To all our Pirate families,
I have some great news to share. We have successfully secured a second oval and facilities for the 2019 season and beyond. The City of Armadale has confirmed that we have been successful with our application for Rossiter Pavilion and Reserve. Rossiter Reserve is located 2.9km south-west of the Piara Waters Pavilion on Tuberose Road, next door to Aspiri Primary School. By securing this facilitiy, the club’s ability to ensure that kids will be able to play football at their local club in the future is certain.
The committee will be having a few meetings with the City of Armadale over the next few weeks but we are hoping that we’ll lock in a Friday night Auskick game under lights and a venue opening evening in August. Dates and times will come out soon.
For all our families and players, please understand that the committee has been working extremely hard to get this venue. Please read on to find out how far the club has come in five years and why we need this second venue:
The Piara Waters Junior Football Club Pirates was established in 2013 by parents who saw a need for a local club so their children could play football close to home. In its inception year, the Pirates had a total of 53 players register for Auskick which allowed the club to field three teams across three age groups from Pre-Primary to Year 2.
Since 2013, our club has grown on average 65.8 players a season and currently we have 382 players. The increase in player registrations in 2018 allowed the club to field 23 teams: 4 x Pre-primary, 4 x Year 1 and 5 x Year 2 in Auskick. We have also completed the transition to be a fully-fledged Junior club with 3 x Year 3 teams, 2 x Year 4 team, 1 x Year 5 team and 1 x Year 6 team. We also have 1 x Year 7 team in the Youth division in the East Fremantle District competition. In addition, PWJFC has been able to create our first Year 5&6 and 7&8 Girls’ teams, which joined the Fremantle Conference competition this season.
The committee has been monitoring our rapid growth for the past three years and has had a future planning sub-committee working hard to gain either a bigger oval or a second ground so that the club can continue to supply junior football to our local families. With the amount of teams we currently have at the club, we are near-on full capacity to host home games for our Junior and Youth teams.
At the end of 2016 our committee put in a registration of interest for the Harrisdale Pavilion, which we narrowly missed out on. In 2017 the City of Armadale then advertised the build of Rossiter Pavilion and Reserve and the committee submitted another registration of interest for this facility in June 2018. We got the successful phone call on 10 July.
With regards to the our new facility, the committee is busy planning for 2019 and scheduling which age groups will be training and playing there to ensure that all our teams will be catered for not only for next year but the many seasons to come.
The club is extremely excited in gaining Rossiter Pavilion and Reserve and hope that all our Pirate families are excited with us. If you would like more information please email email@example.com.
I would also like to thank Ally and Mike Warren, Lyn Fernie, Paul Groom and Greg Webber who have helped me with the registration of interests over the past three years.