Information Pack

Drouin Dragons Soccer Club
The DDSC is a diverse and multicultural soccer club located in Drouin, the gateway to Gippsland, with close proximity to Melbourne, the snow fields and beach & coastal areas.

The Club was established in 1975, making 2015 the 40th Anniversary for DDSC. The DDSC are affiliated with the Gippsland Soccer League, Football Federation of Victoria (FFV) and Football Federation of Australia (FFA).
DDSC has a membership base of approximately 160 players, ranging from ages 5 to 50. Each year we field six junior teams, ranging from Under 6’s to Under 16’s, as well as Senior Men’s, Reserves and Senior Women’s.

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All teams play in the South Gippsland Soccer League which includes Lang Lang, Inverloch, Wonthaggi, Prom Coast, Phillip Island, Mirboo North, Korumburra and Leongatha.

Recent History
South Gippsland Soccer League
Premierships
Senior Men’s – 2016
Under 16’s – 2016
Reserve Men’s – 2015
Under 13’s – 2015
Senior Women’s – 2014
Senior Men’s – 2015

Runner’s Up
Senior Women’s – 2015
Under 16’s – 2015
Under 14’s – 2016
Under 12’s – 2016

Drouin Club Champions 2015 – Voted Best Club in the South Gippsland Soccer League

League Champions
Senior Men’s – 2015
Reserves – 2015
Under 16’s – 2015
Under 13’s – 2015
Senior Women’s – 2014

Gerry Marvin Cup Champions
Senior Men’s – 2014

Season 2017
The Fixture is usually confirmed and published a couple of weeks prior to the season commencement. When this becomes available from the GSL, the fixture will be uploaded to website and provided to the Warragul and Drouin Gazette.

Committee
The Club is run by a dedicated group of volunteers and relies on players, parents and extended family to support these volunteers.

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The Committee for 2018 are:
Jason Beer – President
Kathryn Cooper – Secretary
Pete Midgley – Treasurer
Jason Beer – Media Officer
TBC – Canteen Manager
Debbie Brown – Grants Officer
Jason Beer / Jeff Kittelty – Sponsorship Manager
Michelle Beer – Registrations Officer
Fiona Kittelty – General Committee
Jeff Kittelty – General Committee
Alan Silver – General Committee
Rebecca Martin – General Committee
Cassandra Phillipou – General Committee
Chris O’Dowd – General Committee

Game Day
South Gippsland League Game Day is played on a Sunday, with all age groups playing at the one venue. As we are in the South Gippsland League we travel to the following towns:
Korumburra, Lang Lang, Leongatha, Wonthaggi, Inverloch, Phillip Island, Mirboo North, Prom Coast

State League Games are played on a Saturday afternoon.

Games times will be advised via our Website and Facebook prior to the Season commencing.

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Club Communication
How we communicate to our players and parents is very important to us. The following avenues of communication are:

Website: Please check website for all information. We endeavor to update the website weekly with all Club News and results from the weekend games.
www.drouindragonssc.com.au

Facebook: Please “like” our Club Facebook page. Information is updated onto this site on a regular basis.
“Drouin Dragons SC”

Email: Emails can be sent to the President and Secretary on the following addresses.
ddsc.president@gmail.com
secretary.ddsc@gmail.com

Any communication regarding the Website and Facebook can be directed to Jason Beer via posting a message on our Facebook page or by completing the “Contact Us” page on our website.

Warragul and Drouin Gazette: We endeavour to get the weekly results published in the Warragul and Drouin Gazette during the playing season.

Club Calendar: A monthly calendar is placed on the wall in the clubrooms for players and parents to keep track of upcoming events/functions, game days and scheduled committee meetings.

Postal Address: Clubs postal address for all correspondence,
P.O Box 192
Drouin 3818

DDSC Contact Details
The Clubs phone number is 5625 3238. Note that the phone in the clubroom is only checked a few times during the Off Season.
Inquiries are best directed to the following people depending on the type of inquiry.

