The community of Auburn came together recently for the inaugural Auburn Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre Network Forum to collaborate on programs and services at the popular Sydney venue.
More than 28 people from 16 different community organisations attended the event which encouraged active participation from the community in programs and services at the centre.
Hosted by Belgravia Leisure, at Auburn Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre organisations joined together to cross collaborate with focus of providing more inclusive programs and services at the facility.
The afternoon was a huge success with plenty of brainstorming between the groups resulting in some exciting projects now to be launched in the near the future.
One of the most exciting ideas was to run an aquathon at the centre involving a two-hour aqua aerobics takeover of the 25m indoor pool. The event will encourage community participation and raise money for the Belgravia Foundation – where all money raised is spent in the local community. A particular area of focus will be providing free swim programs for people with autism.
“We are very proud of the partnerships Belgravia Leisure has formed at Auburn Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre. The Auburn Community Network Forum was the next step to bring community groups together to further collaborate and build on the diverse programs being delivered to the community.” – Nick Cox – Belgravia Leisure CEO
Organisations among the attendees included:
• Cumberland Council
• Belgravia Leisure
• Autism Community Network
• Surf Life Saving NSW
• Bankstown Senior College
• Garie Beach Surf Life Saving Club
• DFF Strokes Swimming
• Asian Women at Work
• Parramatta Basketball (Wildcats)
• Western Sydney Community Centre
• Swim Sisters
• Auburn Diversity Services Inc (ADSI)