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NEWS: Geelong Rangers take on Barwon SC in Men’s Division 1 grand finale...

THE Wanderful Game’s JAKAN SEEMAMPILLAI previews this Sunday’s highly anticipated Geelong Region Men’s Division 1 Grand final between two of the local league competition’s biggest heavyweights, Geelong Rangers and Barwon SC, which will take place at Stead Park and promises to be a titanic battle...more

NEWS: Deakin to take on Golden Plains in Men's Div 2 Final after Corio fields ineligible player

FOOTBALL Federation Victoria (FFV) Competitions Department on Friday completed an investigation into last weekend’s disputed Geelong Region Men’s Division 2 semi-final fixture between Corio and Deakin Ducks Black. Initially won 6-4 by Corio, the result has been overturned to 3-0 in favour of Deakin after Corio was found to have fielded an ineligible player...more

NEWS: Pre-Grand Final interviews with Women's Div 1 captains

AHEAD of Saturday's Geelong Region Women's Division 1 showdown between old rivals Deakin Ducks and Barwon SC, we caught up with Barwon captain Alyse Cook and her Deakin counterpart Romani Leech. We asked them both two questions - what was the general feeling amongst their team heading into Saturday's clash and what do they need to do in order to claim the Grand Final winners' medal...more

NEWS: Deakin to take on Barwon in “quackin” Women's Grand Final

THE Wanderful Game’s Janakan Seemampillai previews this weekend's Geelong Region Women's Division 1 Grand Final. The champions of the past two seasons, Deakin Ducks and Barwon SC, clash in the 2017 GRFC Women’s Division 1 grand final this weekend at Stead Park in what promises to be a mouth watering clash between two of the heavyweights in Geelong women’s football...more

NEWS: Barwon defeats Drysdale in semi-final upset to book Grand Final date with Deakin

BARWON SC caused arguably the upset of the year last Saturday to defeat league champions Drysdale in the Geelong Region Women’s Division 1 semi-final and qualify for this Saturday’s Grand Final against reigning premiers Deakin Ducks...more

NEWS: Local junior footballers urged to join the sports community in 2018 with SEDA College Victoria

JUNIOR footballers in Geelong are being sought to join the sports community locally by completing their Year 11/12 studies next year through SEDA College Victoria, whose Multi-Sport Sports Development program in Geelong has limited positions available for any interested students entering the higher secondary education years in 2018...more

NEWS: Top two sides qualify for Men’s Div 1 Grand Final but don’t have it all their way

GEELONG Region Men’s Division 1 Semi-Finals witnessed some interesting results from the two games played last weekend, with league champions Barwon and second placed Rangers progressing through to this Sunday’s Grand Final – but not before having to overcome small roadblocks along the way...more

NEWS: Vote for the VIVA Energy Club Legends People’s Choice Award

THREE prominent Geelong football identities have made it amongst the Top 20 finalists for the inaugural Viva Energy Club Legend award 2017. Now all Geelong region residents can have their say, by reviewing each finalist and casting a vote for the unsung hero who has demonstrated commitment, selflessness and/or an ability to inspire others...more

NEWS: Register now for Summer Sevens at one of two venues in the Geelong region, starting October

DID you miss playing football this season? Want to get back into it without too much commitment? Then here’s your chance to sign up for Football Federation Victoria’s upcoming Summer Sevens’ off season tournament today. Summer Sevens is FFV's social format of the game. It involves seven players on each team on a modified, smaller pitch...more

NEWS: Results of Junior Semi-Finals played last weekend

GEELONG Region Semi-Finals for all local Junior Boys' and Junior Girls' competitions were staged last weekend which saw some very interesting results from games played right across the region. This weekend, the Girls U12s and U15s and Boys' U12s and U13s Grand Finals will nbe played on Saturday, with the remaining Boys' Finals to be held on Sunday...more

NEWS: Results of Senior Semi-Finals played on the weekend

GEELONG Region Semi-Finals last weekend witnessed some interesting results from games played right across the region. In Men's Div 1, league champions Barwon and second placed Rangers progressed to the Grand Final while in Women's Div 1, 4th placed Barwon upset league champions Drysdale to qualify for the Final alongside 2nd placed Deakin Ducks...more

NOTICE: FFV warns supporters of visiting clubs to not bring in food and beverages into hosting venue

LAST YEAR, supporters of several teams entered the premises of Finals’ venue hosts and began preparing/distributing hot food and beverages without consulting Football Federation Victoria or the host club. FFV would like to make it clear to all supporters attending finals this weekend that the set up and operation of any cooking appliances outside the confines of the canteen area is prohibited...more

NEWS: FFV reminds all spectators of Code of Conduct ahead of this weekend’s Finals

FOOTBALL Federation Victoria Geelong Branch would like to remind all spectators of the FFV’s Code of Conduct for all spectators ahead of this weekend’s Geelong Region semi-finals. It’s important that all spectators at an FFV approved fixture are able to enjoy the match in a safe and comfortable environment...more

NEWS: Dedicated 24 hour football radio station to launch in October and include strong Geelong link

FOOTBALL Nation Radio (FNR) is an exciting media initiative that will revolutionise how football people across Australia get their daily football news. Australia’s first and only 24 hour-a-day internet radio station dedicated to football, the Melbourne based concept will go live in October and right from the outset there will be a strong Geelong flavour involved...more

NEWS: Grand Final spots up for grabs in both Men’s and Women’s Div 1 semis this weekend

WITH the top two positions in both the Men’s and Women’s Division 1 competitions having been confirmed well over a month ago, it’s highly expected that all those teams – Barwon and Geelong Rangers in the Men’s and Drysdale and Deakin in the Women’s divisions - will advance through to next week’s Grand Finals. Nonetheless, their respective opponents this weekend will surely have other ideas...more

NEWS: FFV announces fixture details of 2017 Geelong Region Finals' Series

FOOTBALL Federation Victoria (FFV) has confirmed the full details of the Week 1 fixtures for the 2017 Geelong Region Finals Series. The FFV has already announced that Geelong Soccer Club (Stead Park) will be hosting Week 2 (Grand Final weekend) of the Finals Series...more

NEWS: Drysdale SC crowned Women’s Div 1 league champions on a thrilling final day!

DRYSDALE SC clinched the Geelong Region Women’s Division 1 league title on the final day of the regular season after easily disposing of third placed Surf Coast FC 3-0 at Banyul Warri Reserve on Saturday...more

NEWS: Surfside defeats Lara to clinch final Play-Off spot in Men’s Div 1

SURFSIDE Waves defeated fifth placed Lara United 2-0 on the final day of the Geelong Region Men’s Division 1 regular season to book a spot in the Top Four Finals’ Series, beginning next weekend...more

NEWS: Register for Geelong region NPL Trials to be held in October

THE Geelong region’s representative in the Men's and Boys’ PL Victoria competitions, the North Geelong Warriors, have the privilege of providing the pathway opportunity for those looking for the highest level of competition in the state. As such, the Lara based club is inviting all players from around the region, to register for the upcoming October trials for the 2018 NPL Junior squads...more

NEWS: Barwon to host Kardinia in final round fourth spot decider

IT'S ALL come down to the final day of the regular season. For Kardinia College and Barwon SC, the 90 minutes to be played this weekend will determine their finals fate in the Geelong Region Women’s Division 1 competition. In a nailbiting climax to the season, 5th placed Barwon hosts Kardinia at Grovedale Reserve on Saturday and needs to secure all three points to push secure a finals' berth...more

NEWS: Final Finals’ spot up for grabs on last day of Men’s Div 1 regular season

A CLIMACTIC final day of the Geelong Region Men’s Division 1 regular season will see the 4th placed Surfside Waves do battle with the 5th placed Lara United for the last remaining Finals’ Series spot in the elite competitions...more

NEWS: Geelong’s Kardinia College captures Vic State Schools' Junior football title

KARDINIA International College’s Year 5/6 team was amongst 1,100 other school teams from around the state that took part in this year’s School Sport Victoria State Soccer Championships, but it was the north-western Geelong based team which managed to take out the Juniors’ section title at the Kingston Heath Soccer Complex on Wednesday...more

NEWS: Golden Plains officially unveils its new club pavilion in Bannockburn

BANNOCKBURN'S new soccer pavilion at the Bannockburn Recreation Precinct was officially opened last Saturday 2 September and is set to provide a boost to the growing townships' only football club, the Golden Plains Soccer Club...more

NEWS: Pre Registration open for 2018 Boys' and Girls' Junior Rep Team Trials

WITH the 2017 local season nearing its conclusion, the Geelong Region Football Committee (GRFC) is already looking ahead to the 2018 Victorian Regional Country Championships, which will be held in Shepparton in June. Based on feedback from last year, one of the improvements that was needed to be made was the requirement to get the message out there about the trials earlier...more

NEWS: Battle for league title to go down to the wire in Women’s Div 1

THE BATTLE to capture the Geelong Region Women’s Division 1 league title is likely to come down to the last round, with both competition leader Drysdale and second placed Deakin Ducks each facing the two bottom sides in the penultimate round this weekend...more

NEWS: Penultimate round in Geelong Region Men’s Div 1 offers interesting showdowns at both ends of t

GEELONG Region Men’s Division 1 Round 17 action will see some enthralling showdowns take place across the region this weekend, with the penultimate round set to have a major impact on the composition of the upcoming Top Four finals’ series...more

NEWS: Week 16 MiniRoos' Fixtures released for Northern Hub

THE Aldi MiniRoos Northern Hub roadshow moves to Corio Soccer Club's Hume Reserve complex for this Friday night's special Fathers' Day round - the last week of the 2017 season. Friday night will bring down the curtain on what has been both a memorable and record breaking Aldi MiniRoos season for the Geelong region...more

NEWS: Register now for Summer Sevens at one of two venues in the Geelong region, starting October

DID you miss playing football this season? Want to get back into it without too much commitment? Then here’s your chance to sign up for Football Federation Victoria’s upcoming Summer Sevens’ off season tournament - to be held in Ocean Grove and Bell Park starting mid October...more

NEWS: Geelong SC’s Stead Park to host 2017 Geelong Region Grand Finals

FOOTBALL Federation Victoria (FFV) announced late on Monday afternoon that Geelong Soccer Club’s application to host this year’s Geelong Region Grand Finals on the weekend of September 23-24 has been successful and as such FFV has awarded hosting rights to the newly refurbished complex...more

NEWS: (Geelong Addy) Conn hopes for Rangers' stars to align

GEELONG Rangers coach Brian Conn knows his team is good enough. It’s just a matter of getting all of his star players on the pitch at the same time. Rangers flexed its Geelong Region Men's Division 1 muscle last weekend, rolling the previously undefeated Barwon 2-0...more

NEWS: FFV’s 2017 Victorian Football Awards nominations open

FOOTBALL Federation Victoria's Community Football Awards aim to recognise the outstanding performance of coaches, referees and our hard-working volunteers. Nominations are now open for the Volunteer of the Year award as well as the Coach of the Year award...more

NEWS: Summer Sevens’ Match Day Coordinators required from October to December

FOOTBALL Federation Victoria (FFV) is seeking highly motivated, passionate individuals from the Geelong region to become a part of the Summer Sevens administration team and to coordinate this year’s end of year social leagues in Ocean Grove and Bell Park...more

NEWS: Week 15 MiniRoos' Fixtures released for Northern Hub

THE Aldi MiniRoos Northern Hub roadshow returns to Geelong Soccer Club's Stead Park complex on Sunday for Week 15 - the penultimate round - of the 2017 season. The Southern Hub, meanwhile, has finished for the year with the last round of matches taking place at last weekend's MiniRoos Gala Day at Torquay...more

NEWS: Battle for top spot in Women’s Div 1 all square as Drysdale still leads Deakin by two points

ALL ROADS led to Deakin University on Saturday afternoon as the Geelong Region Women’s Division 1 battle for top spot saw the Deakin Ducks host competition leaders Drysdale SC in the highly anticipated Round 16 clash. In the end, a 2-2 stalemate ensured Drysdale still leads the Ducks for the title by just two points, with two rounds remaining...more

NEWS: Newly crowned Men’s Division 1 champs Barwon end unbeaten run to second placed Rangers

GEELONG Rangers ended newly crowned Men’s Division 1 champions Barwon SC’s unbeaten run with two quality first half goals to run out 2-0 winners in Round 16 action at Myers Reserve on Sunday...more

NEWS: Victorian TIDC Select Squad makes the local news on Japan tour

A VICTORIAN Football Select Boys’ squad made up of talented U13 and U14 players – which includes no less than 11 youngsters from the Geelong region - has made headlines in the local press during its recent trip to Japan...more

NEWS: Register now for Summer Sevens at one of two venues in the Geelong region, starting October

DID you miss playing football this season? Want to get back into it without too much commitment? Then here’s your chance to sign up for Football Federation Victoria’s upcoming Summer Sevens’ off season tournament today!more

NEWS: Sellout crowd attends first ever Community in Business breakfast event in Geelong!

A SELLOUT crowd of more than 220 people attended Football Federation Victoria’s inaugural Community in Business breakfast event in Geelong earlier today, the first time ever the successfully run FFV corporate/sporting functions has been held outside of metropolitan Melbourne...more

NEWS: Every MiniRoos player to receive a Melbourne Victory gift bag at Sunday's Gala Day!

MELBOURNE Victory will be offering every MiniRoo player, who will be taking part at the MiniRoos Gala Day at Torquay’s Banyul Warri Reserve on Sunday, a special gift – a FREE Melbourne Victory gift bag which will include club licensed drink bottles, stickers, tattoo and lanyard...more

NEWS: Geelong based ZDO visits Corangamite Lions to help grow developing club

FFV ZONE Development Officer for the Wimmera/South Coast region Foddy Kyprian recently travelled to Scotts Creek in the South western region of Victoria to run sessions for three junior teams at the Corangamite Lions, a small club with an amazingly dedicated group of volunteers and an ever growing troupe of junior footballers...more

NEWS: Nominate your Club’s hero for Viva Energy's Club Legend Award

PLAYER or volunteer, young or old, the people who freely give their time and energy to mentor, help and inspire those around them make local Geelong based sporting clubs great. Now your unsung heroes and clubs can be recognised with up to $5,000 in prize money each from Viva Energy Geelong Refinery...more

NEWS: Leisure Networks to organise Child Safe Standards' seminar for Geelong's sporting clubs

LEISURE NETWORKS, in conjunction with the City of Greater Geelong, will be staging a special Child Safe Standards’ Club Seminar for local sporting clubs in late August at the Deakin Cats Education Centre at Simonds Stadium...more

NEWS: Week 14 MiniRoos' Fixtures released for Sunday's Melbourne Victory Gala Day at Torquay

THE Aldi MiniRoos Northern Hub roadshow moves on to Surf Coast FC's Banyul Warri Reserve complex this Sunday for the annual Melbourne Victory Gala Day festival for Week 14 of the 2017 season. It is the one day when both the Northern and Southern Hub clubs come together to play each other...more

NEWS: Drysdale and Deakin continue their two-horse race at the top of Women’s Div 1

THE RACE for the Geelong Region Women’s Division 1 league title will culminate in a top of the table clash this weekend after Drysdale SC maintained its narrow two point gap over reigning champions Deakin Ducks following the completion of Round 15 on the weekend, which saw both teams record narrow victories...more

NEWS: Barwon walks out onto pitch as Div 1 Champions

BARWON SC started off slowly in its Round 15 clash at home with Surfside Waves, with the newly crowned Geelong Region Men’s Division 1 champions conceding a goal on 15 minutes before storming home to eventually run out emphatic 6-1 winners...more

NEWS: 11 talented Geelong boys selected for TIDC Junior squads to tour Japan next week

ELEVEN up and coming Geelong youngsters have been chosen for a Victorian Select squad to tour Japan as part of Football Federation Victoria’s Talent Identification Development Centre (TIDC) scheme. Out of the 11 U13 and U14 boys selected for the representative squads, ten are from the National Premier Leagues (NPL) pathways program at local boys’ representative club North Geelong Warriors...more

NEWS: PFA CEO John Didulica the keynote speaker for upcoming FFV Breakfast event at Simonds Stadium

PROFESSIONAL Footballers' Association (PFA) Chief Executive John Didulica has been confirmed as the keynote speaker for the upcoming Football Federation Victoria (FFV) Community in Business breakfast event on Friday August 18 at Simonds Stadium. To be held in the magnificent Captain’s Room, it'll be the first time that the FFV corporate function will be staged outside of metropolitan Melbourne...more

NEWS: Week 13 MiniRoos' Fixtures released for Northern Hub

THE Aldi MiniRoos Northern Hub roadshow moves on to Geelong Soccer Club's Stead Park complex on Sunday for Week 13 of the 2017 season. The Southern Hub, meanwhile, will be split between two venues - Village Park in Barwon Heads and Surf Coast FC's Banyul Warri Reserve in Torquay North...more

NEWS: Galaxy to host special FIFA11+ training session for junior female players from Geelong region

GALAXY United Football Club will on Saturday host a special Football Federation Victoria run FIFA 11+ Workshop specifically for junior female footballers from the entire Geelong region at Banyul Warri Reserve in Torquay North, starting at 2:30pm.more

NEWS: Barwon SC wraps up Div 1 Men’s title with four rounds to go

BARWON SC wrapped up the Geelong Region Men’s Division One league title with four rounds to go after defeating Surf Coast 9-0 and watching their nearest placed rivals Breakwater Eagles stumble at the hands of third placed Geelong Rangers in Round 14 action on Sunday...more

NEWS: This year's Melbourne Victory MiniRoos Gala Day to be held in Torquay on August 20

THIS year’s Melbourne Victory MiniRoos Gala Day will be hosted by Surf Coast FC at its Banyul Warri Reserve in Torquay North on Sunday 20th of August. The Gala Day is the one day in the football season when both the Northern and Southern MiniRoos Hubs come together and teams from each respective zonal Hub get an opportunity to play against a team from the other side of the region...more

NEWS: First year referee earns praise from North Geelong NPL Junior parent

IT’S not often that referees officiating local football matches at any level earn the plaudits of players, coaches or spectators, but one novice whistleblower on the weekend was on the end of some glowing praise from the parent of a North Geelong NPL junior...more

NEWS: Are you a subscriber to the GRFC Team App? DOWNLOAD it now!

ARE YOU a subscriber to the Geelong Region Football Committee's Team App? If you are a player, parent, coach, supporter or club official involved with the local Geelong Region football competitions, then you need to be subscribed to the GRFC's Team App to receive all the latest news, notifications and notices about the local game...more

NEWS: Week 12 MiniRoos' Fixtures released for Northern Hub

THE Aldi MiniRoos Northern Hub returns to the Bell Park Sports Club in Batesford on Sunday for Week 12 of the 2017 season. The Southern Hub, meanwhile, will be split between two venues - Village Park in Barwon Heads and the Barwon Soccer Club's Grovedale Reserve...more

NEWS: Goals aplenty in Round 13 of Women's Division 1 as Drysdale and Deakin continue domination

GOALS GALORE were the order of the day in the latest round of matches in the Geelong Region Women’s Division 1 competition, with a total of 24 goals scored in the four games at an astonishing average of six goals per game...more

NEWS: Barwon opens up 10 point gap at top of Men's Div 1 after Round 1

BARWON SC has virtually secured the league title following a narrow but invaluable 1-0 win over Deakin Ducks in Round 13 of the Geelong Region Men’s Division One competition on the weekend...more

NEWS: Breakthrough has Leopold dreaming of big things (Geelong Advertiser)

FC LEOPOLD will be looking to take the momentum gained from a historic week into Sunday’s clash with Surf Coast. The growing club claimed its first Geelong Region Men's Division 1 victory last weekend in its 4-2 win over Lara, giving it hope it can move off the bottom of the ladder by the end of the season, writes the Geelong Advertiser's Ryan Reynolds...more

NEWS: Bell Park SC sets up high performance Football Technical Development group

BELL Park SC is a club going places. And just how serious it is about taking the club’s football department and pathway development to a whole new professional level was demonstrated recently by the establishment of a new Football Technical Development group by the Club’s Board last month...more

NEWS: Big plans in store for Walking Football program in Geelong

PLANS are in the pipeline to develop a fully fledged competition for the Walking Football program in Geelong, as well as the formalisation of a new association to administer and promote the more slower, social version of the popular round ball game...more

NEWS: GRFC Chairperson appears on Bay 93.9 to discuss upcoming Community in Business function

GEELONG Region Football Committee (GRFC) Chairperson Jo Plummer appeared on Geelong radio station Bay 93.9 this week to talk about local football matters as well as the upcoming Community in Business sporting/corporate breakfast function, which is being organised by Football Federation Victoria in association with the GRFC...more

NEWS: Galaxy to host special FIFA11+ training session for junior female players from Geelong region

GALAXY United FC will host a special Football Federation Victoria (FFV) run FIFA 11+ Workshop for junior female footballers in Geelong on Saturday the 12th of August at Banyul Warri Reserve in Torquay North. The program is a specifically designed warm up and strengthening sequence that is designed to prevent lower limb injuries and develop stronger football players...more

NEWS: Week 11 MiniRoos' Fixtures released for Northern Hub

THE Aldi MiniRoos Northern Hub returns to the Bell Park Sports Club in Batesford on Sunday for Week 11 of the 2017 season. The Southern Hub, meanwhile, will be split between two venues - Village Park in Barwon Heads and the Barwon Soccer Club's Grovedale Reserve...more

NEWS: New club FC Leopold kicking goals on and off the pitch

FC LEOPOLD is a vibrant new football club that has cause for celebration following some exciting achievements both on and off the pitch in recent weeks. Last week, the fledgling outer eastern suburbs club was featured on the front page of the weekly Bellarine Times newspaper...more

NEWS: Geelong Region Men’s Division 1 – Round 12 Review

FC LEOPOLD created history on the weekend when the debutante club won its first ever Geelong Region Men’s Division 1 game, defeating Lara United 4-2 in a Round 12 fixture at the Lara Recreation Reserve on Sunday...more

NEWS: Geelong Region Women’s Division 1 – Round 12 Review

GEELONG SC secured its first win of the Geelong Region Women’s Division 1 season, defeating Barwon Heads 2-0 in Round 12 action at Village Park in Barwon Heads on Friday night...more

IN MEMORIAM: Vale Gero Bolic (1955-2017)

THE Corio Soccer Club with deep sadness announced over the weekend that much loved and legendary club volunteer, member and former player Gero Bolic had passed away last Friday in his sleep at the age of 62 years...more

