Sunday, 12 May 2019

2019 FV State 3 SE Rd 7 - Skye United v Collingwood City

2019 FV State League 3 South East, Round 7
The home team Skye United is up against the undefeated Collingwood City

Sunday, 21 April 2019

2019 FFA Cup Rd 4 - Waverley Wanderers v Lalor United

2019 FFA Cup - Round 4
Waverley Wanderers ( State 5 East ) v Lalor United ( State 3 North West )
From Carlson Reserve, Clayton

Monday, 15 April 2019

Nikiforides Family Park

Nikiforides Family Park is a football venue situated in Broadbeach, Gold Coast in Queensland. In the middle of a very popular tourist area with tall towers surrounding the area this venue has one full size pitch with a two level pavilion that has a balcony looking over the pitch. Limited seating is available under shades. Parking would for the most part be around the surrounding streets.

Sunday, 7 April 2019

2019 FV State 5 Sth Rd 2 - White Star Dandenong v Pakenham United

2019 FV State League 5 South - Round 3
White Star Dandenong v Pakenham United
First game under lights at Greaves Eeserve.

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Gabonia Avenue Reserve

Gabonia Avenue Reserve is located in Watsonia, Victoria. The venue consist of one grass pitch that enclosed by a fence that dose not alternate with any other sports. Car parking is available on site but not quite enough parking bays for game days.

Monday, 1 April 2019

2019 FV State 4 North Rd 2 - Brunswick Zebras v Darebin United

Highlights: Football Victoria State League 4 North - Round 2
Brunswick Zebras vs Darebin United
From Sumner Park, Brunswick.

Sunday, 31 March 2019

Friday, 29 March 2019

Carlson Reserve

Carlson Reserve can be found in Clayton, Victoria. The venue has two full size pitches that is alternated with cricket. The pavilion is located on the west side of the main pitch. Car parking is available on site but can be limited on busy days. There is also tennis courts and a playground.

JT Grey Reserve - Barnstoneworth

The west side of JT Grey Reserve in Williamstown, Victoria is the home of FV State League club Barnstoneworth United. This part of the area is open and contains more than one full size pitches. The pavilion is also separated and stands alone from the one that Williamstown Soccer Club uses to the east.

Olympic Park - Rosebud

Yet another venue named Olympic Park and this one is located in Rosebud, not far from the coast. The venue is shared between Rosebud Soccer Club and a baseball club. It has one full size pitch with the pavilion nicely set up on the hill to the west side. Parking is available on site or in the surrounding street.

Seaford North Reserve

Seaford North Reserve is located a short walk from the beach, a bunch of cafes and the train station. The venue has at last i counted four full size pitches with two enclosed by a fence. The pavilion has just recently been expanded with more change-rooms to meet the demand.

The pitches appears always to be in great condition. Inside is a bar and social room. Parking bays are available and are currently at writing being resurfaced.

Thursday, 28 March 2019

James Reserve

James Reserve is located in Heidelberg Heights, Victoria. It is a long established venue for football and it has perhaps one of the smallest pavilions you will find that is tucked away in the west side corner of the pitch. No parking bays available so you will need to find a spot in and around the surrounding streets. A kids play area is to the north.

Monday, 25 March 2019

Sunday, 24 March 2019

2019 State 1 SE R1 - Doveton v St Kilda

FV State League 1 South East - Round 1
Doveton v St Kilda Celts
Commentary by Stan Webster.

Friday, 22 March 2019

2019 Nike FC Cup - Caulfield Cobras v St Albans Saints

Highlights : Nike F.C. Cup Round 1
Caulfield Cobras (State 3 S) vs St Albans Saints SC (State 2 NW)

Kingston Heath - Pitch 2

These are images from the synthetic pitch two of the Kingston Heath Soccer Complex that is for the most part used for reserves matches, practice matches and pre-season contest like the Nike FC Cup. The surface was replaced in 2018.

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Guy Turner Reserve

Guy Turner Reserve is located in Bayswater, Victoria and is the home of Bayswater Strikers and Bayswater Park Cricket Club. The venue consist of two full size pitches, a pavilion on the south side that had a extension added to it, limited parking and a electronic score board.

