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 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 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  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 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.


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!