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HISTORY OF PJSA

In the first summer of the Prestons sports club three cricket sides were formed, U/13s coached by Mr Mick Quinn, U/11s were coached by Barry Downes & both were semi finalists, but the U/10s were premiers & they were coached by the clubs first secretary Roy Downes. However 20 minutes later and more success was to come Prestons way with the U/8s softball team victory delighting coach Mrs Mary Dalton & manager Mrs Barbara Potter. Two premierships in its first summer as a club, what a start, and the news only got better after the U/12s Prestons panthers won the grand final in its first attempt at winter sport the 1967 going through the season undefeated.

Prestons were playing rugby league at Lurnea High School, Cricket at Webster Park & Softball at McGirr Park Miller. In the 60s they played in what was known as the Inter Village Competition, that involved teams from Prestons, Busby, Miller, Sadleir , Cabra Vale Diggers & Ingleburn RSL. The Club was getting stronger each year, with children from all around the surrounding areas of Lurnea, Prestons & Casula wanting to play sport for the Biggest Club in the Liverpool district. In 1968 the Amalfi Family kindly donated 8 acres of land in Reilly Street Lurnea to provide sport in the local community, but more importantly for the Prestons Sports Club to now have a place that they could call home.

As the Seventies arrived the Prestons Sports Club was a power house, with the official opening of Amalfi Park, and also with Hundreds of children not only winning competitions consistently throughout all types of sports, but more importantly enjoying & participating in sport & making new friends on a weekly basis. Presentation Days were now held at Amalfi Park, after the new clubhouse was built in 1971 mainly due to donations of building supplies & volunteers working hard in there spare time to give the HORNETS a multi purpose built room for canteen, meetings & presentations. This clubhouse served our club magnificently for more than thirty years until the council demolished the building in 2001 due to council regulations not being met. Or as it is commonly known a permit was not issued for this building to be erected.

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