WNPL and State sports Park

This forum is for the discussion of women's football, the fastest growing participation sport in Australia. This includes local women's football and the A-League Women.

Moderators: BillShankly, John Cena, Forum Admins

Post Reply
Riggles64
Boot Polisher
Boot Polisher
Posts: 59
Joined: Wed May 27, 2020 5:15 pm
Been thanked: 8 times

WNPL and State sports Park

Post by Riggles64 »

With the move to Gepps Cross, away from the Parks, will we now be seeing only 2 WNPL games on a Friday night? At the Parks we had 2 games at 6.15 and 2 at 8.15 or thereabouts. Looks like we only see 2 games at Gepps cross 6.15 and 8.15 and both on the artificial pitch. The main pitch isn't being used for WNPL? We're seeing more and more split round games this played at suburban grounds as "double headers". Some clarity please.

Marinos
Apprentice
Apprentice
Posts: 164
Joined: Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:44 pm
Been thanked: 5 times

Re: WNPL and State sports Park

Post by Marinos »

Riggles64 wrote:
Fri Jun 10, 2022 9:43 am
With the move to Gepps Cross, away from the Parks, will we now be seeing only 2 WNPL games on a Friday night? At the Parks we had 2 games at 6.15 and 2 at 8.15 or thereabouts. Looks like we only see 2 games at Gepps cross 6.15 and 8.15 and both on the artificial pitch. The main pitch isn't being used for WNPL? We're seeing more and more split round games this played at suburban grounds as "double headers". Some clarity please.
Pretty sure there's been 3 games a few times, as well as double headers on the grass.

I thought clubs made it quite clear the last 2-3 years they wanted to start hosting matches to make more money from gate, canteen etc

Riggles64
Boot Polisher
Boot Polisher
Posts: 59
Joined: Wed May 27, 2020 5:15 pm
Been thanked: 8 times

Re: WNPL and State sports Park

Post by Riggles64 »

Thanks for the reply Marinos.

nathanburns15
Bench Warmer
Bench Warmer
Posts: 797
Joined: Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:45 pm
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 5 times

Re: WNPL and State sports Park

Post by nathanburns15 »

Some teams use the same home grounds as their mens sides (Metro, Adelaide City, West Adelaide, Adelaide Uni, etc) whereas some clubs don't have grounds that meet the requirements neccesary to host NPL games so Gepps Cross is their nominated home ground (Salisbury Inter, Modbury Vista, Comets)

SwandelPark
Squad Player
Squad Player
Posts: 1327
Joined: Mon Jun 21, 2004 6:49 pm

Re: WNPL and State sports Park

Post by SwandelPark »

nathanburns15 wrote:
Fri Jun 10, 2022 4:23 pm
Some teams use the same home grounds as their mens sides (Metro, Adelaide City, West Adelaide, Adelaide Uni, etc) whereas some clubs don't have grounds that meet the requirements neccesary to host NPL games so Gepps Cross is their nominated home ground (Salisbury Inter, Modbury Vista, Comets)
I understand SI and Comets, but why exactly aren't the Vista WNPL team playing out of their home ground?

terryball
Bench Warmer
Bench Warmer
Posts: 753
Joined: Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:29 pm
Has thanked: 1 time

Re: WNPL and State sports Park

Post by terryball »

no fence,so they can't charge as it has to be left open for public access apparently

SAD GAL
Squad Player
Squad Player
Posts: 1192
Joined: Tue Nov 19, 2002 11:43 am
Been thanked: 3 times

Re: WNPL and State sports Park

Post by SAD GAL »

All for double headers but I agree that the atmosphere and vibe created over the last few years at the Parks is (at this stage) absent from the new venue. The double headers (4 game in total) created a good place to go and watch other teams in the WNPL. This is the casualty.

As far as revenue raising, this may be true however, I gladly pay my entrance fee of $5.00 at every WNPL game where the "home team" takes the gate takings. I'd like to see the carve up for men/women double headers.

I have been charged $10 on 3 occasions when I turned up at a double header. I said I was there for the WNPL game. Reply? Doesn't matter $10.

User avatar
God is an Englishman
Board Member
Board Member
Posts: 48494
Joined: Fri May 08, 2009 5:31 pm
Has thanked: 14 times
Been thanked: 41 times

Re: WNPL and State sports Park

Post by God is an Englishman »

I think it's 8 games at the parks this saturday.

