Western Youth Centre


Western Youth Centre had its beginning in 1956 when a group of local people became concerned at the lack of sporting, cultural and recreational facilities for youth in the West Torrens' area.

After gaining some financial assistance from the Council to repair the roof and floor of the abandoned ether works, Western Youth Centre was ready for use in June 1958.

The first activity was a learner’s dance class and the first club to be formed was the Boys Gymnasium Club. By July 1959 the amenities block had been completed, a reticulation system had been installed to water the oval, the base had been laid for tennis courts, work on a 100-yard running track had been started and the Girls Physical Cultural class had commenced.

The Tennis Club, Basketball Club and Table Tennis Club started in 1960 and in 1961 the Cricket and Football Clubs were formed.

Building extensions were made in 1962 and 1966. Further extensions were added in 1973 and 1979.

Today, the Western Youth Centre has programs for all ages, spanning from infants, to octogenarians and beyond, as well as everyone in between.


Address: 79 Marion Road, Cowandilla SA 5033
Opening times: Monday to Friday, 9am to 1pm (office).
  • Base club for sporting groups.
More info: Western Youth Centre website.
Email: Email the Western Youth Centre
Phone: 8352 1236



79 Marion Road, Cowandilla SA 5033

79 Marion Road, Cowandilla SA 5033