Two weeks of training, and having some footy routine back is an absolute delight after being away for so long. We've never loved our game more!
We're continually impressed with our players' enthusiasm at each session and the care with which they approach the RTT protocols, ensuring they're social distancing, and have the cleanest hands we've seen on the field!
They are making it dream work for our COVID Safety Officers who are at every session to help manage the protocols. Getting our teams back on the field is a whole-of-Club approach and we have a wonderful Fitzroy community who are behind us.
In this edition of the RedRoy, we’re suggesting a few ways – if you're in a position to do so – that you can provide support to help us through this tough year.
We’re launching our major raffle for 2020 which is an exciting and new online version of our old favourite. Read on for more details.
And of course, all sales from our club merchandise help us keep our players on the park and our finances afloat. We’re keeping our winter warmers sale going as winter has well and truly hit! So grab your gear and show your true colours!
The great Fitzroy Footy Raffle is back on…
online that is!
Great prizes, and easier than ever to support the mighty Roys
Now more than ever, we need all Roys supporters to get on board and support our major fundraiser.
Like everything this year, it’s a bit different in 2020, but it’s super easy.
All you have to do is:
Jump online and be in the running to win one of 10 amazing prizes, including a brand new Toyota.
Don’t want to buy online? Don’t worry! Just give one of us a call or drop us an email, and we’ll organise it all for you:
David Leydon, Director Community Relations
T: 0408 998 849
Gabrielle Murphy, Director Volunteers
T: 0425 709 609
Rob Olney, Director Sponsorships
T: 0413 767 907
Michael Pickering, Director Player Wellbeing
T: 0419 849 662
#RoyBoys profiles part 2
Get to know some of our Roy Boys!
We asked some of our men’s players and coaches a few questions about ISO life and what they think about their teammates – check out what Will Pickering, Will Zaghis, Martin Deasy and Jock Green had to say in Part 2 of our ISO life profiles!
We think there might be a few cheeky ones here – not that we doubt our players’ culinary skills or question their musical choices at all! And maybe there is some sucking up to a certain former coach, but have a read and see what you think!
Junior Club: Will Pickering: Fitzroy Will Zaghis: North Brunswick and Fitzroy Martin Deasey: Fitzroy Jock Green: Fitzroy
Favourite ISO Meal: WP: Steak sandwich, must have pickles WZ: Salmon and roast veggies MD: Osso Buco JG: Omlette with cheese and olives with seven eggs
Funniest teammate: WP: Julian Turner WZ: Sean Laidlaw MD: Max Ellis JG: Emilie Pavlich
Favourite song to get pumped for game day: WP: Starving by Hailee Steinfeld WZ: Shake it off by Taylor Swift MD: Sale by AWOL Nation JG: Lose Yourself by Eminem
Teammate you would not want to be in ISO with: WP: Former FFC coach Michael Pickering WZ: Julian Turner MD: Nathan Ligris JG: Donovan Toohey
Favourite saying by your coach: WP: Bernie's tangents WZ: Wiz, use your left MD: Give me 21 planks of wood and Martin Deasey and I'll win you a premiership JG: The key to a good game is clean hands
Least favourite training drill: WP: Tackling and handball drills WZ: Pressure Pairs MD: Pressure Pairs JG: Boxing
If you could be a famous person for a day who would it be: WP: Steph Curry WZ: Brad Pitt MD: Channing Tatum JG: John John Florence
ISO TV binge go-to: WP: 30 Rock WZ: Too Hot to Handle MD: The Test JG: Top Boys on Netflix
First thing you want to do after ISO is over: WP: Go to an escape room WZ: Give Nonna a hug MD: Play footy JG: Have a parma at the pub
Most Memorable Football Moment: WP: Under 17 Colts Grand Final WZ: 2013 Grand Final in Colts vs Ashburton MD: 2013 Grand Final in Colts JG: 2016 Grand Final in Colts
The Club in the VAFA you would like to be by 1 point in a Grand Final: WP: Ajax WZ: Old Scotch MD: Old Scotch JG: Old Haileybury
Support the Roys, support our future
Now we're back and working towards hopefully getting our season back soon, there are many ways you can show your support for our Club as we work through the difficult circumstances that COVID-19 has created for our Club and community footy.
We know it’s a hard ask, but for anyone who is in a position to, we have the Fitzroy Forever Operations Fund up and running for any donation, big or small. All donations to the Fitzroy Forever Operations Fund are fully tax deductible and with the end of the financial year approaching, now is the perfect time to donate if you can.
Any donation will help the famous Fitzroy Football Club come through this crisis and allow us to continue bringing our community together through football.
Sportsguard mouthguards – supporting Fitzroy FC
With our long-awaited return to training, and hopeful return to contact training as soon as we get the green light that it’s safe to do so, if you need a new mouthguard, Sportsguard is the Club's preferred provider.
A local Fitzroy business at 82 Bell St Fitzroy, Sportsguard will donate 10% of all sales from Fitzroy players back to the Club.
Please contact Mick on 9417 1449, he is available on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesdays and be sure to let him know you are from Fitzroy Football club!
If you have any additional queries about organising a new mouthguard with Sportsguard pr the process, feel free to contact Michael Pickering, Director Player Wellbeing at: firstname.lastname@example.org or on: 0419 849 662.
Winter Warmers Sale EXTENDED!!!
Being back at training wih the winter weather kicking in, we've kept our winter items on sale!
Some sizes are quickly selling out so make sure you get your gear at a great price before it's gone!
Hoodies are now just $50 for Adult sizes and $42 for kids.