Since this time, Busselton as a club has continued to be a dominant presence in local soccer. With their distinctive red and white strip Busselton players are hard to miss! Busselton’s home ground is Churchill Park, although many of our teams train at Barnard Park.
In 2017 Busselton Junior Soccer Club (Inc) has a strong and dedicated committee comprised of; Paul Coshott (President & Coaches Liason), Anneline Enslin (Secretary & Treasurer), Karen Ardler (Registrar & Social Media), Grant Bennetts (Equipment Manager), Alison Wood (Fundraising) and committee members Ianto Ward and Ken Delbridge. Of course, the committee can only do so much and that is where our coaches, managers, referees, lines people and all the parents who put their hand up for canteen duty are invaluable! Every year we work to see Busselton Junior Soccer Club (Inc) establish itself with a view to the future.
During the off-season after 2017, Busselton City FC and Busselton Junior Soccer Club amalgamated to form the largest club in the local area. The club now welcomes all players from 4 years up to and beyond 65 years old.
Busselton City FC Juniors maintains the following values: affordability, accessibility, respect amongst players and officials, optimal resources and support for players and officials in developing their skills and above all a love and enjoyment of the game.
The Busselton Junior Soccer Club (Inc) was started in Busselton around 1981 by Lyla Douglas. Initially the Club was comprised of sixty or so boys from Busselton and surrounds playing in the Bunbury League. For the first year this meant traveling to Bunbury each week. By the second year, however, the fixtures were home and away which greatly enhanced the appeal of the Busselton Club as travel time was cut by half.
Numbers steadily grew with teams coming from Vasse, Margaret River, Capel, Dunsborough and Nannup. It wasn’t long before Busselton started it’s own competition to be played at Churchill Park. A decade ago Busselton invited other groups to help organize the competition and an association was formed with John Cannam being the inaugural LNJSA president.