Brookside has been the home of Villager FC since 1937 and is located in the prime suburb of Claremont and situated on Imam Haron Road, formally known as Landsdowne Road.
Brookside gets its name from the brook, called the Keurbooms River, that at one time flowed romantically alongside the fields, however with the brook flowing with irregular banks, it was decided long ago to incarcerate the brook in a concrete cell and reduce it to a gutter. However the men of Villagers have respected the brooks idyllic past and continue to refer to their home as Brookside and not Gutterside.
The grounds and facilities have seen numerous changes over the years with many “Gray’s” members remembering the old house that served as the clubhouse and the cold showers. Today we have probably one of the best club facilities in the country after the Brookside Office Park was built in the early 2000’s. Although the original plans included a massive new clubhouse for Villagers along the opposite touchline, the unfortunate miscalculation of the ‘A’ fields dimensions condemned the new clubhouse to rubble so that the field could be widened.
Brookside now boasts two fully sized Rugby fields and one smaller one, five change rooms of various sizes, a gym, a squash court, a Pizza Grill and large bar area which doubles up as a conference room as well as ample secure parking both along the field as well as underground.
Parking is available to the public in the underground car park and alongside the fields and in times of heavy congestion the ‘C” field. Access costs R10 per car and R10 per person.
To access the underground car park turn to your left from the Imam Haron entrance. The other parking spots as well as the C field is on your right from the main entrance.
The Brooksider Pub and Pizza Grill is jointly run by Villager FC and Scott Slight who have grown the offerings and service of the Pub and Grill over the last three years. It is now well known that the Brooksider Pub offers the cheapest beers in the surrounding area whilst the Brooksider Grill has grown it’s reputation by consistently delivering quality food at affordable prices.
Brookside offers the perfect opportunity for friends and family to meet, relax and enjoy our selection of delicious food or simply an ice cold beer or glass of wine whilst taking in the scenery on our deck. Our sweeping fields and jungle gym will also keep the kids entertained both of which are within eye sight of the deck ensuring parents can relax fully.
The Grill runs every weekday from 8am until 9pm and on Saturdays from 2pm until late. The Pub is operational on weekdays from 4pm until late and on Saturdays from 2pm until late.
Members and non-members are always welcome to frequent our Pub or Grill and enjoy the best prices in the area.
• Fully stocked bar
• Full menu catering for all income levels (Halaal)
• Numerous flat screen TVs in the Pub and Grill with DSTV
• Beautiful deck and covered tables with a great view of Table Mountain
• Large fields and jungle gym for the kids (Secure area)
• Secure parking either underground or along the club
• Membership discounts at the Grill and Pub
Villager FC has a gym for its players, together with the WP Academy, underneath the bar area in the old conference room, commonly known to members as the ‘dungeon’, as part of the new changes occurring at Brookside.
The new facility is available for free to Villager FC players, however only to those who have paid up memberships with the club.
The gym is open daily.
Villager FC have entered into an agreement with Tarryn Mutch Biokineticist who has set up her practice, in the room next to the Power Gym, for the benefit of the clubs playing and social members as well as provide rehabilitation to the public.
Tarryn focuses on the improvement of functional capacity in orthopaedic rehabilitation and chronic condition management. Tarryn has been in practice for the past 5 years working in various facilities that focus on chronic condition management or rehabilitation of orthopaedic conditions, thereby giving a broad foundation to her experience as a Biokineticist.
• Orthopaedic Conditions
• Sports Injury Rehabilitation
• Pre & Post Operative Rehabilitation
• Muscle Imbalances Causing Postural Concerns or General Aches and Pain
• Management of Chronic Conditions