About The LSA:
This page has yet to be updated to the new 2017 Leeming Spartan Cricket Club website. In the interim, please read this archived page from May 2005 about the LSA:
The Bullcreek Spartan Cricket Club was based at Trevor Gribble Park on Parry Avenue between the years 1980-86. An approach was made to the Melville City Council in October 1985 for a loan to enable the club to add a function room to the northern end of the change rooms.
The Council responded by offering the complex at John Connell Reserve in Leeming, provided the club form an association with a winter sport so that the complex was occupied all year round.
After much negotiation between the cricket club, the council, and some five or six other clubs, an association was formed with the Melville Allemania Soccer Club. The Leeming Sports Association (Inc) was founded as an incorporated body on the 1st March 1986.
Subsequently the Bullcreek Spartan Cricket Club became the Leeming Spartan Cricket Club and Melville Allemania became the Leeming Strikers Soccer Club.
In June 1988 the LSA approached the Melville City Council for a loan to extend the function room at John Connell. Once again the Council made a counter offer – if the LSA could persuade the Leeming Bowling Club to become a full member of the LSA the Council would consider funding to construct a $1.8 million multi-purpose building to service sport in the John Connell area.
After much discussion the Leeming Bowling Club became a full member of the LSA and then followed nearly four years of meetings and negotiations between the LSA and the Council to finalise the management policies for the new complex. A building license was issued on 6th May 2002.
The LSA executive is made up of three representatives from each member club, with the office bearers from Leeming Spartan being as follows (with years served on the committee in brackets):
- Brian Waterer – Chairman (19)
- Noel Wood – Treasurer (15)
- Graeme Ashley – Secretary (10)
The LSA is responsible for the financial management of the John Connell complex with the clubs affiliated being responsible equally for the funding.
Written by Shannon Davies.