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SPARTANS FUNDRAISER WITH WA PREMIER

Posted in city of fremantle, fundraising, politicians, politics, sport, Uncategorized by freoview on September 21, 2018

 

Doing a favour for a mate to promote this event, although it’s not in Freo.

The Leeming Spartan Cricket Club offers everyone the opportunity to meet with the Premier of Western Australia, Mark McGowan, at our clubhouse on Friday 12th October 2018 for a business breakfast seminar and ninety-minute question and answer session!

He will be joined by the Member for Jandakot, Yaz Mubarakai MLA for the session, where locals are encouraged to speak with their state representatives about any topic.

Tickets are priced at $100 per person (purchasable by emailing secretary@spartans.com.au), with tables of between eight and ten also available. All proceeds will go towards the Spartans’ one-hundredth anniversary celebrations!

SUNNY DAY FOR FREO FUN RECLINK CUP

Posted in charity, city of fremantle, community, sport, Uncategorized by freoview on September 8, 2018

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COME PLAY WITH THE FREO DOCKERS, KIDS!

Posted in children, city of fremantle, community, sport, Uncategorized by freoview on August 18, 2018

 

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NIGHT HOOPS is having a very special event in Fremantle this coming Wednesday August 22 at the Hilton PCYC.

Come play a game of basketball and other games with Fremantle Dockers players between 4.30-6pm and enjoy a sausage sizzle as well.

Roel Loopers

OMG THERE ARE SHARKS IN THE INDIAN OCEAN! WHO WOULD HAVE KNOWN?

Posted in city of fremantle, indian ocean, oceans, sport, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on April 17, 2018

 

What a load of absolute bullshit and crap and all the media hype surrounding it!

So some of the pro surfers don’t feel safe anymore at Margaret River because of today’s two shark attacks near Gracetown.

May I suggest that these spoiled professionals, who fly first class around the world and earn millions of dollars, take their corporate responsibility more serious.

Instead of bloating your already over inflated ego why did you not point out to your followers on social media that there have ONLY been 15 shark attacks along the entire massive coast of Western Australia since the year 2000, so not even one a year!

The probability of  being mugged and killed, having a deadly car accident, or falling from the sky in an airplane is much higher than being attacked by a shark in Western Australia.

The comments by these professional surfers, who are well aware that they surf in the same oceans also frequented by sharks, are irresponsible and ignorant, and very damaging to the tourism of our state. And the media hype is just sensationalism instead of good journalism!

Roel Loopers

 

WHY ANOTHER BORING BUILDING FOR FREMANTLE?

 

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The new clubhouse at Fremantle Park is an opportunity lost if the City of Fremantle approves the design of the building.

What is suggested is boring 1970s design that has no street appeal, and the proposed new building might well be in the wrong location for it to get maximum benefit out of it for all three clubs that will call it home.

I had envisaged a modern clubhouse surrounded by the playing fields, in the location of the present bowling club building, with a balcony all around, so that players and visitors could watch the tennis and lawn bowls from upstairs and enjoy views to the Fremantle Arts Centre and the port from there.

Why is the design so boring and does the building look cheap when the total budget for the project is $4.1 million?  $1.85 million is coming from the City of Fremantle, $1.85 million from the Fremantle Workers Social and Leisure Club and $400,000 from the state government’s Community Sport and Recreation Facility Fund.

When the community regularly complains about the mediocre architecture of new buildings the City of Fremantle has to show that great architecture is achievable in our city. This proposal is very disappointing.

Roel Loopers

NEW SPORTS AND COMMUNITY CENTRE FOR FREMANTLE PARK

Posted in city of fremantle, community, development, local government, sport, Uncategorized by freoview on April 9, 2018

 

Fremantle Park community centre

 

It has taken a while but there are finally plans for the new Fremantle Park Sport and Community Centre at Parry Street, which will be the new home for the Fremantle Tennis Club, the Fremantle Bowling Club and the Fremantle Workers clubs.

The project will include the demolition of the existing tennis club and bowling club buildings, the construction of the new Sport and Community Centre and the installation of two new hardcourt tennis courts and a new synthetic bowling green.

As a complementary project, the City of Fremantle will also build new public carpark on Parry Street that can be used by club members.

