Senior Women, Senior Men, Over 30's, Over 40's Information

Senior Women, Senior Men, Over 30’s and Over 40’s Information  

Players in Senior Women can register up to 25 players (but only 15 are permitted to be named on the match card or play in each game).  To be eligible to play in Senior Women, players must have turned 13 years of age as at 31 December the previous year shall be allowed to be registered in Senior Women’s competition where the Association is conducting a competition for that age group and a club is nominating a team in that age group.  Proof of age is required for new players, e.g., birth certificate or passport.  

Players in Senior Men can register up to 25 players (but only 15 are permitted to be named on the match card or play in each game).  To be eligible to play in Senior Men, players must have turned 14 years of age as at 31 December the previous year shall be allowed to be registered in Senior Men’s competition where the Association is conducting a competition for that age group and a club is nominating a team in that age group.  Proof of age is required for new players, e.g., birth certificate or passport.  


Players in Over 30’s can register up to 25 players (but only 15 are permitted to be named on the match card or play in each game).  To be eligible to play in Over 30’s, players must have turned 30 years of age as at 31 December the previous year shall be allowed to be registered in Over 30’s competition where the Association is conducting a competition for that age group and a club is nominating a team in that age group.  No underage players are allowed to be registered.  Proof of age is required for new players, e.g., birth certificate or passport.  

Players in Over 40’s can register up to 25 players (but only 15 are permitted to be named on the match card or play in each game).  To be eligible to play in Over 40’s, players must have turned 40 years of age as at 31 December the previous year shall be allowed to be registered in Over 40’s competition where the Association is conducting a competition for that age group and a club is nominating a team in that age group.  No underage players are allowed to be registered.  Proof of age is required for new players, e.g., birth certificate or passport.  

Travelling – The competition may involve some traveling depending on the clubs within these age groups.  


Game Times – Senior Women and Men - All matches are played on Saturday, typically in 11:20am (for SW3 and lower); 1pm; 3pm; 5pm; and 7pm time slots, except for the odd occasion where a replayed or rescheduled match may need to be played mid-week in the evening. 

Game Times -  
Overage teams – All matches are played on a Friday evening, either 6:45pm or 8:30pm time slot, except for the odd occasion where a replayed or rescheduled match may need to be played mid-week in the evening.  Times are dependent on the divisions teams are placed in and the availability of referees to attend locations. 
 


Match durations are as follows:   

 

Age Group 
 

Match Time 
 

Half-Time 
 

Senior Women (Div 1 & Div 2)  
 

45 + 45 
 

10 mins  
 

Senior Men 
 

45 + 45  
 

10 mins  
 

Overage Teams 
 

45 + 45  
 

10 mins  
 

   
Westminster Warriors Soccer Club pledges equal playing time for ALL PLAYERS regardless of the player’s ability.  

·         Equal Playing Time  

Teams - When forming our teams, preferences will be given for returning players from the previous season to return to their previous season team (as long as they are registered in time and payment made etc.), but once a team is filled they will not be guaranteed a position in their previous team, but could be placed in another team, age appropriate if there are positions available.  Players are taken on first come basis.  

Soon after sign-on days, the club Registrar and Committee members will spend time organising data to form teams.  We always do our best to place every player who has registered into a team.  Unfortunately, there are times when this may not be possible due to lack of numbers or too many players in an age group.  In this case, you will be notified and any fees that have been paid refunded, and clothing can be returned and refunded if not worn.  We can also refer you onto another local club at your request.   

·         Registration Terms and Conditions  

At the time of registering, special requests can be made for players, e.g., to be coached by a certain coach; or a preferred training night.  Again, we attempt/try to give players their requests, but this is not always possible.  If you want to make a special request after registering, please contact the Registrar immediately on registrar@westminstersc.org.au.   

Every effort is made to accommodate a player into an appropriate team.  

Uniforms – every player has to have their own emerald green Covo soccer shorts and plain white socks.  These are able to be purchased at sign-on or at the canteen prior to the start of the season and during the season.  Limited boots and shin guards also available for purchase at sign-on days.  Westminster Warriors provide all player jerseys.  Players will not be allowed on the field if they do not have the above-stated shorts or socks.  No other colour or style of shorts/socks is permitted.  


Referees – are normally supplied by the Association, however it is not uncommon not to have a lines person at a match, therefore, your team may have to supply a person to assist.  It may also be the case that lower divisional teams may not have lines persons available (it is all dependent on the number of referees in the Association – which is relative to what division they ref to from week to week).  Treat refs with respect and more will become available.  There are no extra referees’ fees to be paid each week (all included in the registration fees).   

Training - for these age groups is only 1 day per week and typically for 1-2 hours.  Preference for training is anytime between 6:30pm and 9pm and after agreement with your coach and club management (depending on the number of teams, times available and availability of your coach).  There may be an option after the season commences and training times are all sorted to have a second night for training, but this is all dependent on field spacing availability for training, so please give us time to sort things out.  

·         Team Training Information  

Coaches and Managers – Every effort is made by the club to supply a coach for every team.  In the instances where we have no one available, the club will ask that a parent put their hand up to be the coach of the team and likewise one parent is required to be the manager of the team.   The club’s Coaching director will provide support and assistance, and the club will also provide applicable coaching courses for you to attend if that is your desire.  

Senior and Overage players are expected to be a role model for our junior players, and therefore, are also expected to abide by all Club Behaviour requirements.  

·         Code of Behaviour for Players