Adelaide Uni Feds
Adelaide Uni Amateurs
Adelaide Uni Women
West Adelaide Soccer Club president Alex Alexandrou said the club was still in a position to be playing and training at the new ground either by the end of the 2015 season or in 2016.

BAGGIO 15
Assistant Coach
Assistant Coach
Posts: 15165
Joined: Mon Mar 21, 2005 1:58 pm
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 2 times

Re: WNPL and State sports Park

Post by BAGGIO 15 »

Uni have been hosting at APEX, but also at time inviting the away team to stay behind post game for a meal.
Trying to build a better post game environment foe the league.

This is similar to what men's teams do when they host.

SAD GAL
Squad Player
Squad Player
Posts: 1192
Joined: Tue Nov 19, 2002 11:43 am
Been thanked: 3 times

Re: WNPL and State sports Park

Post by SAD GAL »

I can see that there are some benefits. Clubs always looking for a way forward. The timing of the games is an issue.
Been going on for a few years so the discussion is good.

I'm a purist and I like the Friday night "game night". Pre-west beach and the Parks the wnpl was played on a Sunday afternoon, not many (if any) spectators, poor grounds and sometimes no ref let alone assistant refs. Has come a long way.

Ga Pala
Star Player
Star Player
Posts: 2596
Joined: Mon Aug 14, 2006 6:58 pm
Been thanked: 1 time

Re: WNPL and State sports Park

Post by Ga Pala »

SAD GAL wrote:
Wed Jun 15, 2022 1:36 pm
All for double headers but I agree that the atmosphere and vibe created over the last few years at the Parks is (at this stage) absent from the new venue. The double headers (4 game in total) created a good place to go and watch other teams in the WNPL. This is the casualty.

As far as revenue raising, this may be true however, I gladly pay my entrance fee of $5.00 at every WNPL game where the "home team" takes the gate takings. I'd like to see the carve up for men/women double headers.

I have been charged $10 on 3 occasions when I turned up at a double header. I said I was there for the WNPL game. Reply? Doesn't matter $10.
Do you really think $10 is expensive for watching a Semi Pro Football match? Also do you expect clubs to charge you half because you decide to watch one of the double header games? Its like going to a concert to watch two bands and you expect to pay half price because you only watch the support act. Give me a spell
" I used to go Missing a lot- Miss Canada, Miss United Kingdom, Miss Germany." George Best

User avatar
God is an Englishman
Board Member
Board Member
Posts: 48494
Joined: Fri May 08, 2009 5:31 pm
Has thanked: 14 times
Been thanked: 41 times

Re: WNPL and State sports Park

Post by God is an Englishman »

Ga Pala wrote:
Wed Jun 15, 2022 3:40 pm
SAD GAL wrote:
Wed Jun 15, 2022 1:36 pm
All for double headers but I agree that the atmosphere and vibe created over the last few years at the Parks is (at this stage) absent from the new venue. The double headers (4 game in total) created a good place to go and watch other teams in the WNPL. This is the casualty.

As far as revenue raising, this may be true however, I gladly pay my entrance fee of $5.00 at every WNPL game where the "home team" takes the gate takings. I'd like to see the carve up for men/women double headers.

I have been charged $10 on 3 occasions when I turned up at a double header. I said I was there for the WNPL game. Reply? Doesn't matter $10.
Do you really think $10 is expensive for watching a Semi Pro Football match? Also do you expect clubs to charge you half because you decide to watch one of the double header games? Its like going to a concert to watch two bands and you expect to pay half price because you only watch the support act. Give me a spell
Yes $10 is a lot of money to watch a game at such a poor standard.
West Adelaide Soccer Club president Alex Alexandrou said the club was still in a position to be playing and training at the new ground either by the end of the 2015 season or in 2016.

SAD GAL
Squad Player
Squad Player
Posts: 1192
Joined: Tue Nov 19, 2002 11:43 am
Been thanked: 3 times

Re: WNPL and State sports Park

Post by SAD GAL »

I'm not saying $10 is too much and I always support the teams/clubs. Your analogy about a band is nonsense. I agree a value needs to be placed on the game.

nathanburns15
Bench Warmer
Bench Warmer
Posts: 797
Joined: Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:45 pm
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 5 times

Re: WNPL and State sports Park

Post by nathanburns15 »

SAD GAL wrote:
Wed Jun 15, 2022 3:17 pm
I'm a purist and I like the Friday night "game night".
I'm a purist and I prefer a traditional home and away season, not every game at the same venue.

