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  • Glenwood Redbacks AGM 2019

    Just a reminder that Glenwood Redbacks AGM will be hosted this Saturday at 5pm at Forman Ave. All Glenwood Redbacks members are invited to attend. The business of the meeting will be as follows: 1. Confirmation of the minutes of the 2018 AGM 2. President's Report 3. Treasurer's Report including Profit and Loss Statement and Balance Sheet 4. Declaration of all committee positions vacant 5. Election of Returning Officer 6. Election of the 2020 Board and Committee

  • Laws of the Game: 2020 Amendments

    The following are the key Law Amendments for the 2020 season: · Substituted players must leave the field at the nearest point unless otherwise instructed by the Referee (Law 3) · Team Officials guilty of misconduct can be shown a Yellow or Red Card. If an offender/s in the technical area cannot be identified by the Referee, the senior coach in the technical area receives the Yellow or Red Card (Law 5) · The team that wins the toss may choose to take the kickoff. If they do so, their opponent gets to choose the goal they will attack (Law 8) · Dropped Ball – ball is dropped for Goalkeeper (if play stopped in Penalty area) or for one player of the team that last touched the ball and all other players must be at least 4m away – i.e. uncontested possession (Law 8) · Dropped Ball if the ball touches the Referee (or other match official) and goes into the goal, possession changes or an attacking move starts (Law 9) · Goalkeepers cannot score by throwing the ball in to the opponent’s goal (Law 10) · Handball text has been re-written for greater clarity/consistency – please take the time to read and understand these amendments (Law 12 – see next page) · Free kicks in the defending teams’ penalty area – the ball is in play once it is kicked and clearly moves, it does not have to leave the penalty area (Law 13) · When there is a defensive wall of at least 3 players, all attacking players must be at least 1m from the wall. An indirect free kick is awarded if they encroach (Law 13) · Goalposts, crossbar and nets must not be moving when a penalty kick is taken, and the goalkeeper must not be touching them (Law 14) · Goalkeeper must have at least part of one foot on, or in line with, the goal line when a penalty kick is taken and cannot stand behind the line (Law 14) · Opponents must be at least 2m from the point on the touch line where a throw in is to be taken, even if the thrower is back from the line (Law 15) · At goal kicks, the ball is in play once it is kicked and clearly moves, it does not have to leave the penalty area. No opposition players may enter the penalty area until the ball is in play (Law 16) Handball Rule Handling the ball It is an offence if a player: • deliberately touches the ball with their hand/arm, including moving the hand/arm towards the ball • gains possession/control of the ball after it has touched their hand/arm and then: scores in the opponents’ goal creates a goal-scoring opportunity scores in the opponents’ goal directly from their hand/arm, even if accidental, including by the goalkeeper It is usually an offence if a player: • touches the ball with their hand/arm when: the hand/arm has made their body unnaturally bigger the hand/arm is above/beyond their shoulder level (unless the player deliberately plays the ball which then touches their hand/arm) The above offences apply even if the ball touches a player’s hand/arm directly from the head or body (including the foot) of another player who is close. Except for the above offences, it is not usually an offence if the ball touches a player’s hand/arm: directly from the player’s own head or body (including the foot) directly from the head or body (including the foot) of another player who is close if the hand/arm is close to the body and does not make the body unnaturally bigger when a player falls and the hand/arm is between the body and the ground to support the body, but not extended laterally or vertically away from the body The goalkeeper has the same restrictions on handling the ball as any other player outside the penalty area. If the goalkeeper handles the ball inside their penalty area when not permitted to do so, an indirect free kick is awarded but there is no disciplinary sanction. The following link provides examples of the handball Law changes:

  • Glenwood Redbacks Board and Committee 2020

    Board Craig Pickett – President John Boyle – Vice President Harry Inns – Treasurer Donna Inns – Secretary Katelyn Pickett – Registrar / Female Development Coordinator Todd Barton Emma Willis – Fundraising and Events Coordinator Tim Boyle Brad Moffatt General Committee Steve Cauchi Andrew Mortimer – MiniRoos Coordinator Mark Thompson – O35’s Coordinator Ken Ramsey Linda Mobbs Clare Bonora Joe Rouhana – Merchandising A special welcome to Tim and Brad to the Board, and to Ken and Robin to the Committee.

