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 at the start of the season within your team. Your team manager and team coach will help coordinate and decide on a day, time and duration for training based on the clubs available time slots.

Elara Oval will be available for training on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday night.

This is last year’s schedule and will be update during the season. 2023 training schedule: Training Schedule 2023.

When do training sessions commence?
Elara Oval is available to the club for training from Tuesday 12th March onward. Training nights are Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday and the team selects the night based on availability. 

When does the competition start and finish?
In 2024 it will be Friday 5th April Over 35 Men,  Saturday 6th April U5 to U17 mixed  and Sunday 7th April 2024 All Age Women and Men. Season ends in September.

When are the games on?
Friday nights – Over 35 Mens teams play on .
Saturday morning – Kids U5 – U17 play .
Sunday – All Age Ladies & Men’s teams play on Sunday.
2024 fixtures are decided and arranged by the Blacktown Districts Soccer Football Association (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, which trains together one evening a week and plays scheduled matches on Saturday mornings in the BDSFA organised competition. They are coached and guided by parent volunteers. Each team will have to select one parent to be the Coach and another to be the Manager. As part of the registration process we ask parents to volunteer for these roles so we can allocate coaches out to teams. 

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 same link you register yourself or your child as a player. 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 and this is free of change.. Please note you will need to provide a WWCC number during the on-line 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 for all coach and mangers. Here we will explain in detail what is required. You will also be able to address questions to us. 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.

 As a club we are committed to helping our coaches and players develope. This year we are investing heavily in building a training program by ability and age that will be provided to all our coaching staff via an app. The training program will be broken up into different skill programs to develope children’s abilities to master the basics of playing football. Additionally the program will highlight how to advance the players as they master each skill and for the older players how to engage more as a team with tactical awareness.

The club has 3 Technical Directors, Pasquale, Cameron and Paul that will be providing assistance on a regular basis across all teams and age groups.  

Who will contact me about my team and how are players allocated to a team?
For age groups U5 to U7 – whilst the children will be graded this year by Kano, this will only be used as a reference point to understand the child’s development. We will place the kids together based on past teams wanting to stay together and availability. These age groups are about learning, development, exercise and most importantly fun.
U8 and above are graded across all the clubs in the district and divisions are created accordingly. Children’s previous divisions and results assist BDSFA in placing teams in the relevant divisions. For this reason all children will be officially graded and allocated to teams based on merit. Whilst we do understand that children want to play with friends and this is a social game we are happy for teams to remain together so long as the team does not reach a grading of Div 1 or Div 2. All Div 1 and Div 2 teams will be built based on the child’s capability and grading performance. There will be no exceptions. Likewise no team wanting to stay as a team can refuse additional players if room is available in the team.
Once registered and assigned to a team, your team manager will contact you.

Some age groups will close early for registration. Why is that?
We need to follow BDSFA regulations that mandate minimum and maximum team sizes. We need to have completed all teams by a date set by BDSFA. 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 shorts 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 Marsden Park Football kit.
Our prices:

– Kids Shorts & Socks $50.

Kids Shorts $35

– Kids Socks $25

– Adults Shorts & Socks $50.

Adult Shorts $35

Adult Socks $25

Additional merchandise such as club jackets and beanies are also available to purchase.

I unfortunately need to de-register, what do I need to do?
Please contact our Registrar. Please be aware that once the season has started, there are no refunds.

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.