500 CLUB - 2022/23 Members

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Welcome to the Wanderers Sports Club Website.


Wanderers came about back in 1951 when several rugby clubs (Pirates and Rovers) from Hope, Brightwater and Wakefield combined.

The name Wanderers was decided upon, with some debate, after an old Wanderers cricket club based in Springgrove half way between the Brightwater and Wakefield communities. In 1982, cricket came under the Wanderers banner, followed in 1984 by netball, and tennis in 1985 (now defunct) it's latest edition was in 2011 when Rugby league became part of the Club.


A squash court and a Community Gym (in the old Bowling Green) making Wanderers a truly multi-sport club. Wanderers main ground is Centennial Park (Brightwater Domain), and at Lord Rutherford Park on the west side of Brightwater. All netball is played at Saxtons field in Stoke.

Wanderers clubrooms are open anytime a sporting fixture is on and is also available for hire.
Cricket in the summer and Rugby in the winter dependent on what games are being played there that day. New membership is welcomed and encouraged even if the person does not wish to play any particular sport.

The club has a fully licensed bar and kitchen facilities. Membership is preferable, but you can be signed in by a member or if you are from a sporting club that has reciprocal visiting right

Family Membership fees are $25 per year. These fees are outside of subscriptions (affiliation fees) that are paid for playing in your particular code or sport.

Our financial year runs October 1st to September 30th, as do all our memberships. For more info please read about our code below or our useful info page.

Wanderers Rugby Club compete in 4 competitions in the Tasman Rugby Union championships. Div 1, Div 2, Women’s and Under 15.

2021 training is every Tuesday and Thursday and if you are interested in playing please contact

Jimmy van der Colk by email ( for further information. Registration can be completed below.


Junior Rugby JAB will commence in Term 2 and provide Grades from Under 6 to Under 14.Under 6 and Under 7 play Rippa, and tackle commences at Under 8.

Please contact Andy Bunny 022 4025 343, or register directly below.

We welcome and encourage people of all abilities to come down and join us, we will provide playing opportunities that you desire.

2 day competition, 1 day competition, T20, men’s, women’s and juniors.


Contact Diane Drogemuller,

email or phone 03 542 3344.

Wanderers Gym is an excellent versatile facility created to meet the needs of our members.

Please register and uplift your key from Diane at the clubrooms.

Hours are restricted to 7am to 9pm and being in a residential area strict noise level restrictions apply, which you must honour.

Squash is a dynamic and explosive sport which can be played in all weathers.

We have a court available, with a viewing platform, for our members.

Please register below, and collect your keys from Diane at the clubrooms once registration is completed.

Wanderers Sports Club currently field 2 teams in Senior 4th Grade of the Nelson Netball competitions, with a desire to provide more teams in 2020.


If you are interested in playing in any level please contact Marty Davis, Director of Sport


Phone: 021 401 572