Buderim’s Sunshine Coast Wanderers are the Newcomers in NPL Women’s QLD

The Sunshine Coast Wanderers Football Club will represent the whole region of Sunshine Coast in the 2018 PS4 National Premier Leagues Women’s Queensland (NPLQW) by Football Queensland (FQ).


NPLQW Selection

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The NPLQW will expand from 10 teams to 14 teams in 2018. There were 23 clubs that applied for entry. The review began on 19th of June after all applications were finalised. The review panel consisted of two FQ directors, two Football Federation Australia (FFA) representatives, and an independent fifth member.

The criteria considered in the selection of 14 teams were:

  • Teams;
  • Youth Development;
  • Coaching;
  • Governance;
  • Finance;
  • Facilities;
  • Organisational structure;
  • Membership protection;
  • Medical;
  • Reporting;
  • Competition; and
  • Commercial rights.

Being a part of the 2018 NFLWQ is a great breakthrough for the Wanderers. However, the Sunshine Coast Fire will not be featured in the next women’s league due to their late application, but their men’s team will still be on the grid next year.


Sunshine Coast Wanderers

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The Sunshine Coast Wanderers was established by the Buderim Wanderers to represent not just Buderim, but the rest of the Sunshine Coast Region on NPL for both men’s and women’s division. The club is inviting everyone in Sunshine Coast to trial for the next year’s league.

“We’ve got some fantastic coaches already in place and we’ve got the nucleus of the 13s, 15s, 17s and open teams but…we’ll be embracing the Sunshine Coast and bringing in coaching staff and players. Everybody is welcome to come and trial, whether you are from Noosa, Caloundra or Kawana (etc). We want to try and assemble the best players to ensure there is ownership from the Sunshine Coast and that we have the best success,” the club Vice President Stuart Collins said.

The Fire players are also expected to trial with Wanderers on October after their application was denied.

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The Wanderers’ participation in the NPLWQ will not affect their participation in the local Sunshine Coast football competitions. They will still continue teaching members as young as aged six and under all the way to the senior football.

Visit the Wanderer’s website for further information on how to join the club and register for the NPLWQ.