Welcome Season 2018

Welcome back to another SOCCER SEASON at NORTH RYDE SOCCER CLUB. The season commences on Saturday 7 April 2018. North Ryde Soccer (NRS) Club Registration for season 2018 are nearly at a close, with the teams nearly complete.
Coxs Road Mall is holding an Easter Hat Parade click here for more information.

Key Dates

Pre Season
March Trial Games Sundays 4th Mar–1st Apr Ryde East Public School
Grassroots/coaches session Tuesday 27th Mar North Ryde Oval
Winter Season
Formal Training Starts (All) Monday 2nd Apr Youth Club & NRO
Season starts (All) Saturday 7th Apr
Season End (GHFA) end of August

March Trial games - Mixed Saturday Comp


As the Ryde East Public School Oval grounds have opened up, trial games will be held on the 25th March, at the below times.

U6-U7 9am
U8 - U9 10am
U10 - U11 11am

Coaches / Managers meeting

To all coaches and managers, Kickstart is conducting an inservice for all Mini and Junior coaches / managers, on Tuesday 27th March at the North Ryde Oval, followed by a coaches and managers meeting to brief you all on the upcoming season. Soccer kits and training balls will also be distributed. See below for times.

U6 to U17 Coach/Manager Kickstart Inservice (Grassroots) 4:30pm to 6pm
U6 to U17 Mixed Saturday Comp Coach/Manager & gear collection 6pm
All Women's Sunday Comp teams Coach/Manager & gear collection 6pm

Training - Minis

All Mini's Kickstart training will start on Tuesday 3rd April at the North Ryde Oval. Training times as follows:

U6 & U7 4:00pm to 5:00pm
U8 & U9 & U10 5:15 to 6:15pm

eTeamsheets - Mixed Saturday Comp

This season, ALL competitive grades are to use the new electronic Team Sheets mobile app / web page. Attached is a user guide which is also available on the GHFA website at: http://www.ghfa.com.au/index.php/new-competition/eteamsheets. Please email tonyborg@iinet.net.au to create the account for you. Please make sure there are at least 4 people in your team set up with the access and authority to use it. This means some players or parents, not only the coaches and mangers of your team.
This is very important as fines apply to clubs if mistakes are made. A couple of errors early in the season is acceptable but, if it continues (through sheer negligence), we will pass these fines to you for payment. i.e.

  • Wrong number on the teamsheet
  • Wrong coloured socks
  • Two of the same numbered shirts
  • The list goes on
As you would expect, when using the match sheets, your phone service provider needs to be in range or, you need WIFI access. If this is not possible for whatever reason, in case of emergency, print 5/6 traditional paper team sheets and keep handy throughout the season.
Note that, the GHFA will be running a training session on eTeamSheets at Christie Park. It is Weds 28 March from 7.00 to 8.00pm. If you, or someone in the team wish to attend, let info@northrydesoccer.com.au know by Monday 26 March.

GHFA App - Mixed Saturday Comp

We are still waiting on an update on the new GHFA smart phone app. This replaces TeamStuff from last year for the Mixed Saturday Comp. That this stage we are told that it will be available 6th Apirl, the friday before the first game of the season. Will keep you updated.

Registration Instructions

Please note the government is offering a $100 rebate for Mini and Junior Registrations after 1 February 2018. As a result, we will open junior registration on 1 February to avoid early registrations missing out. To obtain the rebate you will need to go to the Service NSW website and obtain a code prior to registering with North Ryde Soccer Club. Click here to see detailed instructions of how to apply for the rebate.
However, we would like to ask parents to register before attending grading.
Tony Borg continues as our club’s Registrar in 2018. We thank him in advance for the important role he is responsible for at the beginning of each season. Please direct registration enquiries to tonyborg@iinet.net.au
We encourage all new players to register online. There are two ways this can be done.

When registering for the All Girls teams on Sunday, ensure you register in the "North Ryde Womens Soccer Club".
Click here to see detailed instructions of how to apply the rebate to your Football NSW 2018 registration.
If you are brand new to North Ryde or if you simply must register the old way, then come along on Sunday 4th February from 10am to 2pm to the Cox’s Road Mall our proud sponsors, for a sausage sizzle. Bring your cash or make an online transfer.
If you are paying online, you can pay by credit card or you can do an EFT to our club bank account. Either way it is very important that you put a reference with your payment. Name and Age Group is ideal. (eg Tim Cahill O35). Click here to see further registration instructions or details.

Fixtures

After the rain and cancellation of games and with more rounds likely to be affected throughout the season, it is imperative that all managers and coaches keep checking the GHFA website. Most teams will have retrieved and kept a list of matches that were published at the start of the season. It is highly likely that this is now obsolete as they (apparently) need to keep shifting games between grounds. Inevitably, kick off times change too.
You should even check it on the morning of the match.

Fines

This will be news to some but, if one of our teams incorrectly completes a team sheet, fines are applied. If using e-team sheets, as we have been getting used to it, fines have been waived but this will no longer be the case. Fines apply for not entering scores correctly. A missing shirt number. Forfeits etc. It is not a large sum but they all add up and are likely to increase. The worst offenders in our club are the Senior teams and the most consistent error is not entering a shirt number for a particular player. Incorrect/no score entered is second. Get it right fellas.

Minis

Note that – only the one Game Leader is permitted on the field during play and they should assist both teams. Supporters are asked to stand on the sidelines and not behind the goals. Particularly older brothers and sisters of the goalie.

Morrison No. 3

After four serious injuries at the ground, Morrison No. 3 is unplayable and matches scheduled there this season will be moved. Changes have been made and the website updated. Even if not scheduled to play there, your team might be affected.
As mentioned above - keep checking the GHFA website, even on the morning of the match.

Cleaning Up

We have taken comments from neighbours about rubbish left behind after games. The North Ryde Soccer Club wishes to impress community respect and virtues. We assume this maybe the opposition, we all need to take responsibility on how the ground is left when we pack up including the opposition area, if left in a mess let us know and we can forward to the club responsible.

Kickstart coaching videos

VIDEO LAUNCH: Our football development partners at Sports Kickstart have launched their new educational coaching video's for the 2017 season. This exciting new development will support our club coaches and managers throughout the Cooperative Program, to develop their players and take their teams to the next level!