Fever ex­cited to call Arena home in ground­break­ing part­ner­ship

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Drive Way -

WEST Coast Fever will call Perth Arena home for the in­au­gu­ral Na­tional Net­ball League 2017 sea­son.

The club will play an un­prece­dented four home games at the venue as part of a part­ner­ship be­tween the club and the City of Perth.

Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaf­fidi said the City was proud to lend its sup­port to the most pop­u­lar pro­fes­sional women’s sport in Aus­tralia.

“We ex­pect th­ese games to at­tract an ad­di­tional 36,000 peo­ple into the City of Perth and not only will it add vi­brancy to the precinct, it will de­liver sig­nif­i­cant fi­nan­cial re­turn for our lo­cal econ­omy,” she said.

Net­ball WA chief ex­ec­u­tive Si­mon Tay­lor said the part­ner­ship marked an im­por­tant step for­ward for the club.

“To be­come Perth Arena’s third sport­ing an­chor along­side the Hop­man Cup and the Wild­cats is a clear in­di­ca­tion of both how far our game has come in re­cent years, and the sig­nif­i­cant growth that lies ahead of us,” he said.

“It is the best net­ball venue in our com­pe­ti­tion and I look for­ward to see­ing our mem­bers and fans turn up in num­bers to trans­form Perth Arena into a fortress for our club.”

In ad­di­tion to the four home games, Fever will launch their sea­son with a pub­lic event in the city, host a cor­po­rate func­tion and con­duct a se­ries of free com­mu­nity net­ball clin­ics at City of Perth venues.

The full fix­ture draw for the 2017 sea­son will be un­veiled on Mon­day, Novem­ber 7.

Michael Saleeba in last year’s World’s Tough Mud­der com­pe­ti­tion.

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