Sporting Globe plans to tap into Mandurah market

An application currently before the Liquor Licensing Board could see Mandurah Forum play host to a sports bar with wagering facilities.

The Sporting Globe Bar and Grill is seeking approval to open in the newly refurbished Forum complex as a “family-friendly” venue.

In an application prepared for the company directors, the Sporting Globe was described as offering “quality casual dining and liquor services as well as entertainment (which will predominantly be sports vision made available via a state-of-the-art sports fit-out) with the ability for patrons to place a social bet”.

Approval would bring the Sporting Globe’s number of venues in Australia to 10.

Co-founders Bradley Harris and James Sinclair already have a Sporting Globe in Rockingham, and another planned for Belmont, pending approval.

The venue plans to offer a large range of beers on tap and a “welcoming atmosphere”.

“The focus on sport will encourage positive social interaction between patrons, creating a friendly and vibrant atmosphere that will be one of the major attractions of the venue,” the applicant states.

The proposed opening hours are 6am to midnight, Monday – Saturday, and 10am-midnight on Sundays.

On approval, the venue would include a self-service TAB licence which would enable wagering during opening hours.

It is estimated up to 40 people would be employed by the venue if it gets the go-ahead.