Round 3 2016 Dinos Vs Fossils

Hey Dinos,

Apologies for the late wrap, its been hectic here in Dino land.

And thanks for the fines to remind me that you do all in fact look forward to the media wrap each post game, was beginning to think Keechys words of wisdom were only for my amusement.

Here goes – Round 3 2016 Dinos Vs Fossils

Wayne Carey bangs on about June-July being big boy months due to the weather, well maybe he just lives on the wrong side of this big brown land cos a beautiful sunny June afternoon under a big blue West Aussie sky greeted us for our first home game of the year.

With the hint of casserole in the air and a familiar Warrick Welded plume of smoke drifting heavenly, the universally respected Fossils rolled into town hardened on dredging, dewatering and devouring marron the size of Ford Lasers.

Dino’s lost the toss and kicked into a strong breeze. Muzz injected himself into the centre and decided that not using the wind would be a crime so launched towards his own goals. Fortunately this was a rare forward thrust for the Fossils and the ball was locked in our forward 50 for most of the quarter. We were a little wasteful in front of goals but with a strong midfield and running wings, the signs were there that after 5 years of looking for a 4 quarter game on Jurassic Park, this was gonna be tangerine time.

The Fossils lost 2 players during the 2nd term to a Juice Liverpool Kiss and a Waller tackle which was straight out of Jack Ziebell’s hand book. 40 is an old Collie kid and many of the Fossils his old school mates so he pulled a packet of winny reds and a stick mag out of his footy bag and renewed old times with the light footed Kain Cuppy Quarrill rolled into the deal which will surely be remembered as one of the trades of 2016.

The second half saw the mids continue and the forwards get amongst the goals with Reidy and Kingy in particular powering to the line. For good measure, the ever alert Shredder fed coach Maybs a couple of assists late to ensure he’ll line up in his favoured position next game.

Big up to Muzz for the fires, pressure cleaning the pav and generally firing everyone up to make the day/night what it was. The ladies n Kev in the kitchen and all the families who put together a dish or even just came along and tucked into the wine, Hammer’s little heroes running water never left a man hanging for a sip, the crew setting up and cleaning up the oval and Pav the next day. Thanks to 40 and Cuppy who got fossilised at half time to help out the boys from Collie without doing a Hall and completely jumping the fence. Well bloody done to Fanta for donning the fluoro for the first time and orchestrating a bruise free brand of footy. Congratulations also to Barberry (Barbs/Mayberry) on their coaching debut on the tricky dimensions of the Jurassic Park track… 1 from 1. Nice work also from Haousty for channelling his carnival folk genes and running the novelty games….everyone’s a winner !!

Best: Dools, Salty, Reidy, Kingy, Rowey, Juice, Macca, Wal, Barbs, Shano ‘the barbarian’ C.

Congratulations to Dools and Mill on 50 games of Dino footy and in Dool’s case, probably another 20 played for other teams at carnivals.

Pics will be posted once Mrs Fantarazzi approves the final cut.

Pictures are here

First Game of 2016

Hi All,

Please see correspondence below from The Leschenault Crabs President Shaun with Regards to our first fixture game of 2016.

Hello Presidents

Round 1 at Leschenault Sports Pavilion 

Date:Saturday, April 30
Address: leisure drive, Australind
All games on oval 6.
Changeroom available to all.
Meals and drinks available.
First drinks on us.

I have made the quarters (or halves) 
15 min long with a 5 min break between each game. Each team has two games in a row to give you a whole game.
All games will be finished by 6pm.

Sharks V Crabs 2:00
Sharks V Waroona 2:40
Dino V Waroona 3:20
Dino V Crabs 4:00
Waroona V Crabs 4:40
Sharks V Dino. 5:20

We will discuss at training car pooling opportunities and or bus if required


Fanta #2


Wongan Hills Carnival 2016

The clouds gathered on a stormy Saturday morning and with all 16 Dinos on time at 6.30am, the Go West luxury coach pulled out from the Pav towards Treendale to pick up the final Dino. As we approached the pick up point there he was dressed in the Dino suit waving the magnetic board…quite brilliant Wal!!


Fanta aka Shia Lebeouf held the wheel with two good hands and peddled with one good foot for the next 5 hours. We knew we were getting close when a station wagon with 5 huskys and a number plate that read ‘WOLFWGN’ pulled into the service station and we arrived at 11.30am with an hour to chuck our gear in the hotel and get to the ground.


To ease us into the tourney, the promoters had put the powerhouse of the metro up against the little mouse that roared. The Northern Warriors are a strong club with 4 teams of various age groups so it was a fair challenge.


Maybs called us in and devised a strategy that would see us get numbers in the middle of the ground with wings in and fwd flanks spreading wide.


The game went according to script when we play the warriors and were down 4 goals to zip in the first half but then a beautiful thing happened…we held the Warriors scoreless for the second half and walked off with a bit of a strut. Wal played a sweeping defensive mid role to perfection and along with Dooly cut off many forward thrusts, Hoggs was solid in the air and on the ground and Manga and Bask gave us first use in the guts.


