Douglas Villa AFC was formed in 1954 and are a Masterton based football club playing in the local Wairarapa and capital competitions.
We had a side in the Central League from 1972 through until 1990. The Central League Division Three South title was taken out by a Douglas Villa team in 1985.
For the 2022 Season, we have five Senior teams; DV Magpies, DV Drake, DV Fall Protect, DV Skulls, DV Mitre 10 Megabeens, 32 Junior teams who play in the local competitions from 6th to 12th grade and a 12th and 13th Grade JPL team who play in the Wellington Junior Premier League.
Douglas Villa AFC warmly welcomes all visiting teams to our club.
Located at the end of Memorial Drive in Masterton, you can find our Park Sports ground by following the road around to the back of the lake in the Queen Elizabeth Park.
There is plenty of car parking available for team players, management and supporters.
After each game our club takes pride in inviting our visitors up to our club rooms to share in some refreshments.
We operate a licenced bar with EFTPOS available from 12pm most Saturdays.
Our clubrooms can also be hired out for private functions and events. For more information about this, please contact us.
Traditional and Memorial Games
Each season, Douglas Villa participate in two very special matches outside of the local competitions.
The first is the Thomas Ryder Memorial Match. This game is traditionally the first played game of the season between the local league 1st XI from both Douglas Villa AFC and Masterton AFC. It is played in honour of Thomas Ryder who loved watching these two teams play. The winner of this game receives the Thomas Ryder Memorial Cup which was presented in the memory of Thomas. In 2022 the game was held between Douglas Villa Skulls and Masterton Presidents The result was a 5 - 1 win to Douglas Villa Skulls who will hold the cup until next season.
The other game played each season is for the Villa Shield where the DV top team plays a team made up from the rest of the club. These two teams tough it out to try and ensure that the first team do not get the shield. In 2018 the Douglas Villa top team beat the rest of the club to claim the Villa Shield and bragging rights.
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