Coaches and Managers please check your emails.
You should have by now received 3 IMPORTANT emails. I f you haven't received the emails below please contact email@example.com so we can check we have the correct contact details for you.
Email: 1 Coaches/Managers COVID-19 return to training requests
Email: 2 COVID-19 Return to Training Induction module- Zoom meeting
Email: 3 Zoom invitation
BELOW- Email: 1 Coaches/Managers COVID-19 return to training requests
Dear Coaches and Managers,
ALL TEAMS ARE ADVISED: EVEN THOUGH FNSW HAS LIFTED TRAINING RESTRICTIONS, NO TRAINING HAS STARTED AS YET.
It is important to note: No one returns to training until team management has completed the COVID-19 Return to Training Induction module. This module will be in the form of a Zoom meeting for all BHFC Coaches/Managers this Thursday night. Your invitation will follow. Please reply to the invitation as soon as you receive it.
No team will be assigned a training spot unless they have a rep at this meeting.
Please note: All previous training requests are no longer applicable in the current circumstances because COVID-19 guidelines have strict restrictions that must be observed. Previous timetables are in contravention of these regulations.
Training will be 1 hour per week per team. Each field will be limited to 2 teams. Further guidelines will be explained on Thursday in the Induction module. These are FNSW guidelines that must be strictly adhered to in order to observe social distancing.
Please select from one of the following training choices: (Id suggest you talk to your players prior to requesting your spot)
* Monday - Friday 5.30, 6.30, 7.30, 8.30 (1 hour sessions)
* Saturday 8 am - 4pm (1 hours sessions on the hour)
The deadline for requests is Friday 29th May. Teams will be notified after this cut off when their attendance at the induction module has been confirmed.
All training requests should be reply email to Tony Hughes only. firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANT: In the next few days and weeks you will receive various email notifications from BHFC. It is vital you read EVERY email carefully and respond accordingly. Ignorance of the COVID-19 regulations is no defence and will result in further shut downs to all football activity.
Email: 2 COVID-19 Return to Training Induction module- Zoom meeting
Coaches and Managers,
In the next 24 hours you will receive a Zoom Invitation from our Competition Secretary: Cameron Hume, to attend the BHFC COVID-19 Return to Training Induction Module. This is a compulsory meeting. One representative from each team is required to attend. On the night, an attendance record will be taken. Allocation to training will only occur when attendance at this meeting is confirmed.
Prior to this meeting you must make yourself aware of FNSW guidelines. These can be found at the links below.
These documents will be discussed on Thursday.
Make yourself aware of all these resources and bring all questions to the meeting.
These guidelines are not a suggestion. They are compulsory
You jeopardise your team, our club, the association, & football NSW' return to football if you do not comply with them.
We have been advised by the association that police will be coming to grounds for spot checks- BE WARNED!
Please be patient with regards to training. NO BHFC TEAMS ARE PERMITTED TO TRAIN CURRENTLY.
This is not a suggestion. This is a directive in accordance with regulations from various governing bodies and the health department.
It is hard to argue you are conducting personal training when large groups turn up at our club ground using club gear wearing club paraphernalia..DON'T DO THIS! You do not have our permission to use our gear to break rules.
You are jeopardising our return to play when you don't follow the rules. (You also face the possibility of personal and club fines. )
"They are doing it at 'x' club" is no justification. All clubs stand together on this issue and will speak to their members as frankly as we have. We understand you are keen, please temper that with responsible behaviour.
HFI resources during Covid-19
The next HFI live sessions are on our FB page- don't forget to check them out. and join in.
Day: Tuesday 5 May
Time: 10:30am for 30 minutes
What: Little Legends/MinRoos. Football fun for players aged 3-8 with Mum and Dad!
Day: Thursday 7 May
Time: 4pm for 30 minutes
What: Advanced football skills
Members are advised that HFI have a couple of online resources, in addition their webpage, that may be of interest to the football deprived among us. Live clinics on Facebook will also be uploaded to youtube for your convenience
Please find all their links below.
MONTHLY METING MARCH 23
Members are advised that the March 23 meeting has been cancelled.
