The Lake Wendouree Football Netball Club was formed in 1995 as a result of a merge between the former Wendouree Football Club and YCW Football Club at the end of 1994 Season.
Peter O’Connell and Terry Simpson had the unenviable task of forming a competitive senior side when the Lakers were formed in 1995. Peter and Terry led the club to a final series in its first year and two grand finals in 1996 and 1997. The Senior Football Club best and fairest is named in Peter “Joffa” O’Connell’s honour.
After the success of the early years, it wasn’t until 2009 that we again started showing our presence in the league. In 2009 and 2010 all senior football and netball teams gained a berth in the finals, and in 2011 our two senior football teams and all netball teams were again finalists.
At this time Matthew Battistello was at the helm, and had secured some handy recruits including the return of 2 of our junior players back from North Ballarat Roosters – Paul McMahon and Ben Taylor. Matthew has now gone down in our club’s history as being our first Senior Premiership Coach.
To date 2010 will go down as the most successful year with the club bringing home 5 Premiership flags for the day, Our first BFL Senior Football Premiership and 4 netball flags, led by legendary Netball Coach Sally McLean. Also in 2010 premiership player Paul McMahon won the Henderson medal (league best and fairest).
Our success as a club in general is proven by winning the Merv and Mary Howard Award for best club in the Ballarat Football League in seasons: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2008, 2010 & 2011.
In 2015, Lake Wendouree Football and Netball Club benefitted from $1 Million worth of works to the facilities. These include a new playing surface, 2 new netball courts and upgraded lighting on the main oval.
During the 2016 season works will commence on new change rooms for the senior and junior football as well as rooms for the netballers, along with new canteen facilities. Plans are on the notice board in the members bar.
2016 MAJOR SPONSORS
2016 Ground Sponsor
Lake Wendouree FNC Team APP!
To all Players & Members please download the Lakers App to keep up to date with information and breaking news surrounding the club. Simply download "Team App" on your smart phone and search for "Lake Wendouree FNC"
Come and enjoy a great night out at Lakers bingo:
EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT with eyes down at 7:45pm
Where: Lakers Clubrooms CE Brown Reserve, Norman Street Wendouree.
Our other wonderful sponsors for our 2016 Campaign
Ballarat Leagues Club: Visit the website.
Ballarat Meat Company
Red Lion Bar & Bistro
Armstrong Creek Development Corporation
Ballarat Ass Plasters
James Kerr Fin. Ser.
MDS Accounting and Financial Services
Western Vic Windows
Jacqui & John Olszewski
Remingtons Insurance Brokers
Ballarat Joinery Supp
Ballarat Home Brew
R and J Batteries
Shred X Doc Destruction
Yellow Brick Road
Prestige Denture Clinic Pty Ltd
Miles & Co Builders
E.E. Day & Sons - goods raffle
Bar Fridges Australia
Leading Teams -Ray McLean