2022 was a huge season for Mt Lawley Inglewood Junior Football Club, beginning with the move to brand new clubrooms at Hamer Park and ending with a club of the year award.
The Roos were named 2022 Champion Club (Youth) for the Royals District at the WA Football Commission's volunteer awards of excellence after major growth, including the introduction of girls teams for the first time in the club's 50-year history.
To coincide with their move to the new City of Stirling facility, the club rebranded and attracted increased sponsorship which was invested in providing every player with a distinctive indigenous strip to wear in rotation to the traditional blue and white.
Club president of three years, Lisa Quartermain, said 578 young footballers aged five to 17 signed up for the Roos in 2022 and it was now viewed as a destination for female football.
"As an entirely volunteer-run club, we are extremely grateful to the City of Stirling for providing the new Hamer Park Clubrooms, which we use all winter for junior footy with Mt Lawley Inglewood Cricket Club taking over in summer,'' Ms Quartermain said.
"Both clubs have been working well together in recent months to make Hamer Park a fantastic community hub for all and a club of choice for footy and cricket.
"Our inaugural Hamer season highlights included hosting grand finals for 12 surrounding clubs, hosting night games for the girls' competition, hosting an Auskick gala day for surrounding clubs and winning two premierships.
"Best of all, our kids are out there playing football and having fun and are really proud to be Roos.''
The Club of the Year award was presented at a gala function at Perth Museum, attended by all clubs in the Metro Central District. In attendance from the Roos, pictured above from left, were committee members Bronwynne Jones, Darren Tyers, Lisa Quartermain, Will Aves, Gillian Aves and Erin Tyers.