Juan Carlos Loyola OAM Community Award

2018 Juan Carlos Loyola OAM Award Presentation of award to Vince Manno with Carlos Loyola OAM Congratulations to the winner of the 2018 Juan Carlos Loyola Award for longstanding community service which has been presented to Vince Manno. Since 1990 Vince has been an active committee member of the Victoria Police Soccer Club and contributed to its longevity and success. In 2001 Vince founded the community youth initiative known as the Soccer COPPS Program© and has provided over $400,000 of sporting and giveaways to over 11,600 young people. Vince is a strong advocate and driving force, using soccer as a crime prevention and early intervention strategy, for engaging our young people in positive relationships with the police. The Juan Carlos Loyola OAM Award for Longstanding Community Service is an annual award now in its 7th year. It is presented to a resident of South-East Melbourne who has shown long-term dedication to the local community through their volunteer work. The award is named after Juan Carlos Loyola OAM who has worked tirelessly for more than twenty-five years with the Doveton Special Soccer School.

Congratulation Vince Manno.

Did you know?

Doveton S.S.S had a partnership with  Small Sided FA  and we are developing strategies to increase participation, inclusion and competition within the Access All Abilities aka AAA community?

Make sure you watch this space or even get in touch now!

We’re working with a number of community providers in Melbourne to increase awareness for physical and intellectual AAA and assist in growing engagement through small sided gala days, free sessions and pathways.

If you are, or know someone who is/has;

  • Cerebal Palsy
  • Brain Acquired Injury
  • Stroke
  • Austism
  • Down Syndrome
  • Visually Impaired (totally or partially)
  • Deaf (hard of hearing totally or partially)


  • Mobility – 50 and over who want to keep active aka  “Walking Football”

If you know someone who you think would be interested in what Small Sided Football Association have to offer, please get in touch now!

Email: info@smallsidedfa.com


Call: 03 9794 0066 or 0414 393 700

You are welcome.

The 16th D.S.S.S vs Police SC Game

A comment  from a police officer :

Just wanted to touch base after another fantastic day with the Doveton Special Soccer School on the 8th of April.  Firstly, I hope myself and Jacko were suitable replacements for Ron “the special one” Sinclair.

Thank you to Carlos, volunteers and the other helpers on the day.  The work you guys do is amazing, and it is clear to see how beneficial it is to everyone involved in the Doveton Special Soccer School.  I think I can speak for all the members attending on the day how rewarding it is to see the smiles and laughs from everyone playing soccer.  The facilities at Soccer 5’s is fantastic and I look forward to many more games against the DSSS at this venue.

Thank you once again to Jamie and the team at Melbourne Victory who again showed their commitment to community engagement by providing tickets and merchandise bags on the day.

This is a fantastic annual event that has and will continue to be heavily supported by our club. Thank you once again to all those that played or attended on the day. I know there were a few last-minute drop outs due to uncontrollable events but thanks for putting your hand up anyway!

Thank you once again to everyone involved.




And on behalf of D.S.S.S  we like to thanks to all the police sc players for the commitment and sportsmanship for our players,also thanks Alex and Matt for organized the trip to AMMI Park for the Melbourne Victory vs Wellington Phoenix  ,once again thanks.