Under 11 Fixtures are now online

B&DSA has just published under 11 fixture.

Link is here:


Daylesford under 11s have a bye for the first round.  So actual first game for Daylesford under 11s will be on 4th of May in Ballarat.


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Round 3 : Seniors vs Sebastopol Vikings

Saints draw in a bruising encounter

Daylesford Seniors fought out a fiery battle 1-1 draw against former Division 1 champions Sebastopol Vikings, continuing the bitter rivalry between the two clubs over the past two decades. The game was marred with red and yellow cards, loutish behavior and some hot tempers, with Daylesford playing out the last 20 minutes of the second half with only ten men.

The tempo was set early on, with Vikings steaming into some early tackles with fire and brimstone, attempting to batter Jeremy Fullerton, Harry Robb and Zoran Drogriski into submission. Despite this, no yellow cards were awarded to either team by the referee, setting the tone for a free flowing and hot blooded encounter. Vikings looked the better time early on, with Justin Robson creating some early chances with weaving runs, and James Maggi having a few shots on target. Ivan Carter was moved on Robson, to quieten him down, keeping the former state league striker goalless for the match, and unable to influence the game.

Daylesford was starting to find rhythm through Dragi Koleski and Zoran Drogriski, to setup a great chance for Jeremy Fullerton, who was brought down in the penalty area. Captain courageous Shanka Hackenburger smashed down the penalty kick, despite having to deal with a mountain of abuse and banter from the Vikings players, some personal and somewhat offensive.

Mehdi had a chance to put the result beyond Vikings, with a one on one chance against the keeper, after another great pass from Drogriski, but unfortunately he sprayed he shot wide. Halftime score was 1-0 to Daylesford, but tensions were running high, with pushing and shoving against Hackenburger behind play, and some late dangerous tackles.

Daylesford started the second half in good form, but quickly lost momentum after the sending off of Drogriski, after a dangerous late challenge took him out, and he reacted unaccordingly. This only stirred the hornets, with Vikings flooding around Drogriski, pushing him about, and result in one red card and one yellow card. Vikings took control from that moment onwards, with Daylesford on the defensive, and Vikings scoring the equalizer with only four minutes to go.

Overall a useful result against an experienced team, but the three points were with Daylesford if not for the sending off. Danny kKinear had a great debut, along with Andrew Barnam, Jarrod Prosier, and Harry Robb in defense. A fierce game to watch, setting up for an interesting away game in Sebastopol in 9 weeks.

Score: 1-1

Best:  Dragi Koleski, Ivan Carter, Jarrod Prosier, Andrew Barnham, Harry Robb.


Posted in Match Results, Seniors

Autumn Newsletter

2014 Autumn Newsletter

Hello and a warm welcome to our second newsletter in 2014. Please find some news and important information about the upcoming 2014 season with DHUSC. See you all soon!


- Under 13s and Under 15s first game 2014 Season:

Sunday 6th April (see online fixture)

- Under 11s and Under 9s first game 2014 Season:

Sunday 27th April (fixture TBA soon)

- Training for Juniors and Seniors:

Every Wednesday from 4.30pm and 6pm

- WestHam International Junior Soccer Tryout:

Thursday 9th and Friday 10th April: Ballarat

- Ballarat Red Devils SC vs South Melbourne FC

Saturday 3rd May: 3:00 PM Moreshead Park

  • Ballarat and District Soccer Association Fixtures online: All TEAMS!

You can find all of the fixtures online on the site below, for the juniors and seniors. Please remember to keep checking the fixtures, as they will change from time to time as grounds become available and new teams enter or withdraw from competitions:


  • Daylesford will field an Under 11s this season but we need more players!

Calling all players 11 years old this year or next year – WE NEED YOU for the under 11s.

We’ve made the commitment to field a team but we are still three or four short. If you’d like to have a go, experienced or not, come to Victoria Park on Wednesday afternoon and experience the round ball game you’re almost certain to get on the squad.

Contact: JUNIOR MANAGER: John Mayger, Juniors, 041223053

  • Under 9s in 2014:

Numbers for the Under 9s are looking great for 2014. Under the experienced Danny Koleski, the Under 9s are having a lot of fun and learning fast, with numbers swelling to nearly 20 interested children. The club is hoping to start the Under 9s season on Sunday April 27th, playing before the Under 9s. The club is yet to decide if an Under 9s will be entered into the BDSA competition, or instead round robin internal competition will be played between the 20 odd players every second Sunday, when the Under 11s play at home.

