More funding to AFL facilities
Friday, June 09 2006 @ 12:11 am ACST
Contributed by: Brett Northey
Further to our story Subiaco set for world class upgrade as footy facilities become an issue, it has been announced that many of the suburban training grounds of Victorian AFL clubs will be upgraded in the next few years, funded by the AFL, the clubs, the state government and local councils. And the upgrade of Subiaco is far from certain.
The move towards better facilities is seen as a chance for Melbourne clubs to become more competitive with non-Victorian sides that have dominated the national league for the past decade. See Funding to help Victorian clubs on Realfooty.
It seems that the WAFC's plans for Subiaco have some major hurdles, with the head of the task force investigating WA's stadium needs suggesting the current home ground for the AFL's western clubs is not the preferred option. See Stadium task force chief flags Subiaco demolition on the ABC's website.