Stage 1 Return to Training Information
We trust that everyone has remained safe during these difficult unprecedented times.
On a positive note, we have received from Central Coast Football a guidance on a Return to Football Training Stage 1 for the Central Coast.
This has been developed in accordance with the current ‘NSW Public Health Order’, and we do expect further changes as we all adapt through the impact of the COVID-19 virus. We all need to work together, know our responsibilities and adhere to the guidelines.
Our website and facebook page will be updated as any further changes become known.
Stage 1 of the return to training, involves players returning to limited training sessions effective from the 1st June 2020. Links to these are lister below.
Training sessions will be limited to a maximum of 10 people, so 9 players and a coach or manager. Sessions will be predominantly fitness and skill based in defined areas. There is to be no contact game play and social distancing of 1.5m is to be adhered to.
The Stage 1 Training Schedule will be uploaded and these allow for the smaller groups to be spread out further. This may mean the Coach has to ‘stagger’ involvement during training to ensure the guidelines are stringently met.
Please bear with us at this stage, as some training times may not suit everyone, but in the absence of training time requests, we have allocated space for each team to commence.
Signage will be at the fields advising people of appropriate distancing behaviours, these are also on our facebook and website. Over the last few months, we would expect that people would have an good idea of what is required as far as social distancing goes.
We ask parents not to congregate around the fields but either drop their children to training and then pick them up at the allotted time or wait in an area away from the training sessions.
We as a Club will try to educate everyone on what is expected via the links provided below, facebook and the website in the first few weeks but will not be policing these rules. The onus is on you all as well. The guidelines are based around the NSW Public Health Order currently in place and are being policed by the NSW Police Force. Anyone found to be in breach of the public health order is subject to the possibility of police prosecution / fines. It is Law.
Any person suffering from flu like symptoms is asked to stay at home. Any person who comes in contact with a positive case of COVID-19 is asked to inform the club immediately so steps can be taken to ensure the safety of our football community. A sanitizing station will be available outside the clubhouse on training nights and the toilets will be open.
Changerooms shall remain locked, as per information provided to us on the return to training. Toilets will be opened for use.
Please read these very useful informative links below
Return to Training Guidelines (FNSW)
Return to Training Requirements - checklist (FNSW)
FNSW Covid 19 Resources
Coaching Resource Links
Coaches & Managers MUST be registered in www.playfootball.com.au
Once registered to be a coach or manager on PlayFootball, you will receive regular FFA
Coaching Tips/Session Plan updates to help you better prepare for your sessions. Here’s hoping we get some football into full swing very soon
Play Virtual Football
Play Virtual Football aims to connect young female footballers everywhere through virtual tournaments. Tournaments run for 4 weeks and consist of various skills-based challenges for you to complete at home and share with your team online! Video challenge submissions are assessed by Coaches, feedback is provided, points awarded and at the end of the tournament, a winning team is announced and awarded a cash prize!
As football has been non-existent for some time we have been working on some online content for Youth-aged Female players and we are excited to be able to go-live with our ‘Play Virtual Football’ tournament.
The key objective for Play Virtual Football is to provide a training platform for female players, so that they can continue to develop whilst being isolated to their home environment. We have placed specific emphasis on ‘fun’, yet competitive team-based challenges, with an underlying coaching philosophy to ensure feedback is provided in a real-time scenario - similar to being on the pitch with your Coach!
Play Vitual Football are accredited and experienced Football Coaches and have a wealth of relevant professional experience which holds them in high regard to operate effectively within a coaching and mentoring environment.
You can also visit www.playvirtualfootball.com.au for further information about who we are and what our key objectives are in engaging Players during this time.
Getting Sorted for the kickoff of Season 2020
Great News!!! The kick off to Season 2020 is almost here!
Grading is done, Team Lists are out, and we have the first of our Trial Games this Saturday against Budgewoi for most teams! We are expecting to get a draw out later tonight. Some teams won't get a game this weekend due to teams available from Budgewoi.
We are needing to get each teams playing strip out to teams this week. Most Team Leaders/Coaches have been contacted to arrange a time to pick up their gear. However, some teams don't yet have team leaders/coaches.
The following teams do not yet have a Team Leader/Coach:
|Under 8 - Teams 3 & 4||Under 14 - Team 1 & 2|
|Under 9 - Teams 2 & 4||Under 15 - Team 1|
|Under 11 - Team 1||Under 16 - Team 1|
|Under 13 - Team 3||Under 18 - Teams 1 & 2|
If someone for the above teams is able to collect the gear on Thursday from 5:00 - 6:30 from Wadalba Sports Complex can you please message Maxine Ohem our Gears Officer 0432 922 121 advising your name and the Team whose shirts you will be collecting
Trial Games for Saturday at Budgewoi can be found below:
Internal Trial Games are being held on Sunday at Vales Point - Draw can be found here
2020 Grading Day Information
All players must be registered and fully paid prior to attending grading sessions. All players must wear Boots and Shin Pads at all times during grading.
Goalkeepers are required to attend both Goalkeeper Grading Nights and their age group grading nights.
|Monday||10th & 17th February|
|Tuesday||11th & 18th February|
|Wednesday||12th & 19th February|
|Thursday||13th & 20th February|
|6.30pm||Women's 12, 14 & 16|
|Friday||14th & 21st February|
|Goalkeeper Grading||Wednesday 12th & 19th February|
|5.15pm||Under 12, 13, 14|
|6.30pm||Mens 15, 16, 18|
We look forward to seeing everyone for grading!
2020 Registration Checklist
With registrations just days away here is some important information to make the process as easy as possible!
- Online Registration is available at www.playfootball.com.au (opens Monday 13th January)
- Active Kids Vouchers and/or 15 Year Service Discount MUST be applied at time of registratation. These discount will not be accepted after this time.
For Age Groups that require Grading (Under 8's and Above), registration must be paid in full prior to Grading Days. If your child has a Diagnosed Condition that may affect them at Grading Days, please advise the respective Age Manager prior to grading via email.
All players who register during the Early Bull Special period will go in the draw to win a Signed and Framed Jersey of our Club Ambassador Jack Clisby from the Central Coast Mariners!
Team Allocation Days for our Under 5, 6 and 7 players will be held at our Club House at Wadalba Sporting Complex as follows:
- Under 5 Tuesday 25th February from 4:30pm until 5:15pm
- Under 6 Tuesday 25th February from 5:30pm until 6:15pm
- Under 7 Wednesday 26th February from 4:30pm until 5:30pm
All of our new Under 5 Players will also receive their free Kanwal Socks and Shorts on their Team Allocation Day
If any Junior Player (who is registers in Under 15 - 18) who also plays in a Men's or Women's All Age Team, will be subject to any referee or game payment fees that are associated with that All Age Team.
Look forward to a great season ahead!