2021 Season Introduction

Hunter Christian Churches Football Association Inc - 2021 Season Introduction

 

On behalf of the HCCF management committee, we would whole heartedly like to wish all the warmest of welcomes for the 2021 season.

 

This season introduction is for all players and parents, to assist HCCF get the season started with all fully informed. The registration period can sometimes be tricky, by now all teams have been registered and hopefully so have all players .If you still have questions after reading this please reach out and contact your club delegate or a member of the HCCF committee. (contact details on our website under the tab About Us) and I am sure they will all try and provide whatever information you may need.

 

Online Registrations

In 2021 all player registrations are still required be done online by the individual player (parent / guardian) as a pre cursor to registering with a club. These registrations are now open and must be completed and acknowledged by your club delegate within the online team register before a player can take the field.

 

Registration Fees  

HCCF playing fees for 2021 are $150 for Seniors and Juniors Under 18 $100. This however is only the HCCF  registration component and each club will make their own playing fees arrangements, which may or may not include playing strip and match fees,  so please be sure to check on final fees with your team organiser.

 

Child Protection Act

All Coaches, Managers and Chaplains with Juniors in their teams are required to complete the working with Children Check and supply their WWCC number with the team registration. Please note that this registration needs to be renewed every 5 years.

Website is https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/child-safe-organisations/working-with-children-check

 

Competition Dates

OUR 2021 Season is set to kick off this Saturday 10th April. Our Finals Series is scheduled to commence on Saturday 14th August, culminating in Grand Finals on Saturday 28th August (September 4th is the Alternate weekend for Grand Finals if games are unable to be played as originally scheduled)

 

Online Fixtures and Results Gameday (Formerly Sports TG)

As in previous years all fixtures and results are generated by Gameday. As per the standing orders Team Managers are required to enter the results of each match before 8pm on the day of the match, or 12 noon on the day after the fixture for mid-week night fixtures. Team managers will require a Gameday passport to gain access to their membership data base for their team. Sign up here (https://passport.sportstg.com/signup). Once your passport is confirmed please email the HCCF Registrar (registrar@hccf.org.au), so you can be added to the team admin.

 

Gameday Club Websites

HCCF allow clubs to access their portal pages and add their own content. Each Club will need to appoint an Official to maintain their content. This official will also require a Gameday passport (See Above) to gain access.

For any technical questions dealing with Gameday, please email the HCCF Secretary (admin@hccf.org.au) in the first instance.

 

Representative Football

HCCF will be looking to restart our Representive football again this year. So far we have committed to playing in the Steel City Challenge against the Illawarra Churches Soccer Association and the NSW Country Championships including Teams from HCCF, Illawarra, Blue Mountains and the Central Coast. At this stage this is only locked in for the Open Mens Team, though we are continually looking at the possibility of extending this to include Ladies and junior teams. NSW Country is also looking into a possible City vs Country Competition later in the year, as a result of them not attending the CFFA National Titles this year due to Covid-19 concerns. Please keep an eye out for Rep Trials on our Social Media and correspondence to Club delegates. if you feel you have the skill and desire to represent HCCF and possibly even NSW Country please be sure to show up and trial.

 

Referees / Match Officials

If anyone is interested in becoming a referee / match official in HCCF this season please contact the HCCF Secretary (admin@hccf.org.au) and they will pass on your details to the Referees Club, so you can be contacted and spoken with about what is required to officiate in HCCF.

COVID-19

Whilst we are able to enjoy many normal activities of life again, it is important to still remember that we must remain vigilant in keeping each other safe in the most trying of times. Although many restrictions have been lifted, many still remain in place to try and ensure we all remain safe. This year we will be allowing spectators back to our matches, though will require all attendees including players and officials to check in. This will be possible through the Service NSW App or web portal and the QR codes for each HCCF match location, or providing your details to a ground duty officer for recording should electronic check in not be possible. It will be the role of the Clubs Duty\Covid officer to ensure this is done.

Once again we will have the following protocols in place as we did last year:

  • Each team is to have hand sanitiser available at all times
  • Teams should continue to maintain social distancing as per government recommendations.
  • Any HCCF controlled facilities will be cleaned and stocked for match day. (Clubs will be responsible for this at training sessions)
  • Players are not required to sign the Match team sheet

Once again we are Looking forward to another great season of football and fellowship in 2021 and cant wait to see you all out at the grounds

 

Blessings,

James Smith
President
Hunter Christian Churches Football

Next Events

Tues 4th June - Association Council Meeting
Tues 6th July - Association Council Meeting
Tues 3rd August - Association Council Meeting
Sat 14th August - Finals Series begins
Sat 28th August - Grand Final
Sat 4th September - Wet Weather Grand Final

 

Player Sponsor

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