Wynnum District SC
Wynnum Wolves Soccer Club, Wolves FC, or WDSC Wolves FC, is a soccer football club with our home grounds in Boundary Street, Brisbane, Australia. Founded in 1921, the club has a long tradition and competes in the Football Queensland Premier League. Wolves FC has men's, women's, youth teams for girls and boys from the ages of 6 and up. Located at Carmichael Park, Wolves FC provides the opportunity for all ages to enjoy playing competitive football. Wolves FC has a long history in the Brisbane Competition dating back to 1921 when Wynnum entered in the highest division; the WDSC operates in conjunction with the Moreton Bay Sports club which facilitates numerous sporting and recreational events for the community. Clubs associated with the Moreton Bay Sports club are the Wynnum Manly District Cricket Club, Wynnum District Darts Club, other various organisations that initiate community activities. Early Times 1921 to 1940 Wolves FC began in Wynnum in 1921. In early times matches were played at the Gabba, Wembley Oval at Burke Street Coorparoo and at Memorial Park, Wynnum.1940's to 1950's In 1949 Wynnum played in the QSFA second division 1960's In 1966, the club purchased a house and land in Bognor Street, developed a field and called it Maramba Stadium.
From this time, the seniors played out of Maramba Stadium, while the juniors remained at Memorial Park, next to the Wynnum High School. 1970's In 1970s Wynnum played in the Queensland State League. 1980's Up until the 1980s the Wynnum District Soccer Club consisted of two clubs, a senior and a junior club. Seniors at Maramba Stadium, while the juniors played at Memorial Park. Earlier committees accepted that a split club situation was not healthy but no alternative was available due to a lack of funds to purchase more land adjacent to Maramba. In 1981 the Wynnum-Manly District Cricket Club established itself at Boundary Street, Tingalpa with two cricket ovals with turf blocks, a canteen and toilet facilities. With no winter tenant, the cricket club struggled to maintain itself from year to year; the facilities were basic and costs were increasing. In an attempt to secure their survival, the two clubs began talks, requiring the relocation of WDSC to Boundary Street, Tingalpa. In 1985 Wynnum played in the Queensland Soccer Federation Intermediate League winning the Premiership, thereby gaining promotion to Premier League in 1986.
In 1986, Wynnum fared poorly and was relegated back to Division 2 for the 1987 season. In 1987, Wynnum won the Grand Final defeating Brisbane Croatia. In 1988 Wynnum finished sixth in division 2. 1990's At the end of the 1993 soccer season and with assistance from a grant from the federal government through Brisbane City Council and the proceeds from the sale of Maramba Stadium, the thousands of volunteer hours, the move was completed in time for the 1994 soccer season. The now known "Eddie Wilkins" field and the No. 3 cricket oval were developed at this time. Included in the works was the extension to the original besser brick clubhouse to include the upstairs verandah and the complementary addition downstairs. 2000's August 2005 saw the awarding of a grant to the club to resurface the No.1 pitch, install below ground irrigation in field one, build new dressing rooms and carry out further work on field four as well as lighting upgrades and other minor works. The works commenced on 5 December 2005.
Since the facility improvements, Wolves have proved to be and successful due to the determination of its leadership, team members, club supporters. The 2016 Season began with Mark Youngjohns as Head Coach, tasked to restore the club back into the BPL. After a promising start to the season, the First grade side lost seven fixtures in succession and were in the relegation zone, second last in the competition. Mark Dykman replaced Mark Youngjohns as Head Coach in May 2016 and lifted the team from 11th position to finish 7th at the conclusion of the regular season winning 7 of the remaining 11 games; the turning point in the season was the dramatic fixture in Round 16 where Wolves FC met Bayside United at Carmichael Park. Bayside came into the fixture in second place on the ladder looking to consolidate their aspirations for promotion, whilst Wolves FC were in the relegation zone in 11th position. In the 13th minute of the match, Wolves FC forward Antonio Murray was forced to be replaced after a challenge left him with a fractured leg.
