WASPA top clubs

What is a "WASPA Top Club"? WASPA would like to encourage the most active clubs on the circuit by creating some kind of database.

All clubs can decide to request the status of "WASPA Top Club" as long as some criteria's are filled:
- having organized 5 WASPA events in the previous season (*);
- having 5 WASPA events in the agenda for the new season;
- having premises for local development;
- having at least 8 players in the WASPA ranking.
(*): new clubs can also join if they have players ranked in the FISTF rankings.

The "top clubs" are listed in the blog and will get:
- a few lines about their activities and their vision for the game;
- their logo and possibly a picture of their premises;
- the contact person with address, phone and e-mail;
- website of the club.
Possibly the list of "top clubs" will also be included in the WASPA handbook.

If you are interested to list your club, please send the details to publish to vincent.cop@rsca.com

List of WASPA top clubs

Brisbane Subbuteo Club (Australia)
Brisbane Subbuteo Club (BSC) had their very first WASPA tournament in January 2015. The club started that very day after three like-minded individuals found each other through the WASPA community via Vince in Belgium. Giuseppe had played in tournaments before and his desire was to re-create what some of the other big Australian clubs had. Now we have our own club house with four tables permanently setup. Some of our WASPA tournaments have seen ten players compete. Our competitor’s ages range from ten to over seventy.  The BSC monthly WASPA tournaments have seen no less than five individual winners so far. In the two and half years as part of the WASPA community we have four players ranked in the world’s top 50 and one player in the top 10. We cover a vast area of South East Queensland, from the Sunshine Coast, down to the Gold Coast and as far West as Ipswich (almost the size of England). We have also hosted WASPA tournaments on the Sunshine Coast and at Ipswich. We welcome any would be players to come along to any of our tournaments or practice sessions. BSC can boast its very own website which is full of great information, videos and all our past tournaments.
Website: www.brisbanesubbuteo.org
Contact: Giuseppe Tardiota at info@brisbanesubbuteo.org

Subbuteo Parramatta (Australia)
Subbuteo Parramatta officially became a Subbuteo club in 2013 when they discovered WASPA and its network of small clubs around the world. The club grew out of a group of friends who had been playing regular tournaments since 2003. The club caters for players in the Western Suburbs of Sydney, Australia and works closely with the other clubs in Sydney, and around Australia, to promote the game and provide opportunities for players of all levels and abilities to play.
The club still uses its original clubhouse in founder, Adrian Elmer’s back yard, along with the loungerooms of other members, for smaller events, while staging larger events at The Games Cube in Parramatta.
Contact Adrian Elmer at ajebec@netspace.net.au
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1379501845629782/

Western Flickers Melbourne TFC (Australia)
Western Flickers Melbourne TFC was formed in 2015 to cater for table football fans based in the western & northern regions of Melbourne Australia. Nicknamed the "Pelicans", the club logo and colours are a tribute to the Hobsons Bay region where Western Flickers originated. Our primary mission is to provide a fun, inclusive and friendly club environment where everyone can enjoy the game and feels proud to be a part of.

Social flick sessions are held weekly providing newcomers with a welcoming, non-competitive and relaxed environment to try out the game we all love; as well as allowing club players regular practice to improve  their game. We also hold monthly WASPA tournaments to cultivate our members for competitive table football.

Our bases are currently at the Meadow Park Soccer Club (northern HQ) and the western HQ is "soon to be announced". GO WEST !
Contact: Benny Ng at bennidokk@yahoo.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WesternFlickers/
Current membership list - (J) means Junior: Adam Deverell, Aidan Deverell (J), Kevin Grant, Simon Briffa, Harrison Briffa (J), Alex Briffa (J), Adrian Connolly, Jack Connolly (J), Chris Hirst, Fauzi Rahman, Choon Lee, David McCall, David Simpson, Charlie Hannington (J), Charlotte Wilson (J), Benjamin Ng (J), Benny Ng, Paul Hindmarsh.

Melbourne TFC (Australia)
Melbourne Table Football Club was founded in April 2013 when youngsters Benji Batten and Luke Radziminski got in touch with the Welsh Wizard- Carl Young. Since then the club has continually grown leading the way for subbuteo in Australia. Recently the club won the Australian Grand Prix in 2016. We hold social events every month and we welcome players of all ages, skills and abilities as for us “subbuteo is always the winner!”. We are based in the south east suburbs and we serve players based in Melbourne’s south and eastern suburbs. We are looking forward to a big year in 2017 with a new clubhouse and the intention to stage the 2018 Australian Grand Prix.
Contact: Benji Batten: benjibatten@hotmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/melbournetfc/?fref=ts

TFKN Dragons (Austria)
After Thomas Eppensteiner looked up old subbuteo friends on the Internet, he was caught again by the fever of flicking, which he had not felt for over20 years. Shortly after he founded TFK Niederösterreich, South of Vienna in Lower Austria. He started out with a few WASPA tournaments and soon a lot of players came back from retirement to join the club and share the spirit of WASPA. In 2015 the club became the TFKN Dragons. The Dragons main goal is to have a good time within a circle of friends and to meet interesting people who share the same kind of love for Subbuteo as they do. The Dragons brought new perspectives and a new impulse to the Austrian Subbuteo Scene. With the Austrian WASPA League, a Series of Tournaments from 2014 to 2015,  the Dragons could spark the Austrian WASPA Scene. The club  three players from Hungary. The participation at the austrian level, did establish a core of players in Hungary and lifted their level as well. Another product of the Dragons is Lukas Eppensteiner (U19), Austrian Under 15 Champion, Cup Winner and Silver Medalist with the Austrian U15 Team at the FISTF World Cup 2016.


