Game

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Game day

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All the info you need for game day

Hurlstone Park Wanderers is home to around 1500 players spread over 90 teams. There’s lots to know about Game Day, and everyone is expected to get involved and help out. Please read on for all the details, including wet weather, game day tasks, and more!

Game day checklist

Hurlstone Park Wanderers is a community club that promotes playing football in an inclusive manner, with respect for opponents, officials, and for the love of the game.

Teams should arrive at least 30 min before their scheduled kick-off so that the players have time to warm up and Managers can do paperwork and pay the officials. Games that start late due to admin issues will be cut short. Teams on field set up should arrive 45 min before kick-off.

We expect our teams to assist in the weekly operation of the grounds, in the setting up of fields, and the packing away of fields. We also expect our teams to have the mandatory Team Official, in the yellow vest, present at every game they play, to assist and observe ground officials.

At the end of the game, all players/Coaches/Managers should shake hands with their opponents, and thank them for the game. Coaches/Managers should shake hands with the officials and thank them for their efforts. See our Covid Guidelines for the most recent recommendations.

Players should move away from the technical zone quickly so that the following game can commence on time. For details on Referee payments, Match sheets, recording of results and payments head to the relevant Resources page.

Teams should arrive at least 30 minutes before their scheduled kick-off so that the players have time to warm up, the managers have time to complete paperwork and pay the officials. Games that start late due to administrative issues will be cut short.

We expect our teams to assist in the weekly operation of the grounds, in the setting up of fields, and the packing away of fields. We also expect our teams to have the mandatory Team Official, in the yellow vest, present at every game they play, to assist and observe ground officials.

At the end of the game, all players/Coaches/Managers should shake hands with their opponents, and thank them for the game. Coaches/Managers should shake hands with the officials and thank them for their efforts. See our Covid Guidelines for the most recent recommendations.

Players should move away from the technical zone quickly so that the following game can commence on time. For details on Referee payments, Match sheets, recording of results and payments head to the relevant Resources page.

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Match day tasks

Everyone gets involved in the weekly operation of the grounds, setting up of fields, and packing away.

This checklist will assist with tasks to be managed every week.

Draw & results

The CDSFA maintains the competition draw via their website, for all non Small Sided Football.

From the Dribl system, you can see the draw, results and the current tables for competitions that are competitive. Head to:

Wet weather

TRAINING
To check the status of Canterbury council fields (which covers Ewen and Beaman) for training, click here.

GAME DAY
The CDSFA has the final say on a ground closure. Please the CDSFA site here to confirm if your field is closed. 

The basic rule is that unless the CDSFA table is updated to state that your field is closed, you are to assume it is open, and that your game will go ahead. Games can be transferred on occasions, and your Age Coordinator will be in touch if that is the case. Please do not contact the CDSFA directly.

Field Locations

Football in the Canterbury district is played across the inner west, covering areas such as Roselands, Concord, Balmain to Marrickville, and quite a few suburbs in between.

The CDSFA maintains a list of field locations that can be accessed on their website here. 

Picking up and dropping off children

OUR COMMITMENT Our club is committed to providing a safe environment for the participation of children and young people. Part of this is ensuring that children and young people are not left alone after practice or games. WHAT WE ASK YOU TO DO Pick your children up on time or make other arrangements. Inform the Coach about any changes in arrangements for picking up your child.

WHAT WE WILL DO
Make sure parents/guardians and children know the time and location of practice and games and when they can expect to collect their children.

Request Coaches and other sporting personnel to arrive before scheduled practice or game times.

Give Coaches a register of parent/guardian emergency contact numbers and make sure they have access to a phone.

Ensure that if parents/guardians are late, Coaches will try to make contact with them and:

  • ask the second to last child and their parent/guardian to wait with the Coach/official and the child get parents/guardians to collect their children from the club room (e.g. if there is a club room where other people will be).
  • avoid transporting children to their homes unless permission has been given by parents/guardians.

Spectator behaviour

Our Club is committed to providing a safe environment for participation. Aggressive, threatening or other inappropriate behaviour by members, their families, their friends, and other sporting personnel while attending a game or event will not be tolerated.

These behaviours are outlined in our Code of Behaviour and specifically include:

  • using bad language
  • harassing or ridiculing players, coaches, officials or other spectators
  • making racist, religious, sexist or other inappropriate comments to players, coaches, officials or other spectators
  • any threatening behaviour or physical altercation between spectators and players, coaches, officials or other spectators
  • putting undue pressure on children, berating them or putting down their performance
    Download the full Spectator Behaviour Policy