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New Multi-Use Sports Pavilion at Trafalgar Recreation Reserve

Image: Artist impression of the future $3.2 million multi-use sports pavilion in Trafalgar.

Trafalgar Victory FC is delighted to share with its members and the wider Trafalgar community that Baw Baw Shire has successfully applied for a $500,000 grant from SRV’s Female Friendly Facilities Fund to secure the funding necessary for the construction of a multi-sport pavilion upon the Trafalgar Recreation Precinct. The club has been working with BBSC, the Vic State Government and members of the Trafalgar Recreation Precinct for several years now and cannot wait for the construction of this pavilion. What initially started as a request for suitable showers and changerooms for the soccer club has expanded into a much bigger project which will provide facilities for the Trafalgar Cricket Club, the Trafalgar Junior Football Club, Trafalgar Victory FC, Gippsland FC and the Trafalgar Boxing Gym.

Baw Baw Shire today posted the following statement on their website “This project will see construction of a new multi-sport pavilion at Trafalgar Recreation Reserve with female-friendly changerooms and amenities, umpire facilities, new storage facilities, dedicated first aid room, a boxing gym and social/flex space to cater for soccer and boxing participants. Externally the pavilion will feature public toilets, a veranda with outdoor spectator viewing space, a canteen, accessible car parking, connecting pathways and landscaping. The pavilion will address the immediate lack of facilities with participation tracking at 3.5 times the Victorian average (prior to COVID-19). The design has been developed with true multi-use flexibility and future planning in mind to service the five sporting clubs from different codes including soccer, cricket, football and boxing. This $3.2 million project is being jointly funded by a $500,000 grant from SRV’s Female Friendly Facilities Fund and the $2.7 million balance by Baw Baw Shire Council. Works will commence following the tender award, with delivery to take place over two-years. All works due for completion by mid-2022.”

Trafalgar Victory FC, whilst having a quality playing service, has for years lacked suitable shower and toilet facilities. Today’s announcement provides the club with much optimism and confidence looking towards the post COVID-19 period. The club wishes to thank Baw Baw Shire Council. In particular the East Ward councillors, Cr Darren Wallace, Cr Michael Land Cr Peter Kostos who have been very supportive of this project over an extended period of time. Thank you also to the BBSC Recreation Team, lead by Coordinator Recreation Shane Paynter, for their ongoing work on the sizable project. The club would also like to offer its thanks and appreciation to the other Trafalgar Recreation Precinct stakeholders. The project announcement is a win for all at the precinct and indeed the entire Trafalgar community.

It is hoped that the construction of the new multi-user pavilion will encourage more of our community to get involved with local sport. Trafalgar has a proud sporting history and today has plenty to offer its community. There are numerous well ran sports clubs available, all of which offer a great service to Trafalgar and the surrounding district.

 

Image: Artist impression of the future $3.2 million multi-use sports pavilion in Trafalgar.

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Football is Back!

At this stage, the Gippsland Soccer League Season will proceed for 2020.  This is subject to any further changes in Government guidelines but for now we can go ahead.
There are, however, some guidelines we must all adhere to.  These are to ensure the safety of all players, officials, families and the wider community.

2020 Season for Junior Teams will commence Sunday 19th July 2020.
2020 Season for Senior Teams will commence Sunday 2nd August 2020.

Training will recommence this Thursday 9 July 2020.  Please see below for the training times.

  • Minis to train from 4.30 to 5.30pm
  • Juniors to train from 5.15 to 6.15
  • Seniors to train from 6.30.

There are a number of protocols that must be followed for training:

  • You must be registered before you can train.  Please bring your FFA number to training as we need to record this in the event contact tracing is required.  Go to playfootball.com.au to register.
  • Please do not attend training if you are unwell.  Please consider getting tested if you have any of the symptoms of Covid-19.
  • Please arrive only 10 minutes prior to training and be dressed ready for training (no changerooms will be open).
  • Please leave the grounds 10 minutes after training.
  • Junior Parents – please remain in your car during training.
  • Only Players and Coaches are to be on the pitches.  If you need to discuss anything with a Coach, please make arrangements prior to training and maintain 1.5m physical distancing.
  • One gate will be used for Entry onto the pitches, the other gate used to Exit.  Please use the correct gate.
  • Players will need to sanitise their hands at the Entry gate.
  • Players will need to bring their own drink bottles.

Mini Roos competition – we are waiting on updates from FFA and FV on how Mini Roos games can operate this year.  We’ll start training so we are ready to go when those updates are available.

Please keep an eye on the Facebook page for any further updates and don’t hesitate to contact one of the Committee if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you
TVFC Committee

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TVFC Member’s Meeting – Thur 12th March @5pm

TVFC members are invited, and indeed encouraged, to attend an important club meeting to discuss the recently announced move to the Gippsland Soccer League, event details are as follows:

  • TVFC Meeting
  • Venue: TVFC Clubrooms
  • Start: 5pm sharp
  • Finish: 5:30 – 6:pm

It is essential that our members fully appreciate the reasoning behind this decision, the limited options available to us and how we plan to move forward.  It is equally important that our members attend and have an opportunity to raise and discuss their concerns regarding the move to the GSL. With the LVSL junior league start to the season being delayed and that of the GSL still weeks away, it is an opportune time for the club committee and its members to have an open and honest conversation. For further details, please refer to the letter that was emailed to all members via mailchimp (dated Sun 8th March – please check your inboxes).

