Supporting Loftus Recreation Centre during COVID-19

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 3:11 PM

Current events regarding COVID-19 are unprecedented for our community, for the WAFL and the greater football community.

This is a very difficult time for everyone and it’s safe to say that this is one of the biggest challenge’s the football industry has faced in the modern era.  

In this new segment, we talk with Subiaco Football Club sponsors and discuss how each business has been affected by Coronavirus, and how Subi fans and members can support them during these times.

We first caught up with Mo Talemaitoga the Assistant Centre Manager of Lofus Recreation Centre.

How long have you been a sponsor of Subiaco Football Club?

I believe would be at least 10 years.

How is your company coping with the COVID-19 Crisis?

Indoor Sporting Venues and Gyms were in the first round of shutdowns announced by the government on Monday.

Of course, due to the nature of activities undertaken within our facility, the business had been suffering increasing numbers of cancellations and suspensions of both sports teams and memberships for a couple of weeks prior.

Sports and gyms are of course times where it is easy to come into contact with other people or the equipment they’ve been using.

Are you still working and open for business?


Have you to make any tough calls during this crisis?

Yes. Initially all casual staff were taken off work rosters, however after the mandatory shutdown, almost all permanent staff have been stood down from their roles.

How can the Subi members and fans support you during this time?

Leave the team a kind message of support on our Facebook page and once we’re back open again, come down and say hi! Of course we don’t know how long this will be, but we can’t wait until we’re able to resume business and serve the community.


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