Morning Dino’s,
We’re now well & truly into the new season & we’ve played our first 2 games.
Just want to remind everyone that memberships are now due, a few have paid but most haven’t, so please see below for details.

PACKAGE 1: $150 – Includes membership fee’s for the year & a new polo shirt

PACKAGE 2: $120 Package – Includes membership for the year. (If you take this package & then purchase a new polo later, the polo will cost you an extra $55)

NEW POLOS & SHORTS: Our new club polos & shorts have arrived & look fantastic.
The club will subsidise the cost of our new shorts & they will now be just $20 each.
There are 2 ways you can pay. Either see Mike Grieve at training or you can pay online directly into our account. If paying online the bank details are below;

BSB: 036122 & ACC#: 490743 (Put your name as the reference)

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Under grey skies the Dinosaurs made their way to Busselton by bus or by car in one of the most timely arrivals in our club history. To have the time to get changed, have a warm up and get a pre-game address from the coach is something unfamiliar to anyone with any history in this club as it is usually a phone call to the opposing coach to apologise for our lateness and then straight into it. Well done to those involved with making this happen (Ace, Reeever, Grievesy,..)….now to the game.

After a stinging loss in round one the boys in tangerine came out of the blocks and put the first goal for the game on the board early, assisted by a slight breeze. It was actually perfect conditions for a night game, warmish with no dew and no rain and the standard of play in the first half reflected that with some good link ups, some one grab marks and nice hit up passing. After a short sharp address by Hally at half time, we set sail with the breeze in the 3rd and took back the lead to go into the last slightly in front.

Our own Rocky Miller decided he wasn’t wearing his close tag any more and after being asked to go for a cuppa once, sprayed the sniper assigned to him on his return and was invited to site down again. With some carry over points from last week, it could be a long night for the kid at Wednesday nights court hearing. Juice took the benching of his mate to heart and started to really crank up and keep us in the game.

The first 10 mins of the last was an arm wrestle before Busso found an extra man around the packs and kicked the final 3 goals to win by a couple. A few beers in the change rooms with the Maggies, watched the finish of the Blues win over the Weagles, did the presentations and it was out to Squares’ favourite pub…The Nard.

Best: M. Kelly, J. Curtis, J. Shaggenberg, M. Hogan, S. Rose, A King, J Reeves………..,……………,………..,M. Wharton

The dance floor was open for business and did the boys put on a show…. notables Luke Conforti, Rocky Miller and Murray Wharton. With a few water boys on the bus, we hit the road a little earlier than usual and so when it was discovered that ‘Angry’ Simbas was still at the pub, we returned with no great fuss. A suitable fine for him will be administered and a program to lift his profile will be undertaken. On arriving to Murray’s house the surprises kept coming as it was discovered that Airdy had overdone his supplement program and sacrificed his favourite shirt in an attempt to keep the bus up to a Go West standard. The bus continued and the esky stayed….the debrief continued into the night.

In summary, we are not quite Melbourne (they have won a game this year) but it is time to light the fuse and get on the board and sing what is regarded as the best song in the league, on the ground. With a bit of luck on the administrative side of things it would be nice to celebrate a win at our first legitimate home game (at Jurassic Park) vs the Collie Fossils on May 11.

More than a few laughs had as per usual and a good effort put in on and off the track….see you all Wednesday night for an ANZAC standard training.



Dino’s I have spoken to the Magpies today & can confirm our next game, which is on next Saturday (20th) will be played in Busselton starting at 5pm.

We will confirm during the week if we are going to take a bus down or just make your own way to Busselton.

With a bit of luck our new Polos & shorts will be here for this week.


Our football club was presented with Country Club of 2013 and a very big part of that honour was down to the work The Dalyellup Dinosaurs Footy Club did for The Variety Club ( Have a quick look at what the charity gets involved with and if you are interested in helping at this years event/s or interested in putting on a fund raising exercise, please let Andy or Muzz know.

