What is happening with the National Youth League? At the weekend Perth Glory took on Brisbane Roar at 6PR stadium, home of Inglewood United a venue hosting its fifth game of the season. Yet for some reason this weekend anyone hoping to park their car inside the ground was told that they were not permitted to and that it was an FFA instruction. There is ample parking at the ground so such a decision seemed bizarre. Only those with official accreditation were permitted into the ground in their vehicles.
Having counted 89 spectators at the ground it also beggars belief that no one was allowed into the ground until ten minutes before kick off. We were advised that this is a cost saving measure.
The question has to be asked is all of this helping promote the game? The answer is a definitive “No” so whoever came up with these two instructions should re-think them immediately, as they are quite simply ridiculous.
Incidentally it was a very good game which saw the Glory come out on top 2-1.