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ACT 4 GWS?

By The Axe Man - 3 July 2010 37

[First filed: Jul 1, 2010 @ 14:39]

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Word in The Age is that the Greater Western Sydney (GWS) Aussie Rules team wants to play 20 games over 5 years in Canberra at Manuka.

They also want to establish ties with a local team in the ACTAFL and setup a training base here.

All of this doesn’t come free though, apparently it’s contingent on a few conditions being met; such as local government and business support as well as at least 5000  supporters forking over $50 to join as club members

I tried to find a webpage for ACT 4 GWS to sign up but couldn’t find anything though.

What do people think?

Will the team get the numbers?

Can anyone tell me where to sign up?

UPDATE: The ACT 4 GWS website is now found.

And Andrew Barr is urging you all to get involved.

What’s Your opinion?


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Lowey 12:46 pm 06 Jul 10

Another masterstroke by the AFL. Saves the embarrasment of 2 men and a dog turning up to watch games like GWS v Port Adelaide at their sydney home ground and secures the code in the A.C.T.

Holden Caulfield 4:26 pm 05 Jul 10

I tend to live in a bit of bubble in regards to commercial media outlets in Canberra, so I’m not sure how heavily promoted the ACT4GWS campaign has been. However, it doesn’t look like support is rushing in; at the time of writing there is around 180 paid up supporters and less than 20 followers on twitter.

Hopefully people will get on board soon. Having a GWS presence in Canberra, while not perfect, is a better option than having a Melbourne team prostituting itself at the behest of Andrew Barr and his mates.

Growling Ferret 3:35 pm 05 Jul 10

Peter

Get in direct contact with the local amateur clubs – there are 500 blokes running around in district football, plus 100 Superfools/Masters blokes.

This is a market of fans of the sport who could become passionate ambassadors for your club.

astrojax 12:45 pm 05 Jul 10

Yes because when Jr. Riewoldt strikes an injured players hand its okay is it, what about Scott Thompson then? Gimme a break.

no, gospeedygo, i didn’t suggest these cases were ok… i was explicit, as was enrique (c’arna catters indeed!), in suggesting this scourge be expunged from the afl ouevre, so reiwoldt and thompson should also fry. bit of close reading helps.

Tooks 3:17 pm 03 Jul 10

Waiting For Godot said :

Tooks said :

I dislike AFL as a sport, but really admire the way they run their game. Makes Rugby League look like a bunch of amateurs.

. . . apart from their slack attitude towards drug abuse by players, eh Tooks.

I think all the codes have that problem.

Waiting For Godot 11:54 am 03 Jul 10

Tooks said :

I dislike AFL as a sport, but really admire the way they run their game. Makes Rugby League look like a bunch of amateurs.

. . . apart from their slack attitude towards drug abuse by players, eh Tooks.

A Noisy Noise Annoys An Oyster 11:52 am 03 Jul 10

I have nothing against AFL games being played in Canberra as long as our rates and taxes aren’t subsidising it.

Tooks 9:26 am 03 Jul 10

I dislike AFL as a sport, but really admire the way they run their game. Makes Rugby League look like a bunch of amateurs.

Holden Caulfield 11:11 pm 02 Jul 10

I signed up this morning Peter when the counter was in the 60s; good to see you’re into the 130s now. All the best with it.

With any luck we might even get a Carlton game in Canberra in honour of Jezza!

2604 10:10 pm 02 Jul 10

gospeedygo said :

Whats that Rugby competition called with all the Dinosaurs always shooting themselves in foot? Can’t remember.

The Investec Super 14.

sb14 6:06 pm 02 Jul 10

No doubt this will lead to the AFL pushing for the potential new stadium to be “multipurpose” i.e. ordinary for rectangular sports. Hands off AFL, the people of Canberra deserve a decent stadium to watch their two favourite teams, not some vast expanse to appease a bunch of blow ins promising “up to four games a year”

sexynotsmart 5:59 pm 02 Jul 10

If you squint just right, Kevin the Almighty looks like the guy in the old Godfrey’s vacuum cleaner ads.

Oh, and count me in. If there’s a choice, can Canberra get games early in the season? The weather’s great in March and April. July and August and the air is a wee nippy, even in the afternoon.

bugalugs 5:27 pm 02 Jul 10

Whats that Rugby competition called with all the Dinosaurs always shooting themselves in foot? Can’t remember.

Nathan Bock

Steven Milne

Andrew Lovett

Brenodon Fevola

D999 5:05 pm 02 Jul 10

Just heard that Kevin Sheedy is going to be on ABC Stateline tonight with Chris Kimball at 7.30pm talking about the ACT 4 GWS Campaign…

letsdoitcanberra 4:50 pm 02 Jul 10

Hi everyone,

Peter Taylor from the ACT 4 GWS bid.

I’ve been really encouraged by the positive support since the launch of the ‘ACT 4 GWS’ campaign.

The ‘ACT 4 GWS’ campaign looks to achieve a long-term partnership with team GWS.

Our aim is to secure 5000 $50 memberships pledges as well as local and regional corporate support.

In return AFL in Canberra and the region will get the following:

• GWS will play up to 20 games in Canberra over the next 5 years
• AFL in Canberra and region will have a seat on the GWS board
• GWS will continue to invest in talent academies
• GWS will establish a training base in the Canberra
• GWS will conduct community camps
• GWS will field a team in the AFL Canberra competition or in a second tier AFL competition that will feature Canberra clubs.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for Canberrans to have a meaning role in the AFL.

We have twelve weeks to reach our goals and I urge every AFL fan in Canberra to log onto http://www.ACT4GWS.com.au kick a $50 to secure the national game for our national capital.

It’s our time!

Thanks,

Peter Taylor
Head of ACT 4 GWS

gospeedygo 4:31 pm 02 Jul 10

enrique said :

astrojax said :

let bakes fry – c’arna cats… targetting another player’s injuries nowhere within cooee of the ball? reprobate!

astrojax – you and I should get together for a beer to watch a game sometime! Go the Catters!!!

Fine up and coming Saints he says… first there was Hamill with his dirty tactics, now Baker. Fine indeed. It’s about time something was done to stamp out that type of rubbish from the game.

Yes because when Jr. Riewoldt strikes an injured players hand its okay is it, what about Scott Thompson then? Gimme a break.

bugalugs said :

Things

Whats that Rugby competition called with all the Dinosaurs always shooting themselves in foot? Can’t remember.

enrique 3:53 pm 02 Jul 10

Troll…

Heh heh, funny you should mention Kieran Jack – this kid comes from a true Rugby family if ever there was one and yet him and his old man Gary see no problem with AFL.

Relax man, no-one is forcing you to do something you don’t want to – just pointing out that there is no need to criticise others because they are different. We all know where that leads… (i.e. Pauline Hanson has left the country)

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