Annual General Meeting 2018

(Registered No.A4875h)

Affiliated with Eastern Football League

ABN 23 519 026 744

Dear Members,

The Annual General Meeting of the Wantirna South Football Club will be held in the Clubrooms, Walker Reserve, Tyner Road, Wantirna South on Wednesday, 31st October 2018, commencing at 7.30 pm.

Please send items for General Business to

Nick Silvester



  1. APOLOGIES – Greg Phillips
  2. MINUTES of Annual General Meeting held 30th October, 2017


Steve Cochrane – Senior Coach of The Devils

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

Link to Herald Sun Artricle

Rob Papp Retires from footy

Devils 2014 Senior Premiership player Robert Papp has retired from footy. After joining from Nunawading FC where he was also a Senior premiership player, Rob played 97 games & 160 goals for the Devils, bringing his total EFL games to well over 200.
Often referred to as the “Best hands at the Club” , Rob will be missed for his outstanding marking and leadership on & off the ground. He was also a sharp shooter for goal & a true team first player.
Rob won 2 Reserves Best & Fairests at the Devils and also won the 2017 EFL Div 2 Reserves Best & Fairest.
We will miss watching Rob playing and his influence on games and he will always be welcome at the Devils.

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