Osaka Dingoes - 2013

JAFL dingoes

Daniel Perry

Daniel Perry (ダニエル ペリー)

Age: 28

Height: 193cm

Weight: 95kg

Position: Ruck

City of birth: Shepparton, Victoria

Previous teams: Tallygaroopna 2000

Best footy memory: Pies' 2010 flag

Interesting piece of information: SLAYER! \m/

Claim to fame: King of the north

Daniel Perry

Genki Tanaka

Genki Tanaka (田中 元気)
Vice President

Age: 32

Height: 160cm

Weight: 60kg

Position: Anywhere except ruck

City of birth: Osaka, Japan

Previous teams: Box Hill North, Darwin Buffaloes

Best footy memory: Dingoes' 2011 Grand Final victory

Interesting piece of information: I'm looking forward to playing footy with my 2 sons in the future.

Claim to fame: JAFL scholarship 2006, Japan Samurais 2008

Genki Tanaka

James Sosich

James Sosich(ジェームス ソシク)

Age: 17

Height: 177cm

Weight: 85kg

Position: Defense

City of birth: Toyonaka, Osaka

Previous teams: Chikko Jr High School Soccer Team

Best footy memory: Getting chosen for the best XI in the local soccer league

Interesting piece of information: I like cooking

Claim to fame: Being the only foreigner in the local soccer league

James Sosich

Jarrett Bailey

Jarrett Bailey (ジャレット ベイリー)

Age: 31

Height: 172cm

Weight: 73kg

Position: Midfield/wing

City of birth: Baltimore, USA

Previous teams: Baltimore/Washington Eagles

Best footy memory: Tackling bigger dudes than me.

Interesting piece of information: None

Claim to fame: "I don't care how big you are, I'm gonna hit you."

Jarrett Bailey

Jonathan Cooper

Jonathan Cooper (ジョナサン クーパー) President

Age: 28

Height: 190cm

Weight: 101kg

Position: Ruck

City of birth: Hobart, Tasmania

Previous teams: Friends' Bulldogs(Tasmania), Oha Ships(Tasmania), Yolla Demons(Tasmania), Dallas Magpies(USAFL), Wyndham Crocodiles(WestAus)

Best footy memory: Dingoes' 2011 Grand Final victory

Interesting piece of information: I love to tell people I'm from Tasmania!

Claim to fame: All Japan Ruckman, Dingoes Best and Fairest (2011), Club President (2012-13)

Jonathan Cooper

Jonathan Row

Jonno Row (ジョナサン ロー)

Age: 27

Height: 176cm

Weight: 81kg

Position: Defence

City of birth: Beaudesert, Queensland

Previous teams: Tambo Eagles

Best footy memory: Watching the Lions defeat the Pies in 2002!

Interesting piece of information: I can eat a hamburger upside down

Claim to fame:My sister dated Jon Jarrat's kid... That makes me kind of famous right?

Jonno Row

Jun Oikawa

Jun Oikawa (及川 潤)
Co-Captain

Age: 28

Height: 175cm

Weight: 80kg

Position: Centre

City of birth: Shizuoka, Japan

Previous teams: Powers(2003-2006), Japan Samurais(2005)

Best footy memory: Dingoes' 2011 Grand Final victory.

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Claim to fame: Peter Wilson(2006)

Jun Oikawa

Louis Patterson

Louis Patterson (ルイス パターソン)
Vice Captain

Age: 26

Height: 162cm

Weight: 74kg

Position: Midfield

City of birth: La Carlota City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

Previous teams: Deavon Meadows U16, Tooradin U18

Best footy memory: Dingoes' 2011 Grand Final victory

Interesting piece of information: I studied Visual Arts at University.

Claim to fame: I give really good hand massages!

Louis Patterson

Matt Gale

Matt Gale (マット ゲイール)
Coach

Age: 35

Height: 192cm

Weight: 120kg (110kg by seasons end)

Position: Full forward or ruck

City of birth: Whyalla, South Australia

Previous teams: Port Bulldogs FC (Spencer Gulf League),
Broughton-Mundoora FC (Northern Areas Football Association),
Woodville West Torrens FC (SANFL),
South Whyalla FC (Whyalla Football League)

Best footy memories: Premierships in 1996 and 2006; Captain WWTFC Under 19's in 1997, Leading Goalkicker in NAFA in 2008 & SGL in 2009.

