1998 Jubilee Cup champions the Wests Roosters (formerly Western Suburbs) are celebrating their 30th anniversary in 2013.
Wests came together at the start of 1983 as an amalgamation of the Onslow and Athletic clubs. Originally based at Nairnville Park in Khandallah, they moved to their present location of Ian Galloway Park in the 1990s.?
A Premier club continuously throughout this period, their second XV plays in the Senior 2 grade in 2013.
A host of leading former players to play for them include All Blacks Alama Ieremia, Rodney So'oialo and Filo Tiatia.
The Wests Roosters club aims to provide a rugby environment where each individual of any ability is encouraged to make their unique contribution and to be given the opportunity and support to achieve their potential.
The clubrooms and training gym are situated at Ian Galloway Park on Curtis Street in Wilton. Just 5 minutes by car from Victoria University. This is also the site of our home ground, affectionately known as “The Cage”.
Wests boasts the largest, fully equipped artificial turf training gym in Wellington. Also two large floodlit outdoor training grounds. Their social room has full bar facilities, hot food and Sky TV.
Off Season Training
Off season training sessions will held at the gym where individuals will be assessed and given advice on training programs. Regular training sessions and monitoring will be carried out during the off season.
Pathways and Opportunity
Wests promote those who want to work hard, toward Wellington Under 19 and Under 21 Representative level as a stepping stone for even higher honours. All Black number eight Rodney So’oialo started with Wests after leaving college and played through age grades on his way to the top. You don’t have to be in the 1st fifteen to play good rugby, you just have to be keen and willing to train.