Club Meeting this Monday
Monday 1st May
Club meeting is being held this Monday.
- What: Monthly Club Meeting.
- When: 7:30 pm, Monday 1st May
- Where: Baulkham Hills Sporting Club (downstairs).
Grassroots Courses for coaches U5s to U9s
This Hills Association Grassroots Course is a practical course is for coaches of 5 to 9 year olds. I would encourage all relevant coaches to attend this certified course, to learn the ropes at this level in an inclusive non-threatening environment, and become more confident when working with your team.
There are two dates/venues to choose from:
- Monday May 1st at Fred Caterson beginning 6.30pm to 9.30pm. Click to Register.
- Wednesday May 3rd at North Rocks Park beginning 6.30pm to 9.30pm. Click to Register.
Under 17/18 Players Needed
Our 2nd division under 17/18s team is looking for another couple of players. Please contact email@example.com if interested.
Canteen has reopened
We're happy to announce that the club canteen is back in action. Come along on Saturdays for your morning (or afternoon) cuppa and a chat.
Round 3 Duties
Please note the following:
The Canteen will be in operation this Saturday.
Please note the roster times
Teams should supply 6 people for their roster. This is for canteen & BBQ (4 people) & ground official duty (2 people)
2. Round 1 Catch up Games.
There will be mixed competition catch up games on Sunday.
3. Mini Roos Games
Games on fields 1 & 5 now start at 8.00am
DUTY ROSTER TEAMS:
4. Ground Set Up
Field 5: U10/1 CHEVALIER First game 8.00am
Field 1: U8 Rabbit ISLIP First game 8.00am
Full sided fields:
Field 1: Not used
Field 2 & 3: U13/2 STACEY First game: 8.30am
Field 4: U12/5 ALDRIDGE First game: 9.45am
5. Ground Pack Up
Take down nets etc & clean up.
Field 2: O35/3 WYBER
Field 3: O35/4 Blue DEPREZ
Field 4: O35/4 Red PIERCE
AM1: 8.00am - 10.30am U17/18/2 BREMNER
AM2: 10.15am - 12.45pm U11/3 ANDERSON
PM1: 12.30pm - 3.00pm U14/2 GLASSON
PM2: 3.00pm - 5.00pm O35/2MINTON
6. Meat Raffle
O35/4 Blue DEPREZ
Field Set up Field 3 U15/1 NORMAN First game at 9.45am
Field 3 Packup AAM/2 VASSALLO
Fields 2 & 5A Set up and packup Ladies teams.
Registration for 2017
Registrations are now open for the 2017 season. Click below for details.
Coaching Seminar - April 19th
Technical Director and First team coach of Hills United Brumbies, Dan Sheppard will be hosting a seminar for all Hills Football coaches.
In this work seminar, Dan will discuss his philosophy, playing structures, goals in developing players and general views on how he works with players at training to achieve this"
The seminar will take place at Fred Caterson Reserve, in the clubhouse commencing at 7pm until 8.30pm on Wednesday April 19th
If you are interested, please confirm your attendance ASAP with Steve O'Connor, Technical Director, Hills Football at:
This will suit coaches of teams from around U15 upward.
Seeking Canteen Manager until June 2017
You may have noticed that our canteen has not opened for the first two rounds of competition. That's because Tony, our canteen manager, is unavailable till June. As such, we are seeking someone to fill in for Tony until that time.
if you might be able to help out and would like more information, please contact Peter on 0409 339 949. Please also click below for a description of the tasks performed by the Canteen Manager.
Special thanks to Bronwyn Henson, Toni Bray, Jennifer Lawrie & Gail McLoughlin who helped clean the canteen on the weekend.
ORDER ZIP JACKETS closed
ORDERS FOR ZIP JACKETS ARE NOW CLOSED for 2017
If you would like to order a BHFC zip jacket $55,
please contact Cath asap firstname.lastname@example.org
I'd like to get this finalized in the next fortnight so the jackets arrive before the cold weather.
April 16 will the absolute final date for orders. No late orders will be added after this date.
Note: Hoodies are available as usual for $25. No order necessary for hoodies.
2016 stock available now. 2017 stock on its way.
Summary of Rule Changes
The below doc is a nice short summary of the many rule changes in place this year. Well worth a read.
