Buderim Wanderers Football Club will encourage and enable all players and coaches to develop their football skills and knowledge. All BWFC teams will play football in a positive manner, showing respect to match officials, other players, managers and spectators at all times.
We will teach our players to play attractive and competitive football – “If it’s not Positive, it’s Pointless”- not how to “win at all costs”. Winning may become an outcome of our approach to the development of all players and our focus on coaching excellence.
At the core of our football philosophy is the expectation that every BWFC player will have the opportunity to develop as a player. No individual player is more important than the interests and success of the team.
Coaches will always support each other and be positive towards all players in the Club. They should be passionate and enthusiastic - but always remain in control of their emotions. They will aim to coach the total player aligned with the National football curriculum and create a pathway for our elite footballers to become professional players.
Playing at a high tempo in both attack and defence is very difficult. However, implementing coaching methods and developing players who are able to achieve this is something worth striving for. These core technical skills developed at a junior level will also provide our players with the capability to play effectively over a lifetime.
Our philosophy is summed up as follows:
Buderim Juniors + Coaching Excellence + Attacking Fast Tempo Football =BUDERIM WANDERERS Football Club
Buderim Wanderers Football Club has been a hugely successful football club over the years with solid ties to the local community and a strong sense of family values. Based in the heart of the Sunshine Coast, it is the oldest and largest club on the Coast and draws players and their families from throughout the wider Sunshine Coast region. The club formed in 1972 and moved to its home to Ballinger Park in 1980. In recent times the fields have undergone a significant upgrade with continued improvements occurring to the playing surface and facilities.
The Club’s existing clubhouse was completed in 1986, in cooperation with Matthew Flinders Anglican College. The complex is one of the best on the Sunshine Coast and is well utilised for large scale competitions and events. The Wanderers have hosted many of the State and National carnivals including the 2005 Queensland State Schoolboys Titles and the 2006 State Secondary Schools titles.
Throughout its thirty-four year history, BWFC has enjoyed ongoing success on the playing field. For example, in 1985, the club won the Fenn Cup, became premiers, took out the Sunshine Coast Soccer Association Championship and won the Qantas Cup, all in one season. The club has also won numerous premierships and championships in all divisions and age levels. The club won the Sunshine Coast Soccer Association Champion Club for five consecutive years in the early 1990’s and is on track to equal this having been awarded the Sunshine Coast Club of the Year for the last four years running – 2013-2016.
BWFC has a long history of providing opportunity for all players to improve their football ability and enjoy playing the game. It is one of only a few clubs that fields a team in every male and female senior and junior age division. From U6s to O35s the club caters for players in all stages of their footballing careers and it has the highest female player participation on the Sunshine Coast. It also runs skills academies and technical development programs aimed at enhanced development in accordance with the FFA curriculum.
Our vision for Football is to provide a pathway for young players to progress from MiniRoos through to our Premier program and to prepare talented footballers for more elite state, national and international pathways. Our Club is also committed to the development of our coaches and volunteers. In addition the Club strives to maintain strong relationships with its catchment schools and community to ensure strong ties with the community.
While the Club’s history is steeped in success and achievement and it is indebted to past players, life members, committee members and volunteers, the next chapter of its history is likely to provide even more opportunities for the Club to further its reputation as a Football Club.
BWFC would like to acknowledge the contribution and hard work of our life members since moving to the Ballinger Road facilities.
Life Member Honour Roll
1980 Merv Lingard & Alan Maudsley
1981 Fred Seefeld
1986 Pauline Bound
1997 Yvonne Glover & Chris Dunk
2001 Robbie Glover
2004 Pam Dunk & Peter Williams
2005 Greg Doyle
2007 Greg Smith & Allen Emmerson
2008 Brian DeCourcy
2011 Brigitte DeCourcy
2013 Dave Rae
2014 Warren Crickmore & Paul Brown
2015 Andrew Callanan
2016 Simon Clark-Gowans
BWFC would like to the acknowledge the ongoing support of our Club Patron – Steve Dickson MP -Member for Buderim