2024 WINTER SEASON
JUNIOR PLAYER REGISTRATION INFORMATION SHEET

To teach, encourage and promote the game of football in the Hills District with an emphasis on sportsmanship, teamwork, and fair play.

TEAMS AND PLAYERS

Boys and girls can play together in the same mixed competition until age 14 and games are scheduled on Saturdays.  Girls can play in a female only competition from age 8 and games are scheduled on Sundays. Girls can dually register to play in both mixed and female only competitions, at no additional cost.

Mixed Competitions (Saturday)

In 2024, CHUFC will have mixed teams as listed below:

  • A maximum of 8 x Funskills teams:
  • For boys and girls turning 5 or 6 in 2024.
  • Played in-house at Fred Caterson Reserve Field 1.
  • Every Saturday morning, 8.00am to 8.45am.
  • Small Sided Field (SSF) format, with 10-12 players per team.
  • Each team splits into two each week for their game versus another CHUFC Funskills team.
  • A maximum of 8 teams in the 7-year-old age group:
  • For boys and girls turning 7 in 2024.
  • Played in-house at Fred Caterson Reserve Field 1.
  • Every Saturday morning, 8.45am to 9.30am.
  • Small Sided Field (SSF) format, with max 8-10 players per team.
  • Each team splits into two each week for their game versus another CHUFC 7s team.
  • Unlimited All-Abilities/Football for All program:
    • For boys and girls of any age.
    • Played in-house at Fred Caterson Reserve Field 1.
    • Every Saturday morning, 10.00am to 11.00am.
    • Regular participation with other HFI club programs.
    • Please email allabilities@castlehillfootball.com.au for further information.
  • A maximum of 9 teams in the 8-year-old age group:
    • For boys and girls turning 8 in 2024.
    • Play Small Sided Field (SSF), 7v7 format played against other HFI clubs.
    • Even split of home & away games throughout the season.
  • A maximum of 6 teams in the 9-year-old age group:
    • For boys and girls turning 9 in 2024.
    • Play Small Sided Field (SSF), 7v7 format played against other HFI clubs.
    • Even split of home & away games throughout the season.
  • A maximum of 5 teams in the 10-year-old age group:
    • For boys and girls turning 10 in 2024.
    • Play Small Sided Field (SSF), 9v9 format played against other HFI clubs.
    • Even split of home & away games throughout the season.
  • A maximum of 5 teams in the 11-year-old age group:
    • For boys and girls turning 11 in 2024.
    • Play Small Sided Field (SSF), 9v9 format played against other HFI clubs.
    • Even split of home & away games throughout the season.
  • A maximum of 6 teams in the 12-year-old age group:
    • For boys and girls turning 12 in 2024.
    • Play Small Sided Field (SSF), Box to Box, 9v9 format played against other HFI clubs.
    • Even split of home & away games throughout the season.
    • This is a competitive competition, with scores and tables published.
    • Semi-final and Grand Final games are played.

The number of players & teams per the below age groups are limited to ensure the club does not exceed its capacity of players for the number of fields available.

  • A limited number of teams in the 13 & 14-year-old age groups:
    • For boys and girls turning 13 or 14 in 2024.
    • Full field games, 11v11 played against other HFI clubs.
    • Even split of home & away games throughout the season.
    • This is a competitive competition, with scores and tables published.
    • Semi-final and Grand Final games are played.
  • A limited number of teams in the 15 & 16 age groups:
    • For boys turning 15 or 16 in 2024.
    • Full field games, 11v11 played against other HFI clubs.
    • Even split of home & away games throughout the season.
    • This is a competitive competition, with scores and tables published.
    • Semi-final and Grand Final games are played.
  • A limited number of teams in the 18-year-old age groups:
    • For boys turning 17 or 18 in 2024.
    • Full field games, 11v11 played against other HFI clubs.
    • Even split of home & away games throughout the season.
    • This is a competitive competition, with scores and tables published.
    • Semi-final and Grand Final games are played.

Female Only Competitions (Sunday)

NOTE: Girls can dually register to play in both mixed and female competitions, at no additional cost.

