NEWS Inside Broncos Centre of Excellence

Discussion in 'Brisbane Broncos Talk' started by Gaz, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. Gaz

    Gaz NYC Player


    NRL Confidential: Inside Broncos’ NFL style centre of excellence

    January 12, 2018 5:00am

    THE Brisbane Broncos have given us a sneak peek at their new training facility: A $26 million colossus modelled on the NFL.

    That and more in the latest edition of NRL Confidential!


    It doesn’t open until late January but was given an exclusive tour of Brisbane’s new $26 million training and administration centre.

    Players started frequenting the facility in December which has a state of the art gym and recovery facilities.

    Modelled off the Don Hutson Center, NFL’s Green Bay Packers’ indoor practice facility, the Broncos’ headquarters has all the trimmings.

    The indoor gym features a physio room, cardio room, crossfit area, Olympic lifting area and wrestling zone.



    The gym itself is impressive but the added extras take it to another level with the dumbbells fitted with the Broncos logo.

    Behind the weights room is their recovery area which includes a lap pool, ice baths, spa baths, a sauna and dark room kitted out with bunk beds.

    The players’ common room has a strict ‘food policy’ but plenty of toys including gaming consoles and ping-pong table.

    The changing room is another part of the centre inspired by the Packers.

    Every player has their own locker, with star recruit Jack Bird’s next to coach Wayne Bennett. Also next to the coach is new prop Matt Lodge, who has Bennett on his left and Josh McGuire on his right.

    The training facility is on the ground floor, while the players’ rooms are on level one with the admin. The coaching staff and media crew are based on level one with the coach’s office overlooking the training field directly next to the gym.

    To the naked eye, it’s a rectangular field with nets erected to the fence along the sideline to catch stray balls but it’s in fact a to-scale replica field of Suncorp Stadium.

    The new facility is in Red Hill, across the road from their old facility which will be used for their juniors and pathways programs.


    Above level one is for the heavy hitters like CEO Paul White.

    This level is where their boardroom is located. On the balls are the names of every player to have ever laced a boot for the Broncos, while a giant glass black tinted logo has been secured to the ceiling above the board table.

    Between level one and two is level 1.5, which is a giant dining area with a balcony and barbecue.

    But the new HQ, which is located on the site of a former TAFE isn’t all about the players.

    The facility has a heavy community focus.

    The team’s footage room for game review and meetings is located next to a learning centre where the club can host schoolchildren.

    The classroom-like set-up will see plenty of local kids come through the doors next year.

    As you can imagine with a facility of this magnitude, every detail has been covered off.

    There’s a museum featuring the club’s trophies in the lobby and cafe area for fans to sit at and observe training.

    The players have private parking at the rear of the complex and even have a basketball hoop so they can shoot some baskets in their down time.

    Foordy, BroncsFan, Morkel and 4 others like this.
  2. winslow_wong

    winslow_wong State of Origin Rep

    I heard it's excellent.
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  3. barker

    barker NYC Player

    I hope they have an Open Day so members and fans can do a tour of the new complex.
  4. BroncsFan

    BroncsFan NRL Player

    Sounds like a serious selling point to future recruits... you can have this or you can have Brookvale
  5. I bleed Maroon

    I bleed Maroon State of Origin Rep

    But wait! I heard mud is good for your skin!
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  6. Foordy


    Given the NRL's philosophy of dragging the top clubs down to meet the bottom clubs and their reported intention to put a cap on footy club spending (not to mention the fact that it was us who built the center) ... they will probably deem it illegal and ban us from ever using it.
  7. Tom

    Tom NRL Captain

    Was gonna say someone needs to go and post this on LU to see how many bites it gets. @I bleed Maroon@I bleed Maroon
  8. I bleed Maroon

    I bleed Maroon State of Origin Rep

    Lol what am I the designated punching bag

    I reckon that thread would get locked or moved to the Broncos section anyway tbh, plus literally all the bites would be wet lettuce Jason Smith one liners
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  9. Tom

    Tom NRL Captain

    lol I've read LU before. You love it.
  10. Would have been cool if they had more than like 3 pictures.
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  11. I bleed Maroon

    I bleed Maroon State of Origin Rep

    Don't wanna give the opposition too much free Intel on our facilities. They might actually learn something.
  12. 1910

    1910 State of Origin Rep

    NRL and State Government paid more than half.
    that will probably come off our salary cap

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