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TVFC to lose 2019 LVSL Senior Home Matches?

The Latrobe Valley Soccer League Board has advised Trafalgar Victory FC “that they are reviewing the ongoing viability of TVFC hosting home games for the 2019 season due to the inadequate facilities currently on offer at TVFC”.

The LVSL Board further added that they had “received numerous letters of concern from other member clubs in the league who are continually frustrated at the lack of appropriate change rooms and shower facilities as required in the LVSL/FV facilities regulations “. The action taken by the LVSL places TVFC in a perilous position as it approaches the commencement of the 2019 season in only a few weeks.

In response, the Trafalgar Football and Netball Club have very generously offered their change room facilities for the upcoming season, when their fixture permits. The situation highlights the urgent need for a new change room facility.

Back on the 6th of June 2018, TVFC forwarded three budget submissions to Baw Baw Shire Council.  The first being $90K towards the completion of match lighting at the soccer grounds. BBSC has since successfully secured funding for this project via the Victorian State Government’s “The World Game Facilities Fund” program.

The second submission request was for $120K for the hire of a temporary and portable change room and shower block to be used as an interim arrangement, prior to the availability of a permanent change room and shower facility. Unfortunately, this was not approved for the BBSC 2018-2019 budget and accordingly TVFC now finds itself in its current situation.

The third submission was for a $200K contribution towards the construction of a multipurpose change room/shower facility.  This submission resulted in BBSC adding $100K to their 2018-19 budget for the planning of a new change room facility at the Trafalgar Recreation Precinct.

Currently the BBSC Recreation Department are undertaking a review of the Trafalgar Recreation Precinct master plan.  Part of which involved a review of the precincts priorities for 2019 and beyond.  Thankfully, all stakeholders at the TRP have signed a document stating that the fore mentioned change rooms, second cricket oval and a water bore are the three top priorities for the TRP. This document was presented to BBSC representatives on the 22nd of October, 2018 at the TRP Master Plan Review.

Whilst BBSC is following a strategic and criteria based process, which promises the delivery a good outcome for the Trafalgar community, it is TVFC’s concern that inquiries regarding both state and federal funding need to occur simultaneously as the TRP is being reviewed.

As it currently stands, the BBSC TRP master plan review is scheduled for completion in June of 2019.  At which point it is hoped that a multipurpose change room design will be completed, catering for Trafalgar Victory FC, Gippsland FC, Trafalgar Cricket Club, Trafalgar Junior Football Club and the Trafalgar Boxing Club.

However, by the time of the proposed completion of this review, the Victorian State Government deadline for Victorian Sport and Recreation grants for 2019-2020 will have passed, thereby pushing the potential construction of this desperately needed facility back a further twelve months.  This is an unacceptable position for tenants at the TRP, especially Trafalgar Victory FC, Gippsland FC and the Trafalgar Boxing Club.

Conversations held between TVFC and BBSC back in December 2018 indicated that little to no progress had been made in sourcing funding for this project, despite promises of such. TVFC implore BBSC to commence investigating funding options for this desperately needed project. It is simply not satisfactory to build a soccer ground without the provision of a change room and shower facility.

To offer some perspective of this problem.  This year it is estimated that 300 players across two clubs will use the soccer grounds, seven days a week for the next eight months. To provide a simple comparison, this equates to an Australian Rules Football club fielding 13 teams without change rooms. Or a cricket club fielding 23 teams be without change rooms. Or a netball club consisting of 30 teams without change rooms. This is what is happening in 2019 at the Trafalgar Soccer Grounds.  Funding is needed now!

TVFC President, Lachlan Wyatt, explained “without an adequate shower/ change facility, the club is continually left clutching at straws when trying to develop social relationships with our members and guests”.  He further added “without suitable amenities at our grounds we face the likelihood of being unable to host games, thereby losing thousands of dollars in income throughout the year”.

