The Wandsworth Demons
are an Australian Rules Football
club who play in the AFL London competition (formallyBritish Australian Rules Football League
). They are a founding member of the league and have been based at Clapham Common
in south London since 1990.
The club fields sides in each of the 3 divisions; Premiership, Conference and Social Division. Wandsworth are the most successful side in the Premiership with seven flags whilst the reserves grade side, the Clapham Demons
, started playing in the Premiership in 1999 and were a founding member of the Conference in 2001. The South London Demons began in the Social Division in 2007, winning the inaugural flag.
Two Australians living in Clapham in 1990, Sean Angle and Craig Stephens, sourced a list of names in the area and held the first training session on February 14, and the club was born. The club went on to win the inaugural season despite being regarded as underdogs in the Grand Final, beating Earl's Court by two points.
For the majority of the 1990s Wandsworth wore the jumpers of the Melbourne Demons
club from the AFL
, and these were replaced with the club's own design in the early 2000s, a jumper based on a pre-season cup jumper of the WAFL
side the Perth Demons
Their club song is sung to the tune of Battle Hymn of the Republic
The senior team has always been a force in the league and has never missed finals. The seniors have played in ten Grand Finals
, winning seven of them and so claiming premierships in... Read More