NSFA’s Birth Date Requirements can be viewed here.
If you have registered in the wrong age group you will need to notify the Club asap via email. If you have already made payment you made need to be deregistered and reregistered.
It is possible to be granted permission play up or down an age group/s depending on the circumstances. A special dispensation form will need to be completed and returned to LCFC which is then passed onto NSFA. This can be found here.
Payment can be made via credit card when registering or by logging back into your FFA Play Football profile.
Please find below LCFC’s bank account details for direct debit transfers:
Account Name: Lane Cove Football Club Incorporated
BSB: 032 051
Account Number: 618 018
Please ensure to include the tax invoice number in the reference field and also send a remittance advice to email@example.com.
Please login to your FFA Play Football profile and you will be able to download a copy of your payment receipt.
Our Senior teams trial dates including Mens All Age Premier League, can be confirmed with the team managers. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put you in contact with them. Or you can contact the relevant Age Coordinator directly: https://lcfc.com.au/contact/board/.
Miniroos & Junior Trial Dates are typically held at Blackman Park during mid-February. Once players are registered, they will be emailed the trial timetable and sessions will be held across several weeks.
There are no required uniforms for trials or training. Please wear a t-shirt and shorts of any colour/style.
We know it can be hard to purchase gear like football boots and shin pads in time for the start of the season. Therefore, runners are acceptable and you can trial/train without shin pads.
However, when playing in competitive matches on the weekend (commencing in April), you will be required to wear footballs boots, shin pads and the LCFC uniform.
Don’t forget to bring a water bottle!
If you or your child would like to play with in the same team specific friends, then please enter their full names during the player registration process. There is a question that asks for any friends that you would like to play with! We will notify the age coordinator and do our best to allocate friends in the same teams. Please be mindful that it may not always be possible when teams are graded (U8s and older).
If you are planning on using the Active Kids Rebate for your child’s registration please apply for this BEFORE commencing registration with LCFC: https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-active-kids-voucher
You can enter your Active Kids Rebate voucher number at the PAYMENT section of the registration process, under VOUCHERS/COUPONS, to receive $100.00 off your registration! Don’t forget to click APPLY to update the invoice prior to payment.
Speak to the Club if you would like to use your Active Kids Voucher for other LCFC programs such as Term 4 Skills and Development Squads.
If you are over 60, you can claim a discount of $50.00 (per person).
To claim this, please contact the Club via email and we will confirm that you can make payment via direct deposit (as the online FFA system doesn’t take into account our over 60 discount):
Account Name: Lane Cove Football Club Incorporated
BSB: 032 051
Account Number: 618 018
The student discount is available for All Age players who are undertaking full time study. In order to receive the student discount you must select the ‘student’ option at the time of registering. It is then a requirement to forward the Club via email a copy of your current student transcript or similar as proof of student status. Please note that the date must be visible.
A place in a team cannot be guaranteed. If a player is not allocated to a team, a refund will be granted. Refunds for any other reason must be approved by the LCFC Board.
Approved refunds will be paid minus a processing fee; this is a minimum of $35, and is determined by the LCFC Board.
Once a player has been selected into a team and played a match scheduled under the official NSFA Competition, they will no longer be entitled to a refund due to withdrawal, injury or other circumstances.
Don’t worry, ALL registrations will be approved in our system!
It takes the administration team a long time to check all registrations and approve them in the system. Unfortunately, it is a manual process and we have over 1000 players all registering in a small number of weeks.
Once registrations are approved in the system it is more troublesome to amend registrations and we quite often leave it until the last possible moment before the start of the season so we can ensure we have all the right numbers and that players are registered in the correct age groups.
Rest assured, we consider your registration approved the moment you are in the system!
TRAINING & GAMES
Competition matches commence in April and games continue to be played until mid/late August.
Miniroos and Juniors get one week off during school holidays. Please refer to the NSFA website to determine if you will be playing in the holidays.
HOME games: Miniroos home games are played at Blackman Park. Juniors/All Age home games can be played at Blackman Park or Pottery Green.
Blackman Park address: Lloyd Rees Dr, Lane Cove West NSW 2066 (driving access via Wood Street).
Pottery Green address: Little St, Lane Cove NSW 2066.
AWAY games: Dependent upon your opposition, away games can be played at any NSFA grounds. Please click here to view all possible match grounds. (Please note that the miniroos draw is designed so that teams won’t have to travel too far).
NSFA allocates which fields matches will be played on and is subject to ground availability each weekend.
