West Coast Fever confident they’ll retain sponsors, partners after salary cap breaches

West Coast Fever chair Suzanne Ardagh is confident the membership received’t lose any sponsors or partners, together with the West Coast Eagles as a part of the fallout from it’s salary cap scandal.

Ardagh was introduced as former chair Deane Pieters substitute earlier this week as Fever got here clear on its deliberate makes an attempt to cheat Tremendous Netball’s whole participant cost caps over the 2018-19 seasons.

The breaches value the membership a $300,000 wonderful, half suspended, and 12 premiership factors (the equal to a few video games) and has seen them overhaul their operations.

Certainly one of these partners Ardagh is confident of retaining is the Eagles, who have been caught up within the scandal after a supply revealed salaries from jobs for Fever gamers on the AFL membership have been a part of third-party offers outdoors of the salary cap.

“What I discovered actually encouraging is that our partners and our sponsors have been actually supportive of us,” Ardagh advised 6PR.

.New West Coast Fever chair Suzanne Ardagh.
Digital camera Icon.New West Coast Fever chair Suzanne Ardagh.

“They (the Eagles) have been a terrific accomplice over time and really supportive. They’ve acquired a powerful, iconic West Australian model and I feel that’s been very useful to us as we’ve developed our model in Western Australia.

“Hopefully we’re going to be going into this season with all our partners with us. That’s definitely been what my understanding is.”

Ardagh mentioned the membership was altering its operations and tradition.

“The very first thing that we did was to do a whole governance evaluation… mainly it implies that we had a have a look at all our programs, course of and procedures to work out precisely what went improper,” she mentioned.

“Actually going into the membership and taking a look at how we do issues and the way in which we do issues and the place that failed us to guarantee that doesn’t occur once more.

“I feel we’re going to be tradition, to verify the membership’s tradition displays who we actually are and put integrity and braveness on the very centre of every part we do.” 

A part of the membership’s evaluation noticed the appointment former coach Sue Gaudion to a brand new place of common supervisor of pathways and efficiency.

This function may have Gaudion oversee the operations and excessive efficiency pathways throughout grassroots netball and Fever.

Guadion replaces former common supervisor Mick Doherty, with the function modified as a part of a restructure. 

Doherty joined Fever in August 2019 and held the function for one season. He was not implicated in any of the membership’s salary cap breaches given he got here on board after the contracts had been signed.