Frequently Asked Questions

What is the history behind the club? Who runs the Wezembeek Wanderers Football Club (WEZWA FC) today?

The club started in 1990 on an area of grassland behind the convent in Wezembeek-Oppem. As it grew in popularity, it moved up the road to pitches owned by the British School of Brussels in Tervuren. After 20 years the club moved back to Wezembeek and now train at Daring Wezembeek, in Wezembeek Oppem. WEZWA FC ASBL has always been run by volunteers who love the beautiful game and want to share the spirit of fair play, enjoyment and inclusivity to both boys and girls from the ages of 6 to 16.

Is WEZWA FC affiliated to the Belgian league?

WEZWA is not affiliated to any league - training is for enjoyment only. However, Wezwa do organise friendly matches and participate in tournaments in the spring (optional for all members). Wezwa FC became an ASBL on 21/10/2020.

How can I register my child?

Complete the online request form with your child’s full name and date of birth. You will then receive an email with further details on how to register your child/children.

When can players join the club?

The new season starts in September when the majority of new players join. However, if there is space, players can join at any time during the season from September to mid-June.

When should we register?

WEZWA FC is extremely popular across all age groups so placing your child on the waiting list as early as possible for the next season is highly recommended otherwise places cannot be guaranteed.

When and where does the club practice?

WEZWA FC meets once a week on Sunday mornings from 10.30 until 12.00 on grass and synthetic pitches in Wezembeek Oppem.

Are there boys and girls teams?

Boys and girls play alongside each other in the same teams/groups. Wezwa are an all inclusive club.

What language do the coaches speak?

Coaches and players speak 'the language of football' so all nationalities are welcome. Although the training is conducted in English, the coaches/players are multi-lingual.

How are the players grouped?

There are 4 groups at WEZWA FC: Under 9 (aged 6/7/8); Under 11 (aged 9/10); Under 13 (aged 11/12) and Under 16 (aged 13/14/15).

How many players in each group?

WEZWA limits group sizes to approximately 40 children.

What happens when the groups are full?

There is a waiting list when the groups are full. When a place becomes available, it is offered to the next on the waiting list.

What are the club’s fees?

110 Euro for the season (September until mid-June).

How do I pay the fees?

By bank transfer. Details communicated by email.

On what dates does the club train?

Training takes place every Sunday apart from school holidays - dates when the club trains are published on the website at the beginning of each new season.

What is the club kit? What do the players wear for training?

Blue and yellow stripes (the old Milan kit!).

Kits can be purchased but this is optional. It is more important that players wear a sport’s kit suitable for the weather conditions, football boots (moulded soles - no metal studs) and compulsory shin pads. Wezwa encourage recycling and so organise a second-hand boot and kit swop - all items are stored at the pitch.

A brand new club kit e.g. Shirt, shorts and socks cost approximately 35€.

What should my child bring to practice?

Football boots with moulded studs ( no metal studs), shin pads are compulsory and water (extremely important even in the winter!)

What should my child wear to practice?

Comfortable sport’s kit suitable for the weather conditions (e.g. base layers/warm hat/gloves in winter, sun cap/sun cream in summer).

At what age can children join the club?

Boys and girls from the age of 6.

What is the maximum age of children in the club?

Boys and girls play until they are 16. A few of these older boys and girls then return to help coach the younger players.

Who trains the children?

Each group has a lead coach and up to 5 assistants - all are passionate about football.

How do I volunteer?

Parents of players may volunteer to help train the children and/or may choose to help with the organisation of the club. Please contact the club for further details.

Do you play indoors?

No, Wezwa only train outside on grass and/or synthetic pitches.

What happens if it is raining or the ground is frozen?

WEZWA plays in all weather but NOT if the pitches are frozen or waterlogged. Messages are posted on the closed WEZWA Facebook page and on the website if training is cancelled.

Does the club have insurance?

Yes, all players and coaches are insured as long as membership fees have been paid.

How does WEZWA communicate with parents/players?

Closed Facebook group (members only), website and emails.

Is there an end of season event?

On the final Sunday of training in June, Wezwa organise a barbecue/picnic and mini tournament for all the current players and their families.

How do I re-enrol my child for the following season?

All existing members receive an email in May/June asking for their re-registration by email for the new season.

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