Welcome to NWJSA
The North West Junior Soccer Association Inc. runs a program designed for children from as young as six years of age through to senior primary school students enabling them to learn about the sport of soccer. The program is designed for maximum enjoyment for all ages, the emphasis on fun and participation. The association is a non-competitive organization until the students reach their senior primary school years.
A proposed amalgamation of the West Lakes and Grange bowling clubs will lead to an expansion of their bowling facilities by building a very large indoor facility over Council owned open parkland. This facility would significantly impact on our Association resulting in at least 3 fields being lost. North West Junior Soccer Association (NWJSA) strongly opposes the loss of any green space. NWJSA’s numbers have maintained a steady growth over its 43 years and have maintained a junior membership base of approximately 2500 over the past 8 years. The organisation has stopped promoting itself for fear of growth beyond its capacity, and yet bowling wants to reduce our current playing capacity.
President of the West Lakes Bowling Club, Mr Dave Pardoe, recently stated in a local newspaper article “There was wasted space with the existing layout of soccer pitches”. My response to that statement is The Association has given careful consideration to the layout of the pitches and knows that the current set up is the optimal way of utilising the available space. I categorically refute that statement and invite any interested party to visit Jubilee Park on Saturday morning to see that the venue is fully utilised. You will also see hundreds of children, parents and grandparents enjoying the organised activity we provide in an open parklands environment which is then used by other groups and local individuals at other times on the weekend and during the week.
About North West Junior Soccer Association Inc.:
Our program caters for children from as young as five years of age through to senior primary school students enabling them to learn about the sport of football (soccer). The program is designed for maximum enjoyment for all ages. We are a non-competitive organisation until the students reach their senior primary school years. We endeavour to teach students the skills and rules of football (soccer) with the emphasis on promoting such aspects as friendship, sportsmanship, healthy living and working together as a team.
The Association has a membership that is entirely Primary School based and promotes the participation of both girls and boys in the sport. The season duration takes place during the second & third terms of the school year, where we finish the season with a carnival atmosphere. The end of season carnival day is enjoyed by the majority of the 2500 kids, and sees approximately 8000 people visit the venue on the day.