GREYSTANES FC

established 1970

after registration

season 2018

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grading dates

A player must attend all scheduled grading sessions unless directed otherwise by the Club committee.

More grading information is listed further down on this page. Grading dates for the upcoming season will be posted by the end of January.

Press the button for a list of dates & times for the upcoming season.

For safety reasons football boots and shin guards must be worn at all grading sessions by all participants.

meet & greet dates

Information for parents & players in all Miniroos teams.

Players are placed into teams without grading. Coaches and managers are selected also.

More grading information is listed further down on this page. Grading dates for the upcoming season will be posted by the end of January.

Press the button for a list of dates & times for the upcoming season.

what grading is

junior teams

The purpose of the grading system is to place each child into a team and level of competition that best suits their ability. This will enable your child to have a chance in contributing to the team, learn football skills, develop as a player and receive enjoyment from participation.

Please ensure you have your child at grading at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

placement & grading

Grading of players for junior teams (under 12 - 17) and placement of players for MiniRoos teams (under 5 – 11) plus selection of coaches and managers usually takes place over the two weeks following the last registration day. At the end of this process, the team coach or manager contacts each player with team information & details.

If you have not heard, by late February, from a coach, manager or committee member regarding team placement, please contact the club registrar.

policies

special notes
  • It is Club policy that a player has paid annual fees, in full, before player ID card is issued and prior to season commencement.
  • A player must attend all scheduled grading sessions except with prior approval from the Club committee.
  • If you unable to attend grading, please advise the Club registrar as soon as possible so that your inability to attend may be noted.
  • A player will not be graded if appropriate footwear and shin guards are not worn during the grading sessions.
  • Scheduled grading sessions may be reduced to one session with prior approval from the Club committee.
non-attendance

To avoid misunderstandings;

  • A player not attending a grading session will be assumed to have has decided not to play and will be removed from team lists without notice or further contact.

Prior to the season starting and during the season your assistance will be required to carry out various tasks to ensure the season runs smoothly. Please assist by helping out when and wherever possible. More information on volunteering can be found here more registration.

More questions & answers below. Please read this page before contacting the committee.

questions & answers

Introduction
Grading can be a stressful time, particularly for parents. In order to demystify the process, the Club’s grading policy is outlined below.
Why we grade players
Age groups that are graded
Missing a grading session
Grading for field positions
Grading panel
Grading process is successful
Teams announcement
Number of players per team
Grading concerns

senior players

Senior players may be contacted directly by a returning coach/manager to organise a team for the new season. Players are encouraged to register online early and for new players to attend one of the scheduled registration days to ensure a place on the team.

All senior players are encouraged to take up membership and have a say in the future of our Club.

training

Training days & times are organised and set by the team coach to suit their availability. This is usually decided after consultation with players' parents. Venue and field space allocation may be decided by the Club committee depending on numbers of teams and day/time slot requirements.

If you have not heard, by late February, from a coach, manager or committee member regarding team placement, please contact the club registrar.

miniroos

Information sessions (meet & greet) are hosted by our miniroos co-ordinators prior to season commencement. Dates and times are listed on this page and/or the events page.

Training day & times are organised and set by the miniroos co-ordinators and is usually decided after consultation with coaches.

parents

During the playing season, parents are asked assist in field setup and canteen duties. It's just a couple of times and they aren't huge tasks but the more help we have the easier the job is.

All parents are encouraged to take up membership and have a say in the future of our Club.

uniform

playing kit

Players must wear the official Greystanes FC Club uniform; game shirt (provided bt the Club), shorts & socks, in all official games.

Shorts & socks are available for purchase, through the Club. Orders can be placed during the online registration process or ordered from our online shop, details below. We may have a sales day, at the Park, that will be advertised beforehand. Boots, shin guards & other football equipment may be purchased, in any colour, from your preferred retailer.

safety

Football boots & shin guards are to be worn at all training sessions and games by all players, no exceptions.

player game shirts

Each team receives a set of Club game shirts & balls that remain the property of Greystanes FC. They are issued to every team manager at the commencement of the season and must be returned by the team manager to the Club's equipment officer at the end of each season. The team manager normally issues a washing roster for the team game shirts.

Club merchandise sales available from the Club's online store, press the button for more information.

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coaches & managers

coaches & managers

Taking charge of a football team means giving back to the sport you’re passionate about and helping both your club and community.

