Over 35's and Over 45's - mixing sport and social
This is a wonderfully social club. From just one team a few years ago, through word of mouth we have grown into a large football mad family and are a great bunch of blokes. Most of us have kids playing Saturday mornings, who then become the core of our sideline supporters in the afternoons.
We welcome players who have never played football before and those who played in their school days and havent touched a ball since those days. We also have competitive teams in Division 1 of both the Over 35 and Over 45 competitions for those who have a lifetime of football experience. Whatever your skill level you'll find a place in one of our teams.
One of our successes is that Saturday afternoon games are a family function with wives / partners and kids coming along to watch and cheer. The wives strengthen their own friendships while sometimes actually watching part of our game! A picnic atmosphere is enjoyed.
Now our wives have discovered what we have known all along - the enjoyment of playing football, the fun within the team spirit and the personal gain from competitive sport. They watch us play on Saturdays and we watch them play on Sundays in the Womens O35 comp.
What is the standard like? Do I need to have played before?
The club accommodates for different skill levels. Many players are returning to the game they played in their youth and some are first time players and coming across from other sports.
When and where are the games played?
Games are played at either 1:00pm or 3:00pm on a Saturday. Home games are at Norman Griffiths Oval, Comenarra Field or Mimosa Oval. Away games are all around the upper North Shore .
What commitment do I need to make?
For your own benefit, you should aim to be present for at least 80% of games. Holidays and work commitments will mean people will inevitably miss some games but the squad size accommodates this. Let the team managers know at the start of the season if you know you will be away for a large period of time. We can work with most schedules but may need to have additional players in the team if you are expecting a longer absence,
Do the teams train?
Training is held on Wednesdays at Norman Griffiths Oval (Division 1) or Mimosa Oval (Division 2 and 3) from 7:30pm till 9:00pm. It is not compulsory to train but all players are encouraged to attend on the night with their team.
What equipment do I need?
The club provides a playing shirt on loan for the season. You will need club shorts and socks which can be purchased from the club. You will also need football boots and shin pads.
How much does it cost?
Please see the club fees page for the info.
What social events take place?
We have several family orientated nights throughout the year that are hugely successful and well attended. These strengthen the bonds and friendships between players and teams. It also includes wives and kids, making them great social occasions, watch the website for more details.
We also have player functions during the year and always a drink after training. We are fortunate to have the resources of the West Pymble Bicentennial Club at our disposal, who always keep the bar open for after training team talks.