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Wests Tigers gun Shawn Blore has described the club’s new $78 million Concord home as “groundbreaking” in its recovery from a serious knee injury.

The “fully professional” facility, inspired by NFL and MLB bases in the US, comes complete with a multi-lane pool, saunas, steam rooms, ice baths, gym with full wrestling arena, theaters, bedrooms, a hub and even a own hairdresser.

Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe said the club’s center of excellence, which will be called the Zurich Center for at least the next five years, was “the envy of other sporting organizations around the world”.

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“The Zurich Center gives us something to be really proud of and it provides our players and staff with an environment that will help them to be the best they can be,” he said.

Blore, who has continued his ACL recovery at the center for the past few months, was impressed with the facilities available.

The second rower told Fox Sports that the opportunity to rehab at center had been “definitely groundbreaking” for him — as the team worked together under new coaches Tim Sheens, Benji Marshall and Robbie Farah.

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“The Tigers have sort of lost their identity in recent years,” he said.

“Faff and Benji and Sheensy, they have that winning DNA and they have shown how passionate they are.

“Benji is on the field doing drills and he recently did his toe, they are that passionate.

“We have a lot of young guys who can learn from them.

“From what I’ve seen, training standards have skyrocketed.”

Tigers club officials had traveled to the U.S. to visit club facilities at a variety of organizations, including the LA Dodgers and New York Giants, for inspiration in an effort to build the best possible center for a club that had not played finals since 2011. played more.

Formerly set up in a dumpster, the NRL’s former “nomads” now have a place to call home.

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“The new Zurich Center marks a real milestone for the Wests Tigers and the local community as it gives players access to world-class facilities so they can perform at their best,” said Justin Delaney, CEO of Zurich, Australia and New Zealand .

“From community involvement to high-quality outcomes, this facility has revitalized the Concord Oval district, which will help grow the sport and provide local avenues for our future NRLW and NRL stars,” said NSW Sports Minister Alister Henskens.

The world-class facility was officially opened Friday night.

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