Masala Dandenong Football Club

The Masala Dandenong Football Club is an Australian rules football club which compete in the VAFA. The club was registered in 2012 and played its first season in 2013.

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Full nameMasala Dandenong Football Club
Club details
Founded2012; 10 years ago (2012)
PresidentLucy McMahon
CoachAdam Lagerewskij
Captain(s)Daniel Hoffman
Ground(s)Lois Twohig Reserve, Dandenong North
Other information


The club was the brainchild of Ash Nugent who had served as Team Manager of the India Tigers at the 2011 Australian Football International Cup.[1] Nugent wanted to provide a platform for the Melbourne-based players from the team to keep playing together, whilst creating a football club that embraced diversity and encouraged new Australians to play football.

Supported by Trevor Banerjee, Fevin Mascarenhas and William Fernandes (original committee), who were all players for the Tigers at the International Cup, the club was incorporated in 2012 as the Masala Football Club and was accepted to field a side in the Club XVIII competition of the VAFA in 2013.

For its initial seasons Masala co-shared BJ Powell Reserve, Noble Park North with the Lyndale Football Club. They eventually secured their own ground at WJ Powell Reserve, Noble Park North. In 2018 the club relocated to Fotheringham Reserve, Dandenong. In 2020 the club relocated again to Lois Twohig Reserve, Dandenong North.

In February 2019, the club was renamed and became the Masala Dandenong Football Club.



Year League Division Position (Snr) Captain Coach Senior Best & Fairest Reserves Best & Fairest Masala Award
2013 VAFA C XVIII (3) 6/6[4] B. Nugent M. Peddlesden B. Nugent N/A L. Moyo
2014 VAFA C XVIII (1) 6/6[5] B. Nugent V. Rishi S. Freeman N/A R. Prestwich
2015 VAFA Division 4 10/11[6] B. Nugent B. Robinson Z. Kelly P. Kailasanathan C. Jacobs
2016 VAFA Division 4 8/9[7] B. Nugent B. Robinson N. Cunningham T. Grimshaw K. Bailey
2017 VAFA Division 4 8/9[8] S. Freeman / B. Kelly B. Robinson B. Kelly T. Shah W. Chaplin
2018 VAFA Division 4 10/10 S. Freeman A. Sutherland D. Gibb A. Morabito S. Becker
2019 VAFA Division 4 7/9 S. Freeman A. Sutherland B. Kelly D. Crkvenac J. Kumaralingham
2021 VAFA Division 4 6/8 D. Hoffman A. Lagerewskij
2022 VAFA Division 4 B. Kelly A. Lagerewskij


  1. ^ Northey, Brett. "IC11 Preview - India's biggest challenge getting to the tournament". Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  2. ^ Nugent, Ash. "The making of Masala". Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Masala Football Club Guernsey Presentation". Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  4. ^ "VAFA Club XVIII (3) Ladder - 2013". Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  5. ^ "VAFA Club XVIII (1) Ladder - 2014". Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  6. ^ "VAFA Division 4 Ladder - 2015". Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  7. ^ "VAFA Division 4 Ladder - 2016". Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  8. ^ "VAFA Division 4 Ladder - 2017". Retrieved 22 April 2018.