FSC has release details of the latest coaching courses.
The club has now closed registration on all age groups. For those who missed the deadline for registration the club does have a waiting list. Once registered players have been allocated to teams, additional players may be required and those on the waiting list will be contacted directly by the club.
If you wish to be placed onto the waiting list, please email the registrar at registrar@figtreejuniorsoccer.
The club will endeavour to accept late entrants, but cannot guarantee any additional registrations.
The club will be hosting Organisation Days at the Club house on the following dates:
At the Organisation Day, team lists will be handed out and information provided about the coming season.
Applications for Coaching and Manager Positions for each team will also be accepted on that day.
Remember, Registration CLOSES on Sat 30th January and all registration must be paid before your child will be allocated to a team.
Organisation Process | U6 – U11
There are no points awarded for results and a competition table is not maintained.
The club is mindful of players wanting to play with their friends and this is accommodated where possible.
It is preferred for the benefit of all players that a mix of players of varying levels of skill and ability are placed in the same team, to learn from each other and develop an appreciation of the game. However it is also noted that as the kids get older the variety of skill & ability increases. In some cases players may move from one team to another. This is to accommodate the forming of “divisions” by Football South Coast in the U10 & U11 age groups.
U11 Advanced Team
The club is planning on forming an U11 Advanced team.
An email will be sent to U11 players with details including a grading date (if required) after registration closes on the 30th January. Details will also appear on our website and team app.
Note: Saturday 20th February 11:30am - 12:15pm is organisation day for all U11 teams, NOT the date of grading for the U11 Advanced team.
All Coaches and Managers need to self-register through the myfootballclub website. The process is the same as for the players. You will need internet access and an email address.
Go to http://www.myfootballclub.com.au/ and click on “Register Now”.
Click on “Coach Registration” (regardless of whether you are Coach or Manager)
Choose the appropriate choice:
Once you know your FFA number and password, you can “Click here to proceed to the login pages”
Once your details are on the screen, click “Register”.
Check your details are correct. Update / upload a photo if required.
There are 5 steps on the Select Registration page:
Follow the remaining steps until the registration process is complete. Please note that the positions are not set in concrete and these are only expressions of interest at this stage.
If you have any difficulties locating your FFA number and / or retrieving your password, contact myfootballclub on (02) 8020 4199
To Players, Coaches, Referees, Parents and everyone associated with Figtree Junior Soccer Club
This year’s AGM saw three long-serving members of the Committee stand down.
Out-going President, Greg Wilson has been involved with the club for 18 years, from coaching his two sons and daughter, being one of the original members of the amateur team, to President for the last 7 years. It won’t be the last you see of Greg as he will continue to support the club and continues to manage our merchandise.
Out-going Vice-President, Craig Webster, has been with the club for 14 years as a coach and held various roles on the Executive Committee also over the last 7 years. Craig remains as a coach and social media coordinator. He is also thinking of lacing up his boots once more and re-join our men’s amateur teams he started along with Greg.
Greg Faulkner, having step down from the Vice-President’s role in 2014, has now also stepped down as Grading Co-Ordinator. Greg has been with the club for 13 years as a coach and had spent 5 year on the general committee and 2 years on the Executive Committee. Greg will still be looking to continue his heroics in goal for the men's team Figtree Fire.
Together with the other committee members, they have built and managed the largest junior club in the Illawarra and in my opinion, one of the friendliest.
In order to fill the void and accept the challenges of continuing that success and renewing the club’s infrastructure, Michael Eggers and Mike Dodd have stepped into the rolls of Vice-President and President respectively.
In order to capture the essence of what we are all trying to deliver at Figtree Junior Soccer Club, the Executive Committee have consulted a number of the members to create the following Vision and Mission for the club.
Our Vision is…
‘to be a community asset in providing the opportunity for children of all ages and abilities to participate and develop in Football in a safe and friendly environment.’
Our Mission is to:
1. Provide quality development pathways for all participants
2. Lead the game with professionalism, credibility and integrity
3. Develop infrastructure to accommodate all participants
4. Maintain reasonable participation costs for all
5. Enhance our brand
Further work will be undertaken to develop a strategic plan that will enable us to apply for grant funding and sponsorship to maintain and upgrade our facilities.
To be able to continue attaining our vision for the club and succeed in our mission, the club needs volunteers. This club has been built on many hours of hard work of a small group of volunteers and that is unsustainable. However, being the biggest club gives us the access to a large pool of volunteers to be able to share the workload. To that end, we have decided to introduce a number of additional roles:
· Health & Safety Officer
· Media Relations Officer
· 2 Assistant Registrars
· Match day helpers – if one parent of every child pledged half a day a year we would have ~10 helpers every match day.
We are still looking for a Coaching Co-ordinator. We will be meeting with Football South Coast’s Technical Director, Jonathan Forster to see how we can develop this role further and will prepare a role description accordingly.
If the club is unable to get sufficient volunteers to help run the club, the committee will have to seriously consider reducing the number of registered players. This drastic proposal would obviously be the last course of action, but one we would have to take.
Over the coming weeks we will keep you appraised of the developments as we prepare the club for the 2016 season, so keep an eye out for us on the website, Facebook and TeamApp. We are planning to have two mini-worker bees, one in November and one in December and will post details of that shortly.
Mike Dodd has played football all his life and joined the Figtree Men’s Amateur team when he and his family emigrated to Australia 7 years ago. A qualified coach, Mike coaches his son’s team at Figtree Juniors.
Mike is a Director of three Infrastructure & Logistics Companies. Originally trained as an Engineer, Mike has a Master is Business Administration and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).
Mike is a lifeline Wolves fan (Wolverhampton Wanderers not Wollongong) that causes him a lot of misery, but this does not stop his love of football.
Michael Eggers has been involved in Football for almost 40 years, as both a player through junior, senior and amateur football at various clubs in the Illawarra, as well as a manager for his son’s junior team at Figtree Junior’s. For the past 2 years, Michael has been a committee member of the Figtree Junior Soccer Club, taking on the role of Member Protection Information Officer.
Michael currently works as Corporate Relations Manager for the Illawarra Charity, The KidzWish Foundation, after a career of over 22 years with Accor Hotels.
Michael skillset includes sound operational, analytical and human resource management, over and above a passion for football.