It was indeed a “Kick Start” for Trafalgar Victory FC at today’s official launch of the 2016 season. With clinics for MiniRoos & Juniors, a kids versus parents match and the annual President’s XI Versus Legends match, there was indeed something for everyone at the club.
The mornings Kick Start clinic was well attended with around 80 junior aged participants actively involved in a range a soccer drills and activities. The program was generously financed by Baw Baw Shire via their Community Development Grant initiative.
Guest players and coaches from NPL club, the Bulleen Lions, were a real hit with the kids and delivered a quality program that both challenged and developed players regardless of age or experience. Cassandra Dimovski, Emily Dolzan, Lia Privitelli and Isabella Scott ran a brilliant program. They kept the kids fully engaged and provided some great advice and tips to the Trafalgar Victory junior aged players. TVFC Coach Kara Kimberley also ran a skills station to accommodate the five group rotation.
In between the skill based activities, the kids were reminded of the importance of good nutrition and hydration via an awesome fruit spread and plenty of iced water to drink. Both were appreciated greatly by the budding soccer stars.
At the end of the fifth and final rotation the players, who by now were pretty tired and nearing exhaustion, gathered to thank the guest coaches and presentations were made to one player from each age group who best engaged in the mornings activities.
The kids then enjoyed a free BBQ before taking to the pitch for a “friendly” Parents Versus Kids soccer match. Upon reflection it appeared that the kids used a 5, 5, 10 formations (there were young players everywhere, mostly up front wanting a goal). Regardless of the structure, the match was fast and furious with action a plenty. Both teams were scoring freely and there were smiles over the faces of all the kids as they weaved their magic against their parents.
Some of the standout performances included the “crash of the century” involving Kara Kimberley and one of her MiniRoos players; some brilliant goalkeeping by Johanne and Josh Rothmeier; and a very nice rabona goal from striker Rudy Garcia.
By the end of the match all were spent and ready to call it a day. Thanks sincerely for the families who supported the morning’s activities, the Bulleen girls for running our program and the TVFC committee for their planning and setup of the day.
A reminder to parents that:
- Online registration will be made available early next week
- Stay tuned for some HUGE Melbourne City FC news for Trafalgar Victory FC
- We are looking to recruit many more players into our MiniRoos and Junior program
- TVFC will be in touch shortly regarding the announcement of coaches and training details