What Happens After Registration
Players will be organized into teams: this generally takes 6-8 weeks from registration. When the teams are finalized they will be posted on the club website ,Teams Tab under the Registration menu.
Team placements are at the discretion of the Waratahs Committee. Whilst the club will attempt to meet as many placement requests as possible it cannot guarantee that all requests will be able to be met.
After the teams are finalized your team coach will contact you with a training day and time.
If no one volunteers to coach a committee member will ring/email all parents/carers to ask for your assistance or if you know of a suitable person who would be interested to coach. If you would like to coach please let us know. Coaching is a rewarding experience and a great way to keep fit. The club is willing to point any new coaches in the right direction.
Playing Equipment/Uniform and Merchandise
Playing shirts are provided by the club for use during the season. These will be provided by the coach each week.
All New U5, 6s and U7 players receive a pair of shorts and socks as part of their registration. U5s and 6s will be included with the coaches kit bag. Under 7s can collect from the canteen on day/times TBA. New players from other age groups receive a pair of socks with their registration. These can be collected the first week of training from the canteen, opening day and times will be advertised closer to the start of season.
Returning players are able to purchase new shorts $15.00 and socks $12.00 at the canteen during the season.
All players are required to wear football boots and shinpads when playing or training.
How We Communicate
We communicate via - FACEBOOK - Orange Waratah Junior Football Club - Schoolstream App which you will need to download on your phone and search add Orange Waratah Junior Football Club and the club's website www.orangewaratahjuniorfc.org.au
My child is sick on game day. What do I do?
Kids are prone to getting sick in winter time! In case of being unable to make a game, please let your coach know via text message as soon as you are able to. At times, we have needed other players to help fill a team. The earlier your coach knows that you can’t make it, the more likely we are to be able to find fill in players if needed.
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Season begins for all junior age groups (U5-U16) Saturday 29th April 2023
Season ends for the “non-competitive” age groups (U5-U11) Saturday 16th September 2023
Season ends for the “competitive” age groups (U12-U16) Saturday 23rd September 2023
Draws for the season will be available to download from www.orangefootball.org.au (these are generally available a week or so before the season commences). Go to your child’s appropriate age group and print the draw for his or her team. We will let you know what the team is called e.g. Braves, Warriors etc. If you cannot print off the draw, please contact Joanne Sinclair 0400 857 836 and a copy of the draw will be organized for you.
It is important if you cannot make a game to let your coach or managers know, as he may need to contact the other team if there are not enough players available to play the match.
Teams from 12s-16s are required to pay Referee Fees. Each player contributes between $2.00 to $3.00 per match to cover costs of referee and linespersons. Money should be given to the coach or manager before the game. (Referees appointed to the 10s games will be junior learner referees who will be gaining confidence and competency to referee. We ask that all parents, spectators and players respect and support these junior referees. The appointment of referees to the 10s will only be based on referee availability.)
During the season you may play at a variety of grounds in Orange, Molong, Cudal, Millthorpe, Blayney and Kinross. The Orange District Football association website has details of each of the venues used during the season.
When you verse Kinross Wolaroi School teams, U5s-U9s play at the PLC site on Coronation Dr and U10s-U16s play at Kinross School site on Bathurst Rd. There are 2 fields on the Bathurst Rd site and they are referred to as North and South fields and entry is via Cox Ave.
If the weather is inclement, listen to radio 105.1 and ABC between 7.00am-8.00am for cancellations or go to the association website www.orangefootball.org.au and facebook.
Policies and Code of Conduct
By registering with the club you agree to the Parent/Players Code of Conduct
All Orange Waratah Junior Football Club members (players, parents, spectators) are bound by the Codes of Conduct. Copies are available on the website Member Protection & Codes of Conduct. Failure to observe these Codes could lead to disciplinary action which, in its most extreme form, could result in dismissal from the Club.
In 2005 the NSW Government and sporting associations began a programme to combat increasing violence in sport (refer to details at http://www.dsr.nsw.gov.au/sportrage/). This will again be a focus in 2023 and both the Club and the Orange Association intend to take a hard line on breaches of conduct, especially where physical and verbal abuse is concerned.