2018 Registration Information

Welcome to Season 2018 – here’s some important information regarding 2018 registration.

Registrations open online from 3 January 2018.

How do I register?

Go to the Play Football online registration page (new look), and follow the prompts (it’s the same as last year – and really easy!).

If you are a new player OR 16 years & under (new law), you MUST upload a NEW PHOTO for 2018. Photos need to be uploaded at the time of online registration. A passport-size photo is the best to upload and must include the whole head in the frame – no shoulders otherwise it will be rejected. Remember – no photo, no registration!

As part of the Active Kids program, the NSW Government will provide a $100 voucher to parents/guardians of school enrolled children (aged 4.5-18 years old). The $100 voucher can be used for registration and participation costs for sport, swimming and other fitness activities, however the vouchers are only valid from 31 January 2018.  Visit the Office of Sport website for more details.  If you would like to claim your voucher for football, follow these steps during online registration:

  1. Apply for active kids voucher on Service NSW website by following the prompts.
  2. Register on MyFootballClub, and input the voucher code on the payment page.
  3. If you registered prior to the 31st and have not paid, delete the existing invoice and register again, inputting the voucher code.
  4. If you have already paid, send the voucher code to [email protected] along with your full name.

When is Registration Day?

Registration day will be held at St George Maso’s (86 Roberts Avenue, Mortdale) on Sat 3/Sun 4 February and Sat 10/Sun 11 February between 11-3pm. Club officials will be available to check proof of age for new players (original birth certificate, passport or drivers’ license) and accept registration fees as well as answer any questions you might have about Season 2018. Everyone will need to collect gear that day (see below).

What if I am a new player?

You will need to attend Registration Day to supply proof of age – a birth certificate, passport, or drivers licence. This will be verified by a club official, a photocopy taken and the original returned to you immediately. You must bring the original document as photocopies CANNOT be accepted.

This is particularly important for players 6 and under as almost all will be new registrations – best advice is, if in doubt, bring along some ID. We will not be chasing you or allow these to be emailed as this caused many problems last year.

I want to register as a student – what do I need to do?

Student registrations will NOT be approved unless you provide proof (for example a print of your 2018 enrolment or a valid 2018 student card). This means you will need to turn up to Registration Day. Again, we will not be chasing you!

If I registered online do I need to attend Registration Day?

  • YES! EVERY registered player needs to turn up to collect the new 2018 playing gear.
  • All NEW players must come to have their proof of age confirmed and collect gear.
  • All STUDENT registrations need to come to show ID.
  • EXISTING players need to come to pay registration fees, receive family discounts and collect 2018 gear.

What do I need to bring to Registration Day?

If you are a NEW player and have not registered to play football before, you will need to bring the following with you:

  • the ORIGINAL copy of your birth certificate, passport or Driver’s License
  • registration fees (if not paid online).
  • a copy of your online registration

Please note you MUST REGISTER ONLINE before you turn up (otherwise we will send you home to register as we cannot do it for you).

How can I pay my registration fees?

Registration fees may be paid online when registering (note this attracts a 3% transaction fee for third party management to the FFA, NOT to our club!). Just follow the instructions.

You can also pay by cash or EFTPOS on Registration Day.

How much are the fees?

2018 Registration fees are as follows:

  • U6 $160
  • U7 $165
  • U8 $170
  • U9 $175
  • U10 $185
  • U11 $195
  • U12 $200
  • U13 $205
  • U14 $210
  • U15 $215
  • U16 $220
  • U17 $225
  • U18 $235
  • O35 / All Age (All Grades) / AAW $335
  • O45 $335 (Note: Games will be played Friday nights)
  • Life Member / Playing Life Member $180
  • Students still studying aged 19-23 $280

All players receive a new training shirt, shorts, socks, and a water bottle.  All kids aged between 6-9 and NEW players aged between 10-12 will also receive a ball.  Plus all new registered players receive a bag. You MUST come to Registration Day to collect your gear in person.

We also hold our wonderful Junior and Senior Presentation events at the end of the season, and several other social activities throughout the season.

What is the family discount?

We offer discounts for families as follows:

  • $20 for second playing member
  • $50 for third
  • $100 for fourth (maximum)

To receive the family discount you MUST attend Registration Day and get a refund (if you paid online) or to pay the reduced amount (if you didn’t pay online). Please note the maximum discount for any family is $100.

What if I’m a Coach, Manager or RTO?

This year again ALL coaches, managers and RTOs will also need to register with Play Football.

Football NSW has introduced a new Working with Children Check Policy.   For the 2018 season and beyond, it is a requirement of Football NSW that all Technical Directors, Coaches, Managers, Referees and other persons in child related roles working or volunteering with children under 18 years obtain a WWCC and provide their Club, Association, Centre, Branch or Referee Branch with a valid WWC number.

For this reason:

  • All volunteer parents or close relatives coaching or managing their own child’s or close relative’s team, will now require a WWC number; and
  • All referees, will now require a WWC number.
  • The only exemption for these roles recognised by Football NSW is the exemption for persons aged under 18 years.

To apply for a WWCC, visit the Service NSW website to complete an online form, and complete your application by visiting your nearest Service NSW branch to get your ID checked. Once approved, your WWCC number will be emailed to you.  There is no fee if you are a volunteer, parent or carer.

When is my Team Selection night?

Please check our website from early February for details of Team Selection dates and times. We will also supply this information on Registration Day. It is very important that you attend so we can organise teams and get you in contact with your coach and manager. This is even more important for graded teams so that we can place you in a team of similar ability.

Questions?

If you have any questions or just want to double check anything please contact us at [email protected].

For queries about your FFA number or online registration contact Play Football on (02) 8020 4199.

For general queries contact us at [email protected] or post to our Facebook page. View our Forest Rangers FC Flyer for more information about why you should join Forest Rangers!

A final word

Remember, even if you have registered and paid this doesn’t mean you are able to play or coach in 2018 as the Registrar still needs to approve this. If we don’t have the required paperwork as outlined above then we will NOT approve your registration and you won’t be able to play in trial matches or for the initial games of Season 2018.

Good luck and happy registering! Remember to watch our website and Facebook page for updates.