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
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.
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.
Today was another great day for Trafalgar. Our team fought hard every minute, well organised with very good passes. Traf managed to win, but with great suspense and awesome game played by both teams.
First half was with Traf mostly attacking and putting pressure on Newbourough, that played very well too. The defense of Traf, in particular with Logan, was very hard to pass through for Newbourough, who did only 2 ball kicks to the goal; unfortunately for Traf, the second one was a score, at 25 minutes of game. 0-1 with Newbourough winning. During that first half of the game we saw Braeden kicking an amazing ball to the crossbar, unfortunately not wanting to get into Newborough’s goal.
Second half was again with many attacks from Traf, and after a very good pass to the edge of the big square, the ball still in the air, Aaron kicked it with an amazing dexterity and it flies like an arrow straight to goal. The keeper of the other team had no chance and all the parents cheered the whole team. Score 1-1 at 45 minutes. Afterwards both teams continued playing really well and the suspense was halted after an amazing kick from Braeden, from outside the square, with a ball that flies high and curving down to force into the top right angle of the goal. GOOAALLLL for Traf! Score 2-1 at 57 minutes.
Both teams can be very proud of their quality of game, fairplaying and efforts. Their parents are!!
Report by team official Miguel Mateus
Melbourne Victory FC Community Football Coordinator Thomy Newbery and Melbourne Victory FC Community Coach Argyle traveled to Trafalgar on Thursday the 13th of June to conduct a soccer clinic for the entire Trafalgar Victory club. The program was organised by TVFC MiniRoos Coordinator Tanya Makins and eventuated via networking with Melbourne Victory when delivering a program that within the local schools.
Thomy and Argyle visit a lot of sporting schools and clubs to deliver their community based soccer clinics. They also assist in coaching and running match day events within the community. Their visit to Trafalgar would have resulted in a long day’s work for both gents who reside in Eastern Melbourne. Argyle explained that “We do a lot of work with clubs as well as schools, clubs operate after hours so a lot of that work stretch into the night.”
Players from MiniRoos, juniors and seniors all attended the “Club Training” night. It was great for the younger members of the club to connect with the senior aged players. It was equally important for the senior aged players (who play on a Sunday), to see just how many junior players we have at our club (who play on a Saturday).
The focus of the session was getting the kids to have an understanding of working into space and moving the ball at a quicker pace than they usually do at the junior level. Argyle put it nicely when he said that the session was about “Building skills and knowledge that they can take away and keep doing in future training sessions.” He further added that the goal was to “Keep the sessions quite simple, yet teaching them things they haven’t learnt before.”
Both Thomy and Argyle said the kids were great and the activities kept them busy and continually moving. The guys certainly engaged the kids and delivered an active, skill based session. A special thank you goes out to the TVFC coaches who also assisted in the delivery of the program.
At the end of the club training session a group picture was taken, MVFC water bottles were handed out and a meal was shared by the entire club. It was a great evening and one the club would like to repeat in seasons to come.
Thanks again to Thomy and Argyle form Melbourne Victory FC for running the program. A huge thanks to Tanya for organising this excellent event and to Katrina, Raelene, Mick and others who helped with the preparation and serving of dinner.
Yet another example of how Trafalgar Victory FC are delivering a quality football experience to its members.
The Trafalgar Victory FC Under 12 team have proudly worn their new playing strips for the first time last week at Bairnsdale. The kids look great in their new KonQa attire and were stoked to be wearing a brand new kit. The new shirts were purchased from sponsorship funding made by the Trafalgar Veterinary Clinic and Optus, Midvalley and Warragul.
It has been several years since a TVFC junior team received new strips and the club is delighted to have such great local sponsors to make this a reality. This is yet another example of how TVFC are providing a quality football experience to its members.
Trafalgar Victory FC have successfully applied for a Round 2 VicHealth “Active Club” Grant. The grant, worth $3000, submitted by TVFC member Michael Byrne is aimed at increasing female participation. The funds will be used to purchase new training balls and training equipment for the senior women’s team. This is another example of how Trafalgar Victory FC is making women’s sport a priority at its club.
The funding made to TVFC is one of 220 that the state government has invested in across this round of funding. In total $750,000 has been allocated to worthy projects to increase the participation in sport across the state.
All at TVFC thank Michael for taking the time to submitted the grant application. The club also greatly appreciates the support and funding from the state government and continues to strive to deliver a quality football experience for all of its members.
Link to VicHealth media release
Trafalgar Victory Under 12s played a great game of football against Churchill United in their round 10 match last weekend. Both teams played with great effort but Trafalgar was too strong overall, ending up winning the contest 5 goals to 2.
Match awards for Trafalgar went to Jai for displaying some impressive finishing skills in front of goal and Sophia for her determination and commitment in defence and midfield. Go Traf!
Report by team manager Andre.
Trafalgar Victory U12s showed a lot of heart in their round 9 match against Traralgon City Black this weekend. Traralgon City comprehensively won the game 12 to nil, but the Trafalgar team can be proud of their outstanding effort and great attitude all match.
The game was actually much closer than the scoreline suggested and it was great to see Trafalgar trying hard right until the end. Trafalgar player of the match award was won by Yelan for some outstanding goalkeeping. Most improved player award went to Mitchell for his determination in defence and displaying some excellent throw in skills. Special mention to Mackenzie for showing great resilience by coming back on in second half to help out her team mates after bravely shrugging off an earlier injury. Keep up the great attitude Traf!
Report by Team Manager Andre
Trafalgar Victory FC wishes to advise its members that the Club Training night, originally scheduled for Thursday the 30th of May, has been rescheduled for Thursday the 13th of June as a result of the weather forecast.
The new details are as follows:
- TVFC Club Training Night
- Thursday 13th June (new date)
- Combined training: 5:30 – 6:30pm
- Club meal: 6:30 – 7:00pm
Please spread the word amongst our members.