Traralgon Olympians Soccer Club

Welcome to season 2022

About us
In 1979 Jim Fkiarias thought it would be a good idea to start a soccer club. He then approached a group of friends and a meeting of interested people took place to develop a proposal at the Greek Orthodox Church in Morwell. As a result in 1980 a soccer club was created and named Traralgon Olympians Soccer Club. In 1981 the committee decided to try and erect its own premises for a club and the local council granted the club some land. After a lot of hard work by the committee, some dedicated members and supporters the club was built in 1982. The Traralgon Olympians Soccer Club acknowledge the founding members and life members of the club.

LIFE MEMBERS
Jim and Tammy Fkiaras
Joe and Maria levy (Both Dec)
Jean Hegarty
Dawn Harrison
George Labros
Manny Manthos
Chris Tamva
Peter Panayiotou (Jnr)
Peter Panayiotou (Snr)
David Vanentini
Denis Demosthenous
George Fkiaras
George Kataforis
Emy Panayiotou

COMMUNITY FOOTBALL RETURN TO TRAIN & PLAY
COVID SAFE PLAN
TRARALGON OLYMPIANS SOCCER CLUB 


Marianne Saunders
(PRESIDENT)
17/11/2020
COVID-19 COMMITMENT STATEMENT

As a club we are fully committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for members of our club (volunteers, players, personnel, families, spectators) and the wider community and are committed to implementing practices in line with guidance available from Sport Australia, Football Federation Australia, Football Victoria, our local council, the Victorian State Government and other relevant authorities applicable to our club.
We also acknowledge the directions imposed by the Victorian State Government will be followed as we undertake football activities during the remainder of 2020 and into 2021, and we commit to adhering to the latest advice from Football Victoria and the Victorian State Government in this regard.
It is important to Traralgon Olympians Soccer Club to lead and promote a strong culture of COVID-19 safety for the health and wellbeing of participants and the broader community.

ENSURE PHYSICAL DISTANCING
  • You must ensure participants, coaches, club/association personnel, parents, permitted spectators, etc. are 1.5 metres apart as much as possible.
To ensure physical distancing, our club/association will:
  • Have COVID signage and game marshals ensure the 1.5 metre physical distancing
  • Zone training areas to limit intermingling between training groups
  • Limit use of seats, toilet or changing cubicles to meet required state requirements
  • Signpost entry and exit points to limit congregation at the start and end of training
  • Limit the number of participants to the minimum required to play
  • Displaying signs to show patron limits at the entrance of enclosed areas where limits apply (e.g. canteen or change room)
Our club/association has the following indoor spaces:
  • Canteen – Max 3
  • Bar – Max 2
  • Club rooms – Max 30
  • Players change rooms – Max 14
  • Toilets (density quotient: Max 1 except if an adult accompanying a child/ren)
  • We will provide/require the following training and guidance to our personnel/volunteers:
  • Free online COVID -19 infection control training

WEAR A FACE MASK
  • When required by state law the wearing of face masks will be enforced unless they have a lawful reason for not doing so.
To ensure all participants when required wear a face mask, our club/association will:
  • Have COVID signage with this information and match marshals to supervise
  • Ensure a supply of disposable face masks are available for the use of all participants/attendees at all training sessions and matches
  • Install screens or barriers, where necessary
  • Provide information to participants around washing reusable masks each day, and changing disposable masks at least once per day

PRACTISE GOOD HYGIENE
  • Traralgon Olympians Soccer Club have in place measures to encourage both hand hygiene of players, spectators and members. Additional hygiene measures for cleaning of public areas e.g.  Clubrooms, change rooms, toilets and canteen will ensure the venue and facility maintain good hygiene on the premises. Cleaning schedules will be documented in this COVID Safe Plan.
To ensure that our club/association and all personnel and participants practise good hygiene, our club/association will:
  • Display posters to encourage good hygiene and handwashing practises in prominent places
  • Clean facilities, high-touch surfaces and objects with detergent and disinfectant. Follow the manufacturer’s directions on the label of the product. 
  • Provide Alcohol based hand rub at entry and exit points and at canteen
  • Have hand soap available in all toilets and bathrooms and ensure hand soap and sanitiser dispensers are regularly refilled and always available for participants and personnel
  • Ensure that cleaning products and disinfectants are accessible to participants and personnel
  • Have a cleaning/disinfecting schedule for high touch surfaces at the venue as well as for equipment
  • Ensure that one or more personnel from your club or association undertakes infection control training
  • Display a cleaning log (or request the facility owner does so) in shared spaces such as toilet

KEEP RECORDS AND ACT QUICKLY IF WORKERS BECOME UNWELL
  • Traralgon Olympians Soccer Club will ensure that they maintain an attendance register for every person that attends for a period of more than 15 minutes (including participants, personnel, parents and other permitted spectators).
Our club/association will keep records of all attendees in the following way:
  • Via  the state government QR code check in system that can be scanned on entry
  • Records to be kept for 28 days
If a worker, participant or volunteer who is a confirmed case of COVID-19 attends our venue/facility while they are infectious, our response plan is:
  • Notify the department of Health and Human Services to commence contact tracing.
  • Notify all patrons and those who have been in close contact with a confirmed case
  • Notify the confirmed case that they are to isolate until told otherwise by DHHS
  • Clean the premises with disinfectant especially those where the positive case was most active (eg canteen)

