UPDATED 8 NOVEMBER 2021
A message from new FCB Club President, David Meiklejohn …..
Dear FC Birrarung players and families,
We hope you and your family are keeping well and enjoying the chance to get out and about some more. I wanted to say hello and introduce the new FC Birrarung committee, following last week’s Annual General meeting:
- David Meiklejohn, President / Coaching Coordinator (Girls)
- Tamara Truman, Treasurer
- Marie-Liesse Labat, Secretary
- Simon Paseos, Coaching Coordinator (Boys)
- Tina Wilkins
- Connie Sanders
- Randall Nodin
- Simon Rose
- Rachel Ross
I wanted to say many thanks to the previous committee and, in particular, former president, Randall Nodin, who did an amazing job holding the club together during the challenges of the past two years.
Now, we are hoping to move back to normal and get everyone back out on the pitch. As a first step, Football Victoria is seeking registrations for a Summer Cup competition. You can register at:
Teams and matches will be sorted out based on the numbers of players, so get in as soon as possible.
Also, the club is seeking access to SOPC 7 (the southern most pitch at Princes Park) for Sunday mornings. As soon as we have that, we’ll let you know.
In the meantime, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in contact: email@example.com
UPDATED 2 OCTOBER 2021
Notice of Annual General Meeting
The FC Birrarung Annual General Meeting will take place on Zoom at 7:30pm on Tuesday 26th October 2021. If you would like to attend the AGM please email the club Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org stating your name and the name of your playing child and we will send you the meeting link.
We encourage as many people as possible to come along, even if you don’t want to nominate for an official role in the club. It’s an opportunity to get to know the committee members, reflect on the season past and look forward to next season.
We are a club with almost 300 players and only seven committee members. We are looking to boost input from our FC Birrarung community – whether it has a specific focus such as recruiting or promoting girls soccer, expanding the Miniroos, helping out with our pups program, or you may have skills you would like to contribute such as communications, graphic design or event management.
If you enjoy working with happy friendly people who enjoy the world game and the community we’ve built around our club, then this could be for you!
We are calling for nominations for the following positions. The incumbent committee members intend to renominate except where noted.
Players, parents and carers over the age of 18 are eligible to nominate for committee positions and vote.
- President (vacant – nomination received)
- Vice President (vacant)
- Junior Boys Co-ordinator
- Treasurer (vacant – nomination received)
New General Committee Positions:
- General Committee Member – Miniroos coordinator
- General Committee Member – Pups program admin (vacant)
- General Committee Member – Communications (vacant)
- General Committee Member – Canteen coordinator
- General Committee Member – Events (vacant)
- General Committee Member – Registrar (vacant)
General Committee Positions:
- Positions open for people who would like to make a general contribution
If you would like more information about any of these positions or if you have skills you would like to contribute to the club, please call our club president Randall Nodin on 0434 079 446 or email email@example.com
We look forward to seeing you on the 26th!
FC Birrarung Committee
UPDATED 14 SEPTEMBER 2021
Unfortunately the remainder of football season 2021 has now been cancelled. We were blessed with 10 sunny Sundays for the first half of the season and it was great that we could at least get a solid pre-season and some competitive football played ahead of the current lockdown.
The FCB coaching brains trust is planning a big summer of football activities for when the current restrictions are lifted. We will aim to make these activities as affordable as possible. Stay tuned for more details as we get greater visibility on easing of restrictions.
In light of the shortened season, FCB is offering a part-refund of 2021 fees–$100 for MiniRoos and $120 for Junior players. Pups will be refunded for the 3rd term. If you would like to request the part refund please email to our club’s treasurer, firstname.lastname@example.org, including player name, birth date, player Id and include Bank Account Number, Name and BSB. Please lodge your claim before 15-Oct-2021.
Thank you all for participating in the 2021 season. It was great to see our community bounce back so strongly this year and we are sure we will bounce back again soon.
FC Birrarung Committee
UPDATED 9 JULY 2021
Some restrictions have been eased we are excited to welcome spectators back to Princes Park! The canteen will reopen this Sunday 11 July.
Training and competition remains conditional. All Government health advice, conditions and restrictions must be complied with. Football Victoria also has a set of conditions that must be complied with.
It is important that our playing community understand these conditions so please read the following information, share it with your families, including children who are playing with Birrarung. All of the requirements for training and matches must be complied with.
- Specific Information About Training
- Specific Information about Home and Away Matches
- Information for Coaches and Volunteers on Match Days
Ways you can support our great club
Like many community sporting clubs, Covid-19 caused significant financial strain for FC Birrarung and the committee continues to do everything we can to minimise the damage and continue to provide opportunities for girls and boys to play and train.
We have set up a fundraising appeal to help the club bounce back strongly from the impact of Covid and funds raised will be used for:
- programs to encourage girls participation
- sponsorships for financially disadvantaged players
- programs to encourage the participation of junior players
- the purchase of much-needed equipment
Through the club’s fundraising partnership with The Australian Sports Foundation, donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.
So please show your support for the club by donating today!
We are looking for Ground and Equipment Managers to share the role.
Ange has been looking after our equipment and organising our grounds on a Sunday morning for longer than anyone can remember! We are looking for volunteers to understudy Ange at Princes Park on Sunday mornings. We are hoping to find two or three volunteers to alternate weekends and share the load. Please contact Ange on 0403 025 513 or Randall on 0434 079 446.
Join the Committee!
Volunteers are the lifeblood of all community sporting clubs. All interested FCB community members are most welcome at our monthly committee meetings. The next meeting is scheduled for 7:30pm, Tuesday 27 July. Please email email@example.com for the location!
FC Birrarung Committee
We are very excited to announce our Birrarung Pups Program will run again in term 3.
Come along to beautiful Princes Park on a Sunday mornings, grab a coffee at the FCB Cafe while our experienced coaches introduce your child to the world game in a fun, supportive, game based program for girls and boys aged 4 to 6 years.
Sign up here!
• When: 9:30 – 10:15 Sunday 18 July 2021 to Sunday 5 September 2021
• Where: Southern Pavilion, Princes Park (see map for details)
• Cost: $50 (including uniform)
• What to wear: Uniform supplied + thermal if it is cold + runners (no boots at this stage)
Please spread the word and share with your friends!
FC Birrarung is a junior soccer club for girls and boys aged 5 to 20 years of age. We are a community club dedicated to fun, long term player development and fair play.
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