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Football Federation Victoria

Football Federation Victoria logo
Abbreviation FFV
Formation 1884
Region served Victoria, Australia
Membership 50,000+
President Tony Dunkerley
Parent organization Football Federation Australia

Football Federation Victoria (FFV) is the state governing body for football (soccer) in Victoria, Australia. It is affiliated with Football Federation Australia, the sport's national governing body.

The FFV's premier competition is the Victorian Premier League.



Football Federation Victoria began operation in 1884 under the name Anglo Australian Football Association of Victoria and is one of the oldest sporting associations in Victoria.[1] It has had several name changes over the years, but has survived as the governing body of soccer in Victoria since this time. The Football Association (Australia), the predecessor of Football Federation Australia (FFA) was formed in 1923.

The Federation conducted its first competition in 1909 with Carlton United becoming the inaugural First Division Champions. The name of the competition was changed to the State League in 1958, and later became the Victorian Premier League in 1990, a name it retains until today.

In 1992 and 1993, Wheelchair soccer was conceived when a "Come’n’try" was conducted with the support of Leisure Action (LA) a division of the Spastic Society. A pilot season resulted in the northwest region, the success of which lead LA to source funding and development partners. Early in 1995 the FFV agreed to become the auspicing body for the future development of Wheelchair Soccer in Victoria and in 2000 signed an agreed to that effect.

In 1996 the then Board of Management of the FFV initiated a major organisational review and obtained independent advice on the current management structure and the organisational arrangements required to make the administration of soccer more effective. The review resulted in the formation of an Independent Commission, replacing the Board, and was duly elected in December 1996.

To provide for the future development of women's soccer, in 1999 the FFV and Women's Soccer Victoria combined and established an integrated structure to provide professional administrative services and infrastructure to all female participants in soccer. This resulted in a women's soccer competition for junior and senior teams starting in 1999 and other initiatives aimed at grass roots and elite player development.

In 2005 it officially changed its name from Victorian Soccer Federation (VSF) to Football Federation Victoria, to fall in line with the national reform process, where the sport rebranded itself as football.

In 2009, player registrations for football in Victoria have passed 50,000, the highest number in the federation's history.[2]

As part of its strategy to become a more "customer focussed" organisation, in November 2009 the head office of Football Federation Victoria moved from its location at the International Sports Centre in Thornbury in Melbourne's northern suburbs to its new more centrally located headquarters at Level 3, 436 St Kilda Road, Melbourne.

Victorian Football Pyramid

The Victorian pyramid consists of two city wide leagues at the top, followed by leagues covering the North-West or South-East Region. This pyramid operates during the winter months with the best players participating in the summer league with clubs representing regions. This ensures that top flight football represents all participants equally and is a vehicle for identifying talent across the state.

Most clubs in Victoria owe their heritage to immigrant communities which continue to be the backbone of most clubs. To honour this legacy, small flags beside each club identify they historical tradition. It should be noted, that despite this history, all clubs in Victoria are multi-cultural and open to supporters and players of all backgrounds.

Football Federation Victoria, announced that the new name of the Summer League will be the Victorian Champions League.

Clubs for the 2009/10 Summer season are:




Victorian Champions League
(12 clubs)

Club Country/Metro Representing No. of players Representing No. of clubs Home Stadium Website
Central City FC Metro 2,650 43 Bob Jane Stadium, South Melbourne
Eastern FC Metro 1,843 22 Esther Park Reserve, Mooroolbark & Dorset Road Reserve, Croydon
North East Diamonds fc Metro 4,115 40 Veneto Club, Bulleen
North West Wanderers Metro 3,910 51 C.B Smith Reserve, Fawkner
Northern Allstars Metro 2,989 47 Epping Soccer Stadium, Epping
South East Cougars Metro 6,493 60 Kingston Heath Soccer Complex, Cheltenham
Southern Bluetongues Metro 4,506 69 Sweeney Reserve, Berwick
Western Wolves FC Metro 4,346 63 VU Complex, Hoppers Crossing
Gippsland knights Country 2,024 20 Latrobe City Sports Stadium, Morwell
Rivers FC Country 2,944 14 Shepparton
Loddon Mallee Lightning Country 4,151 21 Epsom Huntly Recreation Reserve
Wimmera South Coast Eagles Country 2,740 21 Moreshead Park, Ballarat / Stead Park, Geelong

Clubs in the 2009 winter season are:



Entry $12

Victorian Premier League 2009
(12 clubs)

