This regarding the shortage of soccer pitches is resulting in clubs turning away players, with the FFV estimating an extra 260-420 pitches in Victoria by 2026This may very well be the case. But do you have a citation for it? Can you confirm that it applies to the areas where Melbourne's main supporter base is located? And as I said previously, it's not impossible to take the St Kilda approach and share the facilities, but I suppose that depends on what Melbourne are inclined to do.
Actually Collingwood last trained at Gosches Paddock until April 2013 when they moved to the redeveloped Olympic Park.- https://www.collingwoodfc.com.au/news/2013-04-11/new-lease-of-life-for-olympic-parkWhen the Olympic Park redevelopment wasn't completed we still would have been training there.....think that was around
Those links are broken, can you please resend?This regarding the shortage of soccer pitches is resulting in clubs turning away players, with the FFV estimating an extra 260-420 pitches in Victoria by 2026
The next link has a lot of detail,and is the strategy doc put together reviewing facility needs in South East Melbourne. Is covers the growth of the game, capping of field use by councils due to attempts to minimise overuse, and inadequate facilities for women. It's proposing a multi layered strategy to increase ground availability from tens on millions spent on improvements in ground irrigation, lighting, and female change rooms, to new ovals and synthetic grounds
The fight between local residents and the Maribyrnong council over the grant of public parkland to the (privately owned) Melbourne Victory (which, contrary to the attached article, is actually currently used for rugby and even more so for scratch cricket games throughout the year - yes, even in Winter) is still on-going -Read up on the backlash about a lacrosse team being moved from Dorothy Laver Reserve so it can be a closed synthetic turf grounds exclusive for soccer. Or the fight in Footscray over Melbourne Victory wanting to take over one of their parks for a training facility.
Parkland is finite in Melbourne, and rate payers are loathe to hand it over for free to for profit sports groups. This is because these groups want exclusive control of the ground, it and kicks out all the local footy and cricket clubs. ...
According to wiki it's the admin and main playing base for the vafa. Sharing isn't impossible in that scenario. There is a soccer club that also plays there, so they may need to be relocated.Elsternwick Park has been floated which could be a good option. VAFA finals could remain. Not sure who (if anybody) plays there during home and away.
Didn't mean you "train" there all the time. You do use it (as do the Dees and storm), so depriving you guys of access to an existing resource is a negative the demons would need to counter.
And your points obvious about your arrangement, and completely irrelevant to the demons because they are not talking about giving up Casey. As such, it's why I've said the public access issue is a loser for them, because they are wanting something for free effectively
Lots of teams called Melbourne train on Gosch's....Demons, Storm, Victory, City & Rebels.No, we don't train at goschs at all. We have management access of Olympic Park
My point is precisely relevant whether or not you grasped it's relevance