Frequently asked questions related to registration & playing at FC Five Dock

When does the season start?

The winter competition runs from April through to August. Registrations are accepted from Jan 2 through to May 31.

How much does it cost?

Registration fees vary by age group & discounts are offered for registrations completed in January.

These can be seen on the DRIBL Registration Platform

Where does the rego fee go?

Registration fees cover the base cost of running the club and getting teams into the competition. This includes field hire, Football New South Wales (FNSW) and Canterbury Association (CDSFA) fees, kit and equipment and administration costs.

All registrations include all player fees and the supply of a new playing jersey, shorts & socks which are kept by players.

When are jerseys & other equipment supplied?

Training equipment will be issued to the team manager at the end of January, with player shorts, shirts & jerseys supplied about 2 weeks prior to season start. These dates will be posted on our website and communicated via email. Players retain their kit at the end of the season.

What is the youngest age you accept?

Your child must be turning 5 during the calendar year so they can play in the lowest age group (Under 6’s). You can view details of our team grouping information here.

Can my child play in an older team?

If there are too many or insufficient numbers in a particular age group then they are allowed to play in a higher age group  of a maximum of 2 years above that players age. So a 9 year old could play in the Under 11s.

How are teams organised?

We field more than 35 teams each season across all age groups. For players in MiniRoos (up to Under 9) we encourage players to form teams themselves based on existing friendships however we welcome individual players and will ensure all mini players are organised into a suitable team.

When Is Grading?

We will offer players in ages U8 to 18 an opportunity to undergo  grading process so that players are put into teams to ensure teams consist of similar ability players and in turn play in a suitable competition against other similar ability players. After registration players will be notified to attend designated grading days.

Who coaches the players?

Coaches and managers are very