Joondalup Brothers was founded in 1997 by players from nearby clubs who were keen to expand the game of rugby in the burgeoning Northern corridor and have a team that would proudly represent the Joondalup area.
The club now resides in a million dollar club house at the Arena Joondalup complex, has opened strength and conditioning facility and a Rugby Union Academy in conjunction with one of the clubs many sponsors. The club currently operates a strong volunteer committee which runs the administration of all senior & junior teams, works closely with State Rugby Union Body, and runs numerous rugby specific and social gatherings. The club’s off field administration have also organized and sent junior and senior teams on intrastate, interstate and international tours.
Since its inception, the club has longed for premier Grade status. Season 2014 this dream was realized when the club gained promotion into the Premier Reserves competition for the first time in its history. A huge amount of planning, commitment and hard work has been undertaken to get to this point and the rewards were soon on show with the Premier Reserves Team inaugural win coming in round 3 against Wests Scarborough 20 to 19. This was quickly followed up with a resounding win against the highly fancied Cottesloe club 46 to 13 the following week. Impressive performances continued and come season’s end our Premier Reserve Grade side finished the regular season with 13 wins from 18 games and secured a place in the finals. This was as far as the team would progress eventually going down to Associates 18 to 3 in a very tough battle.
In September 2014 the club presented its case for full promotion into the Premier Competition to the Community Rugby Committee (CRAC). Lead by club chairman Liam Smyth our management team tabled a very thorough and professional document, the meeting was very positive and concluded with earning their recommendation which they would later present at the next Board meeting of Rugby WA. With another step forward, we as a club awaited the final decision which was forthcoming just days later when David Redpath notified Liam that the board had accepted their recommendation and that we would be competing in the Premier Competition in 2015. The clubs dream has been realised and is now officially a Premier Grade Club. We as a club can now provide a complete player pathway to our talented seniors, youth and junior players, a pathway that can now see them strive for higher honors while wearing the blue and white. The club’s promotion is just rewards for the dedicated and hardworking committee that have contributed to the growth of our club over many, many years. It’s also just rewards for the emphatic support received from our committed sponsors and above all else it’s just rewards for all our players, both past and present, which have represented our club and worn our jersey with pride. There will be many highs and a few lows ahead, however, rest assured that as we take this next journey we will rise and conquer any and all challenges as a club and become an even more formidable force in the rugby landscape here in Western Australia in the years ahead.