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TVFC CPOTY Nomination: Katrina Alison

TVFC 2019 Club Person of the Year Nomination: Katrina Alison

Nomination description:

Katrina has been our secretary and canteen coordinator this year. Katrina has attended every home game TVFC have had this year and run the canteen with great efficiency. Katrina also attends meetings, takes minutes, cleans the buildings weekly and has cooked meals on event nights. 

Katrina dedicates countless hours to the club with little to no acknowledgment and does so happily because she loves this club. Her efforts have been superhuman.

If you would like to vote for Katrina, please do so via the below voting link:

Voting Link

NB: Voting closes 12 midnight on Wednesday the 2nd of October.

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TVFC CPOTY Nomination: Raelene Brace

TVFC 2019 Club Person of the Year Nomination: Raelene Brace

Nomination description:

As treasurer, Raelene not only manages the finances of the club but gives up numerous hours in the canteen and general club ensuring our facility is clean and in top shape for our games. 

Raelene attends all senior home games to watch her son play in the reserves but has had to watch his game from inside the canteen on numerous occasions just to ensure the canteen is running efficiently. 

Raelene also spends multiple hours a week on the phone with me assisting me with my role as president. She is an incredible asset too our club and her efforts often go unnoticed.

If you would like to vote for Raelene, please do so via the below voting link:

Voting Link

NB: Voting closes 12 midnight on Wednesday the 2nd of October.

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TVFC CPOTY Nomination: Greg Dyer

TVFC 2019 Club Person of the Year Nomination: Greg Dyer

Nomination description:

Greg has been a long standing volunteer at Trafalgar Victory FC for numerous years. He regularly runs the lines for the men’s matches, when very few are prepared to do so. Greg also assists in roles such as manning the gate and helping in the canteen. He is a regular working bee attender and can be relied upon to roll up his sleeves and help the club out.

If you would like to vote for Greg, please do so via the below voting link:

Voting Link

NB: Voting closes 12 midnight on Wednesday the 2nd of October.

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TVFC CPOTY Nomination: Mark Judd

TVFC 2019 Club Person of the Year Nomination: Mark Judd

Nomination description:

Mark has made many contributions towards the club. My list below is a sample of what he does:

  1. Vice President – this role entails Mark to be available to deal with club matters as they arise.
  2. Registrar – this role is vital to the club being able to have players. Mark needs to administer the online registration system, review the registrations as they come in, co-ordinate with others if there are any issues and provide coaches with documentation confirming player registrations
  3. Website/Facebook/Media – Mark maintains the TVFC website and Facebook page. He spends hours on this updating information, uploading photos, reports and important information. Mark writes in the Traf News, Warragul Gazette & Latrobe Valley Express
  4. Building Infrastructure – Mark has attended many, many meetings with relevant parties (local/state/federal politicians) to promote the needs of the club in terms of building infrastructure, signage and change rooms.
  5. Sponsorship – Mark has personally arranged many sponsors for the club this year

There are so many other things that Mark does such as helping out in the canteen, as a referee, marking grounds, coordinates the Christmas tree fundraiser, coordinating events and many other things in the background that provide for the smooth running of the club.

Mark does all of this as a volunteer (unpaid). He does this work as he cares about the club and the people associated with it. I have done my best to capture the work that Mark does for the club but what I have written is probably just a snapshot of all of the vast amount of time he devotes to the club. I believe Mark would be a worthy recipient of this award.

If you would like to vote for Mark, please do so via the below voting link:

Voting Link

NB: Voting closes 12 midnight on Wednesday the 2nd of October.

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TVFC CPOTY Nomination: Tanya Makins

TVFC 2019 Club Person of the Year Nomination: Tanya Makins

Nomination description:

Tanya has performed an amazing job as the Miniroo’s co-ordinator for the second year in a row. She has put in in countless hours of her own time organising everything from junior teams, sourcing coaches and acting as a coach herself, school clinics and recruitment, arranging our highly successful hub days and club training nights, fundraising raffles and assisting with the clubs sponsorship program, financial grants and Christmas tree sales. Tanya has also lead plannign for player retention and recruitment. This is on top of her already substantial contribution to the club as a women’s player and committee member.

 Tanya’s efforts have allowed the Miniroo’s to function smoothly throughout the entire season and have allowed a huge number of families and their children to enjoy soccer throughout this period with good communications, well co-ordinated training and game days, even assisting families with transport to/from our more distant hub days.

Thanks Tanya, Your efforts are appreciated by all mini’s parents.

If you would like to vote for Tanya, please do so via the below voting link:

Voting Link

NB: Voting closes 12 midnight on Wednesday the 2nd of October.

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TVFC “Fun Kick” Junior Soccer Program

Trafalgar Victory FC is running an off-season soccer program over the spring-summer period.  Each session will run from 5:00pm – 6:00pm every Thursday afternoon at the Trafalgar Recreation Reserve soccer grounds, commencing on Thursday the 5th of September. The program is being coordinated and ran by TVFC Junior Coach, Shirley Guthrie and is being offered to junior aged players who turn 12 or older in 2020.

Each session will consist of 30 minutes  of skills training and then a 30 minute game afterwards. The purpose of each session is to enjoy having a kick with friends in a structured format.  Current and  new players are welcome to attend.

Parent /carers will need to sign their children in at the commencement of each sessions, as well as sign them out at the completion of each session. Parents/carers will also be required to stay at the grounds during the sessions to supervise their children.

