Gosford City Football Club is a great place to introduce your kids to Football!
PRE- SEASON TIMELINE 5 - 18 YEARS
JAN 9TH - REGISTRATIONS OPEN
JAN 25TH - OPEN TRAINING SESSION 10-18 YEARS @ NVHS
JAN 28TH SAT - INFO SESSION @ GAVENLOCK 2 - 4PM
FEB 5TH SUNDAY - INFO SESSION @ NARARA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL 10AM – 11AM
FEB 5TH SUNDAY - GRADING 9 - 18 YEARS ALL PLAYERS
* PLAYERS MUST BE REGISTERED TO ATTEND PLAYER GRADING *
11am - 12pm 9 years
12.15 - 1.15pm 10 years
1.30 - 2.30pm 11 years
2.45 - 3.45pm 12 years
4 – 5pm 13 & 14 years
5.15 – 6.15pm 15 - 18 years
FEB 8Th WEDNESDAY – A/B TEAMS PLAYER TRIALS
- 9 & 10 years 5-6pm
- 11 & 12 years 6-7pm
FEB 9th THURSDAY – A/B TEAMS PLAYER TRIALS
- 13 & 14 years 5-6pm
- 15 -18 years 6-7pm
MARCH 5th SUN - MEET & GREET TEAMS @ GAVENLOCK 5-18 years
(Shorts, socks available for sale. Sizing for team playing tops checked. Training Tops sizing done)
MARCH - TEAM TRAINING BEGINS @ NARARA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
MARCH 19TH SUNDAY - TRIAL GAMES 12 - 18 YEARS @ BLOODTREE OVAL against Umina FC
MARCH 25TH SAT - TRIAL GAMES 5 - 11 YEARS @ NARARA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
APRIL 1st/2nd SAT/SUN - FIRST GAMES OF THE SEASON
CREATING TEAMS/ GRADING/ A-B TEAM TRIALS
You can submit a nomination to create your own team in any age group, this requires player numbers and a coach and manager submission. Forms are attached with instructions, this needs to be submitted to the relevant Football Manager. THE BELOW GRADING INFORMATION STILL APPLIES TO THESE TEAMS SO PLEASE READ ON.
There is no grading for this age group. Player's can choose to play with friends or current team mates if they wish. If you would like to be placed in a specific team, please include this information in the provided comment section of your registration, so your child can be allocated into that team. We will endeavour to keep teams together if you wish. Under 8s is a semi-graded competition and teams will be allocated their “grade” with the assistance of parent feedback (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced).
Under 9s to Under 18s
You can choose whether you wish to have your child placed into a team based on their relative skill level, or you can choose to play with friends and/or a specific team.
We hold a grading days for our under 9's to under 18's- IT IS A REQUIREMENT THAT ALL PLAYERS ATTEND GRADING REGARDLESS OF IF THEY’RE PLAYING SOCIALLY OR FOR COMPETITIVE GRADING.
Grading all players ensures we are able to have our teams playing in the correct grade of competition, playing in the wrong grade for the team can mean a very dismal and disappointing season if you are placed too high and lose all your games- this is why we require that our social teams created by friends have its players graded.
ADDITIONAL GRADING TRIALS FOR HIGH LEVEL TEAMS 9-18 YEARS:
A-B GRADE TRIALS
For our A or B graded teams we have individual player trials. These teams are highly competitive and so we hold a separate trial session for players who are interested in grading into these teams, this is in addition to the all player grading day – players are expected to attend both sessions. We welcome any player who is interested in playing at a higher grade level to attend – it is not by invite, all registered players can attend the trials for these teams. Grading during the trials helps us determine if the team will be A or B grade. No friend requests are considered when grading for a spot in a A/B team.
NEW IN 2023 - GIRLS @ GOSFORD UNDER 9 & UNDER 11 COMPETITION
Our Central Coast Football competition is very committed to growing female football on the coast, and a part of that is increasing the availability of our all girls competitions- and Gosford City FC fully supports this and can't wait to see more girls playing football! We are excited that in 2023 we see the introduction of an all girls competition for our under 7, under 9 and under 11 age groups.
We want our girls to have the option of playing in mixed teams or in an all girls competition, and it is their choice which they'd like to play in.
If you're interested in having your daughter join one of our all girls teams please get in contact with the relevant Football Manager:
* INTRODUCTORY MINI ROOS PROGRAM RUN IN THE PRE-SEASON *
- With introductory, non-competition age groups in our Juniors from Under 8′s to Under 11's.
- Your kids will learn basic football and social skillsin a fun team environment, fully supervised by our coaches.
- Our Home Ground is Gavenlock Oval in Narara, otherwise known as the Dragon's Den.
- The seaon's games run from April till August each year.
- Training is held on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday afternoons. When training is held is dependent on your Team's Coach's availability.
We are a Grass Roots sporting Club run by volunteers. All our teams have a Coach and a Manager, these roles are filled by parent/family volunteers from the team. No experience is necessary and the Club provides information and training on how to do these roles.
For those wanting to play with friends and create their own team these are the numbers of players that are required:
|Team Age Group||Players on field||Max players in team|
|Under 8 & 9 years||7||
No maximum, but we recommend having 2 -3 subs
= team of 9-10 players
|Under 10 & 11 years||9||13|
If you have questions please contact our Junior Football Managers:
We look forward to having you as part of our community!
Gosford City Football Club
CLUB COMMUNICATIONS DURING THE SEASON:
Our club communications are sent out from 'Stack Team App', this is an app which is free for our club to use- which offers us many features and means our messages can get directly to you. We're asking that all parents of players and players please download this app to ensure that you are aware of what is happening this season.
We are also active on social media, both Facebook and Instagram, but these are more community based rather than internal club information so it is necessary to be on the 'Stack Team App' so you get everything relevant to you. We do hope to see you on our social media too though!
Below is a quick how to join us on Stack Team App, you can also add it on your phone via the App Store.