Marist Junior Football Club was established in 1968 as a family friendly AFL club with a focus on
promoting a supportive and safe environment. That culture continues today with the emphasis on
developing players’ skills, sportsmanship and personal growth.
The club became part of the Newman Sports Association in 1985 following the completion of the
Newman Sports Complex. This gave the club access to quality facilities and first class sporting
grounds, which members continue to benefit from today.
Over the years Marist has enjoyed a great deal of on-field success, and has had many members
continue on to play in the WAFL and AFL. Some of the most recent players to have achieved this
are Melbourne’s Jesse Hogan, Kane Mitchell from Port Power and Essendon’s Travis Colyer.
Marist Football Club also has a strong, progressive coaching team, with two of our age group
coaches winning ‘Coach of the Year’ in the 2016 Tigers District Awards of Excellence. Club
President John Penniment was also awarded Volunteer of the Year.