FAQ

Q1. Age Group - What age group will I or my child play in?

Q2. Friends - Can I play in the same team as my friends?

Q3. Clothing - What will my child need to wear when playing and training / Does the club supply any clothing?

Q4. Games - Where and when are games played?

Q5. Training - Where and when does the team have training?

Q6. Coach / Manager - Who is my child's Coach and Manager?

Q7. Coaching / Managing - Can I coach or manage my child's team?

Q8. Bad Weather - Who do we contact in the case of bad weather on training or game days?

Q9. Sick - What do I do if my child is sick or can't make it to training or a game?

Q10. Playing Fields - How do I find out where the playing fields are?

Q11. Get Involved - How can I get involved with the running of the club?

Q12. Insurance - Are the players insured against injury?

Q13. What is the CPFC Complaints Handling Process?

A1. Age Group - What age group will I or my child play in?

Players play in the age they turn that year.

For example, if your child is playing in the 2012 season and turns 7 that year, they will play in the Under 7's. Children who are turning 5 or 6 in that particular year will play in the Under 6's.

Unfortunately we cannot register children 4 years old and under.

Players cannot play down from their age group but they can play up to 2 age groups above their own - please contact the club registrar for further details.

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A2. Friends - Can I play in the same team as my friends? 

We try to keep all the younger children (and Parents) happy by placing the children in teams where they will know other children, however, this is not always possible.

Please bear in mind that if your child ends up in a team where they will have the opportunity to make new friends - THIS IS A GOOD THING - It broadens the child's horizons and helps them interact and develop new friendships.

For the older players - If you would like to bring a group of friends and register a complete team, you will need to contact the Club Registrar or President first, as there are a few stipulations that you will need to be made aware of.

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A3. Clothing - What will my child need to wear when playing and training / Does the club supply any clothing? 

For safety reasons - All players must be wearing Shin Pads and 'Proper' Soccer Boots when training and playing a game.

Training - Players can wear whatever they like, except the Club Jersey. Please bear in mind that Shin Pads and 'Proper' Soccer Boots are essential.

Playing a Game - Players must wear the Club's full strip, ie: Jersey, Shorts and Socks along with Shin Pads and 'Proper' Soccer Boots.

Jerseys: are provided to each player as part of the registration fees. These are ONLY TO BE WORN WHEN PLAYING A GAME. They are NOT to be worn to training, shopping, socialising, school mufti days, fancy dress or for any other purpose other than playing a game when representing Carss Park Football Club.

Shorts and Socks: Shorts and Socks can be purchased from the Club at the canteen at Charles Pirie Reserve.

Shin Pads and Soccer Boots: Shin Pads and Soccer Boots can be purchased from any good sports store, eg: Rebel Sport, In Sport, Athletes Foot, Paul's Warehouse, etc.

Other Apparel: You will find that other apparel is available for purchase from the canteen, eg: Jackets, Beanies, Caps, Polo Shirts, Sports Bags, etc. Available items will change from time to time and are subject to availability.

Jerseys will be supplied by the Club as part of your registration fees.

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A4. Games - Where and when are games played? 

All Under 6 and Under 7 games are played on Saturday mornings. Under 6's normally kick off at 9:00am and Under 7's normally kick off at 10:00am.

All Under 8's, 9's, 10's and 11's (boys and mixed competitions) are also played on Saturday mornings but at different times and at various fields within the St George district.

Under 12's and above (boys and women's competitions) and all girls teams are played on Sunday's at various fields within the St George district. The younger ones are normally scheduled for earlier in the day.

All Age and Over 35's are played on Saturday afternoons.

For a list of Ground Locations, please click on the ‘Grounds’ tab which can be found in the top menu of this website.

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A5. Training - Where and when does the team have training? 

All teams train on week days, at Charles Pirie reserve, after school or business hours.

