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TOPIC: Piara Waters/Maddington merger?

Piara Waters/Maddington merger? 1 year 9 months ago #125961

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Great bit of historical writing Baboon and remember playing against many of those clubs before and after the mergers.
I might add one merger that came very close for two very strong 1980's B grade clubs Maylands and Bayswater who were going to merge back in 1990 but all the old members turned up and voted against it. Maylands folded a couple of years later and Bayswater dropped down the grades and are now in E grade struggling for wins.

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Piara Waters/Maddington merger? 1 year 9 months ago #125985

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Maddington had their meeting last night and Piara Waters hold theirs tonight.
Probably the most successful merger of Sunday clubs was the one between WAFA clubs Inglewood and Bayswater in the 1970s. They went from being struggling teams who hadnt played finals in a numbetrof years to being Premiers within 2 years of the merger. It came to an end after the 1979 season. Inglewood went to the WAFA B Grade but struggled to have an impact.

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Piara Waters/Maddington merger? 1 year 9 months ago #126007

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Great read Baboon

I pretty certain that West Coast was formed through a merger of City Beach, Floreat and possibly another club in the area which saw the new club become quiet strong as you mentioned prior to then merging with Edith Cowan Uni much later.

Most mergers generally turn into take overs with one clubs history being forgotten.

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Piara Waters/Maddington merger? 1 year 9 months ago #126012

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Tiger Tales

From an upcoming book:

West Coast (also known as West Coast Cowan) may have only been in existence since 2001, but the club has an extensive footprint in the history of Amateur football going back to 1975. The Tigers, who are based at City Beach Oval, were created out of a joint venture between the West Coast and ECU clubs prior to the 2001 season. They have played most of their football in B Grade, where they won the 2007 premiership. The Tigers played in A Grade for two seasons prior to their current spell, which began in 2014. Overall, the club and its various forebears have won 28 premierships prior to the 2016 season (20 on the West Coast and Cowan side and eight on the ECU/Churchlands side).

The West Coast Football club was formed in 1984 when Floreat-Marist joined forces with City Beach. After spending their first four seasons in B Grade, they played in A Grade from 1988 to 2000, and won the premiership in 1994.

Marist Old Boys entered the WAAFA in 1970 and reached B Grade in 1972 and they were still there when they became Marist in 1978. Marist merged with Floreat Park (1963-1978, and an A Grade side in 1975-1976) to become Floreat-Marist in 1979 and the Kangaroos spent four seasons in B Grade before merging with City Beach for the 1984 season to become West Coast.

The City Beach club wore a white, red and black uniform and played out of City Beach Oval between 1975 and 1983. Starting in E Grade, they spent their final two seasons in B Grade before merging with Floreat-Marist.

The Cowan extension involves seven different club names in 26 seasons, but they always played at Churchlands Oval. T.C. Churchlands started in 1975 in D Grade and were a B Grade side in 1980 when they changed their name to Churchlands. They had dropped to F Grade when they became Churchlands CAE for the 1983 season and made another change to WACAE in 1984. This name was to stick until 1991, when the name Cowan University was adopted for the C Grade side. Following a one-year term as ECU Churchlands in 1998, the club’s last two seasons in 1999-2000 were played under the banner of the ECU Hawks.

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Piara Waters/Maddington merger? 1 year 9 months ago #126031

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Nice work Casual. What's the book? West Coast Club History or part of a WAAFL History Book?

West Coast is certainly one of the better examples of how a merger can work.

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Piara Waters/Maddington merger? 1 year 9 months ago #126187

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A history of current grassroots football leagues and clubs. A follow up to a book that I currently have at the printer about the 2016 season around the state
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Piara Waters/Maddington merger? 1 year 9 months ago #126228

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Looks like it's piara bulls next year, both teams passed the merger.

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Piara Waters/Maddington merger? 1 year 9 months ago #126328

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That is definitely the word out Maddington way which seems such a shame for a traditional Sunday League Club.

Also hearing that Maddo and PW have done a deal with the WAAFL that any new club formed by the merger will take the spot of wherever Maddo (and not PW) finish this year. So that would mean the new Piarra Bulls would be allowed to field teams in B grade next year if Maddo avoid relegation, or C1 if they don’t, instead of C3 which is where PW look like finishing this year.

I’m no expert but this looks like it’s against the WAAFL constitution and by-laws, so if it is true surely it raises the question of whether a sweet-heart deal has been done between one or two officials of Maddo and the WAAFL?

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Piara Waters/Maddington merger? 1 year 9 months ago #126329

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Which part of the constitution or by-laws are you referring to?

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Piara Waters/Maddington merger? 1 year 9 months ago #126405

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What is happening down at piara been looking at the scores and it has not been pretty has the merger affected the playing group people left not being happy ?? Can someone from piara shed some light on the matter ?

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