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Please see latest statement from FV:

31 May, 2020

Dear Clubs,

 

An update on the status of 'Return to Football' activities 2020


We write to provide you with an update on the ‘Return to Football’ program of work that Football Victoria (FV) is currently undertaking on your behalf.
 
We are pleased to advise that tomorrow sees another easing of Victoria’s social gathering restrictions, where up to 20 participants - including coach/support staff - can now participate in a ‘non-contact’ training session. This is an important milestone for those clubs that have been able to open their facilities to welcome back their players to football.

We have updated our “Return to Training” conditions, which were sent to all clubs on Friday 29 May and uploaded to our 'Return to Football' portal. All clubs must read and implement these conditions before returning to training. Please liaise with our Club Ambassadors should you require assistance with your respective Local Government Authorities around these guidelines and accessing your facilities in a timely manner.
 
Our current advice from the Victorian State Government is that these conditions may change again on 22 June, as part of the ongoing assessment into restrictions on social gatherings in the State. There may also be an update to the conditions this week following further advice from Sport & Recreation Victoria (SRV).
 
We are pleased to advise that tomorrow, Monday 1 June,  we welcome our football competitions team back to full time operations. This will allow us to further progress our return to football, in line with the competition target start dates, an update on which is provided below.
 
We are aware that many clubs are seeking information in relation to specific competition matters and we ask that you enable the team time to work through these questions over this week. In the meantime, we have produced a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document of the most common asked questions we have received.
 
To date, our Club Ambassadors, competitions team and other staff have received and participated in a significant number of feedback initiatives from our clubs. As you would have seen, this has provided critical insights in relation to the development of our 'Resumption of Football principles', released last week. These guiding principles reiterate the following;

  1. We will continue to follow the advice of the Victorian State Government to ensure it is safe to return to football;
     
  1. Football Victoria is working with clubs, players and referees to combine our collective best endeavours for football to be played this year;
     
  1. We understand some clubs and players will choose not to play this year for COVID-19 related reasons;
     
  1. We will seek to maintain the competitive integrity of our modified competitions.

 
We will write to clubs again this week with an update on competition details relating to the league each club participates in. This advice will be followed up with further online information sessions, for clubs to provide additional feedback and ask the questions most relevant to their environments.

On the back of the recent easing of restrictions from the Victorian Government, Football Victoria recently communicated with its community that it would be targeting the resumption of competitive match dates as follows;

  1. For our elite pathway National Premier League (NPL) Junior Competitions, the proposed resumption of competitive matches is 27 June (revised from 20 June);
     
  1. For Community Clubs Juniors, the proposed resumption of competitive matches is 28 June;
     
  1. For Community Clubs Seniors, the proposed resumption of competitive matches is 11 July (revised from 28 June);
     
  1. For our senior NPL competitions, the proposed resumption of competitive matches is 10 July.

We emphasise that these are only target dates and are subject to further advice from the Federal and State Chief Health Officers and may be revised should the Victorian Government and SRV advise new dates as we move through the announced stages for the resumption of sport.
 
We have formally written to the Victorian Government requesting that we commence “competitive training and matches” as from 22 June 2020. In response to feedback we have received from clubs, we have sought clarity on the following points on your behalf: 

  1. In requesting the above, a lead-in time prior to the commencement of competition would provide us with preparation time for fixturing and engaging our clubs in their own planning. This lead-in time would be required for each stage of the roadmap;
     
  1. The number of people who can gather at competitive training and matches and a roadmap on how these limits can be increased over a pre-determined timeline. This will assist at the top end of our competitions, as these clubs heavily rely on the revenue generated from gate takings and canteens (as below). We would like the road map to start from gatherings of 100 and increasing to 500 as the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic improves;
     
  1. The use of the canteen facilities, which are the lifeblood of community sports clubs and crucial to their ability to raise funds;
     
  1. Indoor club rooms/social clubs/changerooms to be reopened with clear guidelines on how these can be opened within the roadmap;
     
  1. We see the need for the Victorian Government and SRV to advocate to Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) and Local Government Authorities to support the roadmap, minimising hurdles clubs and associations will have to overcome to comply with each level of guidelines and conditions.

FV is reviewing the 2020 season fees and competition structures with a view to accommodating the financial impacts across players, clubs, and Football Victoria itself.

On 25 May 2020, applications opened for SRV's Community Sport Sector Short-term Survival Package grants. Eligible sports clubs can apply for $1,000 grants to help cover ‘immediate financial needs’ as COVID-19 restrictions ease and we look to return to football. 

