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Extraordinary General Meeting – EGM 24 th March 2007 – 2:00 pm Why? Why? –Propose club’s future directions –Member’s input –It’s in the Club Constitution.

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1 Extraordinary General Meeting – EGM 24 th March 2007 – 2:00 pm Why? Why? –Propose club’s future directions –Member’s input –It’s in the Club Constitution

2 PENINSULA SOCCER CLUB A NEW BEGINNING A NEW BEGINNING

3 2006 Team Breakdown 17 teams 17 teams U7’s to U16’s U7’s to U16’s One girls team One girls team Two Bayside Senior Teams Two Bayside Senior Teams

4 2007 Team Breakdown 23 teams 23 teams –35% increase U6’s to U18’s U6’s to U18’s One girls team One girls team Two Bayside Senior Teams Two Bayside Senior Teams

5 Current Club Issues Lighting on top ground – added 3 new lights to improve training and better use of ground Lighting on top ground – added 3 new lights to improve training and better use of ground Car park facilities (being upgraded in 2007 by FCC) Car park facilities (being upgraded in 2007 by FCC) Playing strip, Equipment & Storage Playing strip, Equipment & Storage Change room facilities Change room facilities

6 What does this club need the most ? Football Expertise Football Expertise At present there is an accepted absence of Football specialists within our club. At present there is an accepted absence of Football specialists within our club.

7 WHY ? There has been no incentive for our older playing children to remain at the club. There has been no incentive for our older playing children to remain at the club. No incentive for parental involvement in club because they see it as short term involvement for their child. No incentive for parental involvement in club because they see it as short term involvement for their child. Unless new players come to the club and bring with them parents who are experienced and they can see a future for their kids in the club, we can’t change this situation. Unless new players come to the club and bring with them parents who are experienced and they can see a future for their kids in the club, we can’t change this situation.

8 The Way forward No need for our players to leave our club in order to continue their career. No longer will Peninsula Soccer Club be a grooming ground for other clubs to reap the benefit of their hard work. The players themselves will create their own history.

9 The first step The introduction of the Bayside Seniors has given this club a massive boost. Younger players now see the seniors play on a Sunday and the impact has been massive. The introduction of the Bayside Seniors has given this club a massive boost. Younger players now see the seniors play on a Sunday and the impact has been massive. Opportunities exist for our third tier players to be exposed to a senior system Opportunities exist for our third tier players to be exposed to a senior system Unfortunately this current senior system needs to be revised to give any of our players the chance of remaining at the club. Unfortunately this current senior system needs to be revised to give any of our players the chance of remaining at the club.

10 Future Senior Directions and Benefits DIRECTION Appointment of Senior Coach with qualifications – that’s done Appointment of Senior Coach with qualifications – that’s done Shift from Bayside to FFV Shift from Bayside to FFV –Give players both alternatives BENEFITS Retains players at club Retains players at club Give the player the opportunity to go somewhere within the club Give the player the opportunity to go somewhere within the club Increases players interest in the club Increases players interest in the club

11 Is this possible Bayside Premier Division to FFV premier – 7 divisions Bayside Premier Division to FFV premier – 7 divisions –Provisional 3 –Provisional 2 –Provisional 1 –State League 3 –State League 2 –State League 1 –Premier League ( Soon to be V League ) Only the league winner is promoted to next league. Only the league winner is promoted to next league. If you were to win each league in your first attempt - six years. If you were to win each league in your first attempt - six years. –highly unlikely

12 COST $2, to Register team in FFV $2, to Register team in FFV $ to Register team in Bayside $ to Register team in Bayside Player registration Fees also increase in FFV. Player registration Fees also increase in FFV.

13 CLUB REQUIREMENTS FOR FFV In order to be admitted to the FFV a number of conditions are imposed on the Club. In order to be admitted to the FFV a number of conditions are imposed on the Club. No ground can have a cricket pitch in the middle. No ground can have a cricket pitch in the middle. At least 4 change rooms are required plus referee facilities. At least 4 change rooms are required plus referee facilities. The higher grade you get the more conditions are imposed. Eg High Perimeter fencing, Toilet blocks etc. The higher grade you get the more conditions are imposed. Eg High Perimeter fencing, Toilet blocks etc. There is a far greater admittance fee required by clubs should they wish to compete in the FFV. There is a far greater admittance fee required by clubs should they wish to compete in the FFV. Costs increase for playing and non playing staff as the grade of competition progresses. Costs increase for playing and non playing staff as the grade of competition progresses.

14 Can our facilities cope? NO NO with our current set up and ground situations we cannot meet the requirements for FFV admittance. with our current set up and ground situations we cannot meet the requirements for FFV admittance.

15 Will We Ever Without the cricket club vacating Delacombe Park and cricket pitches being removed our grounds will not be deemed suitable. Our current change room / pavilions will also not meet the required FFV standards. Without the massive injection of funds this will not be rectified.

16 Solution Endeavour to locate a club in our region which lacks a current junior development program. Endeavour to locate a club in our region which lacks a current junior development program. Find a club ready to invest in the youth of the future in order to survive long term. Find a club ready to invest in the youth of the future in order to survive long term. Find a way for the youth of Peninsula Soccer Club to remain with the club for their career. Find a way for the youth of Peninsula Soccer Club to remain with the club for their career. We have found the club and have agreed an initial joint venture. We have found the club and have agreed an initial joint venture. –This is why we are here.

