Thornlie football director sets new goals

Thornlie Football and Sports Club chairman of directors Wayne Barrett wants to see markets at Thornlie Oval. Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au   d445866
Thornlie Football and Sports Club chairman of directors Wayne Barrett wants to see markets at Thornlie Oval. Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au d445866

THORNLIE Football and Sports Club chairman of directors Wayne Barrett wants to introduce markets at Thornlie Oval.

Mr Barrett, who served on Gosnells Council from 2003 to 2015, pictures markets at the oval on Berehaven Avenue with stalls all around.

He said he did not want it to be people selling their “old junk from the back of the shed” but rather food stalls and people selling crafts.

Mr Barrett has already spoken to the Association of Malaysians in Australia about potentially becoming partners in the project.

“We haven’t nailed down a date yet but I am hoping we can get one going before Christmas,” he said.

“The key will be drawing the stallholders down.

“We don’t want it to be a car boot sale, more a mixture of foods and goods.

“If we can get the sellers, then the buyers will come.”

Mr Barrett said the reason he was keen to get the markets going was that he wanted to bring some community spirit to Thornlie.

Mr Barrett said all the money raised would go back into sport in the community.

He said one of the possibilities was to set up a trust fund, which would then be used by the community if they did not have the money for kids to play sport.

“All the money would go back in promoting sport in the community,” he said.

The markets have already had some plans drawn up by the City of Gosnells.