SUMMER COMPS 2019 RETURN TO NORTHBRIDGE OVAL

We plan to run the following competitions (full details below):

The Northbridge FC Summer Comps return to Northbridge Oval for 2019 as part of the 2019 TAFE NSW Summer Football Season.

  • Boys/Mixed & Girls U8-U16 (5v5)
  • Boys/Mixed & Girls U6-U7 (4v4)
  • Men & Women O35/45 (6v6) – Team Registration Now Closed

Summer5 – Boys/Mixed U8-U16 & Girls U8-U16 5-a-Side Summer Competitions


Games played from 4.00-8.30pm on Fridays.  We play 9 Rounds starting Friday 18thOctober, ending Friday 13thDecember.

Games will be 2x 12 minutes.  Kick off time will vary by week, but we aim to play from youngest to oldest age group. Approximate timetable in table below.
 

Deadline for team nominations and junior player registration and payment is Monday 7th October, although registrations will be closed sooner if we hit our limit.  Teams will only be entered on the draw if a minimum of five players are registered and paid up by this date.

A minimum of six teams required to run an age group competition, although we may combine age groups if necessary.

Note: if your team size is large enough to field two teams (i.e. 10 players), then please enter two teams in the comp.  Borrowing of players between teams is permitted to ensure teams can field a full team (w/o subs).

Players U18 insurance rates ($3 winter / $10 no winter).


Summer4 – Boys/Mixed/Girls U6-U7 4-a-Side Summer Competitions


Games played from 4.00-5.30pm on Mondays.  We play 9 Rounds starting Monday 14thOctober, ending Monday 9thDecember.

Games will be 2x 12 minutes and kick off may be at 4.00pm or 4.30pm. 

Deadline for team nomination and junior player registration and payment is Monday 7th October, although registrations will be closed sooner if we hit our limit.  Teams will only be entered on the draw if a minimum of four players are registered and paid up by this date.

A minimum of six teams required to run an age group competition, although we may combine age groups if necessary.

Note: if your team size is large enough to field two teams (i.e. 8 players), then please enter two teams in the comp.  Borrowing of players between teams is permitted to ensure teams can field a full team (w/o subs).


Summer6 – Men O35/O45 & Women O35 6-a-Side Summer Competitions – Team Rego Now Closed!

10/9/19 UPDATE: DUE TO Northbridge Oval CLOSURE, ROUND 1 (16 SEPT) AND ROUND 2 (23 SEPT) WILL BE PLAYED AT BICENTENNIAL OVAL, SMALL STREET, WILLOUGHBY.

Games played between 6.30-9.30pm on Monday evenings at Northbridge Oval. 

We play 13 Rounds starting Monday 16thSeptember (no game on 7thOct (public holiday)).

Games will be 2x 20 minutes, with an earliest kick off time of 6.30pm, but game duration and actual kick off times will be subject to final number of teams registered.

Recommended Team Size: 9 players for a 6v6 comp. 

Compulsory Individual Player Insurance Fees:  $15 if played winter season 2019 (make sure to register with same FFA number) / $29 if did not play winter season 2019.  Register via www.playfootball.com.au. Click link for registration help https://northbridgefc.com.au/summer-football-registration-help/
 
Deadline for senior team registration and payment is Monday 9th September [extended], although registrations will be closed sooner if we hit our limit.  Players must be registered for insurance by Thursday 12thSeptember.

A minimum of six teams required to run an age group/competition.


SUMMER FOOTBALL AT NORTHBRIDGE OVAL – SUMMARY

Age GroupCompetitionTeam Nomination/Player Rego Cut OffDATESRoundsDayApprox. Time FrameFormatMatch DurationPlayer Fee**TEAM FEE
U6/U7Boys/Mixed & Girls CompMonday 7 Oct14 Oct – 9 Dec9Monday4.00 – 5.00pm4v4, no GK2x 12 mins$110 + InsuranceNIL
U8Boys/Mixed & Girls CompMonday 7 Oct18 Oct – 13 Dec9Friday4.00 – 5.00pm5v5, GK2x 12 mins$110 + InsuranceNIL
U9Boys/Mixed & Girls CompMonday 7 Oct18 Oct – 13 Dec9Friday4.30 – 5.30pm5v5, GK2x 12 mins$110 + InsuranceNIL
U10Boys/Mixed & Girls CompMonday 7 Oct18 Oct – 13 Dec9Friday5.00 – 6.00pm5v5, GK2x 12 mins$110 + InsuranceNIL
U11Boys/Mixed & Girls CompMonday 7 Oct18 Oct – 13 Dec9Friday5.30 – 6.30pm 5v5, GK2x 12 mins$110 + InsuranceNIL
U12Boys/Mixed & Girls CompMonday 7 Oct18 Oct – 13 Dec9Friday6.00 – 7.00pm5v5, GK2x 12 mins$110 + InsuranceNIL
U13Boys/Mixed & Girls CompMonday 7 Oct18 Oct – 13 Dec9Friday6.30 – 7.30pm5v5, GK2x 12 mins$110 + InsuranceNIL
U14Boys/Mixed & Girls CompMonday 7 Oct18 Oct – 13 Dec9Friday7.00 – 8.00pm5v5, GK2x 12 mins$110 + InsuranceNIL
U15/16Boys/Mixed & Girls CompMonday 7 Oct18 Oct – 13 Dec9Friday7.30 – 8.30pm5v5, GK2x 12 mins$110 + InsuranceNIL
O35/O45Men & WomenTeam: Friday 6 Sept / Players: Thursday 12 Sept16 Sep – 16 Dec (excl. 7 Oct)13***Monday6.30 – 9.30pm6v6, GK2x 20 minsInsurance Only$1,100


* Time frames are subject to number of teams in each Comp and Age Group.  Some variation may occur.  As a general guideline, the younger the age group, the earlier the kick-off.

