We appreciate everyone wanting to know if fields will be open for training or games but when we receive an overwhelming amount of SMS’s and Facebook questions about the subject, answering them is time consuming.
Listed are the procedures for wet weather decisions made by the club.
A post regarding our field status will be made by the club by 3pm (please allow a few minutes after as sometime I have to collect my kids from school). The council website is not the only way we decide how to use our fields. There are other factors we consider, one including the longevity of our fields.
We always strive to have our fields open for game days. Game day decisions can be made within 30min of games being played. We do endeavour to make the decisions well in advance. Game days take precedence over training nights.
If there is no post about the field status, then the previous post regarding the fields is still valid.
We will not be notifying teams if away games have been cancelled. As you can understand, with over 50 teams in the club playing all over the place, it can be time consuming to find out what all the other clubs are doing, especially when they make decisions at different times. It is the responsibility of the coach/manager to investigate other club closures. Check their Facebook pages and websites for closure details.
Now that you are better informed, please do not take it personally if we do not reply to your requests about the field status.
After a hectic couple of months with grading and team selections and trying to squeeze in training and trail games, it all begins this weekend.
We would like to thank all the volunteers who have committed to giving up their time to coach, manage or help when they can. Without you none of this would be happening. If you require any support, from information or help with coaching, please come see us at the clubhouse and we will do our best to help.
A few things for everyone to remember before we start:
First team out sets up the goals, last team to play puts them away, and locks them up. The draw for the Competition Aged teams will be outside the main clubhouse, the draw for the MiniRoos will be at the tent outside the toilet block. There will also be a draw posted on the website, after the seniors draw. Please help us out, as its easier for a few people to put a set of goals away, than one person having to do them all.
Change rooms are to be swept when you team is out. Once you have finished using the change room, it is your responsibility to clean out the change room. Nothing worse than coming in to use a dirty room.
Ice for Field 1 & 2 can be found in the ice machine in the clubhouse’s main entry way. If you play on Field 2 it is suggested you fill a few bags of ice before your game. Please do not return the bags of ice, just dispose of it responsibly. If you are playing away, you are more than welcome to take a few bags with you to your game. Ice for the junior fields are located at the tent outside the toilet block.
Referees will make mistakes. All referee’s are learning too. The club will not tolerate any abuse towards any referee’s, home or away. The club will act swiftly at any reports of referee abuse.
At the end of the day, we are here to have fun. We aren’t playing for sheep stations and it’s not the World Cup. Let our players make mistake, encourage them when they try their best. Buy a slushy at the end of the game ‘ because of that brilliant run with the ball from the back’.
The club has stated on numerous occasions ( at coaches/managers meetings and on the website) that if you us the goals for training and after games that they are to be put back where they are stored and locked up.
Last night the goals were left out after training, again. This will be the last mention of putting goals away. Next night that leaves goals out will not be able to use them for training that following week , the padlocks will be changed for that night’s training.
Do not assume that if you train early another team will use the goals. Have your team put the goals away and the other team can grab them if they decide to use them.
If you are the last team training on any field, check that all the goals are put away and secured. Make a note of who was using the goals that were left out, and next time you see that coach , let them know. If a padlock is locked, place the goals where they belong and send an SMS to Paul ( 0413995909) and he will insure the goals are locked.
If we store the goals after training and game days, we will be able to maintain the high standard of our fields throughout the season, for the benefit of all teams.
Uniform shop is OPEN on Tuesday & Thursday after 5pm all season, Located inside the Main Club House.
Saturday mornings we will have socks & shorts available to purchase at the Club house just find Grant the club official.
Socks $15 – – – – – – – Shorts $25
We are currently taking orders & payments for Club jackets & hoodies. Our first order will be put into Gorilla on the last Thursday of March.
Jackets $55 – – – – – – Hoodies $50
Letters are $2 each if you are after initials or names on Jackets.
(I have some try on sizes in stock)
All merchandise orders will be placed on the last Thursday of every month for the season and take 10-14 days to arrive.
Competition age teams:
In previous seasons teams have placed Jacket orders in for the whole team, if teams are interested in doing this they can make a list of sizes and collect monies from each player and place the order with me as one order.
ALSO this year we are selling Club scarves which are great for keeping warm in winter but awesome for using as a banner at the games.
Scarves are $20
AND we have started a FREECYCLE Football boot rack.
If you have any boots at home that don’t fit anymore we would love it if you could donate them to the rack, in turn there maybe boots that will fit your child that you can take. We have had some great feed back about this initiative and hope it really takes off.
It’s always nice to help others in our Soccer Community!