2024 - Age Groups and Season Fees
Age Group Guide
* Can apply for dispensation to play in a lower age group under the Relative Age Effect (RAE) Rule.
Players may only register in Mixed Small Sided Football if they are four (4) years of age or older as at midnight on the 31st December of the year prior.
No player should play in an age group more than two (2) years higher than they are qualified for, unless the NSFA Competitions Department has granted dispensation.
The Relative Age Effect (RAE) allows for players born in last thee (3) months (between the 1st of October and 31st of December), to offset any physical disadvantage to players born in the earlier months of a year by playing down an age group.
2024 season fees for Community (non-selective) teams are published below.
Registration fees are paid by credit card at the time of registration in the Play Football System.
Selective team fees have additional components including coaching and skills sessions fees. These fees are separate and in addition to the club's registration fee paid via the Play Football website. These fees are communicated directly to the parents of players offered positions in the selective teams.
Junior Development League (JDL) SAP teams are required to have a tracksuit, as mandated by the Northern Suburbs Football Association (NSFA) SAP license. These are available for purchase via the club.
2024 will see the club debut a new uniform, with the biggest change being the playing shirt. The other change is that playing shirts can now be purchased before the start of the season and kept by the players. The club will no longer be loaning shirts during the season and collecting them at the end of the season.
Full uniform (shirt, shorts, socks): $70.00
Shirt only: $50.00
Uniforms, particularly the playing shirt, must be purchased before the season commences in April as it is mandatory that all teams are wearing the same shirt. Playing shirts from the prior season/s are not permitted to be used on game days.
Uniforms can only be purchased directly from West Pymble FC, not via the online store. Purchases must be made at the clubhouse at Norman Griffiths Oval. There will be numerous dates advised before the start of the season in April, where the clubhouse will be opened for uniform purchase. Information on these dates is to be confirmed and will be posted on the front page of the website, in newsletters to members, and on the club's Facebook page.
Note: All selective teams will be required to purchase the full kit this season. This fee will be added as part of Selective Team fees invoicing. Shirts can then be collected during uniform purchase days - from the clubhouse at Norman Griffiths Oval - by showing your fully paid invoice as proof of purchase.
Family Discount (3+ players)
WPFC encourages whole family participation in football. As an incentive the club provides a 10% discount on the registration fee for both Junior and Senior players in a family. Discounts are available for direct family members (of any age) living at the same address.
Refunds are provided after all registrations have been completed and paid in full via the Play Football registration portal. The manner of refund calculation is outlined below.
Please complete the refund request form found here on our website and attach all receipts from the payments.
1. The discount does not apply to any selective team fees, or any registration fee where a voucher discount was provided.
2. Play Football does not allow for the application of a family discount.
3. All family members must be living at the same physical address. This address must be listed in Play Football. PO Boxes are not permitted to be used.
The total of the full fees paid will be calculated and rounded up to the nearest $5.00.
10% of the total fees is calculated and rounded down to the nearest $5.00.
In addition to the Family Discount, certain activities that support the club and help fellow members, attract some rebates on fees including:
New referees qualifying in 2024 will have their NSFRA registration fee reimbursed upon application to the club Secretary;
Referees who nominate themselves as club referees (and officiate at 3 or more WPFC games during the season) are entitled to claim their 2024 NSFRA registration fee.
All-Age players coaching a Junior team can claim a full rebate of 2024 fees, provided they are otherwise not paid for coaching that team.
The following conditions apply:
Rebates are provided at the end of the season to players who have paid in-full prior to the first round of the season;
Coaching rebates do not apply to players whose children are in the team coached;
A maximum fee rebate applies per player equivalent to the total amount paid by the player at time of registration, e.g. if an All-Age player pays $535 to register; coaches a Junior team and qualifies as a referee during the 2024 winter season, they will receive a rebate payment of $535 from the club at the end of the season.
All requests for refunds must be referred to and approved by the club Registrar email@example.com. One approved, the Refund Request form must be completed by the person requesting de-registration. If any issues are experienced with submitting the form, please advise this to the Registrar.
You must provide your bank account details (i.e. bank name, account name/s, BSB and account numbers) in the form for refund via Electronic Funds Transfer as the club as inbound payments are managed via Football Australia's Play Football system and they do not manage the club refund requests. Please be patient while awaiting the refund, as these are usually processed in batches.
* Players whose registration fees have been paid, that then de-register before to the season commencing, shall be entitled to a full refund less the $20.00 administration fee.
* Players whose registration fees have been paid, that then de-register after the season commences, will be able to claim a partial refund of fees as determined by the club, less the $20.00 administration fee.
* Where this player is part of a family who have received a family discount, the refund shall be limited to the difference between the total amount paid and the revised amount due for any family members who remain registered.