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Christmas Tree Sales Update

Trafalgar Victory FC wishes to thank its members and the wider Western Gippsland community for their support of the 2018 Christmas Tree Fundraiser. Week one sale numbers were healthy and orders are still being taken for Sunday the 9th and 16th of December.

Several customers have provided feedback to the club that their trees were smaller this year than previous year.  Trafalgar Victory FC would like to explain this occurrence.  In November this year, our traditional supplier contacted the club and advised they had no stock for the upcoming season. Accordingly, the club has had to source its trees from alternative suppliers.

As a club we were also disappointed by the size of some of the trees provided last week.  We are currently in negotiations with suppliers to ensure the remainder of our orders will be the standard 6 foot tree. Trafalgar Victory FC offers its apology for the size of some of the trees delivered last weekend.

The club is extremely grateful of the ongoing support of its loyal customers.  We ask that those customers who received a smaller tree this year can appreciate the circumstances behind this occurrence.

Yours sincerely

Mark Judd

Vice President – Trafalgar Victory FC

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BBSC – Have Your Say!

Baw Baw Shire are undergoing a Council Plan & Budget 2019/20 – Preliminary Consultation.

The Baw Baw Shire Council is about to start reviewing the Council Plan and preparing its budget for the 2019/20 year. They will also be looking at their plans for capital works for the year: this includes things like footpaths, sports facilities, community facilities, buildings and roads.

Trafalgar Victory FC need your help to let BBSC know that a change room/shower facility is a top priorities for projects within our shire. BBSC will use your feedback in preparing the Council Plan, Budget and Capital Works planning.

So if you are passionate about the 260+ players who use the Trafalgar Soccer Ground having access to basic facilities such as a place to change, access to toilets and showers, please take five minutes to complete the following online survey:

Link to BBSC “Have Your Say Survey”

A reminder that Trafalgar Victory FC support the following 3 priorities at the Trafalgar Recreation Precinct:

  1. A new multi user change room/shower facility located near the soccer grounds
  2. A water bore for the entire Trafalgar Recreation Precinct
  3. A second turf cricket oval at the Trafalgar Recreation Precinct

Trafalgar Victory FC appreciate your ongoing support. Pledge your support today!

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Christmas Tree Sales – Now On

For several years now TVFC have ran the “Christmas Tree Sales” as our major fundraiser.  Accordingly, we need all the support we can get from our members to make this event as successful as possible.  Dollars raised allow us to keep our fees as low as possible and strengthen our position when seeking funding from government bodies for projects such as a change room/showers facility.

So please either order a tree online, or offer assistance in selling and delivering trees.

Orders can be made online via the below link:

Link: Online Orders

Offers of assistance can be directed to the club via our FaceBook page or club email: admin@tvfc.com.au

Please support your club so that we can offer the very best experience to all our members in season 2019 and beyond.

Pictured are our dedicated volunteers: Monty and Tanya.

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Trafalgar Soccer lighting to be completed

Baw Baw Shire has successfully applied for $250,000 for soccer lighting via the Victorian State Government’s World Game Facility Fund. The funds will be used to bring match standard lighting to the Drouin Dragon’s Soccer Club and to complete the final two light towers at Trafalgar’s soccer grounds.

The addition of the final two light towers is great news to both Trafalgar Victory FC and Gippsland FC.  Both tenants do their best to look after the pitches throughout the season. However, with the final stage lighting to be installed prior to the 2019 season, both clubs will have much greater flexibility with pitch management as well as an opportunity to further increased participation.

The “Light up the World Game” application was submitted by Shane Paynter, BBSC Recreation Coordinator, earlier this year.  Trafalgar Victory FC greatly appreciate Shane’s efforts in securing this valuable and much needed funding.

The funding announcement was made today in Drouin by Cohen van der Velde Director of Community Assets at BBSC, Danny Goss Deputy Mayor and Harriet Shing MP. Pictured is Harriet Shing MP, Jason Beer (Drouin Dragon’s SC President), Lachlan Wyatt (Trafalgar Victory FC President) and Cr Jessica O’Donnell.