FV has reviewed SRV's grant guidelines and put together guidance to assist clubs that wish to apply for this financial assistance. Armed with this guidance, the process is simple and should take no more than 30 minutes to complete online. 

Please find this guidance here. While we hope that this guidance will help you to put together a strong application, FV is not able to guarantee the success of any application.

In closing, I would like to thank you for your continued patience, resilience, and cooperation during a very difficult time for the football community and community in general, as we navigate these unprecedented times.
 

 

Sincerely yours in football

Peter Filopoulos
Chief Executive Officer
Football Victoria



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Latest Covid Update: Return To Training

Good News!

Football Victoria has just released their Return To Training (RTT) rules (see below) to assist Chelsea FC to return our players to training within the guidelines set by the Victorian Government.

This is only a guide for your own planning at this stage to familiarize yourself early. As you will see, they are expansive and will require significant effort on behalf of all of us, to adhere to and implement. So we would appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

But we will send our Chelsea FC Covid19 Safety & Hygiene Protocols Policy soon to make it a little easier for you to follow and adhere to.

Chelsea FC Football Operations Dept.is planning today to get all our players/Coaches back to training in a safe manner as soon as practical. We aim that our Seniors Groups (Seniors, Masters, Metro etc ) can hopefully start training from Monday 18th May. Our Sub Juniors and Juniors will start training from Monday 25th May.

Please be aware that due to this unprecedented and unique situation, to comply with these rules, your new training times might be different to at the start of the year "Pre Covid".

Just to be clear, that the main important motivation for these modified training programs, that we or your Coach/Team Manager will release to you soon, is to get our players back to training, reengage with their team/friends and have fun playing the game they love back at Chelsea FC.

Click below for full FV RTT Rules :

 https://www.footballvictoria.com.au/sites/ffv/files/2020-05/FV_RTT_V1_15May.pdf

More info to come soon....stay tuned.

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Chelsea FC Committee

Come Play in the ROYAL BLUE in 2020!

Chelsea FC have a wonderful home at the HD Thomas Reserve on Edithvale Road, in EDITHVALE. We are situated about 900Metres from the beach and boast a wonderful set of facilities and playing grounds. We were recently granted Five Star Club Status by the FFV because of our fantastic community spirit, innovative programs and our philosophy of coaching.

The club prides itself on getting quality coaching and currently boast two ‘B’ Licenced and five ‘C’ Licenced on staff. This is the same quality of coaching that you would find at NPL clubs. In fact, one of our ‘B’ Licenced coaches runs the Goal-kick and U7 programs – ensuring youngsters get the best possible start to their football career.

We follow the Skill Acquisition Program as outlined by the FV and FFA, as well as aligning our coaching philosophy with the FFA. Our goal is to produce players that will love the game and play this game for many, many years. In the last five years alone, we have produced more than 70 players who currently play at NPL level at NPL clubs.

In 2019, some of our teams’ successes include victory in Bendigo FC, Easter Cup and Kanga Cup as well as winning league division – with each victory being produced by playing possession-based football. Our seniors also won their state league divisions in 2018, gaining promotion.

We are now seeking interested players to continue to join our football family. We have openings in all sub Junior groups (Goalkick to U12) as well as Junior teams (U13 to U18.) We also seek players interested in playing senior football. Positions are open to both genders.

Instead of trials for U8 to U11, Chelsea runs Gala Days where the players can come down and trial at their age group. These dates will be announced very soon and will not clash with NPL Trials.

2020 PROMO

Please contact our Technical Director, Robert Giabardo, by email - [email protected] – and he will be only too pleased to assist you with any enquiries. Similarly, like our facebook page at Chelsea Football Club Australia.

Take a look at our Photo Album: Chelsea FC Mascots at Melbourne Victory vs Newcastle Jets 5th Jan 2020

These lucky kids had a great experience walking out on the pitch with the Melbourne Victory players at AAMI Park.
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View the full Photo Album: Chelses FC Mascots at Melbourne Victory vs Newcastle Jets 5th Jan 2020

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Chelsea FC awarded 5 Stars!

Chelsea FC has been presented Football Victoria's 5 Star award! Our President John Zeccola was on hand to receive personally of behalf of the Committee and the Club. We are very proud of the achievements of everyone involved at the Club to receive this award. Only the top 10% of Clubs in the South East Region have gained the FV national Criteria of 5 out of 5 Stars. We thank Football Victoria and FV Club S.E Ambassador Greg Hurvitz with the honor of obtaining this prestigious award.
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