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.
Saggy Stone Villager – Craft beer, Great food & Live Music.
Saggy Stone Brewing Co. has opened a new bar at the Villager Football Club as of March 2018. We wanted to create a space where people can come and enjoy our full range of craft beer, delicious in-house smoked meats and share it with friends and family.
The bar offers 10 taps of new and exciting beers and drinks, which we will keep changing for different seasons to make sure we keep you coming back for more. If you’re not sure what your favourite tipple is, then try our tasting tray before you order.
Our Kitchen has a wide offering from our 12 hour smoked pulled pork, steaks, pizzas, wraps and salads. All produce is ordered fresh everyday, ensuring the best quality food for our customers.
We have Barley Corn providing live music every Monday night, daily lunch deals and weekend specials to watch sport.
Kids can enjoy the new play area, where they can climb, swing and slide or ask the bar for a ball to kick around.
Saggy Stone Villager opening hours are:
Mon – Fri from 8am to 11pm (Kitchen closes at 9pm)
Sat from 11am to 11pm (Kitchen closes at 9pm)
Sun from 11am to 6pm (Kitchen closes at 4pm)
Scott for any Restaurant queries on – 073 660 6292
Amy for any event or venue hire queries – firstname.lastname@example.org
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