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JUNIOR FOOTBALL 2024 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 START DATES:
Saturday 6th April
U6-U11: MiniRoos (non-competition)
U12-U18: Junior Mixed (competition)
Sunday 7th April
G6 - G11 Girls MiniRoos (non-competition)
G12 - G18 Junior Girls (competition)
U6 – U7: $235 (inc GST)
U8 – U11: $325 (inc GST)
U12 - U18: $365 (inc GST)
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
Please see the Club Refund Policy in the documents section of the About Page.
Registrations are now open. Please go to the Registration tab below for details and links to the FFA portal.
All registrations are due by 1st March, however registrations for teams in the Under 12 age group and older often 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
To apply for a voucher visit the link below. Active Kids vouchers are now means tested so you may not be eligible this year despite being eligible in 2023.
All players are required to wear the Chatswood Rangers playing uniform (shirt, shorts and socks). Uniform and off-fields items are available at the Club online shop.
U6-U11 are required to purchase an official Club playing shirt from the online shop. The 2024 shirt is the same as the 2023 design so if you purchased a shirt last year, or have one donated to you, it can still be worn this season.
U12-U18 players do not need to purchase a playing shirt. The shirt will be provided (on loan) 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 - mixed and girls U6-U11 players wear the official Club white shorts. Girls U12-U18 players wear the official Club blue shorts.
Socks - official Club royal blue socks.
Shin guards - MUST be worn when playing or the player is not allowed to take the field - available at most Sports Stores.
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 2024 Chatswood Rangers will take the following approach to team formation:
Under 6 and 7 Teams are typically formed on school and friendship groups, so please let us know if you would like to be grouped with certain players. Any player not assigned to a school or friendship team will be allocated a place in one of the remaining teams. Under 8 and above
An A and, where player competence permits, a B team will be selected as 'Development Squads' following trials. Where player numbers, permit other teams will be formed as 'Community Teams'. We encourage players and managers to inform us of team formation requests, which may include school, community and friendship affiliations. Any player not assigned to a school or friendship team will be allocated a place in one of the remaining teams.
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 a game leader (referee) for Miniroos.
At a club level, we are building a sub-committee structure to enable Junior Football to support the , bring diversity of ideas and improve the delivery of the football program for all.
Junior Football programming requires the following roles to support our players:
- Female Football Coordinator
- Football Development Coordinator
- Mini-Roos (U6-U11) Coordinator
- Juniors (U12 - U18) Coordinator
- Junior Football Equipment Coordinator
- Summer Football Coordinator
- Communications Coordinator
- Gala Day & Events Coordinator
Please contact us to get involved! Email email@example.com for more information.
Code of Conduct
Everyone involved with the Club should make themselves familiar with the Code of Conduct.
Personal Injury Insurance Information
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).
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 : Uniform items will be sold via the online store on this website.
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.
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 VolunteerFor more details about registering, take a look at the Football-Registration-Guide.
ACTIVE KIDS REBATE:If your child is eligible for an Active Kids Voucher, please claim your voucher prior to registering and provide your voucher details at the payment stage. Information on the Active Kids Program can be found here.
INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS: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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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