The Team Manager is the link between their team and the club, assists the coach at training sessions, and facilitates the smooth running of game day.
Team Shirts and Equipment
Managers will be given their team's kit bag a couple of weeks after grading is completed and players have been allocated into teams. You'll be asked to sign for it and must ensure it is returned complete and in good condition at the end of the season. It will contain:
- Shirts: These can be given to players for the duration of the season, but remain the property of the club and must be returned.
- Managers and Coaches Arm Bands: Only Team Officials wearing these Arm Bands are allowed onto the playing area (if invited by the Referee). Team Managers and Coaches also are required to wear their ID cards on a lanyard around their necks. A HFI Inspector attends random games each week and may fine a team for not complying with this requirement.
- Match Balls: These must be inflated to the correct pressure for each match (fines can be issued if match ball is not supplied).
- Player of the Match Award (U6 to U11): It is important that this is allocated each game to an appropriate player. This is not necessarily the best player, but noted improvers, hard workers, classic goal scorer, best post-goal celebration, etc. SHARE THE REWARDS.
If any of the above gear is damaged please inform the Gear Co-ordinator. You may also be asked to distribute training balls, which can be kept by players at the end of the season, as well as shorts and socks for new players to the club (up to U18s).
Player Registration Cards
Each player has a Registration Card that contains their photo, personal details and HFI Registration Number. The Team Manager will be issued with their team’s cards before the first game of the season. These cards need to be checked to ensure all players have a card, and that all cards are current and endorsed by HFI for the current year.
These cards MUST be taken to each game. The cards should be shown to the opposing team manager in the middle before kick off. The opposing team may request to see them (routinely, or if they question a player’s eligibility), and you may request to see theirs. If the Registration Cards cannot be produced this should be noted on the back of the Official Team Sheet, and a forfeit claimed (but do not abandon the game). The referee does not have to see the cards – they are for Coaches/Managers only.
Team managers should ensure every parent/player has a copy of the draw and ground locations.
Official Team Sheets
For each game there is an Official Team Sheet. The home team is responsible for ensuring it is filled out correctly and signed. You will be emailed the team sheet by the competition secretary each week.
At the completion of the game, report to the referee to sign off on the result. Ensure the result is correct – always ask, “What is the result?” and “To whom?” Check that the result has been entered correctly on the Team Sheet before you sign. If a red card is issued to a player, the Team Manager should request the send-off code from the referee at the end of the game. The referee should provide this information. Please advise the club immediately. Refer to contact page for details.
Completed Team Sheets must be placed in the labelled box outside the canteen at Glenhaven Oval after the game. ALL scores MUST also be submitted to the club via this website, or using the link in our TeamApp by 5pm Sunday night. WE WILL NOT CHASE YOU FOR THIS INFORMATION. Failure to submit your scores will result in a forfeit being recorded for that game.
In the case of wet weather HFI may postpone games right up to the morning of the matches. When the Club is notified, we will send out an alert through TeamApp to all effected teams. If in doubt about training, check the Hills Council ground closures notification page. The Club may also close grounds if in our opinion they are too wet for training. The CLOSED sign will be showing on the website home page.
Club Meetings are held twice during the season. It is compulsory that each team has at least one representative in attendence. Details are posted on the site from time to time.