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 2023 is dependent upon whether you are taking on this role for the first-time or are a returning coach or team manager.

In accordance with Football NSW Regulations, Abbotsford Juniors Football Club requires that ALL coaches and team managers complete and obtain a current clearance through the Working with Children Check process. No cost is involved but a passport style photo is required to complete registration.

The Process for Coach and Team Manager Registration at Abbotsford Juniors remains the same as 2022!
Coaches and Team Manager registration changes depending upon whether they are new to these roles or returning to the Club in 2022. 

  -  Registration for the 2023 Winter Season with Abbotsford Juniors Football Club (and all other Clubs in the Canterbury District Soccer Football Association) will be completed in the Dribl Registration website and NOT in Play Football. 
  -  New to football coaches and managers in 2023 DO NOT need to register with Football Federation Australia to obtain a FFA number
  -  Existing coaches and managers returning from 2022 need to know their Dribl registration account email and password.
  -  ALL coaches and managers (returning or not) will need to upload a new passport style photo of the player being registered

  - Existing coaches and managers returning from 2021 need to know their First Name, Last Name and Date of Birth as they were registered last year or FFA number and Date of Birth to complete a registration search to retrieve their information from that season.

New Coach or Manager Registration Process
Step 1 - Obtain or Validate your 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 - If you are a new Coach or Manager to Abbotsford Juniors please create a Dribl Registration Account (
At the home page, Select the Canterbury District Soccer Football Association’s “CDSFA Store” and Click the Sign-Up button to create a new registration account. 

If you have already created an account to register yourself or a child as a player at Abbotsford Juniors in the 2022 season you can simply login to the Dribl Registration system using your existing account to create your coach or manager registration request.

Step 3 - Follow the steps detailed in our Dribl Registration Guide
You can manage and request multiple coach and manager (and player) registrations from a single Dribl Registration Account.  For example, a parent who coaches can register themselves and their 2 children who play from a single account and email address.

What happens next?
Your registration will be reviewed 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 progressed by the Club, until such time as this information is completed and validated.
Prior to the season commencing, Abbotsford Juniors Football Club holds a Coaches and Team Managers' Forum (usually held in March) of each calendar year.  The date and time of this session will be posted on our website, Facebook page and emailed directly to registered coaches and team managers.

Also 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 attendance at these training courses and strongly encourages all its coaches, whether parents or other interested community members to take advantage of this opportunity.

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