Wendy Phillips

Country of birth: New Zealand

Family: Married, 3 children and 1 grandson

Hobby’s: Reading, Crafting, traveling and spending time with family.

Nickname: Wooze

My daughter Brooke has been playing soccer with Doveton Special Soccer School since 2008, It’s been a family affair with my husband coaching and my other daughter and her partner volunteering over the years as well.

I became the president about 8 years ago, I have enjoyed my time at the club, mixing with all the families, the carers and most importantly the players.

I have a background in health care and have a passion to support and care for people.

The players are so refreshing, and its very rewarding to say that our club gives all players a chance to play soccer regardless of their ability.

Paul Phillips

Country of birth:  New Zealand

Family: Married with 3 children and 1 grandson

Nickname: Uncle Fester

Hobby’s:  Riding my Harley, Watching Melbourne Storm, spending time with family and traveling.

My Daughter Brooke joined Doveton Special Soccer School in 2008 and really enjoyed it.

Over the years our family increasingly became more involved in the club.

I started to help out as a casual coach when I was available and enjoyed being around the players.

Over the last 10 years I have been coaching alongside Carlos every Saturday been away on many trips, the most challenging was China in 2019.

I developed a love of soccer from my father whom grew up in England and we followed the English Premiere league. Dad went for Liverpool and I secretly followed Manchester united.

As a Child I played soccer in New Zealand and represented Wellington in the regional league as a defender and a goalkeeper.

As a teenager I got into motorbikes and cars and soccer was more a social game for me, I still played but in the social league.

Wendy and I arrived in Australia in 1986, that’s when i became involved in softball as a player and a coach. Our whole family was playing softball on a Saturday for a few years, at the ground at 8am and last game finished at 6pm. They were very long days.

I have also played indoor cricket and indoor soccer for many years in Springvale.

I love being around the players, the challenges they present and seeing how happy they are to be playing the game we call soccer.