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                 2016 Presentation Night
A big Congratulations to Russell Gabriel on winning his third Doveton football club best and fairest, Rus is one of only a hand full to accomplish this great achievement, and to all the other trophy winners well done. I don't have all the trophy winners or votes from either netball or football so as soon as they come in i'll put them up.

Congratulations to Stuart Batten on being awarded a LIFE MEMBERSHIP of the Doveton football club. Stuart started  in our under eighteens thirty years ago and won the best and fairest, since then has won a senior best and fairest, coached our seniors, thirds and fourths, been president and a committee man, but Stuarts greatest achievement is his passion for the Doveton football club and enthusiasm to promote our great club, thoroughly deserved Stu, well done.

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                            We'll Miss You Kooka
The Doveton Football Club sends its heartfelt condolences to Bev and the family on the passing of club stalwart Bob Kooka Richards. Kooka had a permanent smile on his face and was always available to give advice to the young players coming through our club. Bob is a HALL OF FAME member, he also coached our thirds in the seventies, was a committee man, selector and a great supporter of our club.

                   We'll miss ya Kooka specially that smile.
                  Under 19's Semi Final
                         Doveton v's Narre Warren
In the do or die semi final a fast start was a must. That's just what we did, but a injury to a Narre player cut our momentum in the first and we lost about 4 or 5 mins due to slow tactics from the Narre trainers. We continued our dominance in the second to lead by 29 points at the main break. To Narre's credit they fought back hard in the second half and grabbed the lead back by 5 points with 8 minutes to go in the last quarter. Shannon Brennan kicked a goal with 4 minutes to go, his third for the day in a great display at full forward. We were one point up at this stage, but like the last time we played them Narre got a point and it was a draw when the final siren sounded. Extra time was ahead of us and with Narre running on top of the ground we could not go with them and ended up going down by 14 points. It was a great year by all and the result was a little unjust, but that's footy. Great games from Luke Coad, Tyson Hoy, Mitch Cotter who was tagged heavily, a great team effort by all and you should be proud of your achievement this season. Thanks too all our helpers and supporters.

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                                            Elimination Final
                                          Doveton v's Beaconsfield
A disappointing end to the seniors season going down to Beacy by two points  in the final minutes after leading all day. Great game Nick Battle and how good was the dual between Russell Gabriel and Scott Meyer, worth the admittance price just to watch these two go at it.

                        Under 19's Doveton v's Cranbourne

With so much at stake, we knew a quick start and a team effort was required. We kick the first goal in the first 90 seconds and then the next at the 3 and a half minute mark so one objective was meet. The next a team effort! With 22 contributors we could not have asked for a better return. To Cranbourne's credit the did show some fight but at no stage did we give up the lead,running out comfortable winners on the day. Our mids dominated with Bowman, Coad, Basa and Cotter starring. It was good to have Kyle back with him kicking 4 goals. Dyl Bowman also kicked 4 when he was resting forward and he was clearly the best on ground. Our backs stood tall lead by the twin pillars, the Dalfs. Next week we take on Narre and we will have to show the same effort, application and selflessness if we are to progress to the next stage. Well done guys, you did yourselves and the club proud. The boys play this Sunday at Berwick.

Well done to the netballers with four side playing this Sunday at Berwick, A, B, under 17 red and under 15 red.

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                                      Doveton v's Berwick

The seniors went down by twenty six points in a strong performance against ladder leaders Berwick. If not for the injury at the start of the game to Sam Raru and innacurate kicking for goal (seven points in the second quarter) the boys could have pulled off the upset of the year. Great games by Russell Gabriel, Nick Battle and the evergreen Daryl Thomas. With some top players to come back who knows how far we can go in the finals. The Two's nearly pulled off a bigger upset going down buy just two points to the undefeated Berwick, but the defeat put them out of the finals. The inform under 19's put in a shocker and were belted by Berwick A by 101 points not a good result leading into the finals.

Next Sunday the Seniors and Under 19's Play at Beaconsfield in the elimination final.

                                              Match Reports

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                                    Doveton v's Hampton Park

Great day for the club with three wins, all three side had very comfortable wins leading into the big one this Saturday against Berwick at home.

                                           Under 19's report
After a week off with the bye, I asked the boys to get off to a good start and set the tone early. To their credit they did that having nine scoring shots. We continued on in the second and had the match wrapped up at half time. Unfortunately the boys thought that too and played some ordinary footy in the second half getting sucked in to playing Berwick B's brand of footy. We need produce four quarter efforts from here on in as two will not cut it against the quality opposition to come. Great game again from Dylan Bowman whose work effort and scoring ability has been awesome the last 5 games. Jess Ciconte has improved so much of late that he is now one of the first picks to play in the midfield, along with his attitude which is top notch. Luke Dalf was never beaten in the backline and won every one on one contest. Gaz Brown was back to his explosive best also. Having only lost 1 of our last 11 games, we have done extremely well considering we were 1 and 3 after 4 rounds. You  would think we would be the form side of the comp with that return, but next week we take on the undefeated Berwick A, a formidable opponent and the result will tell us how much we really have improved since round 4.