  • 2020 Glenwood Redbacks Registrations

    Glenwood Redbacks welcomes everyone back for the 2020 season. Registrations are open from the 2nd of January. Before you register, here is a few things you should know. Active Kids ​ The NSW Government provides Active Kids Voucher for school children between the ages of 5 and 18. make sure you visit ServiceNSW BEFORE starting your registration to claim the $100 voucher. During your registration you will be able to input the voucher code which will be verified. Once redeemed, the $100 will be subtracted from your registration amount. ​ Working With Children Check ​ All volunteers, whether they are coaches, managers or committee members, are required to have a valid Working with Children Check. All WWC numbers must be verified by Glenwood Redbacks MPIO before a registration will be processed. ID Photos All registrations require an ID photo. This is a passport style photo of the shoulders and head. where the face is clearly visible. The following ARE NOT acceptable: - Full body shots - Group shots - Images of parents instead of the child - Logos and random images - Black images - Snapchat filters - Side profile ​ Important Note ​ Football, or soccer, is a team sport. When you register, it is expected that you will be able to attend all games and training sessions. If you are unable to make a training session or game, it is your responsibility to notify your coach and manager with reasonable notice. Continued failure to miss games and training without a reasonable excuse will result in deregistration. Step By Step Instructions ​ 1) Visit 2) Click register now and select the appropriate registration category 3) Search for "Glenwood" and select Glenwood Redbacks when it shows in the drop down - alternatively you can click on of the links below to go direct to the Glenwood Redbacks registration 4) Click Start My Registration 5) Create a playfootball account by linking your Facebook, Google+ or email account. If you registered using playfootball last year, log into your account. 6) If you have a previous FFA number, the system will identify your old registration and allow you to link to your account. If you are a new player, you will need to create your account 7) If you have multiple children, you are able to link their registrations to a main account if they have the same email 8) Find your relevant package ​ Direct Links Junior Registration (U5 - U18) Senior Registration (U19+) Volunteer Registration (Committee, Manager, Coach) ​ Support ​ If you are a little bit lost, the first place you should look is at the playfootball support pages. This includes multiple articles with step by step instructions and videos to help you out: ​ Help Desks FFA PlayFootball Support Desk operates Monday- Friday 10am-5pm Email: Phone: 02 8880 7983 ​ Football NSW Online Support team operates Monday – Friday 9am-5pm and after hours via email Email: Contact Phone: 02 8814 4450 If you have any questions, please contact Katelyn Pickett on

  • RETURN TO TRAINING: Monday June 1st 2020

    We realise over this 11 week period it has been extremely difficult and we have all faced many challenges of many different levels.  The Glenwood Redbacks Committee wish to personally thank you all for your ongoing patience and support.  In the coming period, we will require a higher level of determination and resilience from all of you in assisting the management and implementation of BDSFA guidelines for a return to training.  These guidelines are based upon the frameworks of the Australian Institute of Sport, the Chief Medical Officer of Australia as well as the Chief Medical Officers of all states and territories, and meet the requirement of the NSW Public Health Order. We are promoting the following actions and practices as our mandate throughout this period of  'Get in, train, and get out'. We have linked for your information, the following (Please ensure you take the time to read and understand the required level of compliance that is expected without exception): Information for players and teams Information for coaches Return to training guidelines: Football NSW and BDSFA Training Schedule It is essential throughout this period that we all work together as we are in unchartered waters but we have a mandate to provide the safest possible environment to all our members and we need your assistance at all times to be vigilant and proactive as we move forward.  Some simple outtakes which are mandatory are the following: All players must use hand sanitiser upon entry and exiting training areas (this will be supplied) All players must have their names recorded upon entry to  training areas (attendance record will be at the field) No spitting whatsoever on or off the field All players must bring a drink bottle. (Labelled clearly) Turn up to training in your gear Leave the training fields directly after training All parents (who are not officials) must stay in their cars. Blacktown Council have advised us that toilets will only be open for emergencies. All training is non contact, no hi fives, no physical contact, no huddle, avoid touching the football with your hands If you display any symptoms of the flu that include the following, you are not to attend training, you will be sent home: Fever Cough Sore through Fatigue Shortness of breath We envisage these restrictions to be in place for a number of weeks moving forward but are subject to change at short notice and will continually provide updates as information becomes available.  If in the event you find that the limitations and the restrictions surrounding training are impacting on yourself or your child’s ability to manage, could we please ask that you reach out as early as possible through your manager or coach so that we can provide every available assistance to minimise the impact through this transitional period. On a personal note, we would like to acknowledge the work of the coaches and managers across the board over this extreme period and I am sure I speak on behalf of the Glenwood Redbacks that we are grateful to have had such dedicated people within our organisation to carry us through this period. We look forward to life returning to some normality over the coming period and most importantly, we are dedicated to providing a safe environment and the wellbeing for all our players & volunteers. Please stay safe.