Marinos
Apprentice
Apprentice
Posts: 164
Joined: Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:44 pm
Been thanked: 5 times

Re: WNPL and State sports Park

Post by Marinos »

nathanburns15 wrote:
Thu Jun 16, 2022 5:24 pm
SAD GAL wrote:
Wed Jun 15, 2022 3:17 pm
I'm a purist and I like the Friday night "game night".
I'm a purist and I prefer a traditional home and away season, not every game at the same venue.
I find it farcical that the reason some clubs are forced to play at the State Centre is a lack of a players race yet two out of three pitches at the State Centre have no players race.

nathanburns15
Bench Warmer
Bench Warmer
Posts: 797
Joined: Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:45 pm
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 5 times

Re: WNPL and State sports Park

Post by nathanburns15 »

Vista can't host because they don't have fencing I believe

User avatar
God is an Englishman
Board Member
Board Member
Posts: 48494
Joined: Fri May 08, 2009 5:31 pm
Has thanked: 14 times
Been thanked: 41 times

Re: WNPL and State sports Park

Post by God is an Englishman »

nathanburns15 wrote:
Tue Jun 28, 2022 8:36 am
Vista can't host because they don't have fencing I believe

Vista has a fence but it doesn't seperate the pitches. It goes round both of them. They could get round that by using the one centre pitch only.

I'd love to hear that after all that money the abysmal fsa (that said the main issue there has now left and not involved with football) and the even worse mvsc mucked up to that level of incompetence.
West Adelaide Soccer Club president Alex Alexandrou said the club was still in a position to be playing and training at the new ground either by the end of the 2015 season or in 2016.

nathanburns15
Bench Warmer
Bench Warmer
Posts: 797
Joined: Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:45 pm
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 5 times

Re: WNPL and State sports Park

Post by nathanburns15 »

Metro hosting 10 games this Saturday (juniors, community and NPL) on the same day at same venue. Hope that doesn’t upset the purists.

nathanburns15
Bench Warmer
Bench Warmer
Posts: 797
Joined: Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:45 pm
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 5 times

Re: WNPL and State sports Park

Post by nathanburns15 »

God is an Englishman wrote:
Tue Jun 28, 2022 9:06 am
nathanburns15 wrote:
Tue Jun 28, 2022 8:36 am
Vista can't host because they don't have fencing I believe

Vista has a fence but it doesn't seperate the pitches. It goes round both of them. They could get round that by using the one centre pitch only.

I'd love to hear that after all that money the abysmal fsa (that said the main issue there has now left and not involved with football) and the even worse mvsc mucked up to that level of incompetence.
Got to see the finished product last weekend and the clubrooms are superb. Pitch setup and quality however leaves a lot to be desired.

united92
Promising Junior
Promising Junior
Posts: 373
Joined: Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:23 pm
Been thanked: 3 times

Re: WNPL and State sports Park

Post by united92 »

Marinos wrote:
Mon Jun 27, 2022 10:30 pm
nathanburns15 wrote:
Thu Jun 16, 2022 5:24 pm
SAD GAL wrote:
Wed Jun 15, 2022 3:17 pm
I'm a purist and I like the Friday night "game night".
I'm a purist and I prefer a traditional home and away season, not every game at the same venue.
I find it farcical that the reason some clubs are forced to play at the State Centre is a lack of a players race yet two out of three pitches at the State Centre have no players race.
From what I understand, a players race similar to that at The Parks / VALO / APEX will eventually be installed between the changerooms and the closest Artificial Pitch, that can be rolled out and then back when players are going to and from the pitch.
Assuming that for Pitch 2, they'd use the same race and then cross the Pitch.

youreds15
Boot Polisher
Boot Polisher
Posts: 47
Joined: Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:17 pm

Re: WNPL and State sports Park

Post by youreds15 »

SAD GAL wrote:
Thu Jun 16, 2022 11:42 am
I'm not saying $10 is too much and I always support the teams/clubs. Your analogy about a band is nonsense. I agree a value needs to be placed on the game.
$10 to watch some international footballers... its not bad. ideally all teams will have Home games.

Post Reply