To date, Trafalgar Victory FC has met with BBSC councilors, the Latrobe Valley Authority, Football Victoria, State politicians and the Trafalgar and District Community Bank to discuss funding options.  The LVA have expressed interest in funding such a project and the TDCB has confirmed its support in writing of such a project.  The Sporting and Recreation Victoria  funding options include the Female Friendly Facilities Fund, Community Sports Infrastructure Fund and The World Game Facilities Fund.  There is significant funding available.  However, the time for funding applications is now, not 12 months down the track.

Trafalgar Victory has done all in its power to promote the needs of the community.  It has worked with other tenants at the TRP to provide an outcome that is beneficial to all stakeholders. It has established and presented several funding options for BBSC to further investigate and it has utilized every avenue available to plead its case. Baw Baw Shire Council, please find the funding for this much needed project.  Waiting until the end of the TRP review is no longer a viable option.

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2019 TVFC Season KickOff a Huge Success

Trafalgar Victory F held its 2019 Season Kick Off on Saturday the 16th of February. Strong numbers attended the MiniRoos and junior aged clinics and event coordinator Tanya Makins was pleased with the turn out.

The day provided local families with the opportunity to come along play on the superb Trafalgar grounds, meet with members of the club, receive information about playing/training and most importantly enjoy some soccer drills and matches.

If the enthusiasm of the kids is anything to go by, Trafalgar Victory FC are in for a massive MiniRoos and junior season.

The highlight of the program was the kids versus parents’ match, which once again resulted in an all in penalty shootout. However, this year’s result didn’t follow the traditional script, with the parents coming out on top!

The morning concluded with a free BBQ, which was greatly appreciated by all in attendance. The club would like to thank the many families who came along to check out the club today. We encourage all to consider registering with TVFC for the season ahead.  We have the best grounds in the Gippsland, qualified outstanding coaches and a genuine pathway for boys and girls.

If you missed the Season Kick Off, don’t worry.  New players are encouraged to contact the club or simply to come along to a training session, which commenced just last week.  Returning and new players are most welcome to join the club in season 2019.

For further information on our great club, please:

  1. Log onto our website tvfc.com.au
  2. Email our club at admin@tvfc.com.au
  3. Call Tanya Makins our MiniRoos Coordinator on 0411 129 556

Thank you to Tanya Makins for overseeing the day’s program.

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TVFC 2019 Season KickOff

Trafalgar Victory FC is hosting its 2019 Season KickOff on Saturday the 16th of February, details as follows:

  • 2019 TVFC Season KickOff
  • For MiniRoos & Junior players aged 5-16
  • Boys and girls
  • Soccer clinics from 10am – 12 noon
  • BBQ form 12:00 noon

All welcome. Please come and have a kick at Trafalgar’s amazing soccer grounds.  Registration information is available on the day for those who wish to play in the upcoming season.  However, the day is designed to kick of the season and all are welcome.

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2019 TVFC Coaching Opportunities

Trafalgar Victory is looking to compliment its existing coaching panel for season 2019. The club is looking for :

  • MiniRoos Coaches
  • Junior Coaches
  • Junior Coordinator

If you would like to join a dynamic and family friendly club, then this might be the club for you. TVFC is prepared to fully support new coaches via mentoring and free FFA coaching courses.  If you are interested, please contact the club via one of the following options:

  • Online application: Link
  • Email: admin@tvfc.com.au
  • Website: www.tvfc.com.au
  • Mobile: Lachlan Wyatt 0413 804 490

 

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2019 Registration Now Open

Online registration at Trafalgar Victory FC for season 2019 is now open for new and returning players.

The previously used “My Football Club” registration system is no longer available for players in season 2019.  Instead, a new online registration system, called “Play Football” is being used Australia wide this season and beyond.

To register to play at Trafalgar Victory FC, simply log onto the below link and follow the instructions:

Link to Play Football registration

Important information for existing participants
Claim your existing profile!

FFA has migrated all current and previous registrations to the new system. Please make sure you claim your existing profile during the process.

Register with an email address that matches the one used on MyFootballClub
  • The key to this process is your Football Account which we will use to lookup matches for you.
  • You will not be able to claim your participant history if your email address or social login does not match the email address used for registrations on the old MyFootballClub.
  • Please ensure the Football Account is created in your name not the name of your child or dependant. Once you have created your Football Account you will be able to register any child or dependant.
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TVFC 2019 Senior Coaching Team

Trafalgar Victory FC is pleased to announce its senior coaching team for season 2019.

