The Ultimate Multi-Sports Complex is an innovative Australian sporting cage designed by Rage Cage; a company who has been installing world class sporting complexes across Australia for the past 20 years. The original design was created by founder and Lead Project Manager Leon Purdy.
Leon wanted to give his kids more sporting options at home. He created the first edition called “the Rage Cage” in his own backyard in rural South Australia. Over the past 20 years, the design has continued to evolve into the Ultimate Multi-Sports Complex that is delivered today.
The Ultimate Multi-Sports Complex is an innovative, creative design solution to maximise space and safety, whilst offering local residents the opportunity to connect, learn and play a wide variety of sports and activities. The centre can be used by both individual groups, local sporting associations (organised sport) and schools for PE training. The wide range of activities provided gives kids (and adults!) a continuous variety of physical activities, ensuring they are continuously entertained! The complex wheelchair sports compatible and visually impaired sports friendly.
Since the concept of the “Rage Cage” began, the company has grown and taken off across Australia. The original version of the “Rage Cage” can be seen everywhere from local parks in the centre of the ACT, to Indigenous rural communities in the middle of WA.
When designing the first Rage Cage we knew that all systems must last the test of time! Manufactured in Adelaide, South Australia, the quality of the product is second to none. The system is constructed from galvanised and Poly Aspartic coated steel materials; which are cut to size and fabricated before being shipped to your site for installation. All elements of the complex meet the Australian Standards.
Each complex is purpose designed and built to meet the needs of your community, budget, space allocation and sporting preferences. The Ultimate Multi-Sports Complex is designed with a closed in cage area providing an easy to monitor and controlled sporting environment when required.
Each installation takes between 7-14 days (pending weather), meaning the entire system can be erected quickly at a convenient time for your community.
Benefits for Indigenous communities
The Rage Cage Ultimate Multi-Sports Complex has been erected throughout Indigenous communities across Australia with outstanding results for the local communities. The system is perfect for regional communities as it combines numerous sports in the one location and can act as an engagement and connection tool for the local residents.
In 2012, The House of Representatives standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs conducted an inquiry into the contribution that sport makes to Indigenous wellbeing and mentoring and sought to explore reasons for non-participation in Indigenous communities. The reports key findings are highlighted below.
The effects of non-participation are significant.
Two-thirds of non-Indigenous Australians took part in sport and physical recreation activities in the year, while less than half the Indigenous population participated in sport and physical recreation.
The gap in health indicators between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in the United States, Canada and New Zealand is narrowing however in Australia the gap continues to widen.
Physical inactivity is responsible for 8.4% of the total disease burden for Indigenous Australians. It is of further concern that overall rates of sedentary and low levels of exercise are notably higher among Indigenous Australian females (82%) compared to Indigenous Australian males (67%).
The benefits of successfully implemented sport programs highlights the importance of sport to Indigenous communities.
Programs may divert young people from crime, motivate them to attend school, build leadership skills, foster community role models and provide opportunities for employment and volunteering.
Sport and recreation also provides alternatives to antisocial behaviours such as alcohol abuse and this can have flow-on effects for the community in terms of reduced violence, injury and suicide prevention.
Indigenous people participate in community sporting events with great enthusiasm, skill and passion, and this has been reported to bring pride and cohesiveness to communities.
The report highlighted that structural barriers can decrease participation in sport. However, the report further highlighted that instead of focusing on the barriers that are presented to introducing programs it is more productive to highlight the facilitators and enablers that have allowed successful programs to be run and developed in Indigenous communities:
Building an Ultimate Multi-Sport Complex in your region will support the whole community; giving children and teens a great place to meet and play – in the most fun way!
If your Community is interested to find out more, the process is as simple as a few easy steps!
1.Contact us: To find out which system is right for your community.
2. Site Assessment & Inspection: One of our Expert Project Managers may visit your site to assess the location and discuss your vision for your new Ultimate Multi-Sports Centre. Please note, depending on location, not all sites will be able to be visited prior to Quote and Planning.
3. Quote and Plan presented: Next, a quote and draft plan are presented for your approval and feedback. This process will see our Project Manager work with you to ensure all your requirements are met to budget.
4. Build and installation: The complex takes as little as 7 Days to install! Our team of highly skilled tradesmen work extremely fast to ensure minimal disruption to your community. All Rage Cage systems are manufactured in South Australia and achieve accredited safety standard approved by independent engineering firms. Manufacturing quality meets ISO:9001 standards.
5. Launch: Once your complex is ready, let’s launch it! The launch of your Multi-Sports Complex is a wonderful engagement tool for the community and you’re lucky, Captain Rage Cage may even pop by for a visit on the day! The Multi-Sports Complex is also a great way to gain PR for your community. Local media love the Australian built unique system and the complex has appeared in a wide range of Media articles across Australia.