Soccer club remembers former player

Butlers Reserve in Scarborough. Photo: Martin Kennealey
Butlers Reserve in Scarborough. Photo: Martin Kennealey

THE opening of Wembley Downs Soccer Club’s clubhouse will coincide with its annual Neil Fitzsimons memorial match.

Children can enjoy bouncy castles, face painting and fairy floss from 9am on Sunday, June 16 at the fun family day.

The club will hold its annual general meeting at 9.30am.

Scarborough MLA Liza Harvey and City of Stirling councillor Elizabeth Re will officially open the Butlers Reserve clubrooms.

The game between Wembley Downs and defending Amateur League Premier Division champions North Perth United will start at 3pm.

Neil Fitzsimons in action in 2017.

Club senior soccer co-ordinator Andrew Whalley said match would commemorate former member Neil Fitzsimons.

“Neil was a member of the Wembley Downs community who tragically passed away in 2017, leaving behind his family including a son,” he said.

“As a result, all senior sides in the club wear the R U OK? logo with pride on their shirts, helping to raise awareness of mental health issues.”

State amateur coach and former Wembley Downs coach Colm Costello will present the trophy to the winning team.

“As the biggest community sporting club in the City of Stirling, we invite all to attend and see what our club is about as well as enjoying some good-natured, high quality soccer,” Mr Whalley said.

To join the club’s volunteer committee or help with sponsorship, email president@wdsc.com.au.