Bunbury to potentially host a women's national soccer game

The City of Bunbury are hoping to host Perth Glory’s opening match for the 2017/18 W-League season in early November.

Council discussed the request for funding at a meeting on Tuesday night.

A total budget of $60,000 was proposed to include the costs of accommodation, food and beverages, transport, signage, staffing, venue hire and marketing associated with hosting the game.

The City of Bunbury will be expected to provide $35,000 but it is not yet confirmed if the Department of Sport and Recreation and Football West will provide the rest of the funding.

Over $32,000 is available for reallocation towards this event, after three events the city had allocated finance towards earlier in the year were cancelled.

Bunbury would be the first regional city to host a women’s national soccer league game.

City of Bunbury CEO Andrew Brien said it was an event well within the city’s budget.

“Its one of those events where we have the opportunity to host a single game rather than a whole season or series,” he said.

“We do have the ability to support these things that are outside of the funding round from time to time, hence the rationale for bringing this to council to get the council’s support on it.”

The event requires commitment by early April.