State Titles & Kanga Cup
The 2017 State Title trials are now open. Hills Football falls within the Met West region.
If you had any players interested in trailing, please pass this information on
The 2017 KANGA CUP registrations are also now open. The Kanga Cup is an event held in Canberra in July that has teams from across Australia and around the world competing againt one another.
For more information, please visit https://kangacup.com/
It would be great to see as many Hills Football players and teams compete in both competitions!
FFA CUP BH vs Picton Rangers
FFA CUP MATCH April 5. 7.30pm TH #2
Come along and watch our Prems play Baulko's second FFA Cup match.
Baulkham Hills vs Picton Rangers
State Cup Entries Due this weekend
The FNSW State Cups are knockout competitions conducted by Football NSW for Association based male and female club teams.
Boys/Men: 12,13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 0/35, AA Men
Girls/Women: 12, 14, 16, 18, AA Women
If you would like to enter a team please contact email@example.com ASAP. Submissions are due this weekend. Apologies for late notice.
Pre Season Mega Update
Lots of stuff here regarding Trials, Regos, Photos, Sports Club Memberships, Team Gear, etc.
- Please check the website regularly for updates about trials. Only contact Manuel if you cannot play. He is not able to move times/swap teams etc. as it is a very tight timetable. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Referees are not allocated for trials. Ideally, please try to arrange referees in advance of games.
- Nets etc should not be used for trials. For small sided games and full sided games on fields without posts, please use agility poles for goalposts.
Thanks to Manuel Bonnici for organising trials. Last week’s weather added a great amount of work to this process but a number of teams were still able to get a game.
Please be aware that no rego means no play. This includes trials. So that we can help you get on the park asap please contact Wendy (email@example.com) if you have rego problems.
Registration must be complete by Thursday for players to play the following weekend. (Including trials) This means players need to have paid rego and (for over 18s) sent a photo of their Sports Club membership card to firstname.lastname@example.org before or by Thursday at the latest.
You need a new registration photo in the following cases:
- New players u10s and up.
- For under 10s to under 16s: if the age you're turning this year is one of: 10, 12, 15.
- For under 17s up to over 45s, if the age you're turning this year is a multiple of 5. e.g. 20, 25, 30, 35, etc.
Photos can be taken by Wendy, the club registrar, or Cath, the club equipment officer, whenever the Uniform shop is open (check here).
Proof of age
If you are new to the club this year or returning to the club this year, you will need to show Wendy an original proof of date of birth. Please contact Wendy (email@example.com) to make arrangements to do this asap.
GEAR AND EQUIPMENT
Thankyou to the teams and players who have organised gear. Please remember if you need to organise gear or team bags please email firstname.lastname@example.org well in advance of when you require goods. Cath will email reply and let you know when to collect. Please give Cath more than 24 hours to get this done.
Please do not assume that the uniform shop will be open whenever there are games at TH. The website will be updated regularly to advise of opening times.
Team bags will be packed according to how many compliant regos you have as of each Thursday. If you are unsure of which team members you need to follow up, email Cath early in the week and she will help you with details of players with info still required. If you require extra gear, ie replacement training balls, extra shirts etc email Cath.
NB. Match Balls will be arriving soon. Keep an eye on the website for details.
There have been a couple of enquiries about ordering zip jackets. Hoodies are always available in the shop $25. However zip jackets will need to be ordered in. If you would like to order jackets, we’ll have to do that ASAP.
Please email email@example.com by this weekend to let Cath know if you would like to order a zip jacket. $55. Deadline for expressions of interest: 19th Mar (To see if an order is viable. We need at least 20 to place an order as these are not ‘off the shelf’ items) If we have enough people interested, the order will be placed: 27th March. That means Cath will need money and sizes before the 27th
WHO CAN HELP ME?
If you are unsure who can handle your issue, Tony, our club secretary, can help you with that. Please direct all your enquiries to the secretary: Tony. firstname.lastname@example.org.
March Interim Training Schedule
Dear Club Members,
As you would be aware, the council have reseeded Fields 1,2 and 3. As a result, fields 1,2 and 3 are closed for training and all football activity throughout March until the 1st April. To accommodate training for all teams during March the above interim training schedule will be put in place. Each grade has been allocated one training session per week. Please adhere to your allocated night and time. Training during March will utilise Fields 4 and 5 as per the roster. Please note this schedule commences Monday 6th March. If there are any concerns please contact Tony Hughes 0432 056 959.
