Matt Clark to coach out season 2017

The Wantirna South Football Club is announcing that 2017 will be Matthew Clark’s final year as Senior coach. The football department and Matt entered the season knowing that regardless of results, it would be his 7th and final year. Something we both agreed was in the best interest of the club. At the mid-season review, Matt and the club decided that now would be the appropriate time to announce this, to give the club ample time to find his replacement for 2018 and beyond. Matt will coach out the remainder of the season with the full support of club and players.

Matthew’s contribution to the club has been nothing short of outstanding; 4 seasons as a Senior key position player including the Vice Captain role; 7 seasons as Senior assistant coach & a further 7 years as Senior coach and recently named a life member of the Devils.  Matt is the longest serving Senior coach at the Devils.

When Matt took over as Senior coach in 2011, the club was in a tough rebuilding stage and had been removed off Walker reserve while it was being resurfaced. Focusing on developing our local young players and with some smart recruiting, Matthew galvanised the group and had us quickly ascending up the ladder. In 2013 he led the club to the EFL 3rd Div Grand  Final. In 2014, he went one better and coached the Senior team to the EFL 3rd Div Premiership. Two years later in Division 2, Matt coached the Senior team to another Grand Final in 2016 before losing to premiers Bayswater. This is a brilliant coaching achievement.

Matt was also awarded Senior coach of the year for the Eastern region in 2013, and was named Senior Coach of the Team of the year in EFL 3rd Div of 2014.

Although Matt’s coaching resume is fantastic, it’s his relationships with players and supporters that he should be most proud of. He has been the perfect face & voice of our club as a role model and leader of our young men. The club is in a much better place because of Matthew’s involvement & contribution.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Matthew and his wife Tina and family for their time and commitment over 18 years at the club. Hopefully we will see Matt stay involved at the club in some way.

The club recognises Matt Clark’s enormous contribution to football & culture at the Devils & the EFL and is extremely grateful for the journey we have been on.

Steve Draper                                      Rick Moloney

President                                         Vice President – Football Director

Devils Golf Day 2017

Winners of the Devils Golf Day… again !!  Brent Walker, Jack Birkett, Anch Papa & Ryan Baker.

Thank you to all the sponsors who made the Devils Golf Day a fun day for all: AWM Electrical; Gemcell (active electrical); NAW Controls; Specialised Lighting solutions – SLS; Go Electrical; E&S Steel Fixing; All Sludge; Infinite Engineering; LEA Energy; Pavelink; Wantirna Osteopathy; Clover Kitchens; Jason Disney – Ideal Freight; Steve Draper – Music; ASI electrics.

More Photos on the Devils Golf Day page

Devils Practice Matches – 2017

Wantirna South Devils have locked down practice matches for 2017.

  • Saturday 18th March Vs Spotswood at Kilsyth reserve – Senior Teams.
  • Saturday 25th March Vs Boronia at Walker Reserve – Home – All 3 sides.
  • Saturday 1st April Vs Healesville at Healesville – Away – All 3 sides.

Season opener

8th April Vs Knox at Walker Reserve – Home – All 3 sides

Presidents Lunch – Guest Speaker  – Stan Alves

& Past Players Day


 

All Sides in the Preliminary Final

Finals 2016 Week One 187-bPlayed at Tormore Reserve – Boronia

Wantirna South WON by 61 points

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Wantirna South 4.7-31 6.10-46 9.12-66 14.16-100
Doncaster East 1.2-8 3.6-24 3.8-26 5.9-39

Goal Kickers: B. Ulms 4, B. Hutchinson 2, B. Walker 2, T. Leggate 2, D. Beddome, B. Harkness, T. Clingan, A. Papa
Best Players: T. Lee, D. Waller, B. Hutchinson, B. Ulms, T. Leggate, S. Gerloff

NEXT WEEK – Saturday
 Preliminary Final : Vs Mooroolbark at Tormore Reserve


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Development Team Lost by 24 points

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Bayswater 3.1-19 7.2-44 8.3-51 10.6-66
Wantirna South 1.1-7 2.1-13 5.5-35 6.6-42

Goal Kickers: B. Lynch 2, S. McIntyre, J. Stone, B. Hardham, D. Ryan
Best Players: B. Lynch, S. Naylor, B. Cromb, J. Stopinski, J. Raab, H. Yusuf

NEXT WEEK – Saturday
 Preliminary Final : Vs Mooroolbark at Tormore Reserve


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Under 19’s WON by 10 points

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Wantirna South 2.2-14 2.2-14 5.4-34 8.5-53
Mitcham 0.0 2.4-16 2.5-17 6.7-43

Goal Kickers: L. Grima 6, C. Cahill, B. Gerloff
Best Players: L. Grima, L. Wong, L. Pemberton, J. Roberts, B. Gerloff, J. Donald

