Frankston Peninsula Dolphins Sports joined our club as the Seaford Tigers in season 2016/17. They currently play in the MAACA Division 1 comp on a Sunday (Melbourne All Abilities Cricket Association).
MAACA was borne out of a desire to provide the opportunity for people of all backgrounds with various mixed abilities/disabilities to be involved in the game of cricket. Competition fixtures and ladders are posted on My Cricket and just like a regular competition, players have the opportunity to progress. They could be part of the Victorian all abilities squad and ultimately play for Australia as part of the Harmony in Cricket Program.
FRANKSTON PENINSULA DOLPHIN SPORTS
It was 2013 when Reclink Australia contacted Alan Quaife to see if he would be interested in putting together a football team in Frankston to compete in the Victorian Reclink Football League, playing against other suburbs such as Collingwood, Geelong, St Kilda and Bendigo.
The side now has an average of 40 players and has not only built a strong team, winning the 2014 Premiership in what was just their second year in the competition but they have also built lifelong mateship's amongst each other.
With the unprecedented popularity of the Frankston Dolphin Sports football team, it was decided that additional sports needed to be introduced into the area during the summer months and so entering a team into the MAACA league through Seaford Tigers was a natural progression for Alan.
Both football and cricket has taught the participants to become better citizens, it keeps them off the streets, it helps them to become drug and alcohol free and it puts them in good stead to become employed, helping them to reconnect with their community.
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MEET THE COACH
Alan Quaife has been around sport all of his life, mainly football having coached many clubs within the V.A.F.A (20 years & 11 Premierships) and the S.F.L (10 years, 3 Premierships). Alan also played for Collingwood & Fitzroy in the former VFL competition and Northcote VFA. Fourteen football premierships and a host of finals campaigns are testament to his ability to motivate men.
Now he’s helping to rebuild lives through Dolphin Sports various sporting teams by being a coach, mentor and friend to the participants.
Alan Quaife has volunteered hours of his time each week over the past 3 years to coach the Dolphin Sports Football Team and will now head up the Seaford Tigers Cricket Club's MAACA cricket team.
On Australia Day 2015, Alan was named Frankston’s Senior Citizen of the year. Alan was also recently named Volunteer of the Year for Frankston 2018. Alan's awards reflect his tireless work being involved in every facet of the Frankston Peninsula Dolphin Sports team, acting as coach, president, recruiter and team bus driver.
The MAACA league will play games over the summer with both home and away games on the fixture. Home games for the Tigers will commence at 1pm.
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Training is every Wednesday during the summer commencing at 12pm at Belvedere Park, 151 East Rd, Seaford.
For more information or if you would like to play in the MAACA leauge this year, please contact Coach Alan Quaife 0412 550 074.