Jets adopt wait-and-see approach to possible game conflict
THE Ipswich Jets are taking a wait-and-see approach to the ground sharing situation at the North Ipswich Reserve next year.
Jets CEO Brad Wolens admitted he was unaware there was a potential conflict of interest until Friday last week.
Ipswich City Council is a major sponsor of the Jets and Wolens is happy to work with them to find a mutually agreeable solution.
"We've got to be mindful of how supportive council have been," he said. "We'll work in with them."
But when asked if he'd be happy to see the Jets use the Briggs Road Sporting Complex during the Queensland Cup season - to accommodate new football club Western Pride - he was more direct.
"I don't think that's likely to happen," he said.
The majority of the Jets' home games were Saturday afternoon this year, with exceptions made when the Jets hosted live TV games twice on Sundays.
"We're flexible and happy to work with anyone," Wolens said.
"Previously we've tried to schedule our matches on Saturday afternoons so as not to clash with the local league (Ipswich Rugby League)."
Wolens expects to receive a first draft of next year's Queensland Cup draw on October 30.