IMPORTANT UPDATES AND URGENT REQUESTS – PLEASE READ!

FFA Cup

Our All Age A squad has been selected to play in the 2015 Westfield FFA Cup. This was a competitive process and we are honoured to be participating. We are looking for as many supporters to come and watch our boys play their first game against Nepean FC on Saturday 14 March, 7.45 at Cook Park, Penrith.

We are booking buses to transport players and supporters at a cost of $15/head for supporters and $10/head for players. In order to arrange this we URGENTLY need to know numbers for the buses by this Sunday so please email forestrangerspublicity@gmail.com ASAP with your name and number of seats so we can book the required number of buses. The bus will depart from St George Masos at 4.45 and return there after the game.

Players needed

We are urgently looking for players in the following ages:

  • 13 year old girls
  • 14 year old girls
  • O35 men

Please contact TonyK (0419 682 310) if you know of anyone who could sign up – this is URGENT as without extra players we may not be able to form teams in these comps.

What team am I in? Who is in my team?

Good questions! We are currently putting Team Sheets together. Tracey will email the lists to coaches and managers by this Sunday or Monday – this will then enable us all to work with you on training schedules and trial games.

Team App

If you’d like to sign up to join our FREE mobile app then go here to download it to your mobile device. Once you do that then:

  • Launch Team App and search for Forest Rangers FC
  • Sign-up to Team App. You’ll be sent an email to confirm your registration
  • Search for your club’s App and request access to group(s) that apply to you

The app is good for those who need to communicate within teams (especially for those with children too young for a Facebook group). Also follow us on Facebook for regular updates and the occasional mayhem.

Finally

We thank you all for you patience at this very busy time of year – remember we are all time-poor volunteers and are trying to manage as much as we can, and as efficiently as possible.

Cheers all!

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Cadet Referees Wanted

Are you:

  • 12 years of age?
  • Looking for an interest?
  • Wanting to earn some pocket money?
  • Willing to learn and participate as a Referee?

Then why not become a cadet referee? More details are in the attached flyer: CADET SOCCER FLYER

 

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URGENT: REGISTRATION PAYMENTS, ID AND PHOTOS

Have you registered but not paid? Or not shown ID if you are a new player? Or uploaded a photo? Are you hoping to play trial games or be selected for the FFA Cup squad?

If this is YOU, or your child, then please read on…

We have a substantial number of players that have registered and not paid. In order for us to submit team sheets this weekend (as required by the St George Association) and add YOU to a team sheet you MUST have registered online AND paid. To assist with this we will be opening the Gannons Park canteen tomorrow (Wednesday, 25 February) from 5.30 till 7.30pm. Kylie, our Treasurer, and Tracey, our Secretary, will be available to take cash or cheque payments as well as checking ID for new players and gear pick up – but they will be mainly there for payments. You can also drop off RTO forms and show ID then too (more on RTO registration here).

If you want to pay with a credit card you need to do this online, immediately. We also need you to have uploaded a photo.

Please note that we are NOT able to add you to a team sheet if you haven’t paid or uploaded your photo, nor will you be eligible to play trial games. If you are trialling for the AA squad, you will NOT be eligible for consideration for FFA Cup selection if you haven’t paid and uploaded your photo by COB this Thursday (26 February).

Anyone who is in financial difficulty and would like to make an arrangement please speak to TonyK (0419 682 310) or Tracey (0425 284 855) – we are here to help!

Also a reminder that the team allocation night for the 12, 14 and 16 girls has changed – more details here. We are looking for new 12 girls players so if you are coming along then bring a friend.

We thank you all in advance for your understanding and cooperation in this very busy time for our club committee – all who are volunteers managing this process in their (limited) spare time.

If you have any further questions regarding registration then please contact our Registrar, James (jimmy@lpuc.org.au).

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Reminder: Team Allocations continue this week

This will be the final week of team allocations (i.e. from Monday 23 February) – days and times are here. Please note the change to the 12, 14 and 16 girls. Any 18 girls should turn up to the AA Women night.

Please register and pay online before turning up!

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Do you need gear? Or show ID? Or want to say hi?!

Register and Gear folks will be at Gannons Park this Thursday (19 February) between 4-6pm. This is a once-off so please turn up if you need anything.

Remember to register and pay online first!

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Team Allocations start this week

Rangers on Tour!

Rangers on Tour

Team allocation starts from Monday 16 February (that’s tomorrow!) and run over two weeks – see schedule below. Please note: you must be registered to take part. We are no longer taking cash payments so please pay online.

  • U6 – Monday 5-6pm
  • U7 – Wednesday 5-6pm
  • U8 – Thursday 5-6pm
  • U9 – Monday 6.15-7.15pm
  • U10 – Wednesday 6.15-7.15pm
  • U11 – Thursday 6.15-7.15pm
  • U12 – Friday 5-6pm
  • U13 – Friday 6.15-7.15pm
  • U14 – Friday 6-7pm
  • U15 – Friday 6-7pm
  • U16 – Thursday 6.30-7.30pm
  • U17 and U18 – Thursday 5.30-6.30pm
  • Girls (U12,13,14,16,18) – Wednesday 6.00-7.00pm [NOTE: UPDATED]
  • All Age Women – Wednesday 6.30-7.30pm
  • All Age Men – Thursday 7-8pm
  • AAA Men – Thursday 6.30-8pm
  • O35/O45 – Wednesday 6.30-8pm

P.S. prize for guessing the identities of the Rangers on Tour folks…

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FINAL skills session + FINAL registration + Team allocation

The final skills session will be held tomorrow night (Thursday 12 February) at Gannons Park – all are welcome.

