So on the eve of our second Perth Carnival, The Dinosaurs contemplate the enormous task ahead. Our draw has the sleepy seaside estate of Dalyellup taking on 3 major cities in Mandurah (Makos), Kalgoorlie and Geraldton (Mariners)….without our captain in Murray Wharton, our playing coach in Stephen Stewart, the dominant centre half forward of the comp in Shane Jones, our dual twin towners tap ruckmen in Dan Mangan and Scott Sarre, and our best player of 2012 and a shoe in for all star status in Mike Kelly.

If there was any hint of reservation within the camp, it was not evident at our last training on Tuesday 14th August. It could have been one of our best hit outs for the year and a steely resolve to put our best foot forward was obvious. The new jumpers have just arrived, they look fantastic and has given the group a bit of a lift. We even have Yellow Submarine music done in a footy song theme (complete with trumpets/bugles) which will be played as we run out onto the ground for each game. This year we will have a tent which will carry our generous sponsor’s signage [Barbados, Warrick Welding, Go Go on Hold, The Parks Centre, Nexus, Summit Homes SW, Gard & Assocs, Southern Lock, Bunbury Wholesale Motors, Go West, Progress Physio, and The Bunbury Mail]

The social side of things are set and have been put together by Kev Pears and Bill Keech with Haoosty (as his new jumper states) providing the wheels for the trip. Friday night will be spent at the luxurious Carlton Hotel with Alderney on Hay again acting as the lodgings for 2012 with The Han Palace also making a comeback as our restaurant for the evening on Saturday. Ace will be the liaison officer on the morning of the carnival and will be there waiting when the bus with ‘Yellow Submarine’ blearing out arrives at the ground.

Perth Carnival squad : Craig Hall, David Haoust, Kevin Pears, Bill Keech, Paul Delaney, Jay Curtis, Jamie Reeves, Darren Gittos, Dave White, Chris Simbas, Luke Gray, Simon Rose, Troy Corton, Stuart Parnell, Jason Heal, Steve Baskerville, Nick Ogden, Andy Cameron , Mike Grieve , Lee Hutton , Chris Cameron, Mick Hoggan , Justin Miller, Andrew King, Brett Moulton, Pearsys mate from Darwin and the non-playing Frank Vardaro. (theres also been a few whispers of guest appearace of couple of the boys from Wembley old boys)

Let’s all just hope that nobody loses an eye due to Craig (The Pest) Hall’s box of tricks.


This year’s Dinosaurs wind up function will be held on Saturday 8th September @ the VIP Function room @ Barbados.


It will be a great night with a selection of the following;

  • Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Salt & Pepper Squid
  • Stuffed Prawns
  • Pulled Pork Rolls
  • Chicken Kebabs
  • Lamb Kebabs
  • Sushi (Chicken and Vegetable)
  • Fish Cakes

The club is paying for the meal & drinks will be at Bar prices (some drinks will be provided by the club)

It’s a good excuse for the all of the ladies to get dressed up & let their hair down & the boys can don their Safari suits.

Please contact Keechy for more details & advise of your attendance via our website, Facebook, Twitter (@DalyellupDinos) or his email bill@southernlock.com.au

Perth Carnival – Training Next Week

Good afternoon Dino’s,

Quick update re the next weeks Perth Carnival. Training this week will be on Tuesday @ Jurassic Park @ 6.30pm.

Our new jumpers have arrived & we’ll have them @ Training for those who will be there.

Pearsy has told me we have around 21 players at this stage but if anyone knows of anyone who is looking for a game please let him or Coach Keech know.

Dinos New Jumper

Great news, just got off the phone to the supplier of our new jumpers & they’ll be ready in the next few days to be picked up.

For those who haven’t paid the $60.00 please see our Fines Master Mike Grieve at training or call him on 0419 444 663. If it easier you can direct debit into our account & make sure you put your name as a reference EG: Mike G Jumper (Reevesy even you can’t get this one wrong!!)

If you pay by direct debit just shoot Mike a text to let him know so he can look out for it.

The Account Details are;
ACC: 490 743
BSB: 036 122

Final Layout

Perth Carnival

We have just received the draw for the Perth Carnival to be held at Mount Lawley on Saturday, August 18, 2012. We’ll need entrants for the sprints and dropkick competitions, leave your suggestions in the comments section.

