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Tough call to get the naming right

Private sector sponsorship of public infrastructure has frequently caused controversy, and the sale of naming rights to Perth’s new stadium is no exception.

RugbyWA in voluntary administration

RugbyWA has entered into voluntary administration as Rugby Australia pursues the state’s rugby body for legal costs relating to the removal of the Western Force from the Super Rugby competition earlier this year.

Optus locks in Perth Stadium naming rights

Perth’s new state-of-the-art sporting facility will be known as Optus Stadium after the telecommunications giant signed a 10-year naming rights deal with the state government.

Forrest details plan for rugby comp

Andrew Forrest has detailed how he plans to build "the most popular rugby competition in the world", with the mining billionaire hoping to obtain approval from both World Rugby and the Australian Rugby Union in the next three weeks.

Stadium supply deals done but no word on name

Pie producer Mrs Mac's has joined Gage Roads Brewing Company as WA-based suppliers to Perth Stadium, as the state government finalised a deal with the AFL but remained silent on speculation on the naming rights.

ISC back in the women’s game

National sports apparel manufacturer ISC has signed as the official supplier to Perth’s West Coast Fever as it targets the growth in women’s professional sports.

West Coast misses out on 2019 AFLW entry

The West Coast Eagles will not be part of the AFL Women’s competition in 2019, after the league postponed the club’s entry until the following season.

Perth Stadium on track for goals

Perth Stadium chief executive Mike McKenna expects to attract a crowd of 50,000 for its first football game, featuring the AFLW Fremantle Dockers, he told a Business News Success & Leadership breakfast this morning.

Freo AFLW team scores Perth Stadium spot

The Fremantle Dockers women’s team will play the first football game of any code at Perth Stadium next year in what is tipped to be the biggest standalone women’s sport event held in Australia.

Hungry Jack’s returns to Eagles jerseys

Hungry Jack’s will replace Bankwest on the West Coast Eagles’ jerseys next year, returning to the team it sponsored for 25 years until it was bumped by Bankwest in 2012.

Special transport measures for Perth Stadium

Special transport plans are being developed to handle expected crowds at Perth Stadium early next year, which will include an NRL double-header two weeks before the opening round of AFL games, and an Ed Sheeran concert that is now tipped to fill the venue. But the venue will not be able to host week-night AFL games before June 30.

Forced out with its own money

OPINION: Held hostage by an inequitable GST allocation system, WA risks losing its national place in the sport of rugby where the financial field is far from level.

SGIO extends West Coast partnership

The West Coast Eagles have scored two significant wins in less than 24 hours, with the team extending its sponsorship agreement with insurer SGIO after defeating Geelong at Domain Stadium last night.

Deal Thunder struck with metal money powers plays

Perth Thunder is celebrating recent wins both on and off the ice, with national finals in sight and the signing of its first naming rights sponsor last month.

Perth Stadium to open in March

The state government has confirmed that Perth Stadium will not be ready to host the Ashes cricket Test in December this year, saying the first confirmed event was an Ed Sheeran concert on March 3 2018.

Vlahov out as iCollege boss

Only three months after being named chief executive of iCollege, former Perth Wildcats owner Andrew Vlahov has resigned from the company, which also announced the acquisition of a UK-based child care training provider.

Cycliq founders step aside

Five months after listing on the ASX, the founders of Leederville-based bicycle accessories maker Cycliq have stepped back from their executive roles as part of a leadership restructure.

Ausdrill, AGL back sport

Mining services company Ausdrill has expanded its partnership with Hockey Australia, while AGL Energy has sponsored the West Coast Eagles as it seeks to lift its profile ahead of its planned entry to the Western Australian gas market.

Pro or no pro, Margs still pumping

The potential axing of the Margaret River Pro from the World Surfing League’s Championship Tour has done little to dampen the outlook for the region’s surfing economy.

Cooper tackles footy culture

From commandeering car horns around the oval on game day as a child watching her father play for Swan Districts, to kicking the footy with her brothers, AFL national manager of female football Jan Cooper said her passion for the sport had only grown over the years. 

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