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  • Writer's pictureJohn Townsend

Subiaco CEO Peter Capes in WACA board seat push

Peter Capes, the former WA fast bowler and current Subiaco football club chief executive, is the highest-profile candidate to seek election to the WACA board next month.


Capes, 61, heads a group of five candidates seeking to fill the vacancy left by Tom Percy’s mandatory departure after three three-year terms on the board.


Percy may leave the WACA next month with unfinished business given that the board is split on releasing his investigation into the spate of sudden departures over the past year.


They included chairman Terry Waldron, former Test players Graeme Wood and Mike Veletta, finance committee chairman David Bailey and prominent Aboriginal academic Colleen Hayward.

Capes, who has been a highly-regarded football administrator for nearly two decades after working in HR, is a current selector on the WACA’s Gallery of Greats and a former State selector.


He played 37 Sheffield Shield matches for WA, winning titles in 1986-87 and 1988-89 alongside Wood and Veletta.


The other candidates are Daniel Smith, who lost at last year’s election, and Himal Doolabh, Nathan Grozotis and Darryl Hockey.

The winning candidate will be announced at the WACA AGM on September 20.


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