Please see below for the March Interim training schedule.
Gear allocation to teams
Gear will be only allocated to team managers/coaches once a list of registered paid players [and copies of Sporting club membership cards for seniors] are emailed to Cath Hughes at email@example.com. Gear will not be issued to:
- players who are not registered,
- senior players who do not have a membership with the Baulkham Hills Sports Club.
Girls/Ladies Players Needed
We are looking for more players in the following Girls/Ladies age groups:
- Under 14s
- Under 16s
Please spread the word. Absolute beginners welcome in all age groups.
Boys/Mixed Players Needed
We are looking for more players in the following Boys/Mixed age groups:
- Under 8s
- Under 9s
- Under 10s
- Under 12s
- Under 14s
- Under 15s
- Over 45s, 2nd division
Please spread the word. Absolute beginners welcome in all age groups.
O35/45 KOOKA'S CUP 2017
MARCH 4 KOOKA'S CUP CANCELLED
PLEASE BE ADVISED that unfortunately due to wet weather and council ground closures, the 2017 O35/45 Kooka's Cup has been postponed/cancelled for this weekend: March 4.
Due to trial commitments it is highly unlikely the Cup can be replayed- but stay tuned!
Gradings & Safety
* Field 1 is out of bounds every Thursday for next 3 weeks between 5pm - 7pm as it is being used for cricket training. U14 grading has been moved to field 4.
* Reminder to all players and teams: The cricket club has the lease of fields 1 - 3. This means they have priority use of the grounds. Please keep right away from them. If football grading has moved to half a field to accommodate cricket, parents please keep siblings out of the 'no go buffer zone' between football grading and cricket training.
It is important also not to walk through a cricket training sessions on the way to grading. Out of courtesy (and safety), please walk around the field rather than through the centre. Cricketers may need to use the nets as well as the centre pitch
This will also apply to the netball courts when netball resumes training in a week or so. Please keep siblings on bikes and scooters away from any other sporting division's training. Thankyou
* Parents: please don't drop your children off in the driveway next to field 1. The children have been entering field 1 right in front of the cricket nets, and it is very dangerous to walk near the nets while cricketers are training. Please use the pedestrian entry gate on Park Rd to enter field 1.
Mini Roos Referees Course
PLEASE BE ADVISED APPLICATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED FOR THIS COURSE.
ALL PLACES HAVE NOW BEEN FILLED.
Applicants will be advised shortly via email, of dates and times of the course.
Thanks for your enthusiasm with this program.
We are seeking nominations from boys and girls turning 12 mid year or older to attend a course on the rules and general principles of the small-sided game.
On completion of the course you will be awarded a certificate that will enable you to officiate small sided games for players 8 to 11 years. A fee of $15 is payable for each game refereed.
Coaches and parents of small sided teams are also welcome to attend.
Course duration: 2 hours plus 1/2 hour on playing field.
When: Date and time to be determined, based on nominations.
All people who refereed last season and wish to continue must nominate for and attend the course.
To nominate, please email the club Referees Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Uniform Shop Open
Feb 14 -16, and Feb 21 - 23 at the canteen (provided grading is not washed out).
Get in early to buy gear (shorts and socks) before the long queues start.
It is not necessary to wear full uniforms in trials, but it is preferable. It is a requirement to wear full uniforms in competition games once the season proper starts.
Grading continue this week
Grading for ages 8+ continue this week. Please see below for details.
Seeking Age Coordinators
We are seeking age coordinators for the following age groups:
- Under 6s Miniroos
- Under 16
- Under 17
- Under 18
- Under 21
- Over 35 Ladies
The role of age coordinator is primarily focused on running the grading sessions for that age group during February, and arranging players into teams by the end of the grading sessions.
Please contact email@example.com if you'd be available to perform the role for one of the above age groups.
Girls Skills Acquisition Program Update
Trial information for the U10 and U12 Girls SAP program is below.
Friday 3rd February 6pm at Francesco Crescent Reserve, Bella Vista
Saturday 4th February 6pm at Russell Reserve, Withers Road Rouse Hill
Sunday 5th February 6pm for at Russell Reserve, Withers Road Rouse Hill
U10 Girls - for girls born on or after 1 January 2007
U12 Girls - for girls born on or after 1 January 2005
Girls are to arrive for trials 5.40pm each night and must have shin pads and bring plenty of fluids.
