LETTER: ‘Let the sports clubs pay for precinct’

IT WAS terrific to read that the touch football Junior State Cup will stay in the Bay until at least 2022.

While a number of organisations and individuals are clamouring to take credit for this achievement, what struck me was that the forward planning for such a sporting event consisting of 213 teams, 761 games, 3500 participants and 10,000 people on-site could be considered and finalised without mention of the necessity of a sporting precinct.

Maybe the dogmatic supporters of the precinct could take a leaf out of the book of the local businesses who have decided to finance the superboats after ratepayers' money was withheld.

If the precinct is to be built when there is no available evidence or business plan to prove it is warranted, let it be paid for by the sporting clubs.