TVFC Supports Barefoot to Boots Initiative

Trafalgar Victory FC has, like many other Latrobe Valley soccer clubs, got behind the “Barefoot to Boots” drive organised by Lavalla Catholic College student and Traralgon Olympians player,  Guguei Malual.

The “Barefoot to Boots” program was first set up in 2014.  Barefoot to Boots (BTB) is an Australian-based private sector NGO that supports refugees living in camps and their neighbouring host communities. For more information on the Barefoot to Boots initiative, please click on the link below:

Link to Barefoot to Boots

As part of his VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning), Guguei organised a Latrobe Valley targeted initiative to collect boots, strips, balls and donations for the national organisation.  To say this has been a huge success would be a massive understatement.  Guguei has been inundated with donations from the LVSL clubs.

Trafalgar Victory FC were proud to make a contribution as well.  The club donated 50 players strips, 20 boots and a cheque for $100 to this very worthwhile cause. The donations are being collected at he end of this month. So, if you have any old boots or soccer balls that are still in decent condition, please don’t hesitate to bring them to the club or contact myself (Mark Judd) as a club contact, my details are available on this website.


TVFC Under 12s Round 15

Trafalgar Victory Under 12s finished their season on a winning note in a hard fought contest against Tyers Green on Saturday. Both teams displayed impressive skill and commitment in the tough windy conditions. After being level at half time, Trafalgar was too strong in the second half, ending up winning the match 2 goals to 1. The awards for Trafalgar went to Blake and Sophia who both played outstanding games in defence. Players and families would like to pass on a big thank you to coach Shirley for her dedication and enthusiasm all year. Awesome job Shirley! We hope to see everyone back for another great season in 2020. Go Traf!

Report by Under 12 Team Manager Andre.


TVFC Acknowledge Trafalgar & District Community Bank

Trafalgar Victory FC President, Lachlan Wyatt, and dedicated volunteer, Michael Byrne, recently made a surprise visit to the Trafalgar & District Community Bank. The TVFC representatives had the pleasant task of presenting Branch Manager, Phil Drummond, with a mounted and framed copy of a new TVFC clash strip.

The Trafalgar & District Community Bank generously sponsored the purchase of new clash strips for the TVFC Senior Men, Men’s Reserves and Senior Women’s teams. The significant sponsorship allowed the club to purchase new clash strips and to replace old strips that were well past their use by date.  The club is delighted with the sponsorship and indeed the new kit.  In return, the Trafalgar & District Community Bank now have a new prized item to proudly display on their branch wall representing their partnership with our club.

The Trafalgar & District Community Bank have been a long time supporter of Trafalgar Victory FC.  Their generosity has enabled the club to run soccer clinics, purchase and install perimeter fencing around the grounds located upon the Trafalgar Recreation Precinct, and now the purchase new clash strips for all senior teams.  The club is extremely appreciative of the support offered by the local community bank.  The TVFC Committee strongly encourages all of its members to consider the Trafalgar & District Community Bank for their banking needs and financial services.


Nominations Now Open for TVFC 2019 Club Person of the Year Award

The Trafalgar Victory FC Committee are calling for nominations for the:

  • Angelo Carpinteri Junior Club Person of the Year Award, and the;
  • Luke Barker Memorial Senior Club Person of the Year Award

Both awards are held in the highest of regards by members at our club and are a means of recognising the generosity and dedication of the many volunteers at Trafalgar Victory FC.  So if you know of a club member aged 18 years or under who deserves a nomination for their contributions this season then please nominate them for the Angelo Carpinteri Junior Club Person of the Year Award.  Likewise if you know of a club member aged 19 years or over who also deserves a nomination for their contributions for this season then please nominate them for the  Luke Barker Memorial Senior Club Person of the Year Award.

Nominations can be made via the following link:  Online nominations

The nomination deadline for both awards is Monday the 19th of August.

Please be sure to recognise those who do so much at our club via a nomination.  Finalists will be shortlisted by the TVFC committee and online voting will follow.


Volunteers make a club

Those who have been involved with local community sporting clubs know only too well that “Volunteers are the backbone” of any such organisation. There are so many jobs to get done within a sporting club whether it be a cricket club, bowls club, equestrian club, gold club, footy club, netball club, tennis club or a soccer club.

As such, Trafalgar Victory is just like every other club in the local community. Training sessions, game days and special events all take time and effort to plan and carry out. TVFC has had an excellent group of volunteers for nearly 25 years now. The jobs range from canteen management, cleaning, coaching, team managing, meeting delegates, planning groups, grant writers, political advocates, media editors, player recruitment, events organisers etc. The list is endless.

Most volunteers are adults who either play at the club or who have children or a partner at the club. Traditionally, those with a direct connection through family are often the first to roll their sleeves up and have a go as volunteers.  However,  one of the most impressive group of volunteers are those young players, many of who are still at school, who are willing to give back to their club.

2018 Junior Club Person of the Year, Chloe Alison, is one one such volunteer.  Chloe plays as a keeper in the Senior Women’s team, yet is at every game day throughout the season working in the canteen with her mother making sure there is sufficient food for all at the grounds. When most of her team mates are packed up for the day, Chloe is assisting in the canteen cleaning and packing up the kitchen.  She does this with little recognition and received only the odd message of thanks or gratitude. Indeed a great club member.