Please let Danny Koleski (0403 184 395) know if your child is keen on playing in the Under 9s, and if you would prefer a team entered into the BDSA Competition, or instead they play every second week at home between the Daylesford players.

  • Registration 2014:

In order to make the game as accessible to players as we possibly can the club works hard at providing the cheapest registration fees in the Ballarat League. Player registration fees are subsidised by ongoing fundraising and sponsorship building efforts made by the club.

How to Register (fully explained at http://www.daylesfordsoccerclub.com/2014-registration/)

Registration is done via a website called myfootball club. The Football Federation has mandated that for 2013 registration must be done by players themselves via this website. If you are having trouble registering please contact us and we will try to help.

Firstly you need to goto the website http://www.myfootballclub.com.au/

Goto Registration option and select Player registration.

2014 Fee Structure



Registration cost




Juniors (under 13, 15)



Mini Roos (Under 11)



  • Registration Discounts for Club Volunteers

The club thrives on the support of its volunteer base covering a variety of tasks such as administrative, coaching, event organising, canteen and grounds keeping. To help support our club’s volunteers and encourage more people to volunteer to support the club, volunteers can receive a 50% discount on fees for themselves and all members of their family. Volunteer in an environment that is also rewarding socially and for your personal development. Ask us about what roles are on offer if you are interested in volunteering for a 50% discount on fees for themselves and all members of their family.

WE URGENTLY NEED A GROUND MARKER (Possibly paid role): Please contact Ivan Carter 0422 605 953

  • CONNECT WITH US ON Facebook and website: www.daylesfordsoccerclub.com

You can now find us on facebook, by searching for “Daylesford& Hepburn United Soccer Club”. We upload photos, match reports and information about training and game times to this site regulary, and hope to increase the use in 2014. We also have a website: www.daylesfordsoccerclub.com

You can also send us photos to be uploaded to this site and contribute to the match results on gameday. We also like to post soccer news from the Ballarat region and any important upcoming social events.

Come and join us at Daylesford & Hepburn United Soccer Club on facebook.


  • Ballarat Red Devils first home game in the Australian National Premiere League 2014

The new league national premier league will be huge for Ballarat soccer, and will enable players to play against some of the top young players in Australia. It will also give soccer fans a team to follow locally that will play in Ballarat every second week.

First home game at the brand new stadium Moreshead Park, Ballarat:

Ballarat Red Devils SC vs South Melbourne FC

3:00 PM / Sat 3 May

  • HAVE YOUR SAY- DHUSC to develop 5 year plan

We want to hear from players, volunteers, family and supporters regarding your ideas for the future direction of DHUSC. In the coming months, we will hold a planning session to develop the framework for our 5 Year Strategic Plan. Prior to this planning session, we want to hear from everyone regarding your ideas, suggestion and goals for the club over the next five years.

Please fill out the online survey below, which is anonymous:


Key Contacts:

- JUNIOR TEAM MANAGER ENQUIRES: John Mayger, 041223053

- SENIOR TEAM MANAGER ENQUIRES: Ivan Carter, 0422605953

Posted in News

Round 1: Seniors vs Ballarat Red

Daylesford hammers Ballarat Red 9-1

Daylesford Soccer Club has came out goals blazing with an emphatic 9-1 win over Ballarat Red on Sunday at Victoria Park. The result surprised everyone, with Ballarat fielding a younger and less experience squad that expected.

The result was never in doubt, with the speedster Harry Robb opening the goal fest after 10 minutes, and Abdel Benneni scoring two great goals in the first 30 minutes. Ballarat looked a shadow of their former selves from last season, and were busy all game trying to stop Daylesford from scoring double figures.

Caption: Captain Shanka Hackenburger glides down the wing towards goal
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Posted in Match Results, News, Seniors

Daylesford will field an under 11′s this season but we need more players! Girls and boys welcome!

Calling all players 11 years old this year or next year – WE NEED YOU for the under 11′s.

We’ve made the comittment to field a team but we are still three or four short. If you’d like to have a go, experienced or not, come to Victoria Park this Wednesday afternoon and experience the round ball game you’re almost certain to get on the squad.

