Over 400 members of the Victorian football community joined us on Friday, October 25 for our FV Community in Business #LiveLoveFootball Luncheon.
The End of Season Luncheon also celebrated our football family’s achievements with the 2019 Community awards. Nominations were submitted from around the state, with winners celebrated for their contribution to the game.
See all the winners below.
Regional Club of the Year: Nichols Point SC
As one of five clubs in the Sunraysia region, Nichols Point SC has 180 playing members and 20 non-playing key volunteers.
Metro Club of the Year: Pascoe Vale FC
Pascoe Vale FC was a major contributor to saving Hakeem Al-Araibi though their Human Rights work, which gained global recognition.
ALDI MiniRoos Centre of the Year: Warragul United SC
Warragul United started with 52 MiniRoos players in 2017, with that now increasing to 130 in 2019.
Female Coach of the Year: Anouk Meereboer
Born in Netherlands, Anouk has been playing football since the age of 4. She coached Gippsland FC Under 15 Girls, Sale United FC Under 16 Boys and played for the Box Hill Women’s team.
Development Referee of the Year: Caitlin Williams
Caitlin Williams was awarded the Referee Development Award following a stellar season in 2019. Caitlin wins the award as the best performing referee in the FV Referee Talent Pool. She will also make her Westfield W-League debut in the coming season after being appointed by FFA to the Westfield W-League fourth officials panel.
Assistant Referee of the Year: Max Hanlon
Max Hanlon was awarded the Assistant Referee of the Year award after an excellent season. Max was also appointed as assistant referee to the NPLV Grand Final at AAMI Park and Dockerty Cup Final.
Volunteers of the Year: Allison Gately & Michael Westaway
Partner Organisation of the Year: FC Eaglehawk
Photo credit: Mark Avellino