Westminster Warriors Soccer Club

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I join? You can either go through our website and sign up on line, or our sign-on days at the Clubhouse are Saturday 1st February 2020 and 8th February 2020, 1pm – 4pm. Note, you cannot take part in training or playing fixtures until you have signed-on. If you are new to Westminster Warriors in 2020, you will need to bring proof of age, which includes either a Birth Certificate (or Extract of Birth); Passport or Australian Citizenship Certificate. 

If I miss sign-on, how do I join?      Go to our website and follow the 2020 Player Registrations, it is now able to be done on-line.  No player will be allowed to participate at training or matches unless they are fully registered.  

How old must I be to join?   You must have turned four (4) years of age by 31 December 2019.  However, Tiny Tots can be between 2yrs and 5yrs as of 31/12/2019.

How much will it cost me to join?  

Tiny Tots                              $ 75,    Minimum deposit required: $20

Under 6/7 & 8’s QCSA:         $240,  Minimum deposit required: $100
Under 9 to Under 15/16:       $300,   Minimum deposit required: $100
Under 17/18 Boys:                $340,   Minimum deposit required: $100
Senior Women:                     $380,   Minimum deposit required: $100
Senior Men                            $380,   Minimum deposit required: $100
Over 30’s/40’s                       $380,  Minimum deposit required: $100
** Included in the registration fees is a $50 volunteer levy per family. Please see below for more information.

If payment is made in full online, prior to 21/12/19, a $20 discount per full registration will apply.  Families with more than 1 player registering will get a $60 reduction off the above fees, for each additional player, after the first (youngest).

The $50 volunteer levy is fully refundable when 4 hours of ‘assistance’ has been given to the club throughout the season.   

Westminster Warriors members enjoy the use of wonderful facilities.  To be able to keep, maintain and upgrade these facilities, we rely on the income we generate from the events we hold throughout the year, as well as the week to week running of the canteen.  

The 4 hours can be credited in some of the following ways, for example:  

Participating in any working bees that are held throughout the year;  
Assisting in the canteen on a Saturday;  
Setting up and packing up of events if held at our club fields, such as State Titles in June, Grand Finals in September, or any other sporting/social events that may be held at our fields throughout the season.  

“Your Club” cannot run with 1-2 committee members running the canteen every week for at least 22 weeks of the year.  If you wish to be able to utilise the canteen facilities, then we need your assistance to keep it operating.  We hope that you feel this involvement in “your club” is not a burden but becomes mandatory as we try to improve the facilities that “your club” can offer to all those involved in playing the sport our children love.  If this does not happen, the canteen will not open.   

We emphasise the importance of member’s assistance to help us run a successful club.  Without member’s assistance, the Committee simply cannot keep running peak events and the canteen successfully.  

The $50 will be refunded to your family at the completion of your 4 hours volunteering, per season.  To enable us to keep a track of the hours worked towards the levy refund, please remember to sign in and out in a log book provided in the canteen.  

Please also note, the $50 volunteer levy is to be paid by all families, even those who have a coach/manager in the club.  At the completion of the season, coaches/managers will receive their $50 refund.  

Refunds for the volunteer levy will be available for collection at Presentation Day at the end of the season.  It is an individual’s responsibility to contact the Treasurer prior to Presentation Day if they cannot attend in order to receive their refund.  Any requests to be refunded after this date will not be granted as club financial records must be finalised at this time in preparation for the new season.  Your understanding on this matter is appreciated.  

What do my fees include?    Association Fees (QCSA); Basic Player Insurance; Team Photo; Trophies; Playing Jerseys; Supporter Shirt for all new players only in 2019; Playing Equipment including goals, game balls, bibs, bags, cones, etc.; Coaching Courses and Coaching Aids; Various fun days and carnivals; Club presentation day ; Building & Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance; Contents Insurance; Equipment Capital Expenditure and Maintenance; Utility Costs; Volunteer Levy and Administrative Costs.  

Do I pay any more during the season?        No further registration fees are payable throughout the year (unless registration fees haven’t been paid in full).    

What gear do I have to buy?             

