Register to play

Field Status: CLOSED 

Join the Club

Anyone that registers online as a player, coach, manager or volunteer will need to upload a passport-style photo while registering.

All players, coaches, managers and volunteers must register online. Please see the below links to our sign-up forms in the relevant sections below on becoming a player, coach or manager.

2021 Registration Fees

  • Under 5 to 8 years: $105 (includes free hat)
  • Under 9 years: $145
  • Under 10 to 11 years: $155
  • Under 12 to 17 years: $225 (including referee fees)
  • Under 18 years (student): $240 (including referee fees)
  • Under 18 years (worker) $260 (including referee fees)
  • Under 19 years to adults: $335 (including referee fees)

Before payment of registration fees, you’ll need to register online. For more information about registering online, see the sections below on becomining a player, coach or manager.

Become a Player

All players from U5 to U18 are eligible for the Active Kids Voucher (AKV) which gives a $100 discount per child. The AKV can only be used once and is not transferrable.

To redeem this voucher, Parents or Guardians will need to access the Service NSW website for each of their eligible children using their Medicare card.

The AKV code is then used during the online registration process when registering their child on the Play Football website (see below). You’ll need to bring a printout of the AKV to registration.

Players can register using the following sign-up forms:

Once your online registration has been completed, please attend one of our registration days with your printed confirmation slip to finalise/pay registration fees and purchase your socks and shorts. Don’t forget to bring a printout of your AKV to registration.

Any new players are reminded to bring proof of age, as follows:

  • Junior players: birth certificate or passport
  • Senior players: photo ID, drivers’ license or similar
Become a Coach

Under the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012, it’s now a requirement of Football NSW that any person who has direct face-to-face contact with a person under 18 years of age, either in a paid or volunteer role, must hold a valid Working With Children number.

All people who volunteer in our club as coaches are required to supply a current Working With Children Number. For more information about this, visit the Office of the Children’s Guardian website.

To register your interest as a Coach for Penrith FC, please complete our coach sign-up form.

Once your online registration has been completed, please attend one of our registration days with your printed confirmation slip to finalise/pay registration fees and purchase your socks and shorts.

Become a Manager

Under the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012, it’s now a requirement of Football NSW that any person who has direct face-to-face contact with a person under 18 years of age, either in a paid or volunteer role, must hold a valid Working With Children number.

All people who volunteer in our club as managers are required to supply a current Working With Children Number. For more information about this, visit the Office of the Children’s Guardian website.

To register your interest as a Manager for Penrith FC, please complete our manager sign-up form.

Once your online registration has been completed, please attend one of our registration days with your printed confirmation slip to finalise/pay registration fees and purchase your socks and shorts.

Become a Sponsor

If you’re a local Penrith business and are interested in sponsoring Penrith FC, we’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch with any of our committee members or email us at contactpenrithfc@gmail.com.

Conduct of parents, players & spectators

 

Smoking and Vaping

There is no smoking or vaping on or around any sporting fields per government legislation. If you must smoke or vape, go to the car park.

General Behaviour

Bad behaviour or language, unsportsmanlike conduct, abuse of officials and misuse of social media will not be tolated at Penrith FC. Offenders will be dealt with harshly. No exceptions.

Please remember that parents are there as positive spectators.

Negative comments will not help anyone.

COVID-19

A reminder when attending any club activity, everyone must comply with current COVID restrictions imposed by the NSW State government.

Alcohol Policy

Penrith FC follows the alcohol policy enforced by NFA.

  • There is a total ban at all grounds within the Nepean District during junior fixtures
  • At senior fixtures, alcohol consumption is only permitted within designated areas
  • Some clubs do have a complete ban on alcohol, so please check with the host club if playing away
Code of Conduct
In conjunction with FFA, FNSW and NFA Code of Conduct.

Laws apply under zero tolerance in sport

All reports or complaints must go to the Penrith FC Secretary in writing. Verbal reports are not accepted. Reports or complaints will then be appropriately actioned by theh Penrith FC Member Protection Officer.