AVOID INTERACTIONS IN ENCLOSED SPACES
  • In Victoria, employers have OHS duties and obligations to do what is reasonably practical to provide a working environment that is safe and without risks to the health of workers or other visitors/participants.
  • As part of creating a safe working environment that addresses risks associated with potential exposure to coronavirus (COVID-19), venues and facilities should have a plan in place to minimise the amount of interactions conducted in enclosed spaces and maximise ventilation, air quality and use of outdoor spaces.
  • Where the use of indoor spaces is required (for example entrances and bathrooms) venues/facilities should have a plan to minimise the amount of interactions conducted and maximise ventilation, air quality and use of outdoor spaces.
To minimise interactions in enclosed spaces, our club/association will:
  • Limit interactions indoors
  • Provide masks and gloves for volunteers working in the canteen and bar
  • Ensure volunteers working in bar and canteen have open windows and doors where possible to maximise ventilation
  • Allow more time for changing, and consider staggering change times where practicable
  • Encourage participants to change at home and limit use of toilet facilities
  • Restrict and control access to shower facilities
     
CREATE WORKFORCE BUBBLE
  • ‘Workforce bubbles’ can help reduce the risk of infection and support contact tracing initiatives. A ‘workforce bubble’ in the football context is a defined group – coaching staff, necessary health/training staff, participants – who limit their in-person interactions to other members of the group.
  • This reduces the number of individuals that each person comes into contact with, rather than the number of interactions. This would contain any positive COVID-19 cases to a confined group within your club/association.
Our club/association will create a ‘bubble’ by:
  • Separating training times and age groups across grounds
  • Reducing the number of unnecessary contacts at training consistent with state legislation
  • Clean all equipment after each practice or match
  • Use clearly marked training zones to maintain consistent training groups
  • Minimise any player movement between teams or squads
  • Advise participants and personnel not to carpool to training/matches
  • Limit shared equipment to one training group
  • Clean shared equipment between sessions or if it is to be used/rotated to another training group

CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES
  • The following resources will be available to assist your club to comply with Government restrictions.
    • Federal Department of Health, Online Infection Control Training
    • Victorian Department of Education and Training, Skills Gateway – Infection Control training
    • Victorian Government Coronavirus website, Creating a COVIDSafe workplace
    • Victorian Government Coronavirus website, COVIDSafe Plan
    • Victorian Government Coronavirus website, Industry Restart Guidelines: Community Sport and Recreation (October 2020)
    • Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, Coronavirus information posters
    • Federal Department of Health, Coronavirus information posters and resources
    • Federal Department of Health, Translated coronavirus information posters and resources
  • 2 Davidson st Traralgon 3844
  • P.O Box 1414 Traralgon 3844

Junior Coordinator - Belinda Hua. Phone:0432 498 581 Senior Coach - James Saliba Phone: 0438 045 201

LETS BE COVID SAFE
ALL sporting clubs need to continue to comply with COVID safe restrictions (when in force) and registrations.
ALL parents, spectators and players need to register when attending the club for training or for a game. You can do this in 2 ways.
Download the Service Victoria app using the links below

You can either:
  • Scan a QR poster located at the canteen or in change rooms and follow the prompts to check-in or
  • Open the app and enter: WWQ YKF which is the Olympians code.
  • Submit your details and show the green success tick to staff.
Once you have done this once it will remember your details.
The coaches will also have a book to mark and attendance for training and games so the kids don’t have to have phones.




TRARALGON OLYPMIANS HALL HIRE FEES (No 18th birthday parties) 

1. Children’s parties - Toilets only (Children play outside) 

  • Coaches – Free
  • Club families/members - $30 donation
  • Non-members - $50

 2.Full hall hire and amenities -Toilets/Hall and Kitchen  

  • Coaches/Club members –
  • $300 - $100 To be paid on booking and is not refundable if cancelled. Balance ($200) to be paid one week prior.
  • $500 security Bond - To be paid on day of key collection (evening prior to booking)
  • Non-members –
  • $750 - $100 To be paid on booking and is not refundable if cancelled. Balance ($650) to be paid one week prior.
  • $500 security Bond - To be paid on day of key collection (evening prior to booking)

  Items available when hiring hall:

Kitchen 

  • 2 door fridge
  • Microwave
  • Bain Marie
  • Urn
  • Oven

 Hall 

  • 97 chairs
  • 15 tables (seats 8 per table)
  • 6 plastic rectangle tables
  • 2 Rectangle table
  • 1 Small Square table (cake table)

Please complete the Hall Hire Application Form below or for other enquires please contact Traralgon Olympians Soccer Club traralgon.olympians@gmail.com or phone 0410 323 116.