Founded in 1976, The Morley Noranda Recreation Club started out as the the Morley Bowling Club. The idea of forming a Morley Bowling Club was first raised 10 years before its founding. Over a few beers, four bowlers living in Morley, however bowling at Bassendean Bowling Club, discussed the possibility of having something closer to home, where residents could enjoy a game of bowls and also have a social beer. Many discussions took place at the old Morley Park Hotel (now Dan Murphy’s bottle Shop) where more interested bowlers joined in the discussion and from there is where the concept was born.
In July 1976 in conjunction with the Shire of Bayswater, three local councillors and 31 attendees unanimously resolved to for a sporting and recreation club in Morley under the Bowling Club annex. In September 1976, it was decided that the club be called Morley Districts Recreational Club – now Morley Noranda Recreation Club.
In Mid January 1978/79 the Bowling greens were officially opened with competition beginning in 1979/80 and have been in use ever since. Around the same time another group of dedicated volunteers started the build of the original bar and clubrooms; later to be known as the “the little house on the Prairie” a low flat roofed building built in the middle of an open recreation space.
In 1981 the club was already outgrowing its size and so the construction of a new, larger facility commenced. This facility remains in use today, and was formally opened by Shire President Cr.N.E Davis on Sunday the 30th January 1983. Moving forward to 2023 and numerous renovations have taken place as the club continues to grow. We are now home to various sporting codes and groups, including Noranda City Football Club, Morley Tennis Club, Morley Darts Club and Brumby’s Country Music, Lions of Noranda, Morley Ladies and Men’s Probus groups and many other local and community organisations