 In 2024, CHUFC will have female only teams as listed below:

  • 8-year-old age group:
    • For girls turning 7 or 8 in 2024.
    • Play Small Sided Field (SSF), 7v7 format played against other HFI clubs.
    • Even split of home & away games throughout the season.
    • Keep an eye out for upcoming CHUFC ‘Try Football’ days for girls.
  • 9-year-old age group:
    • For girls turning 9 in 2024.
    • Play Small Sided Field (SSF), 7v7 format played against other HFI clubs.
    • Even split of home & away games throughout the season.
    • Keep an eye out for upcoming CHUFC ‘Try Football’ days for girls.
  • 11-year-old age group:
    • For girls turning 10 and 11 in 2024.
    • Play Small Sided Field (SSF), 9v9 format against other HFI clubs.
    • Even split of home & away games throughout the season.
    • Where possible, the aim is to make teams equivalent to 10 and 11 age-based teams.
    • Keep an eye out for upcoming CHUFC ‘Try Football’ days for girls.
  • 12-year-old age group:
    • For girls turning 12 in 2024.
    • Play Small Sided Field (SSF), 9v9 format against other HFI clubs.
    • Even split of home & away games throughout the season.
    • This is a competitive competition, with scores and tables published.
    • Semi-final and Grand Final games are played.
  • 13-year-old age group:
    • For girls turning 13 in 2024.
    • Play Small Sided Field (SSF), 10v10 format against other HFI clubs.
    • Even split of home & away games throughout the season.
    • This is a competitive competition, with scores and tables published.
  • Semi-final and Grand Final games are played.
  • 14 & 15-year-old age groups:
    • For girls turning 14 or 15 in 2024.
    • Full field games, 11v11 played against other HFI clubs.
    • Even split of home & away games throughout the season.
    • This is a competitive competition, with scores and tables published.
    • Semi-final and Grand Final games are played.
  • 16, 17 & 18-year-old age groups:
    • For girls turning 16, 17 and 18 in 2024.
    • These age groups play in the Youth Girls
    • Full field games, 11v11 played against other HFI clubs.
    • Even split of home & away games throughout the season.
    • This is a competitive competition, with scores and tables published.
    • Semi-final and Grand Final games are played.

REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

Please use the ‘How to Register Instruction Sheet’ – at the end of this document, if you need help registering.

IMPORTANT – Any players that are NOT registered by the end of January 2024 will not be able to grade in their age division for 2024.

All Junior players must:

  1. Acknowledge that by registering with CHUFC, they agree to club Policies and Code of Conduct (available from the club’s website), including participating in Club volunteer activities such as BBQ and Canteen rostered duties.
  2. Upload a CURRENT head and shoulders photograph (such as a passport photo) at time of online registration, as required by Football NSW.
  3. Additionally, all NEW Junior players to CHUFC must provide the following:
    • Proof of age at the commencement of the season 2024 grading.
    • Sports eyeglass certificate (if glasses are to be worn whilst playing). Note: Eyeglasses must be worn by the player in the digital photo uploaded when registering online.

Refer to our website www.castlehillfootball.com.au or email registrar@castlehillfootball.com.au for any enquiries.

 2024 JUNIORS FEE SCHEDULE

  • Funskills                                                                                                $185
  • 7-year-old Age Group                                                                          $185
  • 8 to 9-year-old Age Groups                                                                $280
  • 10 to 11-year-old Age Groups                                                             $320
  • 12 to 16-year-old Age Groups (excludes Youth Girls)                   $340
  • 17 to 18-year-old Age Groups (includes U16-18 Youth Girls)     $400
  • All Abilities Program                                                                            $10

Family Discounts

A discount will apply when a family has 3 or more players who reside at the same address registering with the club. The 3rd and subsequent players from the same family will receive a 50% discount off registration (discount is applicable to fees for the youngest player).

To qualify, you must pay in full online and send the club a request for a refund of the discount.

Please note that registrations will not be accepted without full payment. This is important as only registered players can participate in grading sessions and/or play.

 

GRADING INFORMATION

Mixed (Saturday) Competition Grading

**All players from age 8 and above must wear BOOTS and SHIN PADS and bring WATER to grading**

Players are to arrive 30 min before the grading starts, to sign in and collect a bib.

