Garden Suburb FC Lighting Upgrades

Garden Suburb Football Club is pleased to announce we have been successful in obtaining a grant of $291,952 through Stage 4 of the NSW Governments Stronger Country Community Fund.
We would like to thank the NSW Government and Deputy Premier Paul Toole for this opportunity and acknowledge the support provided by Northern New South Wales Football in preparing the grant along a $40,000 co-contribution through their Facility Fund we received in 2020 along with Lake Macquarie Council for their support and assistance.
Garden Suburb Football Club has also made a significant co-contribution to the grant that has only been possible through the hard work and support of our members, sponsors and supporters. This support really is appreciated in what is the first stage of the facility upgrades.
This is huge news for the whole club and not only provides improved light coverage at the club for games and training, but will also increase our available training space by lighting the area beyond the cricket pitch. The future implementation of drainage on Margaret West field will see further opportunities for Friday night teams at the club.
Works on the project are well underway with design work and geotechnical investigations already being completed and we are aiming to have the lights in place for the 2022 season.
We will keep members up to date as the project progresses.


We’re looking for 3-4 people to form a sub-committee to assist in the management and coordination of the juniors effective immediately and to progress through to the 2022 season.

Ideally, we are looking for:
>  1-2 Coordinators for U5 – U6’s
>  1 Coordinator for U7 – U8’s
>  1 Coordinator for U9 – U11’s

As a coordinator, you would act as a point of contact for parents, carers, and coaches of your specific age group, as well as being responsible for player allocations prior to the season commencing.

The juniors have been coordinated by numerous committee members in previous years. Unfortunately, our children are now moving through to older age groups and we cannot give the junior division the time and commitment it needs.

We are open to suggestions and discussions on how the role will work with those involved but it is important to know that you would have the full support of the club committee for any guidance and assistance you would require.

If the Junior Coordinator role isn’t suited to you, but you have a set of skills that could help in another role, please have a look over at our committee page for all the vacant roles we currently are looking to fill.


Persons wishing to attend a Level 4 course and become a match official must:
– Be at least 13 years of age as of the date of the course;
– Be currently registered with FFA; and
– Have successfully completed the FFA online Laws of the Game course and exam within the last two years.

For more information or to register, visit:

Garden Suburb Football Club will consider subsidising course costs for members, requests can be made in writing to the committee by emailing

Mini Roos Catchup Round – Sunday 4th August

Mini-Roos Catchup Round – Sunday 4th August

The washed out home rounds from all U6 to U11 games will occur on Sunday the 4th August.

Please note for all games on Lance Yorke this day (including Zone League) there is a slight change to your normal kick off times.

Junior games on Lance Yorke will kick off 30mins earlier, this means an 8:30am start for the early games.

Zone League Games will start with third grade from 11:30am.

Important Dates for 2019 – Registration, Committee Meetings, Functions

With the season rapidly approaching we have the following dates that everyone should put in their calendars.

Committee Meetings (2nd Wednesday of the Month, 7pm at Cardiff RSL)

  • 13th Feb
  • 13th March (AGM)
  • 10th April
  • 8th May
  • 12th June
  • 10th July
  • 14th Aug
  • 11th Sept
  • 9th Oct
  • 13th Nov
  • 11th Dec

Registration (in person, or register on-line)

  • Saturday 2nd February – Cardiff RSL 10am – 1pm
  • Wednesday 6th February – Cardiff RSL 6pm – 8pm
  • Saturday 9th February – Cardiff RSL 6pm – 8pm

Club Events

  • Trivia Night – Saturday 1st June (Cardiff RSL)
  • Senior Presentation – Saturday 14th September (Cardiff RSL)


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.

Garden Suburb FC