Potential new $ 27 million concord base



  • http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/teams/tigers/first-look-at-wests-tigers-new-27-million-training-base/news-story/b5118cb33adcf2bf21853f5bce662db8

    This is really exciting. I don’t know how pie in the sky it is but quotes from Pascoe seem positive.

    The perfect place for a rebuild in my opinion.Interesting quote from Pascoe about Concord being a central part of Sydney and easier to attract players and staff. Might ruffle a few feather however I 100% agree with him on this.





  • Spinner….didnt see that coming but it sounds AWESOME!



  • First look at Wests Tigers’ new $27 million training base

    THE Wests Tigers will transform their dilapidated Concord Oval training base into a state of the art $27 million centre of excellence.

    Long considered to have the worst facilities of any NRL club, the Tigers plan to reconstruct Concord Oval into a multipurpose elite sporting and community centre by midway through 2018.

    Work is expected to start on the project — which The Sunday Telegraph has obtained exclusive details of — next June and will see a high performance training centre established on the Parramatta Road side of Concord Oval.

    The existing grandstand and dressing sheds, which also house Tigers football and administration staff, will be pulled down.

    Other elements of the plan include;

    — Administration officers for Wests Tigers staff and other sporting organisations
    — Aquatic recovery and hydrotherapy pools
    — Multimedia studio
    — Classrooms and lecture facilities
    — Wests Tigers retail shop
    — Community cafe and athlete dining facilities
    — Multi-sport community facilities and commercial leasing zones.

    Wests Tigers chief executive Justin Pascoe described the current setup at Concord Oval as “substandard to an elite professional environment”.

    “If I was a player and I was looking at some of our competitor’s facilities and looking at our current facility I would be second guessing whether or not I am going to be improving my football,” Pascoe said.

    “That’s an outsider’s view looking in. Once you become part of our fabric we hope to make sure that the player is developing better than at any other place. If you’re a young kid aspiring to be an elite athlete and you’re looking at our facilities versing others it would be a deciding factor that would be negative to us.”

    The Tigers had earmarked Liverpool as their permanent training base as the state government’s WestConnex project was to have impacted Concord Oval.

    The Tigers will lobby local, state and federal governments to assist with funding and are confident they will be a beneficiary of the state government’s pledge to match dollar for dollar any club looking to build a centre of excellence.

    “This is an opportunity for us to create a legacy for this organisation moving forward,” Pascoe said. “It takes what currently is an environment which is probably from the outside in bricks and mortar not conducive to an elite environment.

    “It will allow us to attract and retain talent — on and off the field. (Concord) is part of our geographical footprint. It’s about attracting players and staff to an area which is pretty central to Sydney.

    “Commercially it sets up this organisation for the future. Funding is always challenging with these projects but I’m comfortable with what we are proposing.”

    Balmain’s junior representative teams are also expected to use Concord as their training and administration base.

    Pascoe is no stranger to developing multi-million dollar training projects having been part of the AFL’s Western Bulldogs revamped training base and more recently Penrith’s $22 million training facility.

    “This will define how we are represented in the market place and how we want to be represented to the playing group,” Pascoe said. “It’s the thing that drives me on a day-to-day basis.”

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/nrl/teams/tigers/first-look-at-wests-tigers-new-27-million-training-base/news-story/b5118cb33adcf2bf21853f5bce662db8



  • This will be massive for us.



  • Is this Harry’s parting gift??



  • How is that all going to fit on that lot?



  • Very surprised with Pascoe’s candidness. Not the usual PR fluff. I appreciate his honesty. Fingers crossed it goes ahead.



  • @Eddie:

    Is this Harry’s parting gift??

    Is he dying? Bit morbid Eddie!! Lol
    An article a few weeks ago made it sound like it relied heavily on his bucks.
    Didn’t sometime here name it ’ the harry triguboff center for average footballers’ or the like? ?



  • @Cultured Bogan:

    How is that all going to fit on that lot?

    Knocking down the grandstand



  • @gallagher:

    @Eddie:

    Is this Harry’s parting gift??

    Is he dying? Bit morbid Eddie!! Lol
    An article a few weeks ago made it sound like it relied heavily on his bucks.
    Didn’t sometime here name it ’ the harry triguboff center for average footballers’ or the like? ?

    Sorry, he is fine as far as I am aware

    but you know what i mean.

    Some people have been begging him for years and now this appears (seemingly from no where) ??



  • @Eddie:

    @gallagher:

    @Eddie:

    Is this Harry’s parting gift??

    Is he dying? Bit morbid Eddie!! Lol
    An article a few weeks ago made it sound like it relied heavily on his bucks.
    Didn’t sometime here name it ’ the harry triguboff center for average footballers’ or the like? ?

    Sorry, he is fine as far as I am aware

    but you know what i mean.

    Some people have been begging him for years and now this appears (seemingly from no where) ??

    Yeah, he’s been a great supporter of balmain and wests tigers.
    Very generous.
    Maybe this is the first time the club has asked him to fund something worthwhile, not just charity money to get us out of a fix.



  • Wow. This looks epic. Fingers crossed



  • First liverpool, then cambo now concord.
    Must be election time.



  • Very positive, but won’t really believe it until construction starts


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