Main strategic reason for a Wests Magpies ISP Team is to ensure there is a full time senior club presence in the south west. This ensures the south west remains part of the WESTS TIGERS pathway AND protects the area (which is growing rapidly) from Souths (who are aligned with St Gregs), Roosters (sniffing around Oran Park), Bulldogs (right next door keeping an eye on juniors) and Mounties (who has their home ground in Wests junior league area.
SYC (u/20s) will remain WT as both Balmain & Wests juniors feed into such.
Wests own WT.
Its all the one entity. A new ISP team for 2018 serves a few purposes including tradition which NSW Cup has with teams like Newtown & Norths. All of the above contributes to a strong and successful WESTS TIGERS. Different branded ISP teams has not stopped Dragons, Roosters, Souths and Cronulla tasting NRL premiership success in recent years.
Things are looking solid for 2018 both NRL Level and everything else in NSWRL Levels.
surprising news re the Magpies.
Maybe I missed something and I don’t want people to think this is a Wests vis Balmain thing, but why would you not play all your teams under the one brand name?? Iam sure there is a very good reason, but on the surface it looks to be a little divisive.
To ensure there is a senior team full time in the south west as part of the WT pathway. Protect the area from Souths, Bulldogs, Roosters and Mounties.
SAVE THE DATE!!!
‘Return to Lidcombe’ is back for 2017
Saturday May 6 at Lidcombe Oval* - 12pm
- Past Wests Magpies Players will be there
- Merchandise Tent full of Wests Magpies gear for sale.
- WSDRLFC Membership forms and sign up also available on the day.
Two Wests Magpies matches on the day:
Sydney Shield vs St Marys at 1pm
Ron Massey Cup vs St Marys at 3pm
*Entry Fee is $5 per person which goes directly to Wests Magpies FC
Wests Ashfield Leagues announce Unified branding with Wests Tigers
2017 will see “the home of Wests Tigers” come to life at Wests Ashfield with player appearances, giveaways, exclusive events and benefits.
Celebrating a colourful history and acknowledging a 75% ownership, the Wests Tigers logo will proudly feature alongside the Club’s logo. Both organisations will continue working closely together to provide engaging experiences for members and fans alike.
Justin Pascoe, Wests Tigers CEO, notes “We’re proud to call Wests Ashfield the home of Wests Tigers. It’s a great place for our members, supporters and our players to come together. Everyone at Wests Tigers is looking forward to working more closely together with Wests Ashfield throughout 2017 and beyond and Leagues Club members can look forward to seeing our players at the Club much more often over the coming year.”
“Wests Tigers have a long history in the game through our two Foundation Clubs, Western Suburbs Magpies and Balmain Tigers. We’re proud to preserve their legacy while building a strong future for Wests Tigers. It’s great to have both Western Suburbs and Balmain remain as an integral part of Wests Tigers under our new ownership structure and we look forward to working with both parties long into the future.”
To celebrate the start of the NRL season and the brand unification, we are giving away an ultimate inner sanctum experience. During March, one lucky member will have the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime game day experience, including a visit to the Wests Tigers dressing room, sideline viewing of the team warm-up, watching the game from the players’ enclosure and attending the press conference after the match.
Following our first home game at Leichhardt Oval on Sunday, 26 March Rd4, players will return to the Club for a post-match event. Hear the coach’s insights of the game, interviews with players and awarding of the Players’ Player award.
In April, meet the players and have photos taken while you dine in our new farm-to-fork restaurant, The Garden. Watch in amusement as Wests Tigers players join our very own pizza chef and jump in the kitchen to create masterpieces in our wood-fired oven. See them demonstrate their skills from pizza dough rolling to spinning bases in the air.
The full squad will also host a signing session on Monday, 22 May where fans of all ages can meet the players up close & personal, take photographs and have their jerseys and merchandise signed.
For the entire 2017 season, members can enjoy any pizza and a schooner of beer for only $20 with our game day special, available lunch & dinner on any Wests Tigers home & away game days.
“We are excited to be the home of Wests Tigers. On behalf of the Board, Management and Staff of Wests Ashfield, I would like to wish Wests Tigers every success for the 2017 season”, said Simon Cook CEO Wests Ashfield.
Western Suburbs Magpies is a 1908 Foundation Club that is rich in rugby league history and tradition. Over a century later, the Club is in a strong position both on and off the field.
As Wests move forward, the Club would like the Members and fan base to be an integral part of that journey ahead.
In addition to the Club’s Official Facebook page, which was not created for the purpose of being a direct link for general discussion, Wests Magpies have today launched an OFFICIAL SUPPORTERS FORUM on Facebook to discuss all things WESTS - past, present and future.
This forum provides a direct communication link between supporters and the Club and is an opportunity to share and discuss Club news, events, notices, game day info, official merchandise and other Club or Rugby League related matters.
The forum will be moderated by appointed Club officials to ensure appropriate content and participant harmony with Wests Magpies fans of all persuasions encouraged to join the forum and share your stories and passion for WESTS!
The Club acknowledges there are a number of Magpies groups on social media and appreciate their ongoing support of the Club and in this exciting new venture.
Click this link and join the fun. https://www.facebook.com/groups/MagpiesForum
Best he can do for JV (and Balmain’s legacy) is buy out Balmain’s debt as a good gesture. As of March 2016, they (BT) will end part ownership and say into WT.
Wests wont be giving up their share in WT and have first rights to remaining 50%.
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