Dont forget the bus will leave Bunbury late on Friday the 17th and return on Sunday the 19th of August. For more details contact Pearsy on 0427 910 843

Dinos Draw

9:30am Oval 1 v Makos
12:10pm Oval 1 v Kalgoorlie
1:30pm Oval 1 Sprints
1:30pm Oval 2 Kicking Competition
2:00pm Oval 3 v Batavia Mariners
4:00pm Presentations

Leave your nominations by clicking on the comments link for the following;

  • Drop Competition/Free Kick Competition
  • 50m Sprint – 1 for 35-40 years
  • 50m Sprint – 1 for 41 years +

Hamer Park, Mount Lawley

Keechys Korner – Dinos v Busso

 The 2012 regular season has come and gone and although the Dinosaurs didn’t bring it home with a win, it was a typically gutsy performance. With only 17 men vs 22 we gave the Busselton boys a run for their money and beat them in the second half which was very encouraging for the Perth Carnival. Busso eventually ran out winners by a couple of goals. The game was played in a swirling breeze for most of the game and driving rain in the last quarter so the skill level was not as high as previous games but the desperation to play for the tangerine was certainly on show.

Bussleton 8.6
Dinos 6.4

Notable plays of the day included Jay Curtis playing the role of potential goal sneak, finding himself in space a number of times in the first half with opportunities to convert. Unfortunately either the ball took on a soap like quality or the ball drop proved a bit tricky and he failed to put one over the cross bar. Capt Murray wisely calculated that there were more men on the field than balls and decided that if he wasn’t going to get the ball, he was gonna use his Chockie Starfish gym sculptured frame to tackle everyone in black and white..he did kick a goal which meant he only missed out on a goal in one game for the whole season. Juice and Bask gave some quick extraction from the middle which will be deadly in a couple of weeks in Perth.

Miller is in red hot medal winning form and was talking about how much ground he is gonna cover at the carnival after his BOG performance (but WAB – worst at bar with a suggestion during pressos that Janelle King was the entertainment…thanks for being the only girl to turn up Janelle, we can only hope you will be around next year). Gunja got plenty of the ball in the last quarter, Reever attempted a new age tackle and got pitchforked over onto his back.

Darren Gittos did some very handy work from a back pocket and showed off some terrific spoiling and straight line running. Big Dan carried a couple of burgers around in the guts for a solid 4 quarter ruck display.

Stewy P lead strongly all day and used his booming voice to direct traffic in the forward half. Rosie tested his cracked ribs with a few pack collisions and tackles and kicked a nice long range goal. Chris Simbas was electric in the first quarter running through half forward with Grievesy also giving good service both forward and back and had a nice running bounce out of the backline in pouring rain in the last. Douly and Hoges battle the flukey conditions to stop many of their forward entries. Pearsy saved himself for Perth.

After the game it was a few beers, watched Essendon get knocked over by Taylor Walker’s mullet at AAMI and some pizza. Thanks to the little sons of dinos (little SODs) for helping with the bourbon raffle ($120) and taking the money for the pizza (security cameras have been checked and happy to report that there was minimal fiddling of the till). Jack Wharton did a great job as assistant umpire to Lindsay for the day.

New jumpers are on the way and the long range forecast is for a clean sweep at the carnival.

Final Layout

Variety Club Fundraiser

The annual Variety Club Fundraiser was held last Saturday & again proved to be hugely successful. Almost 200 attended, which was a fantastic turnout for this great cause.

The final amount is still being counted but a substantial amount was again raised for the Variety Club & other local sporting groups. There were some very popular items donated for the sporting memorabilia auction & there was also the hotly contested horse racing with the winners looking very happy with their prize. Continue reading “Variety Club Fundraiser”

Dinosaurs v Busselton

G’day Dinos, I’ve got an update on our next home game which is against Busselton & will be played at Carey Park on SUNDAY 5th August kicking off @ 2:30pm.

Ideally we would of liked to play under lights on the Saturday night but there also 2 other functions on @ Hands oval, so it couldn’t be done. Can everyone respond to let us know of your availability & I’ll send out an updated list next week.

Also keep in mind that the Perth carnival is on the weekend of the 18th of August, see Pearsy for full details of accommodation, travel etc.

Our new jumpers will be ready in time for the Perth carnival so we’ll start collecting for those who have ordered their own jumpers.