Youngsters look the part in new playing strips
A junior soccer club in Karratha has received four sets of new uniforms bought with a Government grant.
Four sets of 13 shirts — one set for each of four under-9s teams — were given to Salt Junior Soccer Club earlier this month after they were bought with $1000 from the State Government’s Local Programs, Local Jobs fund.
The teams formerly trained and played in clothing in a mix of colours, without consistency, but will now be given uniform shirts freshly washed and prepared by the club at the start of every match.
Salt Junior Soccer Club vicepresident Bradley Goes said the new uniforms would help instil a strong sense of pride among the young players.
“It’s nice for them to look the part — for them to look fantastic makes them feel great about themselves, and might help get more people down” he said. “These shirts will be in mint condition for years to come.”
Pilbara MLA Kevin Michel said he was glad the Local Programs, Local Jobs fund was going towards helping children to be more motivated to play sport and get involved in their local community.
“They look very proud to be out there in their new shirts and that’s a wonderful thing,” he said.
“I think that the funding has proved that it goes a long way when we can see it encouraging our local families and kids to get involved with their community through sports groups like this.”
Salt Junior Soccer Club players dressed in their new uniforms.