Friday, 24 January 2014

Season 2014 will soon be here!

Registration Days:
Online registration has started! Go to to register now. We can accept children who turn 5 through to 17 in 2014 to play the great game. 
Registration fees for 2014 are $150 for each player. The fee increase covers the rise in cost of the Meander Valley Council Ground Hire, Rates & Insurance for our clubrooms, plus our Electricity bill is set to triple as we now have to pay to use the newly installed lights.
We will hold two information days in February - Saturdays 8th &15th - 10 am till 3 pm each day. We need volunteers who wish to help on these days. This year we want you to register online - if you register online with full payment by 28th February 2014 you will go into the draw to win your Registration Fees Back. (This prize is the full refund of one player registration fees only, does not include shorts or socks, sponsorship or any other amount)
Need help registering? Go to - registration page for more information.
The Adidas Westside Devils Club Jacket $50 will be available for purchase at the informations days. Adidas Socks and Shorts will be available to purchase - Socks $10, Shorts $20 - you will also be able to pay for these when you register online and collect on registration day or from Route 66, 143 Charles St, Launceston - bring your receipt showing payment. 
(Route 66 has stock available now!)
Westside Devils (Club of the year 2013) is the club to be with in 2014 - tell your friends!

Launceston City Football Club Victory League:

Urgent Accommodation Needed!! Permanent accommodation is required for 2 international players (one from Rotterdam, one from Korea). Preferably the accommodation would be as a billet or boarder or alternatively in a granny flat or in a share house situation. Please contact Mick Egan 0409 234 603 or Kurt Reynolds 0457 360 483 . These players will be part of the V League team. So if anyone can help please contact Mick or Kurt ASAP.
The Victory League starts with a HUGE day of Football at Mitsubishi Park 29th March 2014 - put this in your diary now!! 
The first game starts at 10am with others at 12pm, 2pm, 4pm and then the V League match Launceston City Vs Northern Rangers at 6pm.
This will be a great day and we would like you all to attend - it will a Black and White theme - further information will be sent out soon!

Westside Devils Junior Soccer Club Committee for 2014
President - Michael Hancox                            Vice President - Austin Fagan
Secretary - Cathy Hancox                                Treasurer - Sharon Parker
Registrar - Louise Lucas         Committee Member - Andrea Hanson
Committee Member - Simon Tennant  Committee Member - Paul Mischis
Committee Member - Colin Ayton  Committee Member - Mick Egan
Contact details are listed on our website
If you have any questions on any of the topics above please contact Michael Hancox on 0448 888 648 or
Here's to a great 2014 Season!

Tuesday, 21 January 2014


FFT kickoff SAP Programs

Football Federation Tasmania (FFT) is pleased to announce the commencement of an exciting new Skills Acquisition Phase (SAP) Program that is to be implemented by selected clubs in 2014.

The program is a national initiative being rolled out through Football Federation Australia across the country, with Tasmania the third state to implement the program.

All clubs within Tasmania were invited to apply for licences to run a SAP Program in their club; following the application process nine clubs have been selected and issued with SAP licences: Launceston City, South Hobart, Devonport City, Tilford Zebras, Olympia FC Warriors, Northern Rangers, Kingborough Lions, Glenorchy Knights and Nelson Eastern Suburbs.

The nine clubs selected for licences will manage specific SAP Programs, in which each selected club will bring together a squad of talented players from the ages of Under 9’s to Under 12’s, to train together twice a week.

FFT Technical Director Spencer Prior was proud to launch the programs; Prior believes the Programs will significantly aid development of players within Tasmania.

“This (SAP Programs) is something that will help underpin development within the Skill Acquisition phase, to upskill players on the four core skills,” Prior said.

“We will be working with the clubs and we will make sure the coaching is of a standard to develop a bigger pool of talented players that can feed into the Skillaroos and NTC programs.”

All eight Victory League clubs were granted licences for SAP Programs with Nelson Eastern Suburbs also given a licence.

“We are delighted to have Nelson on board as their application was outstanding and this shows if the clubs have the right models in place, it is not exclusive to the Victory League,” said Prior.

The programs will see better identification opportunities for talented players and more focused development inline with the National Curriculum.

FFT will be holding regular SAP festivals for Under 10’s to 12’s from these club programs to be used for identification, the programs will run for 36 weeks in each club with four major non-results based festivals scheduled across the year.

“We will be monitoring the progress of these players on a regular basis through SAP festivals, where all the licence holders will bring teams to play in a non-results based festival that will be used as part of creating a coaching fraternity.”

“These festivals will be the major talent identification process that FFT will use for players to come into the talented pathway,” said Prior.

Prior believes the programs will supply talented players for the Victory League as well as FFT’s talented player pathway.

“Should players not come into FFT’s pathway we now have the Victory League to provide opportunities, which is an excellent top tier competition within Tasmania.”

The newly appointed head of the Skills Acquisition Phase, Anthony Alexander will oversee Coach development within these programs to ensure standards are consistent across the state.