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.