West­ern Sub­urbs Soc­cer Club


West­ern Sub­urbs Soc­cer Club is af­fec­tion­ately known as “the crazy lit­tle club” due to its be­gin­nings as the Porirua Psy­chi­atric Hospi­tal Foot­ball team in 1906. The club is cur­rently lo­cated at En­deav­our Park, Whitby, with play­ing and train­ing fa­cil­i­tated spread around the greater Porirua basin. 2013 prom­ises to be a great sea­son with the ar­rival of pre­mier coach Lloyd O Keefe, to coach and guide the Cen­tral League team, and the in­tro­duc­tion of Do­minic Rodger­son as the new re­serve team coach. At the pre­mier level there will be some new faces to add to last year’s line-up, with huge em­pha­sis placed on youth devel­op­ment. The se­nior club is look­ing strong with both com­pet­i­tive teams, for those who wish to play at a com­pet­i­tive level, and more se­date teams for the so­cial player. There is a large group of older play­ers at var­i­ous lev­els in the masters com­pe­ti­tion, a suc­cess­fully run women’s team as well as a U17 and U21 teams. On the ju­nior side, Wests has been the Phoenix Ju­nior Club of the Year in three of the last four years and with the em­pha­sis on qual­ity coach­ing and play­ing, devel­op­ment will strive to con­tinue this trend. Wests caters for ju­niors from age 4-14 and pro­vides an op­por­tu­nity for play­ers to play at a level that best suits their stage of devel­op­ment. The un­der-sixes nurs­ery grade is held ev­ery Sun­day morn­ing at En­deav­our Park. As well as Satur­day foot­ball, West­ern Sub­urbs is proud of its Sun­day af­ter­noon acad­e­mies and the ad­di­tional train­ing that has re­sulted in nine grade 13 and 14 play­ers be­ing se­lected for the New Zealand Foot­ball Na­tional Tal­ent Cen­tre. West­ern Sub­urbs would like to thank its spon­sors for their sup­port in 2012 and wel­come them aboard for 2013. If you wish to join the club and play foot­ball in our com­mu­nity, visit the web­site for reg­is­tra­tion dates: www.west­ern sub­urbs.co.nz.

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