Funding for the final stage lighting at the Trafalgar Soccer grounds was one of the three budget submission made to BBSC by TVFC earlier this year. The other two submission centred around the construction of a much needed change room/shower facility.  To date BBSC have secured the funding for the lighting project and allocated up to $100K towards the planning of a multipurpose change room facility.

 

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Tony Wyatt – LVSL Senior Women’s “Coach of the the Year”

Trafalgar Victory FC Senior Women’s coach Tony Wyatt has been awarded the Latrobe Valley Soccer League’s inaugural “Women’s Coach of the Year” for season 2018. The announcement was made at the LVSL presentation evening on Friday the 19th of October at the Australian Italian Club.

Tony has been a dedicated servant of the game for many years at Trafalgar Victory and at Warragul Soccer Club before that.  He invests a great deal of time and energy into the development of his players and team as a whole.  Tony doesn’t just care about players in a soccer capacity, but is there as a support and life mentor to those under his care.

The TVFC senior women’s team has developed significantly during his time at the club.  The team plays a possession based game that is built upon a skill based and team oriented game plan.  The development of the TVFC ladies over the past five season is, put quite simply, amazing. The team is now recognised as one of the contenders in the league and has gained considerable respect from others clubs.

Tony is very much appreciated and valued by his team and club. However, respect and admiration for him as a person and coach is evident outside of the bounds of TVFC.  It is a great honour that this award was voted upon by his fellow coaches from across the league. There can be no higher accolade than to be recognised by one’s peers.

Trafalgar Victory FC is fortunate to have such great senior coaches.  This recent award follows the recognition of TVFC Senior Men’s Coach, Eamon O’Hare, who last season won the 2017 LVSL Coach of the Year for the senior men’s division.

All at Trafalgar Victory congratulate Tony upon this achievement and wish him the very best for the seasons ahead.

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Amanda Hines – LVSL’s Senior Women’s “Player’s Player”

TVFC Senior Women’s star Amanda Hines has won the Latrobe Valley Soccer League’s inaugural “Player’s Player” title for the 2018 Season. For the first time in the league’s history players from every club allocated 3, 2, 1 votes for the player they believe was the best in the league.

The announcement of this award was warmly acknowledged by all present at LVSL’s Presentation Evening held at the Australian Italian Club on Friday the 19th of October. The TVFC representatives were confident that Amanda had was a genuine chance of winning the award. However, when her name was announced as the recipient there was still much excitement and surprise.

Amanda has come a long way from when she first started playing soccer at the age of seven on the back of the school oval.  Even then, she displayed good skill and a fierce determination for the contest. An attribute of her game that has never wavered.

Many current TVFC members may be surprised to learn that Amanda was as a junior a GSL (Gippsland Soccer League) representative goalkeeper.  She was strong, quick and extremely courageous.  She also kept for her Trafalgar junior team and made literally hundreds of saves a season for a team that conceded many goals.

Move forward to the present and Amanda is a strong, spectacular and extremely reliable player.  She is a natural midfielder who reads the game superbly and has an amazing bag of tricks.  However, Amanda can play up front as she has a deadly shot on goal or can be equally effective as a defender when an opposing striker needs to be kept in check.

Many at the club, including the TVFC Senior Women’s Coach, Tony Wyatt, have readily stated that she is the best player in the league.  Whilst others, like Life Member Mark Judd, claim she alone is worth the gate fee at Trafalgar.

“Hinesy” as she is known by her team mates is a much loved, respected and valued member of the TVFC Senior Women’s team. She is an excellent role model and ambassador for her club. for  A more deserving and popular recipient of this award would be hard to find.

All at Trafalgar Victory FC send their congratulations to Amanda, a most worthy winner of the 2018 LVSL Player’s Player.

