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Click on the “Register Here” button on the home page or go to www.playfootball.com.au and follow the instructions. Fees can be paid by credit card or direct deposit; details are provided towards the end of the online registration process. For detailed instructions on how to register, visit our registration help page.

Typically our first age group (U6) is open to all children who started school the same year as the season (ie Kindergarten in 2022). The Football Federation of Australia sets a minimum age requirement, your child must be turning 5 in the year of registration. This means that many preschoolers would also be of an age to register and are welcome at our club, if you feel they are ready to play in an organised competition.

As we are a small club, Sacred Heart enters teams in the mixed miniroos competition from U6 to U12, so boys and girls play together on Saturdays. We also enter girls’ compeition teams (ages 12 and up, numbers permitting) that play in the ALL girls’ competition on Sundays.

See the Events calendar on the home page for exact dates but the earlier you register the easier it is to guarantee a place and form teams

  • Registrations need to be complete by mid February as team nominations need to be made to NSFA by late February.
  • Teams are created in March in time for the NSFA draw, which is prepared shortly before the start of the season.
  • Training commences just before season start, with other activity days (Trial Day, Welcome To Football etc) in the latter half of March
  • The season starts end March/beginning of April (and runs until the end of August)

Each age group has a minimum and maximum team size, at times the number of registrations in a particular age group will be such that it is not possible to accommodate all players. For the ages U6 to U9 we have so many players that this is not usually a problem. If we experience problems with the U11-U12 age groups we can normally combine or contact the clubs in the adjoining suburbs and make arrangements for players to be offered a place. Our registrar will be in touch with you if there is any problem with placing you in a team.

Once the NSFA has prepared the draw it is not possible to add teams. As a result, late registrations can only be accommodated provided teams have vacancies. Please register early so you don’t miss out on playing with your friends.


Yes, there is a space on the registration form to request this. A player will not be moved to a team above their ability simply to be with a friend. As there is the potential for one friend to be more highly graded than the other, the best advice is for both to request to be with the other, then they are assured of being together (at the grade of the lower player). Friends from other schools are welcome – you don’t have to attend Sacred Heart school to play for the Lio

Games are played at various grounds in the local area. Away games are played at the home grounds of the opposition team. Most games are held within the Kuring-gai district. U6-U12 will have games scheduled for between 8:30am and 1:30pm on Saturday mornings. The time and venue will differ from week to week.

Generally our MiniRoos teams train on the school oval on Wednesday afternoons and our older teams train on Wednesday evenings at council grounds. Please refer to the Training page for up to date details for the current season.

The season normally runs for 18 weeks starting in the first week of April. Children do not have games on weekends in the middle of school holidays (but do on weekends that start or end holidays). After the end of the season there is a series of “Gala Days” where teams participate in a combination round-robin then knockout short games on a single day. Each team plays at least 2 and as many as 5 half length games. After the season and gala days are completed, the club has a Presentation Day.

Yes, a player can potentially register in a higher age group, the team they are selected for will be limited by their ability. If you require a dispensation for your child to play in a team other than their regular age group, please email our Registrar at registrar@shpfc.com.au

In order to focus on fun, fitness and love of the game the NSFA does not publish league tables for MiniRoos U6 – U11. Teams are nominated into divisions by their club and the NSFA will review this placement, several times during the season and either move the team up or down a division if their results show them to be out of place.

Competition age teams, U12 and upwards will have league tables to view if you wish.

The draw is usually decided and published less than a week prior to season start on the NSFA website here. It is dependent on the availability of council grounds, and can be subject to change.
For MiniRoos U6 – U11 teams, there will generally only be a few games visible in advance, the details are released as the season progresses.

The coach and the manager for each team are elected from the parents of the players. The club does not appoint coaches or managers. Teams that cannot find a coach or manager cannot take the field. The club will support both coaches and managers with training or in any other way they can.

This season the club will provide external coaches for the Sacred Heart Oval training but each team will still need their own parent coach and manager to run Saturdays.


Yes, you may withdraw up until the middle of April and get a full refund. All other refunds are to be discussed with the President or Registrar.

No. We cannot let a player take the field without insurance and our policy is such that coverage is extended only to those who have a valid registration. If you choose not to continue after grading you can receive a full refund.

For school age children, the Active Kids Voucher from Service NSW will give you $50 off your registration fees, but is currently means tested. You may email the President in confidence if you would like to discuss further assistance.

Registration fees are mostly made up of fees paid to the NSFA for team entry to the association. They, in turn, spend the majority of their funds on ground hire, insurance and referees. The club puts the remainder of fees toward purchase of equipment, maintenance of the school ground, and other incidental expenses. In recent years, we have had to allocate more funds to paid coaches to assist us. Our fees are still one of the lowest in the association and we will endeavour to keep them that way.

Yes, the player details are kept secure on a system that has been in use for many years. Please ensure your details up-to-date, especially email addresses, as this is our only point of contact with you. We don’t give your details to anyone.

The club does have an occasional fundraising event or BBQ, however any event organised by the Management Committee is intended to be social and designed to break even. Once registered, the only costs are for boots, shin pads, some gear items (we loan out our shirts) and perhaps bringing the team oranges.


The club provides shirts to each team which are returned at the end of the year. Players need their own shorts and socks which are available for sizing and purchase from the club. Please visit the Gear page to place an order. Gear is available for collection on certain event days. Boots and shin pads are available from sports and shoe stores. Most sports stores offer 5% discount if you mention you are with a sporting club.


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