GREAT SPORTSMANSHIP starts with you children will follow your lead. So please encourage your child to shake hands after every game and congratulate good play no matter which side does it. Remember children participate for their enjoyment. Winning is only a part of the fun.
Working with Children Officer – Dale Frazer
Grade 6/7 Co-ordinator – Andrew Judd
Grade 8/9 Co-ordinator – Alan Tunnicliff
Grade 10/11 Co-ordinator – Danny Brentnall
Junior Competition Co-ordinator – Michelle Acret
We wish all players and their families, both new and continuing, a successful and enjoyable year with Pottsville Beach Football Club.
From the Committee
We have a team of dedicated people who make up the committee of PBFC. These people are volunteers and have been preparing for the start of the 2018 season since the end of the 2017 season.
We do understand that sometimes decisions need to be made that may not always be popular; or the reason for the decisions may not always be clear. The committee decisions are not taken lightly and they are made for the benefit of the whole club….. not just individuals. You are welcome to attend any of our meetings to discuss any issues.
We take this opportunity to remind people of PBFC’s ‘Registration Policy’ which is available for viewing on our website. It is important people understand the time and thought it takes to form teams.
As we meet the challenges of the new season, we need to work together to achieve the success of previous years. We are one of the biggest grassroots clubs in the Football Far North Coast zone and it takes lots of time and energy to make it work well. Don’t forget our website www.pottsvillebeachfootballclub.com.au – check it regularly.
Have a great season at PBFC.
We hope the information below will assist you to become an involved member of your team and the club and you have a really enjoyable season as a member of our football family.
Training days & times: This is a decision for the coach as he/she is a volunteer and may have limited time flexibility. It is vital for all players to attend training each week and to be ready to train with boots and shin pads 10 mins before. Shin pads are compulsory – it is a requisite for insurance by Football Far North Coast and without them your child may not be allowed to play.
Koala Beach Fields: Please note the following restrictions at our fields:
NO smoking; NO cats or dogs: NO glass, NO swinging on goal posts
Equipment: Players require covered footwear, shin guards, PBFC black shorts (available for purchase $15) and PBFC socks (1 pair per season, free to each player). Playing strips are provided by the club to all senior and junior competition aged teams for use on game days only. PBFC club shirts (free to new players and thereafter each second year of play).
Team coach – Your child’s coach is a volunteer who is giving up his/her time to assist your child in playing the game of football. Please respect your coach’s time and attend training. Please pick up your child on time. CAN YOU HELP – either at practice setting up or packing away. If your child is unable to attend training, please be considerate and let your coach know.
Team manager – Every team should have a team manager appointed. It helps ease the load on the coach. The team manager is the first person to address any issues or concerns. Duties a team manager should undertake are listed on the website under our constitution.
Team duty: Every junior team will be assigned team duty. This is usually only once or twice per season. The rostered team will be required to be on duty for the entire junior time slot (generally 8am – 12.30pm. Duty includes…help with field set up, checking and maintaining cleanliness of toilets, canteen duty and ground official duty. More information on team duty will be emailed when it is your team’s turn.
Games: It is your responsibility to check game time and venue. Please check the PB FC website which has a link to the draw through the ‘Fixtures’ tab. The draw often changes so it is a good idea to check each Thursday or Friday before your scheduled game.
What time should I arrive to my game?
Each coach will have their own requirements, please respect their requests. If this has not been stated by your coach please arrive at least ½ hour before commencement of game, properly attired in shorts, shin pads, socks, boots and water bottle.
No hard headbands, bobby pins, earrings, piercings, necklaces, bangles etc. are to be worn. Please make sure your child’s hair is tied back if necessary.
Website: Our website has comprehensive information. It is the major communication tool – please check it regularly – www.pottsvillebeachfootballclub.com.au.
Communication: We urge everyone to check their emails regularly as PBFC use this particular format to deliver information that arises throughout the season. If you change your email address, please let the club’s secretary know – email@example.com
Please also Like or Follow our Facebook Page
Wet weather: It is important to understand that matches or training sessions are generally only cancelled when the grounds are unplayable – not just because it is raining. Unplayable fields are fields that stop or impede the ball from rolling due to surface water and/or pose an injury / risk to players / referees. For ground closures in the Tweed Shire use the link on our website. For clubs outside of Tweed Shire, check the relevant club’s website. DO NOT ring or text committee members as they will know as much as you. Please refer to the ‘Wet Weather Procedure’, available through the ‘Downloads’ tab on our website to give you an understanding of the process.
It is considered advisable for each team to develop its own unique agreed communication procedure in case of wet weather for games and training.
Carnivals: Information on junior carnivals is emailed to your team’s coach / manager as it becomes available. If you are not receiving this communication please contact the club secretary.
Fundraisers: Please support any fundraising throughout the season as it helps provide important resources.