WAFL: WA Football Commission set to appoint interim West Perth board while coach Bill Monaghan keen for new contract

West Perth life member Joe Scarfo, who has been busy trying to resurrect the debt-troubled Falcons, and coach Bill Monaghan promoting the Garlic Munchers Cup in 2015. The annual clash with South Fremantle honours the clubs' rich European connections. Picture: Martin Kennealey
West Perth life member Joe Scarfo, who has been busy trying to resurrect the debt-troubled Falcons, and coach Bill Monaghan promoting the Garlic Munchers Cup in 2015. The annual clash with South Fremantle honours the clubs' rich European connections. Picture: Martin Kennealey

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 are expected to accept the four-cents-in-the-dollar deal from voluntary administrator KordaMentha at a meeting tomorrow and the WAFC appoint a board within a week.

It is understood Monaghan wants to coach on but the current suspended board is unable to put 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 on the field with a $250,000 loan to pay staff and players during the club’s voluntary administration.

Talk of the interim board follows the meeting of club stalwarts media commentator Paul Murray, former club director Joe Scarfo and ex-president Brett Raponi with the WAFC last week as broadcast on Saturday on 6PR.

They were among a group of West Perth businessmen and influential club members to meet the commission and recommend board personnel and a business plan.

It is understood Raponi will not be part of the new board.

Community News also understands the WAFC will not force the club to change its name to Joondalup Falcons.