NEWS: Men's Div 1 - Lara coach believes win can be catalyst for late season surge

LARA United coach Hayden Coombes believes his side’s 3-1 win over Surf Coast on Sunday in the Geelong Region Men's Division 1 competition can be the catalyst for a late season surge...more

NEWS: Week 10 MiniRoos' Fixtures released for Northern Hub

FOLLOWING three rounds of matches at Lara's Recreation Reserve, the Aldi MiniRoos Northern Hub moves to the Bell Park Sports Club in Batesford on Sunday for Week 10 of the 2017 season. The Southern Hub, meanwhile, will be split between two venues - the White Eagle Club in Breakwater and Barwon Soccer Club's Grovedale Reserve...more

NEWS: Geelong Region Women’s Division 1 – Round 11 Report

DRYSDALE defeated Surf Coast in a top versus third clash, while second placed Deakin Ducks scored ten goals to convincingly win their match and open up a two horse race at the summit of the Geelong Region Women’s Division 1 competition...more

NEWS: Geelong Region Men’s Division 1 – Round 11 Report

BARWON SC overcame a dogged Drysdale SC at Howard Glover Reserve to maintain its four point lead atop the Geelong Region Men’s Division 1 standings following the completion of Round 11 on Sunday...more

NEWS: Geelong Region Women’s Div 1 - Round 11 Preview

COMPETITION leaders Drysdale SC hosts third placed Surf Coast in the Geelong Region Women’s Division 1 Match of the Round at Howard Glover Reserve on Saturday...more

NEWS: Geelong Region Men’s Div 1 - Round 11 Preview

DRYSDALE will be aiming to cause a boilover and defeat the highly fancied competition frontrunners Barwon SC in Round 11 of the Geelong Region Men’s Division 1 at Howard Glover Reserve on Sunday...more

NEWS: Galaxy and Rangers send junior teams to Skill Acquisition Program Gala Day

GEELONG clubs Galaxy United and Geelong Rangers both fielded junior teams at the first Skill Acquisition Program (SAP) Gala Day for 2017, which was held at the Darebin International Sports Centre last weekend...more

NEWS: Surfside Waves defeat FC Leopold in catch up game to jump into Men’s Div 1 Top Three

BOTTOM side FC Leopold was unfortunate to not come away with any points as they went down 1-0 to Surfside Waves in a Men’s Division 1 Catch-up round fixture at Shell Road Reserve last Friday night...more

OBITUARY: Vale William Charles Muir (1931 - 2017)

REST in peace Bill Muir the man who could spin more yarns than a cotton mill. You are truly a legend, a term that is used too loosely these days, you are a legend, not only of Geelong soccer, but a legend in all forms of the word." Former Geelong Rangers president Paul Millar writes a touching tribute to a man who was larger than life in Geelong football circles...more

NEWS: Week 9 MiniRoos' Fixtures released for Northern Hub

FOLLOWING a mid-season two week break for the Winter School Holidays, the Aldi MiniRoos Northern Hub returns to Lara United FC's Lara Recreation Reserve on Sunday for Week 9 of the 2017 season...more

NEWS: Armstrong United FC to hold first Public Meeting on Tuesday

CLUB Armstrong in the magnificent new Villawood estate at Mount Duneed will be the venue for a very important Public Information Session for Geelong's newest football club Armstrong United FC to be held next Tuesday 11th July (7pm)...more

NEWS: Geelong Region Women’s Division 1 – Round 10 Review

DIVISION One league leaders Drysdale SC travelled to Stead Park and came away as expected with a win, but not before bottom side Geelong SC put up an almighty fight in Round 10 action on the weekend...more

NEWS: Geelong Region Men’s Division 1 – Round 10 Review

BARWON SC overcame a slight scare in its Round 10 clash with lowly Barwon Heads to come out on top and secure a narrow but vital 2-1 win to maintain its four point buffer at the top of the Geelong Region Men’s Division 1...more

NEWS: This weekend’s Round 10 fixtures for Men’s and Women’s Division 1 leagues

ROUND 10 of the local Geelong Region Football League’s Men’s and Women’s Division 1 competition will be fought out on pitches across the region this weekend, as the second half of the 2017 season gets underway...more

NEWS: Geelong Region Women’s Division 1 – Round 9 Preview

ALL EYES will be on the highly anticipated Round 9 top of the table clash when competition leader Drysdale SC hosts reigning premiers and second placed Deakin Ducks in the Geelong Region Women’s Division One match of the round on Saturday...more

NEWS: Geelong Region Men’s Division 1 – Round 9 Preview

DRYSDALE SC will be looking to break into the Top 4 for the first time this season when it travels to the White Eagle Club to take on second placed Breakwater Eagles in Round 9 of the Geelong Region Men’s Division One on Sunday...more

NEWS: Corio Bay's first ever MiniRoos team makes a great start with some help from friends

CORIO Bay SC juniors are off to a great start following their first historic MiniRoo’s match against the Elcho Park Cardinals last Sunday morning at the Lara Recreation Reserve...more

NOTICE: Nth Geelong Warriors to present 'Little Warriors' NPL School Holiday Clinic

GEELONG based NPL club North Geelong Warriors FC is staging a special School Holiday Clinic for local boys and girls between the ages of 6-12 years in mid July and is urging all interested youngster from the wider Geelong region to register and be trained by NPL coaches and the club's senior NPL players...more

NOTICE: Week 8 MiniRoos' Fixtures released for Northern Hub

THE 2017 Aldi MiniRoos Northern Hub returns to the Lara Recreation Reserve on Sunday week for Week 8. Lara United will host the Northern Hub at its complex in Lara for the next two rounds but will be interrupted after this weekend by a two week break for school holidays...more

NOTICE: Sign your club up to the Love the Game Responsible Gambling Charter & Sporting Club Program

FOOTBALL Federation Victoria (FFV) has signed the foundation’s Love the Game Responsible Gambling Charter and is urging all Geelong region clubs to also say no to gambling sponsorship by signing the Charter themselves to ensure that clubs commit to establishing a healthy and safe environment in relation to gambling...more

NEWS: Geelong Region Women’s League – Round 8 Review

DRYSDALE and Deakin Ducks both recorded big wins over Barwon Heads and Kardinia College respectively, in Round 8 action of the Geelong Region Women’s Division 1 on the weekend, to pull away from the chasing pack at the top of the league standings...more

NEWS: Nominations Open For 2017 FFV Zone And Standing Committee Elections

FOOTBALL Federation Victoria (FFV) is pleased to advise all Geelong region clubs that nominations are now open for the 2017 Member Elections for FFV Zone Representatives and FFV Standing Committees members...more

NEWS: Geelong Region League Men’s Division 1 – Round 8 Review

BARWON SC has extended its lead at the top of the Geelong Region Men’s Division One standings following a comfortable 4-1 win over Lara United at the Lara Recreation Reserve on Sunday. Second placed Breakwater Eagles, meanwhile, could only manage a 3-3 draw in a shock Round 8 result against second last placed Barwon Heads...more

NEWS: GRFC champs to play off in new Men's and Women's Victorian Champions' tournament in 2017!

THE WINNER of this year’s GRFC Men’s and Women’s Division One competitions will have even more to play for, after it was revealed that they will be invited to participate in an inaugural Victorian Regional Champions’ tournament later this year...more

NEWS: Armstrong United FC takes its first steps to becoming a club

GEELONG’S newest football club has moved a step closer following the creation of an interim committee, as well as the announcement of several key dates over the coming months as the growing sport looks to gain a foothold in Geelong’s largest growth corridor...more

NEWS: Businesses and clubs have a great deal to gain as Community in Business comes to Geelong

WITH the first ever Football Federation Victoria (FFV) Community in Business regional function to be held in Geelong on Friday August 18 at Simonds Stadium, clubs and businesses that have gained a great deal from previous functions in Melbourne have spoken of their positive experiences...more

NEWS: Geelong rep teams return from successful Country Championships

GEELONG’S Junior representative players came away from an extremely successful Victorian Country Championships campaign in Gippsland on the weekend with a string of scintillating on field performances, but also some invaluable off field experiences and memories that will last them a lifetime...more

NEWS: NPL Warriors send best wishes to Geelong’s Juniors ahead of Country Champs this weekend

THE REGION’S sole (male) NPL representative club has expressed its best wishes to the Geelong Junior representative teams competing at this weekend’s Victorian Country Football Championships in Gippsland...more

NEWS: Talented Drysdale teen’s successful step-up to Senior Women’s football

FOR Drysdale Soccer Club’s Catie Hodge, stepping out against the region’s best soccer players is all about having fun. Catie, at the tender age of just 14 years, is the young Bellarine club’s first Junior to transition to the Seniors’ teams and is having a big impact in her first month of senior football...more

NEWS: Fixtures released for this weekend's Country Championships

THE final fixtures for this weekend’s Victorian Country Football Championships have been released with Morwell hosting the U12 Girls, U14 Girls, U16 Girls and U11 Boys divisions, while Traralgon will stage the Boys U12, U13, U14, U15 and U16 fixtures at Harold Preston Reserve....more

NEWS: Two more MiniRoos coaching courses to be held in Geelong in June

GEELONG will host another two MiniRoos coaching courses in June, bringing the total to seven Grassroots based courses conducted this year, an amazing reflection of the stunning growth of the game at sub-junior level being experienced throughout the region...more

NEWS: MiniRoos Fixtures out for Northern Hub's Week #7..

THE 2017 Aldi MiniRoos Northern Hub will take a week's break due to the Queen's Birthday, then the travelling roadshow will move to the Lara Recreation Reserve on Sunday week for Week 7. Lara United will host the Northern Hub at its complex in Lara for two weeks before the whole competitions takes a two week break for school holidays...more

NEWS: GRFC Women’s Division 2 – Round 7 review

CORIO Bay Cobras remain in the Top 3 of the GRFC Women’s Division 2 competition after last Saturday’s emphatic 8-0 win against the 6th placed Surf Coast FC in Round 7 action at Evans Reserve in Norlane...more

NEWS: Update from FFV Comps with regards to Southern Hub MiniRoos

FOOTBALL FEDERATION VICTORIA (FFV) wishes to update clubs in the southern zone of the Geelong region with regards to the Aldi MiniRoos Southern Hub for the remainder of the 2017 season...more

NEWS: GRFC Women’s Division 1 Round 7 review

DRYSDALE SC defeated Kardinia International College 4-2 in the GRFC Women’s Division 1 Match of the Round to maintain its narrow two point buffer at the top of the competition standings, following the completion of Round 7 matches played last weekend...more

NEWS: GRFC Men’s Division 1 - Round 7 Roundup

ALL FIVE matches in Round 7 of the GRFC Men’s Division 1 competition last weekend saw the home team record wins over their visiting opposition. The most notable of these was top side Barwon’s 9-0 thumping of last season’s losing Grand Finalists Geelong Rangers at Grovedale Reserve on Friday night...more

NEWS: A couple of important issues concerning the Northern Hub MiniRoos

THERE will be no MiniRoos fixtures this weekend due to the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, but according to Northern Hub coordinator Steve Siketa, it’s an ideal opportunity to address a few issues that have arisen in recent weeks...more

NEWS: Ex-Socceroo captain & Vic Sports Minister attend Geelong Rep Squad’s shirt presentation night

CLOSE to 300 players, coaches, sponsors, family members and VIP guests gathered at the Geelong Rangers’ clubrooms at Myers Reserve on Sunday evening for a special Geelong Region representative squads’ shirt presentation ahead of next weekend’s Victorian Country Championships...more

NEWS: GRFC Men’s Division 1 - Round 7 PREVIEW

LARA United will return to the Top Four of the GRFC Men’s Division 1 competition if it can dispose of a resurgent Deakin Ducks in a crucial Round 7 clash at the Deakin University Waurn Ponds campus on Friday night...more

NEWS: GRFC Women’s Division 1 - Round 7 PREVIEW

FOURTH placed Kardinia College will be aiming to bridge the gap between itself and runaway GRFC Women’s Division 1 leader Drysdale SC when the two sides meet in the pick of Round 7 action at Howard Glover Reserve on Saturday afternoon...more

NEWS: Geelong to host Level 4 Referees' course in response to game's growth

GEELONG will host yet another FFV Referee’s Level 4 course - this one in mid June - in response to the ever growing need for more match officials to cover the increased number of football matches being scheduled at pitches around the region...more

NEWS: MiniRoos HUB Fixtures out for Week #6..

THE 2017 Aldi MiniRoos season enters its 6th week with all games to be played at the traditional Sunday morning timeslot. NPL club North Geelong Warriors will host the Northern Hub at Elcho Park for the first time this year, while Barwon Heads will host the a section of the Southern Hub at Village Park and Surfside Waves will host the remaining Southern Hub games at Shell Road Reserve...more

NEWS: GRFC Round 6 Round-Up (Men’s/Women’s Division One)

BARWON and Breakwater Eagles have pulled away from the chasing pack after the completion of Round 6 in the Men’s GRFC Division One competition, while in the Women’s Division One league, top side Drysdale didn’t have it all its way narrowly defeating mid table Surfside Waves 2-1 away from home...more

FEATURE: Galaxy captain Laura Spiranovic more than just your average footballer

LAURA Spiranovic is more than your average footballer. Whilst she enjoys drilling the back of the net as much as the next striker, Laura is also kicking plenty of goals off the field. In between playing for Geelong’s Galaxy United FC in the WNPL and Melbourne Victory in the W-League, Laura runs two businesses, works as a relief school teacher and also finds time to coach a local girls' team...more

NEWS: GRFC Chairperson's important message ahead of Monday's historic vote

AHEAD of Monday night's historic vote on becoming an Association, the Geelong Region Football Committee's Chairperson, Jo Plummer, has written to all member clubs in the Geelong region in order to capture a couple of important points for consideration, and clearly set the expectations for the evening. The letter is reproduced in its entirety below...more

NEWS: GRFC Medical Advisory Board organised a First Aid course

A FIRST AID Level 2 course was held at Howard Glover Reserve last Saturday morning for members of the wider Geelong football community. It was the first official seminar/event organised by the recently formed Geelong Region Football Committee's Medical Advisory Board, which is promising more of the same in the near future...more

NEWS: Unfortunate accident brings two GRFC clubs closer together

THE GRFC Men’s Division 1 match between Barwon Heads and new club FC Leopold last Friday night at Village Park in Barwon Heads was soured by an unfortunate incident in the 68th minute which resulted in Leopold’s Albert Antony breaking his leg in two places...more

NEWS: All Geelong region competition fixtures are now clash free

FOOTBALL Federation Victoria's Competitions Department can now confirm that all Geelong region fixtures are officially clash free for the remainder of the 2017 GRFC league season...more

NEWS: MiniRoos HUB Fixtures out for Week #5..

THE 2017 Aldi MiniRoos season enters its fifth week with all games returning to their traditional Sunday morning timeslot. For the second week running, Geelong Rangers will host the Northern Hub at its Myers Reserve complex in Bell Post Hill, while Barwon Heads will host the Southern Hub (U7s and U9s) at its Village Park facility and Surfside Waves the Southern Hub's U11s at Shell Road Reserve...more

NOTICE: Leisure Networks taking bookings from clubs for next RSA course

LEISURE Networks would like to inform all Geelong region football clubs that they are now taking bookings for their next fully accredited ‘Responsible Serving of Alcohol Course’, which will be held at their new Training Room facilities in South Geelong in June...more

NEWS: FFV takes Community in Business to Geelong!

TICKETS have gone on sale this week for the first ever Football Federation Victoria (FFV) Community in Business regional function, which will be held in Geelong on the morning of Friday 18th of August at Simonds Stadium...more

NEWS: GRFC Women’s Division 1 – Drysdale sounds out ominous warning to its rivals

DRYSDALE SC sounded out an ominous warning to the rest of the GRFC Women’s Division One field on the weekend, after annihilating Barwon SC 9-0 at Howard Glover Reserve on Saturday...more

NEWS: GRFC Men’s Division 1 – Barwon back on top after win in 10-goal thriller

BARWON SC confirmed its champion pedigree against Surf Coast in Round 5 action on Sunday, despite putting in a less than impressive defensive effort to run out 6-4 winners and return to the top of the Men’s Division One ladder...more

NEWS: Update regarding this weekend's Southern Hub MiniRoos fixtures

DUE TO a venue clash at the Shell Road Reserve in Ocean Grove, there have been some minor changes in the Southern Hub MiniRoos schedule for Round 4 this weekend. Also, the official Pitch Map for the Shell Road complex are also attached...more

NEWS: Upcoming seminar to assist club reps in addressing drug issues at their clubs

BENDIGO Bank’s ‘Clubs That Care’ Wellbeing Training will be holding a very special upcoming seminar for all community sporting clubs in Geelong, entitled “Dealing with illicit drug issues in your club”. To be held on Monday 29th May, at the Deakin Cats Community Education Centre at Simonds Stadium, this session is being conducted to support clubs understand how to deal with drug issues...more

NEWS: Walking Soccer program finds new home at BVAC

WALKING Soccer made its long awaited return for the new season on Monday night with a new venue, but the same old loveable faces. The Geelong program has re-established itself at the Barwon Valley Activity Centre (BVAC) after some short seasons at the Leisuretime Centre and Geelong Waterfront's Steampacket Gardens...more

NEWS: MiniRoos HUB Fixtures out for Week #4...

THE 2017 Aldi MiniRoos season enters its 4th week with all games returning to the traditional Sunday morning timeslot. Once again, Rangers will host the Northern Hub at its Myers Reserve complex, while Surfside Waves will host the U7s and U9s of Southern Hub at its Shell Road Reserve facility in Ocean Grove and Barwon SC will host the U11 component of the Southern Hub at Grovedale Reserve...more

NEWS: GRFC Women's Div 2 and Junior Girl's results from Round 4

IN GRFC Women's Division 2 action last weekend, competition leaders Corio Bay totally outclassed Surfside Waves to win 10-0 in a Round 4 clash at Evans Reserve on Saturday afternoon, while a youthful Drysdale SC recorded its first win of the season, overcoming Surf Coast FC 2-1 in Torquay North...more

NEWS: Major sponsors secured for every Geelong Country Champs rep team

WITH less than four weeks left until the Geelong representative junior squads take on the state’s best at the much anticipated Victorian Country Championships in Gippsland, in a major boost for all nine junior rep teams, it has been announced that they all secured major sponsors!more

NOTICE: Galaxy United seeking U15 Girls’ WNPL Head Coach

GALAXY United FC, which is Geelong’s sole representative club in the PS4 Women’s National Premier League (WNPL), is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified, enthusiastic and development focussed coaches for its U15 Girls’ Junior team for the remainder of the current 2017 league season...more

NEWS: GRFC Women’s Division One – Round 4 roundup

DRYSDALE SC has leapt to outright top spot on the GRFC Women’s Division 1 ladder following the completion of Round 4 action last weekend, while the round’s closest contest was fought out at Grovedale Reserve with the home side Barwon SC narrowly lowering its colours to the visiting Kardinia College in a seven goal thriller...more

NEWS: GRFC Men’s Division One – Round 4 roundup

BARWON SC returned to the summit of the GRFC Men’s Division 1 competition on the weekend, after annihilating last season’s champions Deakin Ducks 6-0 at Grovedale Reserve in the biggest result of Round 4 on Sunday afternoon...more

NEWS: Feast of mouth watering action in Men’s Round 4 this weekend

THE battle of the two newly promoted sides to GRFC Men’s Division 1, Barwon Heads and Lara United, will kick off Round 4 under lights at the Barwon Heads Village Park tonight, with debutante club FC Leopold also in action tonight against Surf Coast at Banyul Warri Reserve...more

NEWS: U11 Southern Miniroos’ Friday night fixtures moved to Barwon’s Grovedale Reserve

DUE TO an unfortunate fixture oversight, this coming Friday night’s U11 MiniRoos (Southern Hub) games will be staged at Barwon Soccer Club’s Grovedale Reserve, as opposed to the Shell Road Reserve complex in Ocean Grove...more

NOTICE: First Aid Course for all football community at Howard Glover on Saturday May 20

THE GRFC Medical Advisory Board is organising a First Aid course for all members of the Geelong football community on Saturday May 20 from 9:00am til 12:00pm. The Level 1 course includes an online component that needs to be completed prior to the actual session...more

NEWS: Provisional fixtures released for 2017 Vic Country Championships

THE LATEST information regarding this year’s Victorian Country Championships, which will be held in Gippsland over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend in June, have been released this week with details of a provisional fixture made public...more

NEWS: Leisure Networks unveils newly revamped Club Help website

LEISURE Networks is pleased to announce that its CLUB HELP website, which is designed to provide club administrators with the resources they need to efficiently run their clubs, has been upgraded and was officially launched at the end of April...more

NEWS: MiniRoos HUB Fixtures out for Week #3...

THE 2017 Aldi MiniRoos season enters its third week with the special Mothers' Day round to be played this Friday night with Geelong Rangers hosting the Northern Hub at its Myers Reserve complex in Bell Post Hill, while Surfside Waves will host the Southern Hub at its Shell Road Reserve facility in Ocean Grove...more

FEATURE: Renae Scholte the superwoman from Golden Plains SC

SHE is a wife and mum to three kids, she runs her own business, she volunteers for the local branch of the SES, she sits on school committees and she coaches the Golden Plains Soccer Club’s Under 11’s Mini Roos girls team…meet Bannockburn superwoman Renae Scholte!!!more

NEWS: Surf Coast propels to the top of the ladder after Round 3

BARWON SC kicked off the GRFC Women’s Division 1 Round 3 fixtures last Friday night with a hard fought 2-1 win over a resilient Surfside Waves under lights at Shell Road Reserve in Ocean Grove...more

NEWS: Medical Board seeking volunteers to participate in filming of online resource library

THE NEWLY created GRFC Medical Advisory Board is seeking 10 footballers of all ages, genders and levels from a variety of local clubs to participate in the filming of a new online video resource library this coming Saturday morning at Howard Glover Reserve. As of Monday morning, only two volunteers had come forward (both teenage girls) so another eight volunteers are needed...more

NEWS: Surfside Waves shoot to the top following 1-0 win over Drysdale

FOLLOWING a string of disappointing results for the 2016 Men’s Division 1 champions, the Deakin Ducks moved into another gear last Friday night to dispatch Surf Coast 7-2 in their Round 3 fixture, while Surfside Waves jumped two points clear at the top of the standings after managing to hold off Drysdale on Sunday...more

NEWS: National recognition for local football identities and for what GRFC is achieving

GEELONG Region Football Committee (GRFC) Chairperson Jo Plummer and Deputy Chair Paul Rawson have both been selected to be keynote speakers at an upcoming national football conference in Melbourne in July...more

NEWS: Preview of the GRFC Women’s Division One Round 3 action

SURFSIDE Waves SC under head coach Gina Murphy will kick off the GRFC Women’s Division 1 Round 3 action tonight when they welcome Barwon SC under lights tonight at its Shell Road Reserve complex...more

NEWS: Preview of Round 3 in the GRFC Men’s Division One

WHO would have predicted the reigning premiers to be winless after the opening two rounds of the GRFC Men’s Division 1 season? Surf Coast will be looking to capitalise on the Deakin Ducks' slow start to the season, with the game to be held at Deakin’s immaculate home base of Deakin University tonight (Friday night)...more

NEWS: MiniRoos HUB Fixtures out for Week #2...

