Shirley Strickland Reserve 100 Coogee Road Ardross, Western Australia

Sporting Clubs

Our Clubs

Shirley Strickland Reserve Sporting Association comprises of the 5 Sporting Clubs below.

Applecross Mount Pleasant Junior Football Club
Rebels Softball Club
Melville Touch Rugby Association
Southern Districts Gaelic Football Club
Applecross Cricket Club

Applecross Mount Pleasant Junior Football Club

The Applecross-Mount Pleasant Junior Football Club is a family oriented club with a strong history in the Applecross, Mount Pleasant and Ardross areas. It commenced in 1952 and was one of the founding clubs to play at Shirley Strickland Reserve when it was commissioned in 1960. The club celebrated its 70th year in season 2021 and also consolidated all of its activities at Shirley Strickland with the redevelopment of facilities including flood lighting for night games.

The club is one of the premier junior football clubs in the East Fremantle district with boys and girls teams across the age groups from Year 3 to Year 12. It also has a thriving Auskick Program for Pre-primary, Year 1 and 2 ages. The AMPJFC prides itself on being inclusive, welcoming girls and boys and catering to all abilities.

The club has won 30 Premierships in 60 Grand Final appearances. It has produced 52 WAFL / WAFLW players and 15 AFL / VFL Players.

Shirley Strickland Reserve in 1960
Shirley Strickland Reserve in 1960
Shirley Strickland Reserve in 2021
Shirley Strickland Reserve in 2021

Fremantle Rebels Softball Club

The Fremantle Rebels Softball Club was established in 1984 and participates in the State League, Perth Softball League and South East Metropolitan Softball Association competitions which are administered by Softball WA and Softball Australia. FRSC is a successful, family-orientated club based at Shirley Strickland Reserve in Ardross.

FRSC currently has seven senior men’s teams and six senior women’s sides (including a State League team) and ten twelve junior sides. The senior men’s competitions run through the winter season and the senior women’s in summer, with juniors operating across both seasons. Focusing on development, fun and success, the club caters for all ages and skill levels.

Fremantle Rebels Softball Club
Fremantle Rebels Softball Club

Melville City Touch Association

Melville City Touch Association runs a friendly, fun, family oriented touch rugby competition at the Shirley Strickland Reserve. Catering for Mens and Mixed Teams across both Winter and Summer Seasons, games are held on Wednesday nights.

The club encourages players of all abilities to join and offers and encourages a safe and friendly environment both on the field and socially. Join with your mates or family to form a team or register as an individual and we will find a team that suits your playing ability.

Melville City Touch Rugby Association
Melville City Touch Rugby Association

Southern Districts Gaelic Football Club

Gaelic Football is an Irish team sport a form of football, it is played between two teams of 15 players on a rectangular grass pitch. The objective of the sport is to score by kicking or punching the ball into the other team’s goal (3 points) or between two upright posts above the goal and over a crossbar 2.5 metres (8 ft 2 in) above the ground (1 point).

If you are interested in getting involved, have a child or teenager who would like to play Gaelic Football, or are just curious about our games find out more by clicking the button below.

Southern Districts Gaelic Football Club
Southern Districts Gaelic Football Club

Applecross Cricket Club

Established in 1975, the Applecross Cricket Club (ACC) is a community club providing an opportunity for all people to play the great game and be included in our ‘Red Caps’ family.

Approaching our 50th season competing in the WA Suburban Turf Cricket Association, it is not only a history of on-field success that makes us a formidable club. We are extremely proud of our off-field achievements that define the way we conduct ourselves. As a community and sporting club we offer diverse and inclusive cricket opportunities for people of all ages, genders, abilities, and ethnic backgrounds. The club is also welcoming the WA Blind Cricket Team who will base themselves and play with the ACC in season 2023/24.

Recently the ACC integrated the Ardross Junior Cricket Club, (now Applecross Junior Cricket Club) which was established in 1972, ensuring a pathway for male and female players from the age of 5 to 16 years and then progress to the seniors in the ACC.

2023/24 will see the seniors field 15 senior teams across men’s, women’s and ICL competitions. The junior contingent has rapidly expanded to 19 teams on top of the successful Blasters program for 5-8 year olds.

Our club also includes non-playing and social members made up by former players, volunteers, friends & family, sponsors and interested local onlookers. Feel free to come down and say hello. For further information visit the seniors or juniors club websites at the links below.

Applecross Cricket Club playing at Shirley Strickland Reserve
Applecross Cricket Club
Applecross Junior Cricket Club
Applecross Junior Cricket Club