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2022 Season Introduction

On behalf of the HCCF Management Committee, we would whole heartedly like to wish all
the warmest of welcomes for the 2022 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. If you still have questions after reading this, please reach out and contact your club delegate or the HCCF Secretary (Contact details on our website under the tab About Us) and I am sure they will try and provide whatever information you may need.

Online Registrations

In 2022 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 2022 are $220 for Seniors and Juniors Under 18 $170. This now includes your Referee fees for each week. This has been a result of both COVID-19 safety measures and the feedback we have received from clubs over the previous seasons. This will give you one less thing to organise prior to your matches. Please remember this is only the HCCF registration component and each club will make their own playing fees arrangements, so please be sure to check on final fees with your club management.

 

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 2022 Season is set to kick off Saturday 2nd April with No matches on the 16 th April due to Easter and Saturday 11 th June due to the Queen’s Birthday Long weekend. Our Finals Series is scheduled to commence on Saturday 13 th August, culminating in Grand Finals on Saturday 27 th August (September 3 rd 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.

 

Representative Football

HCCF will be looking to again have our Representative 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 which are due to be hosted by Illawarra in 2022. At this stage, we are only locked in for the Open Men’s Team, though we are continually looking at the possibility of extending this to include Ladies and junior teams. NSW Country will investigate attending the CFFA National Titles this year pending any COVID-19 concerns. HCCF is also looking to support getting youth NSW Country teams attending future National titles. We already have some things in place to get this kicked off on the right foot along with the other associations 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. We are definitely working alongside the Referees to try and recruit more Match officials. Match officials are required to be at least 14 to be an Assistant Referee, and 16 to be a Centre Referee. If you are aware of anyone that may be interested in becoming a match official, please do encourage them to contact us.

COVID-19
Whilst we have progressed from the 2021 season and are now able to enjoy many normal activities, we remain mindful of the NSW Health Regulations for community sport and we encourage all to remain vigilant in following the regulations in order to be keep each other safe in the most trying of times. As things currently sit, spectators will still be allowed to attend our matches, though we are still working through the regulations as they continually evolve. We will be sure to pass on our requirements to remain compliant as soon as we have
worked through them all.

Currently it is essential that we have the following protocols in place as we have done previously:

  • Each team is to have hand sanitiser available at all times
  • Teams should continue to maintain social distancing as per government
  • recommendations.
  • A face Mask is required to be worn when entering a indoor premises.
  • 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
  • As mentioned previously Payments to Match officials will now be managed by HCCF and the Referees and paid electronically

We once again are Looking forward to another great season of football and fellowship in 2022 and can’t wait to see you all out at the grounds.

Blessings,

James Smith
President
Hunter Christian Churches Football

Next Events

Tues 1st Mar - March ACM
Tues 1st Mar - Club/Team Regos close
Sat 26th Mar - Ian Pettigrew Shield (CANCELLED)
Tues 29th Mar - April ACM
Sat 2nd Apr - HCCF Competition starts
Sat 16th Apr - Easter Weekend (No Games)
Tues 3rd May - May ACM
Tues 7th Jun - June ACM
Sat 11th Jun - Queens Birthday (Games Pending)
Wed 29th Jun - Registrations close
Wed 29th Jun - De-Registrations close
Tues 5th July - July ACM
Tues 2nd Aug - August ACM
Sat 27th Aug - Finals Series commences
Sat 3rd Sept - HCCF Grand Final