Returning Players

** NOTE : Registration invitations will be emailed directly to returning players **

Welcome Back!

There's nothing we love more than our members coming back to play with us in the following season!

Returning Players do not need to complete an Expression of Interest (EOI) form. Our members will be emailed an invitation directly to the Season Registration as soon as registration opens in early December.

A Returning Player is a player who has paid all of their club fees the previous year (ie a financial member). If the player has skipped a year, they are not considered a Returning Player and will need to go through the New Player process.

SIBLINGS of Returning Players who are NEW to the club can also be included on the Season Registration (as we offer Sibling Discounts). For NEW Year 7/8 Players who are a sibling of a Returning Player, they must go through the New Player process to participate in Pre-Grading. They can then be included on the Season Registration.

Important Dates

Important Dates for 2024 Season (subject to change)
  • EOI opens 27th August 2023 for New Players
  • Season Registration opens 1st October 2023 for RETURNING players
  • Pre-Grading for Year 7/8 (in 2024) New Players, session 1, Thursday 9th November 2023
  • Pre-Grading for Year 7/8 (in 2024) New Players, session 2, Thursday 16th November 2023
  • Season Registration opens 19th November 2023 for NEW players (by invitation)
  • Season Registration closes 31st January 2024 for ALL year groups
  • Grading for all Players Year 5 and up (in 2024), session 1, Thursday 8th February 2024
  • Grading for all Players Year 5 and up (in 2024), session 2, Thursday 15th February 2024
  • Grading for all Players Year 5 and up (in 2024), session 3, Thursday 22nd February 2024
  • Teams announced, ALL year groups , by 10th March 2024
  • First training session, years 5 to 12, 14th March 2024
  • First training session, years 3 and 4, 19th and 20th March 2024
  • Round 1, Open and Years 7 and up, 27th April 2024
  • Round 1, NSG and Years 5 and 6, 3rd and 4th May 2024

A timeline of the registration process in a single page flowchart can be found here.

Registration Process for Returning Players (Years 5 and Up)

Following are the steps a Returning Player (year 5 and up) will need to take to play for FFNC in the following season:

  • Returning Players who will be in Year 7 or 8 in the winter season DO NOT need to attend Pre-Grading in November (this is only for new year 7/8 players to the club)
  • All Returning Players will be invited to join the club when Season Registrations open in early December (including PlayHQ registration)
  • All registered players (New and Returning) from year 5 and up will need to attend Grading in February - registrations are closed during Grading period to control intake
  • After Grading, players are placed into a team - teams are not announced until all teams have enough players (we may need to do more recruiting and moving around of players)
  • Once teams are finalised, teams are announced to the players via email, around mid March

If you are a returning player and in year 5 or 6, you may not have been through a grading process. This is a series of sessions whereby we have independent graders observe the players in a number of short games. We play them in their nominated positions as per the Season Registration, rate the players and make notes.

You can learn more about FFNC grading here.

Uniforms can be ordered and paid for at the same time as Season Registration. You can learn more about our uniforms here.

If Returning Players miss the grading and team selection process, they can still register via the EOI form as a New Player. We use this form to source extra players as required. For this reason, we strongly encourage Returning Players to register ASAP, as you might lose your place in the club.

Registration Process for Returning Players (NSG Year 4)

Following are the steps a Returning Player in year 4 will need to take to play for FFNC in the following season:

  • All Returning Players will be invited to join the club when Season Registrations open in early December (including PlayHQ registration)
  • Registration for NSG will be kept open through to early March (unless teams are at capacity prior to that)
  • Teams will be put together by the NSG Coordinator, taking into account friendship groups
  • Once teams are finalised, teams are announced to the players via email, around mid March

Uniforms can be ordered and paid for at the same time as Season Registration. You can learn more about our uniforms here.

If Returning Players miss the grading and team selection process, they can still register via the EOI form as a New Player. We use this form to source extra players as required. For this reason, we strongly encourage Returning Players to register ASAP, as you might lose your place in the club.

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