Sydney’s fastest growing sport and favourite spring/summer small-sided football competition Playing 5-a-side or 6-a-side soccer football is a brilliant way to keep fit and have fun By playing FootballSSG you will notice the difference in your playing ability when the next Manly Warringah soccer season comes around Enjoy your soccer football more - play Manly Warringah's favourite summer soccer/summer football competitions - play FootballSSG Small Sided Games soccer, football, futsal, 6-a-side, 5-a-side, 6 a side, 5 a side, six a side, five a side, six-a-side, five-a-side, small sided games, small-sided games, summer, spring, sydney, northern beaches, manly warringah, pittwater manly warringah summer football, pittwater summer soccer, manly warringah summer soccer, pittwater summer football Play small sided football (aka futsal, five a side soccer football or six a side soccer football) in Sydney's favourite competition pittwater rugby park summer soccer, pittwater rat park summer sport, pittwater summer sport, manly warringah summer sport
FootballSSG competitions are held at Pittwater Rat Park, North Narrabeen and Brookvale Oval, Brookvale FootballSSG are Manly Warringah summer soccer competitions run mid-week, on your choice of Tuesday or Thursday afternoons and evenings We created the FootballSSG to aid in the ongoing growth and development of the game of football, and in particular, to aid in the natural development of player’s technical skills The basics of FootballSSG and futsal are very similar. Most of the rules are similar including: the size of the field; the non-contact nature of play; and the length of the matches. The key and fundamental difference between FootballSSG and futsal is that we play on turf and use a turf ball (like you would use in your full-sized-field winter competition). This is because we want our players to improve their technical football skills, something we feel is best done using the ball and the surface they will experience in their regular winter competition. You might just want to have fun. You might want to improve or enhance your fitness. All of these are valid reasons to play FootballSSG, Manly Warringah summer soccer. The key and fundamental difference between FootballSSG and futsal is that we play on turf and use a turf ball (like you would use in your full-sized-field winter competition) FootballSSG aids in the ongoing growth and development of the game of football, and in particular, aids in the natural development of player’s technical skills Small sided football helps to improve technical skills such as ball control, short passing and dribbling. And it helps to improve tactical skills such as using space, passing and moving and playing a through ball.
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Summer Months - Pre Season Competition - Information For All Age Groups

 


We’ve got competitions for all age groups from Under 6’s to Over 35’s. 

For the littlies, it’s a great introduction (or re-introduction) to the world’s favourite game. For the big kids (meaning the adults), it’s way more fun than pre-season training and will get your fitness, ball skills, touch, communication and teamwork all sorted out before the start of your winter 11-a-side season.

David Thomas playing fields never looked better - photo taken at the end of our 2017 Summer Months competition


FootballSSG is so excited to again be offering a Summer Months Pre Season Competition that will commence in late January and conclude in late March. For more details read the Questions and Answers below ... there is a link to the registrations page at the very bottom of this page (because we want you to read the Qs & As before you register).

Questions and Answers about the Summer Months Competition

 

When will the season start?

The Summer Months Competition will kick off on Monday 20th January 2020.

All games will be played on Mondays.

 

Where will the games played?

All games in the Summer Months Competition will be played at David Thomas Playing Fields, located at Sloane Crescent, Manly Vale (just around the corner from Warringah Mall).

 

What time will the games
played?

We won’t know with certainty until we start producing the fixtures, but games will be played based on one of the following three schedules:
(a) kick off times at 4:30pm , 5:15pm , 6:00pm , 6:45pm , 7:30pm and 8:15pm  OR
(b) kick off times at 4:45pm , 5:30pm , 6:15pm , 7:00pm , 7:45pm and 8:30pm  OR
(c) kick off times at 5:00pm , 5:45pm , 6:30pm , 7:15pm and 8:00pm
The youngest players (Under 6/7) will kick off first and then we’ll run through the age groups, with the “biggest kids” (the adults) playing in the later time slots. The latest possible kick off time is 8:30pm.

 

When will the season finish?

The Summer Months Competition will conclude mid-to-late March. The actual finish date may be affected by inclement weather (ie - we may need to postpone games if there’s storms etc) which would push back the end date of the season. The season will be finished before the end of March.

 

Do I need to organise my
own team?

It’s definitely better if you organise your own team of at least 8 players (we recommend either 8 or 9 players works best, assuming everyone is available to play each week), but if you do not have a team organised, we’re happy to try to place you in a suitable team.

If you have ‘part’ of a team but not a full team, please email Stuart before registering for instructions on what to enter on the registration form so that we know to keep you and your friends together.