ALL FOOTBALL ACTIVITY POSTPONED
Update: Club meeting 23rd March Cancelled.
PLEASE NOTE: All football activity including training, trials and games is cancelled until further notice.
Dear Member Clubs,
The COVID-19 outbreak has clearly affected us all. 20 06 Ffa Circular Suspension Of Grassroots Football Activity
That said, and as I am sure you would all agree and appreciate, we all play our part in minimising its spread so as to bring it under control as soon as practically possible. Parallel to all government and community announcements about ‘social distancing’, good hygiene practices, football and indeed all sport has a role to play amongst our members and all involved in the game.
To this end, today our National Governing Body, Football Federation Australia (FFA) has released an updated Circular (Circular No 20-06), suspending all community football activities (i.e. below A-League and W-League), effective from 12:00am on 18 March 2020
, until 14 April 2020.
For your information, I have attached a copy of Circular No 20-06 and this will be used by FFA on all of its social media platforms. Please make your members aware of this Circular.
What does this mean for our Association, our competitions/leagues and your clubs ?
Effective immediately, all games, training and other football activities must cease;
Where possible, unnecessary meetings and other gatherings should either cease or be minimised. I suggest that you look to alternative forms of meeting (teleconferences) or by utilising other forms of technology (e.g. Skype).
No competitions/leagues will commence at this stage, and any that have already started, will be suspended until 14 April 2020.
Any football activity which takes place during this period is not sanctioned by the Association nor Football NSW and, therefore, the Personal Accident insurance cover that is provided as part of a player’s registration may not apply
As you would appreciate, we are working with our state governing body, Football NSW, who is in turn constantly liaising with FFA and relevant government agencies, and everyone is committed to keeping you informed and up to date in these rapidly changing times.
I thank you for your patience, cooperation and assistance, and would respectfully request that you distribute this information through all your teams and club delegates as soon as practically possible.
General Manager HFI
Miniroos Coaching Course 2020
For any player, coach or parents who wishes to register for this Grassroots Course head straight to the course link attached to register now. You will need to know your current FFA number and email address linked to that number.
FFA Education - https://
We currently have vacancies in U6, U7, U10, U11/12G, U14/15G .
Come and play football at Baulko. Your game, your club, you're welcome!
Instructional Referee Course
It's time! For all those players asking, here's how to apply to be a part of our Instructional Referee program to referee miniroo games.
Successful applicants will be contacted by Jim Moreland .
IMPORTANT: There is a HFI enforced Registration cut off to play Round 1. Please make sure you don t leave registration queries til the last minute or you may miss R1 . Late registrations are accepted after this date for Round 2 onwards.. dates will follow
Below are the steps to register for 2020. Please remember we now use 'Play Football' . The process is still quite straight forward.
PLEASE NOTE: You need to register in and pay accordingly for the age group you intend to play rather than your chronological age.
eg. If you turn 11 in 2019 but intend to play in U12, register as an U12 player, similarly players turning 7 in 2019 who wish to play in U8 should register as U8s.
This applies to all players in any age eg a 17 year old who wishes to play in seniors should register as PL/AAM/ or PYL as the case may be..
Field 4 and 5 setup this Saturday morning
POSTPONED TILL SATURDAY FEB 15th.
Due to the weather, field setup has been postponed to Saturday February 15th.
Calling for volunteers to help set up fields 4 and 5 (line marking, installing goal posts, etc) this Saturday morning 8th February between 8 am and 12 noon.
To ensure we have the right number of volunteers, please email email@example.com by this Thursday to let us know that you can make it on Saturday. We'd love to see you there. No experience necessary. :-)
Help Needed as Independent Assessors for Grading nights this week
We're looking for people to act as Independent Assessors for Grading nights this week to help support the club's junior grading process. If you are available at 6pm this Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, or at 7:30pm this Thursday, please turn up to Ted Horwood and make yourself known to Rob Vallis, the club grading coordinator.
All help much appreciated.
Girls Welcome to Football program
As part of HFI's commitment to the growth of Female Football, they have just launched the first two of many programs aimed at encouraging new players to our sport.
1. Come & Try Day – 7th Feb (this is the first of a few)
2. Girls Welcome to Football Program
There has been an increase in Red Cards for R2 Violent Conduct across the association in recent weeks.