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                 Doveton v's Narre Warren
"WOW" look at last weeks comments and reverse it, what a turn around, from "boiled lollies to CHOCOLATE" in a week, great win and with some very good players to come back into the side things are looking promising coming towards the finals, just a shame we've got a bye next week. The two's lost but fought the game out to the end, though with the lose they now are hanging onto fifth spot by percentage. What about the under nineteens beaten for all money coming into the last quarter and then kicking six straight goals to one point to draw the game, awesome effort.
Next week we have the bye and then our last two games Hampton Park away and then Berwick at home leading into the finals.

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                                   Doveton v's Officer
I get to the game at quarter time the scores are Doveton 4-5-29 to 1-0-6 ask the boys how were going, great second half of that quarter, ok we've been playing some good footy of late we should pull away and have a comfortable win, "NOT" that was it, we kicked two goals for the rest of the game and got beat by five points
"in GOOD conditions" Wow talk about a let down.
The Two's got back on the winners list with a hard fought 10 point win to stay a game clear in fifth spot and the under 19's had a comfortable win to remain in fourth position.

Big day coming up next week with our sponsors and suppoter group lunch and of course our big game against Narre. 

       (Thanks to Dave Hoy the only one sending match reports)

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                               Doveton v's Tooradin
Great win by the seniors on the weekend against Tooradin, the improvement each week is encouraging for the club and supporters with so many young players being selected and holding there own against experienced opposition week in week out, so much to look forward to in the years ahead.  Fantastic game by Sammy Raru along with big Rus, Nick Battle, the ageless Dougie, Shan six goals and Jamo great game on the backline.
 The two's put themselves in the firing line with a poor performance, they now must win next week to stay in the five and the under 19's had another win to keep them in fourth spot.
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                         Doveton v's Cranbourne
A depleted senior side were soundly beaten by Cranny, having so many injuries across the club is making life difficult to all sides. Well done to all the youngsters who played seniors, specially the Lokeron brothers both debuting for the seniors. The seniors are still two games clear in fifth spot. A flow on effect hit the two's also well beaten and are just holding onto fifth spot on percentage, they play the two side below them in the coming weeks, big couple of weeks coming up boys. Against all the odds the under eighteens had a great win beating Cranbourne by eight points, taking them to fourth spot on the ladder replacing Cranny.

We have a new SPONSORS page up and running, it's different, run the mouse over the logo and info for that sponsor will appear, so any sponsors who want to put info up feel free to contact us.

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                           Doveton v's Pakenham

 White Ribbon Day        Remembering Meatloaf       Aaron Henwood 200 games


What a day, a great win to celebrate Azza Henwoods 200th game, a wonderful day in support of White Ribbon and a lot of past players and friends there to remember our great mate John Meatloaf Calthorpe, awesome.

Thanks to everyone who attended the White Ribbon Day function and to the two Simone's who shared there shocking experiences of domestic violence and well done to the organisers again on a great job, the rooms looked great. 

To everyone who turned up to have a beer for Meatloaf thanks, it was great to see Glen Vurlow and titch Blewitt down from interstate, and wasn't being in the same tent as Whitnal and Mott an experience.

Talking to Azza about his two hundred games and he rightly pointed out if it wasn't for his shocking run of injuries over the years he could be celebrating his three hundredth game instead. Great effort Aaron, not only your games but you fantastic sponsorship of the Club over the years and now as our President.

The seniors played there best game for the season beating Pakenham by forty eight points to stay in fifth spot. Outstanding game by Nick Battle along with Lachie Batten, Pickles Sam Raru and well done to first gamer Mitch Snowy Cotter, what he lacks in size he makes up with courage. A special mention to the backline, a terrific performance all day. The reserve lost a close one to Paky and lost the opportunity to go two games clear in the five and a depleted under nineteens had a big win to consolidate there finals position.

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                      Rest In Peace Meatloaf

Doveton Football Netball Club are saddened to learn that our Hall of Famer and number one supporter John (Meatloaf) Calthorpe has passed. Meatloaf famous for his boisterous supporting of his beloved Doves from his window seat will be sadly missed not only by Doveton but by our oppostion as well who always got a laugh out of his great one liners to our players, there players and the umpires, no one missed out.  John in his early days at the Doveton football club was a trainer which lasted for a good twenty years before he retired to his window seat.

Our deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends at this time. The club along with the supporters group will commemorate his life at this weeks game.

   


























 

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