WA footy relocates from “spiritual home”

WA Football Commission chief executive Gavin Taylor (centre) with staff Elly Lambkin, Adam Jones, Tayla Daniele and David Lindsay.
Photo: Andrew Ritchie
WA Football Commission chief executive Gavin Taylor (centre) with staff Elly Lambkin, Adam Jones, Tayla Daniele and David Lindsay. Photo: Andrew Ritchie

WEST Australian footy has left its “spiritual home” in Subiaco – but plans to return bigger and better.

The WA Football Commission has moved to a temporary facility at Tuart College in Tuart Hill while Subiaco Oval is being redeveloped.

Chief executive Gavin Taylor said negotiations with the State Government resulted in 3000sq m allocated for the commission at the future Subi East redevelopment.

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“In the meantime, Tuart College provides a suitable short-term solution with office space, playing fields and an indoor gymnasium to accommodate our football development programs, training activities and administration staff,” he said.

Mr Taylor said they had started planning for its new facility in Subiaco.

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“Our future vision is to ensure that we can provide the best possible facilities for WA’s male and female talent academies, football development and local footy for many generations of footballers to come, while showcasing the memorabilia of our great game and history of Subiaco Oval,” he said.

“We will also be aiming to form key partnerships to commercialise some of the new facility space to ensure it is self-funded and sustainable.”