Storm granted Prospect training approval

TASMANIAN State League football club Western Storm will have to bow to a string of conditions laid by Meander Valley Council if it would use Prospect Vale Park for training.

Nine provisos, including one granting primary use of the ground to junior players, were yesterday set at the council's general meeting at Westbury.

Meander Valley Council general manager Greg Preece said it appeared members of the club "treated council with a bit of contempt" after failing to request use of the grounds.

Mr Preece said the council inquired about which grounds the team intended to use in October last year.

"We got nothing, they were not forthcoming, I contacted the president in December last year and asked again for him to get something to us," he said.

Mr Preece said developing plans were not made clear until he later received an email from Prospect Hawks Junior Football Club vice- president Daniel Smedley.

Councillor Pat Frost asked what repercussions the club would face if it overextended its set allowances.

"Basically, we cancel their agreement," Mr Preece said.

Meander Valley Mayor Craig Perkins said the addition of the TSL club to the grounds could provide potential for attracting development funds from AFL Tasmania.

Cr Perkins, the club's former patron, said he resigned from his Western Storm position some time before the vote arrived at the council.

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