  • Eamon O’Hare (Senior Men’s Coach) will take the reigns of the senior men’s squad.  This is Eamon’s fourth season with the club.  Having won the LVSL’s 2017 Senior men’s Coach of the Year, the club is delighted to regain his services for another season.

Christopher Beasley (Senior Men’s Assistant Coach) is new to the coaching team at Trafalgar and comes with recent state league experience having played at both Morwell Pegasus (State 1) and Peninsula Strikers (State 2).  Christopher is a Trafalgar resident and has played at the club, both as a junior and senior player. His strong connection with the playing group will make for an effective leadership style.

Tony Wyatt (Senior women’s Coach) has signed on for his fifth season at the helm of the senior women’s team. His coaching and leadership has forged our women’s team into a most competitive and united squad.  Having won the LVSL’s 2018 Senior Women’s Coach of the Year,Tony is a much appreciated and valued member at our club.

The TVFC committee is delighted with its 2019 coaching appointments.  The club has considerable confidence in the coaching team and wish each the best for the season ahead.

NB: Preseaon has already commenced at Trafalgar Victory FC.  New and returning players are most welcome to attend.  Training sessions are held of Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 tom 8:00pm.

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2019 Pre-Season Commences

Trafalgar Victory FC senior preseason has officially commenced for season 2019. Strong numbers took to the soccer grounds at the Trafalgar Recreation Precinct on Tuesday to undertake preparations for what promises to be a significant year for the improving club.

The senior coaching team, consisting of Senior Men’s Coach Eamon O’Hare, Senior Men’s Assistant Coach Chris Beasley and Senior Women’s Coach Tony Wyatt, addressed the playing group and took them through their first session of the year.

The club has managed a high retention from last year’s playing list. The club will also benefit from the addition of several youth aged players, as well as the inclusion of several new recruits. Coach O’Hare is looking forwards to greater player numbers and depth, which will produce flow on benefits for both the senior and reserve teams.

When asked where the improvement will come from this season? Coach O’Hare explained, “The younger boys will be a year older, stronger, quicker and confident. Having more players available for training and match days will also improve the squad greatly”.

The Senior Men’s Coach also explained that new players are most welcomed to join the squad for preseason. O’Hare said “We will make room for new players. The more good players who come in, the greater the pressure to preform, participate and to train.” O’Hare also added, “The pitches are looking really good.  The club has practice matches coming up and we are looking forward to doing a bit of damage this year.”

Having displayed continual improvement in recent years, culminating in a top three finish and playing off for the Browne Huizer Cup last season, Senior Women’s Coach Tony Wyatt is looking to continue both game and player development.

Wyatt added that “We have built consistency and improvement based on respect, team spirit and a positive attitude towards each other.” The girls were unlucky last year in the final series, narrowly missing the grand final courtesy to a penalty shootout.  Wyatt added, “A bit more maturity in taking opportunities will see us stake another step”.

Preseason will continue every Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30pm – 8:00pm.  New players are most welcome.

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Trafalgar Soccer – Club History

Trafalgar Victory FC are seeking assistance from its member, past and present, to construct an accurate account of office bearers from 1996 – 2019. To date the club has been able to piece together the vast majority of senior committee positions in the clubs history.  However, there are still some blank spaces and some educated guesses upon the list.  Certain years are quite challenging with role changes occurring mid-season.

The club is currently working through past club records and documentation to complete the historic listing.  However, if you or someone you know has information regarding TVFC office bearers then please get in contact with Vice President, Mark Judd on 0448 032 490 and txt through the necessary information.

The club is trying to get an up to date and accurate record in preparation for a new Honour Board to be proudly displayed in the club rooms early in 2019.  Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Please refer to the below table of records for comparison.

NB: Please be sure to use the “Next” and “Previous” buttons on the table to view all records.

