Young­sters look the part in new play­ing strips

Pilbara News - - Sport - Ali­cia Per­era

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.”

Pic­ture: Darcy Hay

Salt Ju­nior Soc­cer Club play­ers dressed in their new uni­forms.

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