Branxholm can boast an impressive history spanning more than a century. The club won a premiership in its very first season of 1910 and has since added no fewer than 21 more. The Wanderers actually ‘won’ another premiership, defeating Derby by a point in the 1949 North Eastern Football Union grand final only to be stripped of their title after it was discovered that they had fielded an unregistered player.
The undoubted high point in Branxholm’s history was its feat in claiming a competition record four successive NEFU flags between 1961 and 1964.
After a couple of decades in the doldrums the Wanderers returned to winning form in 2014 when they downed East Coast Swans by 21 points in the grand final giving them their 17th NEFU premiership.
The NEFU went into mothballs after the 2017 season, Branxholm having disbanded after playing just four matches in 2015.
John Devaney - Full Points Publications