Bayswater Strikers currently fields teams in the Victoria Churches Football Association men's and women's senior division and previously participated in the Bayside and VicSoccer.

Friday, 15 March 2019

Olympic Reserve - Moe

There are a number of venues using the name Olympic in the title but this Olympic Reserve and it is located in Moe, Victoria. The venue has one pitch, parking behind the north side of the goals and towards the pavilion. The home club is Moe United and they are apart of the Latrobe Valley Soccer League.

Monday, 11 March 2019

2019 Women's Chaos Cup Results

Knox Churches v Croydon City from the final. Photo by Krystal Gray
Two cups, two winners over two days. Croydon City Arrows and Avondale FC both went home with the winners cup trophies after a brilliant weekend of women's football hosted by the great people at Pakenham United and sponsored by Unlock Real Estate and KonQa.

Thankyou so much for all involved, from the people at Pakenham United who must be exhausted from the weekend, to the clubs involved and especially the sponsors Unlock Real Estate and KonQa. Everyone involved has made these two cups so much more valuable.

Sunday, 10 March 2019

2019 WCC Final - Knox Churches v Croydon City

🏆 2019 Women's Football Chaos Cup (Level 1)
➡ Sponsored by Unlock Real Estate - Rachael Woodham and KonQa
⚽ Knox Churches Soccer Club (VCFA) v Croydon City Arrows Soccer Club (State 1)
➡ Hosted by Pakenham United FC

2019 WCC - Knox Churches v Berwick City

🏆 2019 W omen's Football Chaos Cup (Level 1)
➡   Sponsored by Unlock Real Estate - Rachael Woodham and KonQa
➡  Group Stage match
⚽ Knox Churches Soccer Club (VCFA) vs Berwick City FC (FV State 1)

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Sweeney Reserve

Sweeney Reserve in Berwick, Victoria is a purpose built football facility that is primary home to Berwick City FC juniors teams and for part of 2019 will be home to the clubs senior teams until the new pavilion at Jack Thomas Reserve is completed.

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

2019 FFA Cup - Berwick City v North Caulfield

FFA Cup Round 2 highlights.This fixture has two teams from the Football Victoria State League 2 South East division. Berwick City FC vs North Caulfield Maccabi FC

2019 Chaos Cup - Monash v Mooroolbark Knights

2019 KonQa Football Chaos Cup FINALWith weather close to 40deg this cup has become a strength of endurance. Which of these two teams will win their second Chaos Cup.

2019 Chaos Cup - Mt Eliza v Whitehorse United

2019 KonQa Football Chaos Cup 3rd Place Penalty Shootout. Mt Eiliza (Bayside) v Whitehorse (VCFA)

2019 Chaos Cup - Mooroolbark Knights v Mt Eliza

2019 KonQa Football Chaos Cup Group Stage. A win is must for both teams if they are to reach the final.

2019 Chaos Cup - Monash v Croydon Ranges

2019 konQa Football Chaos Cup group stage round 3Monash SC (LVSL) v Croydon Ranges (Bayside FA)

2019 Chaos Cup - Mooroolbark Knights v Bayswater Strikers

Group State match round 2 from the KonQa Football Chaos CupMooroolbark Knights (VCFA) v Bayswater Strikers (VCFA)

Saturday, 2 March 2019

Mooroolbark Knights wins 2019 KonQa Chaos Cup

Mooroolbark Knights survived the heat and survived the pressure of penalty kicks to secure their second KonQa Football Chaos Cup trophy in three years. Whitehorse United and Mt Eliza both narrowly missed out of the final and played out a 3rd placed shoot that was won by Whitehorse.

With fires closing the freeway from Melbourne in the morning, it highlighted how hot the weather became so it is a credit to all the teams and players that took to the pitches over the day.

Monday, 25 February 2019

2019 FFA Cup - Old Xaverians v Marcellin Old Collegians

Round 1 of the 2019 FFA Cup concluded with this match from the Veneto Club as Old Xaverians Soccer Club host Marcellin Old Collegians Soccer Club. Both of these teams are from the Football Victoria State League 4 North.

