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Kangaroos take three games to Gold Coast

13/07/2006 05:20:38 PM Comments (0)

The Kangaroos have confirmed they will move their package of three interstate home AFL games from Canberra to the Gold Coast from next season onwards.

The move is being funded by the AFL and AFL Queensland.

Southport Football Club, which manages the Carrara Stadium where the Roos will play the matches, had been negotiating with the club.

But the Kangaroos rejected that offer and decided to go to the AFL for support instead.

Kangaroos chairman Graham Duff said the club would be a minimum of $1 million better off over the next three years under its Gold Coast arrangement than in Canberra.

"The board considered that the decision had to include the element of where was the greatest chance for the North Melbourne Football Club to achieve an improvement to its overall position on and off the field," he said.

"The board accepted the view that real improvement could only be maximised by the decision to change.

"The decision of the board was unanimous for the Gold Coast."

Kangaroos chief executive Geoff Walsh said there were also enormous possibilities for increasing the club's supporter base on the Gold Coast.

He said research had shown it was set to become Australia's fastest growing region.

The club has traditionally struggled for membership numbers as one of 10 AFL clubs based in Victoria.

The Kangaroos have played interstate home games for almost a decade and scheduled three of their home matches this season at Canberra's Manuka Oval.

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