On-line Registrations open from 4 January 2022
To ensure a hassle-free process, please read this before starting
For rego fees, click here – Club bank account idetails, other payment options and sibling discounts information (applied automatically when registering on-line, but family members must be linked together within the Play Football system) are included within
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 email@example.com, together with the player’s full name and ID number, and c.c. in firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com, 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you a.s.a.p.
- 1 January – Active 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 February– U5-U7 Muster Day at Glenbrook Oval … but, please also read the note below
- 12 February – AGM at Glenbrook Oval
- 12/13 February – back-up/contingency dates for grading U8/U8G-IM/IW teams
- 19/20 February – back-up/contingency dates for grading U8/U8G-IM/IW teams
- 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
- 3 March– Coaches & Managers meetings (details tba closer to the date)
- 12/13 March – 1st Trial Games
- 19/20 March – 2nd Trial Games
- 26/27 March – season start
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.
Match Report – IM.1 – Game Date: 20/06/2021
BMFC IM.1: 3
Springwood United FC: 1
BMFC Goal Scorers: Ethan, Martin, Og
Player of the Match: Eli
Match Report: Team photo today and the boys had all got up early to do their hair and make up. Beanies worn, as is team tradition, to remember Con
The coach took a tumble in the warm up but I’m pretty sure no one noticed…ahem
To the game. We’d had a really competitive night game a couple of weeks ago with Springwood and fully expected the same today. Chances started to come after ten minutes or so – Ethan put away for a 1on1 by Martin; Damo pouncing on a loose ball in the box; a Damo cross for Finn to head and a shot saved from Harry from the edge of the box. Off a Damo corner after 30 minutes, Liam’s header hit the crossbar then keeper for another corner. Damo’s deep corner was met in the air by Ethan to give us the lead
Springwood started the second half really well and created two good chances. Eli saved the first bravely 1on1 and then a long range shot equally well saved. Aidy hit the crossbar with a deflected shot and then off a corner the ball was deflected in for an own goal. A few minutes later Jake found some space down the left and his it was saved but followed up by in form striker Martin for his third in two games
A late penalty was conceded and scored when Sam was struck in the face by the ball and hit his arm that was up to protect the face
Eli voted players player and coach’s player – two brilliant saves at a crucial time in the game the highlights. Distribution excellent as always and also headed clearances just outside the box
Match Report – IM.1 – Game Date: 16/06/2021
BMFC IM.1: 7
Glenmore Park FC: 2
BMFC Goal Scorers: Ethan (2), Martin (2), Clay (2), Liam
Player of the Match: Players player and coach’s player – Martin
Match Report: Another night game. Finn away & Braydo out last minute due to work. This meant a reshuffle in the backline with Luke starting at sweeper, Sam & Clay stoppers & Aidy as CDM
The game got underway and the lighting was not the best – the lights were on but not the full game lighting brightness
The teams battled it out for 40 minutes with no goals scored. The lights then upped in brightness and almost in sync the boys, now seeing where the goal was, clicked into gear. Martin, only on a few minutes earlier up front with Ethan put his strike partner away unopposed and Ethan smartly finished. Two minutes later and a deep Damo corner was met by Clay with his head to make it two
The first minute of the second half Ethan scored again, employing a rabona finish. A few minutes later Ethan unselfishly laid the ball off in the box for Martin’s to score his first of the season. Damo sent another long corner in and a carbon copy Clay headed in his second
Damo hit the bar before Liam tapped in a goal following a smartly taken free kick by Martin
Glenmore pulled a couple back and Eli denied a third with a brilliant tip over the bar
Martin rounded out a player of the match performance in the last minute following a great cross from Jake
Match Report – IM.1 – Game Date: 13/06/2021
BMFC IM.1: 3
Lane Cove West FC: 1
BMFC Goal Scorers: Jake (2), Liam
Player of the Match: Players player – shared Jake and Luke
Match Report: State Cup Last 16 v Lane Cove West
A long road trip up the start of the M1 to Asquith for the next round of the cup. Everyone fit and available
The opening 10 minutes had us largely defending as Lane Cove West kept the ball well. We started to get a foot hold in the game and once we got into the opposition’s final third we looked dangerous. The opening goal came down the left after 17 minutes with Jake lashing home. A few minutes later Jake had another opportunity after a corner, this time off his right foot which he mis kicked but the ball spun and fell perfectly for Jake to knock home with the second attempt
Lane Cove West hit back two minutes later and then Liam restored the two goal lead with a long range shot
A few positional adjustments made at half time to counter the extra player in midfield. The second half was more of the same as we defended superbly, starting from the front with Sam, Damo & later Ethan & Knobsy and when we had the ball in the opposition half continued to create the better chances. No further goals for either team
Lane Cove West’s keep ball centric football meant possession was probably 65% in their favour across the game. Our boys kept their focus and structure to limit the opposition to very few real chances. At the other end we created a lot and took our chances in the first half. Well played fellas, great game of football by both sides today
Players player shared between Jake, his two early goals really putting us in control and Luke who runs all day and never gets tired – today he was pretty close to being tired!
Photo – Jake puts away the first of his two goals
Match Report – IM.1 – Game Date: 06/06/2021
BMFC IM.1: 3
Penrith Rovers FC: 1
BMFC Goal Scorers: Clay, Liam, Sam
Player of the Match: Players player – shared Luke and Clay
Match Report: A beautiful winters morning at Knapsack & a full squad of 15 available
Martin had left his drink bottle behind last week so the Coach had picked it up and ensured it got back to Martin on match Day. Martin thanked me and then said he’d forgotten his shin pads & with none of the boys having a spare pair, Coach jogged home round the corner to find a pair for him. Things I do….
