2015 Registration Day
This season’s Registration Day is being held on Sunday February 15th at Shore Reserve from 10am – 1pm. Although mainly for new players, returning players are also welcome to come down to pay fees in person, visit the Apparel shop to speak with coaches / club officials about any questions / issues.
Online registration via SportingPulse is opening January 20th. ALL PLAYERS ARE REQUIRED TO REGISTER AND UPDATE THEIR DETAILS ONLINE, even if you come down to Registration Day. Like last season, SportingPulse will also be accepting payment for fees online by credit card.
You will receive an email from SportingPulse over the next few days with web-site details, instructions and your unique username and password – DO NOT DELETE OR LOSE THIS.
Regrettably the Club committee has needed to increase 2015 player fees in-line with increasing fixed costs of putting teams on the field, increased premiums coming from AFL mandated improvements in player insurance, and the simple fact that previous fee structures haven’t covered our the Club’s true costs.
2015 fees are $320 for the 1st child, $290 for the 2nd and $200 for the third. These include a $20 per player insurance levy. Subsequent children can play for the charge of the insurance levy only. Family discounts now extend to families with senior players, with the oldest player being classed as the 1st child.
U8 players fit outside this at $100 per player. ALL FEE PAYMENTS ARE DUE BY MARCH 29.
The Club is also introducing a "No Pay – No Jumper – No Play" policy this year. Fees will need be paid before your child will be presented with their jumper for the season. If you are having financial difficulties or feel this policy will disadvantage your child, you will need to contact Club Treasurer James Baker, or Vice-President & Junior Co-ordinator Glen Weaver before Jumper Presentations on March 29.
If you paid a $50 pre-registration deposit last year and want to pay the balance of your fees online with SportingPulse, you will find that you can only pay the full amount. This is SportingPulse restriction can be worked around in two ways:
• Pay the full amount. The Club will notice your account in credit and will refund you your deposit.
• Register online but provide the payment manually (cash or cheque) at Registration Day or at training.
Wait-list & Team Allocation
As communicated at the end of last season, the Club is also placing firm limits on the number of players per team this year. Once we receive enough registrations for one team, subsequent players will be wait listed until we have enough to field another. Registrations will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis. Please do not assume that because you played last year that your child will automatically be offered a place on a team. Those who pre-registered in 2014 have already secured their position in this process.
Fees must be received (including balance for those who pre-registered) by the March 29 due date or your place in a team may be offered to those on the wait-lists.
Monday February 2 marks the start of Pre-Season training for this season. This will be held at Brearley Reserve every Monday night until regular training commences. U10 & U12 will be from 5pm – 6pm and U14 & U16 from 6:15pm – 7:15pm. The focus will be on fitness and skills refresh / development, and is highly recommended for all players. Football boots are not to be worn.
Regular training will commence at Brearley Reserver the week starting Monday March 16 and take us through to season close:
• U10 – Wednesdays and Fridays, 5pm – 6pm
• U12 – Wednesdays and Fridays, 6:15pm – 7:15pm
• U14 – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5pm – 6pm
• U16 – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:15pm – 7:15pm
The Club will be looking to organise three practice matches, to be held on Sunday March 15, 22 and 29. The details of these will be announced at a later date. It’s important that your child attends and plays in these matches as the Club will be using the them to confirm grading and team selection.
Jumpers will be presented to financial players before start of the March 29 practice match.
The Club will have its Season Launch for Junior and Senior seasons on March 29 as part of our final practice matches. Keep the date free and look out for details over the pre-season – it’ll mark the start of the Club’s campaign in the elevated Premier Division, so we’re hoping to make this a bit special.
Round 1 of the Junior EDFL season is fixtured for Sunday April 12. Like last season, the first 4 rounds will be used for grading this year. Details of the Round 1-4 fixture will be released by the EDFL once Club team registrations close in March. Details of the Round 5-14 fixture will be released after Round 4.