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The rain has tumbled down over the past few days leaving local playing fields more resembling swamps or swimming pools.

Junior league finals were conducted in the waterlogged conditions, some games were cancelled when the fields became unplayable, while the Sharks NRL squad were forced to consider their training options earlier this week ahead of Sunday’s game against the Raiders.

To the rescue came the 5 Sports complex situated on the grounds of the Endeavour Sports High School.

An artificial 5G grass all weather surface, 5 Sports became the venue for Sharks NRL training on Tuesday morning, then for an NYC session later that night, with the teams beating the wet and going through their paces unaffected by the wet weather.  

Sharks Football Manager Darren Mooney was appreciative of 5 Sports in making their facility available at short notice.

“The field and facilities at 5 Sports are just what we need when Remondis and our training grounds are out of action and being able to move our training up there is a great option for us,” Mooney said. “5 Sports look after us very well and we certainly appreciate it.”

The 5 Sports complex features a full international size soccer/league field, as well as 10 smaller multi-purpose courts, all individually fenced and floodlit.

The fields and facilities are available for hire both day and night, with a number of junior league and soccer teams currently taking advantage of a dry training field ahead of upcoming finals matches this coming weekend.

5 Sports is also taking registrations for it Summer Soccer season, five-a-side competitions in ladies, men’s, mixed and over 35’s divisions for adults and under 8’s through to 16’s, both boys and girls, for juniors. The 5 Sports Summer soccer season starts September 1.

Go to the website at or call 5 Sports on 02 95406555 to find out more about the facilities on offer or the competitions they conduct. 

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