Welcome to New Players
Welcome to West Pymble Football Club! We are delighted that you have decided to play football this season and with our club and as part of the Northern Suburbs Football Association (NSFA).
As a new player , you may have a few questions. Most of the answers can be found on the various pages of this website, with dedicated pages to each type of football - Miniroos (U6-U11), Junior Comp (U12-U18), Mens All Age, Mens Over35/Over 45, Girls Comp, and Womens Over 35. But as a starting point this page will give you an overview of our club and how things work.
For the newest and youngest players in the Mini-Roos teams, we have a separate page with additional information on this link.
Below are some common questions we are asked.
1. HOW DO I BUY GEAR (or my 'kit')?
You will be provided a shirt that will be returned at the end of the season. Shorts and socks are available from the club canteen.
Kit & Merchandise can be purchased at the Norman Griffiths Oval canteen on any Saturday or Sunday during the season when there are games scheduled at Norman Griffiths oval and the canteen is open.
2. WHEN DOES TRAINING START?
It all depends on your age group. View the CALENDAR for more information. For U6 through U9, we recommend basing training around the technical skills sessions, on each Monday during school term.
3. WHEN DOES THE SEASON START?
The season starts the first weekend of April. Please note: we generally do not know the draw until March at the earliest.
4. WHAT TIME WILL I PLAY?
Most junior Mini-Roos games (U6 through U11) and our Junior mixed competition teams (U12 - U18) take place in the morning anytime between 8.30am and 11.50am.
Men’s competition games are on Saturday at 1pm and 3pm.
Girls junior games are on Sunday morning and women’s competition games at 1pm and 3pm on Sunday.
5. WHERE DO WE PLAY?
All around the district. NSFA have a Grounds Maps page which details locations, and your team manager will send you an email each week with the details for that week's game. Plug the location into Google Maps, and you're away!
6. CAN I PLAY WITH MY FRIENDS?
We do our best to honour "play with friends" requests - but please understand that the mathematics of juggling enrolments and number of places per team can mean that we might need to make some adjustments. We prefer to have teams with similar numbers in an age group: ie: we avoid lumping say 13 friends together whilst another team is short. This allows new friendships outside of school and social boundaries to be created as a result.
For Under 8yrs and up, we conduct a grading process (TAGS), so that we can assign players in the best team for their development and also choose the best division to place the entire team in. In some instances, depending on registration numbers, we may grade at younger ages.
Once the teams are formed they will train once a week throughout the season on a day at a time specified by the team coach. Each team will need to supply their own manager and coach. For U6 through U9, we recommend basing training around the Concept4 technical skills sessions on a Monday during school term.
We have teams playing in the following sections:-
· Junior Non-Competition MINI-ROOS – This covers teams for Under 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 for boys and girls
· Junior Competition – That is mixed teams from Under 12 through to Under 18
· Men’s All-Age
· Men's Over 35
· Mens Over 45
· Girls Competition – Under 10 and above including the Diamond League for U11 and U12.
· Women’s Over 35 teams.
The club caters for players of all types and skill levels.
Have a great season !