Send enquiries regarding mixed team grading to grading@castlehillfootball.com.au

Mixed (Saturday) Age Groups Field Grading #1 Grading #2 Grading #3(At Club’s discretion)
Funskills – Team Formation Only- no grading or games 1 TBC
7s – Team Formation Only- no grading or games 1 TBC
8s – Player Grading 1 Fri 16th Feb@ 6pm Sat 17th Feb@ 6pm Sun 18th Feb@ 6pm
9s – Player Grading 1 Fri 9th Feb@ 6pm Sat 10th Feb@ 6pm Sun 11th Feb@ 6pm
10s – Player Grading 1 Fri 2nd Feb@ 6pm Sat 3rd Feb@ 6pm Sun 4th Feb6pm
11s – Player Grading 2 Fri 9th Feb@ 6pm Sat 10th Feb@ 6pm Sun 11th Feb@ 6pm
12s – Player Grading 2 Fri 16th Feb@ 6pm Sat 17th Feb@ 6pm Sun 18th Feb@ 6pm
13s – Player Grading 2 Fri 2nd Feb@ 6pm Sat 3rd Feb@ 6pm Sun 4th Feb6pm
14s – Player Grading 3 Fri 9th Feb@ 6pm Sat 10th Feb@ 6pm Sun 11th Feb@ 6pm
15s – Player Grading 3 Fri 2nd Feb@ 6pm Sat 3rd Feb@ 6pm Sun 4th Feb6pm
16s – Player Grading 1 Tue 20th Feb@ 6pm Wed 21st Feb@ 6pm
18s – Player Grading 1 Tue 6th Feb@ 6pm Wed 7th Feb@ 6pm

Apparel Sales at Grading

CHUFC Apparel will be available for purchase at during specific grading dates and times. Please check TeamApp, Website, Facebook for updates for confirmed dates and times.

Female Only (Sunday) Competition Grading

**All players from age 8 and above must wear BOOTS and SHIN PADS and bring WATER to grading**

Players are to arrive 30 min before the grading starts, to sign in and collect a bib.

Send enquiries regarding Ladies teams to ladies@castlehillfootball.com.au

Female Only (Sunday) Competition
Field
Grading #1 Grading #2 Grading #3(At Club’s discretion) Comment
8s, 9s, 11s, 12s,13s
– Team Formation
& Team Grading
1 Mon 12th Feb@ 6.00pm Mon 19th Feb@ 6.00pm Mon 26th Feb@ 6.00pm Teams are graded.Friends and age are considered in forming teams.
14/15s &Youth Girls (16-18)
– Team Grading
1 Mon 12th Feb@ 7.30pm Mon 19th Feb@ 7.30pm Mon 26th Feb@ 7.30pm Teams are graded.

 

Apparel Sales at Grading

CHUFC apparel will be available for purchase at certain times during grading. Stay tuned to TeamApp, Website and Facebook for confirmed dates and times.

Unable to attend Grading (sick, injured, or other)

If you cannot attend any of the grading sessions, you will need to inform the Club beforehand in writing via email to grading@castlehillfootball.com.au or ladies@castlehillfootball.com.au.

Players that do not attend grading are likely to be assigned, in the first instance, to the lowest graded team for that age group.

If a player is feeling ill or has any injury that may affect their grading performance, this information must be communicated to the relevant group Age Grader prior to the grading session.

Grading Notes

  1. All players from age groups 8 to 17 must attend grading and are individually graded.
  2. A player can play in the age group they turn in the current calendar year or up to two age groups higher. This decision is at the Grading Manager’s discretion.
  1. A player can only grade in one age group, which will be the age group they have registered for.
  2. Friends who wish to play together in one team (known as “Playing with friends”) must notify the club Grading Manager via email – grading@castlehillfootball.com.au at least 24 hours prior to the first grading date for the applicable age group. All friends and parents must agree; however the final decision is at the Grading Manager’s discretion.
  3. Playing with friends is also contingent on the club’s grading policy which can be found on the club website at castlehillfootball.com.au.
  4. Players are graded individually based on their performance during grading and when required, the player evaluation sheet from the previous season (if available).
  5. Teams will generally have between 11 and 16 players for full competition team’s dependent on numbers in each age group.
  6. Teams are by no means final at the end of grading – due to sometimes unavoidable player movements after grading, further fine-tuning and changes to teams may occur after grading.
  7. Please note that although the Club recommends specific grades when registering each team with Hills Football, we do not make the final decision regarding the level or division at which each team ultimately plays – Hills Football association has the final say.

