Granville Park Stadium Name

Have your say on the proposed Granville Park Stadium name

March 2021 update:

The survey is now closed, and submissions are now being reviewed. Thank you to all who provided feedback.

February 2021 consultation:

Cumberland City Council is giving notification that at its meeting on 16 December it resolved to engage the community on the proposed name of the new Granville Park Stadium The Eric Tweedale Stadium, after Eric Tweedale, Rugby Union player, Wallaby,  and who was crucial to junior rugby development at Granville.

Council is inviting the community to comment on the proposed name for the new Granville Park Stadium. During this community consultation period, the residents are encouraged to submit their comments on the proposal by Monday 1 March 2021.

 


About Eric Tweedale:

Eric Tweedale is the oldest living Wallaby, and is a Two Blues Club Patron, former Captain, Coach, and President.

Eric first played rugby at Cumberland Oval in 1937. He was then selected to play first grade Rugby Parramatta (now Western Sydney Two Blues) at the age of 17.  After serving serving in World War 2, Eric returned to playing Rugby and was drafted for the 1946 Wallabies team in Australia’s first international Test post-war against the All Blacks. He played for Australia against Scotland, Ireland, Wales, England, France and Canada, earining 13 representative caps, ad also played for the NSW Waratahs.

After his retirement, Eric became a coach whose involvement was instrumental in the development of Two Blues Junior Rugby.

Eric is now the oldest living Wallaby, and turns 100 years old in 2021.

 


Submissions have now closed:

Submissions concerning the above proposal are to be made by Monday 1 March 2021.

There are three ways you can lodge a submission:

  1. Complete an online submission below.
  2. Email it to Council@cumberland.nsw.gov.au
  3. Post it to The General Manager, Cumberland City Council, PO Box 42, Merrylands NSW 2160.

 

If you have any questions about this project, please contact:

Brooke Martin
Executive Manager, Recreation and Facilities
P: (02) 8757 9569
E: Brooke.Martin@cumberland.nsw.gov.au

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