FV Community in Business celebrates the Victorian football family's achievements in 2019

Over 400 members of the Victorian football community joined us on Friday October 25 for our FV Community in Business #LiveLoveFootball Luncheon.

Hosted by the ABC’s Angela Pippos, Socceroos legend John Aloisi was our special guest, sharing his incredible football story with Michael Zappone.

The End of Season Luncheon also celebrated our football family’s achievements with the 2019 Community awards. Nominations were submitted from around the state, with winners celebrated for their contribution to the game.

See all the winners below:

Regional Club of the Year: Nichols Point SC

As one of five clubs in the Sunraysia region, Nichols Point SC has 180 playing members and 20 non-playing key volunteers.

Nichols Point SC representatives
Peter Filopolous (Left), Danielle Green (Centre), Roxanne Jones (Right)

Metro Club of the Year: Pascoe Vale FC

Pascoe Vale FC were a major contributor to saving Hakeem Al-Araibi though their Human Rights work, which gained global recognition.


Pascoe Vale FC representatives
Peter Filopolous (Left), Fay Chaiban (Centre), Roxanne Jones (Right)

ALDI MiniRoos Centre of the Year: Warragul United SC

Warragul United started with 52 MiniRoos players in 2017, with that now increasing to 130 in 2019.

ALDI MiniRoos Centre of the Year.jpg
Peter Filopolous (Left), Stuart Davis (Left-Centre), Natasha Davis (Right-Centre), Roxanne Jones (Right)

Female Coach of the Year: Anouk Meereboer 

Born in Netherlands, Anouk has been playing football since the age of 4. She coached Gippsland FC Under 15 Girls, Sale United FC Under 16 Boys and played for the Box Hill Women’s team.

Anouk Meereboer
Peter Filopolous (Left), Anouk Meereboer (Centre), Roxanne Jones (Right)

Development Referee of the Year: Caitlin Williams  

Caitlin Williams was awarded the Referee Development Award following a stellar season in 2019. Caitlin wins the award as the best performing referee in the FV Referee Talent Pool. She will also make her Westfield W-League debut in the coming season after being appointed by FFA to the Westfield W-League fourth officials panel.

Caitlin Williams 
Peter Filopolous (Left), Caitlin Williams (Centre), Roxanne Jones (Right)

 Assistant Referee of the Year: Max Hanlon

Max Hanlon was awarded the Assistant Referee of the Year award after an excellent season. Max was also appointed as assistant referee to the NPLV Grand Final at AAMI Park and Dockerty Cup Final.   

Max Hanlon
Peter Filopolous (Left), Max Hanlon (Centre), Roxanne Jones (Right)

Volunteers of the Year: Allison Gately & Michael Westaway

Allison Gately
Peter Filopolous (Left), Allison Gately (Centre), Roxanne Jones (Right)
Michael Westaway
Peter Filopolous (Left), Michael Westaway (Centre), Roxanne Jones (Right)

Partner Organisation of the Year: FC Eaglehawk

Peter Filopolous (Left), Ben Pengelly (Centre), Roxanne Jones (Right)

Photo credit: Mark Avellino  

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