How do I register my child?

  1. Complete football registration -https://registration.playfootball.com.au/common/pages/reg/welcomeregplus.aspx?entityid=74305&id=78210

  2. Attend one of our 2 sign-on days at the Byron Recreation Fields, Carlyle Street, Byron Bay

  • Saturday 9th Februrary – 9am to 11:00am

  • Saturday 16th February – 9am to 11:00am

Claim your kids $100 active kids voucher here.

https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-active-kids-voucher

What gear do I need for my child to play?

  • Black shorts – for sale through the canteen or as an add on in the online sign-on

  • Black sports socks with a dual white stripe at the top (plain black is OK) – for sale at club as above

  • Shin pads (grade 6-7 are given these at sign-on)

  • Soccer boots

  • Playing shirts are provided on the day

When does everything start happening?

Small Sided football – Ages 5-11

  • Sign-on days – 9th & 19th of February 9am-11.00am

  • Muster day (kids meet up with their team and coach) – tbc

  • First game – 4th of May

  • Check the byronbayfc.com.au website calendar for all updates

Junior Competitive 12-16

  • Sign-on days – 9th & 19th of February 9am-11.00am

  • Season commences 29/30 March

How does it all work?

Games and player development and progression are organised according to the FFA guidelines with the youngest players starting in a small team/small field format and gradually progressing to full size pitch and a competitive structure at the age of 12. The table below gives an overview of the team and game formats.

Age Group 5, 6 & 7 year olds 8 & 9 year olds 10 & 11 year olds 12 to 16 year olds Team Size 4 v 4 7 v 7 9 v 9 11 v 11 Goalkeeper No Yes Yes Yes Playing time 2 x 15 minutes 2 x 20 minutes 2 x 25 minutes varies Ball Size 3 3 4 4 & 5 Field Size 20m x 30m 40m x 50m (1/4) 50m x 70m (1/2) Full size Goal Size 2m x 1m 3m x 2m 5m x 2m Full size Max Team Size 6 9 11 14-16

More  information can be found here http://www.myfootballclub.com.au/index.php?id=80

What days are games and training?

5-11s Small sided football

  • Games are played on Saturday mornings only through terms 2 & 3 of the school year.

  • Washed out games are not rescheduled

  • Games are played on a home and away basis – one week at home, the next week at the competitors field ie: Mullumbimby, Brunswick, Bangalow, Lennox and other neighbouring clubs.

  • Training days are determined by the coach usually on muster day.

12-16s Junior Competitive

  • Junior Grade competition games are played mostly on Saturday mornings with some Friday night games scheduled.

  • Washed out junior grade competition fixtures are generally replayed on Sundays.

  • Girls competition fixtures are played mostly on Sunday mornings with some Friday night games scheduled.

How can I get involved?

Byron Bay FC is a volunteer run community club and we rely on our fantastic parents and helpers to provide a great sporting environment for our kids. The more we get involved, the stronger our club will be!

  • Coaching and team management – challenging but great fun and your kids will think you’re a hero!

  • Team shirt sponsorship – get your brand on the kids kit! Packages start at $350

  • Grounds assistance – line marking, game day equipment co-ordination, goal maintenance

  • Join the committee – skills in other areas? No problems, we can find the perfect role for you!

Email juniors@byronbayfc.com.au for information or to express your interest in helping our club.