Rego 2021 FAQ

What’s the best place to get updates on the club?
We recommend you follow Marsden Park Galaxy FC on Facebook for all updates. Our website is kept up to date with all important info as it is accessible to everyone. We recommend you check one or both regularly. 

What days do the training sessions take place?
Training sessions are organised within your teams. Your team manager will help coordinate and decide on a day, time and duration for training. The fields are available for training on either Tuesday or Thursday night.
The club’s committee will work with the team manager to make sure there is a field available. We do ask you to nominate an alternative time as well, just in case there are too many teams that want to train at the same time. The current training schedule can be found here.

When do training sessions commence?
The fields are available to the club for training from Tuesday 23rd March onward.

When does the competition start?
The first round of the competition is set to start on Friday 9th April, Saturday 10th April and Sunday 11th April. 

When are the games on?
Kids play on Saturday morning.
All Age Ladies & Mens teams play on Sunday.
Over 35 Mens teams play on Friday nights.
The fixtures can be found here and are decided and arranged by the BDSFA. Draws will only be made once all teams have been submitted. We expect the draws for the first two weeks to be announced in the fortnight leading up to the competition start date.

My child is joining for the first time. What do I need to know?
We often get enquiries asking for soccer “lessons”. Your child will be joining a community based soccer team, that trains together one evening a week and plays scheduled matches on Saturday mornings in the Blacktown District Soccer Football Assocation. They are coached and guided by volunteers, almost in all cases who is a parent of a child in the team, as well as having a team manager. Our Club is run by volunteers. 

I want to or have been asked to coach or manage a team. What’s next?
All team coaches and managers need to be registered as a coach or manager with the FFA. This is free of change. You need to do this via the Play Football website. We ask everyone to do this before training starts in March. Please note that all coaches and managers also need to have a Working With Children check completed. You can do this online via Service NSW. You need to provide WWCC number during the registration process.

Will I get some guidance from the club on what it means to be a coach or manager?
We will organise a briefing one evening before the season starts. We will be in touch with all coaches and managers when this date is decided upon. This will most likely take place once all the teams have been organised. BDSFA also provide coaching resources.

Who will contact me about my team?
Once registered and assigned to a team, your team manager will contact you.

I noticed that some age groups are closed for registration. Why is that?
We need to follow BDSFA regulations that mandate minimum and maximum team sizes. By March 22nd we need to have completed all teams. We want to avoid registering individuals if we cannot fulfil the minimum team requirement. Please let us know of your interest nonetheless. In case we have sufficient interest to form a full team or in case people de-register we can reach out to you and re-open the registration process.

Do I need to buy a jersey, shorts and socks?
You don’t need to buy a jersey. This is included in the price. They will be distributed at the start of the season to the coach or manager of each team. We do ask you which size you or your kid needs so we can organise this.
It is required for you to buy a set of short and socks which can be done at the canteen on Saturdays on game mornings or via our online shop. Players can only play in a full kit.
Our prices:
– Kids Shorts & Socks $35.
– Adults Shorts & Socks $40.
We do plan on introducing additional merchandise such as club shirts and tracksuits at a later date.

I have a question that’s not listed here
Please have a look at the “Contact us” page for various email addresses to direct your query to.