THE 2017 Aldi MiniRoos season kicked off last weekend and this weekend the action continues across the two Hubs with Corio SC hosting the Northern Hub at its Hume Reserve complex in Bell Park, while Drysdale SC will again host the Southern Hub at its Howard Glover Reserve home in East Geelong...more

NEWS: GRFC Women’s Division One – Round 2 Wrap Up...

DRYSDALE SC stated its case as serious GRFC Women’s Division One title contenders with an outstanding performance against league heavyweights and reigning champions Deakin Ducks last Saturday afternoon at Deakin University’s Waurn Ponds campus, coming home with a point in an entertaining 2-2 draw...more

NEWS: Medical Advisory Board seeking volunteers to participate in filming of online resource library

THE NEWLY created GRFC Medical Advisory Board is seeking 10 footballers of all ages, genders and levels from a variety of local clubs to voluntarily participate in the filming of a new online video resource library on Saturday 13th of May at Howard Glover Reserve...more

NEWS: GRFC Medical Advisory Board organising First Aid course for anyone wanting to do it

THE GRFC Medical Advisory Board is organising a First Aid course for all members of the Geelong football community on Saturday May 20 from 9:00am til 12:00pm. The Level 1 course includes an online component that needs to be completed prior to the actual session...more

NEWS: GRFC Men’s Division 1 – Round 2 Roundup

LARA United’s fairy-tale start to its life in GRFC Men’s Division 1, following the opening round win against Rangers last Sunday, was brought back down to Earth with a thud after Surf Coast proved too strong for the newly promoted ‘Northerners’ at home last Friday night...more

NEWS: GRFC Men’s Division 1 - Round 2 Preview

LARA United will be keen to build on its Round One victory over 2016 Grand Finalists Rangers as they head to Surf Coast’s Banyul Warri Reserve tonight to open Round 2 of the GRFC Men’s Division 1 league...more

NEWS: GRFC Women’s Division 1 - Round 2 Preview

FRIDAY night lights sees a highly anticipated clash of the two Barwons in the opening Round 2 fixture of the GRFC Women’s Division 1 competition when Barwon Heads hosts Barwon SC at the Barwon Heads Village Park tonight...more

NEWS: Rangers to host Sunday's opening round of the MiniRoos Northern Hub

GEELONG Rangers have saved the day - Sunday's opening round of the Northern Hub MiniRoos season will now be held at Myers Reserve, after the original venue Elcho Park was unable to host the carnival event due to the severe flooding of the past few days.more

NEWS FLASH: SUNDAY'S NORTHERN MINIROOS VENUE CANCELLED DUE TO FLOODING!

DUE to the significant rainfall and flooding that the entire Geelong region has experienced over the past few days, Sunday's venue for the opening round of the Northern Hub Miniroos (North Geelong Warriors' Elcho Park in Lara) is unavailable to host the carnival event...more

NEWS: GRFC Men’s Div 1 kicks-off with history made as FC Leopold makes debut

HISTORY was made at Estuary Reserve in Leopold as new club FC Leopold made its debut in the revamped GRFC Men’s Division 1 league, as the Senior Men’s team pulled on the famous green shirt for the first time ever against Surfside Waves SC...more

NEWS: New MiniRoos season kicks off this weekend

THE 2017 Aldi MiniRoos season will kick off this weekend across the two Hubs with North Geelong Warriors hosting the Northern Hub at its Elcho Park complex in Lara, while Drysdale SC will host the Southern Hub at its Howard Glover Reserve home in East Geelong...more

NOTICE: Calling Men Soccer Players for Div 1 - Join the Hammerheads

BARWON Heads Soccer Club is one of the largest community clubs in the region with an emphasis on enjoying the game. Based at Village Park in Barwon Heads, the Hammerheads have an amazing group of current members and are looking for more players keen to play for the GRFC Division 1 Men's team this year...more

NEWS: Revamped GRFC Women's Div 1 comp kicks off this weekend

A REVAMPED 8-team GRFC Women’s Division 1 competition kicked-off an exciting new season under lights last night as Surfside Waves hosted Geelong SC, who are hoping to improve significantly upon a disappointing 2016 season, resulting in just one win....more

NEWS: GRFC Men’s Div 1 kicks off tonight with clash of the Barwons at Village Park

THE GRFC Men’s Division 1 season kicks off in earnest tonight as newly promoted Barwon Heads host an ambitious Barwon SC at Village Park, with the revamped 10-team league set to provide an exciting competition format in 2017...more

NEWS: Football's popularity continues as FFV schedules more than 38,000 matches this weekend!

The 2017 Victorian community football season gets underway this weekend, with a total of 38,688 official competition fixtures being scheduled across all Football Federation Victoria (FFV) winter football competitions including the Sportsmart Junior Leagues, the Banking on Football Metropolitan and Masters Leagues and ALDI MiniRoos...more

NOTICE: Galaxy United FC holding Girls’ SAP program for 8-11 year olds

GALAXY United FC, the Geelong region’s representative club in the Victorian WNPL competition, is holding a Skills Acquisition Program (SAP) for all girls in the wider Geelong region born between 2006-2009...more

NEWS: Female club volunteers like Kylie Chapman are making local football clubs even greater

MULTI-TASKING is what women do best and no one does it better than local football community identity Kylie Chapman. As if juggling a full-time business as a hairdresser whilst raising a family of four kids isn't busy enough, Kylie also manages to find time to spend countless hours volunteering for local powerhouse Geelong Rangers Soccer Club, as president no less...more

NOTICE: Rules around wearing Skins in League comps

WITH the Winter season about to commence and players - both young and old - about to be faced with the onset of cold wintry weather, the Geelong Region Football Committee would like to bring to your attention the official rule regarding players wearing long skins under their shirts/socks...more

NOTICE: Drysdale SC seeking females for Div 1 and Div 2 Women's teams - no experience required!

Drysdale Soccer Club is looking for some female players over 16yrs of age to join our two Division 1 and Division 2 teams. Absolutely all abilities welcome. Training and home matches are played at Howard Glover Reserve in East Geelong...more

NEWS: Dates for MiniRoos rounds announced - season to start Sunday 30th April

THE DATES for this year’s GRFC MiniRoos season have been announced with both the Southern and Northern Hubs commencing their respective seasons on Sunday the 30th of April...more

FEATURE: The life of a volunteer Mini Roos coach in Geelog - it's all worth it!

PLEASE NOTE: The following is a lengthy read, but well worth taking five minutes out of your busy schedule to see what really goes on with our band of loyal volunteer coaches out there in the football community...more

NEWS: Elite TIDC program kicks off with Trials on Monday night

THE TALENT Identification Development Centre (TIDC) kicked off with trials on Monday night in wet and wintry conditions at Hume Reserve, but it didn’t deter close to 120 junior boys and girls from trialling for the elite academy style program run by Football Federation Victoria...more

INTERVIEW: Addy journo Ryan Reynolds talks openly about the state of play of football locally

RYAN Reynolds is the Geelong Advertiser’s chief football writer, but he also covers other sports for the daily including AFL, golf and racing. He recently caught up with new FFV intern, Lorcan Mathews. It’s always interesting to get another person’s perspective of our sport and someone like Ryan is more than qualified to state his views on the state of play of our game locally...more

NOTICE: Barwon SC seeking U12 and U15 girls as well as Senior Women's goalkeepers

BARWON Soccer Club is seeking more players for its Under 12 and Under 15 Girls teams as well as some Senior Women's team goalkeepers, which will be competing in the local Geelong Region Football leagues in the 2017 season...more

NOTICE: Lara United U17s Boys seeking more players for the coming season

LARA United Football Club requires more players to top up its U17 Boys' squad, which will be competing in the GRFC Boys' U17 B Division in the upcoming Winter season...more

NEWS: Expanded GRFC Men’s Masters competition Round 1 Preview

THE expanded GRFC Men’s Masters’ League for 2017 kicks off in earnest on Friday night April 21, as Barwon will play host to Corio at Grovedale Reserve, while Surfside Waves will face Geelong in a fixture that pits the two newly formed teams against each other in the opening round of the season...more

NEWS: Defibrillators vital for all football clubs throughout Geelong region

A MYRIAD of Geelong sporting clubs, including all football (soccer) clubs are being encouraged to apply for defibrillators, in a strong effort to save the lives of players, volunteers and spectators alike who may suffer a sudden cardiac arrest at their grounds...more

NEWS: Revamped GRFC Women’s Division 1 to kick off under lights at Ocean Grove

THE revamped 8-team GRFC Women’s Division 1 competition will kick off an exciting new season on Friday April 21 under lights, as Surfside Waves play host to Geelong SC, who will be hoping to dramatically improve on a disappointing 2016 season, which resulted in just one win...more

NEWS: FFV Tech Dept releases details of upcoming TIDC Program and Trials

THE TIDC Geelong Program (Talented Identification Development Centre) is a Football Federation Victoria conducted program and is open to all registered players in the Geelong region who meet the age criteria – it is a Talented Player program for identified players who aspire to become the “Best Of The Best” players and are committed to improve their game through a technical training program...more

NEWS: Revamped 10 team GRFC Men's Division 1 to kick off in Barwon Heads

NEWLY promoted Men’s Division One outfit Barwon Heads will host the opening game of the 2017 GRFC season on Friday April 21 at Village Park, with the revamped 10 team structure set to be one of the most intriguing locally based competitions in years.more

NEWS: FFV Comps release DRAFT fixtures for 2017 GRFC Leagues

FOOTBALL Federation Victoria would like to announce that the draft fixtures for the 2017 FFV Geelong & Southern Hub MiniRoos competitions as well as the Updated GRFC League Structures have been released...more

NOTICE: Download the 2017 FFV Club's Handbook...

THE 2017 FFV Club's Handbook is designed to provide you with quick answers to football clubs' frequently asked match day questions, from security and referees to player dispensation and clash strips and ground conditions....more

NOTICE: Breakwater Eagles seek more U15 and U17 boys

BREAKWATER Eagles Soccer Club, based at the White Eagle House in Breakwater is still looking for more U15 and U17 boys to play in the local Geelong Region Football competitions for this season...more

NEWS: Geelong Juniors dominant at FFV’s ‘Boys FC’ tourny in Bendigo

TWO GEELONG junior boys' teams produced some stunning football to come away from last weekend’s Boys FC Tournament in Bendigo undefeated in their respective age categories.more

NOTICE: Surfside Waves seeking more female players for 2017 season

SURFSIDE Waves Soccer Club in Ocean Grove would like to reach out to any females looking to take up or continue playing football. The club has opportunities in all teams for soccer playing females across the Geelong region, but particularly the U12's and the Women's teams...more

NOTICE: Rangers seeking Goalkeeper for its Boys U15 Div 1 team

GEELONG Rangers Soccer Club is seeking the services of a Goalkeeper for its U15 Boys' side, which will be competing in the local GRFC Division 1 competition this year. For all interested enquiries, please contact Liam via email at: liamxlou@bigpond.net.aumore

NEWS: FFV’s Talent Identification Development Centre (TIDC) program FAQ

FOOTBALL Federation Victoria (FFV) will be conducting six Talent Identification Development Centre (TIDC) regional programs in 2017 – one of which will be located in Geelong. Two groups will come under the umbrella – the Skill Acquisition (Boys Under 11-12 years plus, as well as girls 11-13 years) and the Game Training (Boys 13-15 years and Girls 14-16 years)...more

NEWS: Busy end to the month as Pre-Season hots up

WITH THE Pre-Season period in full swing, early data is indicating that there will be more clubs, more teams, more leagues and more players participating in the local GRFC leagues in 2017, with the total number of registered players of the ‘World Game’ in the region set to exceed 4,000 for the first time ever!more

NEWS: GRFC Rep Squads urgently seeking U14 and U16 Girls

THE GEELONG Region Country Championships representative squad is urgently seeking more U14 and U16 female players to top up their existing squads due to a number of last minute withdrawals...more

NEWS: My Clubs Fundraising Campaign - helping raise funds for YOUR club

THE My Clubs Fundraising Campaign (MCFC), powered by FFV Principal Community Football Partner, Electricity Wizard, was officially launched at the Club Administrators Conference on Saturday February 25. It provides an opportunity for all FFV clubs to raise all important funds ahead of the 2017 season...more

NEWS: All FFV clubs given opportunity to deliver SAP programs

AS PART of a review and consultation process, Football Federation Victoria has made steps to expand the Skill Acquisition Program, previously only delivered either by FFV/FFA and W/NPL clubs, by offering all registered clubs the opportunity to offer the program to their players...more

NOTICE: New season of 'Walking Soccer' to kick off by the Waterfront

THE new 2017 Walking Soccer season, presented by Leisure Networks, kicks off this Monday night. The program is open to all ages and abilities, so come down to Steampacket Gardens by the Geelong Waterfront and get involved...more

NEWS: Memoirs of a Junior football coach – “I am just a volunteer”

THE FOLLOWING letter was posted by GRFC member club Surfside Waves on their official Facebook page a few days ago. With the new Geelong Region season set to kick off next month, we ALL need to take an inward look at how, as individuals, we portray our feelings and passion for this great game to others. Please take time to read the below as I'm sure some of us can relate to it as well...more

NOTICE: Key Calendar Dates for March, 2017

The following are the Key Calendar Dates for football related activities in the Geelong Region for the month of March, 2017....more

NEWS: GRFC Strategic Plan Newsletter - Issue No. 1 (Feb 2017)

IT'S been an exciting and busy time since the Strategic Development Forum in July last year when we presented the draft strategy for Geelong Football for the next 5 years. As a group, we were able to capture the energy created on the evening to put together teams of motivated and talented individuals who are working to develop and implement the plan around our strategic pillars...more

NOTICE: Newly promoted Lara United seeking Senior Men's coach for GRFC Div 1 league

NEWLY promoted Lara United is seeking the services of a COACH for its Men's team, which will play in the revamped 10-team GRFC Division One Men's competition in 2017...more

NEWS: FFV to hold Level 4 Referees' Course at Howard Glover on Saturday 25th March

HOWARD Glover Reserve in East Geelong will be hosting a Level 4 referee course on Saturday the 25th of March and Football Federation Victoria (FFV) would like to offer all Geelong based players, coaches and football fans the opportunity to attend...more

NOTICE: Elcho Park Cardinals to hold Final Registration Day on Friday

ELCHO Park Cardinals FC will be holding training sessions for all Juniors as well as the FINAL registration opportunity (session) for the upcoming GRFC league season at Elcho Park in Lara this coming Friday night....more

NOTICE: Ambitious Bell Park seeking a coach for its Senior Women's team

BELL Park Sports Club is seeking a suitably qualified person to coach its Senior Women's team for the 2017 season in Division Two of the local Geelong Region Football League (GRFC) competition...more

NOTICE: Breakwater Eagles holding final Women's Clinic on Sunday

BREAKWATER Eagles Soccer Club is holding its final Women’s Soccer Clinic for the coming pre-season this Sunday, 5th March from 11am - 1pm at its White Eagle Club complex in Breakwater...more

NOTICE: Geelong's entire football family urged to become a member of 'GRFC Team App'

PEOPLE often complain 'they didn't know' or they 'didn't get any notification' when it comes to information about what is happening in Geelong's football circles. Well, in order to combat that'lack of communication', the following is an URGENT plea for everyone involved with football in the wider Geelong region to forward on this to EVERY person at your club to register with the GRFC Team App...more

NEWS: Big Issue Street Soccer Program looking for more players/volunteers to get involved

THE Big Issue Community Street Soccer Program for Geelong, based at the Leisuretime Centre in Bell Post Hill is looking for new players of all backgrounds and abilities as well as community minded volunteers to join their friendly team...more

NEWS: Surf Coast and Barwon seeking more female players to make multiple teams

WOMEN'S football is in the midst of a major boom in Geelong, ahead of the second season of the WNPL Victoria which kicks off this weekend and features gun Geelong outfit Galaxy United...more

NEWS: Inaugural Geelong Girls’ Gala proves to be a major success

LAST SATURDAY saw the culmination of many months of hard work by the Geelong Women’s Football Task Force, come together in the shape of the inaugural Geelong Girls Gala which was hosted by the Lara United Football Club. A total of 13 teams of girls teams and close to 150 players from the entire Geelong region made their way to Lara Recreation Reserve for a day of female football...more

NEWS: Online Team entry period now open for 2017 GRFC leagues

FOOTBALL Federation Victoria’s Competitions’ Department has announced that the 2017 FFV Geelong Online Team Entry period is now open. As such, all local region clubs competing in the GRFC competitions will need to access SportsTG to complete their online team entries...more

NEWS: Corio SC seeking female players to start up a new Women's team

CORIO Soccer Club is seeking female players with the intention of forming an Open aged Women's team, which would take part in the local GRFC Women's League in season 2017...more

NOTICE: Geelong region paid Junior Coaching Positions available now

FINAL CALL: The Geelong Region Football Committee (GRFC) has opportunities for experienced JUNIOR FOOTBALL COACHES to be part of the new innovative Geelong Region Clubs/Schools MiniRoos’ Pilot Program in 2017...more

NEWS: Draw for Westfield FFA Cup Round 1 Fixtures (Victorian stage) released

FOOTBALL Federation Victoria (FFV) on Monday released the fixtures for ROUND 1 of the Victorian stage of the nationwide knockout Westfield FFA Cup which will will see two games to be played in the Geelong region, while two Geelong clubs will be travelling to Melbourne...more

NEWS: Fixtures released for Saturday’s inaugural Geelong Girls’ Gala event

A TOTAL of 13 teams across three age categories from the wider Geelong region will take part in the inaugural Geelong Girls’ Gala pre-season football extravaganza tomorrow (Saturday) at the Lara Recreation Reserve...more

NEWS: Full Day Football Extravaganza at Myers Reserve on Sunday

THIS coming Sunday (February 19) will see the Geelong Rangers Soccer Club host a full day of football at its Myers Reserve complex in Bell Post Hill, culminating in the final of the prestigious Geelong Community Cup pre-season tournament...more

NEWS: GRFC Chairperson Jo Plummer appointed to Geelong A-League bid consortium’s Advisory Board

GEELONG Region Football Committee (GRFC) Chairperson Jo Plummer is one of three high profile business identities who have been appointed to a special Advisory Board for the Geelong A-League bid consortium, under the working title of Victoria Patriots FC...more

NEWS: Saturday’s inaugural Geelong Girls’ Gala to feature 13 teams from across the region

A TOTAL of 13 teams from right across the wider Geelong region will take part in the inaugural Geelong Girls’ Gala pre-season football extravaganza at the Lara Recreation Reserve this coming Saturday...more

NOTICE: Breakwater Eagles to hold a Girls/Women's clinic in early March to attract new players

BREAKWATER Eagles Soccer Club will be holding a Girls/Women's clinic in early March in an attempt to attract new female players to the club. This will be the last Girls/Womens Clinic that the Eagles will be running for 2017...more

NEWS: FFV calling for nominations for four vacant position on the Board of Directors

FOOTBALL Federation Victoria is calling for nominations for four (4) vacant positions on its Board of Directors ahead of the upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the state body on Monday 27th of March, 2017...more

NOTICE: Today is the last day to register for Saturday's Geelong Girls' Gala

TODAY (Monday) is the LAST day to register your team for the inaugural Geelong Girls Gala Football Event which will be held this Saturday at the Lara Recreation Reserve...more

NEWS: Elcho Park Cardinals staging Juniors' Registration Day on Thursday

ELCHO Park Cardinals FC and North Geelong Warriors FC (Girls Section) are holding a Mini-roos, Juniors’ and Girls’ REGISTRATION DAY on Thursday 16th February, 2017 at Elcho Park (located at 15 Gibbons Road, just off Bacchus Marsh Road, in Lara. The evening will include an Open training session and photo opportunities with the Warriors Senior NPL squad...more

NEWS: Semi Final Showdown in Geelong Community Cup on Sunday

THIS Sunday sees Bell Park take on old rivals Corio in Semi Final One of the Geelong Community Soccer Cup on Sunday at Myers Reserve at 4pm, while hosting club Geelong Rangers will take on tournament debutantes Golden Plains in the other Semi Final showdown at 6pm...more

NEWS: Geelong to be one of six regional Talent Identification Development Centres

FOOTBALL Federation Victoria (FFV) this week advised both the NPL and regional associations that FFV will be conducting six Talent Identification Development Centre (TIDC) regional programs in 2017 – one of which will be located in Geelong....more

NEWS: Ex-Matilda Melissa Barbieri and State Sports Minister John Eren special guests at Girls' Gala

THE profile of the inaugural Geelong Girls' Gala event has received a major boost with the confirmation this week that two very high profile individuals will attend the event at the Lara Recreation Reserve on Saturday 18th of February...more

NEWS: Registrations still open for Sunday week's Geelong Girls Gala (Feb 18)

THIS month’s inaugural Geelong Girls Gala Football Event (to be held on Saturday Feb 18 at Lara Recreation Reserve) will be an innovative new pre-season event aimed at attracting both new and former female players to the rapidly growing sport in the Geelong region...more

NOTICE: Players wanted for Corio Bay SC Senior Women's team

CORIO Bay Soccer Club, situated at Evans Reserve in Norlane, is seeking female players for its Senior Women’s Team, which will be competing in the local GRFC Women’s Division Two competition in 2017...more

NOTICE: Golden Plains SC to host two MiniRoos (Grassroots) courses in March

GOLDEN Plains Soccer Club will be hosting two MiniRoos (Grassroots) coaching courses during the month of March, with one of those set to be a female-only course. Intended for coaches wanting to train 5-9 year old players, the 3 hour course is fully practical and encourages the coach to develop practices that are based on fun...more

