Club walks the walk

An artist’s impression of the Walk of Legends.
An artist’s impression of the Walk of Legends.

The Walk of Legends, featuring pylons representing legends from each decade of the 130-year-old WA Football League club, will lead up to the new Falcons headquarters, work on which is expected to start at the Arena in about three months.

Chief executive David Crute said the pylons, made of perforated metal, would include life members and a photograph of a player or how, for example, former home Leederville Oval looked like in the relevant decade.

Supporters and businesses could also sponsor a paving stone on the walk.

�At any stage over the next 12 months you can come along speak to the club and buy one of these pavers,� he said at a recent club event.

�This is a great opportunity not only for the club to make some money but also for you guys to have your name associated with the club forever.�

Vice-president Scott Ballem explained the importance of the pylons.

�One of the key concepts was making sure this facility is a blend not only of our life here in the future at Joondalup but also a true representation of the history of this football club and of the people that made it,� he said.

�Because a lot of people felt disenfranchised when we left Leederville (1993), it was really important to make sure this new building truly represented the history of this club.