Stan Alves speaks to Juniors & U19’s

Well done to the Junior Devils for getting Stan Alves to speak to the U14’s & U15’s along with the U19’s last Monday.

The Junior Devils often train at Walker reserve, and having a dinner together in the Senior Social rooms after training Monday was a great initiative.

Stan spoke from the heart and his messages of trying your best and enjoying footy and mateship was inspiring for all.

It was great to see parents of the players at the club and supporting their sons enjoy footy.

This week the U14’s , coached by former Devils player Paul Payne, will be in the rooms before the game with the Senior team Vs Lilydale.  The boys will get to observe how the players get ready for the game and listen to Senior Coach Matt Clark’s pre-game address.

We are very pleased to help make footy an enjoyable experience for the Junior Devils and their families.

Luke Grima – 1st Senior game

Luke Grima played his first Senior game for the Devils last Saturday Vs Mitcham. We thought you should see the photos.

Luke first played U9’s for the Junior Devils & progressed and developed to join our U19’s 2 years ago. He was awarded best finals player in 2016 in the U19’s campaign.

This season he did a lot of the pre-season with the Senior squad, and played practice games in both U19’s & Senior games.

His form this season in the U19’s had him leading the comp goal kicking and playing great footy.

His selection in the senior team was not gifted, in fact Luke’s form meant he deserved a crack at it. He wanted it, & he got his chance.

Luke was involved in the game all day, and laid strong tackles and worked for his team mates, but when he got the chance, he booted 3 goals and was an important contributor to the win.

So well done Luke Grima on being in the best players, kicking 3 goals, involved in others, and going hard when it was your turn. All on debut!

We look forward to more of our young players stepping up to Senior level like Luke.

Steve Draper
President