Belgian Club Victoria Tipping Competition
To have a bit of fun around the World Cup, the Belgian Club Victoria has set up a predictor competition on the FIFA website. The idea is that you register and predict the scores of every game in the World Cup. Depending on your predictions, you'll score points throughtout the World Cup. With a bit of luck, you may score the most points and can crown yourself "BCV Predictor Champion"!
FIFA has a prize pool for the overall winners of the competition including an Apple MacBook, iPad Pro and other smaller prizes (https://predictor.fifa.com/match/prizes) Note that these prizes are for the overall winner. As part of the "Belgian Club Tipping" Competition, we offer the winner a free meal with a Stella at our next National Day Celebration Event on 21st of July. Details of this event will follow on our website or Facebook.
Ready to shout the Red Devils to the next round together with other Belgians?
Then come and join us at the #REDTOGETHER events in Melbourne, organised by the Belgian Club Victoria. Due to the time difference with Russia, some games are set late during weekdays. Nevertheless, BCV organises a gathering for each game- always open to everyone! Cross the following dates in your agenda:
In 2017, the Belgians in Victoria gathered several times to celebrate their culture. In May we helped our good friend and blacksmith Estebaan during the Blacksmith Festival in Maribyrnong, selling Belgian beers and waffles. The Club received long known Belgian friends as well as newbies during the National Day with a pub Trivia, the Mussels Festival and also Saint Nicholas and his loyal Pete didn't forget visiting Melbourne.
In 2016 the BCV picnic wich was held at Pound Bent on the Yarra in Warrandyte. We all enjoyed the national day, mussels festival and Saint Nicolas celebration. BCV also organised a Easter Egg Hunt at Lysterfield Lake.
The Belgians got some extra opportunities to feel patriotic during the 2016 Soccer European Cup.
After a difficult first game against Italy, the Red Devils made it strongly through to the quarter finals. Despite the hour difference, the Red Devil supporters in Melbourne proudly gathered to see the Belgian national team play.
We were happy to see again this year a satisfactory attendance to the various events, with both new and well known faces. The Erasmus Foundation invited us to the screening of Admiral. The Dutch movie based on the life of the legendary admiral Michiel de Ruyter, partially recorded in Belgium.
Unfortunately this was also the year of the horrible events happening in Brussels on the 22nd of March. During the vigil held on Fed Square here in Melbourne, followed the next day by a Mass in St Pauls Cathedral.
We were very thankfull of the support of our and the Australian community here. Definately in times like these, when it's a hard reality not to be close to our family and friends.
This year, the Belgian Club Victoria hosted its first charity event. allthough we couldn`t get the meet&greet with Vincent Kompany, Manchester City did offer us a squad signed shirt which we auctioned in support of Vincents SOS Childrens Organisation. We were able to collect $850 for SOS Children's Villages Australia. It was an active year for the Club and its members.
In 2014, we indulged in mussels, great Belgian food during the National day, lots and lots of chocolate on Saint Nicholas and during the Easter Egg hunt and popcorn during the screening of a movie about Vincent Van Gogh. We thanked the Belgian Consulate for donating a giant waffle, at the moment hanging in the Castle Hotel in North Melbourne.