2022 Bankstown United FC – SAP & NPL2 Youth Expressions of Interest!
Registrations are open NOW
Be sure to register to play in 2021 with your local Bankstown club
A full list of clubs can be found at https://bdafa.com.au/clubs/
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On the back of a successful 2019 Summer Football Competition we are excited to announce our 2020 season which is now bigger and better!
We are offering a range of competitions across two venues, all junior players will also receive free Macron uniforms as part of their registration.
Competitions will run from 02/11/2020 to 28/02/2021.
(Xmas break between 20/12/2020 to 11/01/2021)
Location of Venue 1:
Allum Park, Greenacre – Tuesday/Wednesday nights
Grades 8 +
7 v 7 Format
- Grade 6/7s – Tuesday Nights
- Grade 8/9 – Tuesday Nights
- Grade 10-17 – Wednesday Nights
- All Age Mens – Wednesday Nights
- All Age Mixed – Tuesday Nights
- Walking Football – Tuesday Nights
- O35s – Wednesday Nights
- O45s – Wednesday Nights
- Girls 6/7s, 8/9s & 10/11s – Tuesday Nights
Location of Venue 2:
Kinch Reserve, Condell Park – Thursday Nights
Grades 6/7s –
Grade 8-11s –
- Grade 6/7s
- Grade 8-11s
- Girls 6/7, 8/9 & 10/11
- Over 30’s Ladies
Junior Players (17 and under) – $163 to $170
Senior Players (Over 17) – $175 to $189
All above fees are inclusive of referee fees, BDAFA fees & FNSW fees.
To nominate your team and secure your spot please have the team manager complete the attached form.
Individual Players need to register via PlayFootball:
Junior Registration Link;
Senior Registration Link;
We are finally able to hit the fields and play Football again.
Please find below link to resources and guidelines from Football NSW.
Please remind participants to follow the guidelines to ensure all our participants health and safety.
The NSW Government has announced further easing of COVID-19 related restrictions in accordance with the “Level B – Return to Training” phase effective from Saturday, 13 June 2020.
Training will be still continue as non contact but has increase from 10 to 20 people ( players and coaches) within in a quarter of a field.
Clubs and Players must adhere to the Public Health order and follow the Guidelines provided by Football NSW, which we have attached below.
To assist our member clubs, BDAFA have provided posters to be displayed at parks reminding members to regularly wash hands and maintain social distancing.
Coaches – Don’t forget to keep an attendance list !!! We have attached the Football NSW resource to help out, but other handy ideas have been to take a photo of the players training or print out a team sheet with pre-printed names, date it and mark attendance.
Let all work together and follow the guidelines to ensure we get back to playing the game we love as soon as possible !
<a href=”http://www.bdafa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Return-to-Training-Guidelines-FNSW-v2.pdf”>Return to Training Guidelines FNSW v2</a>
<a href=”http://www.bdafa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/FNSW_COVID-Poster_LevelB_Coaches.pdf”>FNSW_COVID Poster_LevelB_Coaches</a>
<a href=”http://www.bdafa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/FNSW_COVID-Poster_LevelB_Players.pdf”>FNSW_COVID Poster_LevelB_Players</a>
<strong>Update – 23/03/2020</strong>
<strong>PLEASE NOTE THIS DOCUMENT IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME DUE TO THE RAPIDLY-CHANGING ENVIRONMENT WE ARE CURRENTLY IN</strong>
<strong>What should any member of the public do if they believe they have contracted the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) or if they have cold and flu symptoms that is concerning them?</strong>
The best information on the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and what people should do if they have symptoms, are worried or come in contact with a person who has the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is found here: <a href=”https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus.aspx”><strong>https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus.aspx</strong></a>
<strong>What is COVID-19 (Coronavirus)? How do I get information on the virus and the associated issues/changes it is causing?</strong>
The best information on the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is found here: <a href=”https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus.aspx”><strong>https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus.aspx</strong></a>
<strong>Can I continue to play?</strong>
NO you cannot. All BDAFA football matches have been suspended until at least first weekend in May. (Subject to change)
<strong>Can I continue to train?</strong>
NO you cannot. All BDAFA football activities have been suspended until at least 15th April. (Subject to change)
<strong>Am I insured if a group of us play/train/have a kick around?</strong>
During the suspension of football period you are not covered.