Semois SC (Belgium)
Semois SC is a small club founded in 2015 and based in Vresse, in the South of the Province of Namur (Belgium). The club currentyly has 8 players who are all from the same area but some of them have moved to other cities. Due the fact the club is isolated from other clubs, the Semois SC players usually play mostly in their own WASPA tournaments. There are hopes to create a real partnership with a new club based in Bande, near Rochefort.
Contact is Pascal Droeven: pascal@lafrayere.be
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Semois-Subbuteo-Club-385108494978386/


Templeuve United (Belgium)
The Templeuve United club was founded in 1989 by a group of 5 friends aged 12 to 15. The club had glory days in the 2000's when several young players were qualified to play the FISTF world Cup, including Maxime Castel (U15 semi-finalist) and Elodie Bertholet (several times semi-finalist in the ladies section). The club also organized the FISTF World Cup in 2005 and the European Cup for Clubs in 2009. In 2011 Templeuve became the second club to host a WASPA tournament. The club has kept on hosting WASPA tournaments very month in the last 2 years.
Premises of the clubs are located at this address: rue de Roubaix 95 - 7520 Templeuve
Contact: vincent.cop@rsca.com and http://templeuveunited.blogspot.com

Manchester TFC (England)
Manchester TFC was formed in 2010 after acquiring the city’s original Subbuteo club. The club is a member of FISTF, WASPA, ESA, PTSA. Any age or gender is welcome at our club, it is great fun and can be competitive also. The club offers free one to one training before going into tournament environments.
The venue is Hotel Football - 99 Sir Matt Busby Way, Manchester - M16 0SZ.
The club will host WASPA tournaments every last tuesday of the month from 7.00 pm till 10.00 pm. Contact is info@manchestertfc.co.uk
Website is http://manchestertfc.co.uk/


Kent Invicta TFC (England)
With over 30 players of all ages, Kent Invicta has been one of the UK’s most progressive Subbuteo Clubs over the last few years, staging FISTF and WASPA tournaments but also providing ‘grassroots’ coaching and introduction to the game.

With a committed youth programme and inclusion for all, Kent Invicta strive to engage with players of all abilities to ensure everyone gets a chance to play the game at every level.

This ethos has laid the foundation for English Subbuteo to have a fantastic production line of junior players coming through but also many players of all abilities the chance to compete and play the game.

The venue of the club
We’ve had many of our youth players represent England Internationally at World Cups and Kent has produced the majority of the players who have Bronze medalled 7 times in the last 5 World Cups across the U12s, U15s & U19s Team  categories.

Kent’s current venue at the Playfootball.net soccer facility in Gillingham gives a warm, welcoming atmosphere for anyone wanting to have a game or just watch the action in a fun, friendly environment.

Kent Invicta travel to tournaments around the UK and Europe and have players from around the world – get in touch whether you are an experienced, returning or new player to get involved!

Contact: Terry Arnold – terryarnold@blueyonder.co.uk - +44 07946 369452 - http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/kentinvictatfc/



NETFA Brigantes (England)
The NETFA Brigantes Club has developed from the old NETFA Teesside and we now play formal league fixtures rather than random one off events. Our club ethos is that we “"Provide an opportunity and an environment for players of the North East of England to play table football in the spirit of fair play, mutual respect and competition." We have no one venue, games are played at players homes. This means that we have true home and away games and players can develop a home advantage for themselves by choosing the type of pitch they use for their home games. The players at the club pride themselves on their commitment to the club and in what we have developed at the club in terms of a long lasting structure.

The name Brigantes comes from a tribe of ancient people who lived in the area before the Romans came along. The NETFA stands for North East Table Football Alliance and this is exactly what we are, an alliance of players. Our website can be found at http://www.netfa.co.uk/
To contact the club mail Mike Parnaby on Michael.parnaby@ntlworld.com


Flaming Flickers Subbuteo Club (Greece)
Flaming Flickers SC was founded in 2013 and the members met through internet at first.They played i nvarious places and finally have their own space of 120 square meters that has a kids corner and an old subbuteo area with 6 tables and 6 more tables dedicated to the modern game. That space covers the needs of the 35 active  members of the club. They joined WASPA from their early start and they have now more than 30 tournaments under the WASPA banner.
Contact: Panos Panagiotides at ppanagiotides@gmail.com












