If you have children starting school in the area, playing for Eastwood St Andrews AFC is the best way to meet new friends, develop new skills and stay fit. We welcome all players both Boys and Girls from the Under 6s through to All Age, whether you are new to the game or you have been playing for years. We want to hear from you in January 2016. If you are interested, please email Michael Masulans  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

ONLINE REGISTRATIONS

Online registrations will open in January.  It is a very simple process but if you get stuck please email Michael Masulans

Payment with a credit card should be made online.

  

 

 

All players must register online using the www.myfootballclub.com.au website (managed by the Football Federation of Australia).

ONLY NEW PLAYERS TO THE CLUB must attend show proof of age to complete their registration.

 

All other returning players can complete registrations online.

To register there are five (5) steps to complete;

  • Self Register online with the www.myfootballclub.com.au tool. Instructions are available on our website.
  • Upload a player photo to the self registraion - these must comply with GHFA guidelines - head and shoulders only with a white background.
  • Bring proof of ID to be sighted by the club - birth certificate, or passport or, student ID (valid), or drivers licence
  • Bring the 'Invoice Me' printout from the self registraion to pay fees or receipt of EFT payment of registration fees
  • Collect or purchase Club coloured socks and shorts (some age groups have socks and or shorts inclusive in fees)

 Each season NEW Player ID cards will be issued by GHFA

All students from U19 to PL are to provide the club with a copy of their student ID cards which you will be forwarded to GHFA, copies of all students cards are to be at the Association by 30th April or they will be charged as a workers for insurance. Student ID cards must be sighted when registering.

Players that have played for a club outside of GHFA at any time in the past 3 years are required to provide clearance from their previous club. Provision of clearance means you have paid all your fees and have no outstanding suspensions. Please contact the registrar at your previous club to obtain this information, give it to your team's coach or manager, who will then pass it on to the Eastwood St Andrews Registrar.

Note. Eastwood St Andrew's AFC Inc is affiliated with the Gladesville-Hornsby Football Association. The Club caters for all levels of ability, with teams from U/6 to Premier League, and provides weekly coaching at Eastwood Oval (we and all clubs in GHFA are Community clubs and rely upon volunteers to coach and manage teams).

 

 

 

 

 

Grading in 2016 - Some Junior Teams

 

For the 2016 season we will be grading some of the junior teams.   The players will be graded on their ability and placed into an appropriate division.  

It is important that we remain competitive with the other GHFA teams in the association (who are also graded). It also allows our players to play against opposition that is appropriate for their skill level.  When kids are seeing more of the ball this usually equates to a more rapid player development, increased confidence as well as more enjoyment and fun, which is what we are all trying to achieve.

 

It will stop stronger players in an age group dominating less able players, as happens in lower age groups, as well as encouraging less aggressive, athletic or able players by giving them more opportunity to have the ball during games. There is no benefit for weaker players to not see much of the ball, and conversely, the stronger players will be challenged a lot more in a stronger competition which will further develop their ability.

We will not be looking at all teams, but instead looking at perhaps establishing a first team in each age group from the under 8’s and then allocating them the appropriate division.  If there is particular interest in an age group then we will extend it through to 2, 3 or even 4 graded teams.  

We will hold some trials in February 2016 and we encourage all kids in the age groups to come along to the trials regardless of their skills ability as it will enable us to make sure that they are slotted into a team in 2016 which enables them to best grow their skills and abilities.

 

We all want what is best for our kids, and rest assured that the formation of teams will be done with the kids' best interests in mind.

 

We will again offer the Kick-Start program in 2016,  

 

If you have any further questions or would like to discuss the process with me please email me. I look forward to seeing you all in 2016.

 


Kind Regards

 

Michael Masulans
President
Eastwood St Andrews AFC
Building Community Through Sport
Email:             This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to the new Committee

 
Last season was good but this season is shaping up to be even better.....

 

 

 

The Nigel Lee Annual Award - New Award


The first is the establishment of a new Annual award in honour of one of our founding brothers Nigel Lee.  The Nigel Lee award will replace the current President Award and will be for a team that encompasses everything about being a Woody.  There will be 4 categories which each team will be judged on 2 on the field and 2 off the field.

  • Performance
  • Sportsmanship
  • Club
  • Community

The award will be presented at the annual Presentation Day and there will be a perpetual trophy and individual medals for the team members.

 

St Andrews Netball Club 2016

The second was the announcement of the St Andrews Netball Club for 2016.  Epping YMCA Netball Club will be reforming under our banner for the 2016 season.  They are part of the ERNA association with their games played at Brush Farm and Meadowbank.  If you are interested in more information on this please feel free to give me a call.

 

 

Double Double Team of 2005

Finally the Grand Final shirts that were worn by the Double Double team of 2005 were handed out to all the attending players in recognition of their achievement those 10 years ago.  For those of you whom may be asking what is the Double Double, it was the Premier League whom achieve the Premierships in both First and Reserve Grade (Double) and then went on to win the Grand Final in Both First and Reserve Grade (Double), hence the Double Double.  This achievement to my knowledge has only ever been done one other time in the history of the Premier League.

All-in-all the inaugural Woodsfest was an amazing night, and one that looks set to become the must-attend event of parents and senior team players of the mighty Woodies Football Club.
Thank you for taking the time to read my long email but there is so much to say.  I hope you enjoyed the season 2015.  Details about the Presentation Day and our Annual General Meeting will be sent around next week, with the results of course of this weekend’s exciting finals.

 

 

GAME DETAILS - Full Draw is now available

 

THANK YOU AGAIN TO ALL OUR SPONSORS

We appreciate the support from our important sponsors who have kindly contributed to make running our club possible. Lets support them in return where we can. Please find a list of all our sponsors here.   If you are interested in sponsoring our club please get in contact with our club President Michael Masulans.

 

WET WEATHER   

Please check the wet weather details if it is raining Council decides on the ground status by 2pm each weekday. If grounds are CLOSED on the day of training the training is not permitted. If grounds are declared open, training is permitted at the discretion of the club or association.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR YOUR WOODIES CALENDAR   

We have some exciting events coming up soon, so please grab a pen and make a note in your calendar. Please click here to find out the upcoming events. The main event will be Back to Woodies Day Saturday 30th May. Please make an effort to support the club and come and watch Premier League play at Eastwood Oval while you enjoy the BBQ and the communiity.

 

PHOTOS 

Please make sure that you pick up your envelopes for your team photos from the canteen after your training. Team photos will be taken on the 30th May. Please make sure you visit the website at a later date to see what time your team is scheduled. We will try to ensure that your photos are taken before the players take to the field.

 

 

GROUND SET UP  

Setting up the Grounds
Dressing the grounds is a requirement of teams that have their first game on a field each weekend and undressing the grounds is the requirement of the team playing last.  It would be great if the parents could get involved as the coaches and managers will be trying to get the team ready for the game so if parents can help out it is much appreciated.  Please check the draw to see if your team is the first team to play at Eastwood.


Thank you all for helping get us up and running for 2015. Any questions please feel free to contact your Manager or Coach.

 

 

 

If you have children starting school in the area, playing for Eastwood St Andrews is the best way to meet new friends, develop new skills and stay fit. We welcome all players from the Under 6s through to All Age, whether you are new to the game or you have been playing for years. We want to hear from you in January 2016. If you are interested, please email Michael Masulans This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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