Glen Eira FC News

Member Update 3rd September 2021


Dear Glen Eira FC members,

REMAINDER of SEASON CANCELLED
Trusting every one of our members is safe and well in our current lockdown. As most of you know Football Victoria has announced today at 3 pm that the remainder of the 2021 season has been cancelled for all metropolitan Melbourne competitions:
– NPL Women’s (NPLW including Senior & U19)
– Victorian Premier League Women’s
– Women’s State League
– NPL Junior Girls
– NPL Junior Boys
– NPL Men’s (NPL NPL2, NPL3, including Senior, U21 and U19)
– Men’s State League
– Men’s Metropolitan & Masters
– Metropolitan Community Juniors (U12-U21)
– Metropolitan MiniRoos (U7-U11)
 
This is of course very disappointing as Football is a ‘Winter Sport’ and most of you will be aware that our home grounds, Lord Reserve and Mackie Road Reserve will be handed over for use by local cricket clubs in just a few weeks.

SUMMER FOOTBALL
The committee has already been working very closely with Stewart Howell our General Manager and Darren Tan our Community Technical Director on how and where we can offer our Members Football over the summer months. More on this to come next week as we secure facilities and finalise our plans for a ‘Summer Football Program’.

REFUNDS
In regards to potential refunds for your 2021 Membership Fees, Football Victoria has clearly stated that they will inform clubs by the 17th of September of their plans to refund a component of the fees that have been paid to Football Victoria and Football Australia.  I commit to you that Glen Eira FC will communicate its own refund policy as soon as possible after we receive this information.

STAYING ENGAGED
We all look forward to being able to enjoy the game we love when it is safe to do so. In the meantime, please continue to enjoy Football as best you can. Whether that be refining your juggling and wall passes, watching all the international football and leagues back in action. 
 
You can even enjoy a little FIFA online competition with your teammates by joining FV’s inaugural E-Series


 
Stay Safe, Stay Well, Stay engaged in the Beautiful Game.
Samantha Curran-Nicholls
President Glen Eira FC 
president@GlenEiraFC.com.au

03 September 2021

Member Update 18th August 2021


Dear Glen Eira FC members,

LOCKDOWN 6
The Victorian Government’s announcement earlier this week of a further extension of Lockdown 6 means that matches & training won’t resume until at least Friday 3rd September.


REMAINDER of SEASON 2021
As it currently stands, we hope to be back playing matches on September 4th/5th11th/12th and 18th/19th.    

Football Victoria is also in discussions with Cricket Victoria and local Councils to see if the season can be extended into the school holidays and possibly beyond.  Let me know if you think this is a good or a bad idea.



STAYING SAFE
COVID-19 is in our community – including a number of mystery cases. You can contribute to protecting our community and your family by getting tested.
 
The Health Department and Glen Eira City Council is encouraging all residents of the Glen Eira community to get tested for COVID-19 – whether or not they are symptomatic or have been to an exposure site.  See Department of Health: Letter to residents of Glen Eira City Council and Port Phillip City Council

Everyone is welcome at the testing sites – you do not need to be a close contact or have symptoms.


To find out where you, or your children can get tested for COVID-19, visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/where-get-tested-covid-19

You can attend Caulfield Hospital or Cabrini Elsternwick.

Caulfield Hospital: 260-294 Kooyong Rd, Caulfield: 8am to 5pm
Cabrini Elsternwick: 494 Glenhuntly Rd Elsternwick: 8am to 4pm

Everyone is welcome at the testing sites – you do not need to be a close contact or have symptoms.

A friendly reminder to always follow the government’s advice, which at the moment includes not to visit anyone else’s home and to limit exercise to no more than 2 people.
 


STAYING ACTIVE
The Home Football Juggling and Passing challenges are back!   Watch the instructional videos and get into it today.   Home Football Challenges



As usual, we will continue to monitor the current situation and advise of any updates or changes.
 
Stay safe everyone.
Stewart Howell
Glen Eira FC

18 August 2021

Member Update 11th August 2021

Lockdown #6 Extended


Dear Glen Eira FC members,

The Victorian Government’s announcement of extension of Lockdown 6 by another 7 days, means that matches & training won’t resume until at least Friday 20th August.

We will continue to monitor the current situation and advise of any updates or changes.

Stay safe everyone.
Stewart Howell
Glen Eira FC

11 August 2021

Member Update 5th August 2021

Lockdown #6 Announced


Dear Glen Eira FC members,

For reasons of consistency, and out of an abundance of caution, all training is cancelled for all teams tonight (Thu 5th August).

The Victorian Government’s announcement this afternoon of Lockdown 6, effective from 8pm tonight Thu 5th August, also means all matches have been cancelled for this weekend.

We will continue to monitor the current situation and advise of any updates or changes.

Stay safe everyone.
Stewart Howell
Glen Eira FC

05 August 2021

Membership Fees

Second Instalments Now Due

Due to the uncertainty at the start of the season, we only asked you to pay for 50% of the annual Club Membership Fee for Season 2021.

Furthermore the overwhelming majority of returning players were able to pay for this first instalment by using a ClubKeeper credit voucher they were carrying from the cancelled season 2020. In other words most players have managed to register for no cost so far this year.

The second 50% of the 2021 Club Membership Fee is now due.

02 August 2021

Mid-Season Survey

Closes 1st August 2021

A mid-season survey is being conducted to inform the Club’s next Strategic Plan and to ensure it meets the expectations of members (Part A). The outcome of this survey will also provide an opportunity for the Club to undertake important Constitutional Reform (Part B).

Survey submissions are anonymous in order to encourage frank feedback.
Estimated time: 5-10 minutes

24 July 2021