Pre-Season Information

Pre-Season Information / Key Dates

Below is a summary of key dates leading up to season kick-off.  By clicking on the links, you can find out more about the event, but also more information applicable to the age group/topic.  Hopefully, the info in the linked document will answer any queries you may have – if not, please send us an e-mail at contact@bmfc.com.au and we’ll get back to you a.s.a.p.

  • 1 JanuaryActive Kids vouchers can start being claimed
  • 4 January– on-line registrations open on PlayFootball for all players, coaches, managers (volunteers) and Committee members
  • 4 January – “Early Bird” registration fees commence
  • 4 February – Registration Day at the club house, Knapsack Park (5:30pm – 7:30pm)
  • 5/6 February – Grading/Muster Days for U8/U8G-IM/IW teams at Glenbrook Oval … player must be registered prior to attending
  • 10 February – registrations close at 11pm for U5-U7 MiniRoos teams; any team lists are also due by then
  • 12 FebruaryU5-U7 Muster Day at Glenbrook Oval … but, please also read the note below
  • 12 February – AGM at Glenbrook Oval
  • 20 February – last day for “Early Bird” registration fees
  • 21 February – standard registration fees commence
  • 21 February – registration fees need to be paid & cleared prior to this date, to ensure your team is nominated to play this season
  • 9 March – Coaches meetings (details tba closer to the date)
  • 10 March – Managers meetings (details tba closer to the date)
  • 19/20 March (tbc) – 1st Trial Games, all age groups
  • 26/27 March (tbc) – 2nd Trial Games, all age groups except Waratah League
  • 26 March – Waratah League season start
  • 2/3 April – season start

PRE-SEASON Information for Under 5 to Under 7 Teams

On Saturday, 12 February, U5–U7 registered players will attend Team Muster to be formed into teams.  A player must be registered by Thursday, 11:00 pm, 10 February, to be included in a team at Team Muster.  After this time, on-line registrations will be temporarily suspended and will only be re-opened after Team Muster if there are vacancies in any teams.

If a registered player is unable to attend Team Muster, please let us know (via contact@bmfc.com.au) no later than Thursday, 10 February – also let us know if requesting placement in a specific team.

Any team lists must also be received by Thurssday, 10 February – all players, coaches & managers in the team must be registered prior to a team list being sent to contact@bmfc.com.au.  If everyone is not registered, the team list will not be accepted.

For players registering after Team Muster and requesting placement in a specific team, BMFC will try to accommodate that request, provided the team has room for an additional player.  Coaches and Managers for the U5–U7 teams are chosen at Team Muster and must register ASAP thereafter to ensure that their team can participate this season.

Accredited coaches are mandatory for U5–U9 teams.  For information on coaching courses, visit https://www.playfootball.com.au/coach/find-a-course for a list of coaching courses being held.

SEASON Information for MiniRoos (Under 5 to Under 11 Teams)

For those new to football/soccer:

* U5s–U7s play at Knapsack Park every Saturday morning (excluding the middle weekend of public school holidays).  Training sessions of skills/drills commence at 9:00am; games commence at ~9:30am;

* U8s–U9s play other Mountains teams (BMFC, Blaxland, Springwood, Hazelbrook, Wentworth Falls) on Saturdays – kick-off times vary. Training is usually held mid-week on a day/time to suit the coach and the majority of players;

* U10s and up play across the Nepean Football Association on Saturdays – kick-off times vary. Training is usually held mid-week on a day/time to suit the coach and the majority of players.

For MiniRoos game details and rules for each age group, click here.