Registration Fees for 2018
Mini Roos (Under 6’s, 8’s & 10’s) – $110
Junior (Under 12’s, 14’s, Under 16 Girls, 16’s) – $190
GSL Senior Men, Reserves & Women – $270
State Seniors and Reserves – $350
• Unfortunately, No family discount is available

Fees must be paid in full by the 31st March 2018. Note that you must be a paid up member before you can play which includes the Korumburra Cup. If you are facing financial hardship, please discuss a payment plan with Michelle Beer (Registrations Officer)

Canteen/Cleaning & Game Day Duties
Parental & Player assistance is encouraged and is vital for the success of the club.
We require assistance for canteen duties, lines person, ground marshals, putting up and taking down nets for all game days.

Rosters will be set up this year for assistance in the canteen and cleaning duties.
Once placed on duty it will be your responsibility to attend your allotted time.

If unable to attend, it will be your responsibility to find a replacement and to inform Canteen Manager.

Players Code of Conduct
This code of conduct applies to all participants involved with the Drouin Dragons Soccer Club. Any breach thereof shall be subject to disciplinary action by the Drouin Dragons Soccer Club with possible expulsion from the club.
1. I will not engage in the use of crude, foul or abusive language that may be deemed offensive or engage in any conduct detrimental to the image of the game or the Drouin Dragons Soccer Club when on or off the field.
2. I will refrain from arguing with the referees and / or assistant referees regarding the decisions they make.
3. I will treat all participants, officials and spectators with respect and play by the laws of the game.
4. I will cooperate with my coach, teammates, referees and officials.
5. I will not use any banned substances or drugs of dependence throughout my involvement with the Drouin Dragon Soccer Club.
6. I will display good sportsmanship at all times.

Parents Code of Conduct
This code of conduct applies to the parents and guardians. Any breach thereof shall be subject to disciplinary action by the Drouin Dragons Soccer Club with possible expulsion of your children from the club.
1. Remember that children play sport for their enjoyment, not yours.
2. Encourage children to participate, do not force them.
3. Focus on the child’s effort efforts and performance, rather than winning or kicking goals.
4. Encourage the children to always participate according to the rules.
5. Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a game.
6. Remember that children learn best by example
7. Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.
8. Show appreciation for the coaches, officials and administrators.
9. Respect the facilities that are being used.

Apparel
Players and Parents are required to purchase the following items to be worn on game day which can be purchased from the canteen.
Club approved socks ($15)
Club approved Shorts ($15)

Players and Parents are required to provide Shin Pads and Soccer Boots purchased from any sporting store.
The Club provides every player with a Game Day Strip (shirt). The Mini Roos and Juniors Strips are handed out and returned on Game Day. While the Seniors / Reserves and Woman’s Team’s Strips are retained by the players during the season.

At the end of the season, the Strip is to be returned to the Club. Failure to do so will result in a $50 fine payable to the DDSC.

Club Functions
The DDSC holds a number of social and family events throughout the year and we encourage all of its members, families and friends to attend.

Upcoming Events will be communicated via Facebook and the DDSC Website

Sponsors
As with any sporting club, Sponsors play an important role in helping us to achieve our goals in giving back to our members.

Here a just a few ways that Sponsorship has benefited the Drouin Dragons Soccer Club.
1. New drainage and resurfacing to both Senior and Junior Pitches
2. Numerous game day awards for all age groups
3. Trophies for end of season awards
4. Complete Club fit out of new playing strips
5. Various sporting equipment

Your continued support of our Sponsors is extremely important in our success as a Club to keep providing quality upgrades in the future.

In 2018, we are extending the change rooms to provide separate facilities for Woman and Girls. This is very exciting, but with any venture it requires funding. The Baw Baw Shire provided a Grant of $50,000 while the State Government chipped in with a whopping $100,000. Work is scheduled to commence in February 2018.
Through Sponsorship, grants and local community funding we will continue to raise funds for projects such as new lighting for the pitches.