News Flash

Knapsack Park is CLOSED

No training is permitted

Fields will be reviewed by 4 pm Friday 22 March

 

Click here for trial game fixtures for U8 and up for 23 & 24 March

Click here for the roster for 23 & 24 March

Click here for fixtures for U5 to U7 MiniRoos games for the entire season

 

Vacancies

Vacancies exist in our U5, U6, U9 & U10 teams.  All others are full.

Pre-Loved Boots

Pre-Loved Boots

If you have any pre-loved football/soccer boots that that are still in good condition but are of no further use to you, please consider donating them to the club’s Boot Bin!  Boots are made available to our players, for free … and there are plenty of people who do annual swaps of boots each season.

When donating boots, please tie the shoelaces to each other, so that the pair stay together.

Pre-Season Key Dates

Pre-Season Information

Below is a summary of key calendar dates – 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
  • 3 January– on-line registrations open on PlayFootball for all players, coaches, managers (volunteers) and Committee members
  • 3 January – “Early Bird” registration fees commence: fees have stayed the same since 2017!!!
  • 2 February – Registration Day at the club house, Knapsack Park (10am – 2pm)
  • 2 & 9 February – Skill Training Certificate coaching course (U9-U13 teams) at Warradale FC, Warragamba
  • 8 February – Registration Evening at the club house, Knapsack Park (6pm – 8pm)
  • 9/10 February – Grading Days for U11-IM/IW teams (8am – 6pm) … player must be registered prior to attending Grading
  • 16/17 February– Grading Days continued for U11-IM/IW teams (8am – 6pm) … player must be registered prior to attending Grading
  • 16 February MiniRoos Muster Day at Knapsack Park, for U5-U10 teams (10am – 1pm) … but, please also read the note below
  • 16 February – Female Football Gala Day
  • 17 February – last day for “Early Bird” registration fees
  • 18 February – Standard registration fees commence
  • 21 FebruaryCoaches Meeting at the club house, Knapsack Park (6:30pm, 7:15pm or 8:00pm start time)
  • 21 February Senior Teams Muster at the club house, Knapsack Park (7:30pm start)
  • 23/24 February – Grading Days continued for U11-IM/IW teams (8am – 6pm) … player must be registered prior to attending Grading
  • 2 & 3 March – Senior Certificate coaching course (U17+ teams), at Colo FC, Richmond
  • 3 March – Team Nominations due at Nepean FA; registration fees need to be paid & cleared prior to this date
  • 9 & 10 March – Game Training Certificate coaching course (U13-U17 teams) at Springwood FC, Winmalee
  • 12 March – MiniRoos Coaching Course at Knapsack Park for U5-U9 teams (6pm – 9pm)
  • 14 March Managers Meeting at the club house, Knapsack Park (6:30pm or 7:45pm start time)
  • 15/16/17 March – trial games (all teams)
  • 22/23/24 March – trial games (all teams)
  • 29/30/31 March – season start (all teams)

Information for Under 5s to Under 10s (“MiniRoos”)

On Saturday, 16 February, all U5-U10 registered players will attend Team Muster to be formed into teams.  A player must be registered by Friday, 6:00pm, 15 February, to be included in a team at Team Muster.  For players registering after this time and requesting a placement in a specific team, BMFC will try to accommodate that request, provided the team has room for an additional player.

If a registered player is unable to attend Muster, please let us know (via contact@bmfc.com.au) no later than Friday, 6:00pm, 15 February – also let us know if requesting placement in a specific team.

Coaches and Managers for the U5-U10 teams are chosen at Team Muster and must be registered by this date to ensure that their team can participate this season.

Accredited coaches are mandatory for U5-U9 teams – for information on coaching courses, visit http://www.nepeanfootball.com.au/…/1077-community-coaching-… for a list of coaching courses being held within Nepean’s boundaries.

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.

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

Registering

Things to know before registering on-line

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)].  Avoid taking a photo of a photo.  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).

*  our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/BlueMountainsFC/) has a number of tips to help you navigate the new rego system – please look/like/follow.

* Good luck!   If you are new to BMFC, then you will need to see us – click here to see if this applies to you. All other club days, prior to season kick-off, are listed under “Pre-Season Information”.

Active Kids

Active Kids $100 voucher


From 1 January 2019, families can claim a new $100 Active Kids voucher for each eligible school-enrolled child.

Claiming a 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

Registration Fees

2019 Rego Fees = 2018 Rego Fees = 2017 Rego Fees

click here for details, sibling discounts info (applied automatically when registering on-line) and payment options

Coaching Courses

Coach education is one of the keys to a great footballing experience and Nepean Football Association (“Nepean”) is offering parents and coaches, both new and experienced, courses to make this happen. Visit http://www.nepeanfootball.com.au/index.php/128-news/latest/1077-community-coaching-courses-for-2019-season for a list of coaching courses being held within Nepean’s boundaries.

Can’t make the date for the course you want?
Don’t worry, visit https://www.playfootball.com.au/coach/find-a-course to search for other locations and dates.
Courses are held across Australia.

As required by Nepean:
* ALL Division 1 teams MUST have a coach with the appropriate (and current) coaching qualification;
and
* ALL U5-U9 teams must have a coach with a current MiniRoos (formerly named Grassroots) Coaching or Skill Training Certificate.

As a Club:
Our goal is to have all our coaches accredited.
To help achieve this, on successful completion of a coaching course, the Club will reimburse BMFC-registered coaches the course fee, as a small token of our appreciation for you investing your time to help coach our players.

Committee 2019

The following members are currently serving on the Blue Mountains Football Club Board & Committee in 2019.

