Dorazio marks 200th game with Falcons

John Dorazio celebrates his 200th game with his niece, Huntingdale Junior Football Club player Leilanie Garnett.
John Dorazio celebrates his 200th game with his niece, Huntingdale Junior Football Club player Leilanie Garnett.

Dorazio, who has played at the club since 1999, is its longest-standing member and the first to reach 200 games.

He celebrated with his niece and nephews, all Huntingdale Junior Football Club players

‘It was great to mark that milestone,’ he said.

‘It meant a hell of a lot to me, playing that game and sharing it with the guys.

‘The culture there is phenomenal and the people make you feel so welcome.’

During his time with the club, Dorazio has been team captain, Fairest and Best, and league team player-coach.

He has also contributed off the field, holding at various times all executive committee positions, including president, secretary and treasurer.

At one stage, he held all of these positions at once.

The diehard Essendon supporter also has been involved in the wider football community for many years, including as the Perth Demons’ director of finance and Perth’s District Development Council senior community football representative.

‘Football has an important role to play in the community,’ he said.

‘It gives people options, keeps them fit and healthy, with clear minds.’