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.
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
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**
Well Done to Devils Premier Team Netballer, Lauren Woodgate. 1st in the overall goal scoring for the EFL Premier competition scoring 510 goals for the year. Finishing 113 goals in front of the next person. One of Our Stars !
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