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Fremantle Park Sport and Community Centre

From February 2020 the Fremantle Park Sport and Community Centre organisation accommodates the Tennis, Bowls, and Workers Clubs in a new building on Ellen Street on land which was formerly one of the bowling greens.

The FPSCC is governed by a nine-person management committee comprising three members from each of the founding clubs.

The current committee is:
Chair: Matthew Ngui (Bowling Club)
Deputy: Steve Hannah (Workers Club)
Secretary: Paul Mepham (Tennis Club)
Treasurer: Keith Bowden (Bowling Club)
Phil Bayley (Tennis Club)
Ellis Griffiths (Workers Club)
Vivienne McKellar (Tennis Club)
Geoff Paganoni (Bowling Club)
Don Whittington (Workers Club)
The members of the management committee are nominated by the management committees of the three clubs, and these nominations are endorsed at the annual general meeting of the FPSCC.

The building was closed in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The building was officially 'opened' by the mayor on Monday 12 October 2020. Only the Centre board members were present, plus a couple of random politicians.

The foundation management committee was: Laurie Apps (chair), Don Whittington (deputy chair), Matthew Ngui (secretary), Keith Bowden (treasurer), Phil Bayley, Ellis Griffiths, Tricia Hille, Geoff Paganoni, Gillian Street

Photo taken 2 April 2019 of some of the planners, before the building was opened. From left: Cr Adin Lang, Don Whittington (Workers President), Mick Bell (Workers VP), Lawrence Apps (Tennis President), Keith Bowden (Bowls VP), Tricia Hille (Tennis Club), Matthew Ngui (Bowls President), Brad Pettitt.

Opening Ceremony 20 October 2020

The formal opening was a low-key affair, with only the dignitaries and a couple of irrelevant pollies and photographers present, due to COVID restrictions.

From left: Keith Bowden, Ellis Griffith, Tricia Hille, Brad Pettitt (mayor), Don Whittington, Lisa O'Malley MLA (for Bicton), Lawrence Apps, Phil Bayley, Josh Wilson MP.

Closeup of Brad, Don, Lisa. (Photo courtesy Ruth Belben.)

References and Links

Fremantle Park Sport and Community Centre website.

Garry Gillard | New: 2 February, 2021 | Now: 22 November, 2021