Also mentioned in the Port Melbourne update distributed to members today was the following comment:
- Liaison continues with Council, the AFL and MPs regarding further ground development. In order to proceed in this area, we do need all of those parties to advise us how they perceive the ground and its usage moving forward – will it be the premier ground for such competitions as AFLW, VFL night games, etc.? – we certainly believe it should be.
Those ideas are great to see the club disucussing. With the constant rumours of the demise of the Reserves/Development League competition... Something that has been in existance for so long and is essential for the health of any real football club that a pathway exists from Junior to Senior level.
I've been saying for years that the club should be looking at running junior football sides, U12/14/16s etc.
I was also concerned that Port may have missed the boat on Women's football, which is a great chance to grow the membership and supporter base and access funding for women's sport which can go towards improving facilities at the club.