<strong>What information has been used to form the decision?</strong>
BDAFA is taking its advice from the Federal Government, which is communicating directly to FFA and Football NSW. This is an unprecedented public health situation and we will follow the instructions of the Federal Government.
<strong>What is meant by All football activities?</strong>
<li>BDAFA Competition matches</li>
<li>Organised training sessions with external providers/academies/private providers</li>
<li>BDAFA Coach education courses</li>
<li>Football Club events (social gatherings, grading days).</li>
<li>Please note – Clubs and the BDAFA should understand and apply the Federal Governments guidelines around number of people and safe distances (1.5m apart) when organising meetings to discuss/resolve this issue.</li>
<strong>Who do I contact if I have further questions?</strong>
Players should direct their questions to their club in the first instance.
<strong>Do clubs need to shut down their academy sessions/extra training programs/links to external providers?</strong>
Players <u>or registered coaches</u> (Play Football system) are not permitted to take part in any football activity, which includes academy programs or extra training sessions that are directly or indirectly associated to your Club. Clubs need to be vigilant in ensuring this does not take place. Your club (and the players and coaches) are affiliated to the FFA, and you are required to follow the instruction that all football activities are suspended. You, the players and coach will not be insured. The concerns around a lack of insurance has now escalated from an exposure against injury to someone contracting COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The ban is on all football activities (except the A-League and W-League) which is being played behind closed doors.
<strong>What about the academy / extra training / one on one sessions some players inevitably take part in?</strong>
If players make individual decisions to attend one on one coaching or take part in external exercise activities, they need to seriously consider the ramifications for ANY player contracting the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on the wider BDAFA football community. At the moment we are hoping to return to football activities in the near future. The reality is that when we return to playing and training, if a player or coach contracts the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) a series of containments and shutdowns will take place that could jeopardise on-going competition matches.
<strong>What does this mean for our competitions structure?</strong>
As it stands, BDAFA will be able to complete a full season starting the first week of May. It is fair to assume that football will be different in 2020 to any other year as our country and the world, is in the middle of an unprecedented public health situation.
<strong>Is there a cut off date where the season may be called off?</strong>
No. The situation is highly unpredictable and as we have seen to this time, it can change at any time. We will continue to take advice from the Federal Government and then make decisions on that direction.
<strong>Will we still have semi finals / grand finals?</strong>
It is fair to assume that football will be different in 2020 to any other year as our country is in the middle of an unprecedented public health situation. It is the intention of BDAFA to re-shape the competition structure so all players get to play as many football games as possible. Grand Final day is an important part of our annual calendar and we want to retain that, if the event is permissible under any restrictions the Federal Government may have in place at the time.
<strong>What about Gala days</strong>
Gala days are not permitted under the current Federal Government guidelines as they constitute a mass gathering and are suspended under the current ban on all football activities.
<strong>What happens to my registration fees?</strong>
At this stage the suspension of football takes into account a minimal disruption that we will work to make up throughout the season as best as possible. We are delaying the start of the season, not cancelling. We are working through some details around real cost savings that occur due to the fact some games will be lost. We will make a final decision on registration fees when we know the full extent of the disruption and it will be based on the broad principle of trying to ensure that all Clubs, BDAFA, Football NSW and FFA are able to get through this difficult time in a position that will enable football as we know it to continue into the future. We need to make sure that when football and life in Australia returns to normal that we have a sport, clubs and an infrastructure that will allow us all to continue to play.
<strong>What happens if I de-register?</strong>
A player is entitled to de-register, but they need to understand the following. A final decision around any refund of fees for people who deregister will be made when the clubs and BDAFA know the full extent of the disruption and it will be based on the broad principle of trying to ensure that all Clubs, BDAFA, Football NSW and FFA are able to get through this difficult time in a position that will enable football as we know it to continue into the future.
<strong>What is happening to the fees that go to Football NSW and FFA?</strong>
As you can imagine the initial concerns of the FFA and Football NSW has centered on the initial response to the actual issue. At this point in time Football NSW and FFA have not given any indication in relation to this. This will form part of the broader discussion around the viability of all levels of the game moving forward. We need to make sure that when football and life in Australia returns to normal that we have a sport, clubs and an infrastructure that will allow us all to continue to play.
