We have an ACT-GWS deal footyheads

johnboy 10 November 2010 18

Andrew Barr has announced that he’s sealed the deal with the Greater Western Sydney AFL team for a ten year partnership with the ACT.

“This is the most significant day in the 80 year history of AFL in Canberra,” Mr Barr said. “This partnership has secured at least 40 matches for the ACT over the next ten years, giving this team a
second home base at Manuka Oval.”

“However it is about more than just matches. It is about ensuring that we have a full-time AFL presence
on the ground, in our schools, in our clubs and in our community, while also presenting clear pathways
for our best young footballers to get to the top through the local GWS Academy.

“This is a unique partnership, unlike any other that currently exists in the AFL. We will be part-owner of
this new team from its very foundation, right from the moment that its name, colours and jumper are
unveiled next week. Our ownership will be reflected in an ACT-appointment to the Board, a permanent
reference to our community on the team’s jumper, and perhaps most significantly, a specifically stylised
match-day jumper for home games at Manuka Oval from 2012.”

The key points of the agreement are:

    • At least 40 games played in the ACT over the next ten years, including three premiership games and one preseason game each year.

    • Establishment of a GWS ACT Academy to help develop young local talent to its potential.

    • Year-round engagement of GWS players, coaches and staff in the local community, including school visitation, football development and additional community activities.

    • An ACT representative on the GWS Board.

    • Permanent representation of the ACT community on the playing jumper and an ACT-specific stylised jumper for home games in Canberra.

    • Participation of the GWS reserves team in the peak local competition, further enhancing the local league and improving talent pathways.

    • Annual Community Camp conducted in the ACT.

    • Partnership payment to GWS of $1.15m per annum from 2012-13, with revenue guarantee of $400,000 for each premiership game.

    • Long-form contract to be complete by mid-2011.


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Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 2:48 pm 16 Nov 10

Some news on “our” new team: AFL to unveil GWS Giants

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 3:20 pm 11 Nov 10

Ian said :

I hope those attending the games appreciate the subsidy of approx $50 per ticket.

Much obliged Ian, can you spot me $10 for a couple of beers as well?

gospeedygo gospeedygo 3:04 pm 11 Nov 10

bd84 said :

gospeedygo said :

farnarkler said :

Neither Collingwood nor Carlton will play here


Good.

If Geelong don’t play here either, our belongings will be safe from being stolen for the next 10 years..

You’d think so but just watch out if Port Adelaide come to town.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 9:44 am 11 Nov 10

bd84 said :

If Geelong don’t play here either, our belongings will be safe from being stolen for the next 10 years.

Looks like it is Essendon doing all the thieving in Geelong these days, haha.

Ian Ian 9:19 am 11 Nov 10

I hope those attending the games appreciate the subsidy of approx $50 per ticket.

Anna Key Anna Key 6:54 am 11 Nov 10

Good to see that Canberra has an 80 year history of AFL, given the comp has only been running since 1990.

Primal Primal 9:48 pm 10 Nov 10

farnarkler said :

Neither Collingwood nor Carlton will play here

Hooray!

bd84 bd84 9:48 pm 10 Nov 10

gospeedygo said :

farnarkler said :

Neither Collingwood nor Carlton will play here


Good.

If Geelong don’t play here either, our belongings will be safe from being stolen for the next 10 years..

2604 2604 9:32 pm 10 Nov 10

farnarkler said :

Neither Collingwood nor Carlton will play here because they’re not prepared to take such low takings from Manuka oval. If the ACT gov’t were willing to cough up a few $ then maybe we’d get to see the big teams.

I think that $1.15m for four games is quite enough as it is.

gospeedygo gospeedygo 9:31 pm 10 Nov 10

farnarkler said :

Neither Collingwood nor Carlton will play here


Good.

farnarkler farnarkler 8:21 pm 10 Nov 10

Neither Collingwood nor Carlton will play here because they’re not prepared to take such low takings from Manuka oval. If the ACT gov’t were willing to cough up a few $ then maybe we’d get to see the big teams.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 7:56 pm 10 Nov 10

According to the ABC News tonight ACT Govco has guaranteed gate takings to a minimum of $400K per game and any monies over that amount will also go to GWS.

Primal Primal 6:44 pm 10 Nov 10

Name, jumper and colours are being revealed on the 16th.

Now I just need to find out how to get my ACT4GWS money out of hock and into a membership…

Fiona Fiona 6:04 pm 10 Nov 10

reminds me of BWS 🙂

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 12:39 pm 10 Nov 10

The Hun is on the case now as well: GWS to play matches in Canberra under new deal

Frano Frano 12:29 pm 10 Nov 10

When the team gets a decent name, I might take an interest. GWS sounds so stupid?!!?!

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 10:41 am 10 Nov 10

gospeedygo, there’s absolutely zero chance Canberra will get the NSW derby, haha. And nor should we.

We will get the teams that pull shit crowds, get used to it now … start thinking Freo, West Coast, Port Adelaide and one of Bulldogs, North, Melbourne.

I say the only chance of Canberra getting a high drawing Melbourne club via the GWS link-up would be in the pre-season rubbish.

gospeedygo gospeedygo 10:32 am 10 Nov 10

Please for the love of Jehovah please don’t let the three H&A games be:

GWS Vs Sydney

GWS Vs Western Bulldogs

GWS Vs Gold Coast

Can we have some other teams please like at least one out of this year’s top 3 of Collingwood, Geelong and St.Kilda. Possibly even Hawthorn?

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