Always wonder why 21 year olds in a transient profession need to buy a house to live in.Yeah i was thinking that.
In terms of attracting and retaining players,
GC suns have a great lifestyle. Affordable housing, great beaches, best climate in the world.
GWS is a real shithole. I was there recently and felt depressed for the residents. a shitbox on a mainroad, 5km from anything costs as much as a nice house 1 block from the beach on GC
Always wonder why 21 year olds in a transient profession need to buy a house to live in.
And not one Hawk player would live within cooee of Mulgrave.
That’s how I remember it.I thought it was 10% (or 9.8%) of each individual annual salary.
So if Buddy was on $1m he’d get $98k but John Smith on $100k got $9800.
The last line is very relevant... It might be 6 days a week in season (same pre season) but the hours aren't taxing. Probably allows players like Grimes to put decent time into a second career like a vineyard and travel to/from ; others less travel and more hours watching NBA and into Tour of Duty.Yeah, I don't buy that they can't develop a culture because they don't live near the beach or in a nice location. It used to be said that teams tanked on the GC because there was too much sun, surf and whatever.
A culture is built inside a club, not in the surrounds. Sure, there might be nicer places to live but that's immaterial. You could live elsewhere in Sydney or even the Blue Mountains and commute, its not as if you are working a 9-5 job.