In a recent release from Football Victoria, president Kimon Taliadoros provided an update on the new long term, strategic plan for Football Victoria.
The FootbALLways plan, which has been implemented since March 2019 aims to secure the future of soccer in Victoria for at least, the next three years.
As mentioned in March, the plan aims at five specific objectives:
- Enabling Victorian clubs to thrive while providing great experiences to ALL
- Expanding and improving facilities of ALL types and providing infrastructure to increase access, utilisation and sustainability
- Provide the best opportunities for ALL to access and enjoy programs, competitions and pathways
- Increase engagement and advocacy of football to change perceptions and promote positive outcomes
- Provide our people with continued opportunities to develop and be leaders for culture, high performance, social change
In the update written by Taliadoros (which can be found at the bottom of this article), he and FV are still committed to the objectives. A big part of the plan was to be more inclusive so that everyone could enjoy the sport of soccer.
With the FIFA Women’s World Cup on the horizon, this is the perfect time to emphasise this. As a business, you want to adhere to S.M.A.R.T objectives.
S.M.A.R.T stands for Strategic, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely. Well, they’ve certainly met the criteria on the latter. Young girls in Victoria who play soccer will want to see the likes of Sam Kerr, Steph Catley and Lisa De Vanna during this year’s World Cup.
If they are made to feel as if they can reach that level one day, they’ll be motivated to try and do so. And that is exactly why this plan exists.
The plan also outlines what FV plan to do in regards to upgrading facilities and infrastructure. In the last two weeks, we’ve reported on how the state governments have begun investing more money into such facilities, with namely the Victorian government putting in $22 million last week.
FV has received more than $140 million in funding from the government since 2017, as mentioned by Taliadoros in the update. But with overpopulation becoming an increasingly bigger issue in Australia, Taliadoros admits more is needed to fulfill the requirements set out by the plan.
As laid out in the plan and in the recent update, Taliadoros and FV are extremely committed to seeing this through to the very end. They’ve made a great start and in time, we’re sure the future will be bright.
FootbALLways update post:
The plan in full: