Gosford City Football Club is a great place to introduce your kids to Football!
PRE- SEASON TIMELINE 8 - 11 YEARS
9th JAN 2024 - REGISTRATIONS OPEN
EARLY BIRD PRICING FINISHES - 8 years 29th FEBRUARY 9 - 11 years 11TH FEBRUARY
- Your kids will learn football and social skills in a fun team environment, supervised by coaches.
- Our Home Ground is Gavenlock Oval in Narara, otherwise known as the Dragon's Den.
- The seaon's games run from April till August each year.
- Training is held on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday afternoons. When training is held is dependent on your Team Coach's availability.
CREATING TEAMS 8 YEARS
Player's can choose to play with friends or last seasons team mates if they wish, or we can place your child with players from the same school if you want. If you would like to be placed with a specific player or team, please include this information in the provided comment section of your registration, so your child can be allocated into that team. We will endeavour to keep teams together if you wish.
There are benefits of playing with those at the same skill level, and we can provide this opportunity for your child if you attend a PLAY DAY where we have games for the kids so we can see them in action. Dates for this to be advised, it will be in February- please ensure you join Stack App for best club communications (how to below). There is no strict grading for this age group, but there are some broader levels available as players progress to under 7 years (eg beginner, intermediate, advanced).
ADVANCED TEAMS- for players wanting to play at the highest level in the advanced teams, these teams will be determined by our Play Day. Date to be advised, it will be in February.
CREATING TEAMS 9-11 YEARS:
Players choose their priority to either play socially or to be graded into a team.
SOCIAL TEAM PLACEMENT: this means your priority is to be with specific friends, and both friends need to make this preferance. You can even make your own team if you collect enough players. Social teams are for C/D levels of competition- for those wanting to play at a higher level of compeition (A/B graded) you must attend Grading. We will still have a Play Day to assess players and group them together to complete teams and see what level of competition they will play in.
GRADED TEAM PLACEMENT: This is for our higher level A/B graded teams, players must attend Grading through February to be assessed and teams will be formed based on the grading days. Friend requests can not be made to enter these teams.
MAKE YOUR OWN TEAM 8 - 11 YEARS
You can submit a nomination to create your own team in any age group, this requires player numbers and a coach and manager submission. Forms are below with instructions, this needs to be submitted to the relevant Football Manager.
For those wanting to play with friends and create their own team these are the numbers of players that are required:
|Team Age Group
|Players on field
|Max players in team
|Under 8 & 9 years
No maximum, but we recommend having 2 -3 subs
= team of 9-10 players
|Under 10 & 11 years
GIRLS @ GOSFORD
We encourage girls to join our all girls teams, we are seeing huge benefits for our girls playing in the all girls competitions - but it is the individual players choice if they wish to play in the all girls competion or the mixed competition (boy & girls). We will support our players whatever they choose. There is an all girls under 9, under 10 and under 11 competition, under 9 years is available as a combined age group of both under 8 and under 9 years players.
Both options of all girls or mixed team are available to you when registering.
COACHES & MANAGERS
We are a Grass Roots sporting Club run by volunteers. All our teams have a Coach and a Manager, these roles are filled by parent/family volunteers from the team. No experience is necessary and the Club provides information and training on how to do these roles.
PLEASE NOTE- FOR PLAYERS WANTING TO PLAY UP AN AGE GROUP:
All requests to play in a different age group than your child’s birth year age group need to be made to your relevant Football Manager. The club must assess each request individually to ensure player safety and fairness to all our teams. We will wherever possible accommodate requests. Players wanting to play up in a team in under 9’s and over must attend grading- for both their actual age group and the age group they want to play in.
If you have questions please contact our Junior Football Manager:
We look forward to having you as part of our community!
Gosford City Football Club
CLUB COMMUNICATIONS DURING THE SEASON:
Our club communications are sent out from 'Stack Team App', this is an app which is free for our club to use- which offers us many features and means our messages can get directly to you. We're asking that all parents of players and players please download this app to ensure that you are aware of what is happening this season.
We are also active on social media, both Facebook and Instagram, but these are more community based rather than internal club information so it is necessary to be on the 'Stack Team App' so you get everything relevant to you. We do hope to see you on our social media too though!
Below is a quick how to join us on Stack Team App, you can also add it on your phone via the App Store.