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 gsfcsummerfootball@gmail.com

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 (gardensuburbfc@macquariefootball.net.au) 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 gardensuburbfc@macquariefootball.net.au.

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 gardensuburbfc@macquariefootball.net.au

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 gardensuburbfc@macquariefootball.net.au

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 Gardensuburbfc@macquariefootball.net.au by Tuesday 20th March.

Registration 2018 is now open – Guide to Registration

Registration for the 2018 season is now open. Rego can be undertaken both online or in person at one of our registration days.

Registration will be at our major sponsor – Cardiff RSL  on;

  • Saturday 3rd February 10am – 1pm
  • Sunday 11th February 10am – 1pm

Clothing will be available to try on these days and an online store will soon be open for those who can not attend a registration day. Payments at the in person registration days can be made via EFTPOS or cash. Online regos will require Direct Deposit, or online payment via credit card.

For juniors, prior to registration it is important that you visit https://www.service.nsw.gov.au prior to registration to obtain your Active Kids $100 rebate. This will be required during the registration process.

To register online, go to http://www.playfootball.com.au We have a guide to registration that you can view by clicking this link.Self_Rego_2018

Fees for season 2018 are as follows (please note the fee is the age grade you play in irrespective of your age). Thank you to all our sponsors who allow us to keep the registration fees as low as possible. Please note the increases to fees for 2018 are due to external increases and the club fee has remained the same as the previous season.

  • Under 5 / 6 / 7 $165
  • Under 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 $190
  • Under 12 $220
  • Under 13 / 14 $225
  • Under 15 / 16 $230
  • Under 17 / 18 $245
  • All Age / Over 35 $395
  • Zone League 1 $485



Junior Girls Development Program – Technical Director Announcement

The Kingfishers are pleased to announce the appointing of Sam Ford as Technical Director of our Junior Girls Development program.

Sam brings to the club ‘A’ Level Coaching Qualifications and currently plays in the NNSW NPL. We hope you will all make Sam welcome around the grounds. Sam will not only be working on our development program for players, but will also assist in improving coaching at the club.

The development program will run as an add on program initially for girls to undertake an additional night of structured training based around the Skills Acquisition Programs (SAP) at other clubs. Girls will still play in their preferred teams for season 2018.

Our aim is to keep this additional development program affordable and attainable to all. Fees will be announced shortly with more details on the program.

The program will have two seasons, Winter and Summer allowing players to continue to train during the offseason along with other initiatives we are developing.

Further details on the structure, cost and dates for commencement of the program will be outlined shortly, but please share amongst your friends and contact the club on gardensuburbfc@macquariefootball.net.au for more info or to register your interest.

Canteen Supervisor Position Vacant – Expressions of Interest Required

Garden Suburb FC is seeking expressions of interest from interested parties to run the club canteen in the 2018 season and beyond. This will entail both Saturday Junior Football and Sunday Senior (Womens and Zone League) matches.

Interested people do not need to be club members.

Duties include;
– Stock orders
– Setting the menu
– reconciling costs and takings and reporting to treasurer
– Supervising volunteers on Junior Days
– Running the canteen on senior days.

Please contact the club at gardensuburbfc@macquariefootball.net.au of more information, or to ask any questions you may have about the position.

Garden Suburb FC