YearPresidentVice PresidentSecretaryTreasurer
2019Lachlan WyattMark JuddAdrien MakinsRaelene Brace
2018Lachlan WyattMark JuddAdrien MakinsRaelene Brace
2017Lachlan WyattMark JuddKatrina AlisonRaelene Brace
2016Dylan WyattMark HeatheringtonTemplar HankinsonRaelene Brace
2015Dylan WyattKara KimberleyGreg WyattPetamarie Mathews
2014Dylan WyattKara KimberleyShirley GuthriePetamarie Mathews
2013Mark JuddGreg WyattJennifer MossPetamarie Mathews
2012Mark JuddGreg WyattJennifer MossPetamarie Mathews
2011Mark JuddGreg WyattJennifer MossPetamarie Mathews
2010Mark JuddGreg WyattJennifer MossPetamarie Mathews
2009Mark JuddBill SampsonJennifer Moss
Petamarie Mathews
2008Paul ChristianMark JuddLeanne BeasleySimone Clymo
2007Paul Christian Leanne BeasleySimone Clymo
2006Paul Christian (?)
2005
2004Andrew Ross(?)/Martin Lovitt(?)Brian MathewsWayne Jones (?)/Shirley Regnier (?)/Lorinda Lovitt (?)Donna Noonan (?)
2003Luke TreyvaudJames AxeCraig Heywood/Lorinda Lovitt (?)Donna Noonan
2002Wayne Jones/Martin LovittWayne JonesShirley RegnierGanina Kellas
2001Wayne Jones (?)Shirley Regnier (?)
2000Wayne JonesShirley RegnierMandy MooneyGail Fiddelaers
1999Dr Darra MurphyMarcus BarkerJanet KolasaTony Bell
1998Dr Darra MurphyMarcus BarkerJanet KolasaTony Bell
1997Marcus BarkerPauline BarkerMike Duval-StewartKerri-Anne Duval-Stewart
1996Marcus BarkerPauline BarkerMike Duval-StewartKerri-Anne Duval-Stewart
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TVFC Women’s Preseason

TVFC wishes to advise players, both returning and new, that the women’s preseason will commence in mid January 2019.  Details are as follows:

  • Women’s Preseason Commencing:
  • Tuesday 15th January, 2019
  • 6:15pm – 8:30pm
  • Bring boots, runners & water
  • @ the Trafalgar Soccer Grounds, Trafalgar Recreation Precinct, Waterloo Road, Trafalgar.
  • For further details contact:
  • Tony Wyatt (Senior Womens Coach): 0438 281 583
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Santa Visits TVFC Christmas Party

Despite a hectic December, Santa held true to his word and visited the Trafalgar Victory FC Christmas Party this evening at the Trafalgar Soccer Grounds. Not only did Santa give every child (and many of the parents) lollies, but he also jumped the fence and had a kick with the kids! One of the younger participants stated with much surprise that “Santa has real skills!”

It was great fun for the kids present at the TVFC Christmas Party who had earlier enjoyed many fun activities organised by TVFC MiniRoos Coordinator, Tanya Makins. The kids had a go at sack racing, shots on goal, as well as a game with parents. There were plenty of prizes available for those in attendance and the bubble wands were a huge hit with the kids.  But the story of the evening was definitely the arrival of Santa who entered the soccer grounds  on the Trafalgar CFA truck.

Kids, parents, CFA volunteers and Santa himself all enjoyed a snag in bread and a fruit box which was kindly donated by Trafalgar IGA and Bakers Delight, Warragul (near the Coles store).

The evening was a great celebration of the Christmas season at the club. Whilst numbers certainly weren’t huge, it is hoped that the event will become a regular fixture on the TVFC calendar for years to come.

TVFC would like to thank Tanya Makins for arranging the event, Shirley Guthrie for her contacts with the CFA and Santa, the CFA volunteers, Katrina and Chloe Alison for their work in the canteen/BBQ, Michael Byrne for cleaning the clubrooms prior to the evening. Thanks too to the parents and kids who came along and had a great evening.

Trafalgar Victory FC wishes all its members a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!