VAFA Premier C – Fitzroy v Williamstown CYMS: A variation on a theme? meme? dream? team!

‘Sing a song of sixpence, an oval encircled by sky.
Two n’ twenty each of seagulls and lion cubs, matched in a vie.’
Read Stephen Fenton’s report from Saturday’s VAFA Premier C clash between Fitzroy FC & Williamstown CYMS.

VAFA: Winners’ beer! Smokie brings the latest from Williamstown CYMS AFC

Smokie previews Williamstown CYMS AFC’s VAFA clash against Fitzroy this week.

VAFA Premier C – The CYs Preview: Uni Daze

In this week’s preview, Smokie reminisces about his tumultuous time at Melbourne Uni

VAFA Premier C – the CYs Preview: Road Hog

As usual, it took only days for Smokie to break his New Year’s resolution

VAFA Premier C – The CY’s Preview (Rd 3): The E.H. Holden

When he played in the Under-19’s, Smokie’s mode of transport was an old E.H. Holden.

VAFA Premier C – The CYs Preview: Round 2

In Ammos C Grade, Williamstown CYMS travel to Old Ivanhoe in an important test. Meantime, Smokie reminisces about an old boss.

VAFA Premier C – The CYs’ Preview: Round 1

Amateur footy kicks off in Melbourne today. And Smokie will be at the Fearon to watch his old club play. This is the first of his weekly Williamstown CYMS previews.

VAFA C Grade Semi Final – Willy CYs v Marcellin: The Very First Time

This Sunday at Elsternwick Park, Williamstown CYMS enter the VAFA C Grade finals for the very first time. Smokie will be on hand to witness this historic event.


Ben Hynes, a legendary figure at Williamstown CYMS FC, recently became the first player to reach 300 games for the club. Smokie pays tribute to his friend and former team-mate.

Smokie’s Willy CYs Preview, Rd10: Midsomer

Williamstown CYMS travel to Marcellin for a must-win game. But Smokie has his mind on crime.

Smokie’s Willy CYs Preview, Rd8: Superstition

Celebrating the Willy CYs’ return to the Fearon for the first time in 2017, Darren “Smokie” Dawson takes a look at some of the more ludicrous superstitions of his old team-mates.

Smokie’s Willy CYs Preview – Round 7: Billy

Whatever happened to Billy, asks Smokie in his weekly CYs preview.

VAFA C Grade: Reviewing “the MRP” (Willy CYs Preview – Rd 4)

Williamstown CYMS are sitting at 1-2 after three rounds. Guru ponders the CYs’ misfortune. It’s a crucial game this week. But Smokie is also interested in a group called the MRP.

VAFA C Grade: The Next Revolution (Williamstown CYs Preview – Round 3)

For some years now, Darren “Smokie” Dawson and Dene “Guru” Macloed have been exclusively providing the Williamstown CYMS FC faithful with their irreverent pre-game thoughts following Thursday night’s team selections. They are now on the Footy Almanac.

Kick-to-Kick: the committee’s annual report

For ten years a small group of former non-footballers have met on Sunday mornings for The Sherrin At The Fearon kick-to-kick sessions in Williamstown, opposite the beach. But numbers are dropping.

Williamstown CYMS Past Players Day, Saturday July 18

Williamstown CYMS are having a past players luncheon this coming Saturday at Fearon Reserve. The occasion will celebrate the 2014 and 1970 premiership teams and co-incides with a must-win game for the CY’s against the team they rolled to win last year’s Premier C division flag, Therry Penola.

Local footy and netball (and other sports): tell us where and when your side is playing finals

With so many of our readers and writers involved in local sporting clubs, I thought it would be a nice opportunity for you to let us know where your side is playing finals – whether you be a player, coach, helper, fan. [Add the details as a comment in this post – or write us a whole yarn]

CYMS seniors slip to fourth

by Dene Macleod For a review of Saturday’s Senior match, plus all the latest club news, head to:   The Seniors dropped to fourth following a 21 point loss to Peninsula in a game that had everything: it’s worth clicking on the link above to read Bill Deller’s review. Undefeated Banyule await at the [Read more]

Tough month ahead for Willi CYMS

by Dene Macleod For a review of Saturday’s Senior match, plus all the latest club news, head to:   The Seniors didn’t do their top-2 aspirations any favours by drawing against second-last Old Mentonians. The next month of football represents a huge challenge and will determine our fate: rivals Peninsula (a), where we are [Read more]

Willi CYMS uncover plan B

WILLIAMSTOWN CYMS FC by Dene Macleod   For a review of Saturday’s Senior match, plus all the latest club news, head to: At a glance, here are the results: D1 SENIORS Williamstown                 1.3        6.10      11.12    17.18.120 North Old Boys/St Pats   5.6        8.8        14.12    17.18.120 Williamstown Goal Kickers: J. Wong 5, B. Gray 3, C. [Read more]