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I would like to thanks to everyone who come along to celebrated our club 25th Anniversary, was fantastic to see again five of the original players, Belinda,Carmelo,Raymond,Adam James and David.

To those peoples who help our club in the pass and present big THANK YOU.

Doveton Special Soccer School 25th Anniversary

                                                                   By By Casey Neill,Journalist Start News Group

Doveton Special Soccer School has supported the community for the past 25 years.
Founder Juan Carlos Loyola gathered past players and volunteers to celebrate the milestone at Dandenong RSL on Sunday 18 March.
He said about 90 people attended and the club had fielded 1150 players over the years.
“We got five old players who started with us 25 years ago,” he said.
“It was emotional.”
Mr Loyola, 68, started the club for players with intellectual disabilities after retiring from playing in Victoria’s provisional soccer league.
He said the club provided social interaction, hope and friendship.
“When you start working with these people, you fall in love with them,” he said.
“My highlight was to represent my country as head coach of the international team in Sweden and Germany.”
His wife, Christina, encouraged him to start the school and has been by his side throughout the years.
“It’s a family commitment to run the club for 25 years,” he said.
The couple came to Australia in 1977 and still had only basic English skills come 1993.
“It was really, really difficult for us,” he said.
The club didn’t receive much government support, “maybe because we didn’t know how to approach them”, but slowly became known in the community.
Mr Loyola started to receive awards for his work, including the City of Greater Dandenong’s non-citizen of the year in 1999 and City of Casey’s volunteer of the year in 2001.
He received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the 2009 Australia Day honours, and numerous other certificates over the years.
“They opened the door,” he said.
Mr Loyola personally spends about 100 hours a month on club duties.
“The satisfaction just to see the happiness and the smiles in the players, this is the reward,” he said.
“I feel my duty is to keep going in this community.
“I’m more aware now of the necessity of sport for all these people.”
He worries about the services that will be available in 10 years’ time for the young people at the region’s specialist schools today.
“We are not prepared in sport, in accommodation, in work, in transport,” he said.
“All these four things, they are the strong issues that people with a disability face at the moment.
“The problem is with people today, we are too busy.
“Everything has to be in a hurry.
“We forget sometimes that people really need not money, but a few minutes of our time, even to say hell

Back to Training

We like to invite to any person with a disabilities  who love to try to play football      or ( Soccer)  and play games every Sunday this is you opportunity.

Officially we will start in our new home ground at

9 Brindley Street, Dandenong South, 3175, have a look in our facilities

 dandenong.soccer5s.com

Back to training Saturday 17th of February  from 10 am to 12 noon

( Summer time up to 31st of March) and from 1st of April from 1.30  to 3.30 pm.

This year we will play friendly games, league competition and the all Abilities Cup, Skills Competition and travel to AMMI Park Stadium for the game Melbourne Victory  versus  Willington  by  bus .

In the social  events in April weekend away in Phillip Island.

If you like to be park of a grand soccer club join us.

Special Invitation

Dear  players and  Family’s

 

Please join us in celebrating the 25th anniversary of Doveton Special Soccer School Inc. on Sunday 18th of March  at  Dandenong RSL ,      44-50 Clow St  from  1 pm to 3.30 pm.

Finger food and drinks will be provided. 

 We plan to make this occasion a special reunion with past and present players and their families who helped to make our soccer club the best in Victoria for players with disabilities. 

 All of you have been an important part of club life and have supported us during our ups and downs and we would like to make this event a memorable one for everyone.

 Hope you can join us and enjoy a wonderful celebration and reunion!

 RSVP before:  Friday 9th of March 2018.                                                        Or Call 0414 393 700 

 

Kinds Regards

 

Juan Carlos Loyola  OAM

Director of Soccer

2017 Presentation Night

23rd  Dinner Dance Presentation

Another fantastic night with 225 people joining our club for a night of dinner and dancing.

We have received great feedback about the night. We had many new people attending for the first time and they were very impressed.

This year the John Filmer Award , went  to a person who gives all the time and efforts  to our  club. This year the Winner was Jessica Caceres congratulation’s you deserved .

We also presented the Neil & Margaret Mulcahy Daisys Gardens supplies Award.

This Award is for the most dedicated family of the year ,  and the winning family was the Pollock Family.

Congratulations to all the award winners on the night, they are all well deserved.

A great big thank you to all the people that that have volunteered time to set up the hall and support  our club over the last 12 months. Without your help we could not operate the club to the standard that it is.

All Abilities Cup 2017

I would like to thank everyone who support  All Abilities program. To all the players on the day congratulation on an outstanding effort in the first All Abilities Cup for 2017. It was a privilege to see all players receiving their medals and trophies, all played very well, as a Soccer Director  my special thank you to all Doveton S.S.S committee members and coaches also to Soccer5s manager Jack Gillibrand and specials guests Gabrielle Williams MP state member for Dandenong, Kevin Milstein Director of Regan Milstein Foundation and Ben Roche Australia player of the Pararoo National Team….Awesome day,  congratulations  once again and we looking forward seeing you again at the next Cup.

Doveton Special Soccer School All Abilities Cup

We’re super excited as we are only 3 weeks away from our the All Abilities Cup  2017

Hopefully the majority of you have already seen our previous email and advertisement of the FREE ENTRY 5-A-SIDE Cup day held here @ Soccer5s in October Saturday 28th .

Please see below for registration details. 

We have multiple stages available and are being proudly supported by all  Doveton Special Soccer School  committee who is also hoping you can all join in the action PLUS we are welcoming the great event,   1 WEEK LEFT TILL REGISTRATION CLOSES! You have until 13th October to finalise your entries!

Please forward this information onto other groups and organisations if you know of more who would be interested, we’ve tried to touch base with everyone we can find online and within the network.

Please feel free to contact me if you wish to know any more questions about the Cup day.

bit.ly/soccer5sallabiltiescup17

Last Day All Abilities Football League

16th September was the last round of the inaugural FFV All Abilities League.

It was held at Knox on a sunny but extremely cold windy day. All the metro teams participated on the day with all players receiving medals at the end of each game.

It’s been a great experience to be involved in this league and to meet all the teams and volunteers. There have been a few hiccups along the way but at the end of the day our players got to play every second Saturday in a real league, the players have had many great experiences and made lots of new friends.

Doveton Special Soccer School wishes to acknowledge and thank all people that were involved with this league as it’s been a huge step forward for soccer for All Abilities.