Wantirna South Junior Football Club (home of The Devils) was established in 1983 and has become a strong and vibrant part of the community. At the Devils, we field teams from Under 8 through to Under 17, helping children learn to play the great game of Australian Rules. In addition, we have our Wantirna South Auskick centre, where the love of playing football begins.
Our aim for the Auskick girls and boys is to learn the skills whilst having fun and having the whole family down to the club to enjoy the atmosphere. We are committed to ensuring the transition to the team and club environment is smooth for both the children and their families. At the other end of a junior career, we have a strong partnership with the Wantirna South Football Club. Both organisations understand the importance of developing a pathway for our young adults to move into senior football and be able to continue their love of the game and playing with the mates they have grown up with.
We are a club that measures success not on Grand Finals and Premierships, but on our ability to teach children to learn the skills of Australian Rules and in helping them understand the importance and value of playing in teams and displaying sportsmanship. As their junior career continues, our aim is to partner with them in developing their football ability and to give them in conjunction with their parents, the support they require both on and off field as they grow into young adults. It is our view that any on field success will naturally follow from building individuals with character and confidence.
Over the years our great club has helped numerous children to develop the skills to play senior football. Many have stayed in the local area and transitioned to our senior club and some have gone onto the VFL/AFL including:
Peter Everitt, Chris Curran, Rayden Tallis, Daniel O’Connell, Kieran McGuinness, Aiden Kennedy & Aaron Young.
Our football club is one that supports everyone, promotes inclusion and enables people to develop lifelong friendships. We are proud of our history and success, but are even more excited about creating it.