Encompassed by the green sheen of its synthetic turf oval, the blue hue of modern netball courts, croquet rinks and cricket wickets is the Morwell Recreation Reserve’s beating heart – a Category A grass football oval as good as any across the country.
The 16,760 square metre field is a premier sporting surface by day or under lights and has played host to numerous AFL and AFLW fixtures over the years.
A $9 million upgrade, funded by Federal and State Governments, was completed in 2020 to elevate the ground as a regional leader and AFL Centre of Excellence.
The expansion included construction of a full-size multipurpose synthetic training oval with lighting, new plexipave netball courts, a shared cricket and netball pavilion, upgraded change rooms, new lights to the main oval and an upgrade to the neighbouring Keegan Street Reserve.
Now a level 2 cricket ground with turf wicket blocks, the Keegan Street Reserve also includes synthetic training nets and clubrooms.
Morwell Recreation Reserve is home to several elite sporting associations including AFL Gippsland, Netball Victoria and TAC Cup side Gippsland Power.
The venue also includes the Power’s indoor centre of excellence, complete with a gym, indoor training facilities, kitchen, film review room, massage and storage areas and more.
This diverse and historic venue is easily accessed from the Princes Highway and is in close proximity to the Morwell CBD, Centenary Rose Garden, accommodation and public transport.