Who is it for

Junior soccer encompasses the age groups of U12 through to U18. U12’s is the last age that girls have a choice of playing either mixed or girl’s only football. All girls older than U12 must play girl’s only football.

 What is the Format

From U12’s football is played on a full size field with full FIFA rules applying including offsides. The only dispensation is that for U12’s shortened corners and goal kicks are allowed. Teams play for competition points with results recorded and competition ladders published each week. Playing times are as follows:-

  • U12 25 mins each half
  • U13 30 mins each half
  • U14 30 mins each half
  • U15 35 mins each half
  • U16 35 mins each half
  • U18 45 mins each half
 Dates & Venues

Junior games are played on Saturdays with the 2019 season commencing with round 1 on Saturday 23rd March 2019 and running for 18 weeks (weather permitting) breaking only for the Easter weekend. The only exception to this is W18 girls who play on Sundays (typically Sunday morning). Games are played on a home and away basis with home games played at Buckle Reserve, Menai or Casuarina Oval, Alfords Point. Away games are played throughout the Sutherland Shire.

The regular season concludes on Saturday 27th July 2019 whereby the top 4 teams on the competition ladder progress to a 3-week finals series.

Most teams train once per week on a weekday evening. The day, timing and location of this training is mutually agreed between the team and Coach once the team is formed

 How do I Register

To register head to www.playfootball.com.au select the appropriate age group and follow the instructions. You will need to enter ‘Menai Hawks Football Club’ in the search box  You can also pay the registration fee via credit card at this site. New players as well as any existing U14 or U18 player will also need to upload a head and shoulders ‘passport-style’ photo during the registration process.

If you are new to playing football in the Sutherland Shire you will also need to provide us with the following documentation to finalise your registration:-

  • Proof of age – birth certificate or passport
  • Proof of residency in Sutherland Shire – parent’s driver’s licence, rates bill or bank statement showing name and home address in the Sutherland Shire.

Please note that address change stickers on the back of driver’s licences are not acceptable

Note documents need to be originals and need to be physically shown to us in person. This can be done by attending any of the following registration assistance days at Buckle Reserve:-

13:00 – 16:00  Saturday 19th January 2019   Buckle Reserve
13:00 – 16:00  Sunday 20th January 2019     Buckle Reserve
10:00 – 16:00  Saturday 2rd February 2019   Buckle Reserve
10:00 – 16:00  Sunday 3rd February 2019     Buckle Reserve

If you have missed these dates please contact Alan Phillips on 0408 271 668 or at info@menaihawks.org.au to arrange an alternative viewing.

  What is the registration fee and what does it include

Fees for 2019 are as follows:-

  If registered by Sunday 10th February 2019 If registered from Monday 11th February 2019
U12 $215 $240
U13 $215 $240
U14 $215 $240
U15 $225 $250
U16 $225 $250
U18 $245 $270

Note that school-enrolled children may be eligible for the NSW Government’s $100 Active Kids Rebate Voucher Scheme. See our ‘Active Kids Voucher Scheme’ section for more details

Please bear in mind that included in your 2019 fees are:-

  • All FFA, FNSW and SSFA registration fees
  • Insurance coverage
  • Referee fees and match costs
  • Ground upkeep, pitch watering and lighting costs
  • Equipment and specialised training costs
  • The loan of a Menai Hawks playing jersey for the season - we are one of the few remaining clubs that don’t require you to buy your own shirt in addition to your registration fees!
  • A $25 fundraising levy - we once again will not be asking you to work in the canteen or on the bbq this season

Prior to the season starting we hold a grading day. The objective is to place players into a team with players at a similar skill level to themselves. It is a requirement that all players attend grading The grading days are held at Buckle Reserve, Menai as follows:-

  • U12/W12      11:30 – 12:30          Sunday 10th February 2019
  • U13              13:00 – 14:00          Sunday 10th February 2019
  • U14/W14      14:00 – 15:00          Sunday 10th February 2019
  • U15              15:00 – 16:00          Sunday 10th February 2019
  • U16/W16      16:00 – 17:00          Sunday 10th February 2019
  • U18/W18      17:00 – 18:00          Sunday 10th February 2019

All players must wear football boots and shin pads and bring a bottle of water


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 Juniors Contacts

Please contact:
Alan Phillips Club Secretary / Registrar 0408 271 668
Or alternatively contact us via email at info@menaihawks.org.au