FAQs

faqs

Firstly, contact your team Manager or Age Coordinator. If this isn’t suitable, contact the relevant Committee member.

Please do not contact the CDSFA directly – the Club will do so on your behalf if necessary.

As part of your registration, you will be given HPW socks and shorts.

These will be distributed to you by your team Manager before your first game.

Shirts are property of the Club and will also be distributed to you by your team Manager but only for the season.

Hurlstone Park Wanderers is a family-focused club, and there is nothing more we like to see than parents/guardians and their children all playing for the club. The Committee understands that as a family the cost of registration is a large commitment, therefore we provide a family rebate.

To apply for a family rebate, the following criteria will apply:

  • Only for junior members in the same family
  • Only from the 3rd registration in the same family

A rebate of $25 per eligible registration will be available upon application after all registrations are completed. Please complete the application form for the family discount.

Please see some examples of criteria for rebates below:

One Hurlstone Park Wanderers playing parent/guardian with two registered Hurlstone Park Wanderers playing children – rebate would be available for the second child only.

Two Hurlstone Park Wanderers playing parents/guardians with three Hurlstone Park Wanderers playing children – rebate would be available for all three children.

Three registered Hurlstone Park Wanderers playing sibling children – rebate would be available for the third sibling only.

For all senior teams (apart from BBC and GMT), and for teams that are in Division 3 or lower, communicate this wish to your Age Coordinator.

For Division 1 and 2 teams, you will need to attend grading and team formation sessions.

For all Under 8s – given that there are no historical competition teams before this age group, it is strongly recommended that all players attend the team formation sessions.

We strongly encourage all players in u12s and below to attend the team formation sessions, even if you prefer to stay in a particular team

Always assume that a game is on unless you are informed otherwise by the Club, as games usually go ahead unless the ground is too wet to play on.

If a team doesn’t show up to a game without the game being officially cancelled, the Club will be fined. This fine will be passed on to the team.

Make sure that you let your team Manager know that you have been injured.

To make an insurance claim, follow the procedure on the FFA website.

Please note that you can only cancel your registration prior to the season commencing.

Once round 1 has been played, it will not be possible to cancel your registration.

If you have been placed in a team, there will be a non-refundable $40 administrative charge for cancellation.

Download Player Registration Refund Form

Team Formation

The purpose of Team Formation is to ensure that we form teams of peers of similar ability to play against other teams of similar level.

We changed the terminology to more accurately reflect what we are trying to achieve with this pre-season activity; which is to form teams that have players of comparable skill, are complementary to each other and will provide the most enjoyable playing experience in the competition.

We are looking to achieve this for all our teams irrespective of the division they play in.

For teams that are in Division 3 or lower, communicate this plan to your Age Coordinator.

For Division 1 and 2 teams, you will need to attend grading and team formation sessions.

For all Under 8s – given that there are no historical competition teams before this age group, it is strongly recommended that all players attend the team formation sessions.

Participation is not compulsory however it is strongly recommended to allow for them to be placed in an appropriate team.
 
For all Under 8s – given that there is no historical competition teams before this age group, it is strongly recommended that all players attend the team formation sessions.
 
For U10-13 Mixed, U14-16 Boys and U11-14 Girls, attendance is strongly encouraged for those wishing to play in a higher division team.

If your age group specifies 2 sessions, it is strongly advised that you attend both sessions.
 
For all Under 8s – given that there are no historical competition teams before this age group, it is strongly recommended that you attend at least the first session.

Please notify the Coaching Coordinator at coaching@hurlstoneparkwanderers.com.au and your relevant Age Coordinator if you wish to attend a session but are unable.

Hurlstone Park Wanderers is all about providing the opportunity for all to play football at any level. If you do not wish to be considered for higher division teams, you can do the following:

  1. Participate in a friendship team. If there are friends who wish to play together, please nominate this on your registration and we will do our best to accommodate the request.
  2. Do nothing. Your Age Coordinator will automatically place you in a team and you will be notified.

We may not have Division 1 teams in every age group. We will identify the highest-graded team in each age group, but the final grading of the team is determined by the CDSFA grading committees, based on the playing history of all the teams submitted by all clubs.

Contact the relevant Age Coordinator for more information.

Hurlstone Park Wanderer’s team formation process is designed to identify players of similar ability and place them in suitable teams.

Each age group may have one or more teams and these teams are submitted to the CDSFA.

The CDSFA Grading Committees then determine the number and size of divisions in each age group based on the playing history of all teams submitted by all clubs.

As a result, an existing team may be placed in a higher or lower division than they played last year.  
Contact the relevant Age Coordinator for more information.

Team formation placements will be communicated to you by your Age Coordinator about 2-3 weeks after the final team formation session, if not earlier.

For Mixed/Boys (Under 8 to 13) and Girls (Under 11 to 14) independent body runs the team formation sessions.

For the Mixed/Boys (Under 13 to 16) the Hurlstone Park Wanderer’s Grading Sub-Committee runs the sessions alongside coaches and experienced players within the Club.

A session typically consists of a skills-based activity plus a series of small-sided games.

A player’s performance at the team formation sessions does not always indicate the player’s ability.

For that reason, all information available including player history and coach’s feedback is taken into consideration.

More questions?

Contact our Coaching Coordinator
Email: coaching@hurlstoneparkwanderers.com.au
Mobile: 0411 604 813

For team allocations, contact your Age Coordinator