BOARD

  • PRESIDENT – David Smith
  • VICE PRESIDENT – Gordon Aiken
  • TREASURER – Len Bowman
  • SECRETARY – Sandy Duetoft
  • Margaret Semeniuk Casual Vacancy

COMMITTEE

  • MEMBER PROTECTION OFFICER – David Smith
  • REGISTRAR – Ian Thorpe
  • REGISTRAR ASSISTANT – Tom Cook
  • COMPETITION SECRETARY – Gordon Aiken
  • CANTEEN COORDINATOR – Sue Watson
  • COACHING COORDINATOR – Adam Pallister
  • EVENTS, PROMOTIONS & PUBLICITY COORDINATOR – Andre Doublesin
  • EQUIPMENT COORDINATOR – Margaret Semeniuk
  • FEMALE FOOTBALL COORDINATOR – Sarah Boswell
  • FIELDS & MAINTENANCE COORDINATOR – Vacant
  • GRANTS & FUNDING COORDINATOR – Rod de Bie
  • MINI-ROOS COORDINATOR – Vacant
  • ROSTER COORDINATOR – Vacant
  • SAFETY COORDINATOR – Rod de Bie
  • SENIOR WOMEN’S TEAM REPRESENTATIVE – Margaret Semeniuk
  • SENIOR MEN’S TEAM REPRESENTATIVE – Jon Stanley
  • SPONSORSHIP/FUNDRAISING COORDINATOR – Andre Doublesin
  • WEBMASTER – Michael Hampson
  • GENERAL COMMITTEE – vacancies exist

PUBLIC OFFICER

  • Sandy Duetoft

2018 Achievements

Team Achievements
Prems-R – League Competition Runners Up, Championship Tournament Final Winners
15.1, 16.1 & O35.1B – League Competition Runners Up, Championship Tournament Final Runners-Up
16.2 – League Competition Runners Up
16G.1 – Championship Tournament Final Winners, Nepean Cup Runners Up
Prems-1 & AM.5 – Championship Tournament Final Runners-Up

Special Awards
John Costello Award – Most Improved team performance throughout the year – 12.1
Robbie Madden Award – Highest Division/Age competition winner – Prems-R
Tony Millington Award – Recognition of a team’s commitment to battle on – 14G.2
Dedication Award – For dedication by the team to playing and training the game – 12G.2
Brodie Cavanough Memorial Award – Best & Fairest U8 Goalie – Beau Ewings
Connor Ansell Memorial Award – Junior Best & Fairest – Angus Langworthy
Margaret Wagner Award – Senior Best & Fairest – Kathryn Gallagher

10-Year Awards
For players, coaches & managers who have been with the club for 10 years:

Players Samuel Capararo, Tully Coard, Luke Doughty, Ciaran Doyle, Damian Flaherty, Glen Haworth, Sean Higgins, Nicholas Johnson, Timothy Kniha, Angus Langworthy, William Mark, Morgan Moloney, Max Robertson, James Teagle, Calvin Thomas, Ashton Van Putten, Marcos Vazquez, Natasha Watson, Bryce Wye
Coaches Mark Ansell, Andy Cartman, Mark Semeniuk

30-Year Awards
For players who have played for the club for 30 years – Brad Collier

Match Report – O35.1 – 26/08/2018

Match Report – O35.1 – Game Date: 26/08/2018

BMFC O35.1: 2
vs
Springwood United FC: 5

BMFC Goal Scorers: Tolly (pen), Cobra

Player of the Match:

Match Report: We faced off for the second successive year against the Springwood All Stars in the Grand Final. Unbeaten this season, having scored in excess of 230 goals and conceded single digits we knew the enormity of the task. That said, the belief in our team is inspirational and we’d be giving it all we had

Personnel wise – Mick & Double Fist were away. Everyone else present

Prior to kick off both teams observed a minute’s silence to remember and honour Blueys committee member Barry Summers who sadly passed away two days prior

We had been carrying out Dunny’s game plan in training and in the last few games too so now it was time to execute when it mattered

The first twenty minutes and on the whole it worked, Springwood certainly not opening us up though we had to scramble well a few times. The first real chance of the game was ours – Tolly playing in centre midfield burst through off a Lowndsey flick to bear down one on one with the keeper – with Dunny’s final words to him before the game still in his head ‘you’re the difference today Tolly’ he hit the ball well but the keeper parried and the ball scrambled away

Not long after we went behind as Dave put into his own net under pressure. Brad fired a shot from fully 30 yards that the keeper did well to tip over – off the corner, Springwood broke well and made it 2-0. A scrappy third followed and our great start was a memory

Suarez was introduced for JB and made an impact, being up ended for a penalty. Tolly slotted away and 3-1 half time

Second half and we continued to fight hard and were rewarded after a few minutes. Lowndsey beat the left back and had a sight of goal with supporting players nearby. Knowing Lowndsey is guaranteed to shoot if he gets a chance, yours truly made a run across the keeper (to try and restrict his view) – Lowndsey hit it and it went behind me but somehow I managed to flick it into the corner

Back to 3-2 and game on for the next 15 minutes or so. Springwood extended the lead with a cross that Zap misjudged and went over him into the far corner and late on a fifth was scored. We had a few more chances ourselves but it was not to be

Superb effort from our boys today to create so much and come back from 3 down to give ourselves a sniff

A few thank you’s:

– to everyone who came to support us at the grand final and throughout the year
– to Dunny for coaching us
– to Paul for esky management
– to the committee for your hard work in what was a testing pre and early season with the Knapsack works

Until next year…

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