Must have:      Club shorts, club socks, shin pads, boots (jerseys provided by the Club)  
Should have:   Soccer ball (for training and self learning); water bottle (for training and games)  
Could have:     Club cap; club jacket  
No players are permitted to take part in any training or fixture matches unless they are wearing shin pads and shoes/soccer boots.  

Note that soccer balls come in three sizes:  Size 3 (Under 7 & 8); Size 4 (Under 9 to Under 13); Size 5 (Under 14 and older).  

Every new player receives a free supporter shirt once they have either paid in full or made the required deposit payment (shirts may not be available at sign-on)  

Can I play in the same team as my friends?           You can complete a Request to Play with a Friend form as a formal request to the club to play with one or more of your friends.  This form will be available at sign-on, and thereafter upon request.  This facility is mainly aimed at players in the Under 6, 7, 8, 9 or 10 age groups.  

Wherever possible, players who played at the Club last season are automatically allocated to that same team for the upcoming season. If you have strong views for your child not to play in the same team as last year, the Request to Play with a Friend form can also be submitted to the Club indicating your request for your child to be placed in another team if available.  

Please note that due to team size restrictions and other logistical factors, it may not be possible to satisfy all requests.  

How many players are in a team?  

Under 5/6/7/8:                  6 on the field (5 players & 1 goal keeper) with a maximum of 9 players allowed to be registered; these teams can be mixed with both females and males;  

Under 9-14:                      11 on the field (10 players & 1 goal keeper) with a maximum of 15 players allowed to be registered; these teams can be mixed with both females and males;  

Under 15/16 Boys:           11 on the field (10 players & 1 goal keeper) with a maximum of 15 players allowed to be registered;  

Under 15/16 Girls:           11 on the field (10 players & 1 goal keeper) with a maximum of 15 players allowed to be registered;  

Under 17/18 Boys:           11 on the field (10 players & 1 goal keeper) with a maximum of 20 players allowed to be registered;  

Senior Women/Men:        11 on the field (10 players & 1 goal keeper) with a maximum of 25 players allowed to be registered;  

Over 30/40 Men:              11 on the field (10 players & 1 goal keeper) with a maximum of 25 players allowed to be registered;  

 When will I know what team I will be in?               

·         Team Announcement Day for Under 6's, 7’s & 8's is Saturday TBA February 2020; 9am - 10am, at Westminster Clubhouse;  

·         Team Announcement Day for Under 9’s, 10's, 11's & 12's is Saturday TBA February 2020; 11am - 12noon, at Westminster Clubhouse;  

·         Team Announcement Day for Under 13's, 14's & 15/16 Girls and Boys is Saturday TBA February 2020; 12noon – 1pm at Westminster Clubhouse.  

These Team Announcement Days are when you will find out which team you have been allocated to.  It is essential that if the player cannot attend, that a parent/guardian attend this day so that they can meet the other players/parents/guardians from the team; meet the Coach; and agree on a regular training day and time.  

When does the season start/finish?               

·         Under 6 – Under 15/16:               Fixtures commence on Saturday 18 April 2020 and finish in August 2020.  For teams participating in competitions for Under 9-Under 15/16, they may also qualify for finals which are played in August/September;

·         Senior Teams and Over 30’s/40’s:           Fixtures commence on Friday/Saturday 17/18 April 2020 and finish in late August 2020.  For those divisions playing 20 rounds, there may be Monday/Tuesday night games.  Some teams may also qualify for finals which are played in August/September.  

A complete schedule of fixtures for the season is not yet finalised, but will be prior to the first round of fixtures.  

Parent Support:        Parents are asked to be on hand at training sessions and fixture matches in case of illness, injury or disciplinary reasons.  There is a simple maxim that is worth remembering ‘They play, You coach, I cheer”.  Children are here to have fun and learn.  Let children play and leave it to the coach to give instruction.  All a parent needs to do is cheer and give positive feedback to all players on both sides at every opportunity.  

Want to know more?            More information can be found in your handbook, which you will receive upon registering with our Club; our website is in constantly being updated with new and exciting information www.westminstersc.org.au; emailing registrar@westminstersc.org.au; contacting the club mobile on 0497 545 898 or by contacting any member of the Westminster Warriors committee (names and numbers available in the 2020 Handbook or on the website).