Trou­bled West Perth keen to get new con­tract in front of coach

Wanneroo Weekender - - News - Justin Bian­chini

THE WA Foot­ball Com­mis­sion is set to ap­point an in­terim West Perth board whose first job is likely to be of­fer­ing coach Bill Mon­aghan a new con­tract.

The Joon­dalup club’s cred­i­tors have ac­cepted the four-cents-in-the-dol­lar deal from vol­un­tary ad­min­is­tra­tor Kor­daMen­tha and the WAFC is ex­pected to ap­point a board within a week.

It is un­der­stood Mon­aghan wants to coach on but the cur­rent sus­pended board is un­able to present a new con­tract to him.

The Fal­cons pre­mier­ship coach is the long­est serv­ing at the club and he would be re­warded for get­ting the team to third on the lad­der at the end of the home and away sea­son.

He has also taken the club to fi­nals again this sea­son af­ter two years of pro­mot­ing lo­cal tal­ent ahead of re­cruit­ing new play­ers.

The in­terim board would in­clude West Perth busi­ness peo­ple who would bring an im­me­di­ate in­jec­tion of $150,000. It would also in­clude rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the WAFC which has helped keep the Fal­cons go­ing with a $250,000 loan to pay staff and play­ers dur­ing the club’s vol­un­tary ad­min­is­tra­tion.

Club stal­warts me­dia com­men­ta­tor Paul Murray, for­mer club di­rec­tor Joe Scarfo and ex-pres­i­dent Brett Raponi were among a group of West Perth busi­ness­men and in­flu­en­tial club mem­bers to meet the WAFC and rec­om­mend board per­son­nel and a busi­ness plan. It is un­der­stood Raponi will not be part of the new board.

The Week­ender also un­der­stands the WAFC will not force a change of name to Joon­dalup Fal­cons.

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