Recently North Adelaide Basketball Club officials (David Durant and Jason Smith) joined other interested sporting groups and associations, in a tour of the new facility “The Lights” at the invitation of the Port Adelaide Enfield Council. It was for what is known as the “Topping Out Ceremony”, best explained as a celebration of the building having reached it’s highest point.
I was also lucky enough to tag along and can report it was an insightful couple of hours as we toured the massive structure. It was very exciting to get behind the fences and really have a good look at what has happened so far and get some details on what to expect over the next few months.
Our first thought was that it was hard to comprehend the sheer size of the place. It is enormous and should cater to our growing numbers for years to come.
The final product is going to be something to behold, with many state of the art features appropriate to high level basketball.
Happy days ahead.
Thank you to the Port Adelaide Enfield Council and Councillors Matt Osborn, Carol Martin, Barbara Clayton, Mark Basham, Hannah Evans all of whom we said hello to today. Apologies if I missed anyone. And of course thank you to Dana Wortley MP Member for Torrens for her ongoing support. Also thanks to Paul Zimny (Project Lead – Sport & Recreation) for taking the time to explain lots of what is going on.
The photo shows NABC’s Jason Smith, & VP Basketball David Durant, James Clayton (Under 14 Boys Div 6), Councillor Hannah Evans, MP Dana Wortley Member for Torrens, Councillor Matt Osborn and Councillor Mark Basham.
There are lots of other photos on our two Facebook pages, “North Adelaide Rockets Basketball Club” and “Rockets New Home”