Junior Girls Wanted to Complete Mini-Roos Teams (U6, U7, U9, U11)

Following the registration period, the club still has vacancies in some of its junior girls teams.

We are currently on the lookout for junior girls in the following ages to allow us to completely fill our squads.

  • U6
  • U7
  • U9
  • U11

If you know anyone who may be interested please contact the club at gardensuburbfc@macquariefootball.net.au

To register, please go to http://www.myfootballclub.com.au For assistance, check out our guide here. Self_Rego_2017

We will continue finalising numbers at the Tuesday night committee meeting and will advise of any vacancies in other teams. If you are a returning player (boy or girls) who hasn’t registered, please go online and register so you don’t miss out.

2017 Registration Details, Dates and Fees

Registration for the coming season will be held at the club’s major sponsor Cardiff RSL Club on the following dates and times:

  • Saturday 4th February 10am – 1pm
  • Saturday 11th February 10am – 1pm
  • Saturday 18th February 10am – 1pm

There will also be one registration at the club house as follows:

  • Wednesday 15th February 5pm – 7pm

All existing and new players (or teams) are welcome to attend these days and we would love to see some new faces at the club. We will be taking orders for merchandise and uniforms on these registration dates

We will field teams in all ages from U6 to All Age and O35’s and we will be offering teams for Men, Women, Boys and Girls. Junior girls teams will play against other girls teams in the area.

The clubs Zone League 1 team has commenced training and any interested players should contact the club for training times.

Rego fees will be as follows:
U5 – $155
U6 – $155
U7 – $155
U8 – $175
U9 – $175
U10 – $175
U11 – $175
U12 – $200
U13 – $205
U14 – $205
U15 – $210
U16 – $210
U17 – $225
U18 – $225
All Age – $360
Over 35’s – $360
Zone League – $475 (includes Polo, Sorts, Socks)

All Age and Over35 teams we will include referee fees in your registration this year (this was excluded in 2016 however coaches /managers of these teams have requested this be included in 2017) therefore fees for these grades will increase by around $50.

Sponsorship opportunities at the club are also open to sponsor teams, the club or to purchase signage space. Package details are available for interested people or businesses. Sponsorships do greatly assist the club in its operations and if there are any businesses that you may know of please let us know by contacting gardensuburbfc@macquariefootball.net.au

Please note:

All Senior players and parents/guardians of junior players registered with Garden Suburb Football Club are expected to contribute a MINIMUM of 3 hours to ground duty and canteen assistance during the season.

A team duty roster for the season will be distributed before our first home trial game and your team will also be reminded the week before your rostered duty day. Records of individual attendance will be kept.

Your team manager will be responsible to prepare the roster, please help by volunteering your time.

We thank you in advance for your assistance and look forward to a great 2017 for the “Kingfishers”

Womens Football Information Night – 7pm, February 7th at Cardiff RSL

With many enquiries received about Women’s football at the club this season we have decided to have an information night.

The night will enable existing players and anyone thinking of joining the club to ask questions and hear the clubs direction and goals with respect to women’s football. The night will be hosted by our Women’s Coordinator, Lauren, and the club President, Lenny.

This is also an opportunity for new players joining the club to meet existing players as well as an opportunity for all to have input into the coming season and future direction of Women’s football at the club.

Parents of junior girls are also welcome to attend the night as are the parents of any junior players or teams looking to join the club.

Please share this night amongst your friends or anyone you know wanting to play or try Football at a supportive club and we would welcome any returning players, new players or any individuals or teams looking for a new club.

On the night we will also have registration information, clothing and uniform order forms.7

Garden Suburb FC Girls and Womens Football 2017 – Players and Teams Wanted

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With the new season rapidly approaching and registration set down for early february, the club is seeking to expand its already successful female football division.

In recent seasons the Kingfishers have specifically focused on female football with a goal to increase participation numbers. This has seen rapid growth in teams over recent years and moving forward into the 2017 season Garden Suburb FC is looking to further grow and expand its girls and womens football teams.

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As a club, we have set both short and long term goals with respect to growing female participation and would welcome any individual players, or teams, that would like to join us.

Currently, our club fields girls only teams playing in girls competitions, whilst also giving them the choice to play in mixed teams if they prefer, from the U6’s through to All Age. Those on the mini-roos fields in recent years will have seen the growth in the junior girls teams, something we will be striving to ensure continues well into the future.

This year, we also saw the junior girls interacting and supporting our senior womens team, something that was hugely successful and we will be expanding upon in the coming season.

If you, someone you know, your wife or your daughter have thought about playing football but don’t know where to start, contact the club and we would be happy to answer any questions. We pride ourselves on being a friendly community club that value and support participation and will welcome any players or teams to join our club.

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Registration dates and fees will be available shortly on the club website and Facebook page, however please email gardensuburbfc@macquariefootball.net.au or call Leonard Allen 0421278619 (Junior Football) or Lauren Stewart 0448216893 (All Age Women) for more info.

Please pass this information onto anyone who may be interested.

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Home Games and Fundraising for the Bonnay Family

Over the weekends fixtures at Garden Suburb (listed below in this post) the club will be running a fundraiser for the Bonnay family following the tragic passing of Steven Dick.

