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Fitzroy Football Club and ACU extend partnership for the next 3 years!  

Fitzroy Football Club is thrilled to announce the extension of its relationship with Australian Catholic University with another three years of sponsorship for our Women’s teams and Men’s Under 19's team.
 
President Joan Eddy is delighted to see the strong relationship with ACU continue.
 
“The opportunity for us to have such a great partnership with a major, and local to Fitzroy, tertiary education provider that provides significant benefit to a number of young people and our broader community, is really special. Our partnership with ACU goes beyond the field, with training and education opportunities for our players, ACU students and staff, and our community. It’s a great relationship.”
 
Georgia Dyer, ACU’s Sport Programs Coordinator (VIC), shared her excitement at the continuation of the relationship for the university to keep playing a key role in connecting to the community.
 
“The university values its local community and enjoys having a positive influence on the culture and landscape of each campus’ surrounding areas. The relationship with Fitzroy enables ACU to be a part of a club that is so ingrained within the community, and has such a broad appeal and respect, both within the sporting sector but also outside of it.”


 
Georgia also highlighted the importance of the partnership for ACU students working towards careers in sport.
 
“The agreement also provides our students with an Australian rules football pathway and the opportunity to become a member of a vibrant community outside of the classroom. Connecting students to these programs increases retention and course completion rates, which are both key priorities of ACU.”
 
Fitzroy Football Club is proud to share this passion for supporting young people in achieving their goals on and off the field, particularly through showing specific support for women’s football and women in football, something ACU is very committed to as the major sponsor for Fitzroy’s women’s teams.
 
“We share similar values in many ways.” Joan Eddy says “A strong sense of care for the young people who come to our respective—institutions so to speak, is a primary value for both organisations. I think another highlight is the strong commitment we both have to women's footy and women being supported to break through the glass ceilings that still hang over so many endeavours women pursue in sport.
 
“I think the relationship is growing all the time and I can only see it getting stronger into the future ...the sky's the limit!”
 

Round 7 action!

Photo: Phyllis Quealy

It's triple-header-twilight-action at Brunswick Street Oval this weekend!

Our Senior Men's team also makes history, playing their first ever twilight game under lights at BSO. 

Our Fitzroy-ACU Women are making their way out to Doncaster to take on Yarra Old Grammarians away.

 
Team

 
Date   
  

 
Opponent  

  
Ground

 
Time 

 
Fitzroy Senior Men

 
22-May

 
St Bedes Mentone
 
Brunswick Street Oval
 
4.45pm

 
Fitzroy-ACU Senior Women
 
22-May

 
Yarra Old Grammarians
 
Doncaster Reserve
 
2.00pm

 
Fitzroy Reserves Men

 
22-May

 
St Bedes Mentone
 
Brunswick Street Oval
 
11.40am
 
Fitzroy-ACU Reserves Women
 
22-May

 
Yarra Old Grammarians
 
Doncaster Reserve
 
12.00pm

 
Fitzroy Under 19's

 
22-May

 
St Bedes Mentone
 
Brunswick Street Oval
 
2.00pm

 
Fitzroy Thirds

 
22-May

 
Monash Blues
 
Ramsden Street Oval
 
11.40am

 
Fitzroy Gold Thirds
 
22-May
 
Old Carey
 
Carey Sports Ground 12.30pm
 

Remembering Sir Doug and exploring the Aboriginal experience


As the AFL marks Indigenous Round in the name of Fitzroy star, Sir Doug Nicholls, the Fitzroy Football Club will host a special game and lunch at Brunswick Street Oval where Sir Doug played so many of his spectacular games for the Roys.

Our Fitzroy IT game, which falls during Indigenous Round, will also take a look at some important modern-day issues in our relationship with our First Nations people.

Chair of the First Nations Foundation and Yorta Yorta man, Ian Hamm, will be our guest speaker at lunch on Saturday 5 June.

We’ll ask Ian about why a Treaty in Victoria is an important step, his thoughts on the Truth and Justice Royal Commission, and what National Reconciliation Week and Indigenous Round mean to him and his people.

Ian holds many influential roles, including Chair of the Koorie Heritage Trust, the Chair of Connecting Home (the Stolen Generations Service), Deputy Chair of Aboriginal Housing Victoria and Directors of the Tigers in Community Foundation. Ian has also held several senior roles in government.

Ian is a former President of the Western Region Football League. If you haven’t guessed already, he’s a passionate Richmond fan and rumour has it, also plays cricket with our fearless Fitzroy Vice President, David Leydon.

Ian also likes a bit of news and culture and is a regular on ABC Melbourne’s ‘News therapy’ segment, with Raf Epstein.

Lunch tickets are on sale now and will close on Monday 31 May. Don’t miss out!

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Upcoming events - save the dates!

Saturday 29 May – twilight bar open as the Fitzroy-ACU Women’s teams take on Melbourne University Women’s Football Club

Saturday 3 July – ACU Women’s Football lunch, as the Fitzroy-ACU Women’s teams take on Yarra Old Grammarians

Saturday 31 July – afternoon tea at half time, as Fitzroy’s Senior Men’s teams take on Parkdale Vultures

Saturday 7 August – annual Rotary Lunch as Fitzroy’s Senior Men’s teams take on Beaumaris

Saturday 21 August – Reds Foundation lunch, final round of the home and away season, as Fitzroy’s Senior Men’s teams take on Williamstown CYMS.

Congratulations Liam Sugrue!

Congratulations to Liam Sugrue who reached the impressive 100 game milestone in Round 6!

What do we all love – the mighty Fitzroy Football Club and getting money back from the government!

It's coming up to tax time!

We are a strong, vibrant community club with a proud history that we are passionate about preserving and strengthening as we pursue success on and off the field. 

To continue to strive for success and deliver the best football club experience to our community, the club established an Operations Fund where donations will be used to support the day-to-day running of the Club. This is facilitated by our partnership with the Australian Sports Foundation, which allows all donations to the Fitzroy Forever Operations Fund to be fully tax deductible.

Coming up to June 30, it’s a good time to do some tax planning and why not make a contribution to help the club remain strong and vibrant—and get a tax deduction as well!
 

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Thank you to our fabulous volunteers!

We couldn’t have done it without you!

In this year’s Volunteers Week we pay tribute to our loyal band of volunteers who, as usual – week in week out – get our players on the park and make us the envy of the VAFA.

So thank you for…

administering first aid • attaching the goal post covers/taking them off again • attending the tribunal • being social (media that is) • coaching • coaching the coaches • cooking the barbecue • decorating the tables • feeding the players • hosting club functions • hosting the lunches • knitting beanies • looking after the players • looking after the sponsors • massaging • schmoozing with opposition administrators • strapping ankles and shoulders • training • taking the stats • minding the books • officiating at club functions • playing the song • protecting the umpires • putting up the scores • putting up and taking down signs • selling raffle tickets • selling the merch • setting up the rooms/putting it all away again • sponsoring the players • running the canteen • running the raffle • running the water • serving drinks • shooting the video • umpiring the games • washing jumpers • watching the clock time after time • waving the flags • writing the stories • signing up the sponsors • taking the photos...

And all the one hundred and one things you do to make Fitzroy fabulous!

 

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