Wantirna South FC has appointed the experienced Steve Cochrane as Senior Coach of the Devils for season 2019. Steve who successfully coached the EFL representative team in 2018, was last in charge of league powerhouse Vermont from 2014-2016 and before that Blackburn from 2009-2011.
Steve who grew up in the Wantirna South area, had a very impressive reputation as a 3 time premiership player at Vermont & another with Blackburn. Since then he has become an outstanding coach leading teams to compete in multiple finals campaigns in the EFL’s Premier Division.
The Devils, who will compete in the restructured EFL Div 1 in 2019, wanted an experienced coach to lead the players to perform at their peak and feels very confident Steve Cochrane is the best person to do this.
Sam Bates who impressed as Devils Development Coach in 2018 will be Senior Assistant coach to Steve. Further coaching appointments & player signings will be announced in the coming weeks.
The players will meet Steve at the clubrooms 6pm Wednesday 17th October where he will outline plans for pre season & beyond.
The club is genuinely excited to gain a high quality leader and coach in Steve, and we welcome him and his wife Bec and children Willow & Zane to the Devils.
Steve Draper Rick Moloney
President Vice President – Football Director