A silent action will be run thanks to the Clout family who have donated a framed Jets shirt from the LA Galaxy Game signed by the Jets Squad.

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In addition to donation buckets at the canteen, we will also be running a raffle thanks to the donations of some great local businesses.

Prizes so far include;
– Bunnings Warehouse Kotara, $50 Gift Card
– The Good Guys Kotara, $50 Gift Card
– Rebel Sport Kotara, UEFA Euro 2016 Football valued at $180
– Side Pocket Espresso Mayfield, $25 Gift Voucher
– BCF Glendale, Jarvis Walker Fishing Rod valued at $50
– Officeworks Kotara, 2 x TDK Smartphone Bluetooth Headphones valued at $140
– Woolworths Cardiff, $50 Gift Card and donation of $120 sausages and bread.
– From club sponsor Adam’s Family Meats, 2 x $50 vouchers
– Officeworks Newcastle, Fitbit watch valued at $69, Beats Earphones valued at $98, Bluetooth Speaker valued at $49, Polaroid Camera valued at $59.

More prizes will be added as they are confirmed. The club would like to thank these businesses for their support.

Games at home over the weekend include;

Friday Night (Lance Yorke)
6:30pm – Over 35D v’s Merewether United
8:00pm – Over 35C v’s Newcastle Suns

Saturday (Margaret West Playing Fields)
9am – U6/1 v’s Lake Macquarie
9am – U6/2 v’s Lake Macquarie
9am – U6 Girls v’s New Lambton
9am – U8/1 v’s Dudley Redhead
9am – U8 Girls v’s New Lambton
9am – U10’s v’s Toronto Awaba
10am – U7/1 v’s Warners Bay
10am – U7/2 v’s Warners Bay
10am – U9 Boys v’s Lake Macquarie
10am – U9 Girls v’s New Lambton
10am – U11’s v’s Valentine

Saturday (Lance Yorke)
9am – U12’s v’s New Lambton
10am – U13’s v’s New Lambton
11:15am – U16E v’s Lake Macquarie
12:45pm – U16C v’s Tilligerry
2:15pm – Over 35C v’s New Lambton
3:45pm – Over 35A v’s Toronto Awaba

Sunday (Lance Yorke)

Zone Premier League v’s Swansea – Round 3
11:30am – Third Grade
1:15pm – Reserve Grade
3:00pm – First Grade

Condolences to the Bonnay Family

Garden Suburb Football Club would like to offer our condolences to the Bonnay family following the passing of their father Steven Dick in a tragic accident at Boomerang Beach last week.

The Bonnay family have been regulars at the club over past seasons and the thoughts of the Kingfishers are with the family.

The club will be holding a fundraiser for the family next weekend during both the Junior games on Saturday and the Senior games on Sunday. Further details coming, but we will be running raffles as well as other fund raising initiatives to support the family at this time.

Garden Suburb FC receives a grant to realign number 3 field.

The club is pleased to announce that it has received a grant through the NSW Governments “Community Building Partnership Scheme” to realign the number 3 ground to provide a second full sized field with the same dimensions as Lance Yorke.

The new ground will run east-west and it is planned to leave the old goals in place for training.

Works will involve,

  • Relocation of the Cricket Pitch to the east.
  • Turfing of the old cricket pitch area.
  • Installation of fencing along the carpark end of the field.
  • Installation of new goal posts.

it is hoped that the creation of a second full sized pitch will allow for the load to be spread from Lance Yorke while also allowing additional Friday night matches.

Newcastle Permanent Coach of the Month Award

Congratulations to our Under 10’s Coach Shane McGowan who was the Macquarie Associations recipient of the Newcastle Permanent Community Coach of the Month Award for June.

The Newcastle Permanent Community Coach of the Month Award is awarded monthly from April to September to a coach that makes a significant contribution to their team, club and/or community.

This is not aimed at results or winning, but a coach who provides a positive experience for all involved.

You can nominate a coach at http://northernnswfootball.com.au/coach-of-the-month-award/

Junior Team Photos – Sat 27th June

Just a reminder that team photos are being taken on Saturday, 27/6/15 before the games.

Listed below are times, please have your players at the grounds at least 5 minutes before photo time.

They are to be in playing strip, with the Coaches & Managers in blue Polo Shirts or blue jackets.

See you all then, hopefully no rain.

Will have envelopes out to teams hopefully on training days, if not they will be available on Saturday.

6 Years Photos – 8.30am Game – 9.00am
7 Years Photos – 9.30am Game – 10.00am
8 Years Girls Photos – 10.30am Game – 11.00am
8 Years Boys Photos – 9.45am Game – 10.00am
9 Years Photos – 8.45am Game – 9.00am & 11.00am (if you want separate team photos please contact Margaret)
10 Years Photos – 8.15am Game – 9.00am
11 Years Photos – 9.15am Game – 10.00am
12 Years Div. F Photos – 8.00am Game – 9.00am
14 Years Div. E Photos – 10.45am Game – 11.15am
14 Years Div. G Photos – 9.00am Game – 10.00am
15 Years Div. E Photos -11.30am Game – 12.30pm