FAQ

KEY DATES - TBC

Tuesday 9 March 
 
This is where we read out the members of a team, parents will work out who can coach and who will be the team manager for the year, and agree a suitable training time. Coaches and managers find it really rewarding getting to know all the kids and make this sport fun for them! U10+ will be contacted by team managers/coaches.

Saturday 20 March

Coaches and Managers will get the low down on what’s expected including team rosters for canteen, BBQ and duty officer. You will receive your team’s balls, cones and bibs, plus GK shirts and gloves for the older kids.

Saturday 27 March

A great morning of fun for our Merewether families and under 6 and under 7 teams. Learn how to set up your field and get to know the other members of your team or just get reacquainted after the summer break. 

Registration

Registrations are now open for the 2021 season through playfootball.com.au.

Registrations close on Sunday 28 February.

Please refer to the My Football website when registering for your age group. We are pleased to advise 2021 fees are the same as last year.

Typically they play the age they turn this year. 

  • U5 are getting ready for school
  • U6 are in Kindergarten
  • U7 are in Year 1
  • U8 are in Year 2
  • U9 are in Year 3
  • And so on

We try our best to place friends in the same team if possible however teams will be put together based on player numbers in each age group. So we encourage you to list names of friends you’d like to be teamed up. 

Yes you can. If you log into My Football you will see your registrations and if you try and register again (with us 😉 ) you will be able to answer the questions again – your previous answer may not be there, but we will get all your answers. It is impossible to register twice for us in the same year!

There is a link on the My Football site to reset your password – it will send you a password reset link to the email address they have for you.

We don’t have access to the internals of the FFA system. Please contact the FFA support line between 10am and 5pm Monday to Friday (AEST):

Up until we send the registrations to Newcastle Football (mid March), we typically will provide a full refund. Once the registration is processed by Newcastle Football, we typically incur a small administration fee. Once you have played a game, refunds cannot be given.

No, except perhaps in all age teams, where we require you to get in touch with the team coach prior to registration. For younger teams, U6 to U11 the expectation is that we will have players ranging from “I have 3 older brothers and kick the ball with them every afternoon” to “I have never kicked a ball before”.

Usually if this happens, we will try and shift you to a team that is training on a day/time you can get to. It all depends on team numbers willingness to move etc.

Club Gear

The MUFC uniform includes a branded shirt, shorts and socks. This year we are looking for sponsors for all our junior teams, which will mean players are provided with a full kit.  Details will be communicated once teams are confirmed. 

Players will require to purchase soccer boots and shin pads, plus they’ll need a drink bottle, mosquito repellent and sunscreen when necessary. 

We like to support local business and many parents ask us about sponsoring the club, in particular their child’s uniform. If you would like more information please email manager@mufc.asn.au.

Training

Most of our teams train at Myamblah Crescent Oval Merewether, however Adamstown No.5  is also used (the field next to the Velodrome closest to the racecourse). Some young teams in the past have trained on school fields straight after school ends.

Most teams will start training a week or two before the season starts in April.

Training for U6 to U11 is typically between 3.30pm and 6.00pm weekdays. The older teams get priority for times after 6.00pm.

The day is dependent on the coach and ground availability. Each team will submit their preferred times and we do our best to accommodate everyone.

Our aim is to ensure each team gets sufficient space while trying to minimise use of the Myamblah main field, as a lot of games are played on it during the season (and it wears out…)

Game Days

Draws are provided at the start of the season as it will depend on the number of teams in the competition and the location.

Times and venues for games are subject to change as wet weather and other factors may have an impact. Times  and locations will be confirmed every week and are communicated via the website, TeamApp and Facebook.

The canteen at Myamblah is open on game days. This includes a BBQ and parents will be required to help based on a roster system.

Teams will have to set up and pack away fields (goals/markers/posts/benches) depending on if they are the first/last team to use that field on game day. This must be done by the parents/players, not the team coach/manager.

More to come!

If you have any more questions for the Club, we want to hear from you!

Email your questions to manager@mufc.asn.au and we’ll do our best to answer them within 48 hours.