Gladesville Sharks FC Registration Process For 2020
This page is intended to outline the processes towards player registration for the 2020 winter season.
In 2020, Gladesville Sharks FC will have both women’s and men’s registrars:
Women's Registrar: Zoe McKeough, Phone: O404 010 810, Email:
Men's Registrar: Michael Douglass, Phone: O419 402 835, Email:
2020 will see the implementation of a single association – North Western Sydney Football (NWSF) – to manage both women’s and men’s football in north-western Sydney. With the implementation of NWSF, Gladesville Hornsby Football Association (GHFA) and North Western Sydney Womens Football (NWSWF) will no longer exist.
The implementation of NWSF will not see any changes from 2019 from the men’s perspective. Players will be required to register through the PlayFootball website and teams will use iCompman to generate electronic match sheets and enter game results on matchday. From the women’s perspective, registration will still occur through PlayFootball but they will adopt iCompman to generate electronic match sheets and enter game results on matchday. Training on the use of iCompman will be provided by the club.
Registration on PlayFootball
All players will be required to register and pay playing fees on PlayFootball by the 16th February. Separate guidelines for registering and navigating the PlayFootball website are available.
Payment options on PlayFootball are using credit/debit cards and applying the ActiveKids Voucher where appropriate. Payment of playing fees outside PlayFootball ie cash/cheque/direct debit will not be available in 2020.
Players will not be eligible to play until they have been activated with NWSF. Activation with NWSF requires players to complete registration in PlayFootball and be fully financial. 2019 saw an increase in unpaid fees, partially driven by difficulties in the registration systems being used which prompted the club to move away from its policy of "NO PAY NO PLAY". Strict adherence to "NO PAY NO PLAY" will be re-introduced in 2020. In addition, players with unpaid fees in 2019 will not be registered with NWSF in 2020 until a satisfactory resolution of outstanding fees from 2019 has been reached. Players in this category will be emailed providing the opportunity to provide details of payments made or to pay outstanding fees.
There will be a club registration day at Morrison Bay between 10am-2pm on Sunday 2 February 2020. Assistance with registration and access to PlayFootball will be available.
Gladesville Sharks FC is pleased to advise that playing fees in 2020 will be the same as 2019, with the exception of a small increase in the ‘All Age Student’ fee to ensure we are covering costs in this category:
PlayFootball provides packages for each of the above age groups. The package structure requires players to register against their actual age group ie if the player is turning 8 in 2020 they should register against the Under08 package. Players selecting to play above their actual age group ie Under08 selecting to play Under09 will be managed through the team formation process.
Gladesville Sharks FC provides for a number of discounts to playing fees as follows:
In order to reflect the contributions/time commitments made, Gladesville Sharks FC has a policy of waiving fees for team managers/coaches. The waiving of fees is available for both team managers and coaches for junior teams (i.e. 2 sets of fees per team which can be spread 3 ways if preferred) and for the team manager in senior teams (i.e. 1 set of fees per team). Managers and coaches will be automatically allocated a voucher code to use on their child’s registration in the registration process to access this discount.
Multiple Siblings (Junior players only)
The second player within a family is eligible for a 25% discount on playing fees. The third and subsequent players with a family is entitled to a 50% discount. Application for Multiple Siblings discounts should be made through the registrars.
Gladesville Sharks FC has a hardship policy which provides for waiving of fees where warranted by difficult personal circumstances. The policy requires the circumstances to be outlined via written or verbal representations via the registrars and is approved by the treasurer.
Gladesville Sharks FC has a policy of waiving fees for life members of the club.
For discounts in relation to Multiple Siblings, Hardship Circumstances and Life Membership, you will be required to email registrars and make an application for this. Once approved, you will be provided with a voucher code to use in the registration process to access this discount.
Gladesville Sharks FC provides a discounted package for players playing AllAge who are undertaking studies. Eligibility for the AllAge Student package requires players to provide their student number at the time of registration to verify their student status.
Team Formation Process
The team formation process used by Gladesville Sharks FC is based on the following guidelines providing minimum and maximum player numbers in a team based on the number of players on the field:
Against these guidelines, team managers can opt to have additional players beyond the maximum number of players in the guidelines on the team listing. Being a club rather than simply a collection of teams, Gladesville Sharks FC reserves the right to allocate players to teams where the number of players in a team is less than the maximum number of players in the guidelines.
Gladesville Sharks FC is keen to have as many players from our 2019 registration return in 2020 whilst also encouraging new players to register with the club. To balance these two, returning players will have priority in allocation to teams until the 16th of February 2020 after which priority will be based on the order of registration on PlayFootball.
Gladesville Sharks FC also recognises that playing with friends is an important part of playing football. To this end, the team formation process provides for a group of players wishing to play together, either as:
a full team (number of players in group meets minimum player number in guidelines) or;
a partial team (number of players in team is less than minimum number in guidelines)
by emailing a list of players in group to the club’s registrars. The club guarantees that the player groupings advised in this manner will be reflected in team formation provided that players are registered in PlayFootball by the 16th of February 2020. Advice of player groupings to registrars can be provided up until the 16th of February 2020.
Gladesville Sharks FC provides a range of support to team training/playing, including attendance at formal coaching courses, but does not provide team managers/coaches. Team managers/coaches need to come from within team parents/friends and be identified as part of the player grouping advice provided.