Once again, DNC is offering a comprehensive School Holiday Program at the Daylesford Arts and Recreation Centre (The ARC).

Indoor Soccer Clinics

DNC has partnered with Lee Stevens and the Daylesford & Hepburn United Soccer Club (DHUSC) to provide indoor soccer clinics.  Lee will coordinate these sessions.  Lee is a retired ex-professional soccer player.  He captained England’s under 18s, played for Southampton Football Club and played at Wembley in 2007 (FA Vase Final).

Lee will be running the Soccer Clinics twice over the school holiday period for up to 15 participants with 1-hour sessions.  So, if you would like to start your journey to strike like a Matilda or play like a Socceroo, be quick to book your place.

This is also a fund-raising event for DHUSC, with proceeds going to the club.  $5 per session.

DNC will be on site surveying the participants’ interest for an ongoing indoor soccer activity.

Book Online: https://socialplanet.com.au/activity/view?id=17212\  or call 03 5348 3569 for those without internet access.

Lee is developing the Lee Stevens Soccer Academy. For all coaching enquiries please contact Lee:
Mobile: 0406 470020
Email: lee@leestevenssocceracademy.com.au
Website: https://leestevenssocceracademy.com/

Dates: Wednesday 20th & 27th September 2023
Times: 10am-11am

Shoot-Some-Hoops Basketball

Dudley McArdle, DNC Committee member will facilitate a basketball shoot-the-hoops freestyle activity, with 2 x 1.5-hour sessions.
Cost: $5 per session.  Maximum 20 people
Dates: Wednesday 20th & Friday 22nd September 2023.
Times: 1pm-2:30pm
Book Online:  https://socialplanet.com.au/activity/view?id=17219 or call 03 5348 3569 for those without internet access

Learn to Skate

We are partnering with Skate Victoria and Maine Rollers to run two learn to skate sessions.  All equipment, including skates and personal protective gear will be provided.  Jodi Christie will conduct the sessions.  Jodi has years of experience of coaching and is highly regarded as one of Skate Victoria’s most valued coaches.

Dates: Monday 25th & Wednesday 27th September 2023
Times: 1pm-2:30pm. **Must arrive at least 20 minutes early for skate fitting**
Cost: $30 for the two 1-hour sessions.  Maximum 10 people.
Book Online: https://socialplanet.com.au/activity/view?id=17221 or Call 03 5348 3569 for those without internet access.

Skate Program brief:    Learn-to Skate Skills
Day 1:  Gear check;  Posture/balance check;  Safe starts;  Forward skate;  Safe stops;  Arcing
Day 2:  Shifting direction;  Turning and leaning;  Cross pulls;  Transitions;  Backward skate

NOTE:  Registered participants must nominate their (approx) skate size prior to attending.  Please refer to the size guide here and advise when booking online.


DNC Joke of the Week

An elderly couple had dinner at another couple’s house and, after eating, the wives left the table and went into the kitchen.

The two elderly gentlemen were talking, and one said: “Last night, we went out to a new restaurant, and it was really great. I would recommend it very highly.”

The other man said: “What was the name of the restaurant?”

The first man thought and thought and finally said: “What is the name of that flower you give to someone you love? You know…the one that is red and has thorns.”

“Do you mean a rose?”

“Yes,” the man said. He then turned toward the kitchen and yelled: “Rose what’s the name of that restaurant we went to last night?”


[If you’ve got a better joke, (and doesn’t everyone??) send it to  admin@dncentre.org.au  and we’ll publish it. (Remember, this is a family publication! ?).  We’ll even include your name if you wish – or you can protect your anonymity!]