Registration now open for 2024!

2024 Winter Season Hills Spirit FC Player Registration Information 

Hills Spirit FC plays in the Hills Football Association (HFA) and has teams for all ages and levels of abilities for from ages 5 to over 45. Boys and girls can play together in the same competition until age 14. Games are scheduled for Saturdays for the mixed competition and boys/men’s competition whilst girls/ladies only games are scheduled on Sundays. Overflow and make up games may be played on a Sunday. Over 35 competition play their games on Friday evenings.

Registration Requirements For the 2024 Season

  1. All registrations are online at from 4th January 2024.
    IMPORTANT – Any players that are NOT registered by the end of January 2024 may not be able to
    participate in grading held in Feb 2024  and will be assigned to a team following the grading process.
    All returning and new Junior and Senior players must:
    1. Acknowledge that by registering with the club you agree to our Code of Conduct (available
    from the club’s website), including participating in club volunteer activities such as BBQ and
    Canteen rostered duties.
    2. Upload a current head and shoulders photograph at time of registration as required by FNSW.
Active Kids Rebate Program

The NSW Government will provide a $50 voucher to eligible parents/guardians of school enrolled children in Feb 2024.
The $50 voucher can be used for player registration ONLY. Club uniform, merchandise or any other
costs are excluded from this offer. There are new criteria that now apply to be eligible for a voucher via Service NSW.

To obtain the voucher code, parents/guardians will need to access the Service NSW website, log into
their existing account or create one, and register each of their eligible children using their Medicare
card. Once they register, they will receive a unique voucher code for each child. At the time of
registering a player on Play Football, they select the $50 discount and input the voucher code
number in the field provided. A 2023 voucher can be used up until  Jan 31st 2023.

Hills Spirit Football Club 2024 Season Grading Information

All Players are to arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of the grading for registration and warm up
activities. All players must wear shin pads and bring water. Sick, injured or can’t attend? If you cannot
attend any of the grading sessions, you will need to inform the Club beforehand in writing via email to Players that do not attend grading are likely to be assigned, in the
first instance, to the lowest graded team for that age group. If a player is feeling ill or has any injury
that may affect their grading performance, this information must be communicated prior to the grading
session. It is strongly recommended that players attend ALL nights for your age group

Guidelines for grading
  1.  All players from age group Under 8 onwards must attend grading.
  2. A player can play in the age group they turn in 2023 or up one age group.
  3. A player can only grade in one age group and is to be the age group they have registered for. 
  4. Friends/past teammates who wish to play together in a team must email prior to grading and indicate who wishes to be graded together as a team and in what age group.
  1. Players are graded individually based on their performance during grading.
  2. When grading as a group or team the nominated division is based on the oldest player and
    the median skill level.
  3. Teams will generally have between 11 and 16 players for full competition teams dependent on  numbers in each age group.
  4. Teams are by no means final at the end of grading – due to sometimes unavoidable player movements after grading, further fine-tuning and changes to teams may occur after grading.
  5. Please note that although the Club recommends specific grades when registering each team with HFA, we do not make the final decision regarding the level or division at which each team ultimately plays – the association has the final say.
  6. Once teams are finalised, they are assigned a Coach and Manager by the committee. Volunteers are encouraged to email  the President or the Registrar with their intention to Coach or Manage and which team they wish to do this for. All Junior Coaches and Managers MUST have a volunteer Working With Children Check (WWCC) so please apply for this via this link if you do not already have it and include your WWCC number when you email the club. Those that have been chosen by the committee will be notified as soon as possible.
Important Notes
  1.  Only registered players can take part in grading.
  2.  It is the player’s and or parent’s responsibility to regularly view the club website and the Facebook page
    where all relevant information will be posted. Grading dates and times can change due to
    weather, so please ensure you regularly view the club’s website for all up to date information after you have registered!
  3. If you are not happy with the individual player grading result, appeals on grading must
    be put in writing via email within 7 days of grading to the Club President and will be assessed by the Grading Committee. Their
    decision is final.
MiniRoos Program for Players 5 – 7 years

The MiniRoos competition is run internally and involves a mixture of skill drills and small-sided
games. There is no grading for the MiniRoos players or ranking of teams. Each team generally has 6
to 8 players who are arranged in teams based on friends, or previous team-mate requests made. We
will also consider the school they attend and group teams into similar ages. The skills training sessions will
be run on Tuesday nights, with the Hills Football Association coaches supporting the team coaches
for the first 8 weeks. Games are held on Saturdays at the home ground (Arnold Ave Reserve) every
week, commencing at 8:30am. A Meet and Greet day will be held in March 2024 at Arnold Ave
Reserve and you will be advised of the date following registration. The Coordinators for the MiniRoos are Kate Angelini and
Tammy Grillo on the Committee and Tammy they can be contacted directly on
Parents will be required to assist from time to time in canteen and/or BBQ duties as our club is run by volunteers
and requires commitment and help from parents.

Non-Competitive Program for U8 through to U11s

The format for the U8s and U9s is 7 v 7 (including a goalie) on a field approximately 50m x 40m in
size. The U10s & U11s are a 9 v 9 (including a goalie) competition and will be played on approx. ¾
size of a normal playing field. All players will be individually graded into teams to ensure they play with
and against players of a similar ability. These games are usually scheduled from early Saturday
mornings. Mid-week training is arranged based on the availability of coach and parent helpers. The
Coordinator for this age group is Sue Seipolt on the Committee. Parents will be required to assist from
time to time with canteen and BBQ duties as our club is run by volunteers and requires commitment and help from

Competitive Program for U12 through to U17s

The competitive program will play the conventional 11 v 11 (including the goalie). The U12s will play
on a ¾ field size and from U13s and up they will be on a full field football. Competition points are
recorded, and these age groups will participate in a final series. The Coordinator for this age group is
Steve Wright on the Committee.

Coaching And Development

Hills Spirit FC strives to assist members to improve their ability to play, coach, manage and referee in a
fun and supportive environment. We have a Coaching Coordinator to support the coaches to access
training and further resources to help them develop our players. The Coaching Coordinator is Steve
Wright and can be contacted at

Junior Coaches and Managers: Please provide your WWCC number to the registrar. Apply for your WWCC here if you do not already have one.


HFA and Hills Spirit are always looking for people to volunteer as referees to help run these
competitions. Training and support are provided by Hills Spirit and is arranged through the Referee
Coordinator Chris Kirk who can be contacted at

Parents/Player’s Game Day Responsibilities
  1. Hills Spirit FC is a volunteer organisation and cannot function without the support of its players and
    parents. Each MiniRoos, Junior and Senior team has responsibilities as part of that support.
    1. Set up the field before all home games when the team is first game scheduled.
  2.  Clear the field after all home games when no following game is scheduled.
  3.  Staff the BBQ as per the roster.
  4.  Adhere to the Codes of Conduct at all times
Club Equipment

Players are provided with socks for the season and a club jersey for the season which must be
returned at the end of the season prior to the club’s Presentation Day. All players must purchase their
own club shorts, and other club merchandise they wish to purchase. Those players registered in the
MiniRoos competition will need to purchase their full uniform, which they will then keep. Each team
will be provided training and game balls for the season.

Player Insurance

Payment of the player registration fee includes an insurance premium required through Football NSW.
All players are covered for limited medical costs when no other insurance exists and, where the player
has registered as a non-student, limited loss of wages. Full details of the player insurance is provided
on the Football NSW website

Home Ground: Arnold Ave Reserve, 64 Arnold Ave, Kellyville, NSW
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