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Post by Kul » Tue 19 Dec, 2017 4:36 pm

Wests Tigers welcome Centre of Excellence funding announcement

Wests Tigers have welcomed today’s announcement from the NSW Government regarding funding for the club’s Centre of Excellence.

As a part of today’s announcement the NSW Government has committed $5.5million to Wests Tigers’ project at Concord Oval.

This funding will be combined with that from a number of partners including PCYC and Canada Bay Council to develop an exceptional facility for Wests Tigers and its community.

Wests Tigers Chair Marina Go thanked the NSW Government for their support of the project.

“Everyone at Wests Tigers welcomes today’s announcement from the NSW Government and Minister Stuart Ayres,” said Go. “We’ve been working closely with the Minister and the NSW Office of Sport over a period of time to develop a proposal that we believe will create an exemplar facility that will benefit both Wests Tigers and the community.

Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe said that the club looked forward to moving this project onto the next stage following today’s announcement.

“This contribution from the State Government is important in the evolution of the project,” said Pascoe. “This support adds to the contribution from our partners PCYC and Canada Bay Council and will help us develop a facility that houses multiple sports and infrastructure to run our community programs.

“This project is truly unique in the way that it brings together elite sport and our partners, with it being the first time ever that PCYC have partnered with a professional sporting team in this way,” said Pascoe.

Wests Tigers Head Coach Ivan Cleary said that this planned facility would have a positive impact on not only the club and its players but also the wider community.

“We currently have opportunities for people to come and watch the players train and they always say how much they love it,” said Cleary. “If you can have the opportunity where an elite team is training next to young kids it’s got to motivate them to want to be active and to aspire to bigger things.”

PCYC NSW CEO Dominic Teakle welcomed today’s announcement.

“This model provides a joint educational, sport, recreation and vocational facility that will benefit the community through health, mentoring and educational programs and activities,” said Teakle. “This project provides incredible bang for buck for the government and PCYC are proud to be a part of this project and this partnership with Wests Tigers.”
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Post by Sabre » Tue 19 Dec, 2017 4:42 pm

What does $5.5 million get you?

These are the figures from other clubs:
The recipients announced by Sports Minister Stuart Ayres were the Bulldogs ($2 million), the Roosters ($5.765 million), the Knights ($10 million), the Rabbitohs ($8.696 million) and the Sharks ($8 million).

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Post by tigerap » Tue 19 Dec, 2017 4:51 pm

Does this now mean the bulldozers move and and constructions starts?...or is more moula needed?

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Post by jirskyr » Tue 19 Dec, 2017 4:53 pm

Well everyone who was poo-pooing us and our mgmt team for not being able to source funding, $5.5M not bad. I can understand Knights getting the most, we should count ourselves lucky to get so much in a crowded Sydney market.

No idea how Rabbits conned almost $9M out of the government to bulldoze the hill at Heffron Park.

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Post by Mccarry » Tue 19 Dec, 2017 5:02 pm

Brilliant News!

Great work by Pascoe. This is a big step forward. Clubs like ours are built from the ground up. This type of facility will be turning out fans, better players and deeper community engagement for years to come.

Rugby League needs to be about the people.

I truly believe that the Tiges are becoming a community club. This long term, foundations first strategy is the right play and will work.

This facility is about the people. Our no 'd@@k head' policy is about the people. Our every increasing activity in the community is about the people. Improvements in the game day experience is about the people.

At a time when the NRL is becoming more corrupt by the year, the Tigers are going the other way. As a fan I am very happy about this!


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Post by hammertime » Tue 19 Dec, 2017 5:03 pm

It's a great result. Will give the other partners confidence that it's been through an intensive review by the state government and they've got the thumbs up.

Did manly get nothing?

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Post by mctiger » Tue 19 Dec, 2017 5:10 pm

hammertime wrote:
Tue 19 Dec, 2017 5:03 pm
It's a great result. Will give the other partners confidence that it's been through an intensive review by the state government and they've got the thumbs up.

Did manly get nothing?
Just adding up the figures posted by Sabre (The recipients announced by Sports Minister Stuart Ayres were the Bulldogs ($2 million), the Roosters ($5.765 million), the Knights ($10 million), the Rabbitohs ($8.696 million) and the Sharks ($8 million)) that's just under the $40m allocated so it would appear not. Pity......... :lol:

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Post by innsaneink » Tue 19 Dec, 2017 5:14 pm

Its a start

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Post by hobbo » Tue 19 Dec, 2017 5:19 pm

5 mill is a great deposit ..
Time to call Harry !
We need mongrel ..
No more plodders !

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Post by gallagher » Tue 19 Dec, 2017 5:30 pm

Great news. Let's hope the other $37 mill they talked about exists and this gets underway ASAP.

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Post by Earl » Tue 19 Dec, 2017 5:32 pm

We got something. Now we have to make it work. I work on projects and money can disappear (not rorting just bad decisions) pretty easily.

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Post by Harvey » Tue 19 Dec, 2017 5:43 pm

Did they have to agree to a west connex smoke stack running through the middle? Concord is a very short sighted decision

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Post by jadtiger » Tue 19 Dec, 2017 5:44 pm

Better than poke in the eye with a burnt stick.Hopefully this will make it happen

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Post by Harvey » Tue 19 Dec, 2017 5:46 pm

Can we set up an entity to develop this space who can then pay TPAs to our players to advertise its benefits to the community?

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Post by Tiger_Pete » Tue 19 Dec, 2017 5:47 pm

gallagher wrote:
Fri 15 Dec, 2017 5:55 pm
I think Pascoe needs to tell us why he failed to secure the funding from the government. The money was there and has seemingly gone to other clubs. Why?

Something, something, working with all levels of governments, something, something, working towards it doesn't cut it as an answer.
You were saying?

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Post by Telltails » Tue 19 Dec, 2017 5:48 pm

They have a plan and this will get it rolling. Good news.

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Post by gallagher » Tue 19 Dec, 2017 5:57 pm

Tiger_Pete wrote:
Tue 19 Dec, 2017 5:47 pm
gallagher wrote:
Fri 15 Dec, 2017 5:55 pm
I think Pascoe needs to tell us why he failed to secure the funding from the government. The money was there and has seemingly gone to other clubs. Why?

Something, something, working with all levels of governments, something, something, working towards it doesn't cut it as an answer.
You were saying?
something , something,I'm a keyboard hero, something, something, have no idea....

lol, more than happy for this to blow up in my face.

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Post by momo&medo » Tue 19 Dec, 2017 6:06 pm

A great big tick for the “guys with white hats” .... !

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