The idea of the Car Cruise is to have some fun while seeing how some of the funds raised were spent and meeting some interesting people who are also raising some dough for those less fortunate than ourselves. It can be viewed in a bit more detail at

DDFC – The story of a little car that could….barely get over the line (car fine, occupants in need of a lube and oil after 3 days of ‘cruising’)

Car 68 (FRAN) pilots:

Murray Wharton

Craig Hall

Ben Johnson

Bill Keech

Scott Sarre (Super Sunday Sub)


Friday 22nd March

5am wake up, pick Steven Wells up in Dardanup and make way to Chateau Wharton then off to get the very excitable Coach Hall.

Craigs txt message sums his/our enthusiasm for the weekend ahead quite nicely.

“👴+👱+👨+👦+🚗= 🍻🎉 and quite possibly 🚓🚒🚑 … Woohoo pick me up bitches! – insert cars and smiley faces”

A short drive to Armadale to Gwynne Park Primary school saw the Variety Club present an $80,000 bus which given the area the school is in will be graffitied within a week but was very welcomed by the staff and kids. There were 26 cars on the cruise, two from Bunbury and the rest from Perth and having them lined up on the oval was a great site…how none of them where hot wired and nicked is still a mystery to all.

With Captain Muzz at the wheel and Gunja doing the navigating, it was down to Hall and Keech to keep the fluids up for all of us and by the time we hit the Wheatbelt, the grain crops weren’t the only things that looked like they’d been run over by a Massey Ferguson. Our lunch stop was at Darkan PS and time for Muzz to reacquaint himself with an old flame who happened to be the deputy headmaster (cue Gone with the Wind music) and hand the driving duties over to Gunj. Craig assumed the position of navigator so it should be no surprise that a precession of great little pubs like Boyup Brook were visited on our way to a great evening at Bridgetown where we where presented with a magnetic sticker that said we were a ‘top 5 car’ for our fund raising.


Saturday 23rd March

As Craig retrieved a cigi lighter from his boxers at breakfast (a bit was obviously left out from the night before), the non drivers in the car busied themselves with replenishing the body and having a laugh about the night before. It was then off on a lazy driving day to Manjimup, Pemberton, Karridale and eventually Margaret River. Fran had had a wheel issue in the wheatbelt and Muzz had her a new shoe ferried out to Bridgetown…we were about to thank our lucky stars that he did as a kid on a bike road out of the forest and into our path between Karridale and Margaret River. When the screeching of tyres and the smoke had cleared, nobody was hurt but it was a very near thing and we all felt very lucky to not have added to the road toll. The night was spent watching the Dockers weigh anchor against the Weagles and at the pub where Muzz arm wrestled a Robert Plant look alike called Lisa.


Sunday 24th March

We drove back to Bunbury after a great breaky put on by the Australian Underwater Hockey team, via a great lunch of oysters and prawns at Meelup bay and a few drinks at Chateau Wharton. The gala night at the Sanctuary was hosted by an Austin Powers in personator and saw us dressed up as dodgy looking ghost busters (Scotty as our ghost) and with just enough juice in the tank, we cranked it over for another big night which culminated in car 68 being awarded ‘Number 1 fund raiser’ on the cruise for the second year in a row.


Monday 25th March

A quick trip to College Row school for breaky where 25 severely handicapped kids where presented with the funds for a $46,000 roof over their playground saw the end of the cruise for car 68. These kids reminded everyone just how hard life is for some of our most unfortunate.



A magnificent trip, very well organised by Variety and plenty of fun for all the participants. There is a rumour doing the rounds about a second Dinosaur car entering next years event which would most definitely put the cats amongst the pigeons.

Gangsters in Bridgetown Gunja takes a breather Meelup in style P is for Pest Preview to the cruise Rub a chinaman for luck sarrey subs in for the pest Wheatbelt pub Pub in the hills Pemberton line up Murray takes on an English rose in Margs Karridale pub Car 68 crowned # 1 Bunbury boys on the cruise Boyup Brook Pub Bonding in the wheatbelt 80K Bus to an Armadale school