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

  • Over 35 and Over 45 (mixed but typically male)

  • Women’s Over 35

  • Over 55 (new in 2022) (mixed but typically male)

  • Walking Football (new in 2021)


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 provided a loaned shirt shortly ahead of the season start, which must be returned at the end of the season. The shirt is allocated by either the team coach or manager, prior to the first game of the season.

  • Shorts and socks are available to purchase from the club canteen on Saturday's during the season, when there are games being played at Norman Griffiths Oval; or the club house (adjacent to the canteen) during nominated pre-season dates. 

  • Additional 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 around the technical skills sessions, usually on a weekday afternoon during school terms.

3. When does the season start?

  • Usually on the second or third weekend of 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 at the earliest.

4. What time will I play?

  • Most mixed-teams junior games - Miniroos (U6-U11) and competition teams (U12 - U18) - take place in the morning anytime between 8.30am and 11.50am.

  • Junior Girls-only teams play on Sunday mornings.

  • Men’s competition games are on Saturday at 1:00 PM and 3:00PM. 

  • Women’s competition games are on Saturday at 1:00 PM and 3:00PM. 

  • Walking Football games are being planned for Monday evenings (circa mid-March 2021) from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM.

5. Where do we play? 

  • All around the district. The 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. 


6. Can I play football with my friends?

  • 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.  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 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. For U6-U9 teams, we recommend basing training around the  technical skills sessions - Monday's during school terms.