Interesting piece of information: I was the lead singer of the Adelaide Crows band from 2001-2003 and won the mascot sprint at a showdown at the Adelaide oval as the Norwood Redleg!

Claim to fame:100 Best Players in 100 years of NAFA, Nominated for the 1996 AFL Draft.

Matt Gale

Nick Mezzino

Nick Mezzino (ニック メッジーノ)

Age: 30

Height: 175cm

Weight: 78kg

Position: Utility

City of birth: Port Pirie, South Australia

Previous teams: Virtus Soccer Club

Best footy memory: Virtus Soccer Club 60th anniversary players trip in 2011 to the Gold Coast in QLD. Also, captaining the Adelaide Northern suburbs combined AFL 9's and winning the carnival MVP award..

Interesting piece of information: I taught primary school kids PE for 7 years before coming to Osaka.

Claim to fame: I'm a soccer player and have never played a game of competitive football.

Nick Mezzino

Ryo Saito

Ryo Saito (斉 藤諒)

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Ryo Saito

Ryosuke Hosomi

Ryosuke Hosomi (細見 亮輔)

Age: 32

Height: 184cm

Weight: 64kg

Position: Wing/Ruck

City of birth: Sakai City, Osaka, Japan

Previous teams: None

Best footy memory: International Cup 2011. It was my first time to play in Australia.

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Claim to fame: Dingoes Rising Star Award (2010) and Japan Cup victory in 2011.

Ryosuke Hosomi

Sho Yamaguchi

Sho Yamaguchi (山口 奨)

Age: 23

Height: 172cm

Weight: 72kg

Position: Wing or forward pocket

City of birth: Okayama, Japan

Previous teams: Tyntynder Bulldogs(SwanHill), Manly Warringah Wolves(Sydney)

Best footy memory: Being able to get into the Aussie community through football.

Interesting piece of information: I studied sports society at university.

Claim to fame: Breaking my ankle so badly, but still coming back to play.

Sho Yamaguchi

Takaaki Seto

Takaaki Seto (瀬戸 孝明)

Age: 30

Height: 170cm

Weight: 68kg

Position: Wing or half back

City of birth: Shizuoka, Japan

Previous teams: Eastern Hawks

Best footy memory: First international Cup in 2002.

Interesting piece of information: I like cooking spicy food

Claim to fame: Selected in the Japanese national team for the 2002, 2008 and 2011 International Cups.

Takaaki Seto

Yannick LeBellec

Yannick LeBellec

Age: 30

Height: 168cm

Weight: 70kg

Position: Back

City of birth: Tours, France

Previous teams: None

Best footy memory: The boat race in 2011 with the Goannas.

Interesting piece of information: The only Frenchman playing Australian Football in Japan.

Claim to fame: I have bright pink and bright yellow boots!

Yannick LeBellec

Yazid Dardah

Yazid Dardah (ヤズィッド ダルダー)

Age: 36

Height: 169cm

Weight: 70kg

Position: Back Pocket/Halfback flank

City of birth: Christmas Island, Western Australia

Previous teams: Centrals Lions

Best footy memory: Premiership 2011.

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Claim to fame: Twice ran the full length of the ground, but kicked the ball out of bounds. Was also the president of the all conquering 2011 Dingoes.

Yazid Dardah

Yuki Nakata

Yuki Nakata

Height: 176cm

Weight: 65kg

Position: Defender

City of birth: Osaka, Japan

Previous teams: None

Best footy memory: Last year's grand final.

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Claim to fame: My tackling

Yuki Nakata

Yusuke Matsuoka

Yusuke Matsuoka (松岡 優介)

Age: 17

Height: 178cm

Weight: 67kg

Position: Wing

City of birth: Osaka, Japan

Previous teams: None

Best footy memory: My first game of football against the Tokyo Goannas

Interesting piece of information: I have lot's of motivation but not much stamina... yet!

Claim to fame: I am a very serious person!

Yusuke Matsuoka

Yuta Tsutsumi

Yuta Tsutsumi (堤悠 太)

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Yuta Tsutsumi