Tigers open to all

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Front Page - By MON­TANA ARDON

GRA­HAM Moss and An­drew Holder are com­mit­ted to mak­ing the new Clare­mont Foot­ball Club fa­cil­ity a com­mu­nity hub.

The Tigers chief ex­ec­u­tive and Revo Fit­ness owner, who moved in to the multi-mil­lion dol­lar fa­cil­ity last week, in­vited the western sub­urbs com­mu­nity to use the fa­cil­i­ties.

“It's more than just a foot­ball club,” Mr Moss said.

“We will be work­ing closely with the Town of Clare­mont to make sure it be­comes a com­mu­nity hub.”

AFTER al­most four years away, the Clare­mont Foot­ball Club will re­turn to its tra­di­tional home ground of 127 years at Clare­mont Oval on Satur­day.

Clare­mont chief ex­ec­u­tive Gra­ham Moss was handed the keys to the club’s new mul­ti­mil­lion-dol­lar clu­b­rooms last Wed­nes­day ahead of its of­fi­cial open­ing this week­end, when Clare­mont will play at the oval for the first time since Septem­ber 2013.

“The wait has been worth it,” Mr Moss said.

“It took longer than we an­tic­i­pated, but it was cer­tainly worth­while.

“This build­ing is magnificent; it will cer­tainly be the envy of ev­ery WAFL club.”

The $15.5 mil­lion fa­cil­ity com­prises a 600-seat grand­stand with stand­ing and view­ing ar­eas for a fur­ther 600 peo­ple, spa­cious func­tion fa­cil­i­ties, and home and away team change rooms.

“It’s more than just a foot­ball club,” Mr Moss said. “We will be work­ing closely with the Town of Clare­mont to make sure it be­comes the com­mu­nity hub and we will be en­cour­ag­ing the western sub­urbs com­mu­nity to use the fa­cil­i­ties.”

The Clare­mont precinct will house a num­ber of ten­ants, including Hello Tiger cafe, Life­care Phys­io­ther­apy and Revo Fit­ness, which opened last Wed­nes­day.

Owner An­drew Holder said he was thrilled to be part of the club’s new era.

“It’s re­ally ex­cit­ing to be a part of the Clare­mont footy club and all of the de­vel­op­ments hap­pen­ing within the area,” Mr Holder said.

“Be­cause they (Clare­mont) have their own fa­cil­i­ties, it means there’s bet­ter us­age for the pub­lic, as they have their own gym and change rooms in­side the club.”

The fourth gym in the Revo group, Mr Holder said his new­est ven­ture was the largest at 820sq m, and fea­tured show­ers, change rooms and 24-hour ac­cess.

“With the pool across the road and the physio and cafe next door, it’s like a fit­ness hub now,” he said.

Clare­mont Mayor Jock Barker echoed Mr Holder’s ex­cite­ment.

“I think it’s fan­tas­tic to see the whole thing come to­gether with the oval and the sta­dium; it would have to be the best lo­cal foot­ball club in the state,” he said.

“We’re very for­tu­nate to have this in the Town of Clare­mont. Clare­mont Foot­ball Club is an icon, has been for many years and the Town is very sup­port­ive of the foot­ball club and its ac­tiv­i­ties; it’s a great part­ner­ship.”

Pic­ture: Marie Nirme www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d470043

Pic­ture: Marie Nirme www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d470043

Revo Fit­ness owner An­drew Holder, Clare­mont Mayor Jock Barker and Clare­mont Foot­ball Club chief ex­ec­u­tive Gra­ham Moss at the re­vamped Clare­mont Oval.

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