Event of the Week: South West Wanderers


The South West Wanderers Football Club Celebrate Their Season Launch

The South West Wanderers Football Club Inc. is a youth development club that was founded in 2010. The club, part of the Southern Districts Soccer Football Association, has a football program that is designed to help six to 12-year-olds get ready for the world of elite football in NSW. The club is still fairly young, but it has, according to the club’s website, has attracted a lot of attention for the club’s style of football and its professional environment. Because of this environment and football style, the club has attracted many new players as well as Nike, which is supplying the club’s gear kits.

The club’s development program, “The Wanderers Way,” abides by what they call “the four Ps”—The People, The Place, The Program, and The Pathway. The People in question includes the coaches, committee, and the players. Calibre Stadium is The Place, and The Program aims to prepare children players with everything they need to break into elite football status, catering to the players’ physical, technical, physiological, social, mental, and intellectual skills. The Pathway is the club itself. “All players registered with our Club know what is expected of them in order to reach their potential,” states the site.

Andrea Ruka talked more about the launch. “South West Wanderers FC Season Launch was a night where players, parents, families, sponsors, committee and coaching staff came together to learn about the club, their policies, their people and the football pathway,” she said. “It was also an event where all players received the 2014 Nike Gear Kit which included playing kit (shirt, shorts & socks), training kit (shirt, shorts & socks), tracksuit jacket & pants, polo shirt, ball, and bag. This all took place at Siena Events, Wetherill Park (also a 2014 Sponsor) who provided a 3 course meal.”

Ruka said that the event, which was promoted through the South West Wanderers’ site as well as through the club’s Facebook page, the club’s monthly newsletter and word of mouth, was very successful. “The club has 129 registered players ranging from  five years to 11 years, we had 230 attend that night including parents and their families, sponsors, committee and our coaching staff,” she said. “The highlight was definitely the kids receiving the 2014 Nike Gear kits.”

If you’re planning a launch for your local football team, Ruka said that paying attention to detail is important. “It’s all in the planning detail,” she said. “The more effort you invest here the less you have to worry about on the night!”

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