UPDATED: March 3, 2015
GPFC committee are pleased to announce a new football development program that is available to all GPFC registered players in the age groups Under 8 to Under 11.
The program is run internally within GPFC by FFA accredited coaches from our Premier Division 2 squad.
The programs first term will start after the Easter school holidays. Please refer to the attached flyer for more information.
Rod Carley, GPFC coaching coordinator will also be available to answer any questions at muster day on Saturday and provide application forms.
Note – programs for other age groups are also be reviewed based on the level of interest received.
UPDATED: March 3, 2015
The Coaches and Managers meeting will be held on Wednesday, 11th March at Surveyors Creek Community Centre at the following times:
7:00PM – 8:00PM: U5 to U11 SSF
8:15PM – 9:15PM: U12 to AA Competition Teams
The meeting is to provide an update on changes to NFA guidelines and rules as well as brief new coaches and remind existing ones of the processes that need to be followed in order for their teams to have a successful season on and off the pitch.
Therefore it is mandatory that the coach or manager (or a nominated delegate, if both coach/manager are unavailable) from each team attends.
UPDATED: February 25, 2015
The club muster day will be held on Saturday 7th March at Bethany Catholic Primary School, Glenmore Park. We have also had a record number of registrations, now over 1100!
For all new players and parents to GPFC not aware of what occurs at the muster day, this event enables all junior players to meet with their new teams, confirm their coach & manager (manager not required for SSF), agree training times (where needed) and most importantly collect your teams new playing gear & equipment. All new GPFC playing shirts along with training and match balls will be provided in team kits to your teams coach or manager on the day.
To confirm what other playing equipment is provided:
U5 to U7 - any new registered player in ages U5 – U7 will receive a pair of SSF black socks and shorts. Any existing players in these age groups received these last season, and can purchase a second pair of socks or shorts if needed.
U8 – all players in this age group will receive a pair of white GPFC club socks, (as they have moved from black SSF socks to club white) as well as the new GPFC purple shorts
U9 to O45 – all players from U9 and up will receive a new pair of GPFC purple shorts.
White GPFC club socks will be available for sale on the day.
Short sizes & socks (where issued) – these will be issued in bulk to your coach/manager with your teams playing shirts. A form will be placed in each team kit for the coach/manager to record the number of any shorts/socks that need to be swapped for a larger or smaller size. This note is to be returned at the coaches & managers meeting on wednesday 11th March. A gear exchange night will be held prior to the season commencement.
Please refer to the muster day schedule listed below for the time that you/your child needs to attend.
Coaches & Managers - A reminder that any new coaches & managers, and any existing ones will also need to complete and finalise their working with children checks before their coach/manager registration can be approved. If you are intending on coaching or managing a team this year, please ensure that you have referred to the Coach/Manager Registration WWC post on the second page of the website, have completed your coach or manager (volunteer) online registration & WWC check prior to the muster day.
Team Allocations are now FINAL - the committee has gone through a very lengthy & fair process, burning many late nights over the past two weeks to make every possible effort to place players in the teams of their choice. As previously advised, all returning players were given first preference to remain in their existing team provided that they had registered on time by the 14th February initial deadline. Team lists were then published and communication channels were provided for any final requests on team allocations to be reviewed. Only a very small number of requests could not be met due to requests for placement in teams exceeding the maximum number of players allowed.
Therefore, team allocations are now final and have been forwarded to Nepean Football Association for team nomination & grading review this coming weekend and cannot be changed without approval from NFA. There will be no re-allocating of players across teams done at the muster day.
Muster Day Schedule:
9:00 AM - The mighty Under 5′s
10:00 AM - Under 8
11:00 AM – Under 12 girls, 14 girls & Under 12 boys, 13 boys & 14 boys
11:45 AM - Under 9 girls & Under 9 mixed
12:30 PM - Under 6
1:30 PM - Under 10 girls and Under 10 mixed & 11 mixed
2:30 PM - Under 7
3:30 PM - Under 16 girls, 17 girls & Under 15 boys, 16 boys, 17 boys & 18 boys
*Senior men’s and women’s teams will also be able to collect their teams playing shirts, shorts and match balls at muster day, anytime between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM