Piara Waters Junior Football Club has been awarded the East Fremantle District Junior Football Club of the Year for 2017.
In just four years, the club has attracted more than 500 players aged 5-13 and built a strong reputation for a being a well-run, family-friendly club.
Highlights for 2017 included introducing its first under-12s girls’ football team, and strong negotiating to expand to the new Piara Waters South Oval and Pavilion, located on Tuberose Road, in 2018.
Club President Elena Mustard said the award was fantastic recognition for all club volunteers who dedicated their time to ensuring local children could pursue their love of football.
“We have a wonderful committee who go above and beyond to make sure our kids can play footy locally,” Mrs Mustard said.
“We also have a great group of talented kids and supportive parents – without them turning up every Sunday, we would not exist.”
Mrs Mustard said as the club continued to grow, it was even more important the local community got behind the Pirates.
“We are all volunteers and frankly, we need more people who are willing to help out on the committee if the club is going to keep up with the growth. I encourage all families, existing and new, to help out so we can continue to be an award-winning club.”
The club’s Purchasing Coordinator Greg Webber was also named Club Volunteer of the Year for 2017.
“Greg has been a very valuable member of our committee who has helped design and purchase our fantastic uniforms and has established some important partnerships with suppliers,” Mrs Mustard said.
“Because of parents like Greg, our club is growing into a wonderful place for children to learn to play football and be part of their local community,” Mrs Mustard said.