Ashfield Pirates pushing the boundaries


Canterbury & District Soccer Football Association side Ashfield Pirates FC are continually evolving as one of the fresh new clubs within the Inner West area after gaining entry into the local grassroots competition in 2015.

The Pirates, in its third year of involvement within the CDSFA, have signed just over 230 players for the 2017 season and are currently working very closely with primary schools such as Ashfield Public School and Summer Hill Public.

The club has also started a special coaching program with Ashfield Public School to assist with both boys and girls in the PSSA competition.

“This has been a huge success with the senior boys team narrowly missing out on the semi-finals on goal difference,” said Ashfield Pirates Club President Jean Kouriel.

Kouriel pushed the statement that the club was here to serve the local community with the influence of the Pirates enticing players to keep fit and stay healthy in playing the world game.

“Ashfield Pirates FC is here to work with the community concentrating on providing our local children with a safe and friendly environment to play football and to build partnerships with the local schools and businesses.

“The Pirates provided over 20 scholarships to local schools for children which could not afford to play football or where the representative school thought that a team sport would improve the child’s self-esteem or a team sport would improve their schooling.

“We live by our motto, ‘Ashfield Pirates FC “Our Passion is Football, Our Strength is Team Work, Our Pride is the Ashfield Pirates’.”

The club also took in a special coaching guest on Thursday 20th of July at Hammond Park as Football NSW Coach Education Manager Oscar Gonzalez put a group of under 9’s through their paces, something the club hopes to do more of in many more years to come.