SUFL | Football League

We’re looking forward to continue working with you, to make SportUNE Football League an even stronger and more enjoyable competition for our region.

Our competition comprises of foundation football clubs with over 50 years history. Clubs join us from across the region, including; Guyra, Glen Innes, Inverell, Walcha, Uralla, and numerous Armidale-based clubs.

We are focused on providing an accessible competition to all, that builds upon the success of regional Football and community spirit.

The SUFL competition hosts players from five years old, up to senior 1st-grade division, with many teams boasting generations of players.

Updates on this year’s competition in alignment with COVID-19 return to train and playing guidelines will be made available once confirmed by competition management and club delegates.  

 

Become a Referee

If you love football, then you’ll want to save the date for the Armidale Spring Games. This long weekend will boast football teams from across the region coming together to compete in a round-robin style competition.

The Details

DATE: October long weekend Saturday 2nd till Monday 4th October.
TIMES: TBC depending on team registrations – Expressions of Interest open now
WHO: Over 35 men and Open women
COST: $550.00 per team
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: $450.00 (if paid before 30th June)
NOMINATIONS CLOSE: 17th September

We want you and your team at the Spring Games! Speak to the team today.

 

We love seeing your photos!

Tag us on social or simply send us a message and your pic here!

Second Active Kids voucher now available

Access $100 towards registration & participation costs of sport & active recreation!

We want to highlight your team and players!

Share your photos with us via email or social.
#sufl2021 #ActivateYourUNELife

sportunefl@une.edu.au

COVID Updates

Updated advice for the Community Sport and Recreation Sector from the Chief Health Officer on the 19th August can be found here


REMEMBER 

The sustainability of community sport requires all of us to rise to these expectations, and we thank you in advance for your assistance.

For further clarification, please contact Graham Parsons sportunefl@une.edu.au 

PLEASE NOTE 

SUFL follows the guidelines of NSW Government, SportUNE and the University of New England

Please familiarise yourself with all COVID requirements before attending a SUFL Match.

 

COVID Guidelines

 

**Scroll to FAQs under SUFL Football information


All SportUNE Football League Clubs must have an approved COVID Safe activity plans.

  • Each Football League Club has to submit a COVID-Safe Activity Plan, that has been approved by The University of New England. Guidelines as advised by the NSW Government.
  • Participants should only arrive at their match or training close to the start time to avoid unnecessary congregating.
  • Participants must maintain 1.5m physical distancing requirements, ensure good hygiene practices are maintained and follow the directional signage at all times.
  • Clubs are responsible for the safe and appropriate delivery of the training session, in accordance with their approved COVID-Safe Activity Plan. SportUNE staff and UNELife Safety, Security & Information officers will also be patrolling if further assistance is required.
  • During Stage 2 restrictions, there should be no socialising before or after training sessions
  • Spectators attending events are to be minimal.
  • If you have visited Victoria in the 14 days please do not attend events.
  • For more Government information please visit NSW Health website.

These guidelines will be under constant review and updated frequently to ensure a safe staged approach.

 

SUFL COVID plan

How to enter your team in the SportUNE Football League

Each individual player needs to register to play. If you’re a family group, across different age groups and divisions, you can now register in the same easy application or individually – whichever suits you best.

To ensure this is as easy as possible, please follow all text prompts in the SportsTG system.

 

Find your club

 

Please note, each club registration is slightly different. 

If you’re having problems, please reach out to the Football League Managers who can take you through the process.

Football development sessions

SUFL junior development program is running at Consett Davis Playing Fields, Wednesday evenings from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm.
This is a fantastic opportunity to develop and improve your football capabilities, grow, practice, and learn new skills under expert guidance.
Everyone 8 years through to 16 Years is invited.
Bring your shin pads, boots, water bottle, and a cap.
$5 per session, paid on the day.

View the latest updates & dates

Game locations

SportUNE Football League plays at a number of locations across the New England Region, some of the regular fields include;

2021 Season kick off

We’re aiming for 2021 seniors kick off to be in April and juniors to be in May.

