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VJBL Clubs around Manningham

my son currently plays ball in met1, we are moving houses to Doncaster for my work, I was just wondering what clubs what be good for my son to transfer to. Maybe Doncaster's VJBL club? Any suggestions would be helpful!
Thanks in advance!

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Blackburn is another option

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Doncaster is a very small, lowly club. At best has 1 team in each boy's age group, and only 1 girls team (in u18s). I'd steer clear.

Surrounding Doncaster you have many larger clubs within a short drive away:

- Bulleen - the closest
- Eltham
- Camberwell
- Nunawading

Then smaller sized clubs:
- Waverley
- Blackburn
- Ringwood
- Warrandyte
- Hawthorn
- Doncaster (being the smallest of the lot)

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take on board what is being said here and attend these clubs and see what they offer and the best fit for your child.

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Thanks for the replies!
I did some talking with my son and wife and after using a bit of google maps here and there we have decided to try out for, Eltham and Bulleen, however we are keeping Doncaster as a maybe, as my son isn't the most confident with try outs.

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Given that your son's now playing at Met1 level, Doncaster would be a massive downgrade, given that its teams feature at the lowest divisions.

Bulleen and Eltham, along with Camberwell, would be good choices.

But regardless, best of luck to the kid and I hope, more than anything, he enjoys playing wherever he ends up going!

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I echo the comments above, and whilst certain programs/coaches might be a better fit for your child, if it's purely for development then head to tryouts at the bigger programs - Nuna & Eltham first, then Bulleen & Camberwell.

Good luck! There are plenty of good clubs not too far away.

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