In 2021, the Elizabeth Vale Soccer Club celebrated its 60th year supporting the community to lead active and healthy lives. The birthday celebration, turned community fun day, is the recipient of the Community Group and Initiative of the Year award.
Committee member and first-team player, Michael Francis, said it had been a great year on and off the pitch. “The club is focussed on a family-friendly atmosphere,” Michael said. “We have a diverse community in the area, so we are trying to get more kids involved as much as we can.”
Elizabeth Vale Soccer Club teamed up with the Variety Bash team, the Avengers, to host the free fun day which saw an exhibition match, activities, food and entertainment for all ages.
“The day was to celebrate what we have achieved in the amateur league over the years, raise awareness of the club, as well as attract new players and members,” he said.
The club has four senior and eight junior teams, as well as many members, volunteers and supporters. Michael said receiving the award was the “icing on the cake” to what had been a rollercoaster of a year.
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