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2022 Season Registrations now open!

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Redbacks FC is a community based football club catering for all levels of ability and gender in the Hills District. We operate from George Thornton Reserve (View Street), West Pennant Hills.

The club participates in the North West Sydney Football Competition (NWSF). Our club is run with a team of volunteers who are excited to welcome you this season.

We encourage you to register early to avoid disappointment. If you have any questions about the registration process and available places, please reach out via email: playfootball@redbacksfc.com.au or phone 0433 883 955.

Information will follow in the new year regarding trial nights, uniforms and season start dates. 

For junior players, you must be registered to be able to participate in the team allocation trials. Please register in the age group you intend to play i.e. U15 playing up in U16, you need to register in the Under 16 group.

*Should you be using an active kids voucher please ensure that you have this ready to use before you start the registration process. 

How to register information is available for the 2022 season.  All registrations need to be completed through playfootball.com.au

How to register

https://www.playfootball.com.au/register

2022 Season Registrations now open!

Club Committee Volunteers needed!

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Did you know 2022 is Redbacks FC’s 60th year and we are planning a great season to celebrate but we need your help!
 
We have a number of our committee members retiring this year and as a result we have Executive and non-executive committee vacancies we are seeking to fill. If you are interested in any of the roles below or have questions please don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll get back to you ASAP.
 
A great club is run by a team of awesome parents and volunteers, so please join us to help ensure Redbacks FC continues to be a great local community club! Even if you can only offer a couple of hours, it all helps share the load and ensure we are set up for a great season. We can’t do it without you!
 
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Current Vacancies
* Secretary
* Grading Coordinator
* Ground Roster Co-ordinator
* Grounds Officer
* Various Age Group Co-Ordinator’s
* 60th Year Anniversary Celebration Sub Committee
* Smaller / ad-hoc roles also exist – please just ask us
 
See you in 2022! ⚽️ 🥅
Club Committee Volunteers needed!

2022 Season – REDBACKS FC 60th Anniversary!

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To all of our Redbacks family,

As we communicated recently, 2021 was not the return to football that we’d hoped for. Whilst the season ended unexpectedly, we want to again thank all of our players, families, volunteers and supporters who helped us navigate another challenging year.

This year will mark our 60th anniversary and we are looking forward to welcoming back all of our players for an even better season, including celebrating this significant milestone!

We look forward to seeing you all in 2022 and wish you a safe and happy holiday season.

2022 Season - REDBACKS FC 60th Anniversary!

Merchandise available for sale

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For those needing Redbacks FC Merchandise,  stock will be available in time for the 2022 season and can also be purchased at the canteen on match days. Specific dates and times will be advised during the registration period in early 2022.
 
Merchandise available from kids through to adult sizes.
 
Playing socks – $12
Playing shorts – $25
Track pants – $40
Hoodie – $55
Pullover – $50
Supporter Polo – $35
Hats – $20
Touchline jacket (Waterproof) $80
Backpack – $40
Tote Bag – $45
Merchandise available for sale

2021 Season COVIDSAFE Plan

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IMPORTANT PLEASE READ

Feeling unwell?

If you are unwell, or experiencing any symptoms such as runny nose, sore throat, cough or fever PLEASE STAY HOME.  We know everyone loves playing football, but for the safety of your Coaches, Parents and Team-Mates and of course ensuring the season continues without interruption, we urge you to stay home if you are unwell.

Checking in/Contact Tracing

When arriving at Redbacks FC home ground, View Street you will be required to check in via the Service NSW app.  This is a critical step in our Covid Safety Plan in the unfortunate event we need to respond to a potential exposure.  We request all Coaches, Parents, Players and Supporters check in and out of the grounds. 

This applies to Game Day and Training Nights effective immediately.

QR Codes Placement

We have provided your Team Manager and Coach with a copy of the QR code for checking in, or alternatively, the QR codes will be placed around the grounds on the black fence and near the canteen for your use.

Social Distancing

In line with Public Health orders, please ensure when supporting your team that you remain 1.5m apart.  We know that it is a good time to catch up with friends at the Football, but please do so safely and responsibly by keeping your distance.

Please keep your distance when lining up for Canteen purchases also.

End of Game Celebrations & Snacks

Please do not shake hands with your opposition, rather do the elbow bump to limit contact.  Any communal game day snacks i.e. half time oranges should be avoided or please use tongs to distribute.

 

2021 Season COVIDSAFE Plan

Registration 2021 – It’s not too late!

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Hello to all Redbacks FC Members and Friends,

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER FOR THE 2021 SEASON !!

Redbacks FC is a community based football club catering for all levels of ability and gender in the Hills District. We operate from George Thornton Reserve (View Street), West Pennant Hills.

The club participates in the North West Sydney Football Competition (NWSF). Our club is run with a team of volunteers who are excited to welcome you this season.

We encourage you to register ASAP to avoid disappointment. If you have any questions about the registration process and available places, please reach out via email: playfootball@redbacksfc.com.au or phone 0433 883 955.

We still have a few places across our different age groups including our U16 team who are looking for a few extra players to form an additional team in the upcoming 2021 season. If you are or know of any 15/16 year olds keen to get their boots on this season contact us to arrange to join us for training.
 
Select places are also available across other age groups (mixed and girls), so do reach out if you or your child would like to join us this season.
 

For junior players, you must be registered to be able to participate in the team allocation trials. Please register in the age group you intend to play i.e. U15 playing up in U16, you need to register in the Under 16 group.

*Should you be using an active kids voucher please ensure that you have this ready to use before you start the registration process. 

