About our club

Hurlstone Park Wanderers Football Club (HPWFC) is one of the oldest community football clubs in Australia, with a continuous playing history in the Canterbury District Soccer Football Association (CDSFA) in the inner west of Sydney since 1924.

We have teams in every age group in the Association’s competitions, catering for players who want to play at high levels through to beginners and social players. Our focus is on building skills for all our players, regardless of experience or ability.

Our Club will celebrate its centenary in 2024. We have a long and proud history in football in Australia.
The founder of our club (and of football in the Canterbury District) was Bill Brackenbury, and the CDSFA premier men’s competition is named for him.

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Community Driven

We have a strong history of fostering community football development. This includes our Miniroos program, our All Abilities program for juniors, and Anyone Can Play Gala Days for all ages (juniors and seniors).
We are also working towards introducing Walking Football.

Our Club has fostered an inclusive and community focus throughout its history and is entirely volunteer-run.

We have around 1500 players and more than 90 teams playing in CDSFA competitions across all age groups and competitions.

We cater for all players from beginners (of any age) through to elite players looking to play at the highest level of community football.

We have a very well established Game Leader (mini referee) program, supporting and building our junior players to become referees.

Your club in numbers

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We normally sit between about 1500 and 1700 registrations at the start of the season, and that's how we're travelling in 2022. Slightly smaller than last year, but that's not unexpected after the disrupted seasons 2020 and 2021.

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THANK YOU! Our volunteers, coaches, managers, and Age Co-ordinators are absolutely the lifeblood of a community club such as ours. If we started naming one club volunteer a day on New Years Day, we'd finish a week before Christmas.

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About a third of our members identify as female, about two thirds male. A small but increasing number don't identify as male or female.

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Our most popular postcodes are 2203 (Dulwich Hill) and 2193 (Hurlstone Park, Canterbury, Ashbury) with over 320 members each. 2206, 2130 and 2204 (Earlwood, Summer Hill and Marrickville) are in a tight race for bronze. Our members in Yarraville, Victoria (3103) and Currarong (2540) probably have the longest commute to Ewen Park.

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No names, no pack drill, but we welcome members of all ages.

Hurlstone Park Wanderers Football Club acknowledges that our games and all operations of our Club are carried out on Aboriginal lands.

We acknowledge and pay our respects to the traditional owners who have cared for the lands and waterways for thousands of years, based on deep knowledge of culture and Country. We pay our respects to Elders, past, present and emerging.

Hurlo Values

Hurlstone Park Wanderers is a community club, that promotes playing football in an inclusive, diverse and safe environment with respect for opponents, officials, and for the love of the game.

Hurlstone Park Wanderers is committed to providing ongoing opportunities for the community to participate in community sport, as players, volunteers, team officials, referees and supporters.

We strongly encourage supportive sidelines which provide the opportunity for players to play, coaches to coach and referees to manage the game, with respect. We do not tolerate dissent towards game officials or any form of abuse of anyone involved in the game.

We cater for and welcome players of all abilities and experience.

We emphasise inclusiveness, and respect and welcome diversity in our game. We aim to provide equal opportunities for players.

We are a volunteer-run club, and value all contributions by volunteers as being essential to the future of community football. We ask all our members to consider how they can contribute as volunteers.

We uphold and respect the Laws of the Game, as well as respect for referees, our teammates, our opposition and for volunteers.

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