Message from the Devils

To all our supporters and our community

One important benefit of being part of a footy club or any team sport club is the camaraderie between people with a shared interest. This gives us a sense of belonging to something bigger than ourselves that is enjoyable and healthy.

All our players, coaches & supporters are missing the excitement of the footy season not starting this week, but we understand the situation we are all in. We will continue to comply with all the directions and advice of Government and Medical authorities.

No one can predict with confidence when restrictions and social distancing will lift, Until we know more, our club will continue to support our amazing group of enthusiastic players and encourage them as they keep active and connected with each other.

We will need to be resilient that’s for sure, and having friends to talk with is more important than ever. We are encouraging all our players to call each other regularly. Supporters too.

The Devils is not just a footy club, we are a place full of friends, so lets all keep in touch and support each other.

Texts and Facebook posts are ok, but having a chat with a friend or a family member is better.

Some of us may be struggling though, so It’s important we understand and support each other where we can. That’s what friends do.

Steve Draper – President

These videos from SALT may help those seeking more understanding. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwMSwKpTXU6DEDs9mDL80LA

2020 Season Delayed to May 31st

The EFNL has advised, the season start has been further delayed to May 31st.
We are living through a unique situation in our lifetimes and we don’t really know what happens next, so it’s better to be safe than sorry for the next few weeks.
We will keep you updated here, in the meantime please keep active and healthy.

2020 Season delayed until May2nd

The EFNL have advised the 2020 season has been delayed until May 2nd 2020. This will be reviewed on April 14th.

The Devils have stopped formal training sessions and cancelled all remaining practice games.

All players are continuing to regularly train privately in small groups with programs to follow from the Senior coach. Our players will be accountable to each other through sharing pictures and videos of themselves training in a private (players only) Facebook group to help keep the group engaged and active.

We know it’s important to comply with advice and direction from the relevant governing authorities and medical experts. We also know everyone is in the same situation, so we will continue to do what we can to be as prepared as we can.

There is no surety of the season starting on May 2nd, but we do expect to play a shortened season if and when it commences. We will deal with how it will work when we know more.

We have no known cases of the Covid-19 virus in our club’s large community, but we understand it is contagious and potentially harmful to some people. We want to help contain the spread of this virus and will continue to adapt to the directions as they emerge.

The Season Launch has been cancelled, and we will review future off field events as we know more over time.

Go Devils!

Steve Draper – President

Training & Practice games suspended

The EFNL have advised all clubs to suspend training, Practice games and events until further notice.

The Wantirna South FC Devils understand its role helping our community reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 and is complying with all directives from Government and EFNL.

As more information on the season ahead and other matters becomes available, we will update everyone.

Steve Draper – President

Be a Deviltonian in 2020

Please be a Deviltonian member in 2020

We are calling on all supporters to become a member of the Devils for 2020. We rely on membership income to partly fund the clubs costs for the players, and we need you more than ever to support your club and local footy. See the poster below for benefits, but the main thing is you are supporting your footy community to provide a strong club for young footballers to enjoy.  Its great fun for everyone to be part of a senior footy club.

Here is a link to the options available http://wsfcdevils.com.au/supporter-membership/

Please email Michael Wicks what membership option suits you, and he will email you the bank details for payment. He will have your membership cards and merch at the club waiting for you.

michaelwicks0612@gmail.com

2020 Devils Pre season

All Senior & U19 players will resume Pre season training on Monday 20th January at Walker Reserve from 6pm. Training nights will be every Monday & Wednesday. No Boots

Pre Season camp is February 14th to 16th.

Marcus Jordan joins the Devils

More great news for the Devils, Marcus Jordan has joined the club for season 2020. Marcus is a goal kicking forward who captained Knox FC the past 2 seasons. The 27yo who was named Best on Ground for Knox when they won the 2017 flag, was also the leading goal kicker at Knox the past 2 seasons.

Marcus Jordan joins the Devils from Knox FC for season 2020

The club is very pleased to add another quality senior player to the squad for season 2020. Pre-season training for all players re starts January 20th and there is now plenty of competition among our players for senior games.

Thank you to our business partners ASI electrics & Prime Electrical & Data for offering opportunities for Devils players to secure meaningful employment. Footy clubs are a great place!

Merry Christmas to to all the football community, especially Devils supporters and their families.