Photo Days – 15, 22 & 29 May … photos will be taken at GLENBROOK OVAL
To see when an U5-U16 team is being photographed, click here

Click here for the fixtures for teams U8 and up – the fixtures are subject to change.

Click here for the U5-U7 season draw; click here for the location of the mini fields at Knapsack Park.

Click here for the roster for 15-16 May.

Registrations are now closed – please contact our Registrar should you have a query (registrar@bmfc.com.au)

 

Match Report – O35.1 – Game Date: 09/05/2021

 

BMFC O35.1: 14
vs
Cranebrook United FC: 1

BMFC Goal Scorers: Thor (5), Archie (3), The Badger (3), Sem (2), Paul

Player of the Match:

Match Report: Early start at Hunter fields against Cranebrook. Sem arrived with gravel rash on his arms after a mysterious scooter mishap

The Gaffer read out the starting line up – Pom asking ‘who’s The Badger?’

The game started with a Wooo from the Cranebrook backs for their Rick Flair lookalike centre forward

Goals flowed – Archie getting his hat trick inside the first 20 minutes & then saving himself for next week to avoid an injury recurrence. Thor bagged a couple and was then denied the hat trick for over-celebrating a tap in. The Badger got in on the act – more of a Fox, in the box, with one a deft flick off a Thor corner at the near post

The second half saw a great team goal off our kick-off – about 20 passes with Sem finishing the move

Cobra had his hammy’s tested chasing a few passes close to the bye line

A couple of notable moments from Pom – a Kumbaya call after everyone was being far too nice to each other following an injury and later being pulled up for a foul throw – 10 press-ups please

Kudos to the Cranebrook boys who kept at it and got a goal for their efforts

Match Report – IM.1 – Game Date: 02/05/2021

 

BMFC IM.1: 2
vs
Penrith Rovers FC: 1

BMFC Goal Scorers: Ethan, Liam

Coach’s Player of the Match: Brayden

Match Report: Early in the season and an important away game at Rovers. Haven’t we been here before?

Captain Aidy had to sit this one out after suffering concussion in a mid-week school game. Ethan was handed the Captain’s armband and proudly put it on, only for it to slide down his arm. Fortunately I had my Under 10’s Captain’s armband in the car which fitted perfectly.

Jake started in the centre of the park, alongside Harry, giving us a presence for the opening exchanges. Neither side got on top – it was physical, fight-for-every-ball stuff.

Liam came on for Jake, Coach hoping the game may slow down a bit after 20 minutes to give Liam a chance to find his feet. We started to get into the ascendency – gaining control through the midfield however the last ball was lacking. Time and again a ball was played for Ethan to chase but with no angle on the pass and two defenders to beat, it wasn’t working. Ethan was incorrectly shown a yellow card after chasing one such through ball – the ref not seeing that it was the goalkeeper who collected the defender, not Ethan.

Sam came on up front, to put himself about and had an impact just after the half-hour mark – a better ball played for Ethan to run onto and pressure the defender to concede a corner. Damo swung a great cross in off the corner and Ethan rose and headed us ahead.

Early in the second half Ethan was shown a second yellow for a late challenge and had to leave the field. A few minutes later Harry won us a free kick on the edge of the box and Liam slotted it home, through a gap in the wall past the unsighted keeper.

The boys intelligently adjusted the structure to a flat back four with another line of four in front, leaving one up front. The next half an hour was backs to the wall, sheer determination as a man down the boys repelled Rovers time and again. Numerous free kicks, corners and long throw-ins reined in on our box but the back line of Luke, Finn, Clay and led by Brayden were brilliant. Rovers did finally get one back with just over ten to go but it wasn’t enough as the boys held on for the three points.

An entertaining, tough match which is what these teams have delivered for 5 years now. Would love to name every player here as there was so many great performances but better not, so will pick just two. Sam ran himself into the ground up front and Brayden led the back line just superbly and just gets the nod for Coach’s Player of the Match.

 

Match Report – IM.1 – Game Date: 25/04/2021

 

BMFC IM.1: 7
vs
Glenmore Park FC: 1

BMFC Goal Scorers: Ethan (3), Aidy, Jake, Knobsy, Damo

Player of the Match: Players’ Player – Clay

Match Report: Anzac Day. 1pm kick-off and our first home game of the season entertaining a newly formed Glenmore Park

With the talk of an end of season trip continuing to gain momentum, a bold decision was made to sell sausages & a few other things on the day to raise funds toward said trip

K-nobs was a late arrival securing his starting spot on the bench. Liam came kitted up following his first week back at training after his pre-season injury – one more week of training & rest & we should hopefully see Liam back playing. Great to have Sam back too and available to play his first game of the season

Andy arrived mid team talk. Eli has just taken over first place from Andy in the Fantasy Football league the team has running. Andy has been top pretty much all season and congratulated Eli…

The game got underway & was played at a high tempo as the teams jostled to take control. Ten minutes in, starting with Eli, the ball was passed from one end to the other through Damo, Aidy & Finn who put Jake away on goal who buried it left foot in the corner – Ash was watching on & gave a nod of approval for the finish

On 14 minutes Damo took a short corner to Harry who’s cross came to Aidy on the edge of the 18-yard box – his shot arrowed toward the bottom corner through the crowded box & with the keeper unsighted went clean in

Glenmore’s main threat came down their left side but Clay did and an excellent job in closing the danger down. A lot of long balls were played from the back to the front too but again our defence of Luke, Finn, Clay, Sam & Brayden dealt with it pretty comfortably

On 21 minutes Clay played a delightful ball into the opposition box to Ethan who controlled with his first touch & fired home with his second