Parents & Spectators

  1. Remember that children participate in sport for their enjoyment, not yours
  2. Encourage children to participate. Do not force them
  3. Focus on the child’s effort and performance rather than winning or losing
  4. Encourage children to always play by the rules and laws of the game. Play by the rules available on FNSW and NFA websites
  5. Discourage violence of a verbal or physical nature, both on and off the field
  6. Never yell at or ridicule a child in a team environment for making mistakes. We all learn from our mistakes
  7. Remember that children learn best by example. Appreciate good performance and skillful plays
  8. Respect officials’ decisions and teach children to do likewise. Make your point in private, not public
  9. Do not abuse match officials from the sideline. You will be removed from the park for your outburst
  10. Show appreciation for volunteer coaches, managers, marshals, administrators and officials. Without them, the games could not go ahead
  11. Complaints against match officials, coaches, managers, marshals and administrators must be lodged, in writing, to the secretary of Penrith FC Soccer Club to be dealt with officially by the club committee
  12. No alcohol is to be brought to any junior games, whether played on Saturday or Sunday
  13. P.C.C. Ordinance: no glass bottles to be taken to Council grounds. Glass is a safety concern with children
  14. Alcohol on Sunday games is to be consumed in designated areas as set by the football club
  15. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of gender, ability, cultural background or religion
  16. Social media posts must not contain or link to libellous, defamatory or harassing content. This also applies to the use of illustrations and nicknames. You must not bring the organisation or sport into disrepute or be in breach of the FFA Code of Conduct

Players

  1. Play by the rules and laws of the game
  2. Never argue with match officials. Their decision is final and any persistence will see you either receive a yellow card or sent from the field of play. There are suspensions in place for this conduct
  3. Control your temper and emotions against others. Verbal abuse, sledging, deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent is not acceptable or permitted behaviour in any sport
  4. Be a good sport. Applaud good plays whether your team or your opposition makes them
  5. Treat all participants as you would like to be treated. Do not bully or berate others
  6. Social media posts must not contain or link to libellous, defamatory or harassing content. This also applies to the use of illustrations and nicknames. You must not bring the organisation or sport into disrepute or be in breach of the FFA Code of Conduct
  7. Cooperate with your team coach and other club mates, teammates and officials at altimes
  8. The above may be stood down from their duties, if found to be misrepresenting the Club or the NFA, bringing the game into disrepute or failing to carry out the instructions of the Penrith FC Management Commitee (MC)
  9. Complaints against match officials, coaches, managers and club officials must be lodged in writing within seven (7) days of the incident to the Club Secretary for the matter to be dealt with before the Club MC
  10. A hearing will be heard with seven (7) days’ notice to all parties once a written complaint is received by the Club Secretary
  11. An appeal of a decision of the MC of Penrith FC at a hearing must be lodged in writing within seven (7) days of the hearing to the Club Secretary so an appeals board can call a hearing on the appeal

Responsibilities

  1. Remember that young people participate in sport for pleasure and winning is only part of the fun
  2. Be responsible in your demands on players, i.e. time, energy and enthusiasm
  3. Operate within the rules and spirit of the game and teach players to do the same
  4. Display control, respect and professional behaviour when in the presence of others
  5. Ensure the time players spend with you is a positive experience
  6. Encourage all players to participate in training drills. Repetition is the key to success in drills
  7. Avoid physical contact with any player that could be classed as abuse
  8. Never ridicule or yell at a player which could be classed as mental abuse
  9. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of a participant regardless of gender, ability, cultural background or religion
  10. Report any faults with equipment being the property of Penrith FC to the Club Secretary or other Committee member os action can be taken to rectify or replace the equipment
Coach & Manager Guidelines

Jerseys

All jerseys are to be kept together in the kit bag and are only to be worn by players when playing their game. Jerseys must be washed together after a game by way of rostering a parent/player to take them home each week to wash.

Jerseys are not to be worn to or from the game by anyone and are not to be taken home individually.

The jerseys should be returned to the manager at the next training session, so that he/she has them for the next game. ANY LOST jerseys will have to be paid for by the team/player.

Field Set Up or Pack Up

If your team has the first 9am home game on Saturday or Sunday, it is your team’s responsibility to put up the nets and corner posts. Similarly, if you have the last game for the day on a particular field then it is your responsibility to take the nets down and collect the corner posts.

Game fixtures are posted on Facebook & are displayed at the canteen so you will know in plenty of time if your team are nets up or down.

Make sure this duty is shared among parents / players. It is not up to the coaches or managers to set up or pack up fields.

Referee Fees (included in registration fees)

All clubs are required to pay half the cost for any referee and linesman they have officiating at their games.

To view the full list of referee’s fees please see the Football NSW website.

