Last Sunday, Subiaco Junior Football Club proved that you don’t need big boots or an AFL Guernsey to have a kick on Subiaco Oval.
The West Australian Football Commission organised a junior football match with the local sporting club to celebrate Mother’s Day.
It was a nod to the oval’s future use as a community sports ground, which will look dramatically different in the coming months. The State Government yesterday announced the demolition contract for Subiaco Oval’s existing infrastructure to make way for the new Subi East Redevelopment.
Mayor Penny Taylor said she was delighted to see kids running around on the hallowed grounds.
“It was exciting to see the oval used by the community. These kids are playing on the same space as some of WA’s greatest footballers.
“We want to preserve the history and the heart of football at Subiaco Oval.
“With demolition works underway, it’s understandable that the oval will become a construction zone in the coming months.
“Following that, Subiaco Oval will be enjoyed by everyone including school students, sports clubs and the community for the first time in decades.”
The City of Subiaco is working with LandCorp to establish a community reference group to provide feedback to the State Government and keep residents informed during the demolition process.
Image credit: Subiaco Junior Football Club