NOTICE: Geelong region paid Coaching Positions available now

THE Geelong Region Football Committee (GRFC) has opportunities for experienced JUNIOR FOOTBALL COACHES to be part of the new innovative Geelong Region Clubs/Schools MiniRoos’ Pilot Program in 2017...more

NEWS: FC Leopold ready to hit the ground running in its debut season

FLEDGLING new football club FC Leopold will hit the ground running in its debut season in 2017 by fielding two and possibly three Men’s Senior teams, a Women‘s Senior team as well as multiple junior teams ranging from U7s right up to U13s...more

NEWS: 'Geelong United' Women's Select to take on Galaxy United in historic exhibition match

A GEELONG Women’s Select team will take on the region’s WNPL representative Geelong Galaxy United in an historic exhibition match prior to the upcoming final of the Geelong Community Cup at Myers Reserve on Sunday February 19...more

NEWS: Drysdale SC appoint new Football Director and Senior Coach

DRYSDALE Soccer Club announced early on Friday two major additions to its expanding Football Department with the appointment of new Football Director Rob Heseltine as well as a new Senior Coach, Jason Pickles...more

NOTICE: Referees wanted for upcoming Geelong Girls' Gala (Feb 18)

REFEREES from the local region are being sought for the upcoming Geelong Girls' Gala event, to be held at the Lara Recreation Reserve complex on Saturday 18th of February...more

NEWS: FIFA Puskás Award Victorian Roadshow kicked off in Geelong on Wednesday

GEELONG’S football community was privileged to be a part of a special presentation at the Corio Soccer Club’s Hume Reserve complex earlier today, when the prestigious FIFA Puskás Award was on show for the first time outside of Europe...more

NOTICE: Key Calendar Dates for February, 2017

THE Key Calendar Dates for the month of February for the wider Geelong Football Region community are as follows...more

NEWS: FIFA Puskás Award Tour of Regional Victoria to kick off in Geelong on Wednesday

GEELONG football enthusiasts are invited to attend a special presentation at the Corio Soccer Club’s Hume Reserve complex tomorrow morning, when the prestigious FIFA Puskás Award will be on show for the first time outside of Europe...more

NEWS: Registrations open for the new 2017 GRFC league season

REGISTRATIONS are now open for the 2017 GRFC football league season. It's time to find Your Local Club and Play Football! With the 2017 football season kicking off in mid April, it's now time to register with your local club!more

NOTICE: Rangers to host Melbourne City kids' clinic on Friday night

GEELONG RANGERS Soccer Club will be hosting a Melbourne City FC Geelong Juniors' Clinic this coming Friday at its Myers Reserve complex in Bell Post Hill, in the lead up to the Geelong Community Cup matches that night...more

NEWS: Vale Deakin Ducks player Emmanuel Oteng

DEAKIN Ducks FC is saddened to announce that its valuable clubman and popular teammate, Emmanuel Oteng, unexpectedly passed away early last Sunday morning. According to a post by club coach Colin Raj on Deakin's official Facebook page, Emmanuel was a good man and liked by everybody he came across...more

NEWS: FC Leopold seeking coach for debut U13 Boys' team

FC LEOPOLD is seeking an enthusiastic person/s interested in coaching the fledgling new club's U/13 boys team for its debut season in the local GRFC competition in 2017. In addition, the club is hoping to attract a few more boys in this age group to increase the squad's depth...more

NEWS: FFV to hold specialist Goalkeeper' Coaching course in Werribee

FOOTBALL Federation Victoria is holding a Community Goalkeeping Course in Werribee next month, for coaches wishing to work with goalkeepers within grassroots/community football. It is the first time that such a course will be held in the western suburbs and will be co-facilitated by Geelong based specialist goalkeeping coach GOFC's Mike Chapman...more

NEWS: Debutante Ducks to take on Surf Coast in opener of Geelong Pre-Season Cup

FIXTURES have been released for the 2017 edition of the Geelong Pre-Season Cup, with hosts Rangers having been placed in Group A alongside State League Four rivals Bell Park and Surf Coast, as well as reigning local league GRFC Division One champions Deakin Ducks, who will be making their debut in the long running tournament on the opening night against Surf Coast on Friday January 20...more

NEWS: Geelong Girls Gala to attract a wave of new players to the sport

NEXT month’s inaugural Geelong Girls Gala Football Event will be an innovative new pre-season event aimed at attracting both new and former female players to the rapidly growing sport in the Geelong region...more

NEWS: Update on GRFC Rep Squads for 2017 Victorian Country Championships

GEELONG Region Football Committee (GRFC) is poised to send a full complement of Boys’ representative teams to this year’s Victorian Country Championships, with teams in two out of the three age groups in the Girls’ category also to be fielded...more

NEWS: Refs to hold new changes to the Laws of the Game seminar at Rangers

GEELONG Referees’ Association’s Steve Kolar, along with another Football Federation Victoria (FFV) representative, is staging a special presentation next week for all local clubs on the new changes to the laws of the game that will be implemented this season...more

NEWS: Pre-Season Cup organisers still seek naming rights sponsor

ORGANISERS of this year's Geelong Pre-Season Cup are still searching for a naming rights sponsor for the annual football tournament which will be held at Geelong Rangers home ground, Myers Reserve, in Bell Post Hill over the course of five weeks, starting on Friday, January 20...more

NOTICE: Season's Greetings from all at the FFV/GRFC

THIS year has been an insanely intense, high pressure and crazy year – but ultimately an exciting, rewarding and highly successful year! For that, your contribution has been immense and each and every one of you have helped shape 2016 into the amazing year that it has been for our wonderful sport of football in the Greater Geelong region...more

NEWS: Contribute to Victoria’s Stadia Strategy and push football’s cause in Geelong

THE VICTORIAN Government is currently preparing the Victorian Major Stadia Strategy to assess and determine the future needs of Victoria’s major sporting stadia and arenas. A Ministerial Working Group chaired by the Premier Daniel Andrews has been established to oversee the preparation of the Strategy...more

NEWS: GRFC Women’s league could expand by up to 4 new teams in 2017!

THE PHENOMENAL growth of the Women’s game in recent years is expected to continue in 2017 with the two tiered GRFC Women’s competition set to significantly expand with the addition of at least two and possibly up to four new Senior teams...more

NEWS: 2017 GRFC Men’s Div 1 could see the dawning of a new era

NEXT season’s revamped GRFC Men’s Division One league is set to see the dawning of a new era, with powerhouse club and reigning Champions Deakin Ducks accepted into the FFV Metropolitan State League Five competition and the equally dominant but ageing Rangers outfit not getting any younger...more

NEWS: 2017 Victorian Country Championships Geelong Rep squad trials Update

GOFC are pleased to announce Ruby McCormack as assistant coach for the GRFC Country Championships Girls U14 Rep Squad, an excellent young player now about to start her coaching journey, the country champs will be an excellent experience for her and the squad...more

NEWS: Key Calendar Dates for 2017 (as at 19th Dec)

NEXT year promises to be a MASSIVE year for football in Geelong with early data suggesting the participation figure in the wider Geelong region is set to explode through the 4,000 mark for the first time ever! In preparation for next season, below is the FIRST of many Calendar updates to everything that is happening in Geelong....more

NEWS: Deakin Ducks accepted into Men’s State League competition in 2017

REIGNING GRFC Men’s Division One champions and perennial league powerhouse, Deakin Ducks, have had their application to enter next season’s Victorian State League competition accepted by Football Federation Victoria...more

NEWS: Fixtures released for2017 Geelong Pre-Season Cup

FIXTURES have been released for the 2017 edition of the Geelong Pre-Season Cup, which will be held at Geelong Rangers home ground, Myers Reserve, in Bell Post Hill over the course of five weeks, starting on Friday, January 20...more

NOTICE: Free Sponsorship e-resource for football clubs

AT THE end of 2014, a research project was conducted by Football Federation Victoria (FFV) specifically on sponsorship within football in Victoria. As a result of this research, and an important consultation process, FFV implemented two key initiatives in 2016, which would focus on clubs and their sponsors...more

NEWS: Registrations open for 2017 Victorian Country Championships GRFC Rep Squad Trials

GOFC are pleased once again to be administering the Geelong Junior Boys' and Girls' Representative teams which will compete at the 2017 Victorian Country Championships in Morwell, Gippsland from June 10th -12th (Queens Birthday Weekend). GOFC can also announce that registrations are now open for the various teams' trials...more

NEWS: Four Junior level coaching courses to be held in Geelong in early 2017

FOUR Community level coaching courses will be conducted in the Geelong region in the New Year, which will focus primarily on coaches of junior players. Spots are limited at each of these courses, so it is highly recommended to get in early and register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment...more

NEWS: Inaugural Geelong Girls Gala football pre-season event to attract new players to the sport

The inaugural Geelong Girls Gala Football Event, to be held in mid February 2017, will be an innovative new pre-season event aimed at attracting both new and former female players to the rapidly growing sport in the Geelong region...more

NEWS: Take football up in 2017 and grow the game locally!

IT'S THE beautiful game. The most popular team game in Australia. It's the world game. Football is a phenomenon. Hundreds of millions of people across the globe live and breathe it, playing it with their friends and watching their heroes. But don't be content to just watch it. Lace up your boots and play football in 2017 and in the process, let's get 4,000 Geelongians playing the sport...more

NEWS: Cup tournament organisers seeking new naming rights' sponsor for 2017 event

THE longest running pre-season football cup competition in Victorian soccer is seeking a major sponsor for its 2017 tournament, which will be hosted by the Geelong Rangers Soccer Club at its Myers Reserve complex in Bell Post Hill...more

NEWS: Geelong girls selected as match day mascots for Melbourne City W-League game last Saturday

THE future stars of women's football in the Geelong region were given a wonderful treat at CB Smith Reserve in Fawkner on Saturday 10 December thanks to leading Westfield W-League club Melbourne City FC, writes Janakan Seemampillai...more

NEWS: Successful Summer 7's tournament culminates with Finals in Ocean Grove

A HUGELY successful seven week Summer 7’s tournament series culminated in Ocean Grove on Wednesday night with the Finals of the Open Men’s, Open Women’s and Boys’ U14 categories at the Shell Road Reserve...more

NEWS: Fee Freeze To Continue Football's Rapid Participation Rise in Victoria

FOOTBALL Federation Victoria (FFV) has frozen registration fees for another year as its 2017 fee schedule was announced this week, meaning that the rapidly growing sport's player registration fees have not increased since 2013!more

NEWS: High profile presenters announced for FFV State Coaching Conference

THE presenters for the theory sessions at next month’s FFV State Federation Coaching Conference have been locked in with some of the sport’s highest profile coaches and football directors appearing at the two day event at the Footscray campus of Victoria University...more

NOTICE: Barwon Soccer Club looking for Miniroos coaches for 2017 season

BARWON Soccer Club, based at Grovedale Reserve, is looking for coaches for the 2017 GRFC season to fill remaining spots with our ever increasing number of Miniroos teams (Under 7, Under 9 and Under 11 teams)...more

NEWS: Dale Harris appointed Barwon SC senior coach for 2017

BARWON SC is delighted to announce that its Senior Men's Division 1 coach for 2017 will be Dale Harris. Dale has an impressive record as a player and a coach, with a promising playing career in the South African Premier League brought to a premature end due to a serious leg injury...more

NOTICE: Surfside Waves looking for male and female coaches for 2017 season

SURFSIDE Waves Soccer Club is looking for a variety of coaches for the 2017 Geelong Region Football League season to fill spots with teams from Under 7 right thought to Seniors...more

NOTICE: Rangers seeking Junior and Youth coaches for 2017 season

GEELONG Rangers Soccer Club's Committee would like to invite existing and new Coaches/Parents to express an interest in coaching the Bell Post Hill based club's Junior and Youth teams for the 2017 GRFC season...more

NOTICE: FFV releases 2017 Competitions calendar and GRFC Draft League structures

FOOTBALL Federation Victoria (FFV) Competitions Department wishes to advise all Geelong region clubs of the 2017 calendar and draft league structures. This follows on from the 2017 Geelong Competitions Memo which was released on 28 October 2016...more

NOTICE: Rangers seeking females to form Women's team as well as Senior Coaches for 2017 season

GEELONG Rangers are looking forward to having a women's team in 2017. We are currently seeking a Senior Women's coach and also putting out an expression of interest for players to join our amazing club for the next season. The Myers Reserve based club is also seeking Senior coaches for 2017...more

NEWS: Coaches sought for Geelong rep squads at 2017 Vic Country Championships

GOFC, in conjunction with the Geelong Region Football Committee (GRFC), is inviting interested coaches to apply for a variety of coaching positions with the Geelong region Boys and Girls representative squads for next year's Victotrian Country Championships squads, to be held in Morwell over the Queen's Birthday long weekend.more

NEWS: FFV State Coaching Conference to be held in December at Vic Uni

FOOTBALL Federation Victoria (FFV) will stage this year’s State Federation Coaching Conference at the Footscray campus of Victoria University with a festive spirit, with the two day gathering to be held on the weekend prior to Christmas...more

NEWS: GRFC to launch new Clubs/Schools MiniRoos' Pilot Program in 2017!

THE Geelong Region Football Committee (GRFC), in conjunction with Football Federation Victoria, is kicking off a new innovative Geelong Region Clubs/Schools MiniRoos’ Pilot Program in 2017 which is aimed at local clubs - who are struggling with their existing facilities - teaming up with a primary school in their locality to utilise the school’s facilities for their club’s MiniRoos program...more

NEWS: GRFC seeks Expressions of Interest for host of new Female's pre-season event

THE GEELONG Women’s Football Taskforce, acting on behalf of the Geelong Region Football Committee (GRFC) wishes to invite your club to express an interest in hosting the Geelong Girls Gala, an innovative new preseason event which is aimed at attracting both new and old female players to the rapidly growing sport...more

NEWS: Football kicking goals in Geelong as participation growth breaks records again!

The rapid growth of football in the greater Geelong region has continued with a record breaking increase in players for the second straight year. A statewide player increase of 20% in two years has been reflected in the huge rise in popularity of the world game in Geelong. Player numbers in greater Geelong increased 9% in 2016, off the back of an 18% rise in 2015...more

URGENT NOTICE: Tonight's GRFC Delegate's Meeting postponed til 7th November!!!

THE Geelong Region Football Committee (GRFC) would like to advise, that due to the high number of apologies received prior to tonight’s scheduled GRFC Delegates’ Meeting, tonight’s meeting has been adjourned until Monday the 7th of November at Howard Glover Reserve at 6:30pm...more

NEWS: FC Leopold receives front page coverage in the Bellarine Times!

IT’S not that often that a community football club gets front page coverage in a local newspaper - especially one that technically doesn’t exist. But that is exactly what has happened with the Geelong region’s newest club FC Leopold, which has been featured on the front page of the latest edition of the Bellarine Times...more

NEWS: Former Socceroo appointed NPL Junior coach at Warriors

NORTH Geelong Warriors is proud to announce that former Socceroo Josip Skoko will lead their U13 side in the NPL Victoria Juniors' competition for the 2017 season. In a further boost for the Lara based club, current Technical Director Igor Srbinovski has signed on for a further year and will continue as head of the club's youth system in the NPL Victoria competition...more

NOTICE: Rangers to hold Mini Roos Kick-off program for young girls

GEELONG Rangers Soccer Club has finalised the dates for their Girls' Mini Roos Kick-off Introductory program, which is aimed at introducing young girls between the ages of 6-10 years to the sport of football...more

NOTICE: Lara United seeking coaches for 2017 season

LARA United is seeking expressions of interest to fill a variety of coaching positions for the 2017 season at the progressive northern suburbs based club. With a strong focus on coach development in areas from Miniroos through juniors, Lara United is looking at ways to empower their coaches to get the best out of them and in turn the best from their playing groups...more

NOTICE: NPL Trials for Boys' Juniors at North Geelong Warriors

NORTH Geelong Warriors are currently taking registrations from interested players for NPL Junior Boys' Trials for the 2017 NPL season teams, which will be held starting early next week at Howard Glover Reserve in East Geelong...more

NEWS: Vale Tam McCulloch (29/1/58-30/9/16)

WITH great sadness, we wish to inform the Geelong football community that long time coach and legendary local football identity Tam McCulloch passed away on the 30th of September after suffering a fatal heart attack...more

NEWS: North Geelong teen Elizabeth Sarcevic selected for Vic Women's squad at Futsal Nationals

TALENTED local Futsal star Elizabeth Sarcevic has been selected to represent Victoria at the 2017 FFA National Futsal Championships which will be held early in the New Year in Sydney...more

NEWS: Geelong Region Best & Fairest and Golden Boot winners announced

FOOTBALL FEDERATION VICTORIA (FFV) would like to congratulate all the players in the Geelong Region competition who won Best and Fairest and Golden Boot Awards in their respective competitions in season 2016...more

NEWS: FC Leopold to run free kids clinics in November

GEELONG region’s newest club, FC Leopold, is running three free junior soccer clinics for children aged 4-13 in November and early December so that children from the community are able to get a taste of what playing soccer for FC Leopold will be like...more

NEWS: Three Galaxy players selected in Victoria's Bass Strait Cup squad

GALAXY United will be well represented in the upcoming Women’s Bass Strait Cup, with three players from the Geelong club's NPLW Grand Final team selected to take part in the upcoming annual match between Victoria and Tasmania’s open senior women's teams...more

NEWS: Both Geelong PS4 NPL Victoria clubs benefit from Sportsmart’s Development Awards

BOTH the Geelong based PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues Victoria clubs, as well as a talented young local female referee, were the proud recipients of the recent Sportsmart Development awards in recognition of their junior teams’ achievements both on and off the field...more

NOTICE: Futsal Geelong's Junior Summer Season UPDATE

FUTSAL Geelong is excited to get the 2016-17 Summer Futsal league underway in over the next few weeks with what is shaping up to be the biggest year on record across all leagues at both the Belmont and Bell Post Hill venues...more

NEWS: All Abilities Football returns to Leisuretime Centre in Term Four

ALL ABILITIES Futsal, which is run by Geelong sports organisation Leisure Networks and is held at the Leisuretime Centre in Norlane, will be returning for Term Four after a successful stint during Term Three...more

NEWS: Survey seeking feedback for 2016 Men's Masters' league

GEELONG Region Football Committee (GRFC) has sent out a survey/questionnaire to all the clubs which took part in the inaugural GRFC Men’s Masters’ (Over 35s) competition this year, with the view of making next year’s competition even bigger and better.more

NOTICE: Geelong’s two NPL clubs urging talented juniors in region to register for upcoming Trials

GEELONG’S two regional representative clubs in the NPL and WNPL competitions are both urging the region’s talented juniors to register for upcoming trials, which will be held throughout the month of October...more

NEWS: Organisers seeking more Summer Sevens' teams

SUMMER Sevens will be staged for the first time in several years in the Geelong region, with Ocean Grove’s Shell Road Reserve the venue for the weekly Wednesday night competition starting early October. However, event organisers need a few more teams in certain categories to guarantee a viable competition...more

NEWS: Limited vacancies still available for new Schools' 5-a-side Futsal league

THE new Futsal Geelong Schools' 5-a-Side League will be kicking off in Term 4 on a Wednesday afternoon from 4.15pm. Futsal Geelong still has a few spaces available in both the Grade 3/4 & Grade 5/6 Leagues so don’t delay and get your team together for this new exciting program...more

NEWS: Ducks power their way to Men's Div 1 Grand Final triumph over Rangers

DEAKIN Ducks powered their way to the Geelong Region Division 1 Men’s title with a 3-1 victory over Geelong Rangers in the grand final at Shell Road Reserve in Ocean Grove last Sunday night.more

NEWS: Deakin defeat Drysdale in GRFC Women's Div 1 Grand Final

DEAKIN Ducks capped of the perfect season with a premiership, defeating Drysdale SC 3-1 in the Geelong Region Division 1 Women's grand final at Banyul Warri Reserve in Torquay last Saturday...more

NEWS: Deakin Ducks take out clean sweep of GRFC Open Age Grand Finals

DEAKIN Ducks Soccer Club took out a clean sweep in the Open Age divisions of the Geelong Region Football Grand Finals played last weekend with both Men's and Women's Ducks teams running out convincing 3-1 winners in both their respective Finals...more

NEWS: Preview of this weekend's GRFC Division One Grand Finals

DEAKIN Ducks will go into Sunday’s GRFC Men’s Division 1 Grand Final against reigning champions Geelong Rangers the overwhelming favourites, having not lost a single game all season. Meanwhile, the Ducks females will also head into Saturday’s GRFC Women’s Division 1 Grand Final clash with Drysdale SC the overwhelming favourites after disposing of Barwon 6-0 in their semi-final last weekend...more

NEWS: Details regarding Change of Venue for Female's Grand Finals on Saturday

FOOTBALL FEDERATION VICTORIA'S Competitions Department wishes to advise there has been a change in venue for girls and women's Grand Final fixtures on Saturday 10 September in Week 2 of the 2016 Geelong Region Finals Series...more

BREAKING NEWS: GRFC Females' Grand Finals moved to Banyul Warri Reserve

DUE TO ISSUES with the pitch at Village Park in Barwon Heads, there has been an enforced change in venue for the GRFC Womens’/Girls’ Grand Final day scheduled for Saturday 10 September...more

NOTICE: FFV releases memo with all the GRFC Grand Final details

FOOTBALL Federation Victoria (FFV) has released a memo with all the details regarding the 2016 Geelong Region Finals Series - Week 2 Fixtures for this coming weekend Friday 9 September - Sunday 11 September.more

NEWS: Rangers to host all female Grassroots (MiniRoos) coaching course in October

FOOTBALL Federation Victoria (FFV) is working with several clubs in Geelong to increase the female participation rates in the sport locally. As such, Geelong Rangers Soccer Club will be hosting an all-female Grassroots/MiniRoos coaching course in early October...more

NEWS: Deakin and Drysdale to do battle in GRFC Women’s Div 1 Grand Final on Saturday

DEAKIN Ducks will head into the GRFC Women’s Division One Grand Final clash with Drysdale SC on Saturday the overwhelming favourites after disposing of Barwon 6-0 in their semi-final last weekend...more

NEWS: Deakin and Rangers to contest Sunday’s GRFC Men’s Div 1 Grand Final

DEAKIN Ducks will go into Sunday’s GRFC Men’s Division One Grand Final against last season’s champions Geelong Rangers the overwhelming favourites, having not lost a single game all season...more

NEWS: Surfside Waves’ Shell Road Reserve to host FFV’s Summer Sevens comp in Geelong

OCEAN GROVE will be the local venue for the upcoming Football Federation Victoria (FFV) Summer Sevens football competition. Register your team now to be part of the Wednesday night league. FFV will be offering Under 12, Under 14 and Under 16 boys and girls along with open men, open women, open mixed and men's masters...more

NEWS: Futsal Geelong to introduce Women's Futsal League in 2016 at Leisuretime Centre

FOLLOWING on from the huge success of the 2015/16 Summer Futsal League season at the Leisuretime Centre, Futsal Geelong is looking to grow its offering even further in 2016-17 by introducing a special Women's Futsal League at the Leisuretime Centre in Bell Post Hill...more

NOTICE: Week 1 Finals Fixtures released by FFV Comps

FOOTBALL Federation Victoria's Competitions Department has confirmed the Week 1 fixtures of the 2016 Geelong Region Finals Series, which will be held this coming weekend.more

NEWS: GRFC Women’s Division 1 - Round 18 Report

FOLLOWING the completion of the final round of the GRFC Women’s Division One regular season last weekend, Deakin Ducks finished undefeated on top of the ladder and were followed by Kardinia in second spot, Drysdale in third and Barwon in fourth place making up the Top Four...more

NEWS: GRFC Men’s Division One Pool A – Round 5 roundup

FOLLOWING the last round of the GRFC Men’s Division 1 Finals’ Play-off series for Pool B, the Grand Final combatants have been decided - Deakin Ducks Gold will face off against Geelong Rangers on Sunday September 11...more

NEWS: GRFC Grand Final venues announced...

