John K. Watts - Business Career

Business Career

Watts later went on to actually own several of Perth's top radio stations and hotels. He ended up becoming a very successful businessman in Western Australia with interests in many football, horse-racing and hotel ventures.

At one stage during this time, he came up with the idea of integrating a West Australian team into the then Victorian Football League. Initially, Watts wanted to use East Perth Football Club as it already had the support base and infrastructure, but this idea was later boycotted by rivals in the then- West Australian Football League. Watts managed to get together several prominent businessmen including Lindsay Fox and Alan Delaney to put forward the idea. This proposal would later become the West Coast Eagles. The only current reference to Watts' involvement in the creation of the West Coast Eagles is in fellow footballer and friend John Todd's biography.

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