Club Formed Heritage NSL Participation Champion of Victoria
Altona Magic SC Est.1975 Republic of Macedonia None 1995,1996, 1997 & 2008
Dandenong Thunder SC Est.1970 Albania
Green Gully SC Est.1955 Malta 3 seasons 1981,1982,1983,1999,2000,2003 & 2005
Heidelberg United FC Est.1958 Greece 17 Seasons 1975,1988,1990 & 2001
Melbourne Knights FC Est.1953 Croatia 21 Seasons/ 2 Championships 1968,1978 & 1979
Hume City FC Est.1979 Turkey None None
Oakleigh Cannons FC Est.1972 Greece None None
Preston Lions FC Est.1947 Republic of Macedonia 13 Seasons 1980,1994,2002 & 2007
Richmond SC Est.1954 Germany None None
South Melbourne FC Est.1959 Greece 24 Seasons/4 Championships 1962,1964,1965,1966,1972,1974,1976 & 2006
Sunshine George Cross FC Est.1947 Malta 8 Seasons 1977
Whittlesea Zebras FC Est.2007 Italy None 1998 (As Bulleen Inter Kings) & 2004(As Bulleen Zebras)

2 Entry $7

Mens State League Div 1
12 clubs

Club Formed Heritage NSL Participation Champion of Victoria
Bentleigh Greens Est.1987 Cyprus
Bulleen Royals Est.1967 Italy
Fawkner Blues Est.1965 Italy None None
Frankston Pines Est.1965 Scotland None None
FC Clifton Hill Est.1965 Greece
Langwarrin Est.1964 England
Northcote City Est.1960 Greece
Pascoe Vale SC Est.1966 Italy
St Albans Saints Est.1954 Croatia
Springvale White Eagles Est.1975 Serbia
Southern Stars SC Est.1980 Turkey
Western Suburbs SC Est.1965 Greece None None

3 Entry $6

Mens State League Div 2 North-West
12 clubs
Altona City SC Scotland
Altona East Phoenix Greece Est.1979
Ballarat Red Devils Australia Est.1968
Brunswick City Greece
Geelong Rangers Scotland Est.1955
Keilor Park SC Austria
North Geelong Warriors Croatia Est.1967 1992 Vic Champs
Sydenham Park Republic of Macedonia
Thomastown Devils Italy
Werribee City Italy
Westgate Serbia Est.1985
Williamstown SC Yugoslavia

Mens State League Div 2 South-East
12 clubs
Casey Comets Australia Est.1975
Dandenong City FC Croatia Est.1981
Diamond Valley Utd Est.1924
Doncaster Rovers Australia Est.1966
Eastern Lions
Heatherton United Bosnia and Herzegovina Est.1990
Kingston City FC Greece Est.1974
Knox City AustraliaEst.1951
Morwell Pegasus Greece
Port Melbourne Greece Est.1968
South Springvale Greece Est.1980
Stonnington City Greece

4 Entry $5

Mens State League Div 3 North-West
12 clubs
Banyule City Italy Est.1969
Cairnlea Turkey Est.1969
Geelong Template:Country data England Macedonia
Hume United Turkey Est.1998
La Trobe University Australia
Lalor Greece
Maribyrnong Greens Bosnia and Herzegovina Est. 1978
Melbourne University Rangers Australia Est.1980
Moreland City England Est.1916
North Sunshine Eagles Albania
Westvale Greece
Yarraville Glory Greece Est.1997

Mens State League Div 3 South-East
12 clubs
Berwick City Est.1974
Boroondara Eagles Est.2008
Brandon Park Armenia Est.1972
Croydon City Arrows Afghanistan
Noble Park United Serbia
North Caulfield Israel Est.1977
Nunawading City Est.1971
Peninsula Strikers Est.1993
Sandringham City Est.1948
Southern Suburbs Greece Est.1979
Springvale City Bosnia and Herzegovina Est.1992
Waverley Wanderers Greece Est.1980


Mens Provisional League Div 1 North-West
12 clubs
Corio Germany Est.1956
Elwood City Portugal
Essendon United Greece Est.2007
FC Strathmore Croatia
Lalor United Republic of Macedonia
Laverton Park Chile Est.1951
Melbourne City Argentina
Northern Falcons Italy
South Yarra Est.1928
Sunbury United Est.1972
Western Eagles Poland Est.1950 1960, 1961 & 1987 Vic Champs
Whittlesea United Turkey

Mens Provisional League Div 1 South-East
12 clubs
Ashburton Australia Est.1979
Doveton Est.1967 Scotland
Endeavour United
Fitzroy City Serbia Est.1953
Monash University Australia
Monbulk Est.1969
Mooroolbark Netherlands Est.1962 Ex-NSL Club
Old Camberwell Grammar Australia Est.1984
Old Melburnians Australia Est.1997
Scotch Old Boys Australia Est.1981
Warragul United


