Community sporting club profile: Bayside United Football Club - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views
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Bayside United Football Club is a small club located in the heart of Lota. Established in 1974, the club will celebrate its 50th anniversary in July this year.

In the lead-up to its anniversary, the club, led by new President Andrew Dale, has conducted extensive research to understand how it can better benefit our local community. This has influenced several changes.

“Bayside United understands that a local sports club in a small community can be a powerful way to come together and feel a sense of belonging and wellbeing,” said Club Vice President Kristen Barnes.

“It is increasingly important for children and adults to have a place where they can connect, learn new skills, and focus on their overall health and wellbeing.”

Consistent with this philosophy, Bayside United will host several events throughout the football season to celebrate participation in sport and enhance the wellbeing of its players. These include a 50th-anniversary celebration in June/July for Life Members and a very special visit by Libby Trickett and Georgie Trickett from Play On Media to coincide with Female Football Week on Wednesday, May 8.

Libby Trickett (nee Lenton) is a retired Australian swimmer. She is a seven-time Olympic gold medallist, motivational speaker, yoga teacher, mum of four, and co-founder of Play On Media. Libby has clocked thousands of hours training, travelling, and competing, and through her speaking engagements, shares this experience, which is helpful to parents and children involved in sports.

Georgie is a health professional, kids’ coach, mum of three, and co-founder of Play-On Media. She’s a classic all-rounder who loves making sport accessible for all and firmly believes that sport, in all its beautiful forms, is one of the best public health initiatives around. Libby and Georgie are passionate about children playing and staying in sports.

Bayside United would like to extend a warm invitation to all to hear Libby and Georgie speak. An Evening with Libby and Georgie Trickett is on Wednesday May 8, 5:15pm arrival for 6:00pm start. The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children. Discounts apply for members of Bayside United. Bookings can be made through the club website,

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