Players Wanted for new Female U12 and U18 teams for 2018.

We have had some enquiries regarding fielding both an under 12’s and 18 girls team in season 2018. If there is sufficient demand we would love to field both of these teams.
Currently the Under 12’s team is requiring only a small number of players to complete the squad. If you or your daughter are interested in playing let us know.
If there are any girls aged 16 – 18 who would be interested in playing U18’s we would love to have you at Garden Suburb. No previous playing experience necessary if you are looking to keep fit or try out a new sport with your friends here is your chance.
Majority of games would be played Sunday mornings (occasional mid week game possible depending on the draw) with our other girls teams (we anticipate having an under 12 team and at least 3 senior teams playing on the sunday morning home games)
Don’t be shy, let us know if you are interested.
You can reply to this notice or send an email to

2018 Registration Details


Some initial information to get you ready. You know it won’t be long and we’re back into it!

To assist with the registration process for season 2018 we encourage all new and returning players to register and pay online. This should be available from 1 February 2018. For those new we have instructions to help you through the process or you can attend a registration day and a committee member can assist.

For those wishing to pay via cash or EFTPOS we will only be accepting these payments on our scheduled registration days, all other payments to be completed online via credit card or direct deposit.

Our registration days will be held at our major sponsor Cardiff RSL Club on the following dates:

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

We will provide costs of registration early in the new year once we have been provided all the relevant information from the Association. We expect a small increase to the 2017 fees.

We will be registered to accept the vouchers under the NSW Government Active Kids program and will provide more information prior to registration.

We will provide regular updates in the new year however if you have any further questions please send us a Facebook message or an email to

Enjoy your Christmas and see you in 2018

Go the Kingfishers

Position Vacant: Junior Girls Development Technical Director

Garden Suburb FC are seeking expressions of interest for the role of Technical Director for Junior Girls Development.

This is an exciting opportunity for interested coaches to be involved in the construction of an elite girls junior development program.

Garden Suburb FC have a rapidly growing female player base and for season 2018 the club is seeking to implement a Junior Girls Development Program based on the Skills Training and Game Phases of Development. the Technical Director will oversee the development and growth of this program and coordinate program coaches.

A position description is available at Garden Suburb FC Technical Director Position Description

For more information or to lodge an expression of interest, please email or call club President Leonard Allen on 0421278619.

Expressions of interest close November 17th 2017.

Any Junior girls interested in joining the program as a player can join our mailing list by contacting us at

Macquarie Referees Courses

For any of our registered players who are considering becoming a referee please read below.

In support of this our club will reimburse the $45 fee for any registered player who successfully completes the course.

Details as follows:

A Level 4 Referee Course for new referees will be held at the Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility at Speers Point on Sunday 19 November 2017 from 9.00am to 5.00pm. Participants who attend and pass the one day course will gain formal accreditation as a match official, enabling them to join our association and officiate with it next season on competition and Mini-Roos matches within the Macquarie football zone.

The cost to attend the course is $45.00, which includes the price of a Laws of the Game Book and a professional referee whistle. Registrations for the course are now open on My Football Club or through clicking on the following link:

Potential participants are welcome to contact Brad Carlin on the number below if they have any questions about the course or the process in becoming a referee.

Brad Carlin
Macquarie Football Referees Association Inc.
PO Box 173
Warners Bay NSW 2282
M: 0432 179 245

Zone League Shirt Sponsors Wanted

Exciting opportunities exist next season to secure sponsorship space on our Zone League squads jerseys across all three grades.

The squad had a great season this year with both First and Reserve grades reaching the semis and Reserve grade narrowly losing the Grand Final. With further building we believe the squad has the ability and depth to go further next season.

Sponsorship is available for;

– Front of Shirt
– Rear of Shirt
– Sleeves

Packages can also be put together to include field signage.

For more information, costs and availability please contact the club



Kingfishers in the Finals – Get out and support the club

Its a weekend of huge games for the club this weekend, get out and support the teams that are playing.

Semi Finals
U14E’s v New Lambton – Sat 10:15am Novocastrian Park 2, New Lambton

O35E v Sth Cardiff – Sat 4pm Novocastrian Park 2, New Lambton

O35B v Warners Bay – Sat 3:45pm Aitcheson Reserve 1, Blacksmiths

All Age Women E v Lambton Jaffas – Sun 12:15pm Aitcheson Reserve 2, Blacksmiths

All Age Women B v Uni – Sun 1pm, Fieldsend Oval, Maitland

Zone League
Saturday at home is a huge day for our Zone League against Westlakes with First Grade still in the hunt for the minor premiership. Get along to support all three grades on ‘Old Boys Day’, we would love to see all past players there.

The ground is fully licensed and the full canteen will be open.

Third’s – 1pm
Reserves – 2:45pm
Firsts – 4:30pm

McGrath Foundation Pink Day for Breast Cancer – Sunday 30th July.

Garden Suburb Football Club are hosting a PINK day in support of the McGrath Foundation and Breast Cancer Awareness. With both the men’s and women’s teams playing, this is shaping up to be a huge day at the club. This cause is very close to our hearts and we hope to raise a great deal of much needed funds.

There will be champagne & strawberries available for $5 in addition to the usual range of amazing food and beverages available from the canteen. There will also be raffles throughout the day and the 100 Club.

Come along on the day and support the teams:
All Age Women
– 9:00 AM – H Grade Kick Off against Jesmond
– 10:30 AM – E Grade Kick Off against Belswans
– 12:00 PM – B Grade Kick Off against Cooks Hill

Zone League
– 11:00 AM – Third Grade Kick Off against Beresfield FC
– 12:45 PM – Reserve Grade Kick Off against Beresfield FC
– 2:30 PM – First Grade Kick Off against Beresfield FC

You can also assist by donating – either on the day, or by visting:…/Garden…

Just click on the “Donate” button to make a donation and you will be emailed a tax-deductible receipt straight away. Every dollar makes a difference and you will be helping the McGrath Foundation place McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities across Australia.

To find out more about the McGrath Foundation, visit or

Info for anyone wanting to become a referee

For anyone considering becoming a referee, NNSW have passed on the following information.
Please see below details of an introductory level 4 referee course to communicate to your players & members.
To undertake this training program you must be at least 13 years of age and have successfully passed the online Laws of the Game within the past two years.
This training program is aimed at match officials officiating in junior and youth matches.
The program consists of theory modules, practical sessions and practical mentoring in matches as a referee and assistant referee.
Upon completion of all components referees will be officially qualified as a Level 4 Referee. The qualification is valid for a period of up to 4 years.
To complete the online component visit: . Once completed print your certificate & bring it with you to the course.
Course: Level 4 Referee (this is where all referees start)
Date: Sunday 8th October 2017
Time: 8.30am – 4.30pm
Venue: Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility – 13 Park Rd Speers Point
To register click here
For any enquiries please contact Brad Carlin ( or Ross Hicks

Sponsors wanted for club AWAY strip

The club is in the process of purchasing two new Puma away kits to be set aside for big games such as FFA Cup, Womens State Cup, Semi Finals, Finals and Grand Finals.

To help pay for these two kits the club is seeking sponsors for the various spots available.

– Front Shirt
– Sleeves (x2)
– Back of shirt

Each of the two kits will have the same sponsors an we expect these kits to be in use for at least 5 seasons.

We need to have the shirt designs finalised next week, so if you are interested in being on these shirts, please get in touch with the club by email at Prices for sponsorship are negotiable, but will be given to the highest offer.

Garden Suburb FC