If you have any questions about the TVFC Summer Soccer Program, please don’t hesitate to contact Shirley on 0411 848 011.

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TVFC “Father’s Day” Raffle

Trafalgar Victory FC wishes to thank its members who sold tickets to for the club’s “Father’s Day” raffle. The club would like to shout out a huge “THANK YOU” to Harvey Norman Warragul who generously provided the prize of a 40″ TOSHIBA LCD TV.  Actually, Harvey Norman Warragul donated two 40″ TVs, the first of which was stolen when the club was broken into a few weeks ago. TVFC seriously appreciate the generosity and support offered by Store Proprietor, Nathan Harper.

The club raised in excess of $1000 from the ticket sales which is a great outcome.  The winning ticket was drawn on Sunday the 1st of September, on Father’s Day. The draw took place under the supervision of TVFC Treasurer, Raelene Brace and TVFC Vice President, Mark Judd. The Winner of the Harvey Norman Waragul 40″ Toshiba TV was Trafalgar Victory FC Under 12 Coach and member of the Senior Women’s team, Shirley Guthrie. Shirley was delighted when advised of her win.

Thanks again to all who sold and purchased tickets and congratulations to the raffle winner, Shirley Guthrie.

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2019 TVFC Junior Presentation

Trafalgar Victory FC held its 2019 Junior Presentation on Saturday the 31st of August at the Trafalgar Recreation Precinct.  Under beautiful blue skies the youngest Trafalgar Victory players and their family members filled the TVFC club rooms to celebrate what was an excellent season.  Each team was presented to those in attendance and there were many proud coaches, players and parents present to enjoy the formal part of the gathering. The entire cohort of kids and parents then enjoyed a shared meal and took to the soccer pitch for the annual “Parents V Players” match.

The MiniRoos numbers were really pleasing this season and TVFC have been extremely fortunate to have some amazing coaches to help foster a love of the game in our youngest club members. Each MiniRoos player was presented with a medallion featuring a lovely Trafalgar red and white ribbon.  Coaches of each team were also recognised and presented with a gift for their team and the TVFC committee.

TVFC wishes to thank the following MiniRoos volunteers for their dedication and willingness to provide the best possible football experience to our youngest members:

  • Under 6 MiniRoos – Coaches: Stacey Moore & Robert Loft
  • Under 8 MiniRoos – Coach: Tanya Makins & Peter Court
  • Under 10 MiniRoos – Coaches: Lee  Dastey & Corey Schrader
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There were of course many other parents and TVFC volunteers who offered assistance on games days and TVFC located gala day.  The club wishes to thank all who assisted in the delivery of the MiniRoos program.  Thank you also to the parents who got their children to and from training and game days.  Your efforts throughout the season has not been forgotten.  Thank you for choosing soccer and Trafalgar Victory for your son(s) and/or daughter(s).

A huge “thank you” must also be given to Tanya Makins who has overseen the TVFC MiniRoos for the past 2 seasons.  The role of MiniRoos Coordinator has expanded greatly across recent seasons and it involves the management of the season commencement, allocation of coaches, scheduling of training, overseeing of the program delivery, team management & communication, activities, fundraising, transport coordination and end of season presentation. On top of these responsibilities Tanya coaches the Under 8s, plays for the senior women’s team and is a very active committee member. It is therefore with sadness that TVFC has acknowledges notification from Tanya that she will not be coaching or coordinating the 2020 TVFC MiniRoos program. All at the club would like to thank Tanya sincerely for her contribution towards the MiniRoos program and to the  club in general. We sincerely hope she has some connection with the club in 2020 and beyond.

The Junior Presentation also acknowledged the great season and achievements of the TVFC Under 12 junior team.  This group of players have shown great development throughout the season and have proven to be an “extremely coachable and very likable group of kids” according to their Coach, Shirley Guthrie.   The team is so very important to the club who wish to grow its junior numbers in season 2020 and beyond.  The following awards were presented to the Under 12 team:

  • Under 12 Player’s Player: Logan Fascio
  • Under 12 Most Improved: Sofiia Davis
  • Under 12 Most Consistent: Yelan Mateus
  • Under 12 Coaches Award: MacKenzie Rankin

Team Manager of the Under 12s, Andre Van De Beek, was also acknowledged by Coach Shirley Guthrie for his significant contribution towards the smooth running and management of the team. Andre organised cleaning and canteen rosters, linemarking, goal setup and packup and was a great support to the team coach throughout the entire season.

A huge thank you to Shirley Guthrie for taking on the role of Under 12 Coach for the season.  She is a great manager and instructor of junior aged teams and the players under her tuition always develop, both in terms of skill and in terms of the love of the game. Players in the Under 12s know they have a coach who cares greatly about them, as do the parents who are very appreciative and supportive of Shirley.  Parents and players presented their Coach with a gift of thanks,as did the TVFC committee. It was very thoughtful of Shirley to thank and acknowledge the entire TVFC committee individually.

Once again the TVFC committee thank the players and families who selected Trafalgar Victory FC as their club of choice for season 2019.  We trust you have had an enjoyable experience and association with the club. We also hope you would consider TVFC for your son(s) and daughter(s) for season 2020 and beyond. Thank you for being part of our community, enjoy the off season and we look forward to seeing you once again in the red & white in 2020, as TVFC celebrates its 25th anniversary.

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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.

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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.