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Check out these amazing shots as the first grass is laid on the two playing fields flanking the $22 million Panthers Rugby League Academy.

Construction commenced on the state-of-the-art facility in June this year and it is currently on track for completion in the second quarter of 2016.

The Academy will become the permanent training and administration base for the Panthers rugby league organisation, and is designed to harness and cultivate the immense rugby league talent of the Penrith region.

"The Academy will be among the best in the country and cements Panthers' commitment to being one of the preeminent sporting organisations in Australia," CEO Warren Wilson AM said.

Panthers Executive General Manager Phil Gould AM said the facility will play a vital role in developing the next generation of rugby league stars.

"It’s the most significant investment this club has made in rugby league in its history," he said.

"This facility will be a source of inspiration and aspiration for all young players, not only in the Penrith district, but in country areas as well."

Acknowledgement of Country

Penrith Panthers players and staff respect and honour the traditional custodians of the land and pay our respects to their elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.