Danny Dalziel's contribution to football at Brighton Grammar School is truly historic and unique. He will be forever remembered as the man who coached us to victory in the Grand Final in 1975, the first APS football premiership won by the school.
Following 20 years of service with the Royal Australian Navy, Danny began his career at Brighton Grammar School in 1966 as a physical education teacher. In 1971, his natural aptitude and passion for football led to his appointment as Master in Charge of Football and coach of the first XVIII football team, a position he held for 12 years.
Danny's knowledge and tactical skills left an indelible impression on the many boys who felt privileged to play under his tutelage. Danny retired in 1992 after 27 years of service, sadly passing away in 2005.
In 2007, a Friends of Football Group was formed and changed its name to the 'Dalziel Club'. It is a fitting tribute to Danny, his wife, Joan, and their two daughters, Sharon and Julie. The name of the club recognises Danny's commitment to BGS football and the tremendous achievement of securing the School's inaugural APS Football Premiership 1975.