WELCOME TO SEASON 2018

Hello All,

Welcome to the 2018 season of Football at Barden Ridgebacks Football Club.
 
We look forward to welcoming you back to the best sporting complex in the Sutherland Shire “The Ridge” in 2018.

Registrations will once again be done online via the My Football Club  Visit http://www.playfootballnsw.com.au/register/ and follow the instructions. You will need your FFA number and your password.

New this year is the NSW Government’s ‘Active Kids’ program. If you are registering a school-enrolled child please ensure you read section 2 ‘NSW Government’s Active Kids rebate scheme’ to ensure you receive your $100 discount on each schoolchild’s registration fee.
On-Line Registration Log-In Details

You can complete the entire registration process including payment quickly and easily online. On-line registration is simple for returning players and you are strongly encouraged to make use of the online facility.

Your password will be the same as it was last year or the last time you played. If you have forgotten it you can access it at the http://www.playfootballnsw.com.au/register/ then ‘click here to proceed to the login pages’ and then ‘need a password’ and enter your email address.
 
NSW Government ‘Active Kids’ Rebate Scheme
The NSW Government has allocated $207 million over four years to establish Active Kids which is a program to help NSW families meet the cost of getting their kids into sport and active fitness and recreational activities. The program takes the form of a $100 voucher available to parents/guardians of school enrolled children. The $100 voucher can be used to help cover registration costs for sport and fitness activities and football is part of this program. Every child (4.5 - 18 years’ old) enrolled in school from Kindergarten to Year 12 will be eligible for an Active Kids Voucher. The scheme is not means tested and one $100 voucher is available each year for each child covering the Jan-Dec period.
Because the voucher applies only to school-enrolled children, the scheme is not available until 31st January 2018 (i.e. after the schools have returned following the summer break). Vouchers can be claimed via Service NSW either at http://www.service.nsw.gov.au or by attending any Service NSW location. The voucher will contain a code and this code will need to be inputted as part of online registration at http://www.playfootballnsw.com.au/register/ to claim the $100 discount. Note that if you have several school-enrolled children you will need to apply separately for a voucher code for each child.
Because the voucher scheme is not available until 31st January 2018 there are two registration options available to you from 4th January when registrations open:-
1.    Wait until 31st January 2018. Then apply for the Voucher code from Service NSW (either at http://www.service.nsw.gov.au or in person at a Service NSW location). Once you have the voucher code then register with Barden Ridgebacks Football Club (either online at http://www.playfootballnsw.com.au/register/  or at our manual Registration day on Sunday 11th February 10:00-2:00pm

2.    As an alternative, you can still register with us from 15th January up until 30th January prior to obtaining your voucher code. An option will be available to you to take a ‘$100 deferred payment discount’ during registration pending supply of the voucher code. To follow this option, register your child in the normal way at http://www.playfootballnsw.com.au/register/ but when you get to the payment screen select the option ‘purchase additional items’ and within here select the ‘Active Kids deferred discount’ option. This will apply a temporary $100 discount to your fee in lieu of you obtaining and supplying the voucher code. From 31st January you can then apply for the voucher code from Service NSW (either at http://www.service.nsw.gov.au or in person at a Service NSW location) which you should then submit to the club at [email protected] to finalise registration of your child. Please note that your child’s registration will not be finalised until either this voucher code has been received by us or the outstanding $100 has been paid.
Further information on the scheme can be found at https://sport.nsw.gov.au/sectordevelopment/activekids

Registration Fees
Rego Fees for 2018 are :

  Rego completed by 1st March 2018 Rego completed from 1st March Late Fees Apply
  Please note U6-U21 teams graded by Sat 24th Feb and players need to be registered to participate  
U6 & U7 Boys and Girls $140** $140**
U8 & U9 Boys and Girls $150** $150**
U10 & U11 Boys and Girls $170** $170**
U12 & U13, Boys and Girls $180** $180**
U14, U15 & U16 Boys and Girls $190** $190**
U18 Male & Female $215** $265**
U21 & W21 $300 $350
U21, W21 (Full-Time Student with ID) $260 $310
All Age Men / Senior Women $300 $350
All Age Men / Senior Women (Full-Time student with ID) $260 $310
O35/O45 Men & O30 /O40 Women $300 $350

** Note that an ‘Active Kids’ $100 discount may be available for this fee

Family Discount
Barden Ridgebacks offer a family discount for Junior players living in the same household, please see website under Forms and policies Tab.

Manual Registration Day (new players must attend)

For those who are having difficulties with online registration and for ALL new players who haven’t played football in the Sutherland Shire area before we will be holding a manual registration day on Sunday Feb 11th

Location : Lucas Heights Community School
Time: 10:00-2:00pm

Photos
Please note that new photos are required this year for all players in the following age groups:-

U10 male and female
U14 male and female
U18 male and female
All new players aged U10 or older
Any player with an existing photo more than 3 years old
Photos must be head and shoulders ‘passport-style’ and can be uploaded online during the registration process. Alternatively, you can attend one of the above registration days and we will take your photo for you.
It is very important that you upload / update your photo when you register if you are in one of the Age Groups above. Each year we see a handful of players who miss out on playing in Round 1 of the season simply because they did not have a valid photo. We need your assistance to avoid this.

