Pascoe Vale Football Club (formerly Pascoe Vale Soccer Club) is a football club based in the north-western suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The club in its current form was established in 1966, and the Rams currently compete in the VPL2 competition, which is the third tier in the Victorian soccer league system.
We are one of the elite NPL youth development clubs in Victoria, and commit to developing boys and girls of all ages and abilities, and contributing to the wider community both on and off the field.
Our coaching staff provide a football program that prepares young players both mentally and physically for senior football.
The club provides a safe and supportive community-based environment and facilities which encourages skill development, fitness, fair play and hard work. We strive to empower our players with a life-long love and passion for the game.
Our Values & Objectives
The core tenets of a Paco footballer are:
At our club we aim to:
– Actively promote female participation in junior and senior soccer throughout the club
– Support and develop all aspects of the club including coaches, volunteers and other non-playing support roles
– Provide quality training and playing facilities
– Recruit and retain exceptional coaches, trainers, administrators, and volunteers
– Create and maintain a culture that encourages family and community involvement
PVFC is a not-for-profit member based club, which has a proud tradition of volunteering time and resources in assisting and driving major charity initiatives in Melbourne.
Strong community structures and values do not develop on their own but instead need to be instilled and reinforced by all organisations. Pascoe Vale FC takes this responsibility very seriously and conducts events that support various charities.
Pascoe Vale FC is proud to have led the global rally in support of the #SaveHakeem case, where refugee and PVFC Senior Men’s player Hakeem al-Araibi was saved from illegal detainment and deportation to the Bahraini government. PVFC club secretary Athena Babo worked with former Socceroo Craig Foster and human rights advocacy agency Amnesty International to push the Federal Government to take action and bring Hakeem home to Australia.
Football Australia’s National Club Development Program has recognised Pascoe Vale FC as one of the first clubs in Victoria to be awarded 5 Stars under the program.
There a number of criteria that clubs are assessed against, such as the systems in place at the club, the club’s facilities, how the club is run from a board perspective, and having policies in place that are followed by all members of the club.
Pascoe Vale FC was awarded the Metro Club of the Year Award in 2019 for our human rights activism in the #SaveHakeem case, in particular for bringing global recognition to Hakeem’s situation.
Our club has successfully developed strong partnerships with all three Melbourne-based A-League teams, who regularly provide football clinics for our local community and scout our youth talent. This has led to there currently being over 30 players in the A-League youth academy teams that have come through the PVFC system, including lifelong supporters of the club Stefan Colakovski and Caitlin Karic who have gone on to now regularly play in both the A-League Men’s and Women’s competitions respectively.