The Vic Park Raiders have been resident in Vic Park since 1953 – when it was known as the Perth Centrals JFC. Back then it was based at a couple of other parks in the district before settling into its current home at Higgins Park in the early ‘90s – and changing its name along the way to the Raiders. Like most suburban footy clubs, there has been an ebb and flow of different home grounds over a long period of time. Our present times are no different as the Town of Vic Park is currently undertaking a Master Plan of future development of Higgins Park. The outcome of this master plan may have a significant impact and result in the relocation of the Raiders – along with the possible placement of a 1.8m high fence to enclose a synthetic turf playing field for hockey.
The Vic Park Raiders are just like the TOVP, in the sense of being composed of diverse, multicultural elements – where differences are respected and successes are celebrated. Just like the town where we live, the Raiders have a strong association of caring for its families – and a long history of supporting the underdogs of our community. To many families in the area, the Raiders represent a beacon that assists young kids to have a real purpose in life – and to give them the confidence to transfer what they learn on the footy field to their own personal lives.
We urge you to provide your support for improved facilities in tandem with two marked ovals that provide the space that our growing boys and girls teams need to train and play Junior AFL on. At the same time, we want to keep public open space at Higgins Park so that Higgins Park can be enjoyed by all local residents for years to come.
We would value it if you can sign this online petition to keep the Raiders at Higgins Park. Additionally, if you can also provide your own testimony and let us know what the Raiders mean to you and your family, that would also be most appreciated. The TOVP has been a long-time friend and supporter of the Raiders. The club needs you to let them know just how much you care.
Here is the link to the online petition:
As the Vic Park Raiders is a Non for Profit Club – run by volunteers – and are incurring mounting costs to keep our Home, we would welcome people who may want to make a donation to support the Vic Park Raiders and our mission to stay at Higgins Park.
Victoria Park Junior Football Club
BSB 306 052
Account No. 4195 444
Thank you all very much for your support in helping to keep our club at Higgins Park.
Vic Park Raiders Junior Football Club