Managers are sourced within your own team. Coaches are ideally sourced from within your team, particularly in the younger age groups. If the Club has any ‘free’ coaches they will be appointed as the need arises.

coach and manager roles

The role of the coach

Football coaches are responsible for training athletes in football by analysing their performances, instructing in relevant skills and by providing encouragement. The role of the coach will be many and varied, from instructor, assessor, friend, mentor, facilitator, chauffeur, demonstrator, adviser, supporter, fact finder, motivator, counsellor, organiser, planner and the FKB (football knowledge base).

The coach prepares training programs, assists athletes to develop new skills and uses evaluation tests to monitor training progress. The coach is always in charge of the team.

Not easy but it's a very important role and very rewarding.

Coaches are required to sign and pledge to the to the Club's code of conduct (link on this page).

All coaches are encouraged to take up membership and have a say in the future of our Club (link on this page).

The role of the team manager

The role of the Sports Team Manager can be very diverse but it does not need to be difficult or over-complicated. The duties generally relate to managing the team administration i.e everything other than coaching, such as organising match days, team photos, team social events, etc.

The team manager and/or the coach is responsible for the return of all Club equipment at the end of the season.

Managers are required to sign and pledge to the to the Club's code of conduct (link on this page).

All managers are encouraged to take up membership and have a say in the future of our Club (link on this page).

apply to be a coach / manager

  1. Provide proof of identity (Photo ID) and attain an FFA ID Card. You may have to pay a nominal fee to cover the cost of the compulsory ID card.
  2. All coaches and managers must register with FNSW prior to season commencement to obtain an FFA ID card.
  3. Become a financial Club Member.
  4. All coaches and managers involved with children under the age of 18 years must apply & register online for a Working With Children Check. This is a Government requirement and FNSW policy.

wet weather

Scheduled training and games always proceed unless you are notified otherwise by your team coach or manager.

Even in wet weather conditions training and games will proceed except if grounds are closed because there is a danger to the players through poor field condition.

No outdoor activities will be allowed during thunder & lightning storms.

Always check with your team coach because alternative arrangements may have been made for scheduled training and games.

hot weather

Postponement or cancellation is recommended for events involving adults at a temperature of 37° .

Postponement or cancellation is recommended for events involving children at a temperature of 32° .

Postponements or cancellations at the recommended temperatures should be applied in consideration of local conditions.

Always check with your team coach because alternative arrangements may have been made for scheduled training and games.

grounds

During wet weather conditions we will update the state of our grounds and fields via our online channels. You may also be contacted by your team coach / manager. Press the button for more information.

Although grounds may be closed you should always check with your team coach because alternative arrangements may have been made for scheduled training and games.

Sometimes grounds are closed or restricted for maintenance or safety reasons.

merchandise sales

online shop

football shorts
football socks
polo shirt
flash track top

Greystanes FC club merchandise is available from our online store.

Shorts, socks, polos, hoodies, caps, beenies, water bottles, accessories and more.

Clothing for women, men and children in various sizes plus an 'online designer' is available for you to design your own.

Purchases support the Club.

* Please note that there is no physical store and all orders must be made online.

 

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MPIO

Member Protection Information Officer

Greystanes FC has a Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO). The role of the MPIO is to be the first point of contact for anyone with an enquiry or concern about a member protection issue.  The MPIO is a sounding board for these concerns and can offer information on complaint resolution, policies and other aspects of the issue being discussed. 

The MPIO does not offer advice, suggestions or recommendations and the MPIO does not investigate complaints or reports.  It is the responsibility of the Club (President and/or Executive) to decide who investigates complaints or reports but it should never be the MPIO who conducts the investigation.

Member Protection encompasses several areas: Harassment, abuse, victimisation, racial vilification, child protection and bullying. Any matters outside of this scope are not member protection matters.

working with children

Football NSW Policy

It is a requirement of Football NSW that all Technical Directors, Coaches, Managers, Referees and other persons in child related roles working or volunteering with children under 18 years obtain a WWCC and provide their Club, Association, Centre, Branch or Referee Branch with a valid WWC number.

The main elements of policy change are:

  1. All volunteer parents or close relatives coaching or managing their own child’s or close relative’s team, will now require a WWC number; and
  2. All referees, will now require a WWC number.
  3. The only exemption for these roles recognised by Football NSW is the exemption for persons aged under 18 years.

contact secretary

Grading concerns are handled by our club secretary.
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