Editorial: Bunbury’s path for sporting excellence

EditorialSouth Western Times
Perth Glory’s Sam Kerr
Camera IconPerth Glory’s Sam Kerr Credit: Tony Feder / Getty Images

Perth Glory women’s first foray to Bunbury can only be good for the city and its chances of hosting other national sporting events in the future.

Already in 2018 we have this weekend’s W-League game, the Australian Beach Games, BMX National Championships and Under-23 Australian Beach Volleyball Championships coming to town.

This weekend’s game marks the start of a huge 2018 and hopefully a big future for the South West and its sporting scene.

When the Hay Park Multisports Pavilion was built there was an aim to attract some big sports and this will be the first. It is fantastic to see our region’s state-of-the-art facilities being recognised by various organisations.

Now the aim is to build or redevelop our existing sporting facilities to attract sports such as AFL, basketball, rugby league and cricket at a national level.

This year could be the start of Bunbury becoming the sporting capital of regional WA.

Something which would add social and economic value to our already vibrant city.

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