Ben Carboni joins the Devils

More great news for the Devils, outstanding & experienced footballer Ben Carboni has joined for season 2018. After 3 seasons as playing senior coach of Waverley, Ben’s solid leadership experience will also be a boost for the Devils.

Ben was Vice Captain & a senior premiership player with Caulfield Grammarians in the VAFA where he also won the club B&F and played rep footy for the league. Ben has also won B&F’s at Waverley and Gippsland club Thorpdale. Ben was Captain of EFL Div 2 team in 2014 & 2015. He has the scores on the board, and delivers on the ground consistently.

A midfielder who runs all day, Ben is keen to start training with the Senior squad under Senior Coach Jess Sinclair next week. We are really pleased to have a player of Ben’s quality on and off the field at the Devils for 2018.

Preseason training starts

To all Senior & U19 Devils players, Preseason training starts on Monday November 20th at Wantirna High from 6pm.
 
Every Monday & Wednesday until December 20th.
 
Get your gym membership with Genesis Fitness who are now supporting the Devils to get ready for season 2018. Let them know you are from the Devils for a special rate.
 

Will Edwards Joins the Devils

More great news at the Devils! Gun onballer Will Edwards has joined the Devils for season 2018 & beyond. Crossing over from Waverley Blues where he was Captain the past 2 seasons, Will met his new team mates at the club Wednesday night.

Will was runner up EFL Div 2 B&F in 2017, and previously played rep footy for VAFA and TAC Cup with Sandringham Dragons.

The Devils saw first hand the high quality of Will’s footy the past years, as he gets plenty of it, so he is a fantastic addition to the group for Senior Coach Jess Sinclair to lead.

A ripper bloke with leadership experience, Will is sure to make an impact in 2018 with the Devils on & off the field.

Welcome to Will Edwards & family to the Devils !

Luke Williams signs with the Devils

Herald Sun speak with Luke Williams

Huge news at the Devils ! Star EFL footballer, Luke Williams has committed to joining the club for season 2018 & beyond. Luke’s ability and achievements include EFL Div 1 Chandler medalist & 7 Best & Fairests at Knox FC where he was captain for 6 years. Luke also played 3 years at Casey Scorpions. You name it, he’s done it.

Luke was an important player in the Knox FC Senior Premiership team in 2017 and brings plenty to the Devils both on & off the field.

Luke was at the club Wednesday night meeting Senior coach Jess Sinclair and the Devils senior players. There is more news coming in what is shaping as an exciting time for the Devils.

All at the Devils welcome Luke and his family and look forward to the season ahead.

Steve Draper – President

Rick Moloney – Vice President – Football Director

Thank you – Luke Slater

Thanks Luke Slater for a fantastic contribution to our footy club. You have Coached & developed our players brilliantly, and we are a better footy club for having had you on board. You have a club full of mates at the Devils.

Both seasons in the Finals, with a heart breaker in the Grand Final in 2016! There was plenty to like about what you did mate.

You have a great footy brain and a great skill of improving how players approach the game. We wish you well as you jump in and get involved with East Burwood. You’re a great footy man.

Your always welcome at the Devils, Thanks Rock

Steve Draper – President

Rick Moloney – Vice President – Football Director

Meet the Coach night

Meet Jess Sinclair, the Senior Coach for 2018

Wednesday 1st November

6.30 at club rooms.

Bar will be open

All players are expected to attend, supporters are also welcome to attend.

Assistant coaches, pre season training venues and dates will all be outlined.

Life Members & Award winners – 2017

Geoff Moyle & Ron Hoogkamer were named Life Members of Wantirna South Football Club at the recent presentation night. It was a great moment for the Devils with the room full of congratulations for these very popular men. 

In front of many attending Life members,players & supporters, Les Cochrane spoke with a heart felt appreciation of the contribution Ron Hoogkamer has made.  A former President (2012 to 2014), Ronny first started coming to Devils games in 1996 with his sons.  It wasn’t long before he was a regular, following his sons playing at the Senior club.  His willingness to help where he could has found him an integral part of the club over many years and an excellent leader. “Hoogy” loves the game and seeing our players enjoy themselves playing footy for the Devils is why he continues to help & support.

Mick Gillin, spoke with great passion & gusto when announcing Geoff Moyle‘s award.  A friend to everyone, Geoff has also made a significant contribution, over a long time, to the club.  After first coming down to enjoy the footy games in the early 2000’s, Geoff was keen to get involved and help. He has performed many roles & tasks to put the games on since.  Always a friendly face on game day selling margin tickets,  it is also the organising and transporting of all the equipment by Geoff which is vital to the players.

