HOME REMEDY FOR HEADACHE
THE ongoing negotiations between the State Government and the WA Football Commission are causing a headache for everyone, not just the parties involved. The ball will bounce for the last time at Subiaco Oval in September and then it is off to the new Perth Stadium for next season, if an agreement can be reached by then. Meanwhile, the Eagles and Dockers do not have a home ground for next season. The WAFC’S recent rejection of a $100 million, 10-year package to compensate for not securing the new stadium contract has been labelled greedy, but chief executive Gavin Taylor said it would jeopardise grassroots football. The WAFC is pushing for a figure closer to $11 million per year, for more than 10 years. If the Government can easily fork out $1.2 billion for the stadium, what is an extra million a year to keep junior football in WA alive?
Let’s hope whoever wins the State Election sticks to their promises, gets the WA football community out of the dark and eases the headache.