Under 17/18 Men Information

Under 17/18 Men Information  


Under 17/18 age group competition is considered to be a part of the QCSA Senior Competition.  18, 20 or 21 Rounds will be played during the season.

Players in Under 17/18 Men can register up to 20 players (but only 15 are permitted to be named on the match card or play in each game).  Two players no older than 21 years of age during the season of playing, shall be allowed to be registered in an Under 17/18 competition where the Association is conducting a competition for that age group and a club is nominating a team in that age group. 
Proof of age is required for new players, e.g., birth certificate or passport.  

Travelling – The competition may involve some traveling depending on the clubs within this age group. All matches are played on Saturday, typically between 11:20am and 7pm, except for the odd occasion where a replayed or rescheduled match may need to be played mid-week in the evenings.   

Games times are as follows:   


Age Group  

Match Time  


Under 17/18 Men  

40 + 40  

10 mins  

Westminster Warriors Soccer Club pledges equal playing time for ALL PLAYERS regardless of the player’s ability.  
·         Equal Playing Time  

Teams - When forming our teams, preferences will be given for returning players from the previous season to return to their previous season team (as long as they are registered in time and payment made, etc.), but once a team is filled they will not be guaranteed a position in their previous team, but could be placed in another team, age appropriate if there are positions available.  Players are taken on first come basis.  

Soon after sign-on days, the club Registrar and Committee members will spend time organising data to form teams.  We always do our best to place every player who has registered into a team.  Unfortunately, there are times when this may not be possible due to lack of numbers or too many players in an age group.  In this case, you will be notified and any fees that have been paid refunded, and clothing can be returned and refunded if not worn.  We can also refer you onto another local club at your request.   
·         Registration Terms and Conditions  

At the time of registering, special requests can be made for players, e.g., to be coached by a certain coach; or a preferred training night.  Again, we attempt/try to give players their requests, but this is not always possible.  If you want to make a special request after registering, please contact the Registrar immediately on registrar@westminstersc.org.au   

Every effort is made to accommodate a player into an appropriate team.  

Uniforms – every player has to have their own emerald green Covo soccer shorts and plain white socks.  These are able to be purchased at sign-on or at the canteen prior to the start of the season and during the season.  Limited boots and shin guards also available for purchase at sign-on days.  Westminster Warriors provide all player jerseys.  Players will not be allowed on the field if they do not have the above-stated shorts or socks.  No other colour or style of shorts/socks is permitted.

Referees – are normally supplied by the Association, however it is not uncommon not to have a lines person at a match, therefore, your team may have to supply a person to assist.  There are no extra referees’ fees to be paid each week (all included in the registration fees).  

Training - for this age group is only 1 day per week and typically for 60 – 90 minutes.  Preference for training is anytime between 6:30pm and 9pm and after agreement with your coach and club management (depending on the number of teams, times available and availability of your coach).  

·         Team Training Information  

Coaches and Managers – Every effort is made by the club to supply a coach for every team.  In the instances where we have no one available, the club will ask that a parent put their hand up to be the coach of the team and likewise one parent is required to be the manager of the team.   The club’s Coaching director will provide support and assistance, and the club will also provide applicable coaching courses for you to attend if that is your desire.  

A team allocation day is held prior to the season were the players of the teams are announced along with the coach and managers (or search to find).  Should we not have any persons nominated for coach and manager, they will be asked for on the day (this normally is not a problem as there is always someone wishing to coach and manage in most teams).  If you are interested then indicate in the registration process when you are registering if you are wishing to coach or manage a team.  There is a REQUIREMENT to hold a Blue Card if you are the Coach or Manager of any team, regardless whether your child is in that team or not.  Blue Cards are free as volunteers and our Secretary will only be too happy to assist you in the application for a blue card.   

Senior and Overage players are expected to be a role model for our junior players, and therefore, are also expected to abide by all Club Behaviour requirements.  

·         Code of Behaviour for Players