2019 KonQa Chaos Cup : Fixtures

Photo by Darren Gray
The 2019 KonQa Chaos Cup is almost upon us with the mini tournament to be held on Saturday 2nd March at Monash Reserve, Newborough. The fixtures has just been released with Trafalgar Victory and Mt Elisa will be making their debuts.

2019 FFA Cup - Aspendale Stingrays v Monash SC

2019 FFA Cup Round 1 from Kingston Heath Soccer Complex as Aspendale Stingrays from the FV State 5 South host Monash SC from the Latrobe Valley Soccer League

2019 FFA Cup - Elwood City v Sandown Lions

2019 FFA Cup Round 1 from Waratah Reserve in Doveton, home of Doveton Soccer Club. Elwood City is from the FV State League 3 South East as they take on Sandown LIons from the FV State League 4 South.

Friday, 22 February 2019

Tatterson Park ( Synthetic )

Tatterson Park Synthetic pitch in Keysborough, Victoria is the latest upgrade to the Tatterson Park facility at a cost of $1.6 million that was completed in 2018. Further development appears to be a pavilion to attached to the west side of this pitch. Already a massive sporting and multi functional pavilion has been built that serves two other ovals.

Monday, 18 February 2019

2019 FFA Cup - Boronia v Glenroy Lions

My second match I recorded from the FFA Cup Qualifying Round 2 was from Egan Lee Reserve and the host team Boronia Soccer Club took on Glenroy Lions FC. Thanks to the hospitality of Knox City and their chicken burger, needed some fuel myself for this contest.

2019 FFA Cup - White Star Dandenong v Melton Phoenix

FFA Cup Qualifying round 2 from the new synthetic pitch at Tatterson Park, Keysborough.

White Star Dandenong ( FV State 5 South ) v Melton Phoenix ( FV State 5 West )

Saturday, 16 February 2019

Alan Bain Reserve

Alan Bain Reserve is located in Richmond, Victoria and is the home of VicSoccer club NK Bunker. The venue itself is alternated between cricket and football and it has room for one pitch. The power facility that surrounds two part of the field gives it a unique look and feel to it especially as you close to the city itself. To the north is the Barkly Gardens.

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Chewton Soldiers Memorial Park

Chewton Soldiers Memorial Park is located in Chewton, west of Victoria near the town of Castlemaine. In these photos the pitch looked amazing and it was after the 2017 season. The pitch runs form east to west with a two level pavilion on the east side.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Kevin Bartlett Reserve - Fletcher

This venue of Kevin Bartlett Reserve is know subtitled as Fletcher which is part of a larger complex that includes a venue separate for Richmond SC. Fletcher has two pitches with the main one now has lights installed for night games. Not much else has changed over the years with talk of an upgraded pavilion yet to have happened.

Monday, 11 February 2019

Duffy Street Reserve

Duffy Street Reserve is situated in Epping, Victoria and has been the long time home of FV State League club Epping City SC. For 2019 Epping City will be heading back to Casa D'Abruzzo Club where they have played home games in the past with work to be done on the Duffy Street pavilion.

Sunday, 10 February 2019

Update : 2019 Women's Chaos Cup

2018 Unlock Real Estate / Chaos Cup winners Berwick City.
UPDATE : 2019 Women's Chaos Cup sponsored by Unlock Real Estate - Rachael Woodham and KonQa

A few spots are still available for the tournament that will be on Saturday March 9th and one on Sunday March 10th hosted and run by the good people at Pakenham United FC. PLEASE message the club via their facebook for more details on how to enter.

Moreshead Park

Moreshead Park is located in Redan, Victoria just south of Ballarat. It is a massive football hub that has two synthetic pitches and two grass pitches. The main feature is the impressively built stand with seating that also leads to the social clubs rooms and even a open bar area.

2019 FFA Cup - Churchill United v Falcons 2000

Victoria : Qualifying Round 1
Churchill United (LVSL) v Falcons 2000 (LVSL)

Part of the opening round of the 2019 FFA Cup was this fixture featuring two Latrobe Valley Soccer League clubs. Churchill United vs the reigning league champions Falcons 2000. 

