ABOUT ORANGE WARATAH JUNIOR F.C.
In 2015, the Orange Waratah Junior Football Club has 555 players registered within 55 teams. Teams range from under 6s through to under 16s. Teams are mainly of mixed gender, but where possible and by player choice, female teams are formed. Club colours are predominately sky blue, navy and white, with the club logo being the Waratah flower. Teams are encouraged to train once per week and games are held on Saturdays, with our teams competing against clubs within Orange and near by towns of Molong, Millthorpe, Cudal and Blayney. This competition is organised by The Orange and District Football Association.
The club strives to provide a positive sporting environment for its junior members and families. Parents and carers are encouraged to have an active participation with in their child or children's teams and the club. This can be in the way of supporting coaches at training, fundraising and involvement within the committee.
The Orange Waratah Sports Club, Orange Waratah Senior and Junior Football Club welcomes all new and current members to be part of their community and enjoy friendship through sport.
The Orange Waratah Junior Football Club was founded in 1971 by a passionate group of senior team players who had young children keen to start playing. The club was based at the Orange Showground. The club numbers continued to grow along with a dream by the founding and senior club members to have their own home ground and a clubhouse to come together at the end of match day. This became possible with the availability of crown land, purchasing of land from the Bathurst Orange Development Corporation and along with many years of hard voluntary work, persistence, sporting grants and fundraising. Orange Waratah Football Club became the only club west of the Blue Mountains to have their own home grounds and clubhouse.
These grounds are today continuing to grow due to the enthusiasm and dedication of the directors of Orange Waratah Sports Club who have identified the need for quality recreational fields for the Orange community and its club members. All fields are maintained by volunteers, some founding members of the Orange Waratah Junior Football Club. The original clubhouse, the old Orange drill hall will go under extensive renovation and extension in 2015 to comfortably accommodate the growing member numbers and become a family orientated venue.