Doves Lose Another Champ
It was sad to here of the passing of one of my all time favorite Doveton players Jeff Kelly, Jeff was a champion footballer playing 63 games for the Doveton Football Club before going to the Bulldogs, but injuries put a stop to his short VFL career. I first saw Jeff in the thirds after it was suggested I watch this young gun from Doveton Lions play, he was brilliant, and I was hooked, I would turn up to every game at 10am just to watch him play, It took me about six weeks to work out that he wasn't a left footer. An indication of how dominant he was, at a league best and fairest they had the first 15 games on the board and Jeff had 11 best afields up to then. The following couple of years I had the pleasure to play along side Jeff in the seniors and he wasn't just a great footballer, he was a great person and team-mate.
From us all at the Doveton Football Club we send our condolenses to Jeff's family and friends.
We are also saddened by the sudden passing of Bec Hendy's mother Judy, to Bec and all here family our thoughts are with you through these difficult times.
Doveton Football Club Pre Xmas
Wed 26th Nov@ Doveton (Robinson Reserve) 6:15 start
Mon 1st Dec @ Doveton (Robinson Reserve) 6:15 start
Wed 3rd Dec commando camp @ 223 A` beckett rd Narre Warren Nth (seniors & reserves only) be there at 7:00, for a one hour session, Please bring $10, no coins only notes!
Mon 8th Dec commando camp @ 223 A` beckett rd Narre Warren Nth (seniors & reserves only) be there at 7:00, for a one hour session, Please bring $10, no coins only notes!
Wed 10th Dec @ Doveton (Robinson Reserve) 6:15 start
Mon 15th Dec commando camp @ 223 A` beckett rd Narre Warren Nth (seniors & reserves only) be there at 7:00, for a one hour session, Please bring $10, no coins only notes!
Wed 17th Dec @ Doveton (Robinson Reserve) 6:15 start
NOTES: boys please bring to every session a water bottle, football, towel, boots, runners and a stopwatch if you have one. If you don’t have a footy please buy one, preferably yellow so we can use it all year round. If you can’t train for any reason please CALL (NO MORE TEXT MESSAGES) shan 0418334774 or moons 0400157887 thanks.
Mon 12th @ Doveton (Robinson Reserve) 6:15 start
Wed 14th @ Doveton (Robinson Reserve) 6:15 start
More information to come
Congratulations Shannon Henwood - Three Time Best & Fairest
A huge crowd squeezed into our Robinson oval club rooms to witness Shannon Henwood become only the sixth player in club history to win three or more senior best and fairest awards, well done Shannon. What about the under 17's the top three all within a vote of each other, and to all the trophy winners well done. I don't have a list on the netball results so hopefully someone can send it to me.
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Congratulations to the A Grade Netballers on winning the PREMIERSHIP
And well done to the two under 13 teams, although beaten it was a great effort to make the grand final
Preliminary Final - So Close
The Under 17's had another nail biter against Narre Warren going down in the final minutes to be nocked out of the finals race. After trailing all day the boys fought there way back to hit the lead with about a minute to go, but to then see Narre go coast to coast and kick a goal and then with only seconds to go the boys went into attack only for the siren to beat them. Well done to Stu, Dave and all involved it was a great year and to see all those talented young footballers coming through the ranks makes all us older heads encouraged for the future of the Doveton Football Club.
And what about those Under thirteen netballers, both side into next weeks grand final and don't forget the A Grade side is playing later today.
(Under 17 Pics) (Under 13 Netball Pics)
1st Semi Final - What A Thriller
The boys broke away for a four goal lead in the first quarter with some great hard at it football and looked to be back to there best form. They carried there good form into the second with the first goal, but Cranny came back with two late goals to cut the boys lead to seventeen points at half time. The second half seen Cranbourne claw there way back to level the scores and set up an exciting last few minutes. With only seconds to go every players dream, Josh Battle takes a great pack mark and kicks the ball straight through the middle for a great win, well done boys everyone put in a great game.
Also well done to the under thirteen netballers with the red side winning comfortably to advance to the prelim along with the under thirteen white.
The A Graders suffered there first defeat for the season and will also be playing in the Prelim for a chance to advance to the grand final.
(Under 17 Pictures) (Under 13 Red)
(Under 17 Pictures) (Under 13 Netball Pictures)