Pre-Season Information for All
Here’s a quick summary of key calendar dates. More info below.
- 6 January – on-line registrations open on MyFootballClub
- 31 January - Registration Day at the clubhouse (10am – 2pm)
- 6 February – Registration Day at the clubhouse (6pm – 8pm)
- 9-19 February – Junior teams Grading (U11-U18 teams)
- 21 February – MiniRoos Muster day (U5-U10 teams)
- 18 February – Senior teams Muster evening
- 11 March – Grassroots Coaching course, at Knapsack
- 12 March – Coaches & Managers meeting.
Information for Under 5s to Under 10s (“MiniRoos”)
On Saturday, 21 February, all U5-U10 registered players attend Team Muster to be formed into teams – click here for more information regarding this. Coaches and Managers for these teams are also chosen at this time and must be registered by this date to ensure that their team can participate this season.
For those new to football/soccer, U5s-U7s play at Knapsack Park every Saturday morning (excluding the middle weekend of school holidays). Training sessions of skills/drills commence at 9am; games commence at ~9:30am.
For MiniRoos game details and rules for each age group, click here.
Information for Under 11s to Under 18s
During February, all U11-U18 registered players will attend Team Grading and be graded into teams, if the club needs to form more than one team in a particular age group. Otherwise, teams will be formed on the nominated days, and coaches and managers chosen. Click here for more information.
Female Players: Once a girl turns 13 (or older) during the year, she can only play in a girl’s team for that season and onwards. Prior to turning 13 in a calendar year, she can played in a mixed or girls’ team.
For MiniRoos U11s game details and rules, click here.
Information for Senior teams
On Wednesday, 18 February, a meeting for registered senior players will take place (click here for details), unless alternative arrangements are made.
Attention, Over 35 Men … Nepean will be trialling a Friday night O35’s competition this season. They will run 3 divisions on Friday nights (more if demand requires it), as well as the regular Sunday competitions. Champion of Champions representation will come from the Div. 1 Sunday Competition. Friday Night & Sunday competitions are not inter-changeable and players will not be able to upgrade from one comp to another; however, both competitions will be able to upgrade to any division of All Age Men. When registering for Over 35s, please let us know which competition you are registering for – Friday or Sunday.
Attention, Over 30 Women, Over 40 Women and Over 50 Men … Are you struggling to keep up with the “young pups” in your All Age Competitions? Can’t quite run the full field for the full 90 minutes anymore, but don’t want to give up playing the game you love? If this sounds like you, then Nepean’s new Saturday Social Six-a-Side Comp might be something for you to consider. If Nepean get sufficient interest, they’ll be running a 6-a-side, 25 min. each way on a 1/2 field competition (social, so no finals) to be played on Saturday afternoons, same time & same venue every week. At this stage, the venue will be Penrith LGA based and kick off times are likely to be 1, 2 or 3 pm. Nepean will be taking a maximum of 8 teams into each competition and for those who really like a challenge, you can also dual register into an 11-a-side comp on Sundays for an extra $10 to your Sunday rego fee. To see Nepean’s draft regulations for 6-a-side competition, click here.
Information for Coaches and Managers
On Wednesday, 11 March, a Grassroots Coaching session will be held at Knapsack for U5s-U9s coaches, and for others who may be interested. Click here for more information.
On Thursday, 12 March, the Coaches & Managers meetings will be held. Click here for more information.
Please note: all coaches & managers of junior teams must abide with Working With Children legislation. Click here for a FAQ brochure on the topic; click here for the WWC assessment form and click here for the FNSW Member Protection Declaration form, both which need to be completed as part of registering in these roles. More information will be made available shortly.
For those of you interested in Player ID & Team Sheet regulations (i.e. as a minimum, all managers of teams U11s and above), click here.