WHO WE ARE
A NEW CHAPTER - MAINTAINING HISTORY - SAME VALUES
The Southside Demons Netball Club provides opportunities for West Australian athletes, officials and associate members to belong to a club that resonates integrity, passion, professionalism and inclusion. Demons members can exude confidence and pride in an elite sporting organisation with a successful history and an exciting and progressive future. Demons are uniquely positioned and prepared to be a leader in the pre-eminent netball competition in Western Australian. This is reflective in 2018 with two of our home grown athletes in the Australian Diamonds Netball Team – Caitlin Bassett as Captain and playing goal shooter and holding up the other end in goal keeper is Courtney Bruce, who never forgets where they commenced their netball journey to reach the top.
The Southside Demons Netball Club is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Southern Districts Netball Association. The Club will have their own Board and committee and is committed to providing development opportunities for players, coaches and officials across the South East Corridor of Metropolitan Perth.
The Southside Demons Netball Club (formerly known as Southside Sparks and South East Demons) has a long history of being a proud and united Club that values the character and integrity of the person, as much as their netball playing, coaching, administrating skills. Demons strive to uphold and instill the values of unity, respect, integrity, passion, honesty and humility in all our interactions both in and out of the netball environment.
On the 23 August 1989 WA Netball Association commissioned various personnel to establish a team for a “Pilot” State Netball League competition.
Helen Robinson as Secretary of Southern Districts Netball Association and President of the South East Metro Netball Region took on the role as coordinator to establish a team. The time line was literally two weeks to register a name, colours, officials and a sponsor.
A local Kenwick businessman Ken Clarke from Kenwick Auto Electrics offered his assistance by way of paying for uniforms and so a two-year relationship was established. An employee in the business Cliff Hope, who had an interest in netball at Southern Districts, became a major part of Southside Sparks after the untimely and tragic death of Ken Clarke before the end of the pilot season.
Blue and gold was chosen to coincide with Kenwick Auto Electrics colours and the name “Southside Sparks reflecting the sponsorship with Auto Electrics was born. The uniform was a double pleated gold skirt with a blue trim, with a gold top incorporating a blue colour and sleeve inserts.
In 2006 following a partnership with the Perth Football Club the name and colours were changed to – South East Demons, red and black.
Then in 2018 Netball WA granted a WA Netball League License to Southern Districts Netball Association to compete in the new competition for 2019 to 2021 and so a new journey began and Southside Demons Netball Club was born.
“It takes everything”
UNITY – RESPECT – PASSION