** ALL PLAYERS MUST REGISTER VIA www.playfootball.com.au.  Players U18 can apply their Active Kids Voucher for a $100 discount.

*** U17-AA and O35/45 will play through the October School Holidays (no games on the Public Holiday, Monday 7 Oct)

All queries to SummerFootball@northbridgefc.com.au 

Northbridge Dentists

Northbridge Football Club thanks Northbridge Dentists for their ongoing support and initiative to give back to the community.

To inquire about Northbridge Dentists please contact: (02) 9958 7530

NORTHS: CASHED UP CASES

Every Sunday in May and June Norths will be drawing ten winners from 7 pm for a share of $50,000 in cash!

Good luck!

For more details visit:

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KIDS EAT FREE AT NORTHS

Don’t feel like cooking? Bring your kids down for a free lunch every weekday during these school holidays.

On top of this offer, children can eat dinner for free every Wednesday night. The promotion will be available across April, May and June.

42 not out: Veteran Coach acknowledged with Community Service Award

Most footballers at our club do not remember the Autumn of 1976 – a whole generation has since passed.

Six months earlier, the fall of Saigon had signalled the end of the Vietnam War. Malcolm Fraser was the Australian Prime Minister, Star Wars didn’t exist and The Four Seasons were sitting comfortably at number 1 on the Billboard charts.

1976 was also the first year Bill Papas volunteered as a Northbridge FC coach.

After more than 42 years with the club, Papas was presented with a Rotary Community Service Award at the Northbridge Golf Club on Wednesday evening.

In the presence of NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and his wife Georgina (pictured right), dozens of admirers expressed their appreciation and respect for the veteran coach and full-time barber.

“There were people there that I’ve been cutting their hair since the early eighties,” said Papas.

“People came up to me telling me that I used to coach their son 30 years ago – it was quite overwhelming actually.”

Despite the multiple premierships and championship victories over the decades, the most gratifying memory for Papas comes from a recent season, featuring some of the most exceptional emerging talent in the club.

“[What] sticks out most is the 2015 premiership; the U15 representative girls team,” said Papas.

“We were undefeated and were playing against girls in the NSW Institute of Sport team, which now holds about ten of the current U20s Matildas team.

“To beat a national team in the Grand Final was probably the most enjoyable, honourable memory.”

Papas believes the ongoing development of a stable women’s program is the most significant change at Northbridge FC through the years – along with the topnotch facilities, he is confident the club will become a football powerhouse.

“The women’s program has grown to be the best I’ve ever seen it,” said Papas.

“The facilities here at Northbridge here are A+… it used to be a dirt track when I used to play.”

“The club has grown in stature and also in player numbers as well, from maybe ten teams in the whole club to 3,000 playing members.”

“It’s probably the biggest club in terms of numbers participating in the whole country, and that’s massive.”

This season, Papas is mentoring and consulting the North Shore Mariners WNPL Reserves team. While the future remains undecided for Papas, he intends to continue contributing to the club – both as a coach and a player – for as long as his body will allow.

“I’ve coached at the club since 1976; I’ve been a player here since 1971.”

“I’m edging 60 now – I suppose at this point, as much as I love it, we go a year-to-year proposition.”

“If the body holds up, I’ll continue playing – if my health still stands, I continue coaching.”

From NFC Academy to NSM: Football Pathways

Four of the brightest stars to emerge from the Northbridge FC Academy last year have earned a place in the North Shore Mariners squad in the lead-up to their 2019 season.

Joe Irvine (U13 Boys), Matthew Selkrig (U14 Boys), Alexander Byrne (U16 Boys) and Sophia Skarparis (U17 Girls) each swapped the red and white for a fresh navy blue and yellow kit.

Luke Bakos and Lachlan Choy were also included in the North Shore Mariners U13 squad earlier this year after a successful season in the Northbridge Academy last year.

These promotions highlight how the Northbridge FC Academy continues to develop the skills of aspiring footballers, serving as a pathway for enthusiastic players.

Skarparis enjoyed the challenge of higher-quality football, but also appreciated the enthusiasm of her new teammates.

“Last year I went from playing Academy to Premier League and I improved so much – my first touch and passing improved so much,” said Skarparis.

“Going on the field with people you love playing with and having that sense of community and encouragement – knowing that even if you don’t play your best, you still have a team behind you who support you.”

Similarly, Irvine – while small in stature – isn’t going to let the new-found pace of competitive football stop showing his capability on the pitch.

“It was certainly a step up from what I used to play – it was faster and everyone was bigger,” said Irvine.

“I just hope to play well and be able to show off how well I can play.”

Sports Focus Physiotherapy – Official Club Physios for 2019

Sports Focus Physiotherapy have returned to NSM and Northbridge FC as the official providers of physiotherapy services in 2019.

Discounts apply for club members.  Call Matt or Ben at Sports Focus Physio 99588986 or 99670013 for any enquiries

Northbridge FC. 3 levels of football.

Northbridge FC is unique, a club that provides 3 levels of football. There was once a time no so long ago you would have to drive all over Sydney to find these choices. Thanks to a progressive Committee and dedicated coaches today you can find whatever you want for yourself or your family, it’s all available here on the Lower North Shore.

Simply click the link here for an outline of how it works. From social football all the way through to the national level.

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