Training & Game Day

Training

Each coach should organise with their team a suitable training time. It is suggested that one day per week for roughly an hour is adequate for non competitive age groups up to under 11, and one or two days per week for competitive age groups (under 12 and above). All training should be conducted at Findlay Park (refer to Field page for location). To organise a training allocation day and time, please email coaching@portsaints.com.au. Port Saints FC only have access to Findlay Park during winter season (April- September), so any training outside these months or at any other council venue will require approval from Council (please email secretary@portsaints.com.au if this is the case).

The club provides the following equipment for training/games, all of which is to be returned with the kit bag at the end of the season. Any gear not returned may be charged to the team (at the discretion of the committee).

  • Playing shirt for each player
  • Coloured bibs for training, or if playing against another Port Saints FC team
  • 1 ball per player (plus a match ball for older age groups)
  • Stack of marker cones for setting out fields

Game Day

For all home games, the coach of the team playing the first game on each field is responsible for the field set up, and the coach of the team playing the last game on a field is responsible for packing up the field. It is suggested that the coach ask the team and parents to assist with this. Below is a list of what is required for field set up and pack up, by age group.

Under 6/7

This age group uses Findlay Park fields 3 & 6 (refer Field page). The fields only require the small pop-up goals to be assembled an located at each end of the field. The goals are stored in the shipping container to the west of the clubhouse, and are required to be packed up and returned after the last game.

Under 8/9

This age group uses fields 4 & 5 (refer Field page). The fields will require the nets to be fitted to the goals (the goals should already be in position). The nets are located in a black trolley in the shipping container to the west of the clubhouse, and are required to be packed up and returned after the last game. The nets should be fitted using the clips and velcro tags included in the trolley.

Under 10/11

This age group uses fields 2A (North) and 2B (South) (refer Field page). The fields will require the goals to be moved in to position (and sometimes the nets fitted) and the corner and half way posts to be erected. The goals are aluminium and can be carried by two adults or 4 children (with parental guidance). The goals are located next to the shipping container to the west of the clubhouse, and are required to be returned and locked up after the last game. The corner posts are stored in the shipping container.

Under 12 and above

All age groups from under 12 and above use the full size fields, Field 1 and Field 2 (refer Field page). These fields require the nets to be fitted, and the corner  and half way flags to be erected. The nets and flags are stored in the wheelie bins (one per field) in the shipping container to the west of the clubhouse, and are required to be returned and locked up after the last game. Please note, field 1 will also require the installation of the box net support posts (removing the caps from the in ground sleeves prior to installation, and replacing them after pack up).

Port Saints Football Club