WEZEMBEEK WANDERERS – Football for the Young
Wezembeek Wanderers Football Club was started back in 1990 by a number of enthusiastic parents and volunteers. The objective of this amateur club is to provide a fun and friendly environment for children of all ages (from 6 to 16) and abilities to enjoy the beautiful game of football. This principle provides the foundation for the Sunday sports club, which is soon to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Every year we try to enter local Belgian tournaments (often in the spring) as a test of the WEZWA players’ abilities, with increasing success and even several trophies. WEZWA is more than just training; we do try to turn out footballers who can hold their own in ‘real’ games. WEZWA is more than just training; we do try to turn out footballers who can hold their own in ‘real’ games. Moreover, we try to teach the children the values of fair play, mutual respect, and provide movement pleasure and sporting opportunity.
From humble beginnings on a muddy pitch behind the church in Wezembeek-Oppem the club eventually moved to its current training location, the British School of Brussels (BSB) fields in Tervuren. This allowed the club to expand numbers and acquire better equipment.
Further expansion took place a few years ago with the utilization of all three grass pitches at the BSB and occasionally the synthetic pitches, if necessary, due to the weather, for example. Current membership is around 180 children and 25 trainers and volunteers.