The Dandenong Southern Stingrays

1992 saw the birth of the "Southern Stingrays" and they were developed under the leadership of Steve Kennedy (Regional Manager) and Ron Roach (Promotions Manager) with the home base located at the Ben Kavanagh Reserve, Mordialloc.  The side is coached in the inaugural year by Peter Russo. 

The VSFL Under 18 competition originally comprised of 6 teams: the Southern Stingrays, Northern Knights, Geelong Falcons, Western Jets, Eastern Ranges and Central Dragons.

26 years on, the TAC Cup continues to provide fantastic opportunities for talented young Victorian footballers and is widely recognised as one of the most successful talented youth athlete programs in any sport throughout Australia.

The competition's record in producing AFL Drafted players and top quality VFL and local football players is well documented and acknowledged throughout the football industry.

In 2018, the TAC Cup comprises of 12 teams - Bendigo Pioneers, Calder Cannons, Dandenong Southern Stingrays, Eastern Ranges, Geelong Falcons, Gippsland Power, Murray Bushrangers, North Ballarat Rebels, Northern Knights, Oakleigh Chargers, Sandringham Dragons and Western Jets. 4 teams - Northern Territory, NSW/ACT RAMS, Tassie Mariners and Queensland - play in invitation matches throughout the year against TAC Cup teams.

The "Dandenong Southern Stingrays" are currently under the leadership of Mark Wheeler (Region Manager) and Peter Dye (Operations and Development Assistant) with the home base located at Shepley Oval, Dandenong. The side is coached by Craig Black.

In 26 years the Dandenong Southern Stingrays have played in finals every year bar two.

 

HEAD TO HEAD

VERSUS

PLAYED

WON

LOST

DRAWN

Bendigo Pioneers

36

28

8

0

Calder Cannons

40

18

22

0

Eastern Ranges

45

29

16

0

Geelong Falcons

48

20

27

1

Gippsland Power

46

25

21

0

Gold Coast

1

0

1

0

GWS

2

2

0

0

GWV Rebels

39

29

10

0

Murray Bushrangers

41

22

19

0

Northern Knights

51

28

22

1

Northern Territory

1

1

0

0

NSW/ACT

16

13

3

0

Oakleigh Chargers

36

24

12

0

Queensland

4

3

1

0

Sandringham Dragons

43

27

15

1

Tasmania

13

10

3

0

Western Jets

43

28

15

0

TOTAL

504

307

195

3