The next game vs Kingsway (another multi-team metro outfit) wasn’t until 4.30pm and the final game of the Wongan Carnival. We loaded up with sugary drinks and lollies and although now semi-diabetic, we were ready to bring the carnival home. Fanta had come on during the first game for a small run to see how his busted leg would hold up and decided he could play at full forward against Kingsway. I thought watching Wally Lewis play a SoO game for NSW with a broken arm was inspirational but Fanta bumps him off the guts pedestal with a display that had him kicking 100% of our goals for the carnival (a feat surely never to be repeated). Murray F45 flying down the wing and taking a bounce in front of the adoring pavilion crowd a highlight (until ball hit the ground and bounced end over end with expletives from the gentleman welder coming thick and fast). Pothole lived up to his name and together with Cup Cake Quarrill would both be a nightmare to get a kick on with a never say die attitude that is the mark of a good backman, Stevie ‘Ray’ Cahill presented out of a fwd pocket, Marko ‘The Butcher’ Cahill needs a sign that says ‘Wrong way, back out’ and blocked things up, Gunja ran all day on a wing and swung back and forward in a typical display that confounds his 50+ years on the planet, PD must have taken half a doz intercept marks for the game and 40 put together one of his best games with a doz possessions and stamped 2016 as a break out for the man with more moves Micky J on the dance floor. A special mention goes to Tim ‘Capt Jack’

Sparrow who only came down to the club on rego day knowing nobody but jumped on the bus and slotted right in. The final result went slightly against us in game 2 but a solid effort from all.


After a few beers and a chat to the opposition, we were all feeling pretty good about ourselves and ready to get back to the hotel for a shower and out into the night. Our Man of Steel Muzza must have thought we looked a bit too comfortable in defeat and gave us a dose of reality with a, ‘not a bad effort considering what we had’…firm but firm was the way of this father and so too his son.


The presentations were well organised and the Dino choccies went to 3 deserving warriors in Wal, Hoggs and Fanta.


Congrats to all the boys for putting in during both games and setting the year up. Dinner was a smorgasbord from the paddock and vege patch and we sat down in the magnificent open plan bar with big screen TV to watch the derby.


Following the game, the band ‘….something Bells’ kicked up on the back of a truck in front of the pavilion…sensational. Capt Jack Sparrow jumped into the Dino suit and entertained the crowd, a group of nudists appeared on top of the bands’ truck (one looked very familiar), and we danced/stumbled into the night.





The next morning was a typical day after the night before scenario…heads bowed and the long 5 hour trip home in front of us. We reached the Daly Pav by 1pm and everyone slapped each other on the back and disappear to their families pretending they could do it all again that night.


Well done to Fanta in particular for not only getting us safety back home but for a massive effort playing when we were short. A big up to Muzz for his borderline harassment strategies to make what will be an absolute lock for next year.


See you on the track boys and lets make 2016 a cracker !


Keech #23

For more photos Click HERE


Dinos Vs Kaardas 16.03.2016


Wednesday 16.03.2016 was the start of something exciting. Barbs organised a hit out with the Kaardas boys and wowee was it spectacular!!

We hope to make this a regular event as those young fellas can really play. I’m sure they got a lot out of the experience but maybe not as much as us old fellas did.

Huge thank you to everyone who made this possible especially Barbs, Shane and Brodie and Mario and Eli for filling in as well as the rest of the crew that pulled on the jumper to make the team. And thank you to the Dinos who helped with setting up the field and Maybs for Umpiring alongside Shane.





Wednesday Training 16th March 2016

Hey Dinos,

Due to the Bunbury Cup this Thursday Coach Maybs and Coach Barbs have scheduled a Wednesday scratch match for training this week.

For those who are unaware Barbs has taken a position on the Clontarf teaching program which is directed at young indigenous males with a focus on football and study .

( Click Here for more info on the Clontarf program )

He has a group of young guys years 8-12 that just want to play footy  ( and who can blame them ) .. He has organised the young blokes for a Wednesday night game at 5.30pm .

Please ensure we are all there in our Dino game gear around 5pm We will have spare jumpers for anyone who doesn’t have one yet.

This is a fantastic opportunity for all parties as the young fellas can teach us old boys some new tricks and we can impart our worldly wisdom upon them in return: Win -Win

See ya There

Fanta #2

Dinos Registration Day


Hey All,

Registration for the 2016 season will be on Sunday the 3rd of April at the Dalyellup Sports Pavilion (Jurassic Park)

Rego details as follows:

Base rate for 2016: $120 includes WA AFL Masters Registration

Also available to order on the day are:

Shorts and socks pack: $30

Game Bag with name/number and Dinos logo: $50

Dinos Hat: $10 or included with bag if paid for on Registration Day

Breakfast will be provided.

Captain Muz has offered up an awesome incentive to get down to the rego day. If you register for the 2016 season and pay on the day you will go into the draw to win your registration free!!


Wongan Hills Carnival

Hey all,

Just a quick post about the Wheatbelt AFL Masters Carnival 2016

Its on in April at Wongan Hills Sports Oval and Pavillion and will be hosted by the Wheatbelt Boomers

Details are:

DATE: Saturday April 9th 2016northern20warriors20logo2922Wheatbelt Boomers

TIME: 11am


Wongan Hills Sports Oval and Pavillion

WHO: 8 Teams

Vic Park Pigs Warnbro Swansbunbury20sharks20logo1924kalgoorlie20logo7563

Kalgoorlie Saints

Bunbury Sharks

Northern Warriors

Kingsway Vic Park Pigsdalyellup20logo6758kingsway20afl20masters20logo205299

Warnbro Swans

Dalyellup Dinosaurs

And The Wheatbelt Boomers

There will be a Canteen available plus an evening meal and presentations and There will also be a Live Band for Entertainment.

Dinos will be staying at the Local so it should be a cracker!!