Our 2019 U12 and U13 girls squads will be having a fun kick around on Thursday 1st December at the club grounds from 5pm to 6pm.
Both teams are looking for new players for the coming season (U13’s will be a new squad). Games for both teams in 2019 will be on a Sunday morning.
If your daughter is interested in joining one of these squads next season send us a message and we would love to see you come for a kick and meet the girls and coaches.
No football experience is needed.
For more information on the squads (or any other team at the club) contact
Please share this post amongst your family and friends so we can fill all the spots in these squads before rego in the new year.

Womens Just Kick It Program and Monday Womens Social Summer Sixes

Thankyou for registering your interest in our Women’s Summer Football Pilot programs.

It is with much excitement that we can announce,

Registration is Open!!

Registration for both our Just Kick It Program & the Monday Women’s Social Summer 6’s comp has opened, via the website.

Click the link below to be directed to the registration portal.

If you have not played football previously, you will need to register to receive an FFA number.

If you are a returning player, simply use your existing FFA to access the site and register for your nominated program.

The Player rego step by step document will give you details on how to complete the registration once you have your FFA number.

Upon completion of your registration, please send me a reply email indicating if you have a preference of 5:30pm or 6:30pm for the Just Kick It program.

If I can be of any further assistance, please be in touch.

I look forward to meeting you all in the coming weeks and bringing you a fun 8 week program.

Best regards,
Michelle Forbes
Summer Football Co-ordinator
M: 0421285301

Employment Opportunity – Coaches for ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off for Girls & MiniRoos Step Up Programs.

Employment Opportunity – Coaches for ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off for Girls & MiniRoos Step Up Programs.

Garden Suburb Football Club is seeking applications for coaches to become part of the 2018 ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off for Girls program and MiniRoos Step Up program.

ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off for Girls is Northern NSW Footballs introductory football program for girls aged 4 – 9. The program uses short, game-based sessions to introduce the sport of football to newcomers in a fun and inclusive way and provides grassroots football participants with more opportunities to try the world game

MiniRoos Step Up is designed for both girls and boys aged 6-11, who already have foundational football skills. This program offers young players the opportunity to continue their MiniRoos experience at the next level. They will have short, game-based sessions aimed at the intermediary skill level, mixed with fun.

Both programs run for 8 weeks during term 4 (22ndOctober – 10thDecember) on Monday afternoons.

Coaching Opportunities 

Successful applicants must attend a modified coaching certificate and ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off training/ information session. This course will be held in each area sometime early in October.

If you are interested in becoming part of this program, please submit a resume and cover letter outlining the below to

  • Current involvement with football and/or other sports
  • Any coaching experience
  • Any refereeing experience
  • Why you would like to be part of the ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off program in 2018
  • Which program you have an interest in coaching
  • If you are available for the entirety of the program (8 weeks)
  • What qualities you would bring to the program

Please note: If you are over the age of 18 you will need to hold relevant Working with Children Check; Employment is subject to WWCC clearance.

Applications close 5pm Friday 14thSeptember 2018.

For more information on the program please visit:

If you have any question regarding this opportunity please contact Michelle Forbes via email gsfcsummerfootball@gmail.comor by phone 0421285301.

Position Outline

Coaches will be in charge of a group of 10 participates at Garden Suburb Football Club for 45 minutes a week and will facilitate training as directed by the ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off for Girls/ Step Up session plans. The session plan is in line with the game-sense philosophy of sport participation. This approach to sport delivery emphasises a move away from traditional coach dominated sessions to those that are player-centred, using game-like situations rather than technical drills.

Coaches will be overseen by a Centre Coordinator and will have sufficient support throughout the program.

Coach responsibilities include:

  • Supervise a group of 10 players each week
  • Plan, prepare and deliver 30-minute coaching session each week (session plan provided)
  • Referee and coach during a 15-minute game each week
  • Keep session moving fluently, with animation, limiting stoppages and encouraging all players;
  • Create an environment that ensures all players have fun and have maximum involvement;
  • Be flexible, patient and positive.

Coaches are provided with a uniform shirt and are paid at a rate of $20 per session.

Please note: If you are over the age of 18 you will need to hold a relevant Working with Children Check; Employment is subject to WWCC clearance.

Just Kick It – Women’s Football Program Pilot Program

Just Kick It – Women’s Football Program Pilot Program

As a family orientated club, Garden Suburb Football Club has an enthusiastic approach to expanding footballing options for females.

We invite you to participate in our “Just Kick It – Women’s Football Program” this summer.

With new & “retired” players in mind (but not limited to), you will have the opportunity to discover for the first time or rediscover the basics of football.

Our vision is to deliver a program that offers women a relaxed, fun, connected environment, where you can be yourself and challenge yourself free of judgement, all whilst doing some outdoor fitness with mates.

In addition to this pilot program, we are promoting our social 6 a side women’s competition, which will also run on the same night, emphasising a judgement free zone.

To be notified of the program details as they become available, register your interest by completing the attached form and emailing it to

Expression of Interest – Pilot Program

2019 Junior Playing Shirts – Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Next season we are updating the junior kits with a fresh new strip.

The intent is that each junior will keep their shirts at the end of the season.

