U12/W12 to U18/W18 Football

U12/W12 to U18/W18 football is focused on the introduction then development of skills and decision-making necessary to excel in full-size football (11 v 11). The aim is to use the skills developed in earlier age divisions to introduce tactical and decision-making concepts.

Each team is made up of a squad of up to 18 players, with a coach and manager. The game is 11 v 11 and is played on a full-size pitch.

Seaforth FC truly hopes you have a enjoyable, fun-filled and exciting 2019 Season.

Registration Information

For the 2019 Season, the dates of birth that are eligible to play in each age group are:

  • U12/W12 – players born in 2007
  • U13/W13 – players born in 2006
  • U14/W14 – players born in 2005
  • U15/W15 – players born in 2004
  • U16/W16 – players born in 2003
  • U17/U17 – players born in 2002
  • U18/W18 – players born in 2001

In some cases, players can play up an age division, but approval must be sought from the relevant Age Coordinator.

Female players can elect to play in a Female Only competition (W12 to W18), Mixed competition (U12 to U18), or both.

The following are the key steps to register to play football for Seaforth FC in 2019:

  • Obtain your $100 Active Kids Voucher from Service NSW
  • Read the instructions in General Information & Fees and the Registration Guide.
  • Visit FFA Play Football to register as a player, coach or manager.
  • For girls wishing to play in the Girls Only competition, be sure to select the age division starting with ‘Womens’. The age divisions starting with ‘Under’ is for the Mixed competition (boys and girls). If a girl player wishes to play in both competitions, please first register for the Mixed competition, then under ‘Other Products’, select ‘Dual Registration’.
  • Proof of age is required for all players, regardless of whether you have previously played for Seaforth FC or another MWFA club. Please email proof of age (birth certificate, passport, drivers licence) to the Senior Registrar.
  • If you haven’t previously played for Seaforth FC, or any other MWFA club, email proof of age (birth certificate or passport) and complete a MWFA Application to Register and email to the Youth Registrar.
  • If you haven’t previously played football in Australia and do not have an Australian passport or birth certificate, complete review the International Transfer Clearance guideline and complete the form, if required. Contact the Youth Registrar for more information and assistance during registration.

If you would like to play with certain other players, players from the same school or a specific team, please include this information during the registration process. Please note that Age Coordinators will make every effort to accommodate any requests, but no guarantee is made.

Players are graded prior to the start of the season, with teams generally formed of players of equal ability. For detailed information, please visit Grading & Team Allocation.

For further information, please refer to the FFA Play Football information and FAQs or contact the relevant Age Coordinator.

Next Steps

Soon after the registration period has closed and grading has been completed, the Age Coordinator will notify all registered players of their teams. Once the teams have been released, it is the responsibility of each team to complete the following next steps:

  • Select a manager to organise the players, delegate duties and communicate with the Age Coordinator, as required.
  • Select a coach(es) to run training session and lead the team on game days. Suggestions for finding a coach is available at Information for Managers.
  • Contact the Training Ground Coordinator to select a suitable date and location for the teams weekly training session. This is typical one afternoon after school, but can also be on a weekend if that is more preferable. Detailed booking instructions, field layout and ground allocation is at Training Ground Bookings.
  • The manager and/or coach must attend the Information Session to learn about the season ahead and collect their teams gear (training balls, match ball, training bids, cones and player jerseys, shorts and socks).

For any questions or issues that arrive prior to and during the season, the team manager can contact the relevant Age Coordinator for assistance and support.