Please keep an eye on our socials and this page for further updates.

Active Kids Voucher

We urge parents, guardians, and carers to claim their first Active Kids Voucher ahead of registrations opening for the 2021 football season.

Football is expecting its biggest season yet following the lockdown across NSW in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Football remains the fastest growing sport in the region and expects many new players to take the pitch in 2021.

Across the Northern Tablelands region, there has been a very large increase in entry-level players (five to seven-year-olds) in the last five years.

Specifically, in the Northern Tablelands region, there has been a 26 percent increase in female Mini game players (five to 11-year-olds) in the last five years.

 About NSW government’s Active Kids Vouchers

The NSW government is again helping kids get active with their Active Kids program. The program provides two $100 vouchers for parents, guardians, and carers of school-enrolled children to use towards sport and active recreation costs each year.

Voucher 1 is valid from January to December, with Voucher 2 valid from July to December.

Eligibility

If you’re a parent, carer, or guardian, the student will be eligible if they are:

  • a NSW resident
  • aged between 4.5 and 18 years
  • enrolled in school (from Kindergarten to Year 12, including those who are home-schooled or enrolled in secondary school education at TAFE NSW)
  • a current Medicare cardholder.

You can apply for a voucher for each eligible student.

You can use the voucher for registration, participation, or membership costs with an approved Active Kids provider.

What you need

  • a MyService NSW account
  • your child’s Medicare card details
  • your child’s height and weight (optional).

Note: If you have not already verified your MyService NSW account, you will need two proof of identity documents in addition to the above.

How to apply

  1. Check the eligibility requirements.
  2. Select the ‘Apply online’ button.
  3. Log in to your account, or sign up for a MyService NSW Account.
  4. Follow the prompts to apply for the voucher.
  5. Note: If you’re applying for a child’s second voucher, select ‘Apply for Active Kids Voucher 2’ on the Services tab.

To use the voucher:

  1. At registration or payment time on the SUFL website, provide the following information through the provider’s preferred process:
  • child’s full name
  • child’s date of birth
  • Active Kids voucher number.

Apply for an Active Kids Voucher HERE

SUFL Competition Rules & Regulations 2020

All teams must read the SportUNE Football League Competition Rules & Regulations & Code of conduct.

 

View the rules

Ages

SportUNE Football league covers all ages and has players from 6 years up.

Junior players are 6-16 yrs
Adult players 16yrs+

Please note: To begin playing, the player must be turning 5 the year he/she wishes to commence. 

Team sizes

Team sizes are decided by each individual club and how many subs they would like, the maximum size is usually around 16 per adult squad.

Minimum team sizes:

  • 5-7 yr | 4 players on the field
  • 8-9yr | 7 players on the field
  • 10 yr | 9 players on the field
  • 11-16yr | 11 players on the field

Who can join the competition?

SportUNE Football League is a community competition, and we welcome anyone to register.

Find your team here.

What do you need to play?

At each match all players are required to have/wear;

  • Uniform
  • Football boots
  • Shin pads
  • A mouth guard
  • A water bottle

Caution card information

Red and yellow card or send off offences are decided by the match referee

Contact details

Each club will have its own specific contact please find these in your club link here.

 

For any other information about SportUNE Football League please reach out to the Football League Managers;

Alan Gray
Mobile: 0401 642 583
Email: agray43@une.edu.au

Graham Parsons
Mobile: 0429 322 630
Email: gparson8@une.edu.au

 

Match Official Send-Off Expulsion Report

If a send-off occours in any seniors, 16, 14 and 12 divisions a Match Official Send-Off Expulsion Report must be completed.

Fill in Report

Incident Report

All injury/incidents/near misses relating the SportUNE Football League competitions MUST be reported as soon as reasonably practicable.

For Insurance purposes, injury reports must be completed within 72 hours of the incident occurring.

Complete Incident Report

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