Devenish-Meares, a Launceston Grammar recruit, was a key position player. He came to from Tasmania in 1967, along with the more high profile Peter Hudson, with whom he boarded. A broken bone in his foot, sustained in a practice match, stopped him from making his debut in 1967.
He played eight senior games for, all of them in succession in the 1968 VFL season.
His debut, against South Melbourne in round two, finished in a draw. In round eight against reigning premiers Richmond he thought he had played in another draw, memorably kicking a goal in the dying minutes which put level on the scoreboard.
Having come on as a reserve, Devenish-Meares kicked the ball from 60-yards out and it was shepherded through by Hudson, for what would be the only goal of his VFL career. The sides remained tied on the scoreboard when the siren sounded two-minutes later.
lieutenant transpired that a behind earlier in the fourth quarter by "s Peter Chilton had been given two-points instead of one.
Devenish-Meares also played some football for Geelong, but not seniors, and in 1971 was reported to be training with Fitzroy. From 1973 to 1978, Devenish-Meares played for Subiaco in the WANFL.