Clapham Demons

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Clapham Demons Football Club
Wandsworth Demons Profile pic.jpg
Names
Nickname(s) Demons, Dees
Motto Punus Addo Magis
2014 season
Premiership Runners Up
Best and fairest Adam Jeffery

Mitch Thompson

Club details
Founded 2001
Competition AFL London
Coach Hamish Wilson
Premierships 1 (2009)
Ground(s) Clapham Common (capacity: Thousands)
Management
President James Perret
Vice Presidents Mike Gates & Kevin O'Brien
Secretary Dominic Burnham
Treasurer Sam Percy
Clapham Demons jumper


The Clapham Demons are an Australian Rules Football team who are a founding member and play in the London Conference of the British Australian Rules Football League. They are the reserves grade side of the club The Wandsworth Demons based at Clapham Common in south London.

The team was formed in 1999 due to playing numbers at the club warranting the extra capacity for players. They were entered into the BARFL Premiership and played matches against the senior sides of all the clubs, including their own. At the time the league allowed for a maximum of 11 Australian players. The rest of the side of 18, as well as the bench, had to be filled with European players. The team struggled for numbers on the European player front and rarely won matches, though never forfeited.

Regardless of the difficulties in recruiting sufficient English and European players for both the club's sides, the team played two full seasons until the London Conference was created in 2001. This competition allowed for almost all positions to be played by Australians and was intended to allow clubs to field more Australian players without reducing the integrity of the senior competition.

The team was initially joined by a third side from the club, the Stockwell Demons, though a lack of numbers and enthusiasm for the team meant that the club withdrew that team at the midway point of the season.

After being defeated in the 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 Grand Finals, the Clapham Demons finally won their first Conference Premiership title in 2009. The Demons returned to the Grand Final in 2010 but were unable to retain the crown.

Honour Board[edit]

Year Position Coach Best & Fairest
2001 3rd J.Cumming
2002 3rd J.Cumming
2003 2nd G.McQueen
2004 3rd J.Holloway
2005 2nd j.Holloway D.Lumley
2006 2nd G.Hoskins D.Lumley
2007 2nd D.Lumley/J.Coombe R.Ravani
2008 2nd J.Coombe/M/Meehan L.Fehring
2009 1st J.Coombe T.Edmunds/J.Stormont
2010 2nd R.Colling S.Bates
2011 2nd R.Curry B.Clohesy
2012 3rd R.Colling S.Freeling
2013 3rd M.Ashton M.Ashton
2014 2nd J.Diano A.Jeffery/M.Thompson
2015 H.Wilson

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