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Trafalgar Recreation Precinct

Trafalgar Recreation Precinct is located appox 125 km east of Melbourne in the town of Trafalgar, Victoria. The venue is sort of split in two with the oval to the west and the soccer/football fields to the east which has two full size pitches that are superb.

The home team is Trafalgar Victoria and they are apart of the Latrobe Valley Soccer League.

Sunday, 3 February 2019

Park Avenue Reserve

Park Avenue Reserve is situated in Doncaster, Victoria, The venue has had a major face-lift with a new synthetic pitch built and the pavilion renovated. In 2018 Manningham Untied Blues senior team used this venue, a season that eventuated in the team winning the State League 1 SE, but for 2019 they will be playing home games from the Veneto Club as Park Avenue Reserve is not up to NPL standards.

Polonia Reserve

Polonia Reserve is located in Croydon Park, South Australia and is home to NPL SA club Croydon Kings. These photos was taken from the fence line but what it dose show that the venue has one pitch, parking bays available on site and a decent size pavilion.

Saturday, 2 February 2019

HLT Oulton Reserve

HLT Oulton Reserve is in Preston, Victoria and is home to West Preston SC. The venue has three pitches with the main pitch the one that runs along Bell Street. Recently match quality lights has been added with the club playing home games on Friday night in 2019. Parking is very limited at the venue itself so you many find some people park at the adjacent shops.

HA Smith Reserve

HA Smith Reserve is off Reserve Rd in Hawthorn right next to the Monash Freeway. The venue has two full pitches and recently a brand new pavilion was built that has four change rooms, social room and a canteen. It also provides an elevated undercover for spectators so for me i would say this is one of the better pavilions that has been built recently.

Flemington Road Oval

Flemington Road Oval is situated off Flemington Rd, Parkville, Victoria. It is next to the Royals Melbourne Children Hospital.

In these photos which were shot by The Man in the Stands the oval was currently configured for cricket. During the winter months it becomes the home of North Melbourne Athletic. A new pavilion had been built and the club which had been playing away from this venue was sort of force to return here after a few years at Newmarket Reserve and one year at Ron Barassi Park.

Fairfield Park

Fairfield Park is located in Fairfield, Victoria and is part of a much larger parkland area. The venue has two pitches available during the football season that is converted to cricket. The pavilion has only recently been constructed after the previous one had been demolished. Parking is available at and near to the fields.

Friday, 1 February 2019

Hays Paddock

Hays Paddock is in Kew East, Victoria and for football it is the home of Old Xaverians.

The venue has two pitches inside ovals and a decent size pavilion with change-rooms, canteen and social room. Parking can be difficult as the club shares it with park users and amount of parking bays is inadequate for the needs of both. Otherwise you need to park some distance away.

Latrobe Valley Stadium

Latrobe Valley Stadium is the most significant venue in the area as it was originally constructed as a National Soccer League venue for the Morwell Falcons (aka Gippsland Falcons and Eastern Pride).

Murray Bridge United

The venue for Murray Bridge United Soccer Club is situated on Betty Terrance in the town of Murray Bridge, South Australia. It has one full size pitch and a pavilion to the north side. The home club is also apart of the South Australia Amateur Soccer League.

McKechnie Reserve

McKechnie Reserve is a venue situated in St Albans, Victoria and is opposite the St Albans Hotel and a very short walk from the railway station.

It has two full size pitches with a spectator bank between the two pitches. The pavilion which had been extended not too long ago sits on the west side of the main pitch. Good amount of parking is available onsite. A number of improvements for 2019 was announced for this venue by the Brinbank Council that will include installation of better drainage, irrigation, new turf, new kerb and channel, fencing and new coaches’ boxes.

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Springside Recreational Reserve

Springside Recreational Reserve is a synthetic pitch located in Spring Hills, Victoria.

The venue has one full size pitch and a small size one. The pavilion has a large kitchen area along with a social room. The change rooms are on each side of the pavilion for the home and away teams. Many matches are contested under lights, especially the seniors teams, and thankful the lights had been upgraded slightly in 2018.