Wolves FC forward Michael Bell scored in the 25th minute to give the Wolves the lead 1–0. However, in the 45th minute, another challenge saw Michael Bell leave the field in an ambulance with a broken leg. Following the half time resumption, two Wolves players were given red cards by the referee, leaving the Wolves with only nine men with twenty minutes still to play. Stoic defence followed, with it looking. With minutes remaining, Bayside were awarded a penalty which gave them an opportunity to snatch a draw; however Wolves keeper Douglas Blaikie blocked the penalty with a diving save to his right, cleared by the desperate Wolves FC defenders. Wolves FC won the match 1–0; the 2016 First Grade Squad was: Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.'Wolves FC Teams' that have made Finals or are Premiers in 2016 season are as follows: Capital League 1 Reserve Grade – Finals – Third in the regular season City 3 – Finals – Fifth in regular season City 7 – Finals – Second in regular season U18 Division 1 – Premiers U15 Division 1 – Premiers and Grand Final Winners U15 Division 3 – Finals – Third in regular season U14 Division 3 – Premiers and Grand Fi
Solomon Islands is a sovereign state consisting of six major islands and over 900 smaller islands in Oceania lying to the east of Papua New Guinea and northwest of Vanuatu and covering a land area of 28,400 square kilometres. The country's capital, Honiara, is located on the island of Guadalcanal; the country takes its name from the Solomon Islands archipelago, a collection of Melanesian islands that includes the North Solomon Islands, but excludes outlying islands, such as Rennell and Bellona, the Santa Cruz Islands. The islands have been inhabited for thousands of years. In 1568, the Spanish navigator Álvaro de Mendaña was the first European to visit them, naming them the Islas Salomón. Britain defined its area of interest in the Solomon Islands archipelago in June 1893, when Captain Gibson R. N. of HMS Curacoa, declared the southern Solomon Islands a British protectorate. During World War II, the Solomon Islands campaign saw fierce fighting between the United States and the Empire of Japan, such as in the Battle of Guadalcanal.
The official name of the British administration was changed from "the British Solomon Islands Protectorate" to "the Solomon Islands" in 1975, self-government was achieved the year after. Independence was obtained in 1978 and the name changed to just "Solomon Islands", without the "the". At independence, Solomon Islands became a constitutional monarchy; the Queen of Solomon Islands is Elizabeth II, represented by Sir Frank Kabui. The prime minister is Rick Houenipwela. In 1568, the Spanish navigator Álvaro de Mendaña was the first European to visit the Solomon Islands archipelago, naming it Islas Salomón after the wealthy biblical King Solomon, it is said that they were given this name in the mistaken assumption that they contained great riches, he believed them to be the Bible-mentioned city of Ophir. During most of the period of British rule the territory was named "the British Solomon Islands Protectorate". On 22 June 1975 the territory was renamed "the Solomon Islands"; when Solomon Islands became independent in 1978, the name was changed to "Solomon Islands".
The definite article, "the", is not part of the country's official name but is sometimes used, both within and outside the country. It is believed that Papuan-speaking settlers began to arrive around 30,000 BC. Austronesian speakers arrived c. 4000 BC bringing cultural elements such as the outrigger canoe. Between 1200 and 800 BC the ancestors of the Polynesians, the Lapita people, arrived from the Bismarck Archipelago with their characteristic ceramics; the first European to visit the islands was the Spanish navigator Álvaro de Mendaña de Neira, coming from Peru in 1568. Some of the earliest and most regular foreign visitors to the islands were whaling vessels from Britain, the United States and Australia, they came for food and water from late in the 18th century and took aboard islanders to serve as crewmen on their ships. Relations between the islanders and visiting seamen was not always good and sometimes there was violence and bloodshed. Missionaries began visiting the Solomons in the mid-19th century.
They made little progress at first, because "blackbirding" led to a series of reprisals and massacres. The evils of the slave trade prompted the United Kingdom to declare a protectorate over the southern Solomons in June 1893. In 1898 and 1899, more outlying islands were added to the protectorate. Traditional trade and social intercourse between the western Solomon Islands of Mono and Alu and the traditional societies in the south of Bougainville, continued without hindrance. Missionaries settled in the Solomons under the protectorate, converting most of the population to Christianity. In the early 20th century several British and Australian firms began large-scale coconut planting. Economic growth was slow and the islanders benefited little. Journalist Joe Melvin visited as part of his undercover investigation into blackbirding. In 1908 the islands were visited by Jack London, cruising the Pacific on his boat, the Snark. With the outbreak of the Second World War most planters and traders were evacuated to Australia and most cultivation ceased.
Some of the most intense fighting of the war occurred in the Solomons. The most significant of the Allied Forces' operations against the Japanese Imperial Forces was launched on 7 August 1942, with simultaneous naval bombardments and amphibious landings on the Florida Islands at Tulagi and Red Beach on Guadalcanal; the Battle of Guadalcanal became an important and bloody campaign fought in the Pacific War as the Allies began to repulse the Japanese expansion. Of strategic importance during the war were the coastwatchers operating in remote locations on Japanese held islands, providing early warning and intelligence of Japanese naval and aircraft movements during the campaign. Sergeant-Major Jacob Vouza was a notable coastwatcher who, after capture, refused to divulge Allied information in spite of interrogation and torture by Japanese Imperial forces, he was awarded a Silver Star Medal by the Americans, the United States' third-highest decoration for valor in combat. Islanders Biuku Gasa and Eroni Kumana were the first to find the shipwrecked John F. Kennedy and his crew of the PT-109.
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