Due to popular demand, Junior Fan Day is back for 2018!
We're on the hunt for some of our biggest junior fans to take part in the day, becoming junior versions of some of our key Victory staff.
What is the event?
We're dedicating our Round 26 match against Wellington Phoenix on Sunday, April 8 to our members.
As part of this special match, we're inviting junior Melbourne Victory members aged between 7 and 12 to be part of the inner sanctum, walking in our shoes as mini-staff for the day.
Take a look at the video below to see what last season's juniors experienced.
What are the roles?
We're looking for juniors to help us fill the following roles:
Mini Football Manager
Our Mini Football Manager is responsible for getting the very best out of our playing squad. In the lead-up to the game, you'll oversee our kit man setting up the change room, greet our players for the team meeting and deliver match paperwork to the Match Commissioner. During warm-up, you'll watch the players with Kevin Muscat and take part in a pre-match interview. You'll walk up the race with Kevin, shake hands with the opposition coaches and keep a close eye on all the action during the game. After the match, be ready for some hard-hitting questions from journalists at the press conference.
Mini MC/Ground Announcer
Our MC keeps everyone at the ground informed about what's happening on a match day. You'll stand alongside our MC Stefan to write a script and read it out to the crowd, along with team names, added time and substitute announcements. You'll visit Victory Village for a live cross, keep an eye on the media box, assist with our player interviews and help Stefan during our half-time crowd activations.
Mini Match Official
Referees have a vital role on match days - the game won't run without our officials! You'll help check all equipment in the race, take part in the warm-up and make sure Melbourne Victory's kit man has extra shirts ready for each player if needed. You will warm up with the referees pre-match followed by a visit to the VAR room to make sure everything is ready for the match ahead. During the game, you'll need to keep a close eye on things, assisting the referee’s assessor as required. You will also be able to experience the feeling of officiating a match in the middle of AAMI Park as you take control of one of our Small Sided matches at halftime.
You'll rub shoulders with Melbourne Victory's inner sanctum, including Chairman Anthony Di Pietro, as you enter our Official Chairman's Function on match day. You'll arrive early to make sure the function room is set up, ready for hundreds of guests to arrive for the event. Put on your most dazzling smile as you greet guests as they arrive. You'll head up to the podium with the Chairman and MC Michael Roberts to address the room and assist with interviewing our guest speaker. Make sure you dig deep as you draw the winners of the raffle before watching the game from some of the best seats in the house.
Mini Media Manager
As the Media Manager, it is your responsibility that the fans are getting all the information they need throughout a match day. This means you will be assisting our Media team with posting regular updates to our social media channels, conducting player interviews and also running the post-match press conference. You will also check out the behind the scenes operations of the FOX Sports broadcast crew. Visiting the Fox Sports truck, operating some of their equipment and visiting the Fox panel at halftime will be some of the many exciting roles for you to experience on match day.
How do I enter?
This opportunity is exclusively for Melbourne Victory junior members, aged between 7 and 12.
To enter, please submit a 30-second video explaining why you would be perfect for your favourite role from the options above.
The child with the best response to their preferred role will be selected.
Entry is via video file attached to email. Please include your junior member's full name, date of birth, gender and member ID.
Please also include your junior's top three preferences from the roles above - while we may not be able to accommodate you for your preferred role, you might be perfect for another!
Entries close Friday, March 23. Winners will be contacted on Wednesday, March 28 and announced on Friday, March 30. Good luck!