In the past we have ended up with significant monies outstanding resulting in the Treasurer chasing teams & players for fees well after the season has ended.

For this reason, Referee/ Linesman Fees are now incorporated in players registration fees (with the exception of U11 teams).  

Electronic Match Sheet (EMS) and Fines

It is best if each team has 2 managers to ensure someone is always on hand to complete the Electronic Match Sheet (EMS). Give yourself at least 30 minutes to complete the Electronic Match Sheet (EMS) & complete ID checks prior to kick off.

Please make sure that the Electronic Match Sheet (EMS) is filled out correctly before the game begins.

Quite a few of our teams are incurring fines for not completing the EMS correctly. 

Remember if you make the mistake then it is YOUR TEAM and not Penrith FC that pays the fine. You (or your team) will be invoiced for any fines that you (or your team) are issued.

Team Marshal

Every team must provide one marshal to patrol their sideline during a game. The marshal is classified as a “Game Official” and is responsible for assisting in maintaining appropriate behaviour along their own sideline. It should be noted that marshals are not police but may report matters of misconduct involving players/team officials and even supporters to the referee or our governing body (NFA) and may be required to attend disciplinary hearings arising from any incident during a game. The Marshal must wear a Marshal vest! The name of your Marshal must be noted on the Electronic Match Sheet (EMS). The Marshal must be 18 + years of age. 

Player Fines

Any player sent off in a match and found guilty of that offence by the association P & D Committee will incur a minimum fine of $27.50 and be stood down while under suspension. Red card is usually a 2-match minimum.

Players must be cleared to play by the Club President, Secretary & Treasurer once the suspension has been served & the fine has been paid.

Further send offs incur larger fines and longer sentences.

Working With Children Checks (WWCC):

Under the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012, it is now a requirement of Football NSW that any person, who has direct face-to-face contact with a person under 18 years of age, either in a paid or volunteer role, must hold a WWC Number.

All people who volunteer in our club as committee members, coaches, managers etc. are required to supply a WWC Number.

For more information regarding WWC numbers, please refer to the Office of the Children’s Guardian website.

The WWC number must be provided to Penrith FC before any coach, manager or volunteer registration will be approved.

All coaches, managers & volunteers must register online at the Play Football website. You can find out more about registration on our registrations page.

BBQ Duty (Subject to everchanging COVID restrictions)

Players 16 & over, along with parents of junior players from each team are required to help on the BBQ during the season.

Teams are rostered on for a short stint before or after each home game.

A roster will be published as the season fixtures are released. Teams will receive notification of their allocated date for BBQ duty via email.

The roster for each weekend will be posted weekly on Facebook.

Any necessary changes to the BBQ roster will be published on Facebook, webpage & via email to coaches & managers.

Feel free to contact us with any questions or enquiries. 

Pigeonholes

Coaches and Managers remember to check your teams pigeonhole located in the canteen at our home ground. The pigeonholes are where flyers etc are placed for team managers / coaches to collect.

Access to the team pigeonholes is currently via the front window of the canteen due to COVID restrictions. Please remember to check it at every home game.   

Team Kitty’s

Many teams collect a small amount of money from each player/parent each weekend to put towards an end of season treat, gift or even a trip away. Be aware that participation in this practice is completely at the discretion of the player/parents and the club accepts no responsibility for the administration of the moneys collected for this purpose.

Game Details 

Age Group

Game Duration

Size Ball

Field

U5 – 6 – 7

30 Mins

3

Mini

U8 – 9

40 Mins

3

Mod

U10 – 11

50 Mins

4

Mod

U12

50 Mins

4

Full

U13

60 Mins

4

Full

U14

60 Mins

5

Full

U15 – 16 – 17

70 Mins

5

Full

U18 – All Age

90 Mins

5

Full

Wet Weather

Posts will be put on our Facebook page and on our website regarding the status of our fields for training, in the event of rain.

Updates for ground closures or fixture changes around the district for weekend matches will also be posted on our Facebook page and website, along with those of NFA.

Please don’t assume that all grounds will be closed because it has been raining.

Player Insurance

As part of registration, all players are covered by a basic cover for medical & hospital expenses.

Accident cover forms can be downloaded from FNSW website.

If a Player is injured at training or games report it to the Penrith FC Secretary. Claim Forms are to be downloaded from FNSW website. These must be filled in by the treating doctor and returned to the Penrith FC Secretary within 30 days of injury. They are then sent to NFA for forwarding.