Soc­cer club makes pitch

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - FRONT PAGE - Aaron Cor­lett

AREA 5 Foot­ball has con­verted an un­used area at the Vic­to­ria Park Carlisle Bowl­ing Club into a soc­cer fa­cil­ity it hopes will at­tract peo­ple to the area.

CON­VERT­ING an un­used area at the Vic­to­ria Park Carlisle Bowl­ing Club to soc­cer fa­cil­i­ties is hoped to at­tract peo­ple to the area and get them ac­tive.

Area 5 Foot­ball has cre­ated two soc­cer fields at the club, which the or­gan­i­sa­tion hoped would be used by ju­niors and adults in a num­ber of com­pe­ti­tions.

It is the sec­ond lo­ca­tion that the com­pany has opened to the pub­lic with two more hoped to be built in Cock­burn and Wan­neroo.

Area 5 Foot­ball di­rec­tor Bryan Rae­burn said the op­por­tu­nity to con­vert the area into a soc­cer fa­cil­ity came af­ter the com­pany ap­proached the Town of Vic­to­ria Park.

“We went to the coun­cil and asked them what op­por­tu­ni­ties there were and they sug­gested a few clubs for us to talk to,” he said.

“We like to bolt on to ex­ist­ing clubs and help them with bar sales and so we sat down with the Vic­to­ria Park Carlisle Bowl­ing Club and found a so­lu­tion that worked for ev­ery­one.”

Rae­burn said he was hop­ing to at­tract peo­ple of all ages to come and play at the fa­cil­ity.

“We have com­pe­ti­tions for kids from three to six as well as com­pe­ti­tions for those aged from seven to 17 as well as open men’s women’s and mixed com­pe­ti­tions.

“The fields have qual­ity syn­thetic grass, which means peo­ple can bring their moulded soc­cer boots.”

The fa­cil­ity is presently open to the pub­lic.

Pic­ture: Matt Jelonek d458224

Area 5 Foot­ball di­rec­tors Miguel Maron and Bryan Rae­burn and Vic­to­ria Park Carlisle Bowl­ing Club pres­i­dent Meryl Bolton.

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