Welcome to Season 2020 – here’s some important information regarding 2020 registration.
Registrations open online from 2 January 2020.
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!).
All NEW and existing players MUST have a PHOTO uploaded. Photos must 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 photo – no shoulders. Smart phones are great to use for photos! 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. 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:
- Apply for active kids voucher on Service NSW website by following the prompts.
- Register on MyFootballClub, and input the voucher code on the payment page.
When is Registration Day?
Registration day will be held at St George Maso’s (86 Roberts Avenue, Mortdale) on Sat 25 Jan, Sat 1 Feb, Sun 2 Feb and Sat 8th Feb 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 2020. 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.
If I registered online do I need to attend Registration Day?
- YES! EVERY registered player needs to turn up to collect the new 2020 playing gear.
- All NEW players must come to have their proof of age confirmed and collect gear.
- EXISTING players need to come to pay registration fees, receive family discounts and collect 2020 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 it is preferred if all players REGISTER ONLINE before you turning up at MASOS to finalise registration and collect any gear. If you are experiencing trouble registering contact: [email protected]
How can I pay my registration fees?
Registration fees may be paid by CARD online when registering or on registration days by TAP&GO or CASH. Card fees do apply
How much are the fees?
Increases from the governing bodies have necessitated an increase of $10 and the club has added a modest $5 to assist with the expected facility upgrade usage costs for 2020. We always try to keep our fees as low as possible and it is with our fantastic sponsors help we are able to achieve this.
Please note: FNSW has discontinued the student registration discounted fee, and students are now required to pay the full senior fee. If this affects you and limits your ability to play football, please contact [email protected] in confidence.
|Use this table to calculate your 2020 Player Fee Package|
|Club Fee Package Name
|Full amount charged by Club to Player in 2020 registered before 10/02/20. After this date an additional $10 will be added to registration fees|
|6 & Under||$190|
NB: Age is players age on 2020 birthday
NB: $100 can be deducted for all school students with the Active Kids Voucher available from Service NSW online.
All players receive a new training shirt, shorts, socks. In addition, all new players aged between 6-9 will receive a ball and all new registered players will receive a Forest Rangers FC back pack. You MUST come to Registration Day to collect your gear in person.
At the beginning of the season we hold our welcome BBQ, with a number of social activities throughout the season and to cap off a fun season we also hold our wonderful Junior and Senior Presentation events, just part of being with Forest Rangers FC!
What is the family discount?
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. From 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.
If you have any questions or just want to double check anything please e mail [email protected]
If you are experiencing financial difficulty and would like help or to discuss options please contact [email protected] in confdence
A final word
Remember, even if you have registered and paid this doesn’t mean you are eligible to play or coach in 2020 until our Registrar has approved your registration. Therefore, if we don’t have the required paperwork as outlined above or information requested, then we will NOT be able approve your registration and you won’t be able to play in pre-season trial matches or possibly for the initial games of Season 2020.