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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

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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
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