The Devils are pleased to announce Paul Payne is the Development Coach of the Devils for 2020. Paul was a very talented footballer in his playing days having played state level senior footy with Oakleigh(VFA comp) and senior local footy with Bayswater and us.
Paul’s focus in leading the Development team is to coach players up to Senior team standard. Teaching players to play in various roles, and enjoying to play with the “Team First” attitude is part of that.
Paul previously coached the Devils Development Team (Reserves) a few years back and has been successfully coaching teams at the Junior Devils the past few years. Paul’s ability & values, together with his experience at improving young footballers, is what the club wanted to provide for all our players.
Welcome back Payney and his family to the Devils.
To all Senior Devils Players,
Pre season Training starts November 20th – Wednesday
at Walker Reserve, 6pm sharp
Senior Coach Steve Cochrane
The Devils are pleased to announce Paul Riley will continue as U19 Coach for 2020. It will be Paul’s 4th season in this important role and with many talented players joining the squad for 2020, it is sure to be an exciting year for our young players too.
In 2019, Paul led the team to the finals in EFL U19 Div 1, winning the elimination final before losing in the Semi. Paul’s priority is to prepare our young players for Senior footy and to enjoy the challenge of getting there. Paul will continue to lead our players to play with the “Team First” attitude and enjoy being an important part of the Senior club
And more good news, the Devils welcome Jason Stone to the coaching team at the Senior Club, who will be the U19 Assistant coach. Jason has been successfully coaching different junior teams to Grand Finals the past few years at the Junior Devils, so his ability & experiences are a great addition for our young Senior players.
If you are wanting to play for the U19 Devils in season 2020, please come to our information night on Monday 18th November 6:30PM at Walker Reserve Club rooms. This will be a relaxed & informative session for all U19 players and we welcome mum’s and dad’s and families to come along too. You will meet & hear from the coaches for 2020 and have a look around. You will also hear about what to expect and what it’s like being an important part of the Senior Devils.
Sunday November 17th from 10:30 am to 3pm
· Classic Cars from all era’s – 50-60 cars in total
· Sausage Sizzle, Coffee Van, Donut Van
· Live Band
· Family and Kid Friendly
· Proceeds raised going to cancer research
The Devils have continued to add quality young players to the squad for season 2020, and are very pleased to announce 24yo Brook Kainey has committed to joining the club.
Brook is a running half back who played all his juniors and seniors with Vermont FC over the past 15 years. He was a Best & Fairest in U17’s & captain of the U19’s before playing about 30 Senior games. Brook has played in 3 premiership teams over his journey and is sure to have an impact at the Devils on & off the field.
There is plenty to get excited about with quality young players like Brook being added to our existing experienced & young players to create a new look Devils in 2020.
The 22yo Charlie first played senior footy for Vermont FC at 18 and has played about 35 senior games. Charlie formerly played TAC cup with Oakleigh Chargers, and is also a 2 time premiership player with Vermont reserves.
Charlie is a quality half back running player who will create attacking opportunities for the Senior team under coach Steve Cochrane in 2020. With Charlies footy skills and ability, the Devils have another exciting addition for the team.
The club has been actively recruiting young guns to add to our squad with the medium to long term in mind. We are so pleased Charlie chose the Devils – We can’t wait to see him in action.
Our supporters will see a fresh & exciting Devils in 2020. Welcome Charlie !
Well done to Club partners & our friend Basir Abbas and his team at Accent Aluminium Windows & Doors on being named finalist in the prestigious Ethnic Business awards 2019.
This is a big deal as it will be presented by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison televised on SBS on Monday 28th October. We know Basir is humbled and full of gratitude for his team being nominated and named a finalist. Accent are already a winner in our view with this recognition.
We are proud to be partners with the family orientated business who work very hard and deserve to be recognised as a high quality performer.
These guys are very professional with excellent friendly service installing quality windows & doors for any home or building. Recently I replaced some doors & windows at my place, and was very impressed with how I was treated and the value I received. You will be glad you got Accent to do your windows & doors.
Steve Draper – President Wantirna South FC – The Devils
More exciting news for the Devils, young guns Hamish McGowan & James Krikas have joined for season 2020. The club is actively recruiting quality younger players who can have an impact in the Senior Team and these 2 fit the bill perfectly.
Hamish McGowan is a 21yo midfielder who first played senior footy for Vermont FC as an 18yo, and also won the EFL Best & Fairest in U19 Premier division. Hamish played 2 seasons with Eastern Rangers, but has played his senior footy the past 3 years with Vermont FC including 12 games this season.
James Krikas is a 21yo goal kicking half forward from Vermont FC who also played seniors the past 3 years. James also played his first Senior game for Vermont as an 18yo while booting plenty of goals in the U19’s with the 2nd most overall in the comp.
The Devils will have a new look about it next season, with talented young players like these 2 joining the club.
Welcome Hamish & James, it’s exciting times to be a Devil.
Please make welcome talented forward Jack O’Keefe who has confirmed he is joining the Devils for 2020. Jack, who turns 21 this Wednesday, has twice topped the comp leading Goal Kicking in EFL Premier Division reserves for Vermont FC where he also played senior footy.
The club was keen to add the young clever forward to our squad to improve our attack and are very pleased he agreed to join us. Importantly he is a ripping bloke who will fit in easily as a Devil, so we will see the best of him on & off the field for sure.
More player & coach announcements coming soon. Go Devils !