Play slowed right down as the half wore in

Half time focus was play short from goal kicks as much as we can – the first goal came from that – long balls are a 50/50. Also when in possession, be patient, move them side to side & find a way to get behind them or take a shot around the 18-yard box

4 mins into the second half and another pinpoint cross, this time from Martin, again found Ethan & a carbon copy control & finish of his first goal

17 mins in and the ever-lively Harry played a ball from the centre of the park for Ethan to race through and complete his hat trick

27 mins and Damo curled a beauty into the top corner from the edge of the box

Glenmore pulled one back after a scramble off a corner & VAR check, after animated appeals from the boys that the ball had gone out of play, and the goal stood

Finally, on 42 mins, K-Nobs notched after a long ball from Jake to Brayden, given 10 minutes up front, to pull the ball back from the byline for K-nobs to sweep home

Back on the hill Andrew & Evan had done a terrific job. Intend to run a BBQ for as many home games as we can this season – I will buy more bread for the next one so no one has to have a sausage on a napkin!

 

Match Report – 7.Foxes – Game Date: 17/04/2021

 

BMFC 7.Foxes
vs
Blue Mountains FC 7.Emus

BMFC Goal Scorers:

Player of the Match: Sophie

Match Report: What a great first game for our Under 7 Foxes. This is the first time we have played as a team and everyone did such a great job! Congratulations to Sophie on winning Player Of the Week! She played a great game and showed such great confidence in her skills! Jack, Xand, Oliver and Lincoln all played awesome too! Lots of running by all! We can’t wait to play next week. Thanks to our opposition the Emus and their coach.

BMFC 2021 Constitution

Things to know before registering on-line

Everyone must register on-line, but to determine if you’ll also need to see us in person at a Registration Day, click here to find out more.
Club days/dates, prior to season kick-off, are listed under “Pre-Season Information/Key Dates”, below.

Before clicking on the “Get Started” button at https://registration.playfootball.com.au/common/pages/reg/WelcomeRegPlus.aspx?entityid=74257&save=0, make sure you have the following available:

*  Photo – everybody must upload a photo into their account and the photo must be passport-style [i.e. a plain, light-coloured, untextured, background required (e.g. internal wall), head & shoulders only, no caps/hats/sunglasses/glasses (unless sports glasses are worn when playing)].  DO NOT take a photo of a photo.

If you are a returning player turning 6, 9, 12, 15 or 18 this year – you MUST upload a new photo, one which has been taken this year. This is a requirement of the Nepean Football Association.

Have a look at the images in this post for what’s OK and what’s not.  If no photo is uploaded, or the uploaded photo is not passport-style, then your registration cannot be approved until this is done.  If you encounter any problems when uploading a photo, please send it to playfootball.support@ffa.com.au, together with the player’s full name and ID number, and c.c. in registrar@bmfc.com.au and registrar-assistant@bmfc.com.au, so we can try to keep track of the request.

*  Active Kids voucher details.

*  Working With Children (WWC) details (applicable to all coaches & managers, except those in “Over” teams).

*  Linked Account for all family members, to take advantage of BMFC’s Sibling discount.

Minimum Age to register – turning 5 this year.
Default age group to play in (for junior players) – the age the player is turning this year (e.g. a child who is 7, as at 31 December, will play in Under 7s).

Our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/BlueMountainsFC/) will post reminders/tips – please look/like/follow.

2021 Rego Fees = the 2020, 2019, 2018 & 2017 Rego Fees

click here for details, payment options and sibling discounts info (applied automatically when registering on-line, but family members must be linked together within the Play Football system)

Active Kids $100 voucher


From 1 January, families can claim a new $100 Active Kids voucher for each eligible school-enrolled child.

Claiming an Active Kids voucher – handy tips
• claim a new voucher BEFORE registering for activities
• information about claiming vouchers, including an instructional video (https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/active-kids#apply-voucher), is available on the Service NSW website (https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/active-kids-faqs-parents-gua…)
• the website can be translated into other languages by clicking on Select Language in the menu at the top right of the page
• if families have any questions about claiming their voucher, please get in touch with the Contact Centre on 13 77 88 or email activekids@sport.nsw.gov.au

Team Achievements
14.3, 17.1 & IW.1 – League Competition Winners
12G.1, 13.1, O35.1 – League Competition Runners Up

Special Awards – Team
John Costello Award – Most Improved team performance throughout the year – 13.1
Robbie Madden Award – Highest Division/Age competition winner – IW.1
Tony Millington Award – Recognition of a team’s commitment to battle on – 17.2
Dedication Award – For dedication by the team to playing and training the game – 12.1

Special Awards – Individuals
Barry Summers Memorial Award – Club Person of the Year – tba
Brodie Cavanough Memorial Award – Best & Fairest U8 Goalie – Noah Sampson
Aiken-Semeniuk Encouragement Award – MiniRoos Female Footballer – Harriet Bowen
Connor Ansell Memorial Award – Junior Best & Fairest – Hannah Jamieson
Margaret Wagner Memorial Award – Senior Best & Fairest – Mark Ansell

10-Year Awards
For players, coaches & managers who have been with the club for 10 years:
Players – Mark Archer, Liam Bullard, Harry Cameron, Layla Clune, Stephen Haworth, Shane Hunt, Lachlan Monaco, Daniel Oakey, Isobel O’Toole, Harry Paag, Wil Robertson, David Smith

30-Year Awards
For players who have played for the club for 30 years: Paul McCartan

35-Year Awards
For players who have played for the club for 35 years: Dave Heyman