Watsonia Heights Football Club (WHFC) is bringing people together through soccer and creating a strong community in 2021 the wake of the Covid-19 lockdowns last year. WHFC has the largest...Read More
Watsonia Heights Football Club
Located in Banyule, Watsonia Heights Football Club is a local community football club comprising of Juniors and Seniors, along with Football Development Programs for young and old.
2021: The Year We Celebrate Turning 50
2020 promises to be the biggest year for WHFC, since its establishment in 1970.
2020 promises to be the biggest year for WHFC, since its establishment in 1970. With the largest playing base of any sporting club in the Banyule community, we expect 2020 to be even bigger with a larger presence within the local community.
2020 will see our member base grow to over 700 active members.
Football Programs for ages 3 - 11, suitable for any skill level
Our MiniRoos program is available for 3 – 11yo which aims to teach kids the foundations of football, allowing them to progress to our Football Dynamics Skills Development Program which is suitable for kids aged 7 – 16yo or to a Junior Team within WHFC.
Developing our Juniors on and off the pitch is our core focus
COMPRISING OF FIVE SENIOR TEAMS AND A MEN'S MASTERS TEAM
The WHFC Men’s Senior and Reserves Teams are currently situated in the State League 4 North and led by Arch Giotopolous and Mick Cronin. With a Thirds Team and Master’s 35 Team there is a team for any male wanting to play community football!
two women's senior teams with recent promotion to sl2
2019 saw promotion of our first Senior Women’s Team to State League 2 North-West after a season of dedication and team work. WHFC has recently recruited highly credentialed Nick Salis for our second Women’s team where we will have a brilliant team for 2020.
The largest sporting club in the banyule community
The Watsonia Heights Soccer/Football Club, was established in 1970 at the Gabonia Avenue site, the club has played a prominent role in the local community over its 50 year history and is proud of its contribution to the ongoing development of its players young and old (both on the field and off).
Since 2011 Watsonia Heights has grown from a club that only fielded 11 junior teams and 3 senior teams to now be the biggest sporting club in the Banyule area. We have the largest playing base of any other club of any code. We have the largest number of female players of any club in Banyule area and the largest mixture of girls to boys ratio in the state. We run roughly double the state average.
We are now proud to field 21 Junior teams, 2 women’s and 4 men’s senior teams. Junior numbers are anticipated to be around 400 for 2020 and 500 soon after.
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JUNIORS: EDUCATION IS KEY
DEVELOPING PLAYERS ON AND OFF THE FIELD
Currently fielding 21 Junior Teams, WHFC is proud to have a focus on developing talented football players but also educating our kids off the field.
Our Technical Directors are experienced along with our our Coaches being qualified, allowing our Juniors to have the best chance of expanding their talents whether it’s in football as a player or themselves becoming coaches in our MiniRoos Program or Referees.
2019 saw the creation of the Watsonia Heights Cultural Exchange Program for our U13 and U14 kids. In our first year, WHFC went to Abruzzo located in Italy.
Each year kids at WHFC will have the ability to participate in the Cultural Exchange Program and travel to another country to live like professional football players and be introduced to another culture’s traditions, history, beliefs and etiquette whilst allowing the kids to experience a unique opportunity
We believe that education is the key to success, and the Cultural Exchange Program is just one of the many ways we have introduced education to the WHFC community.
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AN INTRODUCTION TO FOOTBALL FOR KIDS
MiniRoos is designed for kids of all abilities, aged 4 – 11 years. The nation-wide initiative uses short, game-based sessions to introduce the sport of football to newcomers in an inclusive way.
It focuses on learning new skills, being active and making life-long friends.