On Monday, Football Victoria announced that community club Hampton Park United Sparrows had been awarded a 5-star club rating by Football Federation Australia.
These ratings were implemented with the objective of improving upon soccer at the community level both on and off the park, something that is vital to the success of the sport in Australia.
The Sparrows, based out of Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs is purely volunteer-run and on their website, they talk about just how important they see the sport at this particular level.
On their about page, they say this:
“Our efforts are aimed at ensuring that we deliver an environment that is inclusive, fun, educational and competitive in scope.”
They clearly share the core values needed for clubs to succeed at the community level and they have been justly rewarded for their hard work and commitment.
Hampton Park United Sparrows FC is the first @footballvic
club to receive the prestigious 5-star club rating by FFA@FFA
Australia recently launched the program to assist administrators at grassroots clubs.
— FV Out and About (@FVOutandAbout) October 20, 2019
FV’s full statement on the awarding of this 5-star rating can be found below:
Hampton Park United Sparrows FC is the first Victorian club to be accredited with the prestigious 5-star club rating by Football Federal Australia.
The FFA recently launched its National Club Development Program (NCDP) to assist administrators at grassroots football clubs.
Designed in collaboration with the nine member federations and a number of associations, zones and clubs, the NCDP provides a model for community-based football clubs to maintain and enhance standards for the benefit of all members.
The NCDP framework was built on the overwhelming success of Football Victoria’s Club Ambassador Program, which saw 95% of 350 clubs participate across the state.
FV congratulates Hampton Park United Sparrows FC for this outstanding achievement.