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.

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 prior to registration to obtain your Active Kids $100 rebate. This will be required during the registration process.

To register online, go to 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 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 of more information, or to ask any questions you may have about the position.

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