On 25 June 2012, the Western Sydney Wanderers FC were officially unveiled as the Hyundai A-league's newest club.
The announcement was the culmination of a three-month collaborative process between Football Federation Australia and the Western Sydney football community.
More than 1,000 passionate fans attended seven fan forums across the region with over 15,000 people completing an online survey to help define the name, colours, culture and values of their football club.
The six western Sydney football associations and NSW Premier League clubs from the region were active partners in the process.
On the day, the official club logo was also unveiled, incorporating the key elements of the Western Sydney landscape; the mountains, valleys and winding river system that runs throughout the region.
The badge captured the unity and intertwined multicultural community that the Wanderers represent.
Dubbed “Australia’s newest, oldest club” in respect to the long history of football in the region, the Western Sydney Wanderers have, through their name, a linkage to the first ever game of football played in New South Wales on 14 August 1880 between the King’s School and the Wanderers in North Parramatta.