All players are reminded that this unacceptable behaviour will suffer severe consequences from the Hills Football Judiciary & GPT.
You can expect a long suspension for serious offences.
There is no excuse for violent conduct.
Spectators and players are reminded of their responsibility to ensure football is played in the right spirit.
Serious issues will also be addressed by BHFC.
BHFC trust everyone will work to eliminate violence from our game!
Summer Football - Hills Football Association
Sign up for Summer Football now. Let's all support Hills Football Association Summer Football.
Registration is through HFI. Get some friends together and keep playing over Summer.
Kookaburra Track Ted Horwood Reserve
Dear Baulko Members,
I am writing to alert you to the fact that our Ted Horwood Reserve working party’s application for the NSW Government’s ‘My Community Project’ grant scheme has been shortlisted for the public vote in the Baulkham Hills electorate.
We have proposed a pathway and lighting upgrade to create an integrated walking track for the Ted Horwood Reserve precinct, which we’ve called the Kookaburra Track. This project will have the threefold benefit of activating and making the reserve more accessible to the general public, making the walking path more safe for sporting club members using it of a night time, and contributing to the health and wellbeing of local citizens
Only 1 or 2 of the 11 projects listed in the Baulkham Hills electorate will be successful in receiving funding; it relies solely on the public vote. For this reason, we’re asking you to consider spreading among your sporting club and other networks the opportunity to vote for our project. You must live in the electorate to vote for the project. Voting is open from July 15 – August 15 and is done through your Service NSW online account or in person at a Service NSW Centre.
Search for the Baulkham Hills electorate and familiarise yourself with the projects at this link https://mycommunityproject.service.nsw.gov.au/projects that’d be great!
And feel free to begin spreading the news in any ways you see fit – any vote we can get is one we don’t currently have!
How to Vote.
Firslty, FOLLOW THIS LINK to the Service NSW Portal
1. Select your electorate (Please Select Baulkham Hills)
2. Log in or create a MyServiceNSW Account
3. Verify your identity
You will need:
- To live in NSW.
- To be at least 16 years or over.
- Your Medicare card, which will verify your name and age.
- To tell us your NSW residential address so we can identify your electorate.
The verification process is carried out by Service NSW.
4. Shortlist your favourite projects
To shortlist your favourite projects:
- Go to Browse projects.
- Click on a project to read about it in detail.
- We encourage you to vote for the Kookaburra Track project number 1. You can then choose your other preferences
5. Arrange your top 3 to 5 projects
When you have at least 3 projects in your shortlist:
- Go to ‘My shortlist’.
- Arrange between 3 and 5 of your favourite projects in order of preference.
- Your preferred projects will be given points:
- 1st preference – 10 points – Kookaburra Track
- 2nd preference – 5 points – Your Choice
- 3rd preference – 3 points – Your Choice
- 4th preference – 2 points – Your Choice
- 5th preference – 1 point- Your Choice
IMPORTANT NOTICE RE PLAYER/SPECTATOR BEHAVIOUR
Hills Football have advised that in the last round, red cards were up 50% on the weekly average.
These were for serious offences, not double yellows.
Players are reminded that they need to become more disciplined in their behaviour and attitude to fellow players and more importantly match officials.
BHFC will not tolerate unacceptable behaviour.
Please pass this on to all your team
Peter McLoughlin. President BHFC
Vale Ross Gammie
Please see our tribute below to Ross Gammie, a true legend of Baulkham Hills Football Club.
e-Team Sheet Directions
Please find attached the link for directions on completing the new e-Team Sheets.
If you have any questions please contact Kevin his details are contained here-in.
Working with Children Check
NOTE to coaches and managers of any players that are under 18 years of age. You must have the following sorted by round 2 of the competition. If not, you will not be permitted to perform your coach/manager role.
Latest instructions for getting your Working with Children certification and having it recorded are on the club website.
Note If you are planning on coaching or managing children (any ages under 18) this year then you must comply with Working with Children legislation.
Hills Football Alcohol Policy
All senior teams should be aware of the Hills Football Alcohol Policy:
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.