NEXT WEEK – Saturday
 Preliminary Final : Vs Croydon at Tormore Reserve

Round 16 Results Vs Croydon

Played at Croydon Oval

Wantirna South LOST by 50 points

Croydon 3.7-25 10.9-69 13.10-88 16.14-110
Wantirna South 2.3-15 3.7-25 5.9-39 8.12-60

Goal Kickers: J. Denes 2, D. Beddome 2, B. Harkness, T. Leggate, B. Walker, T. Clingan
Best Players: T. Clingan, D. Cromb, S. Gerloff, L. Molyneux, D. Waller, T. Leggate

Leading Goal Kickers

Beddome          42
Leggate            23
Ulms                 18
Brent Walker    17
A.Papa             12
S.Scott               9
Teakel               9
McIntyre            8
Lang                 8
D.Cromb           7

EFL Division 2 – Senior Ladder

POS TEAM P W L D B F A % PTS % Won
1 Bayswater 16 12 4 0 0 1531 865 176.99 48 75.00
2 Mooroolbark 16 12 4 0 0 1308 1141 114.64 48 75.00
3 Doncaster East 16 11 5 0 0 1405 1202 116.89 44 68.75
4 Wantirna South 16 10 6 0 0 1359 1083 125.48 40 62.50
5 Lilydale 16 8 8 0 0 1195 1102 108.44 32 50.00
6 Croydon 16 8 8 0 0 1240 1166 106.35 32 50.00
7 Waverley Blues 16 6 10 0 0 1155 1295 89.19 24 37.50
8 Mulgrave 16 6 10 0 0 1142 1321 86.45 24 37.50
9 Mitcham 16 6 10 0 0 1222 1433 85.28 24 37.50
10 East Burwood 16 1 15 0 0 798 1747 45.68 4 6.25

NEXT WEEK: Vs Lilydale at Lilydale Sports Oval

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Development Team LOST by 6 points

Croydon 0.1-1 2.2-14 5.5-35 10.6-66
Wantirna South 2.3-15 4.5-29 8.5-53 9.6-60

Goal Kickers: J. Graffen 4, R. Papp 2, H. Yusuf, B. Lynch, J. Stone
Best Players: J. Graffen, R. Papp, B. Cromb, A. Yusuf, Bl. Walker

Leading Goal Kickers:
Stone              27
Hardham         26
R.Papp           25
C.Cox             14
Graffen          13
Naylor            13
Lynch             11
Colosimo         9
Grieg               7

EFL 2nd Division – Reserves Ladder

POS TEAM P W L D B F A % PTS % Won
1 Bayswater 16 14 2 0 0 1424 626 227.48 56 87.50
2 Wantirna South 16 13 3 0 0 1315 697 188.67 52 81.25
3 Mooroolbark 16 11 4 1 0 1177 767 153.46 46 71.88
4 Lilydale 16 10 6 0 0 1160 840 138.10 40 62.50
5 Waverley Blues 16 8 7 1 0 919 793 115.89 34 53.12
6 Croydon 16 7 9 0 0 776 920 84.35 28 43.75
7 Mitcham 16 7 9 0 0 752 1026 73.29 28 43.75
8 Doncaster East 16 4 12 0 0 779 1067 73.01 16 25.00
9 Mulgrave 16 4 12 0 0 727 1227 59.25 16 25.00
10 East Burwood 16 1 15 0 0 512 1578 32.45 4 6.25

Under 19’s LOST by 55 points

Croydon 6.2-38 7.4-46 12.6-78 17.10-112
Wantirna South 2.2-14 3.4-22 7.7-49 8.9-57

Goal Kickers: B. Gerloff 2, S. Carter 2, N. Denes, D. Carney, J. Donald, L. Wong

Best Players: J. Jensen, L. Wong, J. Pollard, C. Ritchie, J. Donald, J. Catros

Leading Goal Kickers:

Maaliki       23
B.Gerlof     18
Carney       16
Kline           14
Carter         13
Grima         12
Cahill          12
J.Roberts     10
N.Denes      6

Under 19’s 2nd Division Ladder

POS TEAM P W L D FF F A % PTS
1 Lilydale 14 14 0 0 0 1421 443 320.77 56
2 Croydon 14 10 4 0 0 1204 803 149.94 40
3 Wantirna South 14 8 6 0 0 1079 862 125.17 32
4 Mitcham 14 6 8 0 0 809 1013 79.86 24
5 Mooroolbark 15 5 10 0 0 642 1144 56.12 20
6 Mulgrave 15 4 10 1 0 808 1028 78.60 18
7 Waverley Blues 14 2 11 1 0 534 1204 44.35 10

Wantirna South Veterans  – WON Vs The Basin