About me

I’m John Coutsouvelis, the DJFC Child Safety Officer.


Our family has been with the DJFC for 9 years. Starting with our son James at Auskick, he is now playing with the U16s team and has fond memories of winning a premiership with the U13s. My daughter Alexandra is playing with the U14s mixed team and has relished improving her footy skills over the last couple of years. Our youngest daughter Elia favours netball as her sport of choice but does enjoy the Sunday family nights at Schramm’s and a few dim sims on game day!

I’ve enjoyed various roles within the club as a parent volunteer for the different tasks required on game day, especially trainer. Over the last few years I’ve helped at committee level as the first aid officer, which also included ensuring the club was covid compliant during those tough times.

During my time at the club, I have been able to meet many of our families and am sure have built friendships that will likely remain beyond our time at this club. I’m proud to say I attended numerous games across every team last year and it was a joy to see our motto ‘where friendships begin’ truly living up to expectations!

I am Melbourne born and raised and currently work at the Alfred hospital as pharmacist.

I’m friendly, approachable and always available to chat about your child’s well-being related to the club. If you have a child safety idea, question or concern, you can touch base on or 0412 403 104. Feel free to connect with me anytime

Child Safe Standards

All organisations that support children must meet the Child Safe Standards. This is to ensure child safety is promoted, abuse is prevented and any allegations are responded to.
As part of Child Safety the league has a Commitment Statement and we are all bound by the Code of Conduct Schedule D  for coaches, parents and players.

Working with Children Checks (WWCCs)

Working with Children Checks help protect children. It would be great if everyone had one! They are free for volunteers.
The league and club have decided people in roles that have close contact with children (including online) require a police check. This includes the committee, coaches, managers, runners and trainers.
To get a WWCC fill out the online form and lodge at a Post Office. Please link it to the club, and email a copy to your team manager with the check number and your name in the subject.

Privacy and child safety

My kids checked their online profiles and realised their name, team and match details are published through the league, which is identifiable information. You can change your account settings so this information is not public. It is easy to do this when registering. If you would like to do this and need help please ask.