Victoria Minister for Sport and Recreation Hugh Delahunty
Minister Launches Adrian Hatcher Fitness Track In Horsham
Victor P Taffa
Residents of Horsham can now get their fitness back on track thanks to the official opening of four new outdoor exercise stations at Horsham Racecourse Reserve by the Minister for Sport and Recreation Hugh Delahunty.
Mr. Delahunty today visited the Reserve to launch the new ‘Adrian Hatcher Fitness Track’ named after Horsham local and Sydney 2000 Olympic javelin star Adrian Hatcher.
“With four new quality fitness stations we hope to inspire locals to come to the track and build up their own stamina and physical prowess.”
“You don’t have to be an Olympian to come out here and have a go. Each station has fitness equipment specially designed to provide a low impact, high quality workout.” Mr. Delahunty said.
Mr. Delahunty said the four exercise stations were evenly spaced around the popular racecourse walking and running track and were easily accessible.
“Residents, from adults to kids, can go at their own pace on equipment that’s absolutely free and easy to use.” Mr. Delahunty said.
The Victorian Government provided almost $40,000 towards the project from the Community Facility Funding Program.
“By investing in great sport and recreation facilities like these we can encourage more people to venture outdoors, exercise, and get active more often, providing lasting benefits to everyone.” Mr. Delahunty said.
Mr. Delahunty commended the Horsham Rural City Council which contributed $10,000 and an additional $9,900 of in kind support.
“This is a cost-effective way to get fit, active, and healthy outdoors, and I encourage everyone to take advantage of the great new Adrian Hatcher Fitness Track at Horsham Racecourse Reserve.” Mr. Delahunty said.