An evenly contested opening, with nothing much created. The first chance fell to Ethan in the 14th minute after Liam sent him away 1on1 with the goalkeeper – the shot went over the bar. A few minutes later Liam’s free kick was met again by Ethan at the far post but this time the ball struck the post
Rovers created chances too mainly from quick counter attacks but our defence was in fine form
In the 41st minutes Harry jinked past a couple in the box and passed to Beaso who snatched a little at the opportunity and the shot went over. One last chance right on half time to Jake after Harry put him away down the left – his shot well saved.
Half time talk centred on keep doing the same – another day we would have been a few up by now, it’ll come. Keep using the full width in possession. Be careful over committing as Rovers pace on the counter is a threat.
The opening 20 minutes of the second half and still no goals. Finally we found a break through on 22 minutes – Clay rising to meet a corner with his head and into the net. Three minutes later and Liam’s cross from out wide sailed over the keeper and straight into the net – a tad lucky but we’ll take it. Sam had been introduced as centre forward for Ethan and what an impact he had. In the 28th minute Finn put a cross into the box and Sam rose and headed home. Sam’s celebration can be seen below – Sam hasn’t scored for this team for a long long time in a competitive game (possibly not at all?) so was pretty happy, as we all were, when this one went in. Now on a roll in the 35th minute another cross into the box and another Sam header, beating the keeper but hitting the bar
The last kick of the game saw Rovers pull one back
A super team performance – no goals for a long time but patience rewarded in the end with three goals in six minutes
Martin ended the day as he started, leaving his water bottle behind. Don’t worry, I’ll bring it next week!
Match Report – IM.1 – Game Date: 02/06/2021
BMFC IM.1: 3
Springwood United FC Black: 1
BMFC Goal Scorers: Ethan (2), Beaso
Player of the Match: Coach’s – Aidy
Match Report: Night game away at Summerhayes. On arrival we saw we had been moved onto the mod field once again – time & space at a premium
As we got into the game it was clear Springwood were right up for the challenge. Quick and direct on the break, our defence of Brayden, Clay, Finn & introduced later Sam were tested all game
We created a number of chances but nothing clear cut. Aidy was denied a penalty when he seemed to have been brought down in the box. In the 32nd minute Liam struck a free kick that the keeper saved but couldn’t hold and Luke poked in the rebound. The goal was disallowed surprisingly for off side
In the 43rd minute we finally got the breakthrough. Beaso’s corner was well flighted and Ethan rose to nod home
8 minutes into the second half, on the break out of defence, Luke put Ethan away and as the keeper came out Ethan knocked it over him from outside the box & just under the crossbar
Springwood continued to trouble us on the break and also had a goal disallowed for offside. With 5 minutes to go Springwood were rewarded with a penalty. Eli was given 5 minutes in the bin so Luke jumped between the sticks and almost saved the kick as it just went under him
Safety first for the final few minutes, keeping the ball & holding it in the corners. In the last minute Beaso had the ball in one such corner and then jinked his way round the defender, created space and shot home into the far corner to wrap the game up
Match Report – IM.1 – Game Date: 30/05/2021
BMFC IM.1: 4
Strathfield FC: 1
BMFC Goal Scorers: Ethan, Liam, Harry, Jake
Player of the Match: Liam
Match Report: Round 2, U18 State Cup v Strathfield
With a number of the boys, & coach, Chelsea supporters, the Champions League Final win early in the morning had us all in good spirits & excited for our next round of the Cup. A chance to test ourselves against opposition outside of our Association & have some fun
The boys were simply exceptional in the first half, taking the game away from the opposition playing high tempo, possession-based football. Four goals were scored – the first after 9 minutes when Captain Aidy drove into the box, his shot parried by the keeper & goal machine Ethan was on hand to out the rebound in the net. On 17 minutes, Liam received the ball on the edge of the box and turned and hit a bullet off his weaker left boot into the top corner. On 26 minutes Liam’s central midfield partner Harry did similar after Knobsy had played the ball to him but off his right foot into the bottom corner. Finally on 33 minutes Liam evaded a late challenge by hopping over it & a super cross from the right hand touch line was met cleanly by Jake to head home
At half time I asked to focus on keeping a clean sheet as the game was virtually won. No cards & no injuries too please
The second half was a different game – Strathfield upped the aggression & it become a battle. We still created chances but didn’t score. Eli made one double save off a free kick & follow up. Strathfield pulled one back with 13 to go
A very good win & look forward to the next round in 2 weeks time
Match Report – O35.1 – Game Date: 30/05/2021
BMFC O35.1: 6
Warradale FC: 1
BMFC Goal Scorers: Thor (3), Paulie (2), Iceman (pen)
Player of the Match:
Match Report: An early start out at the Waterboard Oval & limited personnel – 11 players plus Sensible Sem (injured but available in a reduced capacity, if required)
With Brad unavailable, The Gaffer called out that someone called Tolly would be the Captain for the day
We got out of the blocks quickly with Paulie getting a couple & Thor a hat trick by half time
Captain Tolly withdraw himself with a calf niggle & Sensible Sem came on in centre midfield with clear instruction from the Gaffer to not run, consider this walking football. A few of the team forgot Sem couldn’t run & played balls in front of him & then realised their error when Mark didn’t move. I think I heard one of my team mates comment that Mark still moved quicker & more gracefully than myself at full speed. Harsh. Fair though.
Captaincy went to Zap who has now filled every position & role in this team
Second half was a little less productive, which was pointed out regularly by Warradale’s head of the supporters club on the side line. The best quip was ‘and you’re going to play Champion of Champions’ to which Paulie took as a massive, if a little premature / optimistic, compliment
One more was added by Iceman slotting a penalty away