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.

Did it again!