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