Mixed Miniroos: Saturday mornings between 8:30am & 1:00pm
Mixed Juniors: Saturday mornings between 8:30am & 1:00pm
Girls Miniroos & Juniors: Sunday mornings between 8:30am & 1:00pm
Mens All Age/O35s & O45s: Friday evenings, Saturday afternoons (most commonly) and evenings and Sunday afternoons
Womens All Age/O35s: Sunday afternoons
The annual training schedule is dependent on the number of teams and players registered for the upcoming season, and is finalised in March each year. However, normally the schedule is very similar to the previous years training schedule which can be viewed here.
The Local Councils make the decision as to whether or not grounds are playable or closed due to weather conditions. If it is raining and you are unsure whether training/games are cancelled you may check the local council websites such as Lane Cove Council or phone 9911 3585 for the Lane Cove Council wet weather hotline.
NSFA also report on the wet weather for all grounds in their district. This can be checked here.
Due to wet weather and re-grading throughout the season, the draw is sometimes distributed only a week or 2 in advance. Should you have any issues or concerns regarding the draw please email email@example.com and we can pass on your comments to NSFA for a response.
Coach: As a coach you will be required to:
– Conduct a training session once a week in Lane Cove for the entire team
– Organise the team for match day by preparing a warm up and making substitutions throughout the game
Manager: As a manager you will be required to:
– Alert all parents/players of any communication received personally from the Club that needs to be passed on
– Inform the team of the match time/place and monitor availability
– Manage the electronic match card system for game day
– Collect all shirts and kit back at the completion of the season
Lane Cove is hugely grateful for anyone that takes on the responsibility of coaching or managing a team. Without people like you the club would cease to function.
Recommended Maximum Temperatures for Cancellation of Games and Training
Children: 32° (recommended maximum ambient temperature for cancellation of children’s football activities)
Adults: 37° (recommended maximum ambient temperature for cancellation of adult’s football activities)
Socks/Shorts: Can be purchased via the online E-Store at any time. Shorts are priced at $22.00 and socks are priced at $11.o0. They are then collected from the Blackman Park Scout Hall Shed in Lane Cove during collection times. Note: socks/shorts can no longer be purchased through the player registration site.
Jerseys: These are provided to you free of charge for the duration of the season and must be handed back at the completion of the season to the Club.
Shinpads/Football Boots: These can be purchased from any sports store such as Rebel Sports (make sure you tell the cashier at the checkout that you are from Lane Cove Football Club). Please note that football boots must have plastic studs. Metal studs are not allowed.
The Club runs combined squads for the stronger and more enthusiastic players who want to develop their skills. These squads are selected after a period of trialling in the previous year.
Teams practice on Astroturf, twice per week starting in February with a dedicated professional coach from SoccerKickStart, junior coaching providers to the A-League’s Western Sydney Wanderers. The top SAP/Development teams are normally very strong and compete in the highest divisions against other Academy/Development teams. The fees to participate in the development squads for a season come to approximately $1000.00.
The NSFA competition regulations for all age groups can be found here.
Coaching courses vary depending on age group and ability. Football NSW provides two structures of coaching courses, community coaching and advanced coaching.
Community coaching courses are run by NSFA. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Lane Cove Football Club is happy to assist individuals financially for coaching courses. The club will generally support community level coaching courses with the aim that the individual will help with coaching at LCFC. Please contact the Club or the Club Coaching Coordinator directly for more information.
Lane Cove is always looking for more volunteers to help the club. The Board is run entirely on a volunteer basis. Should you be able to help in anyway or have any specific skills that would be of use to the Club please let us know via email.
Every registered member of LCFC is automatically added to the newsletter distribution list. If you would like to unsubscribe or you are not receiving the newsletter then please email email@example.com.
The LCFC Board list can be found here.
Age Coordinator details can also be found below:
LCFC aims to hold a number of social events for different age groups. These include Registration Day/s, Club Day, Trivia Night/s, Comedy Night/s, the LCFC Blue & Gold Ball, Ladies Day and All Age Presentation Night.
Should you have any ideas about events for the upcoming season or wish to assist in organising, please contact the Events Coordinator.
Skill sessions are organised outside of the season for the younger age groups, usually U6-U14. These session are run in Term 4 and information regarding these skills sessions will follow towards the end of the season.
Our skills sessions are run by professional coaches from KickStart who also coach our development squad teams. The courses run one afternoon a week for the duration of the term.
If you are a registered Lane Cove FC player you will be notified about any upcoming skills courses via email or you can contact our Club Coaching Coordinator, for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.