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Altona City Soccer Club is run by a dedicated team of committee members and volunteers who aim to provide great support in a sporting atmosphere and family friendly environment.

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Matches

HC Kim Reserve, Millers Road, Altona, VIC

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Contact

secretary@altonacitysc.com

PO Box 159 Altona VIC 3018

FAQ

Altona City Soccer Club is a volunteer organisation run by a dedicated committee, aided by many volunteers with a strong sense of community.

When and where are matches played?

Our home ground is HC Kim Reserve – Millers Rd, Altona (opposite Cherry Lake).

FFV matches are played on a Sunday, with younger teams starting first (around 9am) through to older teams starting mid-afternoon (around 3pm). Times may vary depending on pitch availability. U7 sessions are held on Saturday mornings at the Club.

When are trials held & how do I sign up for tryouts?

Trials for the age groups U8 to U16 are held in November for the coming season which runs from April to September.

An online form (jotform) will be available on the Altona City website closer to the commencement of trials. We ask that interested parties fill out this form prior to arriving at the trials to assist with coordination and management of numbers.

How do I register my child?

ACSC use Play Football Online Registration.  Play Football Online registration will be ready for online registrations for ACSC in February. Information and instructions will be distributed.

When does pre-season start?

Pre-season commences in January of each year.

Pre-season for juniors generally starts in January or February depending on the coach and level of team.

When does the season start?

MiniRoos runs from April to September.

The 2019 Junior season commences on 28 April and concludes on the 1 September. Finals occur on the 8 and 15 September.

The Senior Men’s season runs from March to September 

The Senior Women’s season runs from April to September 

When and how long is training and is it compulsory?

All U8 – U 18 and our senior teams train two nights per week.

U8-U12 generally train for 1-1 ¼ hours.

U13 – U18 train for one and a half hours.

Seniors train for 2 hours.

Being able to train 100% (barring sickness/injury) is highly encouraged for players to develop at the same rate as each other and understand the coach’s philosophy and message clearly.

What kind of teams are offered at ACSC?

ACSC plays in the Western Division of the Football Victoria Community leagues competition. We offer boys and girls teams throughout a variety of age groups.

U 5 – U 7: Miniroos program ran on Saturday mornings

U 8 – U 11: Small sided football fixtured (non-competitive leagues) running from April to September.

U 12 – U 18: Fixtured competitive leagues running from April to September.

Senior Men’s: Men’s State League 1 North-West

Senior Women’s: Women’s State League 3 West

Reserves: Men’s State League 1 North-West

Masters (Thirds): Metropolitan League 2 North-West

How do I know which age group my child will be in?

Players qualify for their age group based on their ages at 31 Dec that year. Eg. If a player turns 12 at any stage during the year, they will be U12.

How many players are in a team?

U5-U7: Our Miniroos program is based on discovery sessions, and while they will participate in gala days, they are generally not split into teams at this stage, so numbers are not limited.

U8 -U9: These age groups participate in 7v7 (including goalkeeper) matches and squad sizes will generally range from 9 to 11.

U10-U12: These age groups participate in 9v9 (including goalkeeper) matches and squad sizes will generally range from 11 to 13.

U13-U16: These teams play full size pitch matches (11 v 11). Squad sizes will generally range from 13-16.

What equipment does my child need?

Players are required to provide personal gear including soccer boots, shin guards and water bottle (shin guards are mandatory and must be worn at every match and training session).

What are the fees and what do my registration fees cover?

Registration fees are different based on the different needs/costs of squads through all age groups and range from $395 to $645 (based on 2019 fee schedule).  

The fees include playing kits (shirt, shorts, socks), track top, kitbag, participation in the appropriate FV league (registration), player registration (FFA and FV), all training equipment (balls, cones, bibs, poles), coaching fees (including education), referee fees (u13+) and all training costs (ground maintenance/lighting).

It is important to note that fees are a once off payment (payable in pre-season) for the whole season with no add on costs unless squads compete in extra tournaments or activities.

How long do players spend on the "bench"?

Coaches and Team Managers will try to ensure that every player gets their fair share of time in the game. The club’s focus is on participation and enjoyment, while encouraging players to develop their skills.

What communication is there for teams?

ACSC use an app called TEAMAPP which can be downloaded on Android and iPhone.

Is the Club Child-Safe?

The club is Child-Safe with all volunteers and committee members holding a valid working with children check.

We adhere to the Vic Sport child-safe standards.

I am interested in coaching, who do I contact?

Please email the Club secretary on secretary@altonacitysc.com

Apart from FFV fixture matches, are there any other tournaments or events?

From time to time, ACSC organises informal and friendly pre- and post-season competitions with other clubs, including our own Lightning Cup. Some of our teams also participate in the Kanga Cup, AFS Shepparton Tournament and other club tournaments.

What assistance /contribution does the club require from me as a parent?

There are several activities where assistance would be greatly appreciated. For home games, parents are expected to help with duties such as assisting with setup and/or packing up equipment, linesperson, team marshalling, etc. Each week, regardless of venue, there is a parent roster providing oranges for the players. 

Throughout our 54 years as a club, we have relied on the hard work and determination of our volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering please let us know.

What is MiniRoos?

MiniRoos is an initiative developed by the Football Federation of Australia (FFA) for players aged between 5-12 years who play on smaller sized fields. Each year field size increases with the age groups as well as the number of players in a team and duration of the games.

My child is very experienced. Can he/she play in an older group?

Initially players should participate in their correct age group. If they demonstrate a higher level of skill, and there are vacancies in an older age group, there may be an opportunity for players to play up. This decision will be made in consultation with the player, parents and coaching staff and must be approved by the committee. From time to time, coaches from higher age teams may ask for assistance from younger, interested players if there are short term vacancies due to injury, illness etc.

Where can I find out more about the game of soccer, the rules and the FFV?

Please visit the Football Federation Victoria website www.footballfedvic.com.au for further information.

Who can I contact with further questions?

Please email our Club Secretary on – secretary@altonacitysc.com.au

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Altona City Soccer Club

PO Box 159 Altona VIC 3018 Australia

secretary@altonacitysc.com

Altona City Soccer Club is located on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation.  We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded and pay our respects to the elders past, present and emerging.