Footy fi­nal se­cu­rity beefed up

Geraldton Guardian - - News - Adam Poulsen

Po­lice and se­cu­rity will make their pres­ence known at this Sun­day’s Great North­ern Foot­ball League grand fi­nal at Won­thella’s WA Coun­try Builders Sta­dium to dis­cour­age any bad be­hav­iour among spec­ta­tors.

League op­er­a­tions man­ager Grady Tomelty said he ex­pected the crowd would be gen­er­ally well be­haved.

“All these teams have played each other be­fore with­out in­ci­dent, so the crowd should be fine,” he said.

De­spite this, he said pre­cau­tions would be taken to pre­vent any un­wanted in­ci­dents. “There will be a po­lice pres­ence at the game, we will have se­cu­rity pa­trolling the ground and the clubs will have se­cu­rity in their bar ar­eas as well, so there will be a lot of se­cu­rity float­ing around.”

Mr Tomelty said al­co­hol would be sold at the game but a booze bus would be on site to pre­vent drinkdriv­ing. He said there would be a ze­ro­tol­er­ance pol­icy in place for an­ti­so­cial and abu­sive be­hav­iour.

Act­ing In­spec­tor Brad Bird said it was stan­dard prac­tice for po­lice to at­tend any ma­jor sport­ing event.

The league match be­tween Mullewa and Rail­ways is at 2.15pm.

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