Belgravia Leisure is proud to be partnering with the St Kilda Football Club to manage the Danny Frawley Centre for Health and Wellbeing (DFC) at the Club’s home base in Moorabbin. The centre is scheduled to open to the public in the first week of March.
Belgravia Leisure’s CEO Nick Cox said Belgravia Leisure was honoured to be appointed manager and operator of the DFC.
“In partnership with the St Kilda Football Club, our priority is to realise Danny’s legacy by delivering programs and services which enable people, families and the ‘Saints community’ to achieve their best possible physical, mental, and social health, Mr Cox said.
“The DFC is an Australian first. It moves past the traditional model of a ‘fitness facility’ to a vital piece of infrastructure totally focused on enabling health and well-being in the community.
“In addition to its world-class gym, hydrotherapy, aquatic and fitness recovery facilities, the Centre’s Mindfulness Room, wellness programs, dedicated mental health facilities, and use of technology to address local health inequality issues represents the future ‘mix’ of leisure centre amenities in this country.
“Belgravia manages – in partnership with local government and communities – hundreds of leisure centres and
wholistic health-orientated, technology enabled programs across Australia and New Zealand.
“We plan to use this depth of ‘good health’ experience and industry leading expertise to make exercise a habitual and rewarding part of peoples’ lives as well as support peoples’ self-esteem and physical and emotional resilience during this unprecedented time,” he said.
Mr Cox said the opening of the new Centre could not have come at a better time.
“People are turning to their local fitness and leisure centres for post-COVID repair and relief,” Mr Cox said.
“While there is a greater appreciation within the community that physical activity is a real inhibitor to major chronic disease, we know that a large proportion of the population remains physically inactive.”
“We know that the pandemic has disrupted the exercise patterns of many and that those who are more socio-economically disadvantaged have the least propensity to exercise. We also know that participating in physical activity brings substantial mental and social benefits that are essential to the sense of worth and purpose of people within our communities,” he said.
During this critical COVID management period, Belgravia Leisure has experienced increased demand for its MHeLP mental health platform, Mental Health First Aid training, and programs such as Take Charge!
“Our experience in aquatics, health clubs, mental health, but also in allied health and tourism, will assist the St Kilda Football Club to deliver on all objectives for the DFC and extend our impact beyond the four walls of this important venue,” Mr Cox said.