Season Summary: 1984
While Wheeler did not lead Williamstown to the promised land in his first season in 1984 he did succeed in improving the Seagulls' on-field performances markedly. Ten wins lifted the Club to seventh place on the 12-team ladder, effectively two wins away from a finals spot. Fotheringham again headed the VFA goalkicking, this time with 114, while Kershaw and Sait were equal second in the Liston Trophy. Grant Doll won the Gillon Medal for best and fairest player in the VFA thirds.
Players to depart at the end of 1984 included Greg Towns (22 games, 20 goals), Leigh McConnon (28 games, 17 goals), Joh Hummel (14 games, 31 goals) and Steven Eather (17 games, 0 goals).
1984 playing list
Willi V Port 1984, crowd 12,000 (est.), the photo used for the Team of the Century print
Mark Fotheringham & Kevin Sait
1984 Sherrin Cup team, featuring a 13y.o. Ron James (Number 21)