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Specialist Forward Coach Announcement 🕊

It’s with a great deal of pleasure and excitement that we announce that former AFL superstar Russell Robertson as our specialist forwards coach in season 2022 to help senior coach Cardez and the Doveton coaching staff.

Robbo played 228 games with the Melbourne Football Club, including the 200 AFL Grand Final kicking 428 goals and brings a wealth of experience to Doveton, his football knowledge is second to none and we look forward to seeing Robbo down at the club in 2022.

SENIOR COACH 2022

It’s with great excitement the Doveton FNC confirm the appointment of Michael Cardamone as our new Head Coach.

Michael will be a Senior Playing Coach and on Match Day, Michael will be ably assisted by our Director of Football Martin Stillman who will run and manage the Coaching Box.

Michael brings with him a wealth of football knowledge and experience, with his playing career consisting of 284 senior games kicking 626 goals as a mid-fielder now small forward, having played with the Blackburn, Forest Hill, The Basin, Coldstream, and Aquinas Old Collegians Football Clubs.

Some of his playing achievements include Grand Final appearances at Forest Hill and The Basin and a Senior Premiership at Aquinas. In 2013 he kicked 20 goals for Forest Hill during that final’s series. Michael has also been named in numerous Eastern FNL Team of the Years demonstrating his footballing talent.

From a coaching perspective Michael brings a wealth of coaching experience with him having been Senior playing Assistant Coach at Forest Hill and The Basin Football Clubs and was appointed Senior Playing Coach of Coldstream in 2017 taking the club from 3 wins to the final’s series in his first season.

After a very extensive selection process we would like to thank all the applicants who tendered for the position. The Club was humbled by the calibre of candidates that applied and presented.

The coaching appointment subcommittee were unanimous that Michael was the candidate whose presentation exceeded all our prerequisites regarding club culture, match day tactics, community and club values, leadership, and player development at the club.

Michael is extremely enthusiastic to get to work and lead our club on its future journey, with an eye to the development of the young players on the clubs list and to provide the best football environment at the club to ensure all players can reach their maximum potential.

We welcome to the Doves, Michael his wife Renee and children, Chloe and Max