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The Warrnambool Wolves Football Club, formerly known as the Warrnambool Junior Soccer Club was established in 1992 by John McMillan, an advocate for grass roots football. John had and continues to have a passion for the game at all levels of the game but particularly at junior level. This passion for the game has him at the forefront of the development of the code in Warrnambool as the instigator of many of Warrnambool’s football programs including the club’s junior development program, academy programs, Mens and Womens Twilight competitions, Warrnambool Wolves senior teams, Junior and Women’s country championship squads, organising and running the annual South West Games tournament, as well as being an active participant in the Warrnambool Wolves Masters Team.
The club was initially formed to satisfy the needs of one enthusiastic boy, Peter Luke and it soon grew from there. For many months the equipment was stored in the back of Johnny’s car. With the assistance of some hardy helpers including Delia Jenkins, Pat Caveny, Mickey Taylor, Joe Jacobs and many others the club continued to grow in size resulting in annual increases in participation levels. With participation numbers continuing to grow the club was able to expand its Harris Street Clubooms on the 14th November 1999.
2002 being the clubs tenth anniversary saw 180 children register, 100 men play twilight football under newly installed lights, a senior team play in the Geelong league where the nickname The Wolves has become synonymous with football in Warrnambool. 30 women players also registered as the forefront to a women’s twilight league being formed.