Junior Football Overview

JUNIOR FOOTBALL 2021 SEASON INFORMATION

Welcome to a new season with Chatswood Rangers Junior Football Club! We hope you have a great year with us.

We have players of all levels and skills playing in the Northern Suburbs Football (NSFA) competitions.

SEASON DATES:

Saturday 17 April – Saturday 21 August

U6-U11: MiniRoos (non-competition)
U12-U18: Junior Mixed (competition)

Sunday 18 April – Sunday 22 August

U6 – U12 girls only mini roos (non-competition)

CLUB FEES:

U6 – U11: $285 (inc GST)
U12 – U18: $300 (inc GST)

*There is no increase to fees in 2021 from 2020

Northern Suburbs Football Association (NSFA) compulsory fees (included in Club fees):

Age (i.e. age in 2021) FFA National Registration Fee Football NSW Capitation Fee Total
5yo to 12yo $14.00 $15.00 $29.00
13yo to 18yo $14.00  $23.00  $37.00

Sibling Discounts
There is a 50% discount for the 3rd child and any subsequent children in a family will be FREE. This applies across both football and netball. If your family qualifies for the sibling discount please contact club administrator, Michelle King, to assist you:  admin@chastwoodrangers.com

REGISTRATION:

Registrations are now open. Please go to the Registration page for details and links to the FFA portal.

All registrations are due by Sunday 1st March, however registrations for teams in the Under 12 age group and older will likely close earlier once teams have reached capacity. Please register early to avoid disappointment!

ACTIVE KIDS REBATE:

Chatswood Rangers Sports Club is a registered provider for the NSW Active Kids Program – save $100 on winter registration!

To apply for a voucher visit the link below:
https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-active-kids-voucher

Who is eligible to claim the voucher?

Every child (4.5 to 18 years old) enrolled in school from Kindergarten to Year 12 will be eligible for an Active Kids voucher. This includes those who are home-schooled or enrolled in secondary school education at TAFE NSW.

UNIFORMS:

All players are required to wear the Chatswood Rangers playing uniform (shirt, shorts and socks).  

Shirts: 

In 2020 the club changed to a new playing shirt to coincide with the introduction of a new major sponsor and players were provided with a new shirt. 

In 2021, new players or players requiring a new shirt are required to purchase one. 

U12s and above –  do not need to purchase a playing shirt. The shirt will be provided by the Club and is expected to be returned at the end of the season i.e. it remains the property of the Club.

Shorts – white shorts 

Socks – royal blue socks 

Shin guards – MUST be worn when playing or the player is not allowed to take the field

Shirts, shorts,  socks and shin guards can be purchased from club sponsor Kingsgrove Sports in Artarmon (481 Pacific Highway, underneath Barbecues Galore).

HOW TEAMS ARE FORMED:

Chatswood Rangers and the Northern Suburbs Football Association believes it is in the best interest of all players that, where possible, they play with and against players of similar ability, we therefore undertake varying degrees of player grading across our junior teams. 

In 2021 Chatswood Rangers will take the following approach to team formation:

Under 6 and 7 Teams typically formed on school and friendship groups
Under 8 and above An A and B team will be selected as development squads following trials. Where player numbers permit other teams will be formed on school and friendship groups

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Q: When and where are weekend games played?

A: For the younger age groups (e.g. U6, U7, U8, U9) all games are played at grounds in the local area, with mixed team playing early on Saturday morning (typically 8.30am to 10.30am) and girls on Sunday at approximately the same times. For example, games are played at Bales Park in Willoughby, Blackman Park in Lane Cove and Tunks Park in Cammeray. Older age groups usually play later in the morning, mostly in the local area however there may be some travel involved to clubs in the northern part of the association.

Q: Which night is training and what time does it start?

A: Training nights are largely determined by the team allocation, the availability of the volunteer coach (usually a parent) and the preference of the majority of the team. This is confirmed following the end of the registration and team allocation process, usually at the end of February.

MiniRoos teams (U6 to U11) will be training on either Monday or Tuesday, depending on their team allocation.

Q: What if the training night does not suit?

A: If a player is not available to train on the night allocated due to another commitment, the player can switch to another team if there is space available and/or a player from that team is willing to swap.

If no alternative arrangement can be found a player can de-register and, if the registration fee has been paid, it will be refunded in full if requested prior to the start of the competition season.

Q: Do players need to attend training?

A: We strongly encourage all players to attend training as not only does it improve skills, combination with teammates and help to understand the coach’s approach and tactics, attending training is also an important part of showing good sportsmanship. Players should not just show up for games but also make a commitment to train, as every other player does.

However, if there is a prior commitment or occasional absence from training that would not be an issue, although as a courtesy this should be discussed with the coach and/or manager of the team prior to training.

Q: Is the team uniform all a player needs?

A: No. All players will be required to purchase their own football boots and shinguards, which are available from major sporting goods stores (e.g. Rebel Sport in Chatswood Westfield, Kingsgrove Sports in Artarmon). Kingsgrove Sports will provide a 5% discount on all sporting goods (except team uniforms) to Chatswood Rangers members, although you will have to tell them first!

For safety and insurance purposes players are not permitted to take the field without shinguards being in place.

Q: Where can team uniforms be purchased from?

A: Kingsgrove Sports, 481 Pacific Hwy, Artarmon NSW 2064.

https://kingsgrovesports.com.au/pages/kingsgrove-sports-north-shore

Q: The registration fee seems high. What does it cover?

A: The registration fee covers player insurance, ground hire for training and competition matches, equipment, NSFA registration fees, professional coaching and club administration costs (e.g. the website). Most of the fee basically covers the cost of each player participating in football.

The football season runs over 6 months and three school terms. When compared to other activities such as swimming and musical instrument lessons, it is very reasonably priced at approximately $5 per week.

Our fees compare very favourably with other local football clubs. The professional coaching is an added benefit that players do not have to pay any additional money for and is covered by the existing registration fee.

The NSW Government’s new Active Kids rebate program will enable families with school-aged children to apply for a $100 voucher for each child to reduce club registration fees.

PARENT INVOLVEMENT:

As a not-for-profit, we rely on the collective strength of our club members to continue to make Chatswood Rangers successful, fun and rewarding for everyone. It is also a great way to be more involved with your child’s team and the community. At a team level, each team will need a manager and a coach, and for miniroos, game leaders.

At a club level, this year we are bringing in a sub-committee structure to allow Junior Football to have increased support for the growth we have experienced, bring diversity of ideas and improve the delivery of the football program for all:

  • Mini-Roos (U6-U11) Coordinator
  • U13 – U18 Coordinator
  • Development program Coordinator
  • Gear Coordinator
  • Summer Football Coordinator
  • Gala Day & Events Coordinator

Code of Conduct

Everyone involved with the Club should make themselves familiar with the Code of Conduct.