Wheeler, Masters back for 2019
Williamstown Football Club is delighted to announce the re-signings of newly inducted life members Willie Wheeler and Leigh Masters.
Wheeler, who was hampered through much of 2018 due to a groin complaint, managed 16 matches and will look to get back to the form that saw him take out the Club’s 2016 Gerry Callahan Medal and in 2017 runner-up to winner Nick Meese. Inducted as a Club Life Member in 2018 following a standout performance against Richmond in his 100th Club match, Wheeler has been an integral part of the Club’s midfield brigade since joining back in 2013 and with an injury-free pre-season, we should see him back to his best in 2019.
Masters was also awarded Club Life Membership in 2018 with the versatile utility moving between forward and defence throughout the course of the season. His best on ground display against Richmond in round 9 alongside best mate Willie Wheeler, put the Club’s finals aspirations back on track and is well regarded amongst his teammates for his courage and selfless acts. Masters crossed to Williamstown alongside Wheeler in 2013 with the two teammates forging an inseparable mateship over their journey together.
“To have Willie and Leigh continue is a testament to their enduring pursuit of playing at VFL level. Both should reach 150 VFL Games during the 2019 season which is a credit to work they do outside of the Club to ensure they are able to continue at this level. As tradies, both work pretty hard outside of their footy and to have a career within the VFL now going into its ninth season is something they are both very proud of as they pursue another tilt at a VFL finals campaign” said GM-Football Stephen Soulsby.
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