With the season finally about the get underway for the majority of our teams, Avalon Soccer Club are proud to unveil our “Spirit of Football” – a document and ethos to express to our community what we as a club stand for, the behaviors we expect of our members, and the standards we will not accept.

The document, available on the website, has been devised with players, coaches and parents in mind as we seek to make Avalon Soccer Club an inclusive, enjoyable place for people to play and enjoy their football. President John Kowtan has a a message for all our members:

“After a very difficult two years impacted by COVID-19, and a frustrating rain-soaked start to 2022, I am hopeful we will finally see some football at Careel Bay this weekend! I appreciate how difficult this disjointed build up has been on all teams. Very few training sessions have been completed, teams have been hit by COVID outbreaks, development program and holiday camps have been disrupted, as well as the disappointment of our Pittwater trial day and the first two rounds of the season being wash-outs.

“The club shares your disappointment and the disruption has certainly caused additional challenges for us which we continue to work through. I want to thank the committee for their tireless work so far as the landscape continues to shift around us, and also to every member for their patience as we continue to navigate the challenges that are thrown up. I also want to take this opportunity to welcome back our returning sponsors, particularly major partner LJ Hooker, and introduce Ridgeback Transport, Loomina & Co and Anytime Fitness Avalon who have all joined our growing list of commercial supporters.

“Hopefully we are now through the worst of the disruption and can get back to business of football. It’ll be fantastic to see players back in the famous red shirt at The Bay tomorrow. With that in mind today we have released the Avalon Soccer Club Spirit of Football document, a guide for our whole community on the standards we want to set at the club and the behaviours we will not walk past.


“Football is a game. It is meant to be fun, and as we embark on the next 4 months with our 88 teams for the season, I want that to be foremost in peoples minds. Play hard, sure, but play fair, treat everyone involved with respect, and remember that while you wear the shirt or coach the team, or cheer on the players, you aren’t just doing it for you. You are representing the entire AVSC community.

“On behalf of the entire club, I wish everyone well for tomorrow, sunday and the whole season ahead. And always remember. Avalon is magic.”