United in glory: Darwin trek ends in ecstasy

Dean Staunton (1) embraces teammate Ryan Monaghan after the Kangas’ win. 
Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Dean Staunton (1) embraces teammate Ryan Monaghan after the Kangas’ win. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

IT was a whirlwind 24 hours for Joy Veenvliet, mother of Ouyen United star Dean Staunton.

Mrs Veenvliet travelled from Darwin to watch her son help the Kangas claim their second SFNL premiership in three years at City Oval on Saturday.

Fighting back tears, she said she couldn’t be prouder of her “boy”.

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