Hills Football encourages all girls to participate in the trials as this will be a very beneficial program for development and enjoyment.
Sydney FC's Olivia Price will be involved with the trials subject to her playing schedule and will be part of the coaching staff.
Click below for more information:
Seeking Junior Presentation Coordinator
The club is seeking a coordinator for the Junior Presentation this year. There are lots of good procedures set in place for anyone stepping into the role (i.e. you won't have to invent the wheel) and plenty of people who help out in the lead up and on the day. It's a real team effort, but we just need someone to coordinate that effort.
Please contact Cath on firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Seeking Grading Coordinator
We are still on the lookout for someone to take on the role of Club Grading Coordinator for February. This person coordinates the overall grading process in collaboration with the respective Age group coordinators. The role is a great way to have a positive influence on the way we grade and form teams at Baulkham Hills.
Please contact Tony at email@example.com for more details. We'd love to hear from you.
Hot Weather Policies
Coaches and Managers should be aware of the FNSW hot weather policy, especially during the early months of the season, February & March. You can read more about it here.
The schedule for grading nights is now available on the club website. Click to see when your age group's grading sessions are taking place.
2016 Award Winners
Congratulations to our season 2016 award winners.
|Jimmy Moreland Coach of the Year||Gordon Hogg. AAL/2 Red Coach, O35/1L Blue Coach.|
|Cathy Ellis Award||Cameron Hume. U10 Manager, Miniroos ref program sponsor.|
|Senior Sportsperson of the Year||Andrew Moulds. O35/1 Red, U15/1 Coach, Grading Coordinator.|
|Junior Sportsperson||Spencer Vallis. U15/1, SHFA Referee, SHFA PL Assistant Referee.|
2016 Annual Report
In case you haven't seen it, here's the club's 2016 Annual Report.
Girls Skills Acquisition Program
Hills Football is planning to run a Girls Skills Acquisition Program in 2017. Please click below for more information.
2017 Hills Football Competition Overview
Please Click below to see the planned competition structure for season 2017.
Hills Football Association Website
The new Hills Football Association has launched their new website.
Check it out by clicking below:
New Hills Football Association for 2017 Season
ANNOUNCEMENT TO ALL BAULKHAM HILLS FC MEMBERS
On Friday 14 October 2016, Football NSW (FNSW) announced the founding members of a new Hills based association, known as Hills Football Incorporated.
Our club, Baulkham Hills Football Club (BHFC) is a founding member
The new association will consist of all the clubs that played in this year’s Sydney Hills Football Association (SHFA) as well as the addition of the following seven clubs:
- Glenhaven Football Club
- Hills Spirit FC
- Hills United Football Club
- Kellyville Soccer Club
- Kenthurst & District Football Club
- Rouse Hill Rams
- Winston Hills Football Club
The new association will be fully sanctioned by FNSW, meaning clubs can play in State competitions such as Champion of Champions and State Cup. Referees, coaching and other services will be part of the Football NSW set up.
As noted in the email, a Board to run the Association will be elected at the AGM on 1 December. The process is underway to receive nominations for directors and over the period up to the AGM there will be further meetings to set up the new association. After the AGM, the newly elected Board will take over running Hills Football Inc.
BHFC would like to thank the Executive of SHFA and FNSW for working together towards making the new Hills-based competition a reality. A lot of time and effort has also been put in by the clubs during the negotiations to help us reach this successful outcome.
A bigger and better competition awaits us all in 2017.
If you would like to hear more about the new association, then please come along to our club's Annual General Meeting. 7:30 pm, Monday 31st October at the Baulkham Hills Sporting Club.
Baulkham Hills Football Club Executive
Please click below to read the letter from Football NSW
Junior Presentation Day this Sunday
Please find below the flyer for Junior Presentation Day this Sunday.
PLEASE NOTE: Jnr Presentation Day is on rain hail or shine. We have a huge marquee on the netball courts so everyone will be dry. We will also have BBQ facilities available no matter the weather conditions.
2016 Club Presentation Dates
Keep the dates free!
Junior Presentation: Sunday October 23rd, Ted Horwood Reserve.
Senior Presentation: Friday October 28th, Castle Hill RSL.