Listed below is  “How to register” 2021, please read all details before you commence. All registrations need to be completed through playfootball.com.au

How to register

https://www.playfootball.com.au/register

Registration 2021 - It's not too late!

AA Women’s team – Get involved and play!

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We’re excited to announce a fantastic opportunity for the Mums and all of the important ladies in the lives of children registered with Mighty Redbacks FC for the upcoming 2021 Season!
 
Get involved with our fantastic club and come and play with us this season. If you’ve ever wanted to play soccer but haven’t been sure where to start, here’s your chance! Redbacks FC are looking for players to join our AA7 women’s social soccer team.
 
As the Mum or other important lady in the life of a currently registered player, registration for the season will be FREE for the 2021 season!
 
Games are social, lots of fun and are played every Sunday afternoon at View Street.
 
Send us a message on playfootball@redbacksfc.com.au or private message on Facebook for more info.
 
You can register directly through playfootball.com.au. Select either:
 
  • AA Redbacks Mums & Friends Special – for the Redbacks Mums & friends out there (Free to register) or;
  • AA Women’s (Sundays only) for all other players ($100)
We look forward to seeing you on the pitch soon!
AA Women's team - Get involved and play!

2021 Muster Night Fri 26 March – Updated details

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2021 Pre-season Muster Update

As communicated earlier in the week, the weather has not been our friend and our Muster plans have needed to be revised as a result. Despite the recent sunny weather, Council has advised the grounds will remain closed so we will not be able to proceed with our player activities as originally planned. 

The following activities WILL continue as planned:

1:  Merchandise Sales  **The canteen will be open from 6pm for sales**

2:  Manager & Coach Information Sessions incl. Uniform and Kit Bag distribution

Please note: Only a nominated Manager or Coach can collect the Team Kit Bag and Uniforms so please make sure at least one of you can attend the info session. Below are the session timings for your relevant age groups. Please arrive on time:

  • 6pm:         U6-U7 Age Groups
  • 6:45pm:   U8-U9 Age Groups
  • 7:30pm:   U10, 11,12,13 Age Groups

All sessions will provide the Coach and Manager with the following:

  •  Manager and Coach Information Brief incl. President’s Welcome
  • Age Co-ordinators introduced
  • Team kit bags and Player jerseys distributed
  • Training information (incl. NSWFC requirements)
  • Manager/Coach shirts

Our Kids entertainment, sausage sizzle and team meet and greet gatherings will no longer go ahead which is disappointing. As it’s our Club 60th Anniversary Celebration this year we will commence planning another event to celebrate with our members….. Watch this space!

2021 Muster Night Fri 26 March - Updated details

Season 2020 – Game day information

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The new game day rules have been published by NWSF for games that commence 04th July 2020.  Find them here:

NWSF Game Day Information Book_2020


 

Season 2020 - Game day information

Season 2020 – Return to Training – Update 24 May 2020

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On Friday 22 May 2020 the NWSF Community received this email detailing our Association’s latest update in light of restrictions easing in NSW. 

NWSF 2020 Season Update Email

It contains important information regarding 

  • Return to training
  • 2020 Season Arrangements
  • 2020 Fees (including instructions on how to deregister if desired)

The information is also reproduced below.

The two documents in the email are here. 

Return_to_Training_Guidelines_FNSW

PF_Dereg_process

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Redbacks FC Committee. 

We look forward to return to the grounds soon !


NWSF – 2020 Season Update

Return to Training

We thank you for your patience during the suspension of football and understand you would be eager to get back on the field.

We are excited that Football NSW has advised that, provided clubs and participants comply with the revised NSW Govt Public Health Order and by adopting the FNSW Return to Training Guidelines (available here), clubs can resume training activities. This is also subject to local Councils confirming fields will be available (and we note some of our Councils are yet to confirm).

Please check with your club about arrangements for training and remember you must stay at home if:

1. You have been unwell or are displaying any of the following symptoms similar to flu:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Breathing difficulties

2. You have been exposed to a person who has tested positive to Coronavirus

3. You have a sudden loss of taste or smell

4. You have been placed in quarantine or self isolation

 

2020 Competition Arrangements
Based on the Return to Training confirmation, NWSF is planning on a Return to Play and season commencement date of the weekend of 4/5 July.
 
We are also in discussions with Councils and summer sports and hopeful that we will have access to fields through to the weekend of 3/4 October.This means all competitions will play 13 or 14 matches and 1 vs 2 grand finals may also be possible if we can get access to fields for an additional week.

 
 
2020 Fees
Based on the above arrangements, NWSF will be charging clubs the normal registration fees. Also please note the following arrangements for registrations/de-registrations:

  • Players currently Active in Play Football will have until 5 June if they wish to de-register. Those who de-register cannot re-register with NWSF in 2020
  • Players wishing to de-register need to initiate the de-registration in Play Football. A guide is available here.
  • Clubs may determine if they wish to charge de-registered players a minimal admin fee (to cover equipment and admin overheads) for those who de-register prior to 5 June
  • The Association will liaise with clubs to confirm the amount to be refunded and will process refunds to players who de-register prior to 5 June. NWSF will send players seeking de-registration a form to collect bank details for the refund payment
  • Active Kids Vouchers cannot be refunded to players as per NSW Government requirements
  • Players who wish to de-register after 5 June will not be entitled to a refund
  • Registrations for new players will close for the year on 31 July
  • There will be no refunds if the season is reduced by wet weather

The process above is required so that clubs can confirm whether they need to withdraw or merge teams, and so the Association can complete the draw process.

Season 2020 - Return to Training - Update 24 May 2020