Brixistane Football Club and Wanderers Football Club have reached an agreement to collaborate on several matters from the start of the 2019-20 season.
Brixistane FC were founded by Patricio Sanchez in 2015, starting with just 8 players in Brockwell Park and growing to over 50 children across five teams (Boys under-10s, under-11, under-12, and under-13s, and Girls under-14s).
Wanderers FC were founded by Charles & John Alcock in 1859, developing into one of the biggest names in English football before folding in 1887. They were reformed by Mark Wilson in 2009 and now run four teams (Men’s 1st, 2nds, and Legends, and Women’s 1sts). Wanderers have recently announced that they are making their home at Virgo Fidelis Convent Senior School, Upper Norwood, from the 2019-20 season.
Mark Wilson, Club Secretary of Wanderers FC, said “We are delighted to reach an agreement with Brixistane that doesn’t just enable their talented young players to progress through to adult football but also creates a partnership that will benefit our local community too. Our club ethos is of Effort, Encouragement, and Enjoyment and we believe that Brixistane share this ethos, as well as our ambitions to take Wanderers up to semi-professional football and back to the FA Cup, which the club first won in 1872.”
Patricio Sanchez, Chairman of Brixistane FC, said “The club ethos is always to ensure that the environment of the club is about respect and fun. This is something we share with Wanderers. Both organisations agree strongly committed to creating that kind of environment and, through maintaining it, enabling players to flourish individually and collectively.”
Both clubs are based in Lambeth, south London, and are hoping to increase participation throughout the borough, Wanderers and Brixistane welcome further enquiries from potential players, volunteers, coaches, and supporters. For more information on Brixistane, visit www.brixistane.com