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People with an interest in sports should consider making a career of it, says Murdoch University Pro Vice-Chancellor Andrew Taggart, as its Rockingham campus unveils new sports courts.

Professor Taggart said Murdoch University Rockingham continues to offer “excellent” courses, including the fast-growing physical education degree and school leavers should consider a career in a field that they enjoy. “New courses at the campus for 2014 will also be announced soon,” he said.

The new outdoor multi-use courts, which allow for basketball, tennis and soccer practice, were officially unveiled on Monday and have already proved popular, with nearby schools testing them with a series of games.

Murdoch sport and recreation manager Adrian Fisher said the courts had already proved popular with the local community.

“The local schools have held regular games allowing students to participate in some healthy competition,” he said.

Meanwhile, City of Rockingham sports and recreation officer Matthew Emmott said the new courts helped to create a healthy balance between study and recreation for the campus’ students.

“We hope that the courts, along with the university’s gym facility, which opened in 2012, will continue to attract students to the university and provide recreation time for them,” he said.

Student Cleo Hewitt agreed and said she had used the gym and would use the new courts as well.

“It’s great that we get free access to the gym and courts,” she said.

“You can’t get much better than free – so there is no excuse not to go.”

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