Season 2016-17

Season Information - 2016-17

Welcome to the 2016-17 Albany Touch Football Season! This season promises to be bigger and better, with interest from a number of new teams, schools and members. So spread the word, enlist your friends, and help us to make this coming season one of the best yet!

Please refer to the Registration Night - 2016/17 Season flyer for all information on how to register your team for this coming season.

Below is all the additional information you need to know for the upcoming season.

Season Dates

Game night is Wednesday night. Games will be at the North Albany Football Club (Troode Street).

Fixture Dates

REGISTRATION NIGHT

5th October 2016

First Half Fixtures

First Match

12th October 2016

Last Match

14th December 2016

Second Half Fixtures

First Match

4th January 2017

Last Match

22nd March 2017

Teams

The competition is mixed social, with A Grade and B Grade. At this stage, we have a maximum of 18 team slots available. 

As in previous years teams can have up to 14 players, with a maximum of 3 female, and 3 male players on the pitch at any one time.

Each team MUST nominate a Captain to liaise with the committee and be the spokesperson for their team. They must be readily contactable, as they will be responsible for receiving and distributing any team related information.

Existing teams are to use existing team uniform colours. New teams must email an expression of interest to president@albanytouch.org.au nominating their preferred team uniform colour. The committee will provide approval based on whether there are any clashes.

If you are a new interested playerwithout a team come down to registration night, and chat to our committee members. We will take your details, put your name on the list and find a team suitable for you to play on. 

Individual Fees

Fee’s this year are calculated differently. They will be on an individual basis, rather than per team. The fee’s are as follows: 

  • Senior players (18 and over) - $150

  • Junior players (12 – 18  years) - $110

We are in the process of registering to take Kids Sports vouchers for anyone who is entitled to use these.

Players who have not paid in full will not be permitted to play.


Match Times

Matches will consist of two 20 minute halves with a 5 minute half time.  The change over between games will be 10 minutes.  Please ensure that you are on the pitch ready to play at the start time.  

1st Game - Start 6:15pm  End 7:00pm
2nd Game -Start 7:10pm  End 7.55pm
3rd Game - Start 8.05pm  End 8.50pm

Referees

The committee this season are very determined to improve the standard of refereeing, and the focus for this year is to provide more support, more communication and more avenues for feedback for the referees.

Each game will have 2 referees.  The referees will alternate between the on-field game and the side line.   

Each team will be required to nominate 2 referees at the least.  It is important to note that the more referees your team nominates, the lighter the load for those individuals who are volunteering their time to do the job.

Level 1 referees will be paid $10 per match, and Level 2 referees will be paid $15 per match.  

To keep things simple, the fixtures will be set so that each team provides 1 referee each week on the same pitch that they are playing. Eg:

  • Players in a 6.15 game will referee the game on the pitch that they are playing on, at 7.10.

  • Players in a 7.10 game will referee the game on the pitch that they are playing on, at 8.05.

  • Players in a 8.05 game will referee the game on the pitch that they are playing on, at 6.15.

Training sessions

We understand that the limiting factor for teams providing referees is lack of confidence, and lack of experience, especially for new teams that are new to the game. This year the committee will be focusing on offering training sessions to referees, run by experienced players, where they can run through some drills, get tips, advice and practice on how to referee.

Once the season is up and running, these training sessions will start. For more information on this, or to put your hand up to help out, contact Mark at president@albanytouch.org.au.

As part of this, we are seeking an Expression of Interest for any interested players to go to Perth to complete Level 3 Referee Training. The successful person would assist in running the local referee training sessions. We encourage any of our Level 2 referees to consider this. If you are interested, please contact Mark at president@albanytouch.org.au.

Committee Representatives

The Albany Touch Football Association is a small but fun social competition, and would not run without the work of our dedicated committee members. If you enjoy playing in this competition, please consider assisting with some of your time.

We still have plenty of space on the committee for anyone who would like to help out.  The time commitment is minimal, but as they say 'many hands make light work'.

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