General Information – Miniroos and Junior players (up to 18yrs)
Wembley Downs Soccer Club (WDSC) is a community club originally established in 1979 and now located at Butlers Reserve, Scarborough.
WDSC is affiliated with FIFA and its state representative body Football West.
It has approximately 500 players registered each year and caters for all age groups from 5 to 11 years in the Miniroos Football West competition, 12 to 18 years in the Junior League Football West competition and 7 senior teams in various state competitions. Please see section under “club information” for more detail on the individual teams and competitions.
Our philosophy is to encourage and grow the love of football amongst children and create a community club atmosphere.
For additional senior team registration details information please see separate document.
Registration currently open from 3rd January 2018 to 2nd February 2018.
Club Open Day on 21st January 2018, postponed due to flooding of clubrooms. Check back for a new date.
Grading will take place by the beginning of March for the Junior teams from 12s to 18s.
Although there is no formal grading for the Miniroos (6s to 11s), individual age groups may informally grade prior to team allocation especially from 8s upwards. This allows the opportunity for children with similar skill levels to play together to increase game involvement and player development.
Training will start soon after grading, towards the end of March.
Training days vary as most coaches are parent volunteers and the days and times will be dependent on their availability. Generally however, Miniroos (6-11yrs) train on Wednesday afternoons for periods of 60-90 minutes depending on age and from 4.30 onwards with the latest time slot finishing at 7pm.
Junior teams (12-18yrs) generally train on a Tuesday and Thursday at similar times.
Senior teams also train on Tuesdays and Thursday from 7pm onwards.
Please note that only players who have completed the registration and have paid the fees will be allowed to attend grading sessions and subsequent training.
In the event that there are too many registrants for the number of teams available then registration will be rescinded and club fees refunded. This will be done in order of last registration. It is therefore important to register as soon as possible.
Please note that registering your child as a player also means that as a parent you may be called upon to assist the team or club in various roles. This may be coaching a team, managing a team, being involved in the “oranges” roster for games, being a referee for miniroos, a linesman for junior games, being involved in canteen duty and so forth.
The club’s success is attributable to the work and effort of volunteers – most of whom are parents of players – which we greatly appreciate and continue to welcome into the club community. We encourage involvement and have all the resources available for those who may not have any previous experience with club football.
In order to field a team in the Football West competition a coach is required. Although we do have a selection of regular coaches at Wembley Downs Soccer club, some of whom have done various coaching accreditation programs, we may require new coaches to volunteer. We want to provide the opportunity for every interested child to play soccer, but do need parents to volunteer as coaches to make this possible. We run sessions for parent coaches during the season and have resources and contacts available within the club to help.
In the unlikely event that a team is unable to get a coach then unfortunately that team may need to be disbanded. The club fees will be refunded in this situation.
Please register at www.myfootballclub.com.au
You will need to register your child in the age division that corresponds with the age he or she will turn in the year that he or she is playing. For example, season 2018, if your child is turning 10 in 2018, he or she will play 10’s.
The club’s preference and policy is for players to play in their age group. There may be circumstances where players are moved but this is ONLY at the discretion of the club committee.
Please follow the details on the myfootballclub website, which explains how to register for the season.
New Players – before you can register you will need to request a FFA number for the player. The FFA number can be created on the same website used to register players. Once you have the players FFA number you can complete the registration.
Returning players – If you are unable to retrieve your FFA number after following the instructions on the website, you will need to contact Football West.
If you are 10 years or older and have moved to Australia but not an Australian citizen, you may be required to fill in an International Transfer form – please see flow diagram which explains the requirements. Forms and further explanation is available on the myfootballclub website under “clubs” and then under “registration forms and regulations”.
If you are 10 years or older and an Australian citizen and returning to Australia having played for a club overseas you are also required to fill in an International Transfer Form – details as above.
All players in age groups 12 upwards must upload a passport size photo on to the registration details page. This must be done for your registration to be complete. Don’t skip this detail please!
Please note that registration fees are not refundable.
For any enquiries related to MyFootballClub, please contact the following:
Phone: (02) 8020 4199
Current Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday – 9am to 5pm (AEDT)