FOOTBALL Federation Victoria (FFV) is pleased to announce that Barwon Heads SC and Surfside Waves SC will be co-hosting this year’s Geelong Region Football Committee (GRFC) Grand Finals on the weekend of 9-11th September...more

NEWS: GRFC Women’s Division 1 - Round 17 Report

FOLLOWING the completion of the second last round of the GRFC Women’s Division 1 competition, Deakin, Kardinia and Drysdale are all guaranteed spots in the 2016 Finals Series which will kick-off in a fortnight’s time.more

NEWS: GRFC Men’s Division One Pool A – Round 4 roundup

THE FOURTH round of the GRFC Men’s Division 1 Pool A Finals Series continued last weekend with the three highest placed sides all getting wins to keep the contest for participation in the Finals alive.more

NOTICE: Miniroos Melbourne Victory Gala Day fixtures

FIXTURES for this weekend's special end of season Mini Roos Melbourne Victory Gala Day have been released, with all the games to be played on Sunday 28th August at Lara United Soccer Club's Recreation Reserve (Alkira Avenue, Lara)...more

NEWS: Galaxy United seeking Junior coaches for 2017 WNPL season

GALAXY UNITED FC is currently seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified, enthusiastic and development focused coaches for the 2017 PS4 Women’s National Premier League season. The club is seeking to fill a variety of junior coaching positions...more

NEWS: Surfside Waves to stage special charity event in aid of Beyondblue

SURFSIDE Waves Soccer Club is organising a special Charity event at its Ocean Grove clubrooms in support of Beyondblue, an organisation which aims to make a difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities affected by depression, anxiety and suicide...more

NOTICE: Northern Hub Miniroos - Round 15 fixtures

FIXTURES for this weekend's Round 15 of the Northern Suburbs Hub's Mini Roos competition have been released, with all the games to be played on Friday 19th August at Bell Park Sports Club (TONIGHT)...more

NEWS: GRFC Men’s Division One Pool A –Round 3 roundup

THE THIRD round of the GRFC Men’s Division 1 Pool A Finals Series continued last weekend with both Surfside Waves and Barwon Red yet to register wins after the completion of the weekend’s action...more

NEWS: Absolute LAST CALL for public proposals for Strategic Plan ahead of 15th August deadline

MEMBERS of Geelong’s wider football family have until the end of TODAY (Monday) to submit any ideas, suggestions or proposals to add to the Geelong Region Football Draft Strategic Plan, which will ultimately be a blueprint for the growth of the sport over the next five years...more

NEWS: Surfside Waves’ Shell Road Reserve to host FFV’s Summer Sevens comp in Geelong

OCEAN GROVE will be the local venue for the upcoming Football Federation Victoria (FFV) Summer Sevens football competition. Register your team now to be part of the Wednesday night league. FFV will be offering Under 12, Under 14 and Under 16 boys and girls along with open men, open women, open mixed and men's masters...more

NOTICE: Northern Hub Miniroos - Round 14 fixtures

FIXTURES for this weekend's Round 14 of the Northern Suburbs Hub's Mini Roos competition have been released, with all the games to be played on Sunday 14th August at Bell Park Sports Club (Midland Highway, Batesford)...more

NEWS: GRFC Men’s Division 1 Pool A – Round 2 Report

THE SECOND round of the GRFC Mens Division 1 Pool A Finals Series continued last weekend with Breakwater Eagles running out 2-0 winners over Barwon Red in the match of the day at the White Eagle Club in Breakwater...more

NEWS: LAST CALL for public proposals for Strategic Plan ahead of 15th August deadline

MEMBERS of Geelong’s wider football family have less than a week to submit any ideas, suggestions or proposals to add to the Geelong Region Football Draft Strategic Plan, which will ultimately be a blueprint for the growth of the sport over the next five years.more

NEWS: GRFC Women’s Division 1 - Round 16 Report

KARDINIA International College and Surfside Waves clashed in an enthralling 2nd v 3rd match in Round 16 of the GRFC Women’s Division 1 competition at Ocean Grove’s Shell Road Reserve last Friday night...more

NOTICE: FFV addresses growing abuse towards Match Officials

WHILST the vast majority of all Clubs do a wonderful job in welcoming referees to their grounds and supporting them for the duration of their fixtures, there is still a minority of individuals within our Clubs that continue to direct verbal and physical abuse towards referees.more

NOTICE: Northern Hub Miniroos - Round 13 fixtures

FIXTURES for this weekend's Round 13 of the Northern Suburbs Hub's Mini Roos competition have been released, with all the games to be played on Sunday 7th August at Bell Park Sports Club (Midland Highway, Batesford)...more

NEWS: GRFC Men’s Division 1 Pool A – Round 1 Report

THE FIRST round of the Mens Division 1 Pool A Finals Series kicked off last weekend with newly crowned League Champions Deakin Ducks and reigning Premiers Geelong Rangers recording convincing wins over their respective opponents...more

NEWS: GRFC Women’s Division 1– Round 15 Report

DRYSDALE SC hosted Deakin Ducks at Howard Glover Reserve in Round 15 of the GRFC’s Women’s Division 1 competition last Saturday afternoon, only to suffer a 2-0 loss to the runaway leaders...more

NOTICE: Call for public proposals for Strategic Plan ahead of 15th August deadline

MEMBERS of Geelong’s wider football family have less than two weeks to submit any ideas, suggestions or proposals to add to the Geelong Region Football Draft Strategic Plan, which will ultimately be a blueprint for the growth of the sport over the next five years...more

FEATURE: GRFC Chairperson interviewed on Geelong radio (93.9 Bay)

THE CHAIRPERSON of the Geelong Region Football Committee (GRFC) Jo Plummer was interviewed last Friday for the 93.9 Bay's popular drive time radio programe, "The Catch Up Show" hosted by well known radio presenters, Roxie Bennett and Daryl Reader...more

NOTICE: Northern Hub Miniroos - Round 12 fixtures

FIXTURES for this weekend's Round 12 of the Northern Suburbs Hub's Mini Roos competition have been released, with all the games to be played on Sunday at Geelong Rangers Soccer Club's Myers Reserve complex in Bell Post Hill...more

NEWS: GRFC Women’s Division 1 – Round 14 Report

GEELONG SC hosted Surfside Waves in a tight Round 14 contest at Stead Park that ended 1-1, which was the only GRFC Women’s Division game played last weekend....more

NEWS: GRFC Men’s Division 1 Report

FOLLOWING the completion of the regular season of the GRFC Men’s Division 1 competition, Deakin Ducks Gold have comprehensively taken out the title of Minor Premiers, having been uncontested throughout the entire season...more

NEWS: Galaxy's Annabel Martin selected for Young Matilda's squad

Geelong Galaxy United defender Annabel Martin is one of five Victorian players who have been selected for the Young Matildas (U20) squad which will compete in the AFF Women's Championship in Myanmar between 26 July and 4 August 2016...more

NEWS: GRFC releases Draft Strategic Plan at historic Forum

THE GEELONG Region Football Committee (GRFC) unveiled its Draft Strategic Plan for the growth of football over the next five years in the wider Geelong region at an historic forum at the Karingal Community Hub In East Geelong on Monday night...more

NOTICE: Northern Hub Miniroos - Round 11 fixtures (Friday night games)

FIXTURES for this weekend's Round 11 of the Northern Suburbs Hub's Mini Roos competition have been released, with all the games to be played on Friday night at Geelong Rangers Soccer Club's Myers Reserve complex in Bell Post Hill...more

NOTICE: GRFC Men's Division 1 Finals fixtures released

FOLLOWING the conclusion of the GRFC Men's Division 1 Regular season last weekend, FFV Competitions wishes to announce the release of fixtures for the Men's Division 1 Finals Series for the 2016 FFV Geelong Finals Series...more

NEWS: Futsal Geelong planning for Summer Junior leagues well underway

FUTSAL Geelong this week announced that planning for the upcoming 2016-17 Juniors’ Summer Futsal League’s season at the Leisuretime Centre in Norlane West is well underway...more

NOTICE: Undertake your Year 11 and 12 studies with Melbourne Victory...

THE Melbourne Victory Sports Development Program in partnership with SEDA Group (SEDA) is offering Geelong based secondary students the opportunity to complete their Year 11 and 12 studies in an applied education environment that will provide real industry experience with Australia's biggest A-League club...more

NEWS: Geelong’s Obaidullah Jamshidi representing Australia at Homeless World Cup in Glasgow

GEELONG’S Obaidullah Jamshidi is one of seven homeless and disadvantaged players representing Australia at the Homeless World Cup, currently being staged in Glasgow, Scotland...more

NOTICE: Geelong's entire football family urged to become a member of GRFC Team App

PEOPLE often complain 'they didn't know' or they 'didn't get any notification' when it comes to information about what is happening in Geelong's soccer circles. In order to combat that supposed 'lack of communication', the following is an URGENT plea for everyone involved with football in the wider Geelong region to forward this Notice to EVERYONE at your club to REGISTER for the GRFC Team App...more

NOTICE: Northern Hub Miniroos - Round 10 fixtures

FIXTURES for this weekend's Round 10 of the Northern Suburbs Hub's Mini Roos competition have been released, with all the games to be played on Sunday at Geelong Rangers Soccer Club's Myers Reserve complex in Bell Post Hill...more

NEWS: GRFC Men’s Masters' Division – Round 12 Report

CORIO SC hosted Barwon SC at Hume Reserve in Round 12 of the GRFC Men’s Masters’ Division and came away from the enthralling contest with a stunning 3-1 victory. Jovica Uzur nailed a brace and Mladen Spasojevic netted a single for Corio, while Gary Harper scored the consolation goal for Barwon. Corio sits fifth on the ladder while Barwon remains third...more

NEWS: GRFC Women’s Division One – Round 12 Report

GEELONG SC hosted Drysdale at Stead Park and lost 4-0 to an impressive individual performance by Serena Clapp, who scored all four goals in the opening half of the GRFC Women’s Division One Round 12 encounter last Saturday...more

NEWS: GRFC Men’s Division One – Round 12 Report

SURFSIDE Waves continue their climb up the GRFC Men’s Division One ladder after their 4-0 victory over Barwon Blue in Round 12 action last Friday night. The game was completely controlled by Surfside and resulted in Jack Pedler netting a brace while Aaron Bond and Craig Groom scored singles apiece...more

NOTICE: Reminder about re-scheduling fixtures for July 31 - Atletico v Victory clash in Geelong

FOOTBALL Federation Victoria's Competitions Department wishes to remind all GRFC clubs of the options offered to clubs regarding fixtures being played on Sunday 31 July - the day of the big Atletico Madrid v Melbourne Victory game at Simonds Stadium - as a follow-up to the "2016 Geelong Competitions Update - Round 11" memo.more

NOTICE: Unveiling of DRAFT Strategic Development Plan for future of football in Geelong

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN THE FUTURE OF FOOTBALL IN THE GREATER GEELONG REGION? YOU are invited to come and have your say at a special Public Meeting on Monday 18th July to launch the first DRAFT of a very important document addressing the future direction of football in Geelong - a Strategic Development Plan...more

NEWS: FFV to launch Female Friendly Clubs Pilot program in Geelong!

FOOTBALL Federation Victoria (FFV) is launching a special pilot program in Geelong, which will go a long way to addressing the growth of female football. The program, to be known as the Female Friendly Clubs Pilot, will be launched at an upcoming Information Session at which all Geelong region clubs are being urged to attend...more

NOTICE: Northern Hub Miniroos - Round 9 fixtures

FIXTURES for this weekend's Round 9 of the Northern Suburbs Hub's Mini Roos competition have been released, with all the games to be played on Sunday at Lara United Football Club's Recreation Reserve complex in Lara...more

NEWS: Referees' course at Surf Coast hailed a major success

THE number of registered young referees in the Geelong region has received a major boost after a total of 11 participants completed a recent FFV Level 4 Referees’ course at the Surf Coast Football Club’s magnificent facilities in Torquay North...more

NEWS: Which local club is most interested in the future of football in the Geelong region?

JUDGING by the latest RSVPs to the upcoming Public Meeting to launch the Geelong Regional Football Committee’s DRAFT Strategic Plan, Geelong Rangers is the Geelong club that is most interested in the future direction that the sport of football is taking...more

NEWS: GRFC Men’s Division One – Match Report

DEAKIN Ducks Gold remain unstoppable on the local scene, following a 9-2 demolition of Drysdale SC last Friday night in Round 11 of the GRFC Men’s Division One competition...more

NEWS: GRFC Women’s Division One – Match Report

DEAKIN Ducks continue to assert their dominance in Women’s Division One, with bottom side Geelong SC the latest club to experience the wrath of the competition leaders. Last Saturday’s 10-0 demolition of the hapless wooden spooners maintains Deakin’s 12 point buffer at the top of the standings...more

NEWS: Bannockburn football pitch lighting projects officially opened

ON MONDAY, the Bannockburn Soccer Pitch and Soccer Pitch Lighting projects were officially opened by Golden Plains Mayor Des Phelan at a special ceremony at the Bannockburn Recreation Precinct. The facility's football pitch is home to the Golden Plain's Soccer Club...more

REPORT: GRFC Men’s Division One – Round 10 Review

COMPETITION leaders Deakin Ducks Gold thrashed Deakin Ducks Green in an extremely one sided all-Deakin derby, which highlighted an interesting Round 10 of the GRFC Men’s Division One competition last weekend...more

NEWS: Four Geelong Junior clubs vying for $10k Online competition grant

FOUR Geelong region football clubs are among hundreds of junior clubs nationwide who are all vying for a $10,000 cash grant which is being offered in an online contest by the major sponsor of the MiniRoos scheme for junior footballers aged 6-11 years...more

NEWS: GRFC Women’s Division One – Round 10 Report

TOP of the table Deakin Ducks faced off against second placed Drysdale SC last Saturday and came out of the contest 2-0 winners to remain undefeated at the top of the Women’s Division One competition following the completion of Round 10...more

NEWS Liberals pledge $100k for Golden Plains SC if re-elected

AS PART of the Federal Election campaign, sitting Corangamite MP Sarah Henderson has pledged $100,000 for ground improvements at the Bannockburn Recreation Precinct, home of the Golden Plains Soccer Club, if re-elected...more

NEWS: Galaxy United to host 'special 'Big Blue' bash at Banyul Warri on Saturday

GEELONG Galaxy United FC is hosting a very special event “The Beyond Blue Bash” in support of the charity Beyond Blue on Saturday from 11am at the Banyul Warri Reserve in Torquay North.more

NOTICE: Northern Hub Miniroos - Round 8 fixtures

FIXTURES for this weekend's Round 8 of the Northern Suburbs Hub's Mini Roos competition have been released, with all the games to be played on Sunday at Lara United Football Club's Recreation Reserve complex in Lara...more

NEWS: GRFC Women’s Division One – Round 9 Review

DEAKIN DUCKS recorded a comprehensive 6-0 win over Barwon SC in Round 9 action of GRFC Women’s Division One last weekend, while the other two matches of the competition ended in draws enabling the Ducks to extend their lead at the top of the standings to a massive 11 points...more

NEWS: GRFC Men’s Division One – Round 9 Review

BARWON RED hosted 3rd placed Breakwater Eagles in Round 9 action of the GRFC Men’s Division One competition at Grovedale Reserve last Sunday. In a close match that ended in a 1-0 result for the home side, Barwon Red maintained its second spot on the ladder and trail leaders Deakin Gold by three points...more

NOTICE: Unveiling of DRAFT Strategic Development Plan for future of football in Geelong

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN THE FUTURE OF FOOTBALL IN THE GREATER GEELONG REGION? If so, the Geelong Region Football Committee is inviting all local football lovers to come and have their say at a special meeting to unveil a DRAFT Strategic Development Plan on Monday 18th July 2016 at the Eastern Hub Geelong in 285a McKillop Street, East Geelong....more

NEWS: Geelong U12 & U14 Rep teams capture Bronze at last weekend’s Vic Boys' Country Championships

A TOTAL of 48 junior boys represented the Geelong region at the Victorian Boys' Country Football Championships in Bendigo last weekend. Geelong sent three Junior Boys’ teams to the long weekend carnival, which competed in the U12s, U14s and U16s age categories.more

NOTICE: Upcoming Level 4 Referees Course in Torquay (June 18)

SURF Coast Football Club will be hosting a Level 4 referee course at its Banyul Warri Reserve complex in Torquay North and Football Federation Victoria (FFV) would like to offer all Geelong based players, coaches and football fans the opportunity to attend...more

NEWS: 48 Junior Boys to represent Geelong at this weekend’s Victorian Country Championships

A TOTAL of 48 junior boys will represent the Geelong region at the Victorian Country Football Championships in Bendigo this coming weekend. Geelong will be sending three Junior Boys’ teams to the long weekend carnival, which will compete in the U12s, U14s and U16s age categories...more

NEWS: GRFC Men’s Masters – Round 8 Review

ROUND 8 of the GRFC Men’s Over 35 Masters’ League saw second placed Elcho Park Cardinals defeat top side Bell Park 4-0 in a very one sided display at the Bell Park Sports Centre on Sunday...more

NEWS: GRFC Women’s Division One – Round 8 Review

DRYSDALE has jumped into second place on the GRFC Women’s Division One ladder after their convincing 5-2 victory over Surfside Waves in Round 8 of the competition last weekend...more

NEWS: GRFC Men’s Division One – Round 8 Review

BREAKWATER Eagles hosted Surf Coast FC at the White Eagle Club and pulled off a 4-0 upset in Round 8 action of the GRFC Men’s Division One competition last weekend...more

NOTICE: Upcoming Level 4 Referees Course in Torquay (June 18)

SURF Coast Football Club will be hosting a Level 4 referee course at its Banyul Warri Reserve complex in Torquay North and Football Federation Victoria (FFV) would like to offer all Geelong based players, coaches and football fans the opportunity to attend...more

NEWS: GRFC Women's Football Taskforce launched last week

A SPECIALLY formed GRFC Women’s Football Taskforce is officially up and running following its inaugural meeting at Simonds Stadium’s Sports House last week. Consisting of eight members – both male and female – who represent a wide cross section of the Geelong football fraternity, the Taskforce’s first meeting was chaired by FFV Zone Development Officer for the region, Foddy Kyprian...more

NEWS: New Leopold club closer to reality after committee appointed

A NEW Leopold based football club has moved a step closer to becoming reality following the appointment of an interim committee last Friday night. A group of enthusiasts have been working hard behind the scenes in recent months to get the idea off the ground to the extent they have come up with a working title for the club (FC Leopold) as well as a possible club logo and team colours...more

NOTICE: Unveiling of DRAFT Strategic Development Plan for future of football in Geelong

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN THE FUTURE OF FOOTBALL IN THE GREATER GEELONG REGION? If so, the Geelong Region Football Committee is inviting all local football lovers to come and have their say at a special meeting to unveil a DRAFT Strategic Development Plan on Monday 18th July 2016 at the Eastern Hub Geelong in 285a McKillop Street, East Geelong....more

NOTICE: Breakwater Eagles seeks Senior Men and U17 Boys players

BREAKWATER EAGLES Soccer Club, based at the White Eagle Sports Centre in Breakwater, is seeking Senior male players for its Men's teams, as well as junior boys for its Under 17s Boys' team...more

NOTICE: Surfside Waves looking for Senior Women players

SURFSIDE WAVES Soccer Club, based at Shell Road Reserve in Ocean Grove, is seeking senior female players for its Women's Division 2 side which plays in the local GRFC competition...more

NOTICE: Northern Hub Miniroos - Round 7 fixtures

FIXTURES for this weekend's Round 7 of the Northern Suburbs Hub's Mini Roos competition have been released, with all the games to be played on Sunday at Lara United Football Club's Recreation Reserve complex in Lara...more

REPORT: GRFC Women’s Division One – Round 7 Review

DEAKIN Ducks annihilated the previously second placed Surfside Waves 6-0 to stretch their lead at the top of the GRFC Women’s Division One competition to seven points, following the completion of Round 7 last weekend...more

REPORT: GRFC Men’s Division One – Round 7 Review

DEAKIN Ducks Gold have opened up a commanding three point lead at the top of the GRFC Men’s Division One standings, following the completion of Round 7 last weekend...more

ANNOUNCEMENT: SAVE THE DATE - Monday 18th July (6:30pm)!

