I’ve registered and paid online, what next?
Once your online registration and payment is complete, your registration will be checked and accepted by the GUFC registrars. If there are any issues, we will contact you. It is important to remember that your registration is not accepted by GUFC until full payment has been received.
U6-U18 and JW12-JW18 players – all players need to attend grading days.
Senior players (U21 and over) – will be contacted by a team official or the GUFC registrar during February.
When is grading? Do I attend grading?
Grading works as follows:
Under 6 (U6) and Under (U7) – attend a ‘muster’, where children are grouped into teams. There is no grading – teams are simply formed with friends or new friends! The emphasis for these age groups is fun and enjoyment of football, rather than competition.
U8 – U18 and Junior Women (JW12 – JW18) – attend grading on designated days and are graded into teams. GUFC emphasize fun, but we also like to ensure players have the best chance to improve their skills and keep coming back to football.
U21, JW21 and senior teams – are organised into teams by GUFC and/or players. See how do I put in my pre-organised u21 or senior team?
What age groups are available? What age group am I in?
The Sutherland Shire Football Association competition consists of a large number of competitions that cover a wide range of age groups and caters for all levels and abilities. Your age group is determined by the year you were born. For the 2020 season this will be as follows:
U6 – born 2015 or 2016
U7 – born 2014
U8 – born 2013
U9 – born 2012
U10 – born 2011
U11 – born 2010
U12 and JW12 – born 2009
U13 – born 2008
U14 and JW14 – born 2007
U15 – born 2006
U16 and JW16 – born 2005
U18 and JW18 – born 2004 or 2003
U21 and JW21 – born 2002, 2001 or 2000
All age men – born during 1999 or anytime before
Senior women – born during 1999 or anytime before
Over 35 men
Over 45 men
If you register online, the system will automatically offer you the correct age group(s).
Can I play with friends?
This depends on your age group:
U6 and U7 – can play with friends. This is organised at the u6 and u7 muster days (date TBC – location to be advised). You don’t need to arrange this at registration.
U8-U16 – players are graded into teams on designated grading days.
U18 – players are graded into A grade teams on designated grading days. Other grades can arrange to play with friends through the registrar (firstname.lastname@example.org)
U21 and seniors – players can arrange to play with friends or in pre-existing teams.
When registering online, how do I indicate who I want to play with (seniors only)?
You can nominate a team preference which is usually the surname of the coach or you can type NEW TO GUFC. You can also email our registrar and advise which team you are registering for (email@example.com)
If you are a whole team transferring from another club or an individual player wishing to be placed in a team, also contact our registrars firstname.lastname@example.org
I would like to play out of grade. How do I do this online?
For junior players, the online registration system will only accept a registration from you based on your birth date. For example, if you were born in 2003, you will only be allowed to register in the U18 age group. If you wish to play up a grade:
1. Register in the grade the system presents you
2. Then email Enzo Torrillo, GUFC Head Coach, email@example.com to advise you wish to play up a grade
3. Attend the grading day(s) of the grade you want to play in.
We would like to transfer our whole team from another club to GUFC?
Registering block teams is only available to senior teams, (U21 and over). Players will all individually need to register, either online or at GUFC registration days. If you are a whole team transferring from another club please also contact GUFC’s registrar firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know.
What day will my training be?
U6 and U7
After the muster has taken place and teams are formed – teams can choose their training day between two set options (last year this was Tuesday or Wednesday 3.30-4.30pm or 4.30-5.30pm). U6 and U7 training is held at set times to better support coaches, organise equipment and create a fun atmosphere for the kids. It also allows teams to train together if low on numbers and/or play games against each other at training.
U8 and over
Once grading is complete and teams are formed – teams choose their training day. The coach and/or manager for your team will likely select a time that best suits the majority of the team. The coach and/or manager also has to confirm with GUFC that there is space available to train at your requested time.
Who will be our coach and/or manager? I would like to be coach and/or manager
Coaches and managers are very important to our club. All coaches and managers are volunteers.
MiniRoos – a parent or parents need to nominate as coach and manager – usually at the muster day. The club does provide opportunity for coaching guidance and there are many people within the club who can help.
For most junior teams, the coach and manager comes from within the team (ie. a parent, brother, sister or friend) and they self-nominate at the grading days.
Senior teams need to organise a coach and manager.
If you are interested in coaching or managing a team, step forward and let the team know at muster/grading day!
Those coaching senior teams or wanting to coach a team, other than the one they’re involved with, contact Enzo Torrillo, Head Coach email@example.com
Is there a refund policy for registration fees?
Any player withdrawing from a team after the completion of grading will forfeit a percentage of their Sutherland Shire Football Association (SSFA) fee. If you do wish to request a refund of your registration fees please complete GUFC’s Refund Request Form>> and contact GUFC’s registrar to arrange collection of your form and ID card.
I need more help with registration, who do I contact?
If you have any problems or queries with online registration please contact the Playfootball Support Centre
For all other registration questions and help contact GUFC’s Registrar @ firstname.lastname@example.org