Ripley FC officials Nick Paterson (left) and Brodie Kenyon.
Ripley FC officials Nick Paterson (left) and Brodie Kenyon. Franca Tigani

Community focus major goal behind new football club

RIPLEY FC president Brodie Kenyon expects the new South Ripley complex to be multi-use, something he welcomes as long as soccer has a suitable field or fields to share.

The experienced Ipswich footballer said soccer was among the most favoured sports in surveys conducted in the booming area.

"Ideally, we all love soccer and we don't want to be really playing on a rugby league field,'' Kenyon said.

"We want to try and get some decent facilities. We don't want it to be a kick around sort of field.

"We want something nice that all the families can come down and watch.

"They are all part of the community where its 90 per cent owner occupied houses and they are all family orientated.

"Everyone's kids go to school together. It's all a pretty closeknit community.

"We want to walk out to the park and watch our kids play locally down here.''

Along with junior boys and senior men's teams, Kenyon said girls and women's players would be welcome when the club had a new base to build from.

He said once Ripley FC receives confirmation of what's happening with their field application, expressions of interest would be sought from players and coaches to register.