17 Who is it ? Frankston Strikers Soccer Club

18 Why? Frankston Strikers is the most viable entity in our area to join with us in this future direction. Frankston Strikers is the most viable entity in our area to join with us in this future direction. Frankston Strikers have no current Junior development program. Frankston Strikers have no current Junior development program. Frankston Strikers are already a viable entity competing in State League 3 of the FFV and have been for a number of Years. Frankston Strikers are already a viable entity competing in State League 3 of the FFV and have been for a number of Years.

19 Frankston Strikers Soccer Club Frankston Strikers Soccer Club was formed in December 1993 with the amalgamation of 25 year old Karingal United Soccer Club and 6 year old Frankston United Soccer Club and Frankston United Junior Soccer Club Promotion from Division 4 in 1994 to State League Division 3 in 1995 where they finished the season very strongly in 3rd position. Won the 1996 Division 3 Premiership and finished third in Division 2 in th in Division 2 in 1998 and fourth in Division 2 in st in Division 2 in th in Division 1 in 2001 and relegated 8th Division 2 South-East in th Division 2 South-East th Division 2 South-East 2004 and relegated and Division 3 South East 2005

20 How will this work? Peninsula Strikers Football Club – PSFC Peninsula Strikers Football Club – PSFC We will be one Club with two football departments. We will be one Club with two football departments. The Junior Club will operate out of Delacombe Park. All costs and income associated with the Junior teams will be met and managed by the Junior Football department. The Junior Club will operate out of Delacombe Park. All costs and income associated with the Junior teams will be met and managed by the Junior Football department. Clubs to be run as separate financial entities for year 1 or longer as deemed necessary. Clubs to be run as separate financial entities for year 1 or longer as deemed necessary. No Funds from either club will be paid to each other in order to facilitate the joint venture. No Funds from either club will be paid to each other in order to facilitate the joint venture. Committee members from both clubs will attend each others meetings Committee members from both clubs will attend each others meetings

21 How will this work? The Senior Football department will operate out of McClelland Drive campus. The Senior Football department will operate out of McClelland Drive campus. All costs and income arising out of the Senior Football department will be met and managed by the Senior Football department. All costs and income arising out of the Senior Football department will be met and managed by the Senior Football department. Members from the Junior department will be involved in committee decisions made by the Senior Football department. Members from the Junior department will be involved in committee decisions made by the Senior Football department.

22 Advantages The introduction of Senior Football staff to the progression of the Junior players. The introduction of Senior Football staff to the progression of the Junior players. It is in the interests of the Senior Football department to invest in the football expertise of the Junior Players. They will in turn become the future of the Peninsula Strikers Football Club. It is in the interests of the Senior Football department to invest in the football expertise of the Junior Players. They will in turn become the future of the Peninsula Strikers Football Club. A single purpose venue available all year round to assist with pre season training and specialist football clinics for the Junior players. A single purpose venue available all year round to assist with pre season training and specialist football clinics for the Junior players. Be involved with a club only 3 grades below the A league. Be involved with a club only 3 grades below the A league. Good Social facilities for more functions & combined functions Good Social facilities for more functions & combined functions

23 Advantages We will save immediately in ground improvements. We will save immediately in ground improvements. We will save a minimum of 6 years of competition to qualify for the highest grade of football available outside the A league. We will save a minimum of 6 years of competition to qualify for the highest grade of football available outside the A league.

24 THE KEY ADVANTAGE SOMEWHERE FOR OUR JUNIOR PLAYERS TO CONTINUE THEIR FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT AND STILL BE PART OF A FAMILIAR CLUB SYSTEM THEY KNOW

25 THE DISADVANTAGE The philosophy of Frankston Strikers differs in many ways to Peninsula. The philosophy of Frankston Strikers differs in many ways to Peninsula. –They are a senior club which may be a major reason for this The perception of Frankston Strikers within the Football community The perception of Frankston Strikers within the Football community The financial perception of Frankston Strikers The financial perception of Frankston Strikers

26 How do we address this? Working together to better understand the Senior Club Working together to better understand the Senior Club Make the new Club change the perception of people in the community Make the new Club change the perception of people in the community Work in an open book environment and communicate financials to all members Work in an open book environment and communicate financials to all members

27 So what changes to PSC ??? Nothing ……….. It gets better Nothing ……….. It gets better Same Venue Same Venue Same players Same players Same people running the Junior Department Same people running the Junior Department Same Junior Enjoyment Philosophy Same Junior Enjoyment Philosophy … and we get the Senior knowledge down to all levels of the juniors … and we get the Senior knowledge down to all levels of the juniors

28 What about our history ? Our history as the Peninsula Junior Soccer Club and most recently the Peninsula Soccer Club will never be lost. Our history as the Peninsula Junior Soccer Club and most recently the Peninsula Soccer Club will never be lost. Our identity will never be lost… Our identity will never be lost… We have introduced a ready made football department … We have introduced a ready made football department … We can concentrate our efforts on these younger players knowing we have a system in place for them. We can concentrate our efforts on these younger players knowing we have a system in place for them.

29 What about our history ? Peninsula Soccer Club will now form part of the history of the Peninsula Strikers Football Club. Peninsula Soccer Club will now form part of the history of the Peninsula Strikers Football Club. Now we make history……………. Now we make history…………….

30 Where to from here ? Set up an independent committee formed by members of both clubs to work through the legal and financial aspects of the future club. Set up an independent committee formed by members of both clubs to work through the legal and financial aspects of the future club. and and We vote right now to go ahead or stay as we are. We vote right now to go ahead or stay as we are.

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