Fremantle City was one of eight new teams added to the junior National Premier League (NPL), allowing players from the under-12 to under-16 age groups to play in the top-tier competition.
Club president Maurice Oteri said had they not received a junior NPL licence, talented local players would be leaving to play for other clubs.
“It is the club’s first year of formation after I drove the concept of a joint venture club to be formed between Fremantle United and East Fremantle Tricolore,” he said.
“We have more than 300 members with the goal of combining both parent club playing members in 2017 to create one club with over 1400 members.
“We are having a lot of fun building the new club to be one of the most vibrant football clubs to be a part of in the Fremantle and greater region and we have spots for players in all ages groups.”
The junior season begins next month.