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Extension of the suspension of grassroots football in Australia

FFV Extension noticeFootball Federation Australia (FFA) today advised that, in light of ongoing developments since its original announcement, including stricter measures imposed by the Federal Government in response to COVID-19, the temporary suspension to sanctioned grassroots football competitions and associated training would remain in place until at least 31 May 2020.

FFA Suspends all Football Activity


FFA today convened a meeting of the National COVID-19 Working Committee and the Presidents of the State Body Members to further discuss football’s response to COVID-19. After careful consideration and having regard to the feedback received from the grassroots community, FFA advises that effective from 12:00am on 18 March 2020, all sanctioned grassroots football activity in Australia will be suspended until 14 April 2020.

The suspension applies to all sanctioned matches and competitions, including National Premier Leagues, FFA Cup, youth and grassroots football (including MiniRoos and futsal) as well as training and associated football related activities.

Please read the FFA Circular here:

FFA Circular - Suspension of grassroots football activity

Therefore all training and matches involving ALL Alamein FC Squads is suspended until 14 April 2020.

We will be working with our Technical Director and Head Coach to distribute an Information Sheet which will include football activities and drills that can be practiced at home.

We thank you for your patience and understanding during this period of uncertainty and we will continue to provide updates accordingly.

Stay Safe.

Alamein FC Board.

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Update 17 March 2020

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Please see below FFA guidelines in relation to COVID - 19

Clearly these are unprecedented times and difficult circumstances for everyone involved in football.

The club will continue to provide updates to our players and parents as information comes to hand..

We are in this together and we will get through it.



"Victorian football community,

Please see below Football Federation Australia’s latest guidance regarding football competitions across the country. In particular we draw your attention to the following paragraph:

“FFA also confirmed that grassroots football, including all levels of the National Premier Leagues and FFA Cup Preliminary Rounds, may continue to be played at this time in line with Government advice, but with additional measures implemented to further reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection or transmission through the football community, including recommended hygiene measures and appropriate social distancing at football matches.”

Please also see attached a link to the FFA press conference earlier today. https://bit.ly/38Rsd3n

We are awaiting an FFA circular that will provide further information and guidance for clubs and participants on how to proceed from here.

Football Victoria continues to closely monitor the situation daily and will update you all via our website and social channels as soon as any extra information comes to hand.

Please note, given the substantial volume of queries FV is currently fielding, we are unable to respond individually at this time. We again direct all of our football community to our website for the latest position.

https://ftbl.vc/33n4CGA "

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Update 13 March 2020

coronavirusAlamein FC is continually monitoring the developments in regards to the Coronavirus outbreak in Melbourne and is following the advice as guided by the VIC Dept of Health and our governing body Football Victoria (FV) who have today updated their position as per below:

Following Tuesday’s announcement regarding members of the Carey Baptist Grammar School community and Covid-19 (Coronavirus), Football Victoria (FV) wishes to advise of the following update:

On Wednedsay, in collaboration with the Department of Health, we understand Carey conducted a thorough review of the potential initial exposure to its community members. The review concluded that some people were deemed to have had close contact with diagnosed staff members whilst others had casual contact with them.

Close contact is defined as someone who has been face to face for at least 15 minutes or been in the same closed space for at least two hours with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 when that person was infectious. The Department of Health has now directly contacted all individuals identified as casual contacts (including parents of students) and have actioned appropriate management with these people.

Casual contact is defined as someone who has been face to face for less than fifteen minutes or has been in the same closed space for less than two hours with someone who has tested positive for COVID–19, when that person was infectious. The School has now directly contacted all individuals identified on this list (including parents of students) and have actioned appropriate management with these people.

Please see the attached link to the DHHS website confirming the above definitions and other advice to the public:


Therefore, and on the basis of the outcomes of Carey’s review today, FV permits Carey Baptist Grammar School students and their siblings/families who had either no or casual contact with diagnosed staff members to participate in FV games, competitions, training or events effective immediately.

FV also understands that other schools have been closed this week and in this instance – and in any other instance for any organisation – the above definitions and protocols apply until further notice.

FV will continue to monitor this rapidly evolving situation on a daily basis and will provide updates on our website should this position change.

Alamein FC’s  priority is the well being of our players, staff, volunteers, referees and their families and we will ensure information is provided as soon it is available on possible cancellations of training, matches and other programs that we manage.

Ten ways to reduce your risk of coronavirus as per VIC DHHS:

  • Wash hands often with soap and running water, for at least 20 seconds. Dry with paper towel or hand dryer.
  • Try not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow.
  • Isolate yourself at home if you feel sick. If you take medication ensure you have adequate supplies.
  • Phone your GP first if you need medical attention. They will tell you what to do.
  • Continue healthy habits: exercise, drink water, get plenty of sleep, and now is the time to quit smoking. Call the Quitline 137 848.
  • Don't wear a face mask if you are well.
  • Buy an alcohol-based hand sanitiser with over 60 per cent alcohol.
  • Get the flu shot (available April).
  • Shaking hands is optional!

There are several online resources that have been made available for further information

If a player or a family member has been advised to 'self/home isolate’ do not attend training and/or matches and we wish anyone who is affected a speedy and healthy recovery.

