Australian of the Year Awards 2014

Congratulations to our head coach Juan Carlos Loyola who has been nominated for the 2014 Australian of the Year Awards. This is fantastic news for the soccer school.


Thank you Melbourne Victory

We would like to thank Melbourne Victory for the kind donation of soccer kits and balls to Doveton Special Soccer School. We really appreciate this donation. It helps the school a lot.


19th Annual Dinner Dance

On Saturday 9th November, Doveton Special Soccer School celebrated with its 19th Annual Dinner Dance. The event was held at the Polish House on Stud Road in Rowville. We had many attendees – family, friends and volunteers at the club, including VIP guests from the Victoria Police Soccer Club. It was a fantastic evening with dinner, drinks, dancing, awards and as always, a giant raffle with plenty of prizes. We hope everyone enjoyed their night, and it was a great way to end 2013.

10th Friendship Day Success

The weather was perfect for the Doveton SSS 10th Friendship Day held at Waratah Reserve. With over 220 participants, and new groups from Wallara, Kalimna, P.A.S.T and Blairlogie.

Doveton SSS Seniors were runners up in Division 1, and Doveton SSS teams were the Champions of Division 4 and Division 5.For more photos and the full detail of results, please click on the link below.

10th Friendship Day Positions

Division 1

  • Champion – Emerson School A
  • Runner Up – Doveton SSS Seniors
  • Third – Ashwood School
  • Fourth – Naranga School

Division 2

  • Champion – Emerson School B
  • Runner Up – Frankston SDS
  • Third – Naranga School

Division 3

  • Champion – Wallara
  • Runner Up – Blairlogie
  • Third – Kalimna
  • Fourth – P.A.S.T

Division 4

  • Champion – Doveeton SSS B
  • Runner Up – Wallara B
  • Third – Naranga School B

Division 5

  • Champion – Doveton SSS Juniors
  • Runner Up – Frankston SDS B

Doveton SSS celebrating 20 years.

On Saturday 9th November, 2013 Doveton Special Soccer School will be celebrating it’s 20th birthday with the Annual Dinner Dance Presentation.

The night will feature a Live Band, Club Creole, which features music for all ages, and will also feature a three course meal. Drinks are B.Y.O.

We will also be awarding our Best and Fairest, Most Improved Player, and with the Parents Skills Competition complete, we will also be awarding medals for this event as well.

When: Saturday 9th November, 2013

Time: 7.00pm

Venue: Polish Club, 1325 Stud Road, Rowville

Cost: Adults $40.00, Children (up to 10 years) $20.00

Please contact committee members regarding tickets, and also note photographs will be taken on the night. If you have any concerns please contact a committee member.

10th Annual Friendship Day

It is our pleasure to announce the Doveton Special Soccer School will hold its 10th Annual Friendship Day on Friday 1st November. It will be held at our ground at Waratah Reserve, Doveton.

Special Schools participating include Ashwood Special School, Berendale School, Emerson School, Doveton S.S.S, Marenbek S.S and Wangaratta S.S.

Community organisations involved include Blairlogie, Kalimna and P.A.S.T

Our players will participate in Divisions 1-2 and 4.

It’s sure to be a great day, with around 150 people expected to attend.

We will be holding an opening ceremony before the day starts.

It would be great to have families and supporters come along, and if any help can be done on the day it would be greatly appreciated. Volunteers will need to report to club rooms for registration by 7.30am, with teams to get ready at 9.40am. The Opening Ceremony will be at 10.20am and games will commence at 11am.

If players need a letter from us regarding school or work, please contact any committee member.

Day with St Kevin’s

On Saturday September 7 Doveton Special Soccer School played against St Kevin’s. A fun day was had by all.


Liverpool Foundation Visit

Please find below some of the news story in the local Berwick News which covered this great event at Doveton Special Soccer School. Thanks again to everyone who helped out and Liverpool Foundation for visiting the school! For the full story, please click on the link at the bottom.


Liverpool kicks in

It was the type of visit too good to be a dream.

Just like the MCG that night, Waratah Reserve was ‘painted red’ last Wednesday (24 July) to welcome the Liverpool Football Club (FC) Foundation for a once-in-a-lifetime training session with the Doveton Special Soccer School (SSS).

Doveton coach Juan Carlos Loyola said the Liverpool visit was one of the biggest highlights in his 20-year tenure with the SSS.

“The Liverpool visit came up and we took the opportunity. This is really good not just for our players but for our community here in Casey,” Mr Loyola said.

To read the rest of the story, please visit –

Liverpool FC Foundation Visit


Liverpool FC Foundation are coming to visit Doveton Special Soccer School for a special training session on 24 July 2013 at Waratah Reserve, Doveton, as part of Liverpool’s first visit to Australia. Ricardo Balancy announced the great news to the school’s volunteers and supporters on Saturday 6 July.

Casey Council are working with us and the Doveton Soccer Club to ensure the venue is in top shape. The council are inviting soccer fans from Casey and beyond to attend the training session and cheer on our players as they receive specialist training from the Liverpool FC Foundation Community Coaches as part of their Football for All program.

Visit their website to for more information regarding this fantastic program.

Following the session, fans will be able to meet with Liverpool FC Foundation coaches, mascot and if they’re lucky, some legends from the club.

City of Casey Mayor Cr Amanda Stapledon said ‘We’re very excited about this event and the opportunity it provides for residents of Casey to participate in, learn about and watch sport in their own backyard’.  She went on to Congratulate Ricardo Balancy and the Doveton Special Soccer School for securing this visit for the benefit of all Casey residents.

Doveton Special Soccer School would like to thank Mr Ricardo Balancy for his hard work in securing the event.

Date:   Wednesday 24 July 2013

Time:  2.00 pm to 4.00 pm

Venue: Waratah Reserve, Doveton Avenue, Doveton

Cost:   Gold coin donation on entry to the Doveton Special Soccer School