<strong>What happens to the Active Kids voucher that was used to pay registration?</strong>
We are currently in discussion with Football NSW and will provide updates as they are released.
17/03/2020 – COVID-19 BDAFA Update
As all of you are aware, we face an unprecedented challenge with the outbreak of COVID-19.<span class=”text_exposed_show”>
As a governing body, it is our responsibility to put the safety and of our participants before anything else. BDAFA, in line with our governing body announcement, will be postponing the commencement of the 2020 season. This is not an easy decision but one that has been made in collaboration with many stakeholders.
All Football activities can re-commence from the 15th of April 2020 and Our first round will now commence 2nd and 3rd of May 2020.
We have attached FFA’s circular in relation to this decision. </span><span class=”text_exposed_show”>We will continue to keep our members up to date with all information that we receive.
<span class=”text_exposed_show”><a href=”http://www.bdafa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/20-06-FFA-Circular-Suspension-of-grassroots-football-activity.pdf”>20-06 FFA Circular – Suspension of grassroots football activity</a> </span>
<span class=”text_exposed_show”><a href=”http://www.bdafa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/BDAFA_COVID-19_Season-Annoucement_17_03_2020_v2.pdf”>BDAFA_COVID-19_Season Annoucement_17_03_2020_v2</a></span>
<span class=”text_exposed_show”>We hope you all stay safe and well.</span>
BDAFA Board & Staff
As we approach the upcoming 2020 season, some of our teams still have vacancies, please see below current positions available across various clubs.
<strong>Bankstown Sports Strikers FC </strong>
– Grade 13 Ladies
– Grade 16 Boys
<strong>Padstow United </strong>
– Grade 10
– Grade 11
– Grade 13
– Over 35’s
<strong>Georges River Thistle FC</strong>
– Grade 12
<strong>Central Sydney Wolves</strong>
– Grade 16
<strong>East Bankstown FC</strong>
– Grade 10
– Grade 13 Ladies
– All Age Ladies
The 2020 BDAFA Premier League season looks set to be one of the most exciting in recent times.
This season will have two 10-team competitions make up our Premier League 1 & 2 Competitions. An outline of the 2020 Competitions are below:
<table style=”height: 325px;” width=”275″>
<td width=”184″><strong>Premier League 1</strong></td>
<td>Bankstown Sport Strikers FC</td>
<td>Bass Hill Rangers FC</td>
<td>Birrong Sports FC</td>
<td>Central Sydney Wolves</td>
<td>Condell Park FC</td>
<td>North Bankstown SC</td>
<td>Padstow Hornets FC</td>
<td>Revesby Workers FC</td>
<td>Bankstown RSL Dragons FC</td>
<table style=”height: 363px;” width=”272″>
<td width=”163″><strong>Premier League 2</strong></td>
<td>Birrong Sports FC</td>
<td>Georges River Thistle SFC</td>
<td>Greenacre Eagles FC</td>
<td>Padstow United SC</td>
<td>Spears Sports Club</td>
<td>Revesby Rovers SFC</td>
<td>Central Sydney Wolves</td>
<td>Yagoona Lions FC</td>
A copy of the full draw can be found at:
BDAFA 2020 Season Calendar
BDAFA 2020 Season Draw
<strong>Walking football is designed to be a low impact sport for over 50’s providing physical and mental health benefits in a social environment.</strong>
<li><strong>4v4, 5v5 & 6v6</strong></li>
<li><strong>4 x 10 minute quarters </strong></li>
<li><strong>Mixed – All Welcome</strong></li>
<strong>6-week program </strong>
<strong>Playford Park, Padstow </strong><strong>- Monday Mornings (10am to 12pm) – commencing 02/03/2020</strong>
<strong>O’Neil park, Yagoona </strong><strong>- Saturday Mornings (9am to 11am) – commencing 29/02/2020</strong>
<strong>Light refreshments Served</strong>
<strong>Cost: </strong><strong>FREE </strong>
<strong>Email: </strong><a href=”mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org”><strong>email@example.com</strong></a><strong> or 0416 730 686</strong>
<strong>For all enquiries and registration.</strong>