Have your say on the Dorothy Laver Reserve West Landscape Plan

dlrw landscape plan SmallIn December 2018 Council resolved to prepare and undertake community consultation on a landscape plan, addressing the following:
  • Rationalise fencing on the site.
  • Improve the alignment of the bike path near the bridge over the creek.
  • Provide additional trees in the passive open space areas.

For details and to provide feedback, go to:www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/dlrw-landscape-plan


The consultation is open until  6pm, Sunday 3 November 2019.


Alamein FC Player Trials NPLW Season 2020 - Details

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  • Players to be selected based on talent and potential for further development at NPLW

  • Consideration to players welfare ensuring players are not placed in unneces-

    sary physical or psychological demands during the selection process.

  • Where possible selection processes to be short and limited to identifying the most talented players




Alamein Football Club will be conducting Player Trials for there NPLW 2020

U12, U14,U16 & U19 Age groups commencing on Wednesday October 9th. 2020, Trials will be held over a three - week period at

Camberwell High School, Prospect Hill Road, Camberwell


Trials will be conducted in three phases:








5.15pm - 6.15pm

5.15pm - 6.15pm


6.00pm - 7.00pm

5:45pm – 7:00pm


6.30pm – 7.45pm

6:30pm – 7.45pm


Successful players from Phase 1 will be notified by Monday 14th October 2020 that they have been selected to attend Phase 2.








5:10pm – 6:10pm

5.10pm - 6.10pm


5.55pm - 6.55pm

5.55pm - 6.55pm

U16 and U19

6:15pm – 8:00pm

6:15pm – 8:00pm

Should the Technical Director or Coaching Staff require further trials to help with decision making, players will be notified by Monday 21 Oct 2019 should they be selected to attend Phase 3








5:15pm – 6:15pm



6.00pm - 6.55pm

5.45pm - 6.55pm


6.30pm - 8.00pm

6.30pm - 8.00pm


6.30pm – 8:00pm

6:30pm – 8:00pm





Trial sessions will focus on player observations rather than coaching and the Small Sided Game (4v4/5v5/7v7/8v8) format for understanding game principles


The session will include a combination of brief technical drills and game play for understand- ing game principals.


  1. Technical Ability (First Touch, Striking the Ball, 1v1 (Attacking/Defending) & Running with the Ball)


  2. Game Intelligence (Decision making when in possession of the Ball, Decision making when the opposition is in possession of the ball, Ability to anticipate/identify transi- tional moments


  3. Competitive nature/mentality (less focus on younger age groups)


  4. Explosiveness/speed (less focus on younger age groups)


Alamein FC will commence player offers for the 2020 squads after Phase 1 has been completed for all external trial listed players. This will be communicated directly to the individual players/parents and we request that selections remain confidential.


All players offered positions will be required to respond in a timely manner as per the official communication to ensure players are not holding up positions for others.


Players are required to arrive 15min prior to their session commencement to have their names ticked off the Registration table and to collect a numbered coloured bib to assist the coaching staff with player identification.


ALL PLAYERS ARE REQUIRED to wear a WHITE coloured top and either navy or black shorts during the trial process. Shin pads and water bottle for hydration too.


Alamein FC reserves the right to extend or end the trial process at any stage and alter/ vary target numbers of any squad.


All questions regarding the Alamein FC trial process should be to

Expression of Interest NPL Girls 2020

Alamein FC has now opened Expressions of Interests for all age groups for the 2020 Girls NPLW Victorian squads.
The club will be conducting trials for all their squads in the first week of October 2019 with final date details to be confirmed.
All Registered players will initially be considered to trial prior to trials opening to the wider football community.
We urge all players wishing to be considered to click on and complete the attached jotform below and we will be in contact shortly with further trial details.

All registrations are held in complete confidence and are not discussed outside the club.

For all enquirers please email

To register your interest click HERE



Expression of Interest Junior Coaches 2020

EOI 2020 Junior Coaches

Alamein FC has opened up and is seeking applications from experienced coaches that have got a passion for women’s football to submit their details for opportunities in 2020 / 21

All Junior coaches will report directly to the Club Technical Director.

Enquirers please email your resume to and will contact with you shortly.

Click HERE to submit your Expression of Interest.


Welcome Kat Smith - Senior Head Coach

Kat Smith1Alamein FC would like to today announce the signing of our Senior Head Coach for 2020 / 2021 Kat Smith.

Kat is a passionate educator on and off the field with vast experience across the football system. She is strong believer that participation in sport at all levels is a learning tool with a potential to develop the necessary skills required to navigate life’s challenges and enhance the steps taken in search of personal and professional success.

Kat has embarked on a journey of formal and informal education, sourced professional personal education opportunities and welcomed many discovery experiences to not only develop her own knowledge but to also share it with the football community. She is currently undergoing her Pro Licence in Canberra.

Kat Smith’s football pedigree speaks for itself:

Currently an Assistant Coach / Performance analyst for the Junior Matilda’s National team and Opposition Analysts for Matilda’s Team.
Until recently she was the Assistant coach to Jeff Hopkins for @victorywleague in the Westfield W League.
And the list goes on!!

The executive board at ALAMEIN FC would like to welcome Kat Smith to the club and we look forward to her hitting the ground running and building on what our exiting Head Coach Sinisa has achieve in the last 4 years at Alamein.

Welcome Kat.

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