This weekend another group of high school aged players made a significant contribution to their club. Players Josh Porter, Logan Winter, Hamish Brace, Monte Rahama & Stuart Beckley each gave up their Saturday morning “sleep-ins” and officiated as match leaders at the club’s MiniRoos Gala Day from 9:00am – 11:00am. Each lad refereed an Under 8s and Under 10s match across the morning session. The benefits to volunteers are numerous, whilst benefits to the club are also substantial. It is the classic “win – win” scenario.

Thank you so much to all the generous volunteers at Trafalgar Victory FC, but especially to those boys who joined the list of those at our club who are prepared to make a contribution for the betterment of our great club.


Excellent MiniRoos Gala Day @ TVFC

The third, and final, 2019 MiniRoos Gala day to be hosted by Trafalgar Victory FC was held this morning at the Trafalgar Soccer Grounds. It was an excellent morning’s soccer with heaps for the kids to see and plenty to do.

For starters there were more than a dozen matches of entertaining MiniRoos games to enjoy.  Teams for all over the Latrobe Valley took to the pitches and based on what was on show today, there is still a great deal of talent in the local region.  Players from ages 5 to 10 passed, shot, trapped, dribbled, ran, dived and had a ball for over 2 hours of games.

In addition to the fast and furious soccer action on the pitch, Thommy and his team from Melbourne Victory FC made yet another welcomed visit to our club.  The MFVC crew brought with them the hug inflatable soccer “shootout” wall as well as numerous give-aways for the kids. Add to this the appearance of the famous Brendan Burger to entertain the kids and give thousands of high fives and it was a jam packed day’s entertainment.

Just when the day couldn’t get any better a massive steam train came racing past the grounds, blowing its whistle and captivating players, officials and spectator alike. It was a great day at Trafalgar Victory FC and you would he hard pushed to find a child or family who didn’t leave today’s MiniRoos Gala Day satisfied by their morning’s experience.

Trafalgar Victory FC would like to thank the many players and families who made the day’s soccer so enjoyable.  The club would like to especially thank the Melbourne Victory FC team and Brendan Burger for his appearance.  The club is extremely blessed to have so many generous volunteers who look after pitch set up/pack up, canteen preparation/sales/cleanup, coaching of teams and the organisation of our much appreciated visitors on the day.   A special mention goes to Tanya Makins who, as TVFC MiniRoos Coordinator, oversaw the entire day’s proceedings. A job well done Tanya.

Thanks also must be given to the five youth players who gave up their Saturday morning sleep in to officiate as the game leaders from 9:00am – 11:00am today. Well done Hamish Brace, Josh Porter, Monte Rahama, Stuart Beckley and Logan Winter.  It is great to see the youth aged players helping out the MiniRoos teams. Great effort lads.



URGENT – MiniRoos Venue Change -Sat 20th July


Urgent update for Saturday the 20th July.

Please be advised that the miniroos hub scheduled for Churchill this weekend has been moved to Falcons 2000 in Morwell due to Churchill having seniors on Sunday and genuine concerns that the pitches would hold both days

This affects Trafalgar Victory, Fortuna 60, Falcons 2000, Churchill United and Sale United


BBSC Allocate Temporary Changerooms for Soccer Grounds

Baw Baw Shire has recently released its 2019/20 Annual Budget.  In which it stated that “A total of twenty three (23) submitters spoke in support of their respective submissions at the Special Council Meeting on Wednesday 5 June 2019″. Trafalgar Victory FC have presented a request for temporary change room/shower facilities over several years now. Club President Lachlan Wyatt once again explained the urgent need for such facilities at the special council meeting.

In response to Lachlan’s presentation Baw Baw SC has “allocate a provisional recurring amount of $60,000 for portable female friendly facilities at Trafalgar Recreation Reserve”. This commitment from the shire ensures temporary female friendly change rooms as the soccer grounds until such a time that a permanent change room/shower facility has been constructed.

TVFC has already begun and will continue to work alongside the Baw Baw Shire Councils officers to ensure that the temporary facilities meet TVFC’s requirements and are sufficient to support all our members and guests. We will continue to work with the council to ensure these new amenities are in place in time for the start of pre season training in 2020.

Trafalgar Victory FC is delighted by the support shown by Baw Baw Shire Council.  All players as the club, and many from opposition clubs, will greatly appreciate a place to change as well as the opportunity to take a hot shower at the conclusion of training and/or game day.  In other news BBSC has also recently released its Recreation Master Plan Reviews, part of which has identified the multi-use pavilion at the Trafalgar Recreation Precinct as a high priority.  More details to follow regarding the progress of this permanent multi-use pavilion.


Barefoot to Boots – Needs Your Support

Trafalgar Victory FC, along with several other LVSL soccer clubs, has offered its support to the “Barefoot to Boots” program being coordinated by Traralgon Student and local football talent, Guguei Malual.

Link to Barefoots to Boots program.

Link to 9News report: Barefoot to Boots, Guguei Malual.

The “Barefoots to Boots” initiative provides soccer boots, strips, balls to refugees located at the Kakuma Refugee Camp in northern Kenya. Trafalgar Victory FC will shortly donate a dozen boots and numerous strips to this program.  The TVFC committee wished to further offers its support to this very worthy program via a cheque for $100.

If you have any second hand but good conditioned boots or soccer strips that you can spare, please bring donations to the club at training after the school holidays so that we can increase our contribution as a club. Trafalgar Victory FC encourages all its members to get behind this extremely worthwhile program. We are one global community.