At 18 years of age, Dane epitomises ‘Goodsports’. The youngest of 4 boys (who all played for the Newtown Condingup Football Club), Dane has come through NCFC junior ranks. Unfortunately, the rising star, has been sidelined through a shoulder injury for most of the season however persisted with rehab, trained and qualified kicking the winning goal in last week’s prelim. As a youngster Dane was regularly running water/boundary/team runner and this year despite his injury has been active in other roles around the club.

Dane is regularly in the canteen helping out mum Sue (canteen manager), marking grounds, stocking the fridges, manning the bar. What is particularly endearing about Dane, is that he does not have to be asked to do something – he just simply does it.

At the tender age of 18, Dane is highly responsible with alcohol. He takes his RSA accreditation very seriously and in the spirit of ‘Goodsports’ he looks after team mates when they need it, frequently driving members home after training, games and other social events. Dane, with his happy, helpful disposition is a well liked and respected player/member of the NCFC making him our ‘Beating Heart’ for 2016.




  • Teena Inkster says,

    "A well rounded young bloke. Great respect for everyone and goes out of his way to help anyone. Loves his footy"

  • John, Donna, Bonnie and Fraser says,

    "Dane is a committed player and club member and is always doing is part to help out the team. He always goes above and beyond and is an asset to our club."

  • Grace Townsend says,

    "He's a good sportsman and very caring toward community members"

  • Marc says,

    "Good guy"

  • Rhys says,

    "From growing up with Dane all my life he has alwaysbcommitted to everything thing he does. He enjoys helping other people more than himself Dane is a great clubman and sportsperson with all the sports he does and I give credit to him for getting nominated"

  • Julie Fetherston says,

    "Dane is an awesome role model to the junior members of our club!"

  • Michelle Harris says,

    "Dane is always helping around the club and he is a fantastic role model for all the juniors. Keep it up Dane."

  • Grant Harris says,

    "We are so lucky to have Dane involved with us at Newtown Condingup Football club. He is always there to help whoever he is needed and he has played some ripper games of football since coming back from injury"

  • Dale Lyon says,

    "Well done on the nomination Dane! Good luck, sounds very well deserved!"

  • Peter says,

    "very proud parents, well done Daneo"

  • Sue McDonald says,

    "Go Dane"

  • Cody Henderson says,

    "Genuine fella, always giving up his time and energy for the good of the club. He not only plays but then hurries off to help in the canteen or run water or help in any way he can. You can't miss him is bubbly personality is magnetic and everyone gets around him. He know what you eat what beer you like and knows everyone's name. True legend of the club already"

  • Callum Henderson says,

    "Brilliant lad, can't do enough for the club or members. First to turn up game day, last to leave. Highly regarded around the club."

  • Jess Jamieson says,

    "I have known Dane for 5 1/2 years now, he is a great lad who goes out of his way to get things done, extremely helpful, sports orientated and just a lovley kid! Well done on the nomination Dane, well deserved mate!"

  • Mark gow says,

    "great member of our club, as is the rest of his family. It's people like this which make country footy so great, and we are extremely grateful Dane is a part of our club."

  • John hastie says,

    "Great club man always keen to lend a helping hand"

  • Daniel says,

    "Well looked up to even by people allot older than him!"

  • Ross Tamlin says,

    "Dane is a legend, true club man !!"

  • The Cruttenden Family says,

    "Your great volunteer work is not confined to football. Well done Dane on your nomination, well deserved!"

  • Sarah palmer says,

    "Beautiful young man with team spirit"

  • Eric says,

    "Dane is my favourite grandson and he is an awesome person and catches massive fish."

  • Michael McArthur says,

    "Great clubman and great bloke. Very deserving"

  • stuart matthews says,

    "A terrific role model to all"

  • Dylan says,

    "Dead set legend!"

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