Hockey club on the move

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

The idea of a new fa­cil­ity in South Lake has been floated for a decade.

But it has gained sig­nif­i­cant trac­tion in the last few years.

In Oc­to­ber 2013, a re­port was pre­sented to coun­cil propos­ing the FHC, which has been based at Fre­man­tle’s Stevens Re­serve for 80 years, re­lo­cate to South Lake.

The de­ci­sion was de­ferred, with the time since used by the City of Cockburn, the FHC, the Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion, and Depart­ment of Sport and Re­cre­ation to de­velop a plan for the build.

Af­ter eight decades at its orig­i­nal base, a spokesman for the club told Thurs­day’s City of Cockburn meet­ing it was time for a move.

“To meet our as­pi­ra­tions quite sim­ply we need a syn­thetic turf and proper fa­cil­i­ties for us to op­er­ate,” the spokesman said.

Hockey WA vi­cepres­i­dent Martin Spencer also spoke in favour of the move on Thurs­day.

Fre­man­tle Fam­ily Sup­port Net­work staff Laura Roche, Bev Jowle, Sue Nickisson, Deanna Thomas and Ian Gor­man work to con­nect fam­i­lies with the ser­vices they need.

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