Jurong Central SC (Singapore)
The Jurong Central Subbuteo Club had its beginnings in 2010 as the Leste’ Aquila Subbuteo Club, and catered to flickers in Jurong and the western parts of Singapore. Its mission is to be a world-class table football club in Asia with an emphasis on continuously nurturing and developing new and seasoned players, and ensuring a keen enjoyment of the sport for all players. It holds weekly flick sessions every Friday evening at its premises at the Residents Committee centre at Blk 340 Jurong East Ave 1, and welcomes all interested flickers at all skill levels. It also organises monthly WASPA tournaments during one of its weekly flick sessions with the objective to mould club players into effective and competitive table football players.
Contact: jurongsubbuteo@gmail.com or search “Jurong Central Subbuteo Club” on Facebook






Dundee United TFC (Scotland)
Dundee United TFC, formerly known as the Tayside Kickers, is a club based in Scotland and working hard to promote the game. The club is also working with Dundee United Football Club and is trying to increase interest for table football among football fans. The club is running a club championship and competing in the Scottish circuit but also in FISTF events in Britain but also on the continent. The club have recently moved into the David Lloyd Leisure Centre in Monifieth, Dundee and are running a weekly youth development club every Wednesday evening.
Contact: Steve Bennett: ssb.5c67@yahoo.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WeAreDUTFC/

Pretoria Flickers Club (South Africa)
The Pretoria Flickers Club (PFC) was founded in March 2013 and is recognised as the first Subbuteo club in the capital city of South Africa. The founder members are Julian van der Merwe, Jayden van der Merwe, Kegan van der Merwe & Chessray Jooste. Since 2013, the club has introduced no fewer than 20 players (excluding the founder members) to the game – small numbers arguably, but big strides in the club’s mission to introduce as many players to the wonderful sport of Subbuteo. The club caters for players in the greater Pretoria and Centurion areas and stages regular WASPA sanctioned events on a monthly basis – PFC is considered the most active club within South Africa, having already staged 28 events (and counting) to date. Events are staged in club chairman (Julian van der Merwe’s) loungeroom currently, although plans are at an advanced stage to relocate to a new entertainment area for this purpose. We welcome any new players to our club, regardless of playing experience or skill level.
Club contact details : julianrvdm@gmail.com - Mobile: +27 82 579 1702 - http://pfctest.leaguerepublic.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Pretoria-Flickers-Club-519566284755728/

Cape Town City Subbuteo Club (South Africa)
Cape Town City Subbuteo Club evolved out of an initial meeting of four Subbuteo enthusiasts in mid 2014. The official tournament was held in October of the same year, and this has since grown into an annual 'Cape Town Championship' encompassing 7 WASPA-affiliated tournaments through the calendar year. There is also a strong focus on growing the game amongst the juniors.
Contact person: Clinton - sportpsych@xsinet.co.za





Johannesburg TFC (South Africa)
The Johannesburg Table Football Club, known as the Eagles is the first official club to be formed in South Africa and Africa. The Eagles were formed in 2007 by founding member Clifford Graaff, along with his brother Shane and close friends Harold Silber, Sean Morgan and Reza Bodiat. The club’s mascot is an eagle that is synonomous with regal, freedom, independence and beauty which encompasses and epitomises this great game of ours.
The club chairman is Clifford Graaff, who is also the Chairman of the South African Table Football Association (SATFA).
The first ever official tournament held in South Africa was the Johannesburg Open in 2008 and this prestigious tournament is held annually to celebrate the re-birth of table soccer in the Rainbow Nation. The Eagles also hosted the first ever FISTF approved tournament in Africa, namely the Future of Johannesburg in June 2008. This was followed up with further FISTF approved tournaments which included another Future, a Satellite, National Opens and a Grand Prix of Johannesburg which included Janus Gersie from Germany. However, the tournament that created the greatest interest was the Africa Open Continental Tournament in 2010 to celebrate the first FIFA World Cup on African soil.
The Johannesburg TFC also offered to host the 2010 Subbuteo World Cup in Johannesburg, however the extensive logistics in securing players from all over the world precluded the Eagles from securing this highly sought after coup d’etat.
The Eagles have hosted more than 50 tournaments in the form of casual flick-arounds, club tournaments, FISTF tournaments and WASPA Tournaments.
The club ethos is most undoubtedly enjoyment of this beautiful game with good friends and having great fun. The club is open to all football enthusiasts and is based at Panorama Sports Club which provides an ideal setting for setting up 2 or 8 tables. The club boasts 10 tables and hundreds of teams for players who have not got their own equipment. The Chairman has also identified various players who show enough passion and interest in this great game and rewarded them with completed tables and playing teams. This is the Eagles way of growing this sport for disadvantaged players which unfortunately, is very rife in our city.
In 2016, the Eagles secured there first sponsorship from Just for you Meals who is the in-house caterer at Panorama Club.
Next year will be the 10th anniversary of the Eagles and many exciting new tournaments and leagues are planned. Go to our website for more information on the biggest club in Africa.
Contact: c.graaff@vodamail.co.za - 0797519542 (mobile) - website: joburgtfc.leaguerepublic.com











Last update of the page on June 1, 2017