SAVE THE DATE – MONDAY 18TH JULY (6:30pm)!
First time EVER for Geelong football!!!
Have your say about the future of football in Geelong!
Venue and details to be announced...
Stay tuned...!more

FEATURE: Concussed children to be kept off sporting fields for two weeks under new recommendation

THE Australian Medical Association (AMA) and the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) on Monday released a joint recommendation on concussions in sport highlighting the need for precautions to be taken particularly when it comes to children...more

NOTICE: Southern Hub Miniroos - Round 6 Fixtures

FIXTURES for the Miniroos Southern Hub Geelong for Week 6 have been released and have been uploaded to the FFV Geelong website.
All the U7's, U9's and U11's games will be played in St Leonards, either at the Bellarine Sharks' home ground of Lake Reserve or at the nearby Charles McCarthey Reserve...more

NOTICE: Northern Hub Miniroos - Round 6 fixture

FIXTURES for this weekend's Round 6 of the Northern Suburbs Hub's Mini Roos competition have been released, with all the games to be played on Sunday at Corio Soccer Club's Hume Reserve complex in Bell Park...more

NEWS: GRFC Men’s Division One – Round 6 Preview

THE pick of the action in this weekend’s GRFC Men’s Division One Round 6 will be the top of the table clash between Deakin Gold and Barwon Red on Friday night (tonight)...more

NEWS: Give the Greenlight to safety on your roads with the Bendigo Bank and GRFC

WHAT could a bank and an insurer do to help younger drivers to stay safe on our roads and help them if we work together?
ANSWER: Offer an integrated customer solution – a car loan and insurance in one which drives the price down when drivers undertake a safer driver program – which is targeted at younger drivers aged 18-25 years...more

FFV NOTICE: All fixtures clash free for remainder of 2016 season

FOOTBALL Federation Victoria can now confirm that all league fixtures for the following GRFC leagues are clash free for the remainder of the 2016 season: Senior Men's, Men's Masters (over 35s), Senior Women's, Junior Boys and Junior Girls....more

REPORT: GRFC Men’s Masters’ Division – Round 5 Roundup

ROUND Five of the GRFC Men’s Over 35 Masters’ League saw a dominant Drysdale comprehensively defeat Barwon Heads 5-0 in a very one sided affair at Village Park in Barwon Heads...more

REPORT: GRFC Men’s Division One – Round 5 roundup

ROUND Five of the GRFC Men’s Division 1 saw Barwon Red jump to the top of the ladder after they continued their undefeated start to the season, while the previous table toppers Deakin Ducks Gold could only manage a draw in their game...more

REPORT: GRFC Women’s Division One – Round 5 review

KICKING off Round 5 of the GRFC Women’s Division 1 last Friday night, Surfside Waves hosted Barwon in what ended up a 1-1 stalemate between the two teams in 2nd and 4th place respectively. Alexis Pearson was the goalscorer for Surfside again, continuing her amazing early season form, while Laura Fitzpatrick scored for Barwon to end the game in a tie...more

NEWS: Northern Hub Miniroos - Round 5 Fixtures

FIXTURES for this weekend's Round 5 of the Northern Suburbs Hub's Mini Roos competition have been released, with all the games to be played at Corio Soccer Club's Hume Reserve complex in Bell Park.more

NOTICE: There is still time to register and play football in 2016

THE 2016 football season, administered by Football Federation Victoria (FFV), has barely kicked off in what promises to be an incredibly exciting year of football ahead. And it’s not too late to play football!more

NOTICE: Download the 2016 FFV Club's Handbook...

THE 2016 FFV Clubs’ Handbook is designed to provide you with quick answers to football clubs frequently asked match day questions, from security and referees to clash strips and ground conditions...more

NOTICE: Abandoned Men’s Div 1 game between Drysdale and Elcho Park to be replayed

FOOTBALL Federation Victoria (FFV) Competitions Department has completed an investigation into the GRFC Men’s Division One Round 4 fixture between Drysdale SC and Elcho Park Cardinals, which was recently played at Howard Glover Reserve and abandoned in the 26th minute, following an horrific injury to a Cardinals' player...more

NEWS: Kit supplier Macron to sponsor Country Champs rep teams

MACRON Australia has been confirmed as the official kit supplier/sponsor for the Geelong representative teams at the upcoming Victorian Country Championships, to be held over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend in Bendigo...more

NEWS: GRFC Men’s Division One – Round 5 Preview

THE pick of the action in this weekend’s GRFC Men’s Division One Round 5 will be the highly anticipated southern suburbs’ battle between 2nd placed Barwon Red and the 4th placed Barwon Heads....more

NEWS: GRFC Men's Masters' Division - Round 3 Report

Round Three of the GRFC Men’s Masters’ League saw Bell Park put six goals past Corio within the opening 45 minutes of the game which was called off at half time, due to injuries to an already undermanned Corio outfit...more

NOTICE: Galaxy United seeking a Technical Director

A GREAT opportunity has become available for an energetic and talented TECHNICAL DIRECTOR at Galaxy United Football Club (GUFC) for the remainder of the PS4 Women's NPL 2016 season. A TD who has the willingness to work collaboratively with the broader team is sought to help set the foundation for what promises to be a great player pathway for talented female footballers in the region...more

NOTICE: All Fixtures for this coming weekend are finalised

FOOTBALL Federation Victoria (FFV) would like to confirm to all clubs that all Competition fixtures this coming weekend for FFV Geelong competitions have now been finalised...more

NEWS: Leisure Networks to stage Geelong Sport Development conference

THE Geelong Sport Development Conference, presented by Leisure Networks, will be returning in 2016. With over 200 delegates attending the first conference last year, Leisure Networks is expecting this year’s edition to be even bigger and better than the inaugural event...more

NEWS: GRFC Women's Division 1 - Round 4 Report

ROUND Four of the GRFC Women’s Division One competition last Saturday afternoon saw the Deakin Ducks fail to claim all three competition points for the first time this season, after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Barwon SC...more

NEWS: GRFC Men's Division One - Round 4 Report

ROUND Four of the GRFC Men’s Division 1 saw the match between the Elcho Park Cardinals and Drysdale at Howard Glover Reserve abandoned after Cardinals’ player Ivan Balta suffered a serious leg injury in the 25th minute with Drysdale leading 3-0...more

NEWS: Northern Hub Miniroos - Round 4 Fixtures

FIXTURES for this weekend's Round 4 of the Northern Suburbs Hub's Mini Roos competition have been released, with all the games to be played at the Geelong Soccer Club's Stead Park complex in Norlane...more

NOTICE: Corio SC looking for Junior coaches for Boys' teams

CORIO Soccer Club, based at Hume Reserve in North Geelong, is interested in hearing from Junior coaches who are keen to join an established club which is working on developing a strong junior platform.more

NEWS: GRFC Women's Division - Round 4 PREVIEW

IT will be a case of top versus fourth in Round 4 of the GRFC Women’s Division One games when 1st placed Deakin Ducks take on the 4th placed Barwon SC in the Match of the Day on Saturday...more

NEWS: GRFC Men's Division - Round 4 PREVIEW

THE pick of the action in this weekend’s Round 4 of the GRFC Men’s Division One will be Deakin’s second ‘intraclub match’ in a row between the Deakin Ducks Green and Deakin Ducks Black at Deakin University’s Top Fields...more

NOTICE: Mini Roos - Southern HUB Round 4 Fixtures

FIXTURES for the Miniroos Southern Hub Geelong for Week 4 have been released and have been uploaded to the FFV Geelong website. This weekend's fixtures will be played on Friday night due to Mothers' Day on Sunday...more

NEWS: Northern Hub Miniroos - Round 3 Fixtures (Mothers' Day round)

FIXTURES for this weekend's Round 3 of the Northern Suburbs Hub's Mini Roos competition have been released, with all the games to be played at the Geelong Soccer Club's Stead Park complex in Norlane...more

NEWS: GRFC Catch-Up Round review from last weekend

LAST WEEKEND the GRFC staged its first Catch Up round of the year with a total of three matches played around the region in the Men’s Division One, Women’s Division Two and Men’s Masters’ competitions...more

NOTICE: Club Help website a valuable resource tool for GRFC clubs

CLUB Help is an online resource tool that has been developed as a "one stop shop" for local sporting clubs. It is a website that has been a long term project supported by the Department of Planning and Community Development. This project has been driven by the Geelong based Leisure Networks and the Barwon Sports Assembly for the wider Geelong region...more

NEWS: FFV Women in Football Network Releases Pre-Season Progress Report

FOOTBALL Federation Victoria (FFV) this week released the 2016 Women in Football Network (WiFN) Pre-season Report, which details its progress on recommendations made in the FFV WiFN 21st Century Town Hall Meeting Participant Report...more

NOTICE: Geelong's entire football family urged to become a member of GRFC Team App

THE following is an URGENT plea for everyone involved with football in the wider Geelong region to forward on this Notice (or link) to EVERY person at your club to REGISTER and join the GRFC Team App...more

NOTICE: GRFC Girls' U14 comp reverts back to a 10 team comp

ALL GRFC Girls' Under 14s clubs are advised to take note that the league and fixtures for Girls’ Under 14 have reverted back to 10 teams...more

NOTICE: Mini Roos - Southern HUB Weeks 3/4 Fixtures released

FIXTURES for the Miniroos Southern Hub Geelong for Weeks 3 and 4 have been released, with the games to be played at two venues over the coming two weekends - at Ocean Grove's Shell Road Reserve and Barwon SC's Grovedale Reserve.more

NEWS: GRFC Women’s Division 1 – Round 3 Report

FOLLOWING last Saturday’s clashes in Round 3 of the GRFC’s Women’s Division 1 competition, Deakin Ducks have rocketted off to a great start finding themselves three points ahead of all the following teams...more

NEWS: GRFC Men's Division - Round 3 Report

ROUND Three of the GRFC Men’s Division 1 saw Barwon SC and Deakin Ducks Gold separate themselves from the rest of the pack after both continuing their respective winning streaks...more

NEWS: Northern Hub Miniroos - Round 2 Fixtures released

FIXTURES for this weekend's Round 2 of the Northern Suburbs Hub's Mini Roos competition have been released, with all the games to be played at the Geelong Soccer Club's Stead Park complex in Norlane...more

NOTICE: GRFC Clubs urged to host Referee courses

WITH the increased number of teams and leagues registered in all divisions of the Geelong Region Football Committee (GRFC) competitions so far in 2016, one of the major issues that has been identified is the obvious lack of referees. As such, we as a sport need to attract more referees to cope with the explosion of interest in the game...more

NEWS: GRFC Men’s Division One – Round 3 Preview

THE pick of the action of the GRFC Men’s Division One Round 3 games will be tonight’s ‘intraclub’ match between the Deakin Ducks Gold and Deakin Ducks Black at Deakin University Top Fields...more

NOTICE: Vic State Government/Sport & Recreation Victoria FACILITY DEVELOPMENT FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

THE City of Greater Geelong (COGG) is seeking expressions of interest from local sporting clubs for the following State Government funding opportunities: Minor Facilities, Female Friendly Facilities and Cricket Facilities...more

REPORT: GRFC Men’s Masters’ Division – Round 2 review

FOLLOWING last weekend’s games in Round 2 of the Men’s Masters’ Division, the Over 35s age competition had two close matches being contested between Barwon and Barwon Heads as well as Bell Park and Elcho Park Cardinals...more

NOTICE: Lara United withdraws from Men's Masters' League

UNFORTUNATELY, the Geelong Region Football Committee (GRFC) and Football federation Victoria (FFV) would like to advise that Lara United FC has withdrawn from the Men’s Masters Over 35s league and the fixture for this competition has been altered as a result.more

NOTICE: Corio Boys' U15s seeking an Assistant Coach

CORIO SOCCER CLUB's Under 15 team, competing in the GRFC Boy's U15B Division, is seeking a suitably qualified Assistant Coach, who is needed to work alongside the existing U15s Coach...more

REPORT: GRFC Women’s Division One – Round 2 review

DRYSDALE and Deakin Ducks were the star performers in Round 2 action of the GRFC Women’s Division One competition, with some scintillating performances on the field...more

REPORT: GRFC Men’s Division One – Round 2 review

ROUND Two of the GRFC Men’s Division 1 started off with a bang last Friday night, when Deakin Ducks Gold hosted the Elcho Park Cardinals and ended up annihilating their opposition 14-0 in a very lop sided affair...more

NOTICE: FFV launches Female Administrator Mentor program

FFV is launching a female administrator mentor program for club administrators and committee members, a new initiative as a direct result of feedback from last year’s Women in Football Network 21st Century Town Hall Meeting...more

NOTICE: FFA Tech Dept launches Coach Development Facebook page

FOOTBALL Federation Australia's Technical Department has advised that they have recently set up an FFA Coach Development Facebook page, where they will be sharing content, providing an area for discussions, and advertising both Community and Advanced Coach Development course and workshops, among other things...more

NOTICE: GOFC announces Trials Info for GRFC Junior Rep Squads

FIRSTLY, thank you for your interest in the 2016 Regional Country Championship. We are proud to be administering this on behalf of all the clubs in the Geelong region. We have had a great response for the boys teams with over 70 players expressing interest from 9 different clubs, now registrations are closed we would like to confirm the following trial information...more

NEWS: GRFC Men’s Division One – Round 2 Preview

THE pick of the action in this weekend’s GRFC Men’s Division One Round 2 will be the 3rd versus 4th clash between Barwon Heads and Deakin Ducks Black at Barwon Heads Village Park on Sunday at 3pm. Barwon Heads currently sits 3rd on the ladder, while Deakin trails the Hammerheads only by goal difference...more

NOTICE: Attention ALL clubs - from the Geelong Referees' Branch

FOLLOWING the completion of the first round of the new GRFC season, Geelong Referees Branch Administrator Steve Kolar has written to all the club delegates, wanting to provide a bit of guidance and clarification for all the clubs taking part in the GRFC competition...more

REPORT: GRFC Men’s Masters’ (Over 35s) Division – Round 1

THE inaugural GRFC Men’s Masters’ (Over 35s) league kicked off last Friday night under the bright lights at Barwon Heads, with the clash between Barwon Heads and Drysdale heralding in a new era for Men’s football in Geelong...more

NOTICE: Mini Roos - Southern HUB Weeks 1 and 2 Fixtures released

FIXTURES for the Miniroos Southern Hub Geelong for Weeks 1 and 2 have been released, with the first games set to be played this weekend over three venues...more

GRFC WOMEN'S DIV 1: Round 1 Devastating Deakin shoots to the top after opener

FOLLOWING an interesting start to the new look GRFC Women’s Division One competition, Deakin Ducks and Surfside Waves came away with maximum points to be on top of the ladder, while Drysdale and Barwon picked up a point apiece...more

GRFC MEN'S DIV 1: Both of last season’s Grand Finalists lose in opener

FOLLOWING last weekend’s clashes in Round 1 of the new GRFC Men’s Division 1 season, the newly expanded 14 team competition saw a total of seven games played around the region...more

NOTICE: Mini Roos - Northern HUB Round 1 Fixtures

THE 2016 Mini Roos season kicks off this weekend, with the GRFC SSF Northern Hub to play its Round 1 games at Stead Park in Norlane, the home ground of Geelong Soccer Club. A record number of U7s, U9s, and U11s teams will be in action on Sunday with the first games scheduled for a 9:00am kick off...more

NOTICE: Trial Registrations for Junior Rep squads close at 5pm on Friday

IN ORDER for the Geelong Regional Football Commitee (GRFC) Representative team coaches to gauge the level of interest for the Selection Trials and to make them run as smooth as possible, the coaching team would like to announce to all interested parties that Trial Registrations for the Junior Boys’ and Girls’ representative squads will close at 5pm this coming Friday, the 15th of April...more

NOTICE: GRFC 2016 U14s Boys Rep Team information...

THE GRFC Coaching team has had a great response regarding the Under 14 Geelong Boys regional team for the 2016 Victorian Country Championships, to be played in Bendigo on the Queen's Birthday long weekend...more

NOTICE: GRFC 2016 U12s Boys Rep Team information...

THE GRFC Coaching team has had a great response regarding the Under 12 Geelong Boys regional team for the 2016 Victorian Country Championships, to be played in Bendigo on the Queen's Birthday long weekend...more

NEWS: Final GRFC league fixtures released for 2016 season

FOOTBALL Federation Victoria on Friday released the Final Fixtures for the 2016 GRFC league season which will start on Friday the 9th of April. A total of 30 teams will participate in three divisions of the Men’s competition, 15 clubs have entered the two Women’s divisions, while seven teams will participate in the inaugural Men’s Masters’ (Over 35s) competition...more

UPDATE: TOP UP TRIAL INFO - Galaxy United FC's WNPL Accredited Skill Acquisition Program (SAP)

GALAXY United FC, the Geelong region and Victoria’s only regional WNPL club, wishes to invite all interested girls born between 2004 – 2007 to trial for a place in their fully accredited FFA WNPL SAP program which will commence during the week of April 11th 2016...more

NEWS: 29 coaches attend recent C Licence coaching course in Geelong

FOOTBALL Federation Victoria recently completed its first regional advanced coaching course in Geelong with 29 coaches attending the FFA/AFC C Licence (Youth) course. Coaches from Bendigo, Ballarat, western Melbourne clubs and the majority from the Greater Geelong area participated in the course conducted under the guidance of FFV Technical Director David Smith...more

NOTICE: Agenda items for Monday's GRFC General Meeting

THE AGENDA items for this coming Monday night's GRFC GENERAL MEETING, which will be held at the Howard Glover Reserve clubrooms in East Geelong with a scheduled starting time of 6:30pm...more

NOTICE: FFV releases latest edition of Referee HQ

FOOTBALL Federation Victoria's Referees Operations and Education Department would like to announce that the March edition of Referee HQ was released on Thursday afternoon...more

NEWS: Geelong's GRFC Rep Squads seeking more Junior girls

ONCE again the junior players in Geelong will have the opportunity to represent the region in the upcoming CLFA Regional Country Championships to be held in Bendigo over the Queen’s Birthday Weekend. It has been three years since Geelong entered boys teams into the tournament, whilst the girls have had a two year break...more

NOTICE: FFV to release GRFC 'final fixtures' on Friday 1st April

WHILST league structures for the GRFC Men's, Women's and Juniors' league competitions were provisionally confirmed and fixtures generated almost a fortnight ago, clubs continue to add and withdraw teams previously entered from existing leagues. As such, the FFV will be releasing 'final fixtures' on Friday 1st of April...more

NOTICE: Next GRFC General Meeting - Monday 4th April (6:30pm, Howard Glover Reserve)

ALL Geelong Region Football Committee (GRFC) clubs are hereby notified that the next GRFC General Meeting will be held on Monday 4th of April at Howard Glover Reserve, commencing at 6:30pm...more

NOTICE: Elcho Park Cardinals seeking Senior Mens for 2016 GRFC season

ELCHO Park Cardinals FC is seeking players for its Senior Men's team, which will this year be competing in the newly revamped GRFC Men's Division One competition...more

NEWS: 2016 Local Women’s comp set for 50% increase in growth of teams

WOMEN’S football in Geelong will expand massively in 2016 with the senior competition set to enjoy an increase of up to 50% in the number of teams participating in league action this year...more

NEWS: FFV 2015 Annual Report released to football family

The Football Federation Victoria 2015 Annual Report has been released to the football family around Victoria and Australia and it is now available online. This year's edition follows the a similar style to our 2014 edition, with greater emphasis on the things all around the state that made 2015 the best year in football yet...more

NOTICE: 2016 CLFA Regional Country Championships - GRFC Rep Squad Players' Expressions of Interest

GOFC is pleased to have been appointed by the delegates of the GRFC associated clubs to administer Geelong representative teams (Boys and Girls) on their behalf. The teams will take part in the CLFA Country Championships in Bendigo over the Queen’s Birthday weekend in June. We are seeking expressions of interest for the trial process and encourage all eligible players to register...more

NEWS: Two Geelong teams take out first place at Boys FC tournament in Bendigo

CONGRATULATIONS to the players and coaches of the Elcho Park Cardinals Under 11s and the Geelong Rangers Under 12s who took out first place in their respective age categories at the FFV Boys FC tournament held in Bendigo over the weekend...more

NOTICE: GRFC 2016 Draft Leagues' Fixtures released by FFV

ALL GRFC clubs are hereby informed that all draft fixtures for all 2016 FFV Geelong competitions (excluding Hubs - currently TBC) are now online! All fixtures are available online in the FORMS AND LINKS section of this website…more

REPOSTED: Keep up to date with the latest news on GRFC's new App

AS PART of its new communications strategy, Geelong Region Football Committee (GRFC) has released its new GRFC application via Team App, a platform that allows sporting clubs and social groups to improve communication by creating their own smartphone App...more

FFV NOTICE: GRFC Draft Fixtures to be released this coming Friday

PLEASE be advised that FFV Competitions is currently in the process of preparing fixtures for the Geelong season. Initially scheduled to be released yesterday (Tuesday), the revised date for the draft release of Geelong fixtures will now be this Friday 18 March...more

PRESS RELEASE: Colac Otway Rovers a regional club on the rise

COLAC Otway Rovers AFC are happy to announce that we have been the fastest growing football club in the Geelong League (GRFC) for season 2015 with an increase in membership of 223.5% (See below). Whilst we are still a small club by definition (in numbers), the results are reflective of the hard work undertaken by the committee, players and supporters over the past two years...more

NOTICE: Melbourne City urging Geelong clubs to join its 'City Club' program

HYUNDAI A-League club Melbourne City FC is urging Geelong clubs to come on board its newly created ‘City Club’ community program. By registering as a City Club, Geelong clubs will have access to all of the latest opportunities and offers as an official partner of Melbourne City FC...more

NOTICE: TRIAL INFORMATION - North Geelong FC announces 2016 SAP info for Junior Boys

NORTH Geelong Warriors FC, in association with Football Federation Victoria, is pleased to announce details of its 2016 SKILL ACQUISTITION PROGRAM (SAP). The SAP is directed at nurturing players, aged 10 & 11 years old, with the four fundamental skills of football; striking the ball, first touch, one vs one (1v1) and running with the ball...more

NOTICE: Corio SC seeking boys for U13s Division B team

CORIO Soccer Club is seeking more boys to play in the newly formed GRFC U13 Boys’ B Division competition in 2016...more

NEWS: Geelong Rangers keen to field Girls' teams in Mini Roos comp in 2016

GEELONG Rangers Soccer Club is keen to see if they can field a number of Girls' teams in the Small Sided Mini Roos Northern Hub competition in 2016. According to Rangers' secretary and Mini Roos' Co-ordinator Martin Brandwyk, to date the Rangers have never entered a Mini Roos girls' team. That is about to change...more

NEWS: FFV releases 2016 GRFC League Structures

FOOTBALL Federation Victoria wishes to advise all Geelong and region clubs of updates to the 2016 FFV Geelong league structures. These league structures have been built based on information provided on Fox Sports Pulse or otherwise during the team entry period. Links are now online and are available on the FFV Information and Notices page and the FFV Geelong Forms & Links page...more

NOTICE: Bell Park SC seeking females for Senior Women’s team

BELL Park Soccer Club, based at the Bell Park Sports Centre in Batesford, is seeking mature aged women to top up its Senior Women’s team, which will be competing in the new GRFC Women’s Division Two competition in 2016...more

NEWS: Number of registered football coaches set to rise by 10% in 2016

LAST year there was a total of 2,663 coaches who were coaching football teams from Under 5s right up to Seniors throughout Victoria, according to the latest data released by Football Federation Victoria...more

FEATURE: Which Football boots are right for me and how do I know?