Final day to collect gear and pay cash is this Saturday (14 February) – please register online before turning up. Details on how to register are on our website here. If you are an RTO you need to drop off your form and ID – details on how to register as an RTO are here.

Team allocations start next week – more details here. You do need to register before we can allocate you to a team.

Thanks all!

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FINAL Rego + Team Allocation + Trial Games

FINAL Rego and Gear pickup

Yes, there will be one more – this Saturday 14 February at St George Masos from 11-4pm. This is the last time we will be accepting cash payments, after this you will only be able to pay online. You need only come along if you are a new player; a student; paying cash or an RTO. BUT remember, you MUST REGISTER ONLINE first – we cannot do it for you! Please be prompt as we all (well, most) have VDay dates and it’s TK’s birthday!

Team Allocation Nights from Monday 16 February

This year team allocation will be conducted by a Player Allocation Committee made up of experienced FRFC representative coaches and committee members who collectively have many years of coaching experience. Our aim is that all players will have a positive experience at FRFC, to really enjoy their football and want to return in future.

Here’s the process we will be following:

  1. Where possible players will be selected in the team they would most like to be in. So, where a player has played last year in a specific team or has friends in a particular team, every effort will be made to allocate the player to that team.
  2. Where the Player Allocation Committee believes there is enough depth in quality in a particular age group they will attempt to select a team to represent the Club in a higher division.
  3. Note that currently St George Association has three non-competition divisions: 1) Bee (beginners) – limited playing experience; 2) Fox (intermediate) – played before, developing skill level, and; 3) Ant (advanced) – played before, high skill level and these levels will be considered at player allocation.
  4. There may be a re-allocation of players during trial games (held in March) as the Player Allocation Committee will be observing players in real game scenarios.

All player and team allocations will be held at Gannons Park, Pindari Rd, Peakhurst. Please arrive 15 minutes before your time slot ready with full playing gear including shin pads and water.

Times as follows:

  • U6 – Monday 5-6pm
  • U7 – Wednesday 5-6pm
  • U8 – Thursday 5-6pm
  • U9 – Monday 6.15-7.15pm
  • U10 – Wednesday 6.15-7.15pm
  • U11 – Thursday 6.15-7.15pm
  • U12 – Friday 5-6pm
  • U13 – Friday 6.15-7.15pm
  • U14 – Friday 6-7pm
  • U15 – Friday 6-7pm
  • U16 – Thursday 6.30-7.30pm
  • U17 – Thursday 5.30-6.30pm
  • Girls (U12,13,14,16,18) – Thursday 6-7pm
  • All Age Women – Wednesday 6.30-7.30pm
  • All Age Men – Thursday 7-8pm
  • AAA Men – Thursday 6.30-8pm
  • O35/O45 – Wednesday 6.30-8pm

Please note that parental involvement as coach/manager of teams (especially non-competition: under 6s to under 11s) is mandatory for teams to be formed. This will require two parents to become Registered Team Officials (RTOs) to form a team. All coach volunteers will receive training from our Club Development Coach as well as a manual to assist with coaching your team. Details on RTO registration is here.

Trial Games: Save the dates

We are currently finalising trial games as follows:

  • 15 March v Birrong (juniors & seniors)
  • 22 March v Maroubra (juniors only)
  • 22 March v Ambervale (seniors only)
  • Maroubra seniors TBC

Please note you must be registered to take part in trial games – no registration, no trials (as you are not covered for insurance).

Keep checking website for updates. Good luck to all and we hope you have a wonderful experience at FRFC and enjoy your football in 2015.

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Want to know how to register for Rangers in 2015??

Hi all. Have had several queries about how to register. Best place to start is with instructions here. Please feel free to contact us if needed (details on right hand side of this page) and we’ll do our best to help. You need to register online before Rego Day.

Who needs to come to Rego Day?

  • All NEW players must to come to have their proof of age confirmed and collect gear.
  • All STUDENT registrations need to come to show ID before your registration can be approved.
  • EXISTING players only need to come to pay cash registration fees, receive family discounts or collect gear if necessary.
  • RTOs to hand in forms and show ID if new (more on RTO registration here).

BUT remember, you MUST REGISTER ONLINE FIRST – we cannot do it for you!

Have I made myself clear?? :-)

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Registering as a coach, manager or RTO – NEW

Thanks in advance to all volunteers who will be RTOs this year (i.e. Coach, Manager, Committee Member).

Detailed instructions (with screen shots) showing you how to register here: RTO rego process 2015

Working with Children Check

You need to follow one of the following two processes for the Working with Children Check if you are a coach or manager:

  • if your child is NOT IN the team you are involved with you need to follow the proper working with children’s check procedure – details on this website.
  • if your child is IN the team you need to at least fill out the Working with Children Form and bring it along to Registration Day: Working with Children Form 2015

Once you have registered as a coach, manager or RTO you must come to Registration Day with the completed Working With Children form and provide ID if you are a new RTO.

Please note that over the next few years there will be a transition to have a formal Working with Children Check through the NSW Government for all RTOs in the club. We ask any person that will volunteer with the club to start looking at the process and to do it in time for this year’s competition.

Rego Day will be held at St George Maso’s, Sunday 8 February 10.30-4pm.

If you have any questions contact our Registrar James via email: jimmy@lpuc.org.au. For queries about your FFA number contact MyFootballClub (02) 8020 4199.

Please note we will not be chasing photos or paperwork this year so it is important that you follow these instructions so we have enough RTOs for both trial games and the beginning of the season.

Good luck everyone!

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