Hills United Football Trials
Hills United Football Club is holding Representative Trials for the 2017 season this week starting Sunday the 16th of October. Hills United FC is the Hills Based Representative Pathway club for players who have the desire to play elite football in the Football NSW Premier league Competitions.
U9s to U16s. Please click below for details.
Congratulations Tom Burton Gold in Rio
We'd like to congratulate Tom Burton on his gold medal win at the Rio Olympics.
Where was Tom 15 years ago today?
Busy winning the GDSFA U11 Division 2 League Championship under the guidance of super coach and BHFC legend Jimmy Moreland!
Congratulations Tom, everyone at Baulko is thrilled at your achievement.
Some great tips in the article below about parental behaviour at childrens' sporting matches.
Grand Final Details
Congratulations to the BHFC teams that have made Grand Finals this weekend. For those who missed out, but would still like their hit of football this weekend, check out the details below to see where our teams are playing this weekend. It all starts Friday night with all 3 of our 35 Ladies teams featuring in Grand Final action.
In House U6/U7 Funskills Program
We have placed up to date information about the U6 and U7 Funskills program in the Season 2016 section of the website. If you have a child who is going to participate in the Funskills program, please check out the page as it has all the information you need to get your child registered and kitted up for the start of the season.
Working with Children Requirements for 2016
If you are planning on coaching, managing, or refereeing this year then you must comply with Working with Children legislation. Please click here for further information.
2015 season results
The 2015 season is now finished. Congratulations must go to the following outstanding achievements.
League Champions (1st on league table)
- AAM/14 BLK
- Premier League/Reserve
Grand Champions (Grand Final winners)
- AAM/14 BLK
- Premier League/Reserve
- U21/2 BLK
- AAM/14 WHT
- O35/1 BLK
- Premier League/1
Thank you to all teams for another fun and successful season.
Annual General Meeting
Please see the minutes from the club Annual General Meeting below.
2015 Annual Report
Please click below to check out the Football club's 2015 annual report.
Congratulations to our season 2015 award winners.
|Jimmy Moreland Coach of the Year||Callum Yeates U16/2|
|Cathy Ellis Award||Jake McGaulley PL, U12G/1, U10/3 & Ladies Coordinator|
|Senior Sportsperson of the Year||Mick Hollins O35/5, U16/2, U16G/2 & Webmaster.|
|Junior Sportsperson||Sam Knight U14/1|
Congratulations to two of our senior players who this season reached their
35 years continuous playing service milestone with Baulko:
Join the Fundraising & Presentation Committee
We're looking for people to help the club with fund raising for 2016, and also people to help plan and organise the Junior presentation day and the Senior presentation night.
Lots of jobs big or small available, Come along and join in the fun. We'd love to hear from you.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SHFA Talent Identification program
The SHFA is looking at running a Talent Identification program for U10 - U15 boys and girls. There will be four boys teams in each age group and there will be two combined girls teams, U10 - U12 playing U10 boys and U13 - U15 playing U13 boys. The boys will play six games on sundays and the girls will play on friday nights (U10 and U13 boys teams will have one game against the girls teams) Training would be probably be on friday nights.
At this point in time we are seeking applications from interested coaches to coach these teams. They do not have to be current coaches and maybe some Premier League players would wish to be involved.
Applications should be sent to Steve O'Connor (Technical Director SHFA) at email@example.com
Any enquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
2016 SHFA Summer FOOTBALL COMPETITION - Registrations now open
Registrations are now open for the 2016 SHFA Summer small-sided competition.
Registration info can be found below
Competition starts in September
Sydney Hills Football Association All Ability Gala Day July 31st
Please see the below information regarding the SHFA All Ability Gala Day.
Please share the information with anyone (Age 5 through to adults) that you know with an Intellectual disability who may be interested – family, friends, neighbours, work colleagues etc.
The focus of the All Ability Gala Day is on inclusion, participation and fun and we would love for anyone interested to come along and give football a go. The day will be hosted by current members of the three All Ability Programs that are run by local clubs in our area. We hope to provide a supportive and welcoming environment to give participants a positive experience.
For planning purposes please register by July 26th.
Young whistleblowers sign up for referee program
See this great article from the Hills Shire Times on the SHFA junior referees program.
Congrats to Jimmy Moreland for pioneering this program over the last 6 years.