Westside continues to pride iteself on its ‘small club’ family values, giving personalised attention to every player. Whilst maintaining these values our aim is to expand over the next few years creating development pathways for both social and talented players.
Westside Football Club is a Football (soccer) club located at the Grovely Sports Grounds in Keperra (directly behind Grovely Primary School). We are within the Hills District of North Brisbane surrounded by the suburbs of Grovely, Arana Hills, Keperra, Mitchelton, Ferny Grove and Ferny Hills. We have a proud club history spanning nearly 50 years. We provide a family atmosphere and our emphasis is on club spirit and partnerships with the community. We strive to create a pathway from juniors through to seniors. We have a very popular Squirts program for children aged 3yrs to 5yrs. We have under 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 yrs teams playing in local hub Small Sided Football (SSF) competitions with neighouring clubs and our older age groups play in the official Football Brisbane competition. Our Mens teams compete in Metro 1, Metro Reserves and Metro 4 and we also have an over two over 35s teams competing in the ‘Over 35s Football’ North Brisbane Competition. We also have girls teams.
Westside was established in 1964 and was first known as ‘Budapest Grovely’. The club’s colours (red, green and white) are based on the Hungarian national flag.
The club grew from strength to strength and a number of years later officially changed it’s name to Westside Sports Club as the emphasis changed from being an ethnic club to a club that provided sporting opportunites for the whole community. The club’s main focus is now Football (soccer). At the Annual General Meeting on the 16th November 2009 the club name was changed to Westside Football Club.
Community spirit, friendship, family and teamwork are the underlying principles of Westside Football Club. We are a small yet thriving club that focuses on the development of Football for all age groups from our under 6s through to our senior mens and womens teams. Our clubhouse and grounds are located in the Grovely Sports Grounds surrounded by the Brisbane North suburbs of Keperra, Mitchelton, Arana Hills, Ferny Hills and Ferny Grove. We are a member of the Arana Sports Association. Westside is committed to the development of junior Football and the new Small Sided Games format has been embraced. We offer development opportunities for our coaches, excellent playing facilities and access to training equipment so that our junior players can progress through to the competition age groups. Westside’s development plan is centred around growth and retention of players. There are also plans in place to improve facilities and to obtain more equipment and resources.