The Fitzroy Football Club is looking to fill a number of newly
developed board positions in time to get season 2019 off to
the best possible start.
The Fitzroy Football Club (Incorporating the Fitzroy Reds)
is seeking expressions of interest for new directors for election
at the 134th annual general meeting at 2:30 pm on Sunday 2
December in the Community Rooms at Brunswick Street Oval.
To join the Fitzroy Football Club Board, there is a process
outlined in the Club’s constitution and there is just a matter
of weeks to apply in time for voting at the AGM in early December.
The deadline for applications is Saturday 10 November.
Under the constitution, the Club can have 10 directors. Currently
five roles are filled. These are President, Director Budget
and Finance, Director Football Operations, Director Events,
and Director Volunteers and Community Relations. The club is
particularly looking for people who can fill the following
These are full operational board roles which incorporate governance
requirements (Fitzroy has a company structure), attendance
at monthly meetings and significant work to run each portfolio.
We are looking for people with the appropriate experience and/or
skills and a willingness to roll their sleeves up and get involved
to help the Club achieve its full potential.
Detailed position descriptions have been developed for each
of the roles and those that are vacant are linked to the titles
To nominate for a director position, you will need to be a
paid-up member of the Fitzroy Football Club (memberships can
be purchased online),
complete a nomination form and have it proposed, seconded and signed by two other financial
members of the Club. The completed form (signed, scanned and
emailed) will need to be with Company Secretary, Bill Atherton,
by midnight Saturday 10 November.
You can email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, you can mail the form, but it must be with
at the Fitzroy shop in Mordialloc by COB Friday 9 November:
To the Secretary
Fitzroy Football Club Ltd
Shop 5, 463 Main Street
Please note only financial Club members are eligible to nominate.
If you would like to discuss the roles, please contact Fitzroy
President, Joan Eddy on 0419 511 894.
If you are having any difficulty with the process or downloading
the nomination form, please contact Bill Atherton on 9580 6464
during business hours only.
Redlow winners and galleries
Fitzroy swingman Max Ellis won back-to-back
Greg Roughsedge Perpetual Trophies, when he was announced the
Fitzroy senior men’s best and fairest in a premiership year.
Meanwhile, Erin Gogerly topped off an outstanding
season, in which she finished top 10 in the VAFA Premier Women’s
best and fairest, winning the Fitzroy-ACU best player award;
the Elaine Findlay Perpetual Trophy.
Congratulations once again to our 2018 best and fairest award
winners across the club. The Redlow at the Regal Ballroom earlier
this month was a wonderful night honouring our leading players
who had performed both on and off field as outstanding representatives
of our club.
We've also published a photo gallery of images from the night. Enjoy.
Capturing the moment
A number of opportunities
to capture the premiership moments forever are now available.
Fitzroy’s Company Secretary Bill Atherton has developed a
Weg-like poster for fans who want to have a picture of the
Fitzroy senior side with the Premier C premiership trophy,
as captured by Phyllis Queally. The poster is available via
the Fitzroy website for $15 (plus $5 postage and handling).
Meanwhile the VAFA and their official photographers, Local
Legends, have every premiership team captured – including our
Reserves – for posters in a number of different sizes, starting
from $60 and up for larger sizes or framed versions.
You can find details of how to purchase here.
Exciting news on Brunswick Street Oval
For those who may have
missed the Redlow or the coverage, there was a very big announcement
on the future of Brunswick Street Oval, which will provide
enormous benefit to Fitzroy Football Club and the sporting
clubs of the Edinburgh Gardens Sporting Community.
Planning Minister and Member for Richmond, Richard Wynne MP,
announced at the Redlow that if re-elected, the Andrews Labor
Government would deliver $6.5 million towards a major upgrade
of Brunswick Street Oval.
Together with Mr Wynne, City of Yarra Major Daniel Nguyen
and Chair of the Clifton Hill/North Fitzroy Community Bank
Branch Jenny Farrer had already announced a commitment of $50,000
each – $150,000 in total – towards the planning, scoping work
and design of proposed community facilities to benefit the
sporting clubs of the Edinburgh Gardens Sporting Community
and the wider Fitzroy community.
Presidents of the Fitzroy Junior Football Club, the Fitzroy
Tennis Club and Edinburgh Cricket Club were all on hand to
hear the news of the larger commitment, which would enable
them to fully realise a more permanent home and keep pace with
the growth in demand and changing demographics, by delivering
the new facilities.
Mr Wynne said the upgraded Brunswick Street Oval would be
utilised by local sporting clubs, with local schools and community
groups also set to benefit.
“Right now the club’s facilities, which service men’s and
women’s footy, tennis and cricket teams, are failing to keep
pace despite record levels of female participation.
“The promised funding will upgrade the changerooms and community
rooms, making them fit for purpose for the growing number of
women and girls’ teams at Fitzroy Football Club.”
For the first time since 2015, the Board has taken the
decision to increase membership prices for 2019, to
assist with the rising costs involved in running the
The new prices are now up online and annual renewal
letters will be sent to all current members. Some additional
benefits have been added to each of the membership
categories to encourage greater game day engagement
at Brunswick Street and we will continue to look at
opportunities to expand on this offering.