We are looking for front of shirt sponsors for junior teams to help offset the cost of the kit. We can also accommodate back of shirt and sleeve if teams or sponsors require this.

Sponsorship for front of shirt is as follows;

  • U6 and U7 – $500 for the entire age group (Boys or Girls)
  • U8 through U18 – $500 for an individual team

Options exist for rear of shirt sponsors if the front of shirt is taken.

For those that purchased shorts or socks this year, the colour is not changing so these will still be fine in coming seasons.

Spread the word about the new kit and if you are interested in sponsoring a team contact the club by email ( or message us on Facebook.

Presentation Dates

Some end of season dates for everyone.

Junior Presentation – 8th September at the club grounds

Senior Presentation – 15th September at Cardiff RSL.

More details on both events will be posted shortly.

Boot Out Breast Cancer Fundraiser – Fri 3rd August till Sun 5th August 2018

To celebrate our last big home game weekend of the season, Garden Suburb Football Club – in conjunction with Hunter Breast Cancer Foundation will be holding a “Boot Out Breast Cancer” fundraiser from Friday, 3 August, 2018 and Sunday, 5 August, 2018.

The Hunter Breast Cancer Foundation is a Newcastle (Hunter) based and founded non-profit organisation, which raises much needed funds to provide information and support for women and men diagnosed with, or being treated for breast cancer in the Hunter, and for their families.

They help and support the families of the hunter region by offering house cleaning, lawn mowing, transport to and from treatment/medical appointments and providing education assistance for children of families affected by breast cancer.

The Hunter Breast Cancer Foundation also works closely with and supports the work of organisations that promote support groups, education of breast care nurses and assistance to people needing special care.

This cause is something dear to our hearts. Not only do we all know someone impacted by this disease in our lives outside the game – but one of our own has been fighting the battle since 2016. She is a true inspiration to all of us, not only playing for our All Age Women G Grade team, but also playing up to 3 games some weeks to support her club.

Our “Boot Out Breast Cancer” weekend will see a total of 26 games held, including:
– Friday Night All Age Mens play on Friday, 3 August, 2018
– MiniRoos (ages 6-11), U12’s, U15’s, All Age Mens and Over 35’s play on Saturday, 4 August, 2018
– All Age Women & Zone League 1 play on Sunday, 5 August, 2018

On the day, we will be serving champagne & strawberries, delicious pink-themed baked goods as well as holding raffles, a 100 Club and Fill the Boot for Breast Cancer.

We are looking for businesses to donate prizes towards the raffle, and also to join us on the day to help raise some much needed funds and we would love your support!

If you can donate towards the Boot Out Breast Cancer Weekend, please contact Lauren on 0448 216 893 or email us at

Kingfishers 2018 Committee

Huge thanks to everyone who turned up tonight for the Coach/Managers meeting and for the AGM. Its one of the best attended AGM’s for a while.

The committee his season represents a wide cross section of the club and consists of;

President – Leonard Allen
Vice President – Lauren Priestley
Tresurer – Ryan Ansell
Secretary – Damien Grogan
Assistant Secretary – Kat Aarts
Womens Coordinator – Lauren Priestley
Coaching Coordinator – Damien Grogan
Publicity Officer – Stephanie Phillips
Fund Raising – Stephanie Phillips
Macquarie Delegate – Leonard Allen
Canteen Coordinator – Adam Grogan, Kirsten Ansell
Ground Coordinator – Leonard Allen, Damien Grogan, Phil Peattie
Gear Steward – Liam Roskell
Voluntary Safety Officer – Andrew Kelly
Member Protection Officer – Kat Aarts
Senior Coordinator – Adam Grogan

The following positions are still vacant and nominations are open to anyone who would like to step up.

– Registrar
– Junior Coordinator

If you would like to contact the club for any reason or enquire about the vacant roles, please email

2018 Coaches Meeting and AGM – Tues March 27th

Calling all coaches and managers. Tuesday night is the club’s AGM but we have extended the night to include a coach and manager forum.

The coach and manager forum will start at 7pm and conclude at 745pm so please join us with your ideas to help us improve this great club.

Some finger food will be served at 745pm whilst we hold the Annual General Meeting and the monthly club meeting will commence shortly after conclusion of the AGM.

This will be held at our major sponsor Cardiff RSL Club.

Please let us know if you will be in attendance to help with catering. Please respond via Facebook page or email at

Garden Suburb FC AGM – Tues 27th March, 7pm at Cardiff RSL.

The club AGM this season will be held on Tuesday the 27th March and will be followed by the March General Meeting.
All roles will be open for nominations;
– President
– Vice President
– Treasurer
– Secretary
– Assistant Secretary
– Registrar
– Ground Coordinator
– Women’s Coordinator
– Senior Coordinator
– Junior Coordinator
– Gear Officer
– Canteen
– Fundraising
– Macquarie Delegate
– Voluntary Safety Officer
– Working With Children Check Officer
– Member Protection Information Officer
Many roles have been unfilled in the preceding 12 months and it would be great to have more input on the committee. A description of the positions is attached. 2018-Positions 
To nominate for a role or to seek information on any position, please send your nomination on the attached nomination form to by Tuesday 20th March.