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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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