Following approval from AFL Victoria, the Eastern Football Netball League is excited to welcome Eastern Devils into the competition from 2022.
The Women’s club was established in 1999 and was originally linked with Deakin University, but have held long ties with the EFNL, having been based out of Mulgrave Reserve and previously calling East Burwood Reserve home.
The Devils were a previous member of the Victorian Women’s Football League and more recently part of the South East Women’s Football League, where they claimed back to back Division One titles in 2017 and 2018.
Geography plays a major role in the move for the Devils, who are looking to further strengthen their ties in the Eastern suburbs once again. As the quality of EFNL Female football continues to increase the Devils felt it was the perfect time to make the shift into the competition.
EFNL General Manager – Football Operations Dyson Baker said the league and its members should be buoyant about the Devils inclusion in the competition.
“Eastern Devils have established themselves as a key player in the Women’s Football landscape and have a rich history,
“We are excited to have them become part of our growing female competition in the Eastern Football Netball League.”
The Devils will field two sides in the EFNL in 2022, with their Senior side to play in the uber strong Women’s Premier Division.