As per NSW Government guidelines and directives from the NSFA and NSNA, all football and netball activity has been suspended until further notice (30th July at the earliest). What does this mean for Chatswood Rangers? No matches will be played. No team training will take place. No players involved in training activity will be covered by […]
As you heard from our President Joe earlier this month, we have set up the Chatswood Rangers Community Program. Details of the program can be found here. The Community Program supports the core objective of our Club as set in our constitution: To contribute to the development of children and adults in the Willoughby City […]
Chatswood Rangers are running our popular pre-season football skills training program again in 2021 with XLR8. The first session will be held from the week beginning Monday 22 February and runs for 6 weeks at Chatswood High. The cost of the 6-session program is $70 per player. This program is in addition to the regular football […]
This season we are using MailChimp as a tool to improve communication with members and our community. We will continue to use other communication tools as well. While most registered players, coaches and managers will be added to the mailing list, you can ensure you are subscribed by clicking the link below.
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.
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)
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
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.
All players are required to wear the Chatswood Rangers playing uniform (shirt, shorts and socks).
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.
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.
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.
Chatswood Rangers use a registration system operated by the Football Federation Australia (FFA).
Each person involved in football requires a football account with the Registration system.For all players registering this season, it is a two step process. Step 1 Create a football account and confirm your identity. Step 2 Register with Chatswood Rangers Football Club and choose your age group.
Take a look at our STEP BY STEP GUIDE FOR REGISTERING.
To register as a Junior Player
To register as a Manager, Coach or Volunteer
For more details about registering, take a look at the Football-Registration-Guide.
ACTIVE KIDS REBATE:
The NSW Government will provide a $100 voucher to parents/guardians of school enrolled children. The $100 voucher can be used for registration and participation costs for sport and fitness activities.
Every child (4.5 – 18 years old) enrolled in school from Kindergarten to Year 12 is eligible. This includes those who are home-schooled or enrolled in secondary school education at TAFE NSW.
Obtaining a voucher through Service NSW
All participants who wish to utilise the Active Kids Voucher will be required to apply for the voucher through Service NSW. A Service NSW account will need to be created in order for the parent/guardian to obtain a voucher.
The process to obtain an Active Kids Voucher number is outlined in the steps below:
2. Create an account or log in to your existing account from the links at the top of the page.
3. Once you have completed the setup/logged in, select the Office of Sport from the Services box.
4. The Office of Sport will now appear as one of your selected services.
5. Click on the Office of Sport logo (now under ‘My Services’).
6. The service page for Office of Sport will now appear.
7. Click on the ‘Apply for voucher’.
8. This will take you to the voucher signup process, starting with step 1 of 6.
Please note that in order to complete the voucher application, a valid Medicare card will be required for the student identity verification.
Once the voucher process is complete, a printable version of the voucher will appear on screen. It is advised that you print the voucher confirmation before closing your Service NSW account.
- Payment can be made online at the time of registration (credit card fees applies)
- To pay by Direct Bank Transfer (Please ensure you add the player's name as a reference)
Chatswood Rangers Sports Club
NOTE: Your registration will not be complete until payment is received.
Junior players (U/12 to U/18 age groups) who last played overseas (even if not for an associated competition) need to complete an International Transfer Application – when registering online you must state that you last played overseas and provide the required details. Also ensure that you completely and correctly fill in the registration questions. As well, please contact the registrar immediately after registration for further requirements. Failure to provide these details at registration time will delay your registration.
WHERE TO GO IF YOU NEED HELP:
- View the Player Registration guide above.
- Call the PlayFootball support centre on 02 8880 7983
- Contact the club by emailing email@example.com providing as much detail as possible.
All coaches, managers and volunteers will need to register via the FFA website. Go to the Registration page to do so.
It is also a requirement that all coaches, managers and volunteers who are over 18 years old, hold a current Working With Children Number.
TEAM MANAGER RESOURCES
Please ensure you keep your team manager informed of your child’s availability for games.
- Note - NSFA do not cancel games for rain. NSFA only cancel games if the ground has been closed or is deemed unfit for play. If there are cancellations or postponements of matches, or matches are relocated, the website will be updated to reflect this.
- Please continue to check the draw on the NSFA website as your game may be cancelled at one ground and relocated to another that is open for play in some circumstances.
Development Leagues: SAP, Diamond League, Super League
TEAM COACH RESOURCES