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The Daylesford and Hepburn United Soccer Club has finished off an enjoyable pre-season with a series of friendly matches against Sunbury FC on Sunday. Daylesford played an Under 9s, Under 13s, Under 15s and Seniors against Sunbury FC, who play in State League NW League.

It was the first competitive match the Under 9s have played in a decade, and everyone enjoyed the enthusiasm and fun to be had by the Under 9s early on Sunday morning. The numbers were strong for Daylesford, a good sign for the growing club, with plenty of interest from players and parents alike.

under9s sunbury mar14 team shot

Unfortunately the Under 11s are still struggling for numbers, so no match was organised in this age group. Any interested players for the Under 11s team must attend training on Wednesday to ensure a team is entered.

The Under 13s had a competitive game on the big pitch, their first full game for the season, and managed to score a few goals against a fierce opposition. All players can hold their head up high after keeping up with their experienced opposition. Highlights were some great passing and goals from the attackers and some brilliant defending from the solid backline, which did its job on many occasions.

under 13's sunbury mar14

The Under 15s were outstanding, with a show of dominance over their Sunbury opposition throughout the game. There was plenty of goals from many players, including a series of shots that hit the cross bar from Paris Ibrahim-Katsis, who has signed with the Ballarat Red Devils NPL Under 15s this season. He will be dearly missed in this team. Daylesford were easy victors in the Under 15s, and look ot have a great season ahead under new coach Michael Barnes. Unfortunately Marcus MacIntosh has had to return to the UK, with visa issues. He will be missed by players, parents and supporters alike, and hopes to return in the future.

under 15s sunbury mar14

The seniors cruised to a 3-1 victory, with some great goals from Mehdi, Abdel Bennani and Zoran Drogriski. Harry Robb had a brilliant first half, as did Murray Pelham and Andrew Barnham. The second half was a slow match, as Daylesford tired, and Sunbury’s youth ruled the midfield. Daylesford had Jarrod Prosser to thank for the scoreline, who saved on many occasions.

seniors sunbury mar 14

The season will start in two weeks, on Sunday March 30th, with a 7 aside preseason tournament next weekend in Ballarat. The fixtures will be available over the coming week on this site

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Daylesford teams will play away friendly matches this Sunday 16th at Sunbury.

Teams have been already contacted by text. All welcome to attend, it’s only an hour away.

Here are the details.

under 9′s 11am junior pitch
under 13′s 11.30 senior pitch
under 15′s 1pm senior pitch
seniors 3pm senior pitch

Langama park, Mitchells Rd., Sunbury.

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GALA SOCCER DAY and Sunbury Friendly matches

Saints Gala day-19Todays perfect weather set the tone for a brilliant days soccer at Vic Park Daylesford.

The under 11/13′s group playes a match amongst themselves follwed by the under 15′s vs. Sunbury at Noon and the Seniors playing Sunbury at 2pm.

Here below are pics from the Under 15′s and seniors matches – if anybody has pics from the under 13′s we’d love to have them to add.

We’ll add match reports over the next few days.

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FINALLY our pitch has been repaired (as of yesterday) so we have the go ahead for our long planned Gala Day.
This Sunday is the day. We will have food, music and soccer.
The under 11′s and 13′s play a match against themselves at 11am, then at noon the under 15′s play a friendly against a Sunbury side. At 2pm the seniors will play Sunbury.
There will be a sausage sizzle with some vegetarian options, coffee tea and cold drinks, or if you prefer bring your own food and drink.
At noon on Saturday (tomorrow) we will have a ONE HOUR WORKING BEE to prepare the rooms for Sunday. Please attend if you are free.

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2014 Registration Day

This Sunday, 16th of February is the clubs registration day.  Come along to receive information on registration. You can register on the day if you like.  Our canteen and a BBQ will also be running and there will be social soccer.

The day kicks off from 12 pm at our home ground : Vic Park Daylesford.

More information on registration for 2014 can be found on our website here: http://www.daylesfordsoccerclub.com/2014-registration/


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Upcoming Events

  • April 30, 2014 4:00 pmJunior and Youth Training
  • April 30, 2014 6:00 pmSenior Training
  • May 3, 2014 11:00 amFree Coaching Course
  • May 7, 2014 4:00 pmJunior and Youth Training
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