Bennett Park worth wait

The victorious Wests side. Picture: Sebastian Wegener
The victorious Wests side. Picture: Sebastian Wegener

The club has had its eye on the ground since 2011, noting that its two full-size pitches would allow several senior games to be played on the same day.

Club president Paul Connolly said that while the Wests had been training at Bennett Park for the last few months, anticipation for the first home game on April 20 had been particularly high.

‘Everybody was excited about the move, and the transition has been quite smooth,’ he said. ‘This game was the introduction to Bennett Park for a lot of our spectators and fans.’

The club responded to its first home fixture at Bennett Park in the best possible fashion, winning in all grades over Kalamunda.

City of Stirling Mayor David Boothman, who flipped the coin on the day, said the new grounds would provide a great setting for rugby in the area.

‘Bennett Park provides quality facilities for the Wests rugby team players and supporters, as well as opposition teams,’ Mr Boothman said.