During the 1950's/1960's Doveton was a suburb with many new Australian settlers. Most of them came from England and Europe and they brought with them a love for what Australians called Soccer. Looking for somewhere local for their children to play soccer rather than travel outside of the district, led to a small group of parents meeting to form what is now Doveton Soccer Club on 22nd January 1967. After aproaching council they were allocated a site alongside Eumemmerring creek, Waratah Reserve.
Doveton Soccer Club joined the V.S.F and entered its first junior teams to play in 1967. In 1968 Doveton entered two senior teams into the District League, with one team playing in East and the other in Central, but withdrew these teams for the 1969 season. With the juniors growing and the number of older players not having a team to play in Doveton again entred a senior team to play in the District League East in 1970.
With the emergence of a host of local talented players and a strong local support over the next 12 years Doveton would win three leagues and be promoted another three times to reach the pinnacle of soccer success in Victoria by becoming the first team in the Dandenong region to play in the State League in 1981. In 1984 Doveton was relegated for the first time but in 1990 when the newly formed Premier League was created Doveton became the first team to be promoted into the league.
The next seven years proved to be challenging with Doveton ending up in Provisional League Division Two South East in 1998. From here Doveton was promoted in 1999 to Provisional League Division One South East and in 2001 another promotion to State League Division One South East where they stayed until 2006 when they were relegated back to Provisional League Division One South East. In 2007 they won the league but were quickly relegated in 2008, but in 2010 Doveton won it's way back into State League Division Three South East and in 2012 Doveton was promoted again into State League Division Two South East where they remain today (2016).
Doveton's eight League Championships since 1970 puts Doveton third on the list of most League Championships won by any club in the V.S.F./F.F.V since 1970.
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