sports Floors at a further 3 Government Schools under the PPP (Private Partnership) Project being implemented across regional and Metropolitan Melbourne.

Torquay North Primary School Gymnasium Flooring

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torquay-north-ps-masterplanThe first of these is to be the tentatively named Torquay North Primary School (Interim name). Again this school provides a community focus, a hub for local families to gather and enjoy community, arts, sports and recreation programs. The school plans to accommodate 400 students.

Clarke Hopkins Clarke is again the Architect for this project. Nellakir are to supply an expanded Gymnasium flooring built and constructed to Netball Victoria standards.

Armstrong Creek Education Program Gymnasium Flooring

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Armstrong Creek Learning CentreThe next major project to be completed is at the Armstrong Creek Education Precinct (Interim name). This is another brand new precinct.

The site will be dedicated to Special Education Provision from Prep to Year 12 as well as a mainstream program for Prep through to Grade 6. The Special School will accommodate 208 students whilst the Primary School will accommodate 400 students. This will include Oberon High School relocating to this precinct.

With the same Architect and builders Nellakir will be constructing a sprung timber sports flooring for both an indoor Gymnasium built to Netball Victoria standards as well as a Half Court Gymnasium.

North Geelong Developmental School Gymnasium and Games Hall Flooring

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north-geelong-sds-masterplan-v2The final school in this round of approvals is the new North Geelong Developmental School (Interim name). As with the previous two projects this is in fact another PPP (Private Partnership) Project being developed and overseen by Learning Communities Victoria (LCV) Consortium made up of Amber (Sponsor), Clarke Hopkins Clarke (Architects), Watpac as Builder, Spotless as Facilities Manager with CERES and the YMCA as community partners. It has been specifically designed to service children with a disability aged from 5 to 18 years.

Here a specialist Gymnasium and Games Hall will see Nellakir construct Sprung Timber Sports Flooring designed to harmonise with specialty equipment designed for sensory movement, mobility and therapy activities.

Hamilton Leisure and Aquatic Centre Court Refurbishment

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The Hamilton Leisure and Aquatic Centre Refurbishment on two indoor Sprung Timber Sports Floors continues and the annual maintenance on the other two courts is now complete.

Nellakir continues to lead the way in the creation, development and maintenance of high quality, hard wearing Sprung Timber Sports Flooring throughout Metropolitan Melbourne, regional cities and throughout all parts of Victoria and Tasmania.