Club Update #3 – 4th May

From our President

Dear members,

As you may be aware, Peter Filopolous, CEO
of Football Victoria (FV), has provided an
update on the football situation in Victoria in
the past few days. In the update, FV
announced that the Football Federation
Australia (FFA) has “produced Guidelines in
readiness for a return to community football”,
which are being reviewed by senior health
officials. This is fantastic news for everyone
who is itching to get back on the pitch.

While football remains suspended until 31
May 2020, FV has asked clubs to start
planning for the resumption of football. FV is
“in the advanced stages of scenario planning
regarding a return to football and have
worked through several different competition
models at both NPL and Community level.
We’re looking forward to sharing these with
our clubs when we have a clear idea of the
resumption date”.

The Glen Eira FC Committee is now busy
preparing to restart season 2020. We are
considering how to implement social
distancing and hygiene measures that would
make it possible for us to resume play and
ensure the safety of all our members. We’re
developing a plan to get football back up and
running quickly and safely as soon as the State
Government gives us the green light.

In the meantime, we encourage you to make
use of the many online resources available to
keep your skills honed in the lead-up to
football resuming.

Michael Westaway
President Glen Eira FC

Playing uniforms

As we think about gearing back up for season
2020, now is the time to get your new sky
blue and navy playing uniform from
Sportsmart if you haven’t already done so.
The Moorabbin store is open, but with
modified trading hours at this time.



The Glen Eira FC Girls department is running
#HomeFootballSchool to support girls’
physical and mental wellbeing during COVID-
19 restrictions. This innovative program aims
to keep girls engaged and connected, and
empowers them to be creative and build
resilience at this challenging time. We’re
delighted that the program has had significant
reach beyond our club through social media –
one video created by the girls reached over
2,000 on Facebook, 3,400 on Twitter and was
picked up by the ABC nightly news.

#AroundtheWorld challenge

Our U8-12 boys’ Club Coaching Coordinator
launched the challenge for the school holidays
asking all players to complete this skill with
their preferred foot and then, if they can
master this, to try also to use the other foot.
If you haven’t yet sent us your video of you
doing the #AroundtheWorld challenge, please
get it in to your age level coordinator soon so
we can showcase it on social media.

Can we support your business?

We know many members with small, local
businesses are doing it really tough right now
due to Covid-19 restrictions. If you’ve got a
small business that could use a boost, please
email us so we can promote your business
and encourage our members to support you
during this time.