Well deserved Life members of the Devils.

Steve Draper – President

Club Awards
Best Club Person* – Andrew Stopinski
Most Courageous* (All Teams) –  Daniel Cromb
MVP (Senior Team)  –  Tas Clingan
Leeroy Huckstepp Trophy* (Best Recruit) – Glen Manson
Young Devil ( Under 21 )   –   Jack Hare

* Perpetual Awards

Senior Team
Phil Atkins Medal: Best & Fairest  –  Taylor Leggate (3rd time)
Runner up Best & Fairest  –  Sean Young
Most Consistent    –    Tas Clingan
Coaches Award   –    Jack Birkett
Most Goals    –      Taylor Leggate
Most Improved    –   Lincoln Wong

Development Team
Best & Fairest    –    Sam McIntyre
Runner up Best & Fairest   –   Tom Anderson
Most Consistent    –    Rob Papp  (EFL B&F)
Coaches Award   –   Tim Richardson
Most Goals  –  Daniel Beddome
Most Improved   –    Kyle Brooks
Best Finals Player   –    Josh Stone

Under 19
Best & Fairest    –    Noah Jackson
Runner up Best & Fairest   –   Luke Grima
Most Consistent   –   Nathan Palamara
Coaches Award    –  Chris Cahill
Most Goals    –   Luke Grima
Most Improved   –   Brendan Sarrin

Annual General Meeting 2017

Dear Members,

RE:   ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2017

The Annual General Meeting of the Wantirna South Football Club will be held in the Clubrooms, Walker Reserve, Tyner Road, Wantirna South on:

Monday, October 30th, commencing at 7.30 pm.

If you are an apology please email: wantirnasth@efl.org.au

Nick Silvester

Secretary

AGENDA

  1. APOLOGIES
  2. MINUTES of Annual General Meeting held 24 October 2016
  3. BUSINESS ARISING
  4. RULE CHANGES
  5. ANNUAL REPORT
  6. FINANCIAL STATEMENT
  7. ELECTION OF OFFICE BEARERS FOR 2018
  8. GENERAL BUSINESS

Sam Bates – Development Coach 2018

The Devils have more great news , Sam Bates has been appointed the Development Coach for season 2018.

After 2 seasons as Matt Clark’s Senior Assistant coach, Sam is ready to make an impact as our Development coach.  A premiership player with over 300 games experience to draw from, Sam has plenty to offer our developing senior players.

Sam is an excellent communicator and is very clear about what he is focused on for the Devils. “As the coach of the Development Team I feel my main focus is to give our players the guidance, confidence and enjoyment to be the best player they can be”

“Our group needs to aspire to continually improve and push for senior selection, this is something I will encourage the players to aim for”

“The thing that excites me most about the role is the chance to work closely with our young players, including the U19’s coming up to senior football in 2018”

“I am excited I get to work with the clubs next generation of 150 game players, captains and footballers that our supporters will come and watch for the next 10 years”.

Sam is also looking forward to working with Senior Coach Jess Sinclair and providing a consistent approach to all on the list.

Steve Draper

President

Devils Senior Coach – Jess Sinclair

Great News for the Devils! Former AFL player, Jess Sinclair has been appointed Senior coach for 2018 & beyond. 

Having played for many years at AFL level, Jess brings great experience and leadership for our players to learn from.   Since finishing as a player, Jess has been coaching with success whilst continuing to develop his knowledge & skills in the role.

Background
– 192 senior AFL games with Fremantle (50) & North Melbourne (142) including 6 finals.

– Originally drafted by Fremantle from Eastern Ranges (East Ringwood)

– Rising star nomination 1998

– Retired from AFL 2008

– 2009 to 2013 played for Heidelberg – NFL Div 1 – Premiership player 2009

– 2014 to 2016 Senior Coach – St.Marys/Salesians – VAFA  Div 1 – Runners up & finals

– 2017 Senior assist Coach (to Shannon Grant ex Western Bulldogs & Essendon assistant coach) – St.Kevins – VAFA Premier Division – Premiers

Jess & the Football Department have begun preparing for season 2018. A meet the coach night has been scheduled for 1/11/17 at 6.30pm. All players & supporters are welcome to attend. Assistant coaches and the Development coach will be announced soon.

We welcome Jess, his wife Chantelle & their son Mason, to the club which promises to be an exciting season for all.

This is an excellent opportunity for our players to learn from a young, modern & experienced coach, as they strive to be the best they can be with their football.

Go Devils !  Newspaper article

Steve Draper – President

Rick Moloney – Vice President – Football Director