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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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ACT 4 GWS?
verbalkint 11:12 am 02 Jul 10

I’ve signed up – member #36.

Certainly worth getting involved, we might even see some good footy down here!

artuoui 10:30 am 02 Jul 10

I’d be happy to support the code in the ACT – if only they could get rid of all those knock-ons and introduce a sensible off-side rule.

enrique 9:11 am 02 Jul 10

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.

LG 8:31 am 02 Jul 10

Not sure if I’ll support GWS as a team (they may well become my second team) but $50 seems a reasonable price to pay to actually get some games in Canberra each year (I wonder how many of the 4 per year will be NAB cup vs regular season? if the NAB cup continues in an 18 team comp)

Looks like you can’t lose. If the campaign gets up you can direct your $50 to season tickets / membership. If it doesn’t, you get the money back.

Any word from the ACT gov if they’re on board? Looks like we won’t be getting a new stadium as part of the world cup bid anyway.

Primal 9:25 pm 01 Jul 10

I’m in. They may not be my first team but they might just be my local team…

Wraith 9:18 pm 01 Jul 10

Yep, I’d sign up and might even go to a game or two.

I’d sign just to get the footy here more often.

bd84 9:06 pm 01 Jul 10

The $50 isn’t an necessarily towards becoming a GWS member(I hope they come up with a decent name) member when they join the competition, but it can be put towards it if the bid is successful.

I notice that all the goals they have set need to be met by the end of the 2010 AFL season for it to succeed, although if it doesn’t succeed you get your money back.

Sounds like a decent investment towards getting a decent game and decent teams in this town, I hope it succeeds.

Growling Ferret 8:46 pm 01 Jul 10

AFL Canberra is about to get turned upside down if the rumours are right.

You might be able to watch Israel Folau and Harmichael play in Canberra half a dozen times next year at Manuka, Football Park and Greenway.

But hell yeah, get on GWS. Especially if they do 3-5 game Canberra memberships for $100 or so.

(Go Pies)

astrojax 4:42 pm 01 Jul 10

let bakes fry – c’arna cats… targetting another player’s injuries nowhere within cooee of the ball? reprobate! stevie j to kick seven in the g/f against the stains, cats win by eighty… 😉

but agree, hope they host a few teams actually worth turning up to watch.

BSR253 4:36 pm 01 Jul 10

Website is http://www.act4gws.com.au

Looks like a great campaign!

gospeedygo 3:55 pm 01 Jul 10

It hope to Jehovah they play teams other than Sydney or the Doggies. How about those fine young up and comers the Saints?

Free Bakes.

Holden Caulfield 3:51 pm 01 Jul 10

I thought this article was going to be about Josh Bruce, a local lad, who has just become the first TAC Cup kid signed to the GWS list.

In regards to going to watch GWSvplay, I’d certainly be more keen to support this venture than I was prepared to do for those North Melbourne harlots.

enrique 3:16 pm 01 Jul 10

Yep, I’d sign up.

The Axe Man 3:12 pm 01 Jul 10

amarooresident3 said :

I’d become a member, even though I’m a member of another club. Hell, for 50 bucks each I’d buy two. Just happy to support the sport.

Spot on AR3.
I already spend well over $600 for a couple of memberships but will join this (if i could only work out how to)

amarooresident3 3:04 pm 01 Jul 10

I’d become a member, even though I’m a member of another club. Hell, for 50 bucks each I’d buy two. Just happy to support the sport.

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