We hope to see many families at this important meeting. The club is looking forward to your attendance, an open mind and a solution focused conversation.

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TVFC Seeks Gippsland Soccer League Affiliation for 2020

Dear TVFC Players, Parents & Members,

We write to inform you that as of this morning, Trafalgar Victory FC has written to seek affiliation with Gippsland Soccer League and notified its current body, the Latrobe Valley Soccer League of its intention to withdraw from all LVSL competitions.

Over the past 8 years, TVFC has experienced considerable growth in areas on and off the pitch upon relocating to our current facility at Waterloo Road, in more recent times we have been investing considerable time and energy into procuring improved infrastructure and facilities that will better support our club.

The decision to change leagues has been one of careful consideration, and one that we feel as a committee will best support the sustained growth of TVFC. We have been embedded in the LVSL since its inception, with club delegates holding executive board roles and supporting the development and growth of the leagues administration for some years. However, we feel that our best future endeavours now lie within the Gippsland Soccer League.

Trafalgar and surrounds are growing communities, competing with significantly larger clubs in the main townships of Moe, Morwell and Traralgon and the clubs current status of being without appropriate facilities has made it increasingly challenging to maintain a healthy player base across all age groups which we must make a priority.

The Gippsland Soccer League is a fast growing, friendly, family based competition with values aligned perfectly to that of TVFC. We have been involved in the GSL in previous seasons with considerable success and we are excited and energised to see our junior and senior teams compete together on the same competition day and increase whole club involvement.

The TVFC Committee will continue to work towards recognising an established, built for purpose changing facility that provides appropriate solutions to our male and female players across all ages, whilst being able to manage this alongside building our player base in a growing, exciting competition.

TVFC would like to thank the LVSL for its support and understanding of our decision, with recognition that the LVSL season commences in one short week.

There will be more information to follow shortly regarding the clubs next steps seeking affiliation with the GSL, competition information and everything else you need to know.

 

Kind Regards

TVFC Committee

 

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2020 Registrations Now Open

Players, new and returning, can now register to play at Trafalgar Victory FC for season 2020, via the following online link:

www.playfootball.com.au/register

If players have any difficulties registering, please don’t hesitate to use the following PlayFootball supports:

 

  • Email: playfootball.support@ffa.com.au
  • Telephone: 02 8880 7938

Players must be registered in order to take the pitch in the Latrobe Valley Soccer League.

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TVFC 2020 Training Schedule

TVFC members, both new and returning, please be advised that full club training commences this weekend. Preseason training details are as follows:

  • Senior Men       Tues & Thur   @ 6:30pm
  • Senior Women  Tues & Thur  @ 6:30pm
  • Juniors (U12 & U14)           commences Thur 27th February @ 5:00pm
  • MiniRoos (U6, U8 & U10)  commences Thur 27th February @ 4:30pm

It is essential that all players make the effort to attend training so we can determine squad numbers for the upcoming season. A reminder for all MiniRoos and juniors to bring along their runners, footy boots and a water bottle. The TVFC committee eagerly await an excellent start to the season and look forward to seeing you at the grounds.  Parent support and involvement is of course welcome at TVFC, so please be sure to make the effort to introduce yourself to the coaches and offer a hand, if comfortable to do so.

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2019 TVFC Christmas Fundraiser

Thank you to the numerous TVFC members who gave up their time over the past few weeks to :

  1. Take Christmas tree orders
  2. Deliver Christmas trees around the local area
  3. Sell raffle tickets

Thanks to your efforts the club was able to raise in excess of $2200.00 via this out of season annual fundraising program. The level of support this year was unprecedented and demonstrates a willingness, particularly from senior players, to back their club and to make a contribution. Every dollar raised will benefit members of all ages across the club.

Trafalgar Victory FC would also like to thank the many local people who ordered a Christmas tree or bought a raffle ticket from a member of our club over the past three weeks. Without your support,this fundraising program could not occur. A particular thanks to lour “long term” clients who have supported this initiative over many years now.

The club would also like to thank IGA Trafalgar and the Yarragon Hotel for their ongoing support of this annual fundraiser over many years now. Thanks also to Rick’s Christmas Trees and Harvey Norman Electrical, Warragul for their support of our program.

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2019 TVFC Christmas Raffle Winner

Trafalgar Victory FC Senior men’s captain, Jackson Landy, has won this year’s Christmas Raffle. “Jacko” is a very well liked and dedicated club man, who can always be depended upon to help out, be it on game day or in general duties around the club. The club is delighted that a worthy winner for this raffle was drawn from the hundreds that entered the raffle.  Congratulations Jacko, all at the club  hope you enjoy your  new 40 inch TCL HD Android TV.

TVFC would like to thank Harvey Norman Electrical Warragul for their sponsorship of this raffle and for their ongoing sponsorship throughout the season. For your last minute Christmas gift ideas, please consider Harvey Normal Electrical Warragul, and be sure to mention you are from Trafalgar Victory FC.

 

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2019 Christmas Tree Orders – Now Open

Trafalgar Victory are once again taking orders for our Christmas tree fundraiser, and with our original tree supplier back on board in 2019, our trees are guaranteed to please customers. If you would like a beautiful, fresh, trimmed Christmas tree then place your order today.

Link to online order

Trees are being delivered on the following days:

  • Sun 1st Dec
  • Sun 8th Dec
  • Sun 15th Dec

Please help your local sporting clubs serve our local community.