Parent Information Guide


Parent Information Guide

Communication
All official UniSA FC communication is via email from unisafc@gmail.com.
Coaches and Team Managers communicate using WhatsApp groups for each team. It is essential
that at least one parent/carer is a member of the WhatsApp group for the team.
If you need to be added to your team's WhatsApp group, please email unisafc@gmail.com and
let us know. We are happy to add both parents/carers for each player to the group.

Wed 16 Dec 2020 - Summer training ends for 2020 with a BBQ at Magill campus (to be
confirmed, given recent developments related to COVID-19 outbreak). Uniform fittings will
happen too.

Dates
Mon 18 Jan 2021 - Summer training restarts - same night as before Christmas
Mon 8 Feb 2021 - Official pre-season training starts - day, time and location to be determined in
January 2021 and will be communicated to each team.

Junior State League (U13) are set to commence the weekend of 12 – 14 March 2021. Leagues to
conclude 17 – 19 September 2021. Junior Cup Finals scheduled for 24 – 26 September 2021.

MiniRoos Leagues (U6-U11) are set to commence the weekend following 19 – 21 March 2021 to
allow two rounds prior to Easter. Twenty rounds are played and there are three school holiday
breaks during the year. Leagues to conclude 17 – 19 September 2021.

Training
During summer training, U13 train twice and U6-U11 train once per week.
Training during the pre-season and season is twice per week for all teams. Location and time of
your training during the season is to be determined in January and will be communicated to
you. It is expected that players do not miss training often.

Parents do not need to stay for training, but you are very welcome to stay and chat. Your
assistance in collecting balls is most welcome!

Bring a water bottle (or two) to every training session. There is a water bottle refill station on the
left as you drive in from St Bernard's Road, parents should do this for players.
Please inform your coach (via your WhatsApp group) if you can't make it to training on any given
day.

Also, please refer to the FSA extreme weather policy https://www.footballsa.com.au/news/ffsa-extreme-weather-policy .
We will be relying on the guidelines when determining whether training is to continue or be cancelled.
If training is cancelled, it will be communicated via the WhatsApp group.

Safety
Players must wear shin pads and soccer boots for all training sessions and games.
There are toilets located in the Gym building (behind the grandstand). If the boys need to go to
the toilet during training, they must always go with a buddy.

All parents are required to follow the UniSA Sport Code of Conduct at all times (please see
attached)
. The Code is a set of consistent guidelines for an acceptable standard of behaviour
that will enable a positive, safe and enjoyable experience for UniSA Sport members. The Code
also enables action to be taken against anyone engaged in a UniSA Sport activity or event that
behaves in an unacceptable manner.

Rules
Every competition is governed by a certain set of rules. Please refer to the following information
1, Competition Operating Regulations - Junior Premier
2, Miniroos National Playing Formats and Rules

Uniforms

We have two strips - The home strip is blue and the away strip is black. Players should wear the
away strip to all training sessions. Please bring both home and away strips to all matches, in
case of a colour clash.



Fees
UniSA FC thanks everyone who has paid their $250 deposit.

To make it easier for families the club has introduced a three instalment fee payment system for
the 2021 season.
The payment amounts of the those fees will be as follows:
Payment 1 - $250 deposit, already paid.
Payment 2 by 18 December 2020 ($200);
and Payment 3 by 19 February 2021 (Balance depending on age group).

Sport Voucher
With Payment 2, parents will have the ability to subsidise this payment by using the SA
Government Sports Voucher from either 2020 or 2021 or both.
Sports Vouchers are a program run by the SA Government. You can find more information here:
https://www.sportsvouchers.sa.gov.au/. Each voucher is valued at $100.
Anyone who has already used the 2020 voucher (for soccer or another sport, including returning
UniSA FC players), may NOT use it again. All players may be eligible to use the 2021 voucher.
Where only the 2021 voucher is being redeemed, parents will be required to pay the remaining
balance ($100) by card as part of the online payment process.
In recouping the Sports Voucher, parents will need to provide the player's Medicare number.
Please make sure to include Individual Reference Number - this is the number on your Medicare
card next to your son's name. UniSA FC cannot claim the Government voucher if the Medicare
number is not provided and you will be required to pay the $100.

In early December, we will open payment options for the remaining fees.
Once that happens, we will follow up with the guidelines on how to make a payment

U6&7
Full amount due $550
Payment 1 - Deposit $250
Payment 2 - 18 December 2020 $200
Final payment due - 19 February 2021 $100

U8&9
Full amount due $650
Payment 1 - Deposit $250
Payment 2 - 18 December 2020 $200
Final payment due - 19 February 2021 $200

U10&11
Full amount due $750
Payment 1 - Deposit $250
Payment 2 - 18 December 2020 $200
Final payment due - 19 February 2021 $300

U12&13
Full amount due $850
Payment 1 - Deposit $250
Payment 2 - 18 December 2020 $200
Final payment due - 19 February 2021 $400

Feedback
We're always looking to improve UniSA FC. If you have any feedback or comments, please email
it to unisafc@gmail.com or speak to a member of the Committee.
We wish all players, parents and coaches success in 2021!

Download
Code of Conduct Policy
Competition Operating Regulations - Junior Premier
Miniroos National Playing Formats and Rules

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