Working With Children Requirements

Northbridge FC has revised the club’s WWC Check requirements. New procedures apply from Jan 2018 requiring all Managers and Coaches to have a WWC Number.

Please click here to review the policy document.

The Working with Children Check (WWCC)  plays an important part in safeguarding children involved in football and in providing a child safe and child friendly sport environment.

  • The WWCC is a mandatory NSW Government requirement.
  • All paid employees working with children under 18 years MUST have a WWC Number.
  • All volunteers working with children Under 18 MUST have a WWC Number
  • All clubs with registered players U18 MUST be compliant with the WWC Check.

Football NSW has introduced a new Working with Children Check Policy.   For the 2018 season and beyond, it is a requirement of Football NSW that all Technical Directors, Coaches, Managers and Referees working or volunteering with children under 18 years obtain a WWCC and provide their Club, Association, Centre, Branch or Referee Branch with a valid WWC number.

The main elements of policy change are:

  1. Volunteer parents or close relatives coaching or managing their own child’s or close relative’s team,  will now require a WWC number; and
  2. Referees, will now require a WWC number.
  3. The only exemption for these roles recognised by Football NSW is the exemption for persons aged under 18 years.

Refer to the new Football NSW Working with Children Check Policy for further information.

If you have any questions or concerns in this regard please contact (for general questions) or our Member Protection Officer at

WWC Information for Volunteers and Workers

  • The WWC Check is a Government requirement applicable to persons who work or volunteer with children.
  • Persons cleared through the WWC Check process are issued with a WWC Number.
  • If you already have a WWC Number, you must provide it to your club.
  • If you do not have a WWC Number, you will need to apply on-line for a WWC Check
  • A WWC Check is free for volunteers.
  • An $80 fee is payable for a WWC Check if you are in a paid position.

To Apply for a WWC Check

  1. To apply for a WWC Check CLICK HERE
  2. Once you have applied on line you will receive an Application (APP) number and other information.
  3. Take your APP Number and Proof of ID to a Motor Registry.
  4. Application Fee:  If you are in a paid position you will pay $80 at the motor registry for your Check.
  5. The WWC Check is free for volunteers.
  6. Within approximately 2 weeks of visiting the motor registry you should receive your WWC Number by email.
  7. You must then provide your WWC Number to your club and your date of birth so they can be verified.

WWC Exemptions

There are no exemptions for persons in a paid role that involves working with children aged under 18 years.
In accordance with the new Football NSW WWCC Policy, volunteer parents who coach or manage their own child’s team or a close relative’s team must obtain a WWCC.

  • Volunteers under 18 years of age
  • Grounds persons
  • Guest presenters or speakers for a one-off presentation
  • Persons who work or volunteer with children visiting NSW from another State to attend an event where the work in NSW will be for no more than 30 days in a calendar year.

What do Exempt Persons sign?

  • The FNSW Member Protection Declaration (MPD) now forms part of the registration terms and conditions when registering in MFC.


Football NSW Club Information Working with Children
Kids Guardian NSW – Working With Children
Kids Guardian Facebook page: