Orange Waratah Junior Football Club

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Orange Waratah Junior Football Club

Soccer for juniors in Orange, New South Wales

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What happens after registration

Team Placement

Players will be organised into teams: this generally takes 6-8 weeks from registration.  When the teams are finalised they will be posted on the club website Teams page.

Team placements are at the discretion of the Waratahs Committee.  Whilst the club will attempt to meet as many placement requests as possible it cannot guarantee that all requests will be able to be met.

After the teams are finalised your team coach will contact you with a training day and time.

If no one volunteers to coach, a committee member will ring or email all parents/carers to ask for your assistance, or if you know of a suitable person who would be interested in coaching a team. If you would like to coach please let us know.  Coaching is a rewarding experience and a great way to keep fit. The club is willing to point any new coaches in the right direction.

Eight junior soccer players in light blue on grass

Playing Equipment, Uniform and Merchandise

Playing shirts are provided by the club for use during the season. These will be provided by the coach each week.

All new U5 and U6 players receive a pair of shorts and socks as part of their registration. U5s and U6s will be included with the coach’s kit bag. Under 7s can collect theirs from the canteen on a day and times TBA. New players from other age groups receive a pair of socks with their registration.  These can be collected  during the first week of training from the canteen; opening day and times will be advertised closer to the start of season.

Returning players are able to purchase new shorts for $18.00 and socks for $12.00 at the canteen during the season. Also visit our Club Merchandise page for details.

All players are required to wear football boots and shinpads when playing or training.

How we communicate with you

We keep in touch with you via our Orange Waratah Junior Football Club Facebook page, and through the Club’s official website. Bookmark these in your browser!

My child is sick on game day. What do I do?

Kids are prone to getting sick in winter time! In case of being unable to make a game, please let your coach know via text message as soon as you are able to. At times, we have needed other players to help fill a team. The earlier your coach knows that you can’t make it, the more likely we are to be able to fill in players if needed.

Season Dates

The soccer season begins for all junior age groups (U5-U16) Saturday 4th May 2024.

The season ends for the “non-competitive” age groups (U5-U11) Saturday 21st September 2023.

The season ends for the “competitive” age groups (U12-U16) Saturday 28th September 2023.

five junior soccer players in blue with ball

Draws and matches

Draws for the season will be available to download from Orange & District Football Association (these are generally available a week or so before the season commences).  Go to your child’s appropriate age group and print the draw for his or her team. We will let you know what the team is called e.g. Braves, Warriors etc.  If you cannot print off the draw, please contact Joanne Sinclair (Registrar) and a copy of the draw will be organised for you.

It is important if you cannot make a game to let your coach or managers know, as they may need to contact the other team if there are not enough players available to play the match.

Referee Fees

Teams from 12s-16s are required to pay Referee Fees. Each player contributes between $2.00 to $3.00 per match to cover costs of the referee and linespersons. Money should be given to the coach or manager before the game. (Referees appointed to the U10s games will be junior learner referees who will be gaining confidence and competency to referee. We ask that all parents, spectators and players respect and support these junior referees. The appointment of referees to the U10s will only be based on referee availability).

Playing Grounds

During the season you may play at a variety of grounds in Orange, Molong, Cudal, Millthorpe, Blayney and Kinross School. The Orange & District Football Association website has details of each of the venues used during the season.

When you play against Kinross Wolaroi School teams, U5s-U9s play at the PLC site on Coronation Dr and U10s-U16s play at Kinross School site on Bathurst Rd. There are 2 fields on the Bathurst Rd site and they are referred to as North and South fields. Entry is via Cox Ave.

Wet Weather

If the weather is inclement, listen to radio 105.1 and ABC between 7.00am-8.00am for cancellations, or go to the Orange & District Football Association website and/or Facebook page.

Policies and Code of Conduct

By registering with this Club you agree to the Club Parent/Players Code of Conduct.

  1. All Orange Waratah Junior Football Club members (players, parents and spectators) are bound by our Codes of Conduct. Copies are available on our  website’s home page ‘Parents Information’ section. Failure to observe these Codes could lead to disciplinary action which, in its most extreme form, could result in dismissal from the Club.
  2. In 2005 the NSW Government and sporting associations began a programme to combat increasing violence in sport (refer to details at NSW Office of Sport).This will again be a focus in 2024 and both the Club and the Orange & District Football Association intend to take a hard line on breaches of conduct, especially where physical and verbal abuse is concerned.