Football Victoria has confirmed the 30 latest inductees into the Club Engagement Program (CEP) 5-Star club.
The 5-Star status was awarded to 22 community, 1 NPLW and 7 NPL clubs across Victoria.
Seven clubs were inducted into the exclusive group last year.
Football Victoria CEO Peter Filopoulos claimed the creation of the CEP and Club Ambassadors were an important initiative under the state federation’s strategic pillar of Clubs. The program helps clubs throughout the state become stronger and gives them the opportunity to provide consistent positive experiences for all.
The CEP is an on-line development platform that gives clubs the chance to answer a series of questions regarding all aspects of their football such as:
- Governance and Capacity;
- Female Participation;
- Inclusive Participation;
- Meeting Demand;
- Community Citizenship; and
- Football Experience.
The program’s objectives and a number of its measurement methods were used last month by Football Federation Australia. The federation launched the program as The National Club Development Program (NCDP).
Mr Filopoulos said the program recognised clubs for the things they did well, but also gave them an aspirational template to strive for further success.
“Our clubs and players are the very reason FV exists. We have a commitment and a duty to help them be viable, sustainable and successful. We want them to be the very best they can be regardless of status, geography or demography,” Mr Filopoulos said.
“We know that our clubs are all different because of their demographics, socio-economic factors, facilities, local council relationships, competitor activity and regional factors.
“Ensuring they are strong, vibrant and delivering great experiences for all is a core strategic pillar of Football Victoria to help grow the number of participants of all ages, genders and abilities in our great game.
“Over the past two years in Victoria, we have invested heavily in directly engaging clubs with our Club Ambassadors and providing them with a successful framework to improve. We welcome the NCDP being rolled out nationally by the FFA.”
The full list of all the Victorian 5-Star clubs is below.
|Altona City SC||Community|
|Berwick City SC||Community|
|Brimbank Stallions FC*||Community|
|Casey Comets FC||Community|
|Collingwood City FC||Community|
|Coonans Hill SC||Community|
|Craigieburn City FC||Community|
|East Gippsland United FC||Community|
|Essendon Royals SC||Community|
|Glen Eira FC||Community|
|Hampton Junior SC||Community|
|Keilor Park SC*||Community|
|Maribyrnong Swifts FC||Community|
|Mount Martha SC||Community|
|Myrtleford Savoy SC*||Community|
|North Caulfield Junior & Women FC||Community|
|South Yarra SC||Community|
|Spring Hills FC||Community|
|Thomastown Raiders FC||Community|
|Wangaratta City FC*||Community|
|Ballarat City FC||NPL|
|Brunswick City SC||NPL|
|Dandenong City SC||NPL|
|Dandenong Thunder SC||NPL|
|Green Gully SC||NPL|
|Moreland City SC||NPL|
|Moreland Zebras FC*||NPL|
|Pascoe Vale FC*||NPL|
|Whittlesea Ranges FC||NPL|
|Bayside United FC||NPLW|
|Calder United SC*||NPLW|
*Existing 5-Star Club