NC Demons

WAFL 2019 Positions Open

In 2019, the Wellington AFL have seven roles they are looking for people to step into. They are:

Wellington Women’s Australian Football Team:

Role description: Wellington Women’s AFL Team

  1. Head Coach
  2. Assistant Coach
  3. Team Manager

North City Demons Football Club:

Role description: North City Demons Football Club

  1. Head Coach
  2. Assistant Coach

Hutt Valley Eagles Football Club:

Role description: Hutt Valley Eagles Football Club

  1. Head Coach
  2. Assistant Coach

We would like to invite people to apply for any of these positions or to share them into your social media network or directly to people you feel may be interested.

If you are already a member of a club within the Wellington AFL, I would challenge you to consider whether the time is right for you to align with a club looking for support and put yourself forward.

You can apply for the above roles here or send an application to Gregor Kempt at kemptsplace@gmail.com answering the following questions:

  1. Which role/s would you like to apply for?
  2. Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you could bring to this role?
  3. What excites you the most about this role?
  4. What would challenge you most about this role?
  5. What is the best way for us to get in touch with you?

If you have any questions please call Gregor Kempt on 027 5286252.

Regards Byron Roff

President of Wellington AFL

The Tiger’s Roar: Rounds 1-3

1st Round-Robin Review

At the end of the first round-robin, each team has had the chance to play the others once, and it brings us one-third of the way through the WAFL 2018 season!  As expected, the reigning premiers: E.S. Bulldogs came out of the blocks firing, but through each of the first two games they were behind at some point during the second half, with late goals just before and just after the siren sealing their wins.  Can they carry this momentum through the break and into the Grand Final?

The H.V. Eagles have had a great start to the season, although Player/Manager Peter Van Kampen says there is still a long way to go with the fresh-look Eagles side.  Sitting second on the ladder brings little relief though, as they know they have a target on their back that grows with each win.

The W.C. Saints are pleased to have picked up a few players in the off-season that give them better speed and endurance.  This has always been a challenge, and now they feel they can compete across the field.  The next step is getting a consistent line up across the park (an struggle for most of the league).  Coach Gregor Kempt is “Happy with where we are at, and looking forward to the second round-robin.”

The young-gun Demons have struggled to get a win on the board, but have plenty of positives to take out of the first round-robin of the season.  Competing teams have noted how the Demons are noticeably playing better as a team (ie: shepherding), working through the midfield, even against an experienced Bulldogs side, and how even when they are down on the scoreboard, they are still on the attack until the final siren.  An expected influx of several senior players from Wellington GAA (Gaelic Footballers) after the Labour Weekend break could just be the injection the Demons need to make a convincing shot at playing in the Grand Final in December!

Here is the table after the first round-robin, heading in to the Labour Weekend break:

Position Team Played Won Lost % Form
1 Bulldogs 3 3 0 254 WWW
2 Eagles 3 2 1 153 WLW
3 Saints 3 1 2 83 LWL
4 Demons 3 0 3 33 LLL

2018 WAFL Schedule Published!

AFL GF Viewing and WAFL GF set

The 2018 WAFL Season is about to kick off, with Round 1 featuring a 2017 Grand Final rematch between the Eastern Suburbs Bulldogs & the Wellington City Saints at 1pm, followed by the always tenacious North City Demons taking on the new-look Hutt Valley Eagles at 3pm.

Catch the full 2018 WAFL Schedule, including important dates at the Schedule page.