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Watsonia Sporting Club Strategic Partners

The Watsonia Football Club proudly boasts our connections with The Mill Park Football Club and Bundoora Junior Football Club.

 

The aim of this partnership is to create more opportunities for young men and women to remain in football past their Under 17 and final year of junior football.

 

All 3 clubs share resources to ensure our players get the best possible outcome and opportunities to play and enjoy our great game. If you or your child wants to join a junior club please click on the logo that best suits and you will be directed to your choice of club

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Football

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Watsonia currently field teams in the Northern Football Netball League Division 2 competition

We field Under 19's Reserves and Seniors

 

The under 19 team is a combined Watsonia and Mill Park group that play all home games at AK Lines Reserve, Watsonia. The team wears the Mill Park jumper and is a pathway for all Mill Park junior footballers through to senior football

Mill Park Juniour Football Club and the Watsonia Sporting Club have an existing Memorandum of Understanding that provides open dialogue and mutual respect between both clubs.

The unlitmate goal of the relationship is to keep youths playing and enjoying football after finishing their juniour careers with Mill Park. By participating with the Mill Park under 19 team the boys are exposed to the benefits of association with the Watsonia Club culture and ethos which is a fair go for everyone.

We hope this encourages participation through to our senior ranks and allows players to play all of their careers with familiar freinds and surroundings.

 

Bundoora Junior Football Club also have an MOU with the Watsonia Sporting Club. At time of writing we have lots of Bundoora juniors joining us to play under 19 football in a freindly and accomodating envirenmet. We hope that someday these boys also go on to represnet Watsonia in Senior Football ranks

 

Watsonia Sporting Club supports both junioir clubs with enior players attending training nights, invitations to join the senior players fro pre season training and regular training sessions throughout the season.

We also emoly the Under 19 Coach Joel Steindl who is also coaching the Mill Park under 16's in 2018

 

Netball

The Watsonia Sporting Club is fortunate to be feilding 5 teams in the 2018 NFNL Winter Competition

The Club is traditionally a very strong participant in the league winning premierships regularly over the past 5 seasons

Headed up by Netball President Nicole Bennett we maintain a very high standard of achievement for which we are grateful and proud

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Sponsors

The Watsonia Sporting Club are extremely grateful for the wonderful support we recieve from our awesome sponsors. Many have been with the club for over 10 years and continue to stick with our brand year in and out.

We urge all club members and supporters to support our sponsors wherever possible to make their contribution to our club beneficial

 

About Us

Watsonia Sporting Club fields Auskick, Under 19's football via our Junior affiliate club Mill Park FC, Senior Football and Senior Netball

In 1966, a group of parents with enough interest in the youth of the district, held a meeting at the Watsonia RSL hall and formed the Watsonia Football Club under the guidance of Footscray and Collingwood star Harvey Stevens.

Two teams were fielded with an Under 13 team that year becoming Premiers in the Greensborough Midget League and an Under 15 team taking the flag in the Preston and Reservoir League.

With lots of work from many more keen locals, Watsonia began playing on A.K. Lines Reserve in 1967. This year saw four teams to be fielded in the Panton Hill League. The Senior and Reserve sides both finished sixth, the Under 15's runners-up and the Under 13's Premiers.

Initially, an old tin shed was purchased from Watsonia Motors to act as changerooms. But when neighbours complained about boys changing outside the tiny shed something more permanent was needed. Funny, these days we still have neighbours that like to "keep an eye" on us !

Big things happened in 1968 when committee member and builder Gerald Browne built the first Clubrooms, a true home. On the field however, fortunes were few with only the Under 13's succeeding with another flag !

Season 1969 started with Watsonia now in the D.V.F.L. and coached by Barry Smart who came from Sandringham. A season of frustration was ahead and, despite every endeavour, Watsonia recorded no wins that year. The Junior teams kept on their winning way with the Watsonia South Under 13's taking another flag.

May 30, 1970, Watsonia 16.16.112 defeated Lalor 9.12.66

At last it had happened ! Our first win in the D.V.F.L. and the first of six for the season was a great boost to morale for the players and supporters alike. The Reserves too had six wins for the season.

The foundation of the Watsonia Football Club needs to be credited to the first committee which consisted of Neil McGovern-President, Harvey Stevens-Secretary, Michael Walsh-Treasurer with Jack Bowman, Willy Flores, Gerald Browne & Bill Cope.

Nearly 50 years later the Watsonia Football Club is proud to be known as WATSONIA SPORTING CLUB and still holding true to its founding members values of commuinity spirit. In its most recent years the Watsonia Sporting Club has seen the reformation of junior sides, also introducing Netball and Dart sides. In 2011 Watsonia Sporting club will be hosting Auskick at its home ground on friday evenings.

Watsonia Sporting Club home ground and pavillion is located at AK LINES Reserve Watsonia.

Club Management

Watsonia Sporting Club Strategic Partners

The Watsonia Football Club proudly boasts our connections with The Mill Park Football Club and Bundoora Junior Football Club.

 

The aim of this partnership is to create more opportunities for young men and women to remain in football past their Under 17 and final year of junior football.

 

All 3 clubs share resources to ensure our players get the best possible outcome and opportunities to play and enjoy our great game. If you or your child wants to join a junior club please click on the logo that best suits and you will be directed to your choice of club

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