WHICH Football boots are the best is a great way to start a lively discussion! Almost everyone has their favourite brand, their favourite look, perhaps a shoe they’ve been wearing for so many years they wouldn't consider anything else! Local podiatrist PAUL GRAHAM presents this informative look at which football boot best suits you...more

NEWS: Rep opportunities ahead for Geelong regions’ Girls and Boys Juniors

GEELONG Region Football Committee (GRFC) is excited to announce that for the first time in several years, the Geelong region will field junior representative teams at the Victorian Country Championships, which will this year be held on the Queen’s Birthday weekend (11-13 June) in Bendigo...more

NOTICE: Lara United seeking junior Boys and Girls for 2016 GRFC season

LARA United Football Club is seeking players for both its Boys juniors as well as Girls juniors squads for the upcoming 2016 GRFC season...more

NOTICE: Breakwater Eagles looking for U17 Boys and Men players for 2016 season

BREAKWATER Eagles SC, which is based at the White Eagle House in Breakwater, is still looking for more Senior Men and Under 17 Boys to top up their current squads...more

NOTICE: Kardinia College seeking U16 girls and Senior women to play in GRFC competition

KARDINIA College FC has places available in both their female U16 and Senior women’s squads for the upcoming GRFC season, which will kick off on the second weekend of April...more

NEWS: Seven teams set to participate in GRFC's inaugural Men’s Over 35s comp

WITH just days left before the deadline for submitting team entries for this year’s Geelong Region Football Committee (GRFC) leagues, a total of seven clubs have expressed interest in entering teams in the inaugural Men’s Masters’ (Over 35s) competition in 2016...more

NEWS: Coaches and Assistant Coaches sought for Geelong Rep Squads at 2016 Country Championships

GOFC on behalf of the Geelong Region Football Committee has been delegated with the task of administering six Geelong representative squads for the 2016 CLFA Country Championships in Bendigo, to be held on the Queens Birthday Weekend in June...more

NEWS: Successful promotion of girls’ football at this year’s Pako Festa

THE GEELONG football community rallied together to take part in a highly successful promotion for female football participation at last Saturday’s Pako Festa event in Geelong West.more

NEWS: Grassroots Coaching Course to be held in Ocean Grove on Sunday

A FREE Grassroots Football Coaching Course will be held this coming Sunday at the Surfside Waves Soccer Club’s brand new clubrooms in Ocean Grove. Intended for all coaches training 5-9 year old Mini Roos players during what is referred to as the “Discovery Phase”, the Grassroots course will run for three hours and commence at 10:00am...more

NEWS: Seven-a-side charity football tournament to aid burnt down Norlane Church

A NORTHERN suburbs based Christian organisation is organising a Charity 7-a-side football tournament on the Sunday of the Labour Day weekend to raise funds for a burnt down Chruch in Norlane...more

NEWS: Geelong player selected for Australian Homeless World Cup team

A GEELONG based participant of the Big Issue’s Community Street Soccer program has been selected to represent Australia at the 2016 Homeless World Cup in Glasgow in July. Obaidullah is one of seven homeless and disadvantaged players who were selected for the team, which was formally announced in Canberra on Wednesday....more

NEWS: Rangers to organise meeting on Sunday for proposed Women’s senior team

AFTER a long hiatus, the Geelong Rangers Soccer Club is doing all it can to field a Senior team in the expanded GRFC Women’s Division Two competition for the upcoming season...more

NOTICE: Surf Coast FC seeking Senior women for GRFC comp

SURF Coast FC is seeking women from around the Geelong region to play Women’s football at the local level with the Torquay based club in season 2016. The Surf Coasters, based at the magnificent Banyul Warri Reserve in North Torquay, are looking to top up their Senior squads ahead of the upcoming GRFC winter season, which commences on Saturday 9th of April....more

Notice: Surf Coast FC seeking new coaches for upcoming 2016 GRFC season

SURF Coast FC is still on the lookout for new coaches for the upcoming 2016 GRFC season. The Torquay club, based at the magnificent Banyul Warri Reserve, is seeking expressions of interest for a variety of junior and sneior coaching positions...more

NEWS: High profile local businesswoman elected new Chairperson of Geelong Region Football Committee

THE future strategic direction of football in Geelong received a major boost this week when high profile local businesswoman, Jo Plummer, was elected Chairperson of the Geelong Region Football Committee (GRFC) at the organisation’s Annual General Meeting on Monday night...more

NOTICE: Dates finalised for 2016 Community Coaching Courses in Geelong

FOOTBALL Federation Victoria has announced that the dates have been finalised for the Community Coaching Courses to be run in Geelong in the 2016 pre-season period. These courses are designed for coaching juniors and seniors at GRFC level and would be very valuable – and highly desirable – tools for any coaches, especially those who are new to coaching...more

NOTICE: New Referees course for Geelong participants to be held on March 12, 2016

In a massive boost to local refereeing stocks, it has been announced by the FFV Referees Department that a new Level 4 course has been scheduled for budding new Geelong referees on Saturday 12th of March 2016...more

NOTICE: Call out for junior coaches at Surfside Waves

SURFSIDE Waves Soccer Club is seeking to dramatically increase its junior player base in season 2016. With that in mind, the Ocean Grove based club is looking for the junior coaches in the following age categories for the 2016 GRFC season: Under 7 (mixed), Under 9 (mixed), Under 11 (boys), Under 11 (girls) and Under 14 (girls)...more

NOTICE: Corio SC holding Junior Information Day on Sunday

CORIO Soccer Club is inviting kids and parents down to Hume Reserve (off Thompson Road, North Geelong) this Sunday, the 24th of January to the club's 2016 Junior Information Day, which starts at 11:00am...more

NEWS: Morris Finance revealed as naming rights’ sponsor of Geelong Pre-Season Cup

ENTERING its 36th consecutive year, the annual Geelong Pre-Season Cup will this year be known as the Morris Finance Cup and will be hosted by the Bell Park Sports Club. The first game gets under way on Friday 22nd of February at 6:00pm...more

NOTICE: Breakwater Eagles SC Seeking Under 16 girls and Senior Women for 2016 season

FOR the first time in three years the Breakwater Eagles Soccer Club is planning to recruit junior girls' players in order to field a junior girls team - Under 16s - in the local GRFC Girl's competition in 2016...more

NOTICE: Online Registrations Open for 2016 GRFC season

WITH the 2016 Football Federation Victoria (FFV) outdoor football season in Victoria fast approaching, registrations for grassroots football are now officially open. Which means that it's time to join more than 125,000 football participants and register to play, coach, referee or volunteer in Victoria...more

NOTICE Surfside Waves seek female players for both GRFC Women's teams

SURFSIDE Waves Soccer Club is looking for more players for both its Women's Division 1 team and its Division 2 Women's development team for the upcoming 2016 GRFC league season.more

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A PROSPEROUS NEW 2016 YEAR!

From all of us here at FFV Geelong we wish all the clubs, officials, players and supporters of the Geelong Region Football Committee (GRFC) and the wider football fraternity here in Geelong, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year....
Our offices will be closed from the 23rd December and will re-open on Monday 11th January, 2016. Until then, stay safe!more

NOTICE: Barwon SC is seeking coaches for 2016 GRFC season

BARWON Soccer Club, based at Reserve Road in Grovedale, is interested in hearing from coaches who are keen to join the fastest growing community soccer club south of central Geelong.more

NEWS: Two Geelong clubs receive VicHealth Active Clubs Grants

NORTH Geelong Warriors and Geelong Rangers are amongst eight Victorian football clubs which have been allocated funding as part of the VicHealth Active Club Grants initiative. VicHealth granted more than $746,000 to hundreds of sport and recreation clubs across Victoria as part of the initiative to get more people physically active...more

PRESS RELEASE: FFA audit confirms football participation boom

PARTICIPATION in organised football in Australia has jumped 20% in 2015, a Football Federation Australia (FFA) national audit has found. According to the press release issued by FFA, Community football clubs saw an increase of 7% in the past year to reach 499,361 players in 2,155 clubs in every state and territory.more

NOTICE: Corio Bay SC seeks coaches for 2016 season

Corio Bay Sports Club (soccer section), based at Evans Reserve in Sparks Road, Norlane, is interested in hearing from anyone looking to be involved as team coaches or team managers for the 2016 FFV Geelong soccer season...more

MEDIA RELEASE: FFV freezes player registration fees for 2016 season

FOOTBALL clubs across Victoria will pay less to play in 2016 after Football Federation Victoria (FFV) last week announced its 2016 fee schedule. Football will now be cheaper for junior community clubs in Victoria with FFV lowering the standard club entry fee for junior teams in the Sportsmart Junior State Leagues....more

NEWS: Strong Geelong presence at FFV's launch of Community in Business event

Community in Business, Football Federation Victoria’s exciting new community football business network, was launched last Friday at an exclusive luncheon in Melbourne and included a significant Geelong involvement. With football participation numbers in the Greater Geelong area booming with a 14.5 per-cent increase in 2015, it’s little wonder that the region was well represented at the event...more

NEWS: GRFC rep Surfside Waves to open Geelong Pre-Season Cup against Warriors Youth

SURFSIDE WAVES, making it's debut as the GRFC's representative in next year's Geelong Pre-Season Cup, will kick off the 36th instalment of the prestigious tournament when it takes on the North Geelong Warriors' Youth team in the second game of the opening night's double header on Friday 22nd January at the Bell Park Sports Club...more

NOTICE: Galaxy United holding 2016 WNPL Senior Team Trials

TRIALS for the Geelong based Galaxy United Football Club 2016 PS4 Women’s National Premier League Senior Team will be held on December 5th, 7th and 13th at Banyul Warri Reserve, 1 Merrijig Drive, Torquay (off the Surf Coast Highway)...more

NOTICE: GRFC seeking forward thinking females to join a ‘Geelong Region Women’s Football Taskforce’

THE Geelong Region Football Committee (GRFC) is seeking interested – and forward thinking - female administrators from member clubs as well as the wider Geelong community who may be interested in coming on board and joining an extremely IMPORTANT ‘Geelong Region Women’s Football Taskforce’.more

NOTICE: Bell Park SC seeking Reserves/Assistant Senior’s coach for 2016

Bell Park Sports Club, currently competing in the FFV State League Four (West) competition, is seeking a Men’s Reserves/Senior Assistant coach for the upcoming 2016 season...more

NOTICE: Geelong SC seeking Juniors’ coaches for 2016 season.

GEELONG Soccer Club is a community club with over 200 registered players in the Geelong Region. We are seeking expressions of interest for a number of coaching positions for 2016 for our Small Sided Games and Youth teams...more

NEWS: Football (soccer) the most popular sporting activity amongst Aussie kids

OVER the last 12 months, soccer has overtaken swimming as the most popular sporting activity among Australian kids, with one in two children aged 6-13 now playing the round ball code. Furthermore, the latest findings from the Roy Morgan Research Young Australians Survey reveal that, for the first time, more girls are now playing soccer than netball...more

NEWS: GRFC Men’s Division One Champ to qualify for prestigious Pre-Season Cup

THE battle for the Championship in next year’s GRFC Men’s Division One competition is set to become all the more ferocious with the announcement that the newly crowned champion will qualify to represent the GRFC at Geelong’s annual Pre-Season Cup competition. The sweetener for Division One clubs was announced at last Monday week’s GRFC 2016 competitions’ structure meeting...more

NOTICE: Drysdale SC seeking players for new Masters (Over 35s) team

DRYSDALE Soccer Club is seeking men over the age of 35 years to assist in forming a team in the proposed new GRFC Masters (Over 35s) competition, starting in 2016. A good team base has already been established with the group set to get together for a regular weekly kick and social ‘catch up’ every Monday evening at the club’s current home ground at Howard Glover Reserve in East Geelong...more

NEWS: Rangers appoints Jim McLean and Liam McCloskey to key coaching roles for 2016

GEELONG Rangers SC has posted a notice of intent to their State League Three rivals in 2016 by appointing highly regarded coach Jim McLean to lead the club in the coming season. In an added bonus to the next crop of talented Rangers, the club has also appointed highly regarded local coach Liam McCloskey as their Under 17 supremo...more

NEWS: FFV releases official 2016 FFV Competitions Calendar

FOOTBALL Federation Victoria today released the 2016 FFV Competitions calendar, which is available on the official FFV website (www.footballfedvic.com.au) and has revealed that the new Geelong Region Football Committee (GRFC) season will commence on the weekend ending Sunday the 10th of April...more

NEWS: Rangers aiming to field a Women's team in 2016

GEELONG Rangers Soccer Club is looking to relaunch its Senior Women's team in 2016 after several years of inactivity. According to the recently elected president of the Bell Post Hill club, Kylie Chapman, the Dark Blues are looking for women and girls to play the sport in the 2016 GRFC season....more

NEWS: Geelong Pre-Season Cup to expand to eight teams in 2016

THE longest running soccer cup in Victoria returns to the venue where it kicked off, with Bell Park hosting the 36th edition of the Geelong Pre-Season Cup. Up until last year, the tournament was known as the Diversity Cup and in 2016 will expand to its original format of eight local teams...more

NEWS: Geelong SC's 10-year-old Jedd Tanic selected for U13s Skilleroos

TALENTED young Geelong Soccer Club attacking midfielder and rising local star Jedd Tanic has been selected for Victoria’s elite Under 13 Skilleroos squad. The up and coming 10-year-old has been offered a spot on the elite junior squad’s Under 13 team roster for 2016.more

NOTICE: Geelong's female football administrators sought for 'Women in Football' Forum

FOOTBALL Federation Victoria (FFV) is a hosting a Women in Football 21st Century Town Hall meeting at the MCG's Olympic Room on Saturday November 28, where participants will work together to develop strategies to address the imbalance of women in leadership positions. As such, we are calling all female administrators from the Geelong football family to attend this important Forum....more

NOTICE: Galaxy United seeking Junior Coaches for inaugural WNPL season

GALAXY United Football Club is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified, enthusiastic and development focused coaches for the inaugural PS4 Women’s National Premier League 2016 season...more

NOTICE: Totally Sport to conduct two programs for kids in January holidays

DUE to the recent success and overwhelming support from the local community, Totally Sport will be offering two programs for Geelong youngsters this coming January holidays...more

NOTICE: Expressions of interest sought for ‘C Licence’ coaching course in Geelong

GEELONG Region Football Committee is pleased to call for a registrar of interest for local coaches who would like to complete their C Licence at either Youth or Senior Level at a special course in Geelong in 2016...more

NEWS: Futsal Geelong to kick off Men's Sunday evening social comp

ARE you a male football enthusiast and wanting to play Futsal this Summer? Men of all ages and abilities are being urged to register for Futsal Geelong’s new Social Sunday Futsal League. There are only a few spots left so you will need to rally your mates and get a team together quick smart...more

NEWS: GRFC leagues’ Best & Fairest and Golden Boot winners announced

FOOTBALL Federation Victoria today announced the Best & Fairest award recipients of all the 2015 GRFC Senior and Junior competitions, as well as the Golden Boot winners for the three Senior Mens' and Womens' competitions...more

NOTICE: Geelong Rangers seek Senior Men's Coach for 2016

STATE League Three (NorthWest club, Geelong Rangers SC, is seeking expressions of interest for the position of Senior Coach for season 2016.more

NOTICE: Galaxy United FC to host 2015 Spring SAP for Girls

GEELONG’S new WNPL club, Galaxy United Football Club, is proud to be hosting the 2015 Spring SAP (Skill Acquisition Program) for females, which is aimed specifically at female players born in 2003 and 2004. The program will run over the course of 7 weeks, commencing Tuesday 27th October and concluding on Thursday 10th December...more

NEWS: Two division format to increase standard of Boys’ comps

WITH the likely introduction of a two-tiered league structure across all the age categories next year, the standard of football in the GRFC Junior Boys’ competitions is set to receive a tremendous boost in the foreseeable future...more

NEWS: Mens’ Masters to aid return of footballs’ Prodigal sons

THE proposed introduction of a Men’s Over 35s Masters competition next year is set to attract an entire new generation of footballers back to the GRFC competition – many of whom have been lost to the game in recent years...more

NEWS: Unified Boys’ U11 Mini Roos league to take off in 2016

THE development of Boys’ junior football in Geelong is set to receive a major boost in next year’s GRFC competition, with a unified Under 11 MiniRoos division set to be staged regionwide on a home and away basis...more

NEWS: Record participation growth rate set to continue in 2016

SOME call it soccer, others call it football. Whatever its name, maybe the round ball code should be referred to as ‘BOOM BALL’! Why? Because the ‘world game’ is set for an even bigger explosion in 2016 in the growth of numbers playing the game in the wider Geelong region...more

NOTICE: Proposed composition of 2016 GRFC Leagues

WITH the 2015 GRFC season having officially concluded with the highly successful Grand Final weekend recently held at Geelong Soccer Club’s Stead Park complex, the FFV would like to provide all GRFC clubs with a prospective list of leagues that will be offered in 2016...more

NEWS: Geelong youngsters stamping their mark on the World Game

JEMMA Tingiri is a talented eight year old girl who just loves playing soccer. Not only that, but she’s very good at the round ball game. HANNAH Skotnica, another talented eight year old, was featured on the front page of this week’s edition of the Geelong Addy Junior Sports section, as she prepares for a footballing trip of a lifetime to Japan...more

NEWS: Results of 2015 GRFC Grand Finals

AN immensely successful 2015 Grand Final weekend was held by the Geelong Region Football Committee (GRFC) at Geelong Soccer Club's Stead Park complex last Saturday and Sunday. Congratulations to all the Grand Final winners!more

NEWS: GRFC (MEN’S DIVISION 1) – 2015 GRAND FINAL

GEELONG Rangers threw the formbook out the window and at the same time erased last season’s Grand Final disappointment by defeating Surfside Waves 3-2 in a thrilling GRFC Men’s Division One season finale at Stead Park on Sunday...more

NEWS: GRFC (WOMEN’S DIVISION) – 2015 GRAND FINAL

BARWON SC secured back to back GRFC Premierships, defeating the Surfside Waves in an exciting 2015 Women’s Division Grand Final at Stead Park on Saturday, courtesy of goals by Indre Christy and Rachael Robertson, while the lone goal scorer for the Waves was co-captain Gina Murphy...more

NEWS: GRFC (WOMEN’S LEAGUE) – GRAND FINAL PREVIEW

BARWON SC will be aiming to make it back to back Premierships, when it takes on Surfside Waves in the 2015 GRFC Women’s Division Grand Final at Stead Park on Saturday...more

NEWS: Surfside Waves captain confident ahead of GRFC Division One Grand Final

FIRST year Surfside Waves captain, Adrian Bond, jumped at the offer to captain his newly promoted side at the start of the season. Now, on the eve of the GRFC Men’s Division Grand Final, he is set to lead his troops into battle against a highly experienced Geelong Rangers outfit at Stead Park on Sunday...more

NEWS: Brian Conn aims to continue his 500th game celebration into Sunday’s Grand Fi

RANGERS’ captain Brian Conn is hoping his 500th game celebrations will continue to well after Sunday’s Grand Final, assuming his team can secure the League/Grand Final double with a win against Surfside Waves at Stead Park and thus erase the pain of losing last year’s season decider against the Deakin Ducks...more

NEWS: Lara SC to once again host Lara Girls’ Challenge

LARA Soccer Club will host the second annual Lara Girls’ Challenge on the weekend of Saturday 31st October and Sunday 1st November at its Lara Recreation Reserve complex...more

NEWS: GRFC (MEN’S LEAGUE) – GRAND FINAL PREVIEW

EVEN though Geelong Rangers have been involved in the last three consecutive Grand Finals, it’s the Surfside Waves who will enter Sunday’s GRFC Men’s Division One Grand Final the raging favourites, having won two and drawing one of their three league clashes with the Dark Blues in 2015...more

NOTICE: Galaxy United seeking PLAYERS for inaugural WNPL season

GEELONG'S new PS4 Women's National Premier League's (WNPL) side Galaxy United Football Club is looking for both junior and senior players to try out for a spot on next season's inaugural Team roster...more

NOTICE: Galaxy United seeking coaches for inaugural WNPL season

GEELONG'S new WNPL side Galaxy United Football Club is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified, enthusiastic and development focused Coaches for the PS4 Women’s National Premier League 2016 season...more

NEWS: Geelong gets six new accredited refs for 2016 season

THE Geelong Referees Branch’s membership numbers will be better off for six new accredited members, following the completion of an FFV Referees’ Course in Melbourne earlier this month...more

NEWS: Five interesting facts ahead of Saturday’s GRFC Women’s Final

AHEAD of the upcoming GRFC Women’s Division Grand Final between Barwon SC and Surfside Waves this Saturday afternoon (12:30pm) at Stead Park in Norlane, we present you with FIVE interesting facts connected with the clash. A special ‘thank-you’ to Surfside’s Cath Sattler for providing these interesting bits of football trivia ahead of the season’s big showdown...more

NEWS: GRFC (MEN’S DIVISION) - SEMI FINALS REVIEW

IT will be a case of ‘first versus second’ in the GRFC Men’s Division One Grand Final this coming weekend, after both Geelong Rangers and Surfside Waves managed to overcome their respective semi-final opponents last Sunday.more

NEWS: GRFC (WOMEN’S DIVISION) - SEMI FINALS REVIEW

IT was a day for the underdogs as both Barwon SC and Surfside Waves caused major upsets in last Saturday’s semi-finals, to advance through to this weekend’s GRFC Women’s Division Grand Final showdown at Stead Park...more

NEWS: GRFC (MEN’S DIVISION) – SEMI FINAL PREVIEW

SURFSIDE Waves will be looking to make it four wins from four attempts – and a spot in next week’s Grand Final - when they meet Barwon SC in the ‘second versus third’ Men’s Division One semi final this weekend. In the ‘first versus fourth’ semi final tie, meanwhile, minor premiers Geelong Rangers will host Drysdale in a re-match of last week’s game in which Rangers claimed the minor title...more

