Frequently Asked Questions
On this page you will find answers to many of the commonly asked questions about our Club, playing soccer with us, and generally anything else!
How much does registration cost?
Registration fees can vary from year to year.
Please refer to our Registration page for our current Registration Fees.
A family who registers more than one child is eligible for a discount. You will need to register each person as per usual online then contact the Club to request your family discount. A reimbursement will be provided to you.
What does my registration fee cover?
You will be a registered player with Football Federation of Australia. The player number you are allocated is your number for the whole of your soccer life no matter where you play or with whatever club you play. Your FFA Player ID number will always remain the SAME.
Registration fees paid to Mascot Kings Soccer Club cover your registration fees to Football Federation of Australia (FFA), Football New South Wales (FNSW), Accident Support Program (ASP), Eastern Suburbs Football Association (ESFA) and our own registration costs.
The registration fees remaining for our Club provide for the general running of the Club including ground hire fees for training nights and weekends, training equipment, purchase and replacement of jerseys (these remain the property of the Club) as well as all referees’ fees (where applicable) etc.
When your registration fees are paid in full you will receive a kit for that season.
Do I need to buy soccer gear?
You will need to supply your own shin pads (compulsory) and soccer boots.
Each NEW player to the Club will be supplied with a clothing kit that will include at minimum - playing shorts, jersey, socks and a club bag. In some years more items may be provided. Please refer to our Registration page for this years current kit.
Players will need to wear their shin pads and boots to their training session and to their games. Due to insurance policies, players who forget to bring their shin pads or boots will not be permitted to play.
What age group will I play in?
The soccer year runs from January to December. Whatever age your child will be at December 31st of the current year will be the age group in which they will play.
For example, a child who turns 6 years old on 1 January will play in the same 6 years age group as a child who turns 6 years old on 31 December of the same year.
Additionally, a child is eligible to play in the 6 years age group as long as they turn 5 before 31 December of the current year..
Where and when do teams train?
Teams train at our home ground, L’Estrange Park (Cnr King and Sutherland Sts, Mascot). Training days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights between 6pm – 8:30pm. Training is normally 1 night per week and lasts for about 1 hour. The exact time and day of your training will be at the discretion of the team coach. They are volunteers and need to arrange training on a day and at a time that suits both themselves and the team.
How long does the season go for?
The start and finish date of each season varies slightly but generally commences late March/early April and finishes mid August for non-competition ages and late August/early September for finals.
Are games played during school holidays or Public Holidays?
This will vary slightly each season and with weather. Generally games are not played during the school holidays or public holidays. However, due to weather and catch up games there may be a need to do so. It is ESFA that makes determinations relating to these matters and sets the draw timetables.
What happens when it rains?
If it’s raining on the morning of your game or training session or has been raining overnight we suggest you check our website or facebook page for updates. We only provide updates on L’Estrange Park. If you are playing away then you will need to contact your Coach, or the local Council’s wet weather service. If parks are closed there is no training or playing of games.
Can my child wear their glasses?
Players are permitted to wear sports glasses when playing or training. Regular glasses must not be worn.
Do we play Saturdays or Sundays?
MINIROOS FORMAT (6-11 years)
6 and 7 years age groups play intra club which means they will play at L’Estrange Park for home games and rotate with some other local grounds like Maroubra, Waverley and Matraville on Saturday mornings.
8, 9, 10 and 11 years age groups also play on a Saturday but they play inter club which means they play a Home and Away system. In some age groups, there may be an occasional game on a Sunday to accommodate a Club, some of whose children are unable to play on a Saturday.
COMPETITIVE AGE GROUPS (12 years – Over 35)
All play a Home and Away system.
12 to 15 years age groups play at various times on a Saturday, again with an occasional game on a Sunday for the reason explained above.
16 and 18 years, All Age Men, All Age Women and Over 35 Men’s teams all play on Sunday.