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Official name
Devon Welshpool Won Wron Woodside Football/Netball Club Inc.

Known as

Former name
East Coast Allies

Former name date

1997: as East Coast Allies, following a merger between Devon-Welshpool and Won Wron-Woodside; changed name to Devon Welshpool Won Wron Woodside in 1998


Black, blue, red and white


Associated clubs
Woodside and District; Won Wron; Won Wron Woodside; Woodside; Devon; Welshpool; Devon Welshpool

Affiliation (Historical)
Alberton Football Netball League (AFNL) 1997–2013, 2015–2017

Senior Premierships
Alberton Football League (AlbFL) - 1998-9, 2003 (3 total)



After finishing seventh (of 13 clubs) in their debut season the Allies imposed themselves on the Alberton Football League competition the following year when a crushing 87 point grand final defeat of Meeniyan Dumbalk United earned them their first senior grade flag. Prior to the grand final, the Allies had had to do things the hard way after commencing their finals campaign with a narrow qualifying final loss to Yarram. A hefty 88 point win over Korumburra in the following week’s first semi final restored the player’s confidence, however, and when they again met Yarram in the preliminary final they were able to reverse the result of the previous encounter with some comfort. Then on grand final day the warmly favoured Demons had no answer to the Allies’ all round brilliance.

The 1999 season brought a second successive flag, and this one was procured with less trouble. Fish Creek provided the opposition in both the second semi final and the grand final, with the Allies romping home in the former match by 90 points after restricting the ‘Roos to a paltry 1.3 (9) before proving only slightly less convincing in the second meeting, which they won 15.19 (109) to 10.10 (70).

The Allies claimed a third senior grade premiership in 2003 but recent performances have been less meritorious. The 2007 season, for example, saw them manage just four wins from 18 games, only good enough for 13th place on the 14 team ladder, while 2008 produced the ultimate ignominy of a winless wooden spoon. The Allies in fact failed to contest a single finals series between 2008 and 2013. After going into temporary recess for the 2014 season they resumed in 2015 when they came10th of 12 clubs. They improved slightly on this in 2016 when their tally of eight wins from 18 matches saw them finish sixth. Then in 2017 they qualified for the finals in second place and ultimately made it as far as the preliminary final in which they lost to Toora by 11 points. In 2018, the club announced it was again going into recess. While initially holding out slim hope for a return, the club has for all intents and purposes disbanded, having not held an Annual General Meeting since October of that year.


John Devaney - Full Points Publications



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