If you are not happy with the individual player grading result, appeals on grading must be put in writing via email within 7 days of grading to the Club President president@castlehillfootball.com.au and will be assessed by the Grading Committee. Their decision is final.

IMPORTANT NOTE

Until teams have been formed after grading and managers have been selected by each team, the club does not typically communicate with individual players and/or parents. It is the players’ and/or parents’ responsibility to regularly view the club website at  www.castlehillfootball.com.au where all relevant information will be posted.

Grading dates and times can change due to weather, so please ensure you regularly view the club website for all up-to-date information after you have registered. This can be found at  www.castlehillfootball.com.au

Registration Refunds

Refund requests must be made to the Club Registrar in writing via email to registrar@castlehillfootball.com.au  

Please note:

  1. Refunds are not made until all registration activities are completed. Regrettably, there will be some delay in processing refunds, but they are generally processed by the end of April.
  2. Refunds are strictly made in accordance with the club’s bylaws as set out below:
Receipt of Refund Request Refund Amount
Prior to first CHU grading date Amount paid less $25 administration fee.Active Kids Vouchers cannot be refunded but may be able to be transferred to another club.
Following first CHU grading date and prior to Hills Football team nomination 50% of the registration fee.Active Kids Vouchers cannot be refunded but may be able to be transferred to another club.
After Hills Football team nomination a)       50% of the Club portion of the registration fee if withdrawal does not cause the team to be withdrawnb)      No refund of any fees if withdrawal of the player contributes to the team being withdrawn
After registration with Hills Football.After Round 1. No refund.No refund.

ACTIVE KIDS REBATE PROGRAM

If you are eligible follow the Play Football registration instructions.

Participants in the All-Abilities/Football for All program, where the registration cost is $10, if the parent/guardian chooses to apply the voucher to the CHUFC $10 fee, the balance of the unused fee is forfeited in full and not redeemable for cash, other registrations, playing kit or merchandise.

PRIVACY POLICY

Castle Hill United Football Club handles personal information according to a Privacy Policy that is consistent with the Privacy and Personal Protection Act 1998.  Personal information will not be made available to third parties other than as required to allow participation in football or by law.

COACHING AND DEVELOPMENT

CHUFC strives to assist members improve their ability to play, coach, manage and referee.  A sub-committee of volunteers is arranging specific programs for 2024.

CHUFC depends on volunteer coaches, some of whom may have limited coaching experience, others are highly qualified. No matter whether this is your first season coaching football or you are highly experienced, we will offer networking, mentoring and coach development programs including:

  • CHUFC Coaching Forum
  • Grassroots Coaching Introduction
  • Skills Acquisition Coach Training
  • Coaching Game Training Phase
  • Coaching Senior Football Program

Most of these programs will be held across 3 or 4 sessions throughout the season.  More details will be published once dates and venues can be locked in.

To register your interest, please contact the Club Coach via email at coach@castlehillfootball.com.au  

REFEREES

Hills Football are looking for people to train as referees.  Details are available on the website www.hillsfootball.com.au  or by email to CHUFC at referee@castlehillfootball.com.au  

PLAYERS AND PARENTS GAME DAY RESPONSIBILITIES

CHUFC is a volunteer organisation and cannot function without the support of its players and parents.  Each team has certain responsibilities as part of that support.

Funskills and 7s Teams

  1. Assist to set up their playing equipment when they are the first session and clear the playing equipment when they are the later session.
  2. Staff the Canteen and BBQ as required and required during the season.

8s to 17s Teams

  1. Set up the field before home games when the team is first game scheduled.
  2. Clear the field after home games when no following game is scheduled.
  3. Staff the Canteen and BBQ as required and advised during the season.
  4. Perform ground official duties whilst playing home games during the season

ALL teams will be required to fill four official positions for their team:

  1. Coach – Their job is to help develop the skills of the players and teach the players to the best of their ability how to play football.
  2. Manager – They are the communication link between the club and the players/parents, and work closely with the CHUFC Competition Secretary regarding matches, results etc.  The Manager is responsible for submitting match results each week.
  3. Team Official – Every team must supply a Team Official for every game. The Team Official is responsible for their own team’s behaviour including that of their spectators
  1. Team Referee – Their job is to referee home games when no official referee is available. For SSF matches, the club will provide an in-house referee and for the more senior teams, referees will be provided by Hills Football. There should be limited times per season where a team’s referee is required. All Funskills games are jointly refereed by both teams’ coaches

 PARENTS/PLAYERS CODE OF CONDUCT

All CHUFC members (players and parents) are bound by the Code of Conduct signed at registration. Copies are available on the website. Failure to observe this Code could lead to disciplinary action which, in its most extreme form, could result in dismissal from the Club.