Grading
Junior team grading will be held as required as per the details below:

When:             Saturday 24th February 2018 - Junior U/6 – U/11
 
Sunday 25th February 2018 - Junior Boys & Girls U12 – U18 & Boys U21 (please see details below)
 
Saturday 3rd March 2018 - Spare (For Call Backs / Wet Weather)
 
Sunday 4th March 2018 - Senior Teams Allocation (W21, AL, WAL, O35 & O45).
 
Where:            The Ridge Fields 5 & 6
Please check the Ridgebacks Website www.bardenridgebacks.com.au for details closer to the grading days or call any of the Ridgebacks executive listed in the contact sheet if you are unsure.
 
Remember:
o    Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your grading time below
o    Only players who have registered to play with BRFC in 2018 are permitted to participate in grading.
o    Players not wearing shin pads and boots will not be permitted to participate in grading.
o    Players should have suitable sun protection and fluids.
o    Ensure you check the Club's website www.bardenridgebacks.com.au in the week prior to the scheduled grading day for details of any changes to the grading times or venue.
 
Contact:         David Batten BRFC Techincal Director – 0413 764 600
                        Grant Palmer Grading Committee – 0428 502 777

Grading Schedule:

Saturday 24th February 2018

Under 6 @ 8.00am 

Under 7 @ 9.00am 

Under 8 @ 10.00am 

Under 9 @ 11.15am 

Under 10 @ 12:45pm

Under 11 @  2.00pm 

 

Sunday 25th February 2018 

Boys Under 12 & U13 @ 8.00am

Boys U14 & U15 @ 9.15am

Boys U16 @ 10.15am - TBC PLEASE CHECK WEBSITE

Girls W16 & W18 @ 11.15am

Boys U18 & Mens U21 @ 12.15pm - ALL U18 & U21 MALE TEAMS MUST HAVE AT LEAST 1 REPRESENTATIVE WITH TEAM LIST OF REGISTERED PLAYERS & COACH / MGR DETAILS. ANY PLAYERS IN THESE AGE GROUPS WITHOUT AN ALLOCATED TEAM MUST ALSO ATTEND.

Saturday - Spare - 3rd March 2018 - IF REQUIRED – CHECK WEBSITE

Sunday 4th March

All Senior Teams - 11am til 1pm - ALL AL, W21, SW, 035 / O45 MUST HAVE AT LEAST 1 TEAM REP ATTEND WITH FULL TEAM LIST OF REGISTERED PLAYERS PLUS COACH / MGR DETAILS

 

Coaches and Managers

Please be aware this season:-

All Coaches and Managers (juniors and seniors) will this year be required to register via www.playfootball.com.au/coach/register-a-coach
All Coaches and Managers of junior teams will also be required to have applied for and submitted to us a valid ‘working with children’ number. This is now a mandatory requirement to ensure compliance with legislation and FFFA’s standard policies.

Season 2018 Important Dates

Some important dates for the 2018 season are:
 
·         Junior Players Registrations finalised for Grading  - Sat 24th Feb
·         Junior Teams Gradings – Sat 24th & Sun 25th Feb
·         Senior Players Registrations finalised for Team Allocation  - Wed 28th Feb
·         Senior Teams Representatives Gatho – Sun 4th March
·         BRFC Club Working Bee - Saturday 13th 8:00-12:00pm
·         Gear Handout – Saturday 13th 12:00-1:00pm
·         Coaches & Managers Meeting - 19th March
·         Trial Matches TBA Sat 24th & Sun 25th
·         Round 1 Starts – Sat 7th & Sun 8th April

Website / Social Media
Keep an eye out on our website www.bardenridgebacks.com.au or our Barden Ridgebacks Football Club Facebook page to keep up to date on what happening around the club.

Club Contacts
Please don’t hesitate to contact any one of us if you have any queries:

Registration queries
Gary Leech - Club Registrar – 0405 595 663

Grading queries            
Dave Batten – Technical Director – 0413 764 600

Training Allocations           
Grant Palmer – [email protected]  - 0428502777

Club Treasurer             
Belinda Edwards - Club Treasurer – 0404817723

General queries             
Scott Howard - Club President – 0414 600 295
Lou Chandler – Club Secretary – [email protected] – 0413 456 009
Grant Palmer – Vice President Junior Teams – 0428502777
Andrew Edwards – Vice President Senior Teams - 0425263054

Thanks for your time and we can’t wait to see you when we “Lets the Dogs Out” again at The Ridge in 2018

BRFC Committee

Sunday, 14 January 2018 - 10:40am