FROM WYNNUM WOLVES FC
This year will see the Wynnum Wolves Football Club enter into its second century of playing football in the bayside after closing out its centenary year in style before the festive break.
The club held its final event of the 2021 centenary season at Majestic Cinemas in Wynnum in December, where current and past members and local dignitaries gathered for the launch of the club’s centenary book – 100 Years of Football at Wynnum – and to celebrate a successful milestone year.
Wynnum is one of only a handful of Queensland clubs to have reached the 100-year milestone, and the book reveals the club’s 1975 women’s team was the first Australian women’s team to win a trophy from an overseas tour for women’s football. The side travelled to New Zealand to play for the Union Travel Trophy against other women’s teams in Auckland and brought home the silverware.
Founded in 1921 by John Hutchinson – a former Wynnum councillor –
Wynnum has long been known as the “battlers of Brisbane football”. The club has endured through name revisions, colour changes, home ground changes, floods, relegation, promotion, petty officialdom and more. Its success is thanks to the passion of the many wonderfully dedicated people who have helped to make the club what it is today: a genuine football village. More than 900 players from juniors through to masters will play for Wynnum Wolves FC in 2022.
The club’s centenary book, 100 Years of Football at Wynnum, is available in a softcover edition for $45 from good book stores, Wynnum Wolves FC and Fair Play Publishing.