Mens Provisional League Div 2 North-West
12 clubs
Avondale Heights Italy Est.1984
Bell Park
Collingwood City Greece
Darebin United Greece
Epping City Scotland Malta Est. 1990
Hoppers Crossing Est.1971
Melbourne Tornado Croatia Est.2001
Moreland Utd
North City Lions
Plenty Valley Lions Republic of Macedonia Est.1999
Watsonia Heights Est.1987
West Preston Greece

Mens Provisional League Div 2 South-East
12 clubs
Beaumaris Est.1976
Berwick Kings Est.1990 Serbia
Carrum Utd Italy
Caulfield Utd Greece
Dandenong Sparrows Mauritius Est.1980
Lyndale Utd Est.1977
Old Brighton Grammarians Australia Est.1999
Old Carey Australia
Riversdale Est.1978
Rowville Eagles Romania
Whitehorse Utd
White Star Dandenong Poland Est.1994


Mens Provisional League Div 3 North-West
12 clubs
Ascot Vale El Salvador
Brimbank Stallions Italy
Brimbank City Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brunswick Zebras Italy
Bundoora Utd
Keilor Wolves Republic of Macedonia
Keon Park Greece
Mill Park Greece
Surf Coast Est.1991
Upfield Iraq
Youth Utd Turkey

Mens Provisional League Div 3 South-East
12 clubs
Bayside Argonauts Greece Est.1984
Brighton SC Est.1924
East Bentleigh
Eltham North Est.1967
Endeavour Hills
Glen Waverley
Keysborough MauritiusRodrigues
Meadow Park
Noble Park Republic of Macedonia
Old Trinity Grammarians Australia Est.2002
Seaford Utd Est.1968
Uni. of Melbourne Australia


Mens Metropolitan League North-West
8 clubs
Altona North MaltaItaly
Broadmeadows United Turkey
Heidelberg Stars Somalia
Moreland Wolves Malta
Northern Roosters Turkey
Northern United Serbia
Tullamarine Jets Turkey
Yarra Jets Netherlands

Mens Metropolitan League South-East
7 clubs
Caulfield Grammarians Australia
Dandenong Warriors
Harrisfield Hurricanes Greece
Parkmore Hungary
Ringwood City Netherlands
St. Kevins Old Boys Soccer Club Australia


Womens Pyramid




Victorian Womens Premier League
(11 clubs)

Club Formed Champion of Victoria
Ashburton Est.
Bendigo Vipers Est.
Box Hill Inter Est. 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 & 2008
Casey Comets Est. 1998, 1999 & 2002
Eltham North Est.
GSL Est.
Heidelberg United Est. 2007
Keilor Park WSC Est.
Preston Lions FC Est.
Sandringham Est.
South Melbourne Est.


Womens State League Div 1
9 clubs

Club Formed Champion of Victoria
Brighton Est.
Ballarat Strikers Est.
Bayswater Strikers Est.
Monbulk Est.
South Yarra Est.
Uni. of Melbourne Est.
Whitehorse United Est.
Whittlesea Zebras WSC Est.


Womens State League Div 2 North-West
10 clubs
Altona City
Brunswick Zebras WVPL Champions 1996 & 1997
Bundoora United
Darebin Falcons
Fawkner WSC
La Trobe Uni
Melbourne Bears
North Geelong
Port Melbourne

Womens State League Div 2 South-East
10 clubs
Bentleigh Greens
Berwick City WVPL Champions 1992, 1993, 1994 & 1995
Knox United WSC
Monash University
South Springvale
Southern Suburbs


Womens State League Div 3 North-West
10 clubs
Diamond Valley Utd
Epping City
Maribyrnong Greens
Maribyrnong Utd
Melbourne Tornado
Sunshine Georgies
West Preston
Western Eagles
Western Suburbs

Womens State League Div 3 South-East
10 clubs
Albert Park WSC
Doncaster Rovers
Endeavour Utd
Knox City
Mornington Flames
Noble Park
South Melbourne


Womens Metropolitan League North-West
8 clubs
Brunswick City
Brunswick Zebras
Melbourne Lions
Mitchell Rangers
North City Lions
Sydenham Park
Tullamarine Jets

Womens Metropolitan League South-East
8 clubs
Bayswater Strikers
Box Hill Inter
Croydon City Arrows
Dandenong City
Dandenong Sparrows
Monash University
Ringwood City

Womens Metropolitan League Central
9 clubs
Albert Park WSC
DOC United WFC
Elwood City
Fitzroy City
Swinburne University WSC
Uni. of Melbourne
Watsonia Heights WSC
Yarra Jets


The FFV is financed through affiliation fees which member clubs pay, depending on their level in the pyramid. For the 2008 season, affiliation fees were as follows

Affiliation fees
Level Amount

Media Coverage

With a move to cover sport in Melbourne, Radio station 3XX 1611 AM has commenced coverage of the Victorian Premier League Friday Night matches. The radio station will also cover the 2007 VPL Finals Series.


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