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Wanderers came about back in 1951 when several rugby clubs (Pirates and Rovers) from Hope, Brightwater and Wakefield combined.  The name Wanderers was decided upon, with some debate, after an old Wanderers cricket club based in Springgrove half way between the Brightwater and Wakefield communities.  In 1982, cricket came under the Wanderers banner, followed in 1984 by netball, and tennis in 1985 (now defunct) it’s latest edition was in 2011 when Rugby league became part of the Club.  A squash court and a Community Gym (in the old Bowling Green) make Wanderers a truly multi-sport club.

Wanderers main ground is Centennial Park (Brightwater Domain), and at Lord Rutherford Park on the west side of Brightwater.  All netball is played at Saxtons field in Stoke.

Wanderers clubrooms are open anytime a sporting fixture is on and is also available for hire.  Cricket in the summer and Rugby in the winter dependent on what games are being played there that day.  New membership is welcomed and encouraged even if the person does not wish to play any particular sport.  The club has a fully licensed bar and kitchen facilities.  Membership is preferable, but you can be signed in by a member or if you are from a sporting club that has reciprocal visiting right.

Family Membership fees are $25 per year.  These fees are outside of subscriptions (affiliation fees) that are paid for playing in your particular code or sport.  Our financial year runs October 1st to September 30th, as do all our memberships.


Centennial Park
Brightwater Domain


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