NEWS: GRFC (WOMEN’S DIVISION) – SEMI FINAL PREVIEW

KARDINIA International College will be looking to its formidable strikeforce to overcome Surfside Waves in their GRFC Women’s Division semi final match-up at the College’s Bell Post Hill campus on Saturday...more

NOTICE: Details of GRFC Week 1 Finals released

THE FULL details of the Week 1 fixtures of the 2015 FFV Geelong Finals Series have been released by the FFV Competitions Department and has been made public to all the participating clubs. To find out all the details of the Week 1 Finals' fixtures and corresponding kick off times, click on the PDF file below.more

NOTICE: Round 16 fixtures for Northern Hub Mini-Roos

THE fixtures for this weekend's Mini-Roos Round 16 matches in the Northern Hub have been released, with all games set to be played this Sunday morning (September 13) at the Corio Soccer Club's Hume Reserve complex in Bell Park...more

NEWS: GRFC (WOMEN’S DIVISION) – ROUND 18 REVIEW

KARDINIA International College capped off a stellar season, in which it dominated the GRFC Women’s Division from start to finish, clinching the minor premiership in style by defeating Barwon Heads 5-0 at home last Saturday afternoon....more

NEWS: GRFC (MEN’S DIVISION) – ROUND 18 REVIEW

GEELONG Rangers clinched the GRFC Men’s Division One minor premiership with a convincing 3-1 victory over third placed Drysdale, while the previous leaders Barwon succumbed to fourth placed Surfside Waves in what can only described as one of the most dramatic finales to a local regular season in years...more

GRFC (MEN’S DIVISION) - ROUND 18 PREVIEW

BARWON SC will claim the GRFC Men’s Division One minor premiership if it can defeat fourth placed Surfside Waves at home and second placed Rangers – assuming they do the same against third placed Drysdale SC – are not able to overcome a -5 inferior goal difference on the final day of the regular season on Sunday.more

GRFC (WOMEN’S DIVISION) – ROUND 18 PREVIEW

KARDINIA International College will secure the 2015 minor premiership if it succeeds in not losing against seventh placed Barwon Heads at home in the final round of the GRFC Women’s Division on Saturday....more

NEWS: Geelong's Galaxy United accepted into inaugural WNPL

FOOTBALL Federation Victoria last night announced the clubs to be offered licences for the inaugural PlayStation® 4 Women’s National Premier Leagues competition (PS4 WNPL). Among them is a Geelong club, GALAXY UNITED, which was a joint bid by the Greater Geelong Galaxy FC and Surf Coast FC...more

NOTICE: North Geelong Warriors seek new Technical Director for 2016

NORTH Geelong Warriors FC welcomes applications for the role of Technical Director for 2016 and beyond. The Warriors have a successful record of developing players of a high calibre that have competed on the world’s stage. That success was bred on the technical development of players and recruiting experienced and ambitious coaches...more

NOTICE: Summer Sevens 2015 to be held on Wednesday nights in Lara

THE FFV Summer Sevens has launched its new website, www.footballsevens.com.au where you can keep up to date with all information for Summer Sevens and register your team. To celebrate the website launch, the early bird registration discount has been extended until this Friday (September 4)...more

NOTICE: Round 12 fixtures for Northern Hub Mini-Roos

THE fixtures for this weekend's Mini-Roos Round 15 matches in the Northern Hub have been released, with all games set to be played this Friday night (September 5) at the North Geelong Soccer Club's Elcho Park complex in Lara...more

NEWS: Geelong female refs donate their time for local charity

TWO young local female referees, Emanuella Fierro and Olivia La Spada, recently donated their time to assist with the Red Cross "Power of Humanity" program....more

GRFC (MEN’S DIVISION) - ROUND 17 REVIEW

BARWON SC Red is the new GRFC Men’s Division One competition leader, despite only managing a 1-1 draw against 5th placed Deakin Ducks in the penultimate round of the regular season last weekend...more

GRFC (WOMEN'S DIVISION) - ROUND 17 REVIEW

Kardinia International College will have to win or draw in next weekend's final round in order to secure the minor premiership, after it suffered its first loss of the season in the GRFC Women's Division last Saturday.more

NOTICE: 2015 FFV Geelong - Grand Finals host announced

As per the Rules of Competition, FFV elects a neutral venue for the second Week (Grand Finals) of the 2015 FFV Geelong Finals Series. In accordance with these regulations, FFV wishes to announce that the hosting club for this year's finals will be Geelong SC with all games in Week 2 to be played at Stead Park...more

VALE: Charlie DiDomenico (1944-2015)

It was with much sadness that Bell Park Soccer Club announced the passing of long time club stalwart and former president, Charlie DiDomenico, at its Annual General Meeting last Friday.
Charlie, who was president of the Batesford club from 1989 to 1995, was 70 years old when he passed away.more

GRFC (MEN’S DIVISION) - ROUND 17 PREVIEW

WITH Geelong Rangers forced to take the week off - due to the Bye - both second placed Barwon SC Red and third placed Surfside Waves will be looking to overtake the current leaders in Round 17 of the GRFC Men’s Division One this weekend.more

GRFC (WOMEN’S DIVISION) - ROUND 17 PREVIEW

KARDINIA International College will sew up the minor premiership if it can either win or draw against its nearest rival Deakin Ducks in the penultimate round of matches in the GRFC Women’s Division this coming weekend.more

NOTICE: 2015 Grand Final host to be announced on Sept 1

FFV can announce that the hosting club for this year’s GRFC Finals’ series will be publicly announced on the morning of Tuesday 1st of September.
FFV has already received a number of bids from various clubs to host this year’s event, but those clubs that haven’t as yet formally submitted their bid will still have time to do so.more

NEWS: Surfside Waves to go ‘pink’ in aid of breast cancer charity

SURFSIDE Waves are going PINK! The Ocean Grove based club is hosting a special 'Pink Sock Round' charity event this coming weekend (28-30th of August) in aid of the Barwon Heads/Ocean Grove Breast Cancer Support network.
The GRFC Round 17 weekend has been earmarked for a special club-wide fundraiser which will see all Surfside Waves players wear special pink socks for all their home matches...more

NEWS: Successful Mini Roos Gala Day attracts awesome crowd – and media coverage!

THE Southern Hub hosted an extremely successful Mini Roos Gala day, on Sunday, which saw more than 4,000 players, parents, officials and fans descend on Surf Coast FC’s Banyul Warri Reserve in North Torquay.more

NEWS: Sprightly 86 year old Ron Currie takes part in 'Walking Soccer'!

AT 86 years of age, Ron Currie would have to be Geelong's - if not Victoria's - oldest known soccer player! The sprightly octogenarian from Belmont saw an article in one of the local newspapers publicising 'the 'Walking Soccer' program at the Leisuretime Centre in Norlane West and decided it was an opportunity too good to pass up...more

NEWS: Charitable Rangers donate tops to East Timor

WHEN all is said and done, the football family in the Geelong region is an amazing one – and a benevolent one at that! In the past month alone, there have been no fewer than four various acts of charity that different clubs – or club personnel – in the region have been involved with. The latest case of local clubs undertaking acts of benevolence is a particularly touching one...more

CLUB NOTICE - North Geelong Warriors FC

North Geelong Warriors FC, the region's only National Premier Leagues Victoria (NPL) club is excited to announce that registrations for trials for the 2016 NPL Victoria season are now open...more

CLUB NOTICE - Surf Coast FC

SEEKING OPEN AGE COACHES FOR 2016 SEASON
Surf Coast FC is seeking expressions of interest for coaches for its OPEN AGE Men's and Women's teams, which compete in the FFV State League competitions. The expressions of interest sought for the three positions are for season 2016 and beyond...more

NEWS: Nine talented locals selected for Boys’ National Championships in September

NINE talented youngsters from the wider Geelong region have been selected to play for various Victorian State Teams at this year's National Boys' Championships in Coffs Harbour in late September.more

NEWS: Sunday's Victory Roadshow at Surf Coast set to attract close to 4,000

SURF COAST FC will this Sunday host the 2015 Melbourne Victory KFC Regional Roadshow, a massive Mini-Roos Gala Day that is set to attract all of the region's 1,350 Mini Roos players as well as a further 2,500 family, friends and eager spectators.more

GRFC (MEN’S DIVISION) ROUND 16 REVIEW

GEELONG Rangers returned to the top of the GRFC Men’s Division One standings courtesy of a hard fought 2-1 victory over cellar dwellers Breakwater Eagles in Round 16 action last weekend...more

GRFC (WOMEN’S DIVISION) ROUND 16 REVIEW

KARDINIA International College will need to secure a solitary point from its last two matches in order to secure the GRFC Women’s Division minor premiership, after it comfortably disposed of Corio Bay SC 9-1 in Round 16 action last Saturday...more

GRFC – (MEN’S DIVISION) ROUND 16 PREVIEW

DEAKIN Ducks will take on Drysdale SC at Howard Glover Reserve on Sunday with a spot in the Top Four at stake, in Round 16 action of the GRFC Men’s Division One competition this weekend.more

GRFC – (WOMEN’S DIVISION) ROUND 16 PREVIEW

KARDINIA International College will secure the minor premiership in the GRFC Women’s Division this weekend, assuming the Students don’t lose in their Round 16 clash with bottom side Corio Bay on Saturday...more

NOTICE: Round 12 fixtures for Northern Hub Mini-Roos

THE fixtures for this weekend's Mini-Roos matches in the Northern Hub have been released, with all games set to be played this Sunday (August 16) at the Geelong Soccer Club's Stead Park complex in Norlane...more

“Andrew’s beyondblue Cup” charity football match to be staged on Sept 5 in St Leornards

On the 10th May 2013 Ronnie Camilleri from Portalington lost his best friend of more than 30 years, Andrew, to suicide. It shattered him.
Last year, Ronnie and several other friends, staged a charity soccer game in Andrew’s honour and managed to raise over $2000.00 for beyondblue, the charity that assists men with depression. They promised themselves they’d try and do the same thing every yearmore

GEELONG REGION FOOTBALL LEAGUE (MEN’S DIVISION ONE - ROUND 15 REVIEW)

SURFSIDE Waves have managed to maintain top spot on the ladder ahead of Rangers, who are hot on their heels in second spot, following the completion of Round 15 in the GRFC Men’s Division One competition on the weekend...more

GEELONG REGION FOOTBALL LEAGUE (WOMEN’S DIVISION - ROUND 15 REVIEW)

KARDINIA International College has edged a step closer to securing the minor premiership in the GRFC Women’s competition following yet another convincing victory in Round 15 action last Saturday afternoon...more

NEWS: Barwon Heads SC celebrates new facilities at Village Park

LAST Friday night (31st of July), the Barwon Heads Soccer Club held a very special ‘Thank you’ event, at which it celebrated the installation of a new pitch and lighting facilities at its magnificent Village Park complex...more

GEELONG REGION FOOTBALL LEAGUE – (MEN’S) ROUND 15 PREVIEW

It will be a case of top versus bottom and second versus second bottom in this weekend’s Round 15 of the GRFC Men’s Division One competition. On Friday night new leaders Surfside Waves will host bottom placed Breakwater Eagles at Shell Road Reserve, while second placed Geelong Rangers will host Corio at Myers Reserve on Sunday...more

GEELONG REGION FOOTBALL LEAGUE – (WOMEN’S) ROUND 15 PREVIEW

SURFSIDE Waves will be looking to cement their spot in the Top Four, when they travel to fifth placed Geelong SC Red in the Round 15 Women’s Division Match of the Day on Saturday...more

NOTICE: Round 11 fixtures for Northern Hub Mini-Roos

THE fixtures for this weekend's Mini-Roos matches in the Northern Hub have been released, with all games set to be played this Sunday (August 9) at Corio Soccer Club's Hume Reserve complex in Bell Park.more

Geelong referee selected for Boys National Youth Championships in September

FOOTBALL Federation Victoria is pleased to announce that four young up and coming referees have been selected for the Boys National Youth Championships to be played in Coffs Harbour in September. Of the quartet, one of those selected is a Geelong boy, 21-year-old Rhys Shelmerdine...more

GEELONG REGION FOOTBALL LEAGUE (WOMEN’S DIVISION - ROUND 14 REVIEW)

COMPETITION leaders Kardinia International College claimed yet another scalp on the weekend, defeating fourth placed Surfside Waves 3-1 in Round 14 action of the GRFL Women’s Division last Saturday...more

GEELONG REGION FOOTBALL LEAGUE (MEN’S DIVISION ONE - ROUND 14 REVIEW)

After their disastrous game last week against Corio, which saw them fall from the top of the table, Surfside Waves were looking to bounce back against new league leaders Geelong Rangers in Round 14 of the GRFL Men’s Division One competition at Shell Road Reserve last Friday night...more

Rangers Juniors and Galaxy girls support kids charity ‘Challenge’ with ‘Beanie Fundraiser’

It may have been a typically cold and miserable winter’s evening on Thursday night, but the warmth and generosity of all those present was clearly in evidence as the Geelong Rangers Juniors Soccer Club - and members of the Geelong Galaxy Girls' team - helped raise more than $700 on the night for a charity which supports kids with cancer...more

GEELONG REGION FOOTBALL LEAGUE – (WOMEN’S) ROUND 14 PREVIEW

LAST week Surfside Waves relinquished second spot in the GRFL Women’s Division, following their dismal performance in the 2-4 loss to Deakin Ducks. On Saturday afternoon, the Waves will be out for redemption when they tackle top side Kardinia International College away from home...more

GEELONG REGION FOOTBALL LEAGUE – (MEN’S) ROUND 14 PREVIEW

After suffering a humiliating 5-1 drubbing at the hands of bottom side Corio last week, third placed Surfside Waves will be out to redeem themselves when they host leaders Geelong Rangers on Friday night, to open proceedings in Round 14 of the GRFC Men’s Division One competition...more

NOTICE: JUNIORS SUMMER FUTSAL LEAGUES

TEAM Entry Registrations are now officially open for the 2015/16 Juniors Futsal season at both the Leisuretime Centre and the Barwon Valley Activity Centre. Limited places are available so all prospective teams are asked to be quick. All team entries are to be completed online.

The decision to open up the registration system a month earlier than last year, has already reaped dividendsmore

NOTICE: Northern Junior Hub - Fixtures (Sunday 2nd August, 2015)

The finalised fixture for the Northern Junior Hub's weekend fixtures for this coming Sunday (August 2) at Geelong Soccer Club has been released. To see all the times and matchups, read on....more

FEATURE: The grass is to become greener for the Deakin Ducks next season

Deakin Ducks is a small football club based at Deakin University’s Waurn Ponds campus, but - as far as the number of teams and registered players is concerned - it is a club that is bursting at the seams.

Nevertheless, despite the fact that the Ducks are pretty much operating at capacity, it isn’t stopping the essentially student member club from, literally, seeking greener pastures...more

Junior teams show that humanity is alive and well in the local football family

THE great Liverpool legend Bill Shankly once said that “football is not a matter of life or death, it’s more important than that!”. Well, even the legendary Mr Shankly would no doubt agree that in a lot of cases, even his own legendary observation is somewhat of an embellishment. Especially in situations involving a tragedy or – in the following (local) instance – a good cause...more

GEELONG REGION FOOTBALL LEAGUE (MEN’S DIVISION ONE - ROUND 13 REVIEW)

Bottom side Corio SC caused a major upset, annihilating top side Surfside Waves 5-1 to jump off the bottom of the ladder, following the completion of an action packed Round 13 of the GRFC Men’s Division One competition last weekend.more

GEELONG REGION FOOTBALL LEAGUE (WOMEN’S ROUND 13 REVIEW)

KARDINIA International College has extended its lead to six points at the top of the Women’s Division standings, after overcoming Barwon SC 2-1 in a keenly contested Round 13 encounter at Grovedale Reserve on Saturday.more

Interested in becoming a Futsal Geelong Referee?

Are you interested in becoming a part of the biggest Futsal association in the state? Futsal Geelong continues to grow each season and with competitions running all year round, casual work as a Futsal referee is always available....more

GEELONG REGION FOOTBALL LEAGUE - WOMEN’S ROUND 13 PREVIEW

It will be a case of a mini-finals round of matches when top meets second and third takes on the fourth placed team in Round 13 of the Geelong Region Football League Women’s Division on Saturday.more

GEELONG REGION FOOTBALL LEAGUE - MEN’S ROUND 13 PREVIEW

LEAGUE leaders Surfside Waves will be aiming to slip away from the pack when they travel to Hume Reserve on Sunday to take on bottom side Corio in Round 12 of the Men’s Division One competition.more

Geelong region leads the nation with booming football registration numbers

THE Greater Geelong region is not only leading Victoria in the overall growth of football player registration in the state, it is also eclipsing the national rate!

Data released earlier this month has revealed the total number of registered football players in the ‘City by the Bay’ has risen an astounding 16.88 percent in the last 12 months and an overall 22 percent in the past three years.more

FFV teams up with Crazy Domains with all clubs set to benefit

Victorian football clubs will have the chance to completely own their own domains following a new partnership reached between Football Federation Victoria (FFV) and Crazy Domains, it was revealed today.
The FFV has appointed Crazy Domains as its official web domain partner, with the partnership set to provide exclusive benefits to all FFV clubs and their digital marketing activities going forward.more

Junior Girls' Under 12 Futsal league to be held at BVAC - subject to interest

In the past few years, there has been a shortage of opportunities for junior girls to play football in the off-season. That is about to change with the possibility of a new Under 12s Futsal league being played on Tuesday evenings at the Barwon Valley Activity Centre...more

GEELONG REGION FOOTBALL LEAGUE - MEN’S ROUND 12 REVIEW

FOR the third time in as many weeks, a new Men’s Division One leader has ascended to the throne, with Surfside Waves taking over top spot following a thrilling 1-0 victory over the previous competition pacesetters, Deakin Ducks, in Round 12 action last weekend.more

GEELONG REGION FOOTBALL LEAGUE - WOMEN’S ROUND 12 REVIEW)

LEAGUE leader Kardinia International College extended its lead at the summit of the Women’s Division to five points, following an emphatic 9-0 drubbing of Surf Coast FC in Round 12 action last Saturday afternoon.more

North Geelong Warriors visit Bellarine Sharks SC and Barwon Heads SC

THE Geelong region's only NPL club, the North Geelong Warriors, have embarked on a series of community wide training sessions with their junior sides, around the wider Geelong region. Part of the NPL Community Football Program, the first session was held last week with a visit by their Under 12’s side to the St Leonards based Bellarine Sharks Soccer Club and continued this week at Barwon Heads SC.more

Victory’s 2015 Gala Day to be held in Southern Hub

MELBOURNE Victory’s eagerly anticipated Gala Day/KFC Road Show for the Greater Geelong region will this year be staged at Torquay's Banyul Warri Reserve in the Southern Hub on Sunday the 23rd of August...more

GEELONG REGION FOOTBALL LEAGUE - ROUND 12 PREVIEW

NEW Mens Division One league leader, Deakin Ducks, will take on third placed Surfside Waves in this weekend’s Round 12 ‘Match of the Day’ on Sunday, while in the Women's competition, the fourth placed Deakin Ducks will be aiming for all three points when they take on second placed Barwon SC...more

Geelong's Young Rising Stars hitting the big time

Two Geelong youngsters have made the news with significant footballing achievements in their own rights. Geelong SC teenager Dylan Nikolovski has signed with Macedonia Premier League club FK Rabotnicki, while 12 year old North Geelong product, Anthony Leban, is among 14 FFV Skillaroos selected to train with the internationally acclaimed Real Madrid Technical Academy in Melbourne this weekend...more

Football clubs sought for next 'RSA' course in Geelong

The Next Responsible Serving of Alcohol (RSA) course to be held in Geelong is on Wednesday 29th July 6pm-9.30pm at the Deakin Cats Education Centre at Simonds Stadium.more

GEELONG REGION FOOTBALL LEAGUE (WOMEN'S ROUND 11 REVIEW)

Barwon SC has cut Kardinia International College’s lead at the top of the ladder to just two points, after the Students were held to a 1-1 draw by lowly Breakwater Eagles, while Barwon easily accounted for bottom side Corio Bay 4-0 at home in Round 11 action of the Geelong Region Football League Women’s competition last Saturday...more

GEELONG REGION FOOTBALL LEAGUE (MEN'S ROUND 11 REVIEW)

Deakin University Ducks have leapfrogged Barwon SC into top spot on the Geelong Region Football League (GRFL) ladder following the completion of Round 11 action last weekend...more

'Walking Soccer' initiative kicks off in Geelong with a bang!

A NEW football initiative aimed at encouraging senior men to lead a more active lifestyle, was launched on Wednesday night in Geelong, exceeding all expectations set by the organisers prior to the event.more

NEW WEEKLY COLUMN: GRFC LEAGUE PREVIEW

Round 11 action kicks off on Friday night...

Want to find out who's playing who and where this weekend and what's at stake in the local Geelong Region Football League's Mens and Womens competitions? Read on....more

Surfside Waves withdraws from Girls' Under 13 competition

SURFSIDE WAVES Soccer Club has withdrawn its team in the Under 13 GRFC Girls’ competition, effective from Saturday the 18th of July.more

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FFV appoints new Geelong Regional Administrator

It is with great pleasure that Football Federation Victoria can announce that it has appointed Tonci Prusac in the position of new Geelong Regional Administrator, effective as of this week.more

Geelong Rangers CELEBRATING 60 YEARS

PLAYERS AND SUPPORTERS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND A NIGHT OF HISTORY AS GEELONG RANGERS PRESENTS A CELEBRATION DINNER AT THE CAPRI FUNCTION CENTRE IN NORTH GEELONG ON JUNE 20. TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM STUART BEGG ON 0400133610more

Geelong Walking Football

“Coming Soon to Geelong.. WALKING SOCCER! Walking Soccer is a social, modified version of the game

Have a look - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCFf9omZNv4more

Responsible Serving of Alcohol Courses

RSA Courses available in Geelogn and on the Surf Coast.more

Melbourne Victory Sports Development Program

offers Year 11 and 12 students the opportunity to complete their full-time education within sport, recreation and communitymore

Want to become a Referee?

ALL referees who complete the process below are immediately listed on the National Referee Database.

Any person who wants to do the level 4 referee Course
MUST USE THE LINK FIRST
To complete the online test
http://www.footballfedvic.com.au/index.php?id=362more
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