The Doveton Football Club and all it's supporters would like to send our condolences to the family of one of our greatest supporters, Brian Preston. Presto as he was known was a committee member, team manager and was renowned for being the first to get the bar open on a Saturday so he could have a few beers watching his son Glen (bones) play for the reserves and then watch his son-inlaw Mark Bass playing in the seniors for the Mighty Doves. Presto went bush some years ago and we hav'nt seen him at the club for a long while. A nicer bloke you'd never meet, Brian always had a smile on his face and a light beer in his hand while cheering the Doves on, we'll miss you Presto.
Doveton Football Club Sign Former AFL Champ
In a recruiting coup Doveton Football Club has signed
former Melbourne star Aaron Davey as a playing assistant
coach for the 2016 season. read more.................
Doveton Football Club Appoints
Senior Coach and
Click Reserves Coach for the 2016 Season Click
The Club is waiting on the league to announce what age group for thirds and if there will be fourths and if so what age group before appointing a coach/s.
South East Under 18 Grand Final
Doveton 4-6-30 Defeated By Berwick 8-6-54
A disappointing end to what was a great season. After kicking the first goal in the first minute of the game, Berwick then controlled the rest of the day. A absolute resilient effort from Mitchell Cotter (pictured) who was by far the best on ground for both teams, if only the people voting knew anything about football they would have seen it like 600 other people at the ground. Our captains fought hard all day and lead from the front. Jarred Smith tried to spark us up in the third quarter with some outstanding individual effort along with Benny Dalforno who was hard at it all day,but it was to no avail. The standard of umpiring has to be questioned as it was well below par and even the Berwick faithful were saying it was one sided. Surely when you make the grand final you deserve to get the best umpires! Not to take credit from Berwick who deserved the win, but our boys will come back bigger and stronger next year and make a mens! We all love you guys and think no less of you for what happened today, that's footy.
Thanks to all our helpers, officials and supporters.
Our three netball sides ( B Grade , U15's & U13's ) were defeated in the Grand Finals as well, still a great effort to make it.
(game pics 1) (game pics 2) (game pics 3)
On behalf of all everyone at the Doveton Football Club congratulations to Russell Gabriel on winning the South East Football League best and Fairest, Russell after missing four games in the second part of the season came equal first with Madi Andrews of Berwick. Also to Rus and coach Shannon Henwood, well done on being selected in the team of the year.
Also to the netball Best & Fairest winners, B Grade Natelie Montanari & Breanne Miller, Under 15 Red Melissa Webster, Under 15 White Keeley Miller and to Rahni Samason on being seleted in the team of the year, well done girls.