2018 Registration - Frequently asked questions

Is my child old enough to play?
Children can play in 2018 if they were born on or before 31 December 2013. If they were born after this date, unfortunately they will have to wait til next year.

How do I register?
Go to https://www.playfootball.com.au to register. Or come to one of our registration and info sessions (see below)
All registrations have to be done online, whether you do it yourself, or you come to one of the registration sessions. The advantage of doing it yourself is it’s easy and you don’t need to queue up. A detailed step-by-step guide to self registrations is available below.

When can I register in person?
We are holding registration sessions at Bundeena Bowling Club in Liverpool St:

  • Tuesday 13th February 4-6pm
  • Thursday 15th February 4-6pm
  • Sunday 18th February 10am-12pm
  • Thursday 1st March 4-6pm

What is the Active Kids Rebate and can I get it?
From 31 January 2018, parents, guardians and carers can apply for a $100 voucher per calendar year for each student enrolled in school. The voucher may be used with a registered activity provider for registration, participation and membership costs for sport, fitness and active recreation activities.The voucher can be used at any time during the calendar year it was issued.

If you’re a parent, carer or guardian, the student will be eligible if they are: a NSW resident aged between 4.5 and 18 years, and enrolled in school (from Kindergarten to Year 12, including those who are home-schooled or enrolled in secondary school education at TAFE NSW). You can apply for a voucher for each eligible student. You can use the voucher for registration or membership costs with an approved Active Kids provider (including BMFC).

To apply for a voucher, go to the Service NSW website and follow the instructions - https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-active-kids-voucher.

IMPORTANT - you must obtain your voucher BEFORE registering with BMFC in order to obtain the discount. You will be asked to enter the voucher number at the invoice/payment screen when registering.

Do I have to come to one of the registration sessions?
If you played in 2017 or within the past 4 years and are re-registering, once you’ve registered online, that’s all you need to do.
If you are claiming the full time student discount (U21/AL/Seniors only) you can register online but you also need to come to a rego session with your student ID.
If are registering with BMFC for the first time, you can still register online, but you will need to come to one of the registration sessions and bring with you BOTH (a) proof of age (e.g. drivers licence, passport, birth certificate) AND (b) proof of residency (e.g. drivers licence, utility bill, tenancy agreement). The registrar needs to sight these documents and record the document numbers.

What are the fees?
Registration fees (includes player insurance) for the 2018 season are as follows:
U6 & U7.............$130
U8 & U9.............$150
U10 & U11.........$170

Student & family discounts:
*$20 discount for FULL TIME students in the U21/AL/Senior age groups (valid student ID must be presented at registration).
*$20 family discount applies to the 3rd and subsequent players registering in one family (a family is defined as parents and their dependent children).

I’m not sure if I want to register – can I talk to someone?
Yes. You can send an email to info@bmfc.club or you can come and talk to us at one of the registration sessions (see above).

When does registration close?
Registrations must be completed before midnight on Friday 2nd March 2018. After this date, registration is subject to team vacancies and a $20 late fee applies.

Do I need a photo?
All players in the following age groups must upload a NEW photo into the system: U10, U/W14, U/W18 and any Senior player whose photo is more than 3 years old. This a headshot and the player must not be wearing glasses (if they need glasses to play then they must obtain and wear sports glasses in the photo). The digital photo needs to be less than 5MB in size. Photos are uploaded in the 2nd screen when self-registering. Registrations cannot be completed until photos are uploaded.

How do I get a uniform?
Uniforms will be on sale at the registration sessions. Costs are; $30 shirt, $20 shorts, $10 socks (full uniform $60). You can pay for uniform pieces together with your fees at registration - just remember to bring a copy or screenshot of your payment receipt when collecting uniforms.

How do I pay?
You can pay by credit card, cash, cheque or via online banking. PLEASE NOTE OUR BANKING DETAILS HAVE CHANGED SINCE LAST YEAR. New bank details are:
BSB: 641-800
Account Name: Bundeena Maianbar Football Club
Account no: 033009662

Can I request a particular team for my child?
A number of parents ask for their child to be placed in a particular team. We can't promise that your child will be placed in that team or with his/her friends due to the many considerations that go into sorting teams such as age, school grade, gender balance, experience and other factors. Remember that team sport is a good opportunity for children to learn to get along with others and interact with people they don't know so well - much like life.

If a player will be playing up an age group, which age group should I register them in?
Players register in, and pay the fee for, the age group they are currently in. For example, if your child is an U9 but will play in the U10s, register them as an U9. Sometimes players may be asked to play up an age group; if this occurs, they do not have to pay a higher fee than the age group they are actually in. Please note that playing up an age group is at the discretion of the Committee, and a request needs to be made directly to info@bmfc.club.

When does the season start and finish?
Round 1 is on Sat 7th/Sun 8th April. The final round is on 4th/5th August. Teams U12 and above may be required to play finals finishing on 25th/26th August. U11s play in a Gala Day usually the first Saturday after round 18 (11th August).

Who will coach?
Once teams are sorted, we will advise everybody by email. Teams must select a volunteer coach and manager from amongst the team's parent/friend group.

What if I change my mind?
If you wish to withdraw, you may receive a full refund before teams are submitted to the SSFA (before Wednesday 7th March). If you withdraw between Wednesday 7th March and Friday 6th April (season start) you can only be refunded the club component of your fees, less a $20 administration fee. After the season commences, no refunds can be made.

Photo credit: Justin Case

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