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Welcome to New Players

Welcome to West Pymble Football Club! We are delighted that you have decided to play football with us this season and as part of the Northern Suburbs Football Association (NSFA). The club caters for players of all types and skill levels and in various formats to ensure that players of all ages, skills, and fitness levels are able to participate in this wonderful game. The following playing categories are offered by the club. 

  • Special Needs

  • MiniRoos (non-competition): Teams for Under 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 for girls + boys (mixed) and girls only

  • Juniors (competition): Teams for Under 12 through Under 18 for mixed girls + boys

  • Girls Only (competition): Under 10 and above including the Diamond League for Under 11 and Under 12

  • All-Age (mixed but typically male)

  • Women's All-Age

  • Women's Over 30 & Over 45

  • Over 35, Over 45, & Over 55 (mixed but typically male)

  • Walking Football


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 football offering. This page will provide an overview of our club and how things work.

The NSFA Regulations provides excellent information about competition, non-competition, tournaments etc.

Below are some common questions asked by new players and parents to the club.

1. How do I purchase playing kit? 

  • You will be able to purchase the playing kit (shirt, shorts, socks) at the Clubhouse located at Norman Griffiths Oval, West Pymble. During the pre-season, dates will be published on our Facebook page to advise of dates and times for purchase. During the season, when games are being played at Norman Griffiths Oval, you will be able to purchase this at the clubhouse canteen. 

  • Additional (non-playing kit) merchandise can be purchased via our Online Store.

2. When does training start?

  • It depends on your age group. The club will provide information on all training dates and times in advance. Information will be found via our website calendar; Facebook page; the club Newsletter, and direct emails from coaches, coordinators, and the Committee. 

  • For U6-U9 age groups, we recommend training focused on technical skills and teamwork, and usually on a weekday afternoon after school hours, during school terms.

3. When does the season start?

  • Usually in early-to-mid April. All dates will be communicated well in advance via the above noted channels. Please note: we generally do not know the draw until late March, once it is published by the NSFA.

4. What time will I play?

  • Most mixed-teams junior games - Miniroos (U6-U11) and competition teams (U12 - U18) - take place on Saturday mornings from 8:30 AM through to no later than midday.

  • Junior girls-only teams play on Sunday mornings from no earlier than 8:30 AM.

  • Men’s All-Age competition games are on Saturday afternoons.

  • Women’s All-Age and Over 30/45 competition games are on Sundays.

  • Walking Football is played on Wednesday nights. This is a social program, not a competition.

5. Where do we play? 

  • All around the district. The NSFA have a Grounds Maps page which details locations. Your team manager will provide communications each week with the details for that week's game. 


6. Can I play football with my friends?

  • For MiniRoos football, we do our best to accommodate "play with friends" requests, however, please understand that the mathematics of juggling enrolments and number of places per team, means that we may need to make some adjustments, or not be able to accommodate a request. We prefer to have teams with similar numbers in an age group: i.e. we avoid allocating 13 friends together in a team, whilst another team is short players. This allows new friendships outside of school and social boundaries to be created as a result.  

  • For Under 8-years and above, we conduct a Team Allocation and Grading Sessions (TAGS) process, so that we can assign players in the best team for their skills and development, and also choose the best division to place the entire team in. In some instances, depending on registration numbers, we may grade players 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. 

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