Andy Teakel finishes at the Devils

After 219 games,  Andy Teakel has finished playing for the Devils. At the recent presentation night the Club thanked and wished him well and presented him with a picture frame of his highlights. Having recently moved to Seaford, he felt it was time to play footy in his new local community.

A 2 time senior premiership player (2008, 2014), Andy was Senior captain from 2012 to 2015, Senior Best & Fairest in 2011 and named in the EFL team of the year 4 times including as Captain in 2014.

We will miss Andy on & off the field as his contribution and leadership has been significant for many years and he is sure to do well in whatever he does. We will always consider Andy Teakel a champion of the Devils and he is always welcome at our club.

Life Member – Rick “Jingles” Moloney

Congratulations to Rick “Jingles” Moloney who was last night named a Life Member of Wantirna South Football Club – The Devils.

After joining the club as an U18 player in 1997, Rick went on to be an excellent senior player including being a Senior Premiership player in 2004 and was named at Full Back in the Team of the Decade of 2001 -2010 The club’s most successful era.

Since retiring from playing, Rick’s enthusiasm, care and leadership of particularly the players has been tireless and very effective. Rick has a “can do” attitude to everything he does, and his contribution to the Devils over many years has been significant and benefited many people.

Rick is the Club’s current Vice President – Football Director, and has served on the committee the past 4 years. Well done to Rick and thank you to his wife Lisa for her great support.

Devils Named in EFL Teams of 2018

Lauren Woodgate, Bridget Moss, Rebecca Subbiah & Haylee O’Shea were named in the EFL Netball Premier Division – Team of the Year 2018.
Taylor Leggate & Will Edwards were named in the EFL Div 2 – Team of the Year 2018.
Lauren Woodgate Shot the most goals in EFL Premier Division Netball – A whopping 510 ! Lauren was also named Captain of the 2018 EFL Premier Division Netball Team of the Year . What a star!
 
Will Edwards was 3rd in the EFL Div 2 Senior Best & Fairest too – A great season first up with the Devils & we look forward to many more.
 
And Well Done to evergreen “Bobby” Yusuf who was 3rd in the 2018 EFL Vets Best & Fairest.
 
All at the Devils are proud to see our talented team mates recognised for their excellent performances this season.

Senior Coach to change for 2019

Wantirna South Football club will have a new Senior coach for 2019.
 
It was intended that 2018 Senior coach Jess Sinclair would continue, however due to his intention to relocate to Queensland, both the club and Jess decided it was in the players interest to seek out a new mentor to take over the role.
 
The club is disappointed to lose Jess as his football nous is outstanding and he led the team to be very competitive this season.
 
Many players got an opportunity to play Senior football (42) under Jess this year too and he has created a solid foundation for an improvement of results in 2019.
 
Jess leaves with our friendship and best wishes for him and his family. He will be attending the presentation night later this month, where we can all thank him for his contribution to the Devils.
 
Steve Draper            Rick Moloney
President                   Vice President

Vote Count this Saturday

Last game of the season for the Senior Team this week Vs Bayswater. Development Team must win to make the finals. $1,000 cash draw is drawn at half time – $40 a ticket – see Mick Gillin.

**Vote Count for all teams Saturday night from 7pm**

Zak Stone – First Senior Game

Well Done to Zak Stone ! Selected to play in his first Senior Team game for the Devils this Saturday. This is a crunch game for the Club against UFTG and Senior Coach Jess Sinclair has been impressed with Zak’s form in the u19’s and wanted him in.

A former Junior Devil, the 17 year old Zak has shown he has the goods to play Senior footy in Div 2. We are just so glad he plays for the Devils. Enjoy it Zak.

Steve Draper- President