For the younger players, the actual day and time of training will depend on the Coach's availability. All our Coaches and Managers are made up from our Wonderful Parents who volunteer their time, so whenever your particular coach is available to have training, is when your team will train. You will be notified by your Coach or Manager as to what day and time your training will be. If you are interested in becoming a Coach or Manager, please contact the Committee.

Coaches and Managers along with our senior teams will need to contact our Administration Officer in order to book a weekly spot at Charles Pirie for training.

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A6. Coach / Manager - Who is my child's Coach and Manager? 

The club is run entirely on the backbone of volunteers and without the help of people like our Coaches and Managers, the Club simply does not function.

Coaches and Managers are normally parents from your child's team who have volunteered their services to fulfill these very important roles. Very simply, without a Coach and / or Manager, your child will not have a team to play with.

You will be contacted by your Coach or Manager at the beginning of the season who will introduce themselves and let you know about training and how everything will work. Different teams may have slightly different systems depending on the Coach and Managers time and availability.

It's important to reiterate that your Coach and Manager have voluntarily taken on these roles so that not only their children can play soccer but also YOUR children can play and have fun. It is only fair to treat them with the utmost courtesy and respect they deserve.

If ever you have any questions or problems, your Coach or Manager should always be your first port of call and if they're not sure, they will contact the Club's Committee on your behalf.

If you'd like to become a Coach or Manager please don't hesitate to contact the Club's Registrar or President.

Please Note: The appointment of all Coaches and Managers remains at the discretion of the Club's Executive Committee.

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A7. Coaching / Managing - Can I coach or manage my child's team? 

YES... of course you can!

The club is run entirely on volunteers and without the help of people like you, the Club simply will not function.

You're welcome to Coach or Manage your child's team as long as nobody else has put their hand up before you.

Coaching: We have a Coaching Director who is always willing to help you out should you need it and the internet has a wealth of information available when it comes to coaching and training drills.

Managing: The role of a Manager is simply the conduit of communication between the Club and the team. Basically, anything to do with the team 'Off the field' is the Manager's responsibility. There's really nothing to it!

If you'd like to become a Coach or Manager please don't hesitate to contact the Club's Registrar or President.

Please Note: The appointment of all Coaches and Managers remains at the discretion of the Club's Executive Committee.

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A8. Bad Weather - Who do we contact in the case of bad weather on training or game days?

If there's one thing that's completely out of our control, it's Mother Nature!

In the case of bad weather on training nights or on game days, the best person to contact is always your Coach or Manager.

They will have been notified by the Club as to whether Charles Pirie has been closed, and they will have the tools available to find out if other parks have been closed on weekends.

Please DO NOT call SGFA or the Club's Committee members, only contact your Coach or Manager.

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A9. Sick - What do I do if my child is sick or can't make it to training or a game?

We understand that sometimes children get sick or something comes up that's prevents you from attending training or a game.

Once again, you should always contact your Coach or Manager to let them know as early as possible.

Coaches and Managers often take the time to plan and organise game plays, training drills, positions, etc. and if you can't make it to a training session or a game without letting them know, that can throw a big spanner in the organisation of the team and make their job so much harder.

PLEASE... don't leave it until the last minute to let them know, contact them asap to give them as much notice as possible.

After all... It's just common courtesy anyway!

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A10. Playing Fields - How do I find out where the playing fields are?

For a list of Ground Locations, please click on the ‘Grounds’ tab which can be found in the top menu of this website.

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A11. Get Involved - How can I get involved with the running of the club?

The club is run entirely on volunteers and without the help of people like you, the Club simply will not function.

The best way to get involved in the behind the scenes workings of the Club is simply by attending our monthly meetings. Generally they are held on the first Monday night of each month at a local hotel.

All Coaches and Managers are notified (via email) as to where and when each meeting will take place and in turn they should forward this information on to you.

You're more than welcome to come and we'd love to see you there!  

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A12. Insurance - Are the players insured against injury?

For the most up to date information regarding Football NSW Risk Protection Programme please CLICK HERE and you'll be re-directed to their website.

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