Summer FAQ

We've collated the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions below.

If your question isn't answered here, email us at summerfootball@esfa.com.au and we'll help you out!

Game information:

Question

Answer

How many players on field?

It’s 5v5, including a goalkeeper

How many allowed in squad?

As many as you need – we recommend at least 8 players to cover absences, etc.

How many fields on the field?

There are 8 fields – each 30m x 20m and individually netted off

How long are the games?

The games are 20 minutes each way

What do we wear?

Football kit! Numbered shirts, shorts, socks and shoes – we recommend normal moulded football boots.

Are kits provided?

They’re not, but if you’re playing in a team from an ESFA club, you could wear your club kit! Otherwise, get in touch with our friends at Football Teamwear!

In the All Age – Mixed competition, what are the rules around women on the field?

There must be at least 2 women on the field at all times.

Are there sidelines or can you play the ball off the nets?

There are sidelines, and when the ball goes out, it is kicked back in.

Can we have a ring-in if we’re short?

All players must be registered, or they will not be insured in case of accident or injury.


Scheduling information:

Question

Answer

What time slots on the nights?

MinRoos Kick-Off is at 4:30

MiniRoos and Juniors will kick off at either 5:30 or 6:15

Seniors will kick off at 7:00, 7:45, 8:30, 9:15 – we will likely only use the latest times if we are pretty full

Is there coaching offered?

The MiniRoos Kick-Off program is a coaching program.

The other programs are all leagues, where we put on a game but do not offer coaching.

How long does the season run for?

The season starts in the week commencing 10th October.

We run for 10 weeks to the week commencing 11th December, and have a break for the holidays.

We return the week commencing 15th January and run for 6 weeks until the week commencing 19th February.

Are the competitions graded?

If we get enough team nominations to run multiple divisions, we’ll grade the teams.


Registration information:

Question

Answer

How do the fees work?

There’s a $100 fee to enter a team – this is waived if your team is affiliated to an ESFA club!

Each player must register in MyFootballClub:

·        MiniRoos and Juniors are $140 per player ($145 if not registered in Winter 2017)

·        Seniors: $160 per player ($170 if not registered in Winter 2017)

How do I enter a team?

Enter a team using our online registration form here: Enter a team

How do I register as a player?

Players can register online​ or give your FFA registration form to your team manager.

See our Player Self Registration Guide for more information!

What if I don’t have a team?

Email us at summerfootball@esfa.com.au and we can try to match you up with a team looking for players!

What if our team doesn’t have enough players?

Email us at summerfootball@esfa.com.au and we can try to match you up with players looking for a team!

If I played U12 in Winter 2017, do I play U12 in Summer?

Yes, if you turn 12 in 2017, you’re U12.

MyFootballClub is telling me I can’t have two active subscriptions – is there a problem?

Some people who were registered in winter 2017 get this error – MFC checks to see you’re not registering twice for the same season. If you’re not already registered with us for summer football, you are fine to continue!

I’ve registered my team, but when I try to register in MyFootballClub I can’t find my team. What do I do?

When you register in MyFootballClub, you’ll register under the club name ‘ESFA Summer Football’ – we will match up the player registration records to the team lists.

When do registrations close?

We’ll close entry for teams at the end of September.

We’ll accept player registrations after that point, so if you need to top up your team, you can!

Can players who haven’t played in winter sign up?

Absolutely! They’ll pay a slightly higher fee to cover insurance but we would love to see lots of new players!

Age group information:

See below for the table of age groups:




If your question isn't answered here, email us at summerfootball@esfa.com.au and we'll help you out!

 
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