Presentation Night 2014

On Saturday 1st  November, Doveton Special Soccer School celebrated with its 20th 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 Melbourne Victory FC. 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 2014.

 

Most   Improved Junior Player 2014: Winner Jadon

Most Improved Senior Player 2014: Winner Cathy

Coach Award: Winner Brooke

Best & Fairest 2014: Winner: Darren

**John Filmer Club Person Award: Winner: Cristina Loyola

**Neil and Margaret Mulcahy  Club Family Award: Winners  Faye and Graham Cain

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Friendship Day

Our Friendship Day this year was fantastic with over 120 adults and children participating. Thank you so much to everyone who came along, those who volunteered and thank you Luke Donnellan MP State Member for Narre Warren North for addressing the crowd.

Please find a story from the local newspaper, the Berwick News below:

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Challenge Cup

Challenge Cup

On Saturday 13th September, under our community program we played the 12th annual Challenge Cup against St Kevin’s College.

This time our senior team won 6-4 and will get to keep the cup for one year.

Many supporters and families attended the Challenge Cup.

In addition to our seniors win, our Junior team won 5-2 and our Intermediate team drew 4-4.

Attendees appreciated the dedicated and effort our all our players.

The community program is designed to raise awareness in the broader public about people with a disability and the fact they can play and enjoy sport.

Welcome

We also welcome two new player members to Doveton Special Soccer School, Meagan and Jackson!

News

Our next community game will be 25th October against City of Casey Councillors at Waratah Reserve, Doveton Avenue, Doveton. All are welcome.

All Abilities Football Tournament Trophy

On Sunday 31st of August our players proudly won the first edition of the  All Abilities Football Tournament Trophy.

This was an incredible occasion and is a reflection of the hard work and training the players all put into the game.

It was fabulous to see all the players with various skills and physical abilities all participating and having a great time being supported by their families and spectators.

A special thank you to the committee members of Northern Falcon  and Northcote SC their participation and made possible the tournament.

This is what our club is all about, providing opportunities to everyone to participate and enjoy the game of soccer.

Thank you to all our families and coaches for all the support you provide our players throughout the year.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to see those in charge of soccer in Victoria support our club and provide encouragement to players  with intellectually disabilities to play the wonderful game called soccer …. hopefully they are reading this information .

Once again thanks to all those support us for 22 years.

Special Social Night and Special Olympics State Games

Special Social Night
When :   Saturday August 9th
Where:   Dandenong RSL
Time :   6.30 pm

Special Olympics State Games

On Saturday June 5th D.S.S.S. participated in the S.O. Victoria state game with very cool and windy weather. Three teams from our club bravely played a round robin competition ( if we can call at a competition).

I’d like to mention the dedication and efforts of our coaches Chantelle, Paul, Adolfo and Chris ,on behalf of the committee and myself thank you very much ,your dedication is very much appreciated by all.

Annual General Meeting Information

AGM News

The Annual General Meeting for the Doveton Special Soccer School inc will be held on Thursday August 7th at 7:30PM at the Dandenong RSL 44-50 Clow St Dandenong.

The AGM is a very important meeting for the club and we urge all members to attend. It is your opportunity to hear how the club has fared for the past year and to ask questions of the committee.

It is also your opportunity to put something back into the club by nominating to help on the committee. The club needs people to keep it running. Without support from members the club will not continue. I know time is a valuable resource for all of us but is there a better way to spend your time than to put it into something that will benefit your child and many others.

If you are unable to be at the meeting you can vote by proxy using the appropriated form (and you can nominate for a position in absentia)

Nominations for the committee can be made on the appropriated form and (sending it to the secretary) or at the meeting. We would prefer nominations prior to the meeting so that proxy voters know who they can vote for.

I also need to remind you that you must be a participant member, family member or auxiliary member to vote or to nominate for a committee position. Family members must be nominated to the secretary July 31st by each family.

All Positions are:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Ordinary Members
  • Family Liaison
  • Director of soccer
  • Fundraising
  • Equipment Assistant
  • Social Group

I hope to see all of you at the AGM meeting.

Doveton players selected for Victoria

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From 20-25 October 2014, 1,000 Aussie athletes with an intellectual disability will represent their state or territory at the Special Olympics Australia National Games in Melbourne, Victoria.

It’s our pleasure to announce that players from the club have been selected for SOV state football (soccer) team. Jayden Breen, Simon Pollock and Peter Zapantis will represent Doveton Special Soccer School. We are very proud of them and wish them all the best!

Coach Awarded

Juan Carlos Loyola, Head Coach at Doveton SSS has been given an award by the Dandenong Ministers Fellowship for his services to the community in Greater Dandenong. Well done Carlos!Image

Indoor Training has begun

Indoor training has now begun for Doveton SSS over the winter months at InSportz Springvale. Here are a few photos of the facilities we are using.

 

Casey Volunteer Group Award

Doveton Special Soccer School was awarded with a Casey Volunteer Group Award.

This award recognises the wonderful efforts of everyone at the school who give up their time and volunteer. Well done!Image