Glen Waverley North Reserve

Glen Waverley North Reserve is situated in Glen Waverley and is one of the number of venues that the club Glen Waverley Soccer Club uses. In this occasion it was the Glen Wavelery senior women's team that uses this venue as home.

Shipston Reserve

Shipston Reserve is located in Cheltenham, Victoria and is one of my favorite venues to visit.

With two pitches and a new pavilion built on the south side the only issue is trying to find parking which you need to do around the local streets.

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Veneto Club - David Barro Stadium

The David Barro Stadium is a privately owned venue as part of a much large facility called the Veneto Club in Bulleen, Victoria. The main pitch we are focusing is synthetic and is one of the best venues in the National Premier League, Victoria. A stand one the east side is perfect for a good size crowd and helps generates a great atmosphere. The club rooms are apart of the main building on the west side that also includes a social / media room with an elevated view of the pitch.

Grices Road Reserve

Grices Road Reserve is a venue located in Narre Warren South, Victoria. It has at least three full size pitches and one of those is synthetic. The pavilion is set up on the west side of the main grass pitches. Their is also a electronic scoreboard. Parking bays are available on site.

Dallas Brooks Park

Dallas Brooks Park is situated in Mornington, Victoria. The venue is home to Mornington Soccer Club and has at least three full size pitches and two smaller ones. What you will noticed straight away is how dramatic the slopes are on the pitches including the main one in front of the pavilion. Parking is available on site.

Monday, 28 January 2019

Eden Killer Whales

Actually I have being struggling to find out what the name of this venue is so for the time being I will just call it by the home club’s name and that is the Eden Killer Whales. Definitely a unique name for a club.

RMIT Bundoora Sports Centre

RMIT Bundoora Sports Centre is located in Bundoora, Victoria and is part of the RMIT University. This pitch is as you can tell is synthetic with a running track around it. No coaches boxes and the change rooms are a little walk away. Parking is available on site.

Sunday, 27 January 2019

Mt Lilydale Sporting Complex

Mt Lilydale Sporting Complex is located in Lilydale, Victoria and is just east of the disused railway line and north of the College. The venues was two pitches, one rectangle and one oval. The pavilion just sets in between with parking available on site.

West Bairnsdale Oval

West Bairnsdale Oval is located in Bairnsdale, Victoria some 290 km east of Melbourne. It is basically a football pitch placed in an oval that was used by the local cricket club and Aussie rules club before they shifted to the newer Bairnsdale City Oval.

Apollo - Mt Gambier

Apollo is a venue situated in Mt Gambier, South Australia. Not sure if it goes by any name but all I can find out the venue is at the end of Webb Street and is home to Apollo Football Club. It has one pitch and the club rooms are set up on the east side. Nice set up overall.

Saturday, 26 January 2019

Caulfield Park - Pitch 7

Caulfield Park is a large reserve / parkland area that has a number of pitches. In this case we are looking at pitch 7 which is used by the FV State League club North Caulfield. This one can be found off Balacalva Road.

Partingtons Flat

Partingtons Flat is situated in Greensborough, Victoria. The reserve area has a number of ovals but in these photos we are focusing on the main pitch that was converted for football. The pavilion was built in the early 00's and once constructed the club Diamond Valley United moved from their previous venue at Willinda Park to here.

Gardiners Creek Reserve - Pitch 1

Gardiners Creek Reserve in Burwood is the home of National Premier League Victoria club Eastern Lions. The pavilion may be getting on in years but it still a decent set up for the club and spectators.

Baxter Park - Baxter

This Baxter Park is the one located in Baxter, Victoria. It is the home of FV State League club Baxter Soccer Club. Their is three full size pitches and the possibility of more depending if they use one of the ovals. The pavilion was such a welcome addition after the club struggled with a small building that then required portables to help with the demand.

John McEwan Reserve

John McEwan Reserve is located in Shepperton, Victoria, approximately 195 km north of Melbourne. This is part of the $21 million Greater Shepparton Regional Sports Precinct and what a beautiful venue this is.