Club for young at Farm sought

JOE Durrant wants to lead the revival of a sports club at Warwick Farm and see children play there, the way they did almost half a century ago.

He concedes he cannot do it on his own, so he wants the Warwick Farm community to get behind his campaign.

The former Liverpool mayor has two sports fields in the suburb named after him: Durrant Oval No. 1 and No. 2.

He says he wants to see children back playing sport and is calling on parents to become coaches, officials and organisers.

Durrant, who has lived at Warwick Farm for 50 years, said "it's time" to revive the sporting club.

The two sporting fields were named after him for his tireless years of work for the community in many capacities, including 18 years of service on Liverpool Council in terms between 1965 and 1988.

He twice served as Liverpool mayor and was heavily involved in the Warwick Farm Sporting Club as a foundation member in the 1960s.

"We had rugby league, AFL, softball and netball teams under our banner.

"I would love to see the same type of club formed again for children of the area. We have the fields to use; we just have to get a club started again.

"But I need the support of parents to be coaches and officials and get involved.

"It would be good for the community of Warwick Farm and for the people of Liverpool."

A community meeting was held at Warwick Farm Neighbourhood Centre yesterday to discuss the revival of the sport club.

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