The Victor Harbor Football Club Perspective
Compiled by Grant Retallick
- The facility will provide a much-needed function centre capable of seating over 200 people, not only for the Football Club, but also for the wider community.
- An additional facility with state of the art kitchen and audio-visual options will give business, sporting, educational and other community groups access to a function centre right in the heart of Victor Harbor, with a strong community based profile, including the Football Club and the RSL.
- Through working closely with Council and State Government Tourist Bodies we can achieve sold-on bookings for the multi-purpose facility.
- The region between Victor Harbor and Goolwa has a significant number of indigenous people in residence, mostly with large families. Our football club alone supports many indigenous players from junior grades through to senior players- all of whom are committed to playing and enjoying football.
- Some of these families have members playing netball and other sports in Victor Harbor.
- The High School is relevant to our proposal, as its student intake covers a wide area, students travelling from Yankalilla, Mt Compass and Goolwa on a regular basis.
- VHHS has been selected to be a school of excellence in the field of football. This offers the opportunity for VHFC to work cooperatively with DECS, South Adelaide Football Club, SANFL & AFL to prepare a program which can provide all students with an opportunity to learn, develop and excel in the great game of football with improved facilities such as those planned for the joint venture.
- Upgraded facilities would make it a much more desirable venue to host local district community events.
- The proposal includes a new gymnasium, which will be utilized by the school and provide an income stream.
- The proposal will attract potential funding for a substantially up-graded oval.
- The VHFC’s agreed involvement with Women’s football has a huge impact ton the interest in, and status of the Club. It has also attracted interest in funding grants for such things as appropriate change rooms and up-graded facilities.
- SACA are taking a keen interest in the development. Of regional cricket, both male and female, and are currently seriously looking at options.
- Port Elliot Cricket Club is looking at increasing its footprint at the facility, as it has outgrown current existing options.