2021 Training Schedule

UPDATE 17 FEBRUARY 2021

FC Birrarung is very excited to have our players back on the pitch for pre-season training! Unless otherwise noted in the training schedule, training has started. Registrations are still open.

Please note that there are conditions that MUST be observed for training to take place.

Please read our COVIDsafe Plan and Football Victoria’s Return to Training Conditions for All Ages on our Return to Training 2021 page.

Football Victoria requires all players to be registered with fees paid in order to start training. Unfortunately, if you come to training without being registered we have to send you home.

Please use this link to register with FC Birrarung for the 2021 season.

During the registration process you will also have the opportunity to make a tax deductible donation to our COVID-19 bounce back fund. A donation to our Australia Sport Foundation backed fund is not only tax deductible but will help the club pull through this difficult period. Please direct any queries about this fund to the club secretary, Marie Labat, secretary@fcbirrarung.com

Sponsorships for players with an Australian Healthcare Card are now open. Places are limited. For more information, please go to our Sponsorships page.

All players, coaches, volunteers and spectators will need to sign in at the ground so please download the Service Victoria app from the Victorian Government website. Please look out for our A-Frame signs!

TRAINING LOCATION

Pre-season training for all teams takes place on soccer pitches 1 – 6 and the Overflow. Please see the location map for details.

A-Frame signs with our QR Code will be placed in front of the Southern Pavilion so please don’t forget to sign in!

TRAINING UNIFORM

Players must wear their FCB black and white away kit for training and bring their yellow match shirt. If you’d don’t have a uniform or you’ve grown out of your uniform, please wear a white/light coloured t-shirt and bring a yellow or dark coloured t-shirt.

Boots must not be worn in the pre-season. Please wear runners.

Training Timetable Updated 17/02/2021

2021-02-11 FCB RETURN TO TRAINING U7-21

BIKES

It is always great see so many of our players riding to training and to games – it’s part of the FCB culture – but we need to look after our players and our pitches, so:

  • Please do not ride bikes on the pitches
  • Bikes must be locked up around the perimeter of the park;
  • Please make sure you have lights and high vis/reflective gear to go to and from training.

WEATHER POLICY

Miniroos and Junior matches in the Football Victoria fixture are played in all weather conditions unless the referee deems it unsafe to do so.

Please refer to page 28 of Football Victoria’s 2019 Rules of Competition for details.


Wet Weather Training Policy

Training during wet weather is essential for athletes that will be expected to compete in wet weather.

Unless your coach has specifically informed you otherwise, training will be on. Times when we would not advise coming to training are during severe electrical storms (lightning).

Sometimes training is cancelled because the ground is closed by the council.

The club will inform you via email & Facebook at around 4.00pm.

Wear synthetic training attire and bring a dry top to wear after training.


Hot Weather Training Policy

During pre-season, training will be cancelled if, at 4.00pm, the Melbourne temperature is 36 degrees or higher.

The club will inform you via email & Facebook at around 4.00pm.


PLEASE BE SUN SMART!

Sunscreen is available free of charge to all members and visitors to the club.

On match days, sunscreen is available from the canteen, at all other times it can be found on top of the fridge in the club rooms.