CLUB STRIP AND EQUIPMENT

All players must purchase their own GREEN CHUFC shorts and GREEN CHUFC socks for 2024, along with other compulsory playing equipment, including boots and shin pads.

There will be opportunities to purchase club apparel at grading, if required.

Club apparel, including hoodies, jackets, hats and beanies are also available throughout the season at Canteen.

PLAYER INSURANCE

Payment of the player registration fee includes an insurance premium required through Football NSW. All players are covered for limited medical costs when no other insurance exists and, where the player has registered as a non-student, limited loss of wages.

Full details of the player insurance are provided on the Football NSW website www.footballnsw.com.au. Note the club only collects the insurance premium and forwards it to Football NSW. The club is not an agent or an insurance broker and earns no commission for the collection of the premium.

COMMITTEE AND OTHER ROLES

CHUFC is a volunteer organisation and cannot function without the support of its players and parents.  The Committee is charged with the responsibility to run the club and always needs more volunteers to be involved and lend a hand.  Committee members are ordinary people who are normally parents of players and who receive no financial reward for what they do. The Committee, and therefore the club, cannot function without volunteers to assist.

Can you provide general assistance as required from time to time?
Please contact our Club President at president@castlehillfootball.com.au if you are prepared to assist in making CHUFC an even better Club.

 

CASTLE HILL UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB

HOW TO REGISTER INSTRUCTION SHEET

Football Accounts are separate to FFA numbers, all Participants WILL need a Football Account.

If you have registered to play football in Australia with a local club, you will already have a Football Account. If you’ve forgotten your password, go to the Football Federation Australia website: www.ffa.com.au/football-account and click on Reset.

CREATE A FOOTBALL ACCOUNT

If you have never registered to play football in Australia with a local club, go to the Football Federation Australia website: www.ffa.com.au/football-account

  • Click on either JOIN NOW to create your Football Account, OR
  • Click on CREATE AN ACCOUNT NOW OR LOG IN using your Email Address and Password.

REGISTERING TO CASTLE HILL UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB

Once logged onto your Football Account, select the Play Football tab at the top.

Click on Find a place to Play and continue with the following instructions:

  1. Select the age group for the Participant.
  2. Search for Postcode 2154 (Castle Hill)
  3. Select Castle Hill United Football Club (Hills Football) from the list.
  4. Club Details and Programs are available for Participants.
  5. Select Register Now
  6. Welcome to Play Football Online Registration, should say:

Registration for: Castle Hill United Football Club Inc (Hills Football). Click on Get Started

  1. Select participant you are Registering – Myself, Linked Person or a New Person and click Continue Note: New Participants will be linked to the Football Account Being used.
  2. Select Club Type Club name in Club text box provided.
  3. Select Product (e.g. Under 11 Girls, Under 12 Mixed or Coach/Manager)
  4. Product Details – Update Shopping Card and Click Continue. Select Student Discount if applicable.
  5. Complete or update the Participants Details and click
  6. Upload a suitable Profile Photo as per the guidelines. Once uploaded, click
  7. International Transfer Clearance – Answer question accordingly to proceed.
  8. Review your order. If you need to modify product selection or details, select Modify as appropriate.
  9. Click that you have read and agree to comply with the Terms and Conditions by selecting Accept All T&Cs displayed and then click Continue

The next screen will be the payment options screen.

  1. If you are using an NSW Active Kids Voucher, input the details – Voucher Code, and click
  2. Under Pay online, complete the payment for the registration.
  3. You will receive a confirmation message. Select Finished or Perform another Registration. Repeat the process for all players requiring registration.
  4. You will receive an invoice confirmation at the email address you listed on the registration.