The Windermere Sports Club was formed in 1976 in the expanding Werribee suburb of "Windermere", which was later renamed to Wyndhamvale in 1977. The change was made due to there already being a suburb called "Windermere" at Ballarat.
The Club initially started as a junior football club, which entered teams in the Western Suburban Football League, with the U/10 team winning the Club's first premiership in the first year of competition. For many years the Club operated from what they called "the tin shed" at Honour Avenue Reserve, until the council built new social rooms in the mid 1980's.
In 1985, the first Senior team was fielded in the Reserve Division of the WSFL. Halfway through the season due to the huge number of players joining the Club, a second team was entered into the same competition. The original team played off in the finals that same year.
1st Premiership Team
The Club enjoyed great success in the 1986 season, fielding teams in U/10, U/12, U/14, U/16, as well as A2 & A3 Seniors. The U/1o team only lost one game on the way to a premiership that year, while the U/12 team finished runners up to Hoppers Crossing. The A3 Reserves side won the flag, while the A2 Seniors just failed to make the top four.
Wyndhamvale then fielded a Senior team in the GDFL during the 1987 season, with it's first win coming in Round 6, Wyndhamvale: 4.15 - 39 def. Bannockburn: 2.5 - 17.
The Seniors and Reserves went into Recess from 1995 to 1998, while the Juniors continued to play on in the FDFL. Junior success was experienced in 1996 with the U/12B team winning the premiership. This was then followed up by the U/12C and U/14B sides in 1998.
The Seniors resumed playing in 1999, and joined the Western Region Football League Division 2 competition. The Juniors also joined the WRFL in the same year.
The Wyndhamvale Football Club were also pioneers in Female Football. In 2005 the Club fielded an U/18 Girls team in the first ever Youth Girl competition in Victoria, and took home the flag in the same year. The team then made it back to back premierships in 2006, before just missing out on the trifecta in 2007 when they were runners up to Sunbury.
After struggling through the early years in the WRFL, the Wyndhamvale Football Club surged towards the top end of the table with both Seniors and Reserves sides appearing in the Division 2 final series from 2011 through to 2015. The Reserves making the Grand Final in 2012, and the Seniors back to back Preliminary Finals appearances in 2011 and 2012.
The Falcons also fielded a Senior Women's side which went deep into the final series of the Victoria Women's Football League in 2013. This effort was then followed up in 2014, with the team taking out the VWFL Division 3 premiership.
The Wyndhamvale Seniors finally broke the drought in 2015 by smashing it's way to a WRFL 2nd Division premiership, defeating West Footscray 17.12 - 114 to 10.5 - 65. The victory saw the Club move up into the WRFL Division 1 competition in 2016, where it has remained ever since.
The most recent success at the Club was the U12b Team winning the 2019 Premiership.
The Club remains strong and healthy, and there will be some exciting times ahead as we build towards the 2020 season.
2015 WRFL Division 2 Premiers