The three clubs decided in 2013 that they would be better off in a new, shared facility rather than paying to upgrade and maintain their existing clubrooms, and the Fremantle Workers Club in Henry Street was no longer financially sustainable.

The City of Fremantle’s Community Facilities Plan – Future Directions 2036 – identifies Fremantle Park as a key sporting precinct including Fremantle Leisure Centre, Fremantle Sport and Community Centre and the playing fields, so this is the first stage in wider plan to upgrade the whole area.

The plans for the new building include three indoor function rooms – including a cafe, bar and commercial kitchen – and an alfresco area and balcony overlooking the sporting areas.

The cafe and alfresco area will be open to public and the indoor function rooms will be available for hire to community groups and for private functions. The sporting areas will be available to club members and also through casual hire.

The total budget for the project is $4.1 million, with $1.85 million coming from the City of Fremantle, $1.85 million from the Fremantle Workers Social and Leisure Club and $400,000 from the state government’s Community Sport and Recreation Facility Fund.

The project is due to go to tender in July, with construction expected to be underway in October and completed by August 2019.

The plans can be seen on the My Say Freo website and a community information session will be held on Thursday 12 April from 5.30 – 7.30 pm at the Fremantle Bowling Club.

The feedback received during the consultation stage will help to further refine the plans before the City progresses with the detailed design.

Roel Loopers

COMMONWEALTH GAMES BATON RELAY IN FREMANTLE

Posted in bathers beach, city of fremantle, sport, Uncategorized by freoview on February 24, 2018

 

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The Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay arrived in Fremantle at midday on Saturday by police boat from Rottnest Island and from there by jetski to Bathers Beach.

There was not a huge crowd to welcome the relay, but MP Josh Wilson, Minister Simone McGurk, the Mayor of Fremantle and councillors were there, as was Noongar elder Len Collard who did a welcome to country.

Freo celebrities Lois Olney and Michael Paula were part of the relay that continued on from Fremantle to Burswood and then South Perth and Perth today.

The Commonwealth Games will be held on the Gold Coast later this year.

Roel Loopers

 

COMMONWEALTH BATON RELAY IN FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, sport, Uncategorized by freoview on February 23, 2018

 

The Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay will arrive in Fremantle on Saturday.

There will be a performance by local indigenous dancers and the chance to hear from the relay’s batonbearers, which include two of my Freo friends; singer Lois Olney and Mike Pauly, who walked around Australia for charity, as well as recently retired Perth Scorchers captain Adam Voges and hockey champion Rechelle Hawkes.

The event at Bathers Beach will start at 11:30am, with the Baton due to arrive by jet ski at 12:45pm.

From there it will be carried along Fishing Boat Harbour, down the Cappuccino Strip and through the historic West End before departing for South Perth at 1:45pm.

A number of road closures will be in place for the duration of the relay.

The Phillimore Street entrance to the Fremantle Port will be closed between 1pm – 2:30pm so all port traffic, including ferry passengers, will have to enter through gate 2 on Beach Street and drive down Peter Hughes Drive to B Shed.

A number of carparks along Mews Road and in the West End will also be closed to cater for the relay’s support vehicles.

For details of the road and carpark closures visit the Queen’s Baton Relay event page on the City of Fremantle Fremantle Story website.

Roel Loopers

 

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SOUTH BEACH BASKETBALL COURT OFFICIAL OPENING

Posted in beaches, city of fremantle, sport, Uncategorized, youth by freoview on February 10, 2018

 

 

The official opening on Friday afternoon of the $ 195,000 Fremantle South Beach basketball court was relaxed family fun for young and old.

Several Fremantle Councillors were there, and also federal MP Josh Wilson. Also spotted was former Councillor Andrew Sullivan who played a pivotal role in getting the new court in the right location.

I have no doubt that the multi court for volleyball, futsal, basketball and netball will become a very popular new youth hub, like the Esplanade Youth Plaza.

Roel Loopers

SOUTH BEACH BASKEBALL COURT OPEN

Posted in beaches, city of fremantle, local government, sport, Uncategorized by freoview on January 29, 2018

 

 

The beautiful new basketball, volleyball and futsal court as South Beach is now open.

The City of Fremantle will do an official opening some day soon, no doubt it will be something like Mayor Brad Pettitt playing guard with the Harlem Globetrotters.

Go take the kids for a hoop and yourself and friends as well!

Roel Loopers

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