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2018 TVFC AGM

Trafalgar Victory FC wishes to advise its members and the general public that it will be holding its Annual General Meeting on:

  • When: Friday the 9th of November
  • Where: the Yarragon Hotel
  • What time: 6:30pm

Nominations for the positions of Vice President and Treasurer are being called for.  There are also several general committee member positions available. For more information, please email the club at admin@tvfc.com.au

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2018 Senior Presentation

Trafalgar Victory FC held its senior presentation at the Courthouse in Warragul on Friday the 12th of October.  The evening was an opportunity for the entire senior group to gather to celebrate the season that was and to acknowledge certain individuals for their achievements and contributions for the 2018 season.

The Courthouse, being a major TVFC sponsor, provided an excellent meal and superb service.  There were good numbers in attendance and the formal attire was in considerable contrast to the traditional red and white kit worn by all teams throughout the season.

Both senior coaches in Tony Wyatt (Senior Women’s Coach) and Eamon O’Hare (Senior Men’s Coach) presented inspirational and passion filled speeches to the Trafalgar members.  Their passion for both the game and the club were obvious for all to witness.  All at Trafalgar Victory FC are grateful to have both these men leading our senior teams.

The individual award recipients were as follows:

  • Men’s Reserves Awards
  • Best & Fairest: Monty Coots
  • Runner Up Best & Fairest: Logan Winter
  • Coaches Award: Monty Coots
  • Coaches Encouragement Award: Hamish Brace
  • Player’s Player: Michael Byrne
  • Senior Men’s Awards
    Best & Fairest: Aidan Wyatt
  • Runner Up Best & Fairest: Jackson Landy
  • Coaches Award: Jackson Landy
  • Player’s Player: Chris Beasley
  • Senior Women’s Awards
  • Best & Fairest: Amanda Hines
  • Runner Up Best & Fairest: Molly Ewen
  • Coaches Award: Caitlin Mathews
  • Player’s Player: Amanda Hines
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2018 Club Person Award Recipients

 

The recipients of the Luke Barker Memorial Club Person Award and the Angelo Carpinteri Junior Club Person Award were announced at the recently held Senior Presentation.

Both awards recognise the significant contributions made our dedicated volunteers.  The finalist for the Luke Barker Memorial Club Person Award were; Michael Byrne, Tanya Makins and Katrina Alison. Whilst in the Angelo Carpinteri Junior Club Person Award the finalists were; Chloe Alison and Allyssa Giles.

Michael Byrne was announced the 2018 Senior Club Person of the Year.  Michael has invested considerable time and effort to secure sponsorships, improve facilities, secure grants and coach the Under 6 MiniRoos.  He has a “can do attitude” and is indeed the man to get the job done.  Michael is also a TVFC committee member and a leader within the Men’s Reserves team. Congratulations Michael.

Chloe Alison was announced the 2018 Junior Club Person of the Year, very narrowly beating Allyssa for the title.  Chloe is a younger member of the TVFC Senior Women’s Team and another dedicated volunteer.  Despite playing minimal game time this season, Chloe has spent many hours assisting in the canteen at both junior and senior game days. She works very hard behind the scenes to ensure a smooth game day experience for players both home and away. Congratulations to Chloe.

Whilst Allyssa didn’t win the 2018 TVFC title, her contributions towards MiniRoos Gala days and assistance at numerous soccer clinics was very much appreciated and recognised by all at the club. It was therefore great that Allyssa was recognised by the club sge plays for, Gippsland FC, as their 2018 Club Person of the Year.  Congratulations to Allyssa.

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2018 TVFC Club Person of the Year Award – Voting Open

Votes are now being accepted for the 2018 Trafalgar Victor FC Club Person of the Year.  The annual awards are separated into two categories:

  1. The Luke Barker Memorial Award – Senior Club Person of the Year
  2. The Angelo Carpinteri Award – Junior Club Person of the Year

Both awards recognise the valuable contributions made by our dedicated volunteers.  The club received several nominations at the end of this seaosna and the committee have short listed the following nominations for your consideration:

 

To allocate your vote(s) please use the following link

Link to online voting

Voting closes on Sunday the 30th of September. So don’t miss out!