 

How do I know what age
group to register for?

Your age group is determined by the age that you will turn at your birthday in the calendar year of the competition. If you are turning 8 years of age in 2020, you are considered “Under 8”. If you are turning 15 years of age in 2020, you are considered “Under 15”. If you are turning 35 years of age in 2020, you are considered “Over 35” (even if you’re still 34 while the Summer Months Competition is being played).

 

What is the registration fee?

Parents of children wanting to play are reminded to apply for your NSW Active Kids Voucher for the 2020 calendar year ASAP after January 1st. We will email all registered players in early Feburary to remind you all to send us your vouchers to claim the $100 rebate as a refund off your registration fee.  We haven’t automated this yet and the manual process takes about 4-5 weeks to do, therefore vouchers will be processed as a refund during the season.

With your Active Kids Voucher, you could be paying as little as $30 for your child to play in the Summer Months competition ... but importantly, only players registered before 1st Feburary will be able to redeem their Active Kids voucher for this season.


If you were a registered FootballSSGer during Spring 2019, playing at either Rat Park or Curl Curl, and will be wearing the FootballSSG-supplied playing kit from that Spring competition, you receive a $30 discount on the registration fees. If you need to purchase a new playing kit ($20) you will need to email Stuart after registering to organise that.

For you, t
he Early Bird discounted registration fee (for registrations received before Saturday 21st December 2019 is:
   $130 per player for age groups Under 6 to Under 8
   $145 per player for age groups Under 9 to Under 14
   $160 per player for Under 17 and all adult age groups (Open Age and Over 35)

The normal registration fee (for registrations received on or after Saturday 21st December 2019) is:
   $155 per player for age groups Under 6 to Under 8
   $170 per player for age groups Under 9 to Under 14
   $185 per player for Under 17 and all adult age groups (Open Age and Over 35)


If you were NOT
a registered FootballSSGer in Spring 2019, your fees, which include player insurances as well as a playing kit (shirt, shorts and socks), will be:

Early Bird discounted registration fee (for registrations received before Saturday 21st December 2019 is:
   $160 per player for age groups Under 6 to Under 8
   $175 per player for age groups Under 9 to Under 14
   $190 per player for Under 17 and all adult age groups (Open Age and Over 35)

The normal registration fee (for registrations received on or after Saturday 21st December 2019) is:
   $185 per player for age groups Under 6 to Under 8
   $200 per player for age groups Under 9 to Under 14
   $215 per player for Under 17 and all adult age groups (Open Age and Over 35)


 

What is included in the fee?

The fee is all-inclusive and covers the cost of the fields, the referees, match balls supplied for every game, player insurances, etc et and, for players new to FootballSSG, a playing kit (shirt, shorts and socks).

 

Do I need to wear a FootballSSG playing kit or can I supply my own?

Every player in your team MUST be wearing a FootballSSG-supplied playing kit. You CANNOT wear any other playing kit. Persons who are not wearing the correct playing kit will not be permitted to play.

 

Is it 5-a-side or 6-a-side?

All games in all age groups will be played 6-a-side ... that means a goalie plus five other players on the field.

 

How many players do we need to have in our team?

You are required to have at least eight (8) players registered in your team. This is for two reasons:
(a) to best ensure that teams will not forfeit a game due to lack of numbers if someone is away
(b) because we’ve based the registration fee, which obviously needs to cover the cost of running the competition, on the expectation that each team will have at least eight players.

 

Can we have more than eight players in our team?

Yes, you can have as many players in your team as you want BUT you can only have ten (10) players involved in any game. Note that we recommend that either eight (8) or nine (9) players is best, assuming that everyone turns up to play each week.

 

Are the teams graded?

Definitely yes. When we have sufficient teams registering for an age group, we grade them (based on the information you provide at the time of registering) so that teams are as evenly matched as possible.

 

When can I register?

Registrations are open now and will remain open until the start of the competition. Please note that no new teams will be accepted in to the competition after Friday 10th January (unless that team would create an even number of teams in an age group) as it would otherwise be impossible to produce the fixtures in time to start the competition.

Registrations will close on Saturday 8th February ... AND IMPORTANTLY ... only players registered before Saturday 1st February will be able to redeem an Active Kids Voucher.

 

Is there a discount if I am late registering?

No, late registrations do not receive any discount on the registration fees.




 

 

When you’ve read all of the above Qs & As, use this link to register and please remember that the Early Bird discounted registration offer is for registrations received before 21st December.