Trials for GHFA Spirit SAP teams (players born 2006 to 2009) will be held on 22 October - venue and times to be advised.
Players must reside in the GHFA boundaries to be eligible to trial
You must trial in your correct age group
To register for the trials, click here and complete the form
Once selected, teams train 3 times a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) from November to September and play once a week from late January to September. Matches can be Saturday or Sunday mornings.
Training will be at Christie Park which is also our home ground and away matches are played over Sydney. The FNSW website has more details and the 2017 season draw which will give you an idea of how the competition is scheduled
GHFA Spirit Youth and GHFA AYL teams (born 2002 to 2005)
Open trials will be held on 22 October and you can register using this form. Venues will be advised closer to the trial date.
Note that you must reside within the GHFA boundaries to be eligible for the Association Youth League (AYL). There is no residential requirement for GHFA Spirit teams.
Once selected, teams train 3 times a week (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday) from November to September and play once a week from late January to September. Matches can be Saturday or Sunday.
Training in 2018 will be at Christie Park which is also our home ground and away matches are played over Sydney. The FNSW website has details of the 2017 season draw which will give you an idea of how the competition is scheduled
U18 and U20 players in 2018
The GHFA Management Committee has agreed to implement a no slide tackle rule in the O45 competition from Round 2 onwards. The wording of the rule is below:
In all grades of GHFA O/45 football ONLY, referees are to consider the following to be an addition to law 12 – Fouls and misconduct:
In challenging for the ball, players other than the goalkeeper must remain on their feet. If a player, other than the goalkeeper, challenges for the ball and, in executing such challenge, goes to ground in a sliding or lunging motion or,
if while on the ground, whether stationary or in motion, a player attempts to challenge for possession of the ball, the referee shall stop play and award an indirect free kick to the opposing team.
Goalkeepers may dive to ground when attempting to challenge for the ball provided that they do so leading with their upper body and/or arms. If a goalkeeper goes to ground in a challenge for the ball leading with his feet or legs, or challenges for the ball with his legs whilst on the ground, the referee shall stop play and award an indirect free kick to the opposition.