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Coach and Team Manager Registration

Coaches and team managers at Abbotsford Juniors Football Club are all volunteers, typically an interested parent, relative or other interested community member.  Advice and assistance is always available to coaches and team managers from the Club Committee and the Club's coaching coordinators. No experience is necessary but a ‘Give it a Go” attitude means everyone has fun.  The process for coach and team manager registration at Abbotsford Juniors Football Club in 2020 is dependent upon whether you are taking on this role for the first-time or are a returning coach or team manager. 

New coaches and team managers registering for the first time in 2020 should follow these steps:
Coaches and team managers who are taking on this role with the Club for the first time need to register with Football Federation Australia to obtain a FFA Number.  In accordance with Football NSW Regulations, ALL coaches and team managers are required to complete and obtain a clearance through the Working with Children Check process. No cost is involved but a passport style photo is required to complete registration.

Step 1 - Obtain a Working with Children clearance
This is a simple process via an online form and also requires a visit to a Service NSW centre or motor registery.  Details of the process can be found on the NSW Government Office of the Childrens Guardian website at Working with Children Check.  


Step 2 - Obtain an Football Federation Australia (FFA Number)
This is done by creating an account and registering your details at the FFA Football Network website using the Create your Football Account page.

Step 3 - Registration with Abbotsford Juniors Football Club
Visit the Play Football Online registration page to start registration as a player. Click "Get Started" and sign in with your new Football Account details.  Select the relevant product and complete the sign-up process.

Existing coaches and team managers continuing in 2020 should follow these steps:
Coaches and team managers who are taking continuing with the Club should check that their Working with Children clearance is still current (this currently lasts for 3 years from approval).  No cost is involved but a passport style photo is required to complete registration.


Step 1 - Start Registration on the Play Football website
Visit the Play Football website and select the "Re-registering to play this season? option.  Select "Abbotsford Junior Football Club, Chiswick NSW" from the options provided.

Step 2 - Registration with Abbotsford Juniors Football Club
Click "Get Started" and sign in with your current FFA Football Account details.  Select the relevant product and complete the sign-up process.

What happens next?
Your registration will be received and processed by the Club.  All prospective coaches at Abbotsford Juniors Football Club must register with the Club. Registrations that have not completed a Working with Children Check will not be approved by the Club, until such time as this is complete.

Prior to the season commencing, Abbotsford Juniors Football Club holds a coaches and team managers' induction session during March of each calendar year.  The date and time of this session will be posted on our website, facebook and emailed directly to registered coaches and team managers.

During the year, the Canterbury District Soccer Football Association (CDSFA) and Abbotsford Juniors Football Club run a number of coaching courses and development sessions.  These include accredited Football NSW coaching courses. The Club funds this training and strongly encourages all its coaches, whether parents or other interested community members.