  • COVID-19 Update 18th March 2020

    Hi everyone, The COVID-19 outbreak has clearly affected us all. 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, late yesterday 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, all sanctioned grassroots football activity in Australia will be suspended 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. What does this mean for the Glenwood Redbacks: Effective immediately, all games, training and other football activities must cease; No competitions/leagues will commence at this stage, and any that have already started, will be suspended until 14 April 2020. As you would appreciate, we are working with BDSFA, 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. Stay safe. Thanks and regards Harry Inns Club Secretary Glenwood Redbacks FC

  • Coaching Updates

    Community Coaching Courses Please see below set dates for the upcoming community coaching courses. There are 2 skills courses and one game training locked in. Dates, times and registration links provided below. If you would like to attend please register below and send a copy of your registration to Skill Training Certificate: 2 & 6 March 6:00pm - 9:00pm 9 & 13 March 6:00pm – 9:00pm Game Training Certificate: 16 & 20 March 6:00pm – 9:00pm West Zone Coaching Expo FNSW will be sending their technical team to deliver a mixture of theory & practical sessions at Blacktown Football Park on the 30th March. These kinds of events don’t occur every day, so if you are interested in attending please let us know. Attendance will be rewarded with 10 FFA Reaccreditation points for those whom require reaccreditation. Please see the below flyer for more information.

  • Covid 19 Update: BDFSA Plan of Management and Suspended Activity Training Notice

    Currently all football activity is suspended until April 14th. Information about BDSFA's plan of management for the 2020 season can be found below, and we ask that you click the links and read the two announcements carefully to understand how your 2020 season may pan out: BDSFA PLAN OF MANAGEMENT 2020 SEASON SUSPENDED ACTIVITY NOTICE While there is to be no football activity, including training, until at least April 14th, administration of the season will continue on schedule. This means if you have been asked to provide updated photos or pay outstanding registration payments, this must be done by Sunday 22nd of March, as finalisation of registrations and allocation of teams on iCompman must be completed by 9am Monday 24th of March. What happens if someone contracts COVID-19? Parents should in the first instance advise their Club Secretary of the person that has contracted COVID-19. Clubs are to fill in the BDSFA supplied jot form. The protocols as provided by Health NSW are to be followed. In short: If any players, officials, team officials, committee members or other participants have: a) returned from overseas OR b) been in close contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19, they must i. self isolate themselves for 14 days from the day they departed the relevant country; ii. self isolate themselves for 14 days after the date of last contact with the confirmed case; and iii. monitor themselves for symptoms c) Any confirmed case of COVID-19 will be excluded from training or playing Football until they are medically cleared to return. d) Close contacts of a confirmed case of COVID-19 will be excluded from training or playing Football for 14 days since last contact with the confirmed case (close contacts of a person with a confirmed infection are generally people staying in the same house or sharing a closed space for a prolonged length of time). e) Persons who have returned to Australia and have shown no symptoms during the 14-day self-isolation period are able to return to training and playing Football Consequences for failing to follow suspended activity notice: "Pursuant to the Football Federation Australia decision no organised training sessions are to take place until Wednesday, 15 April. If the BDSFA is advised that clubs or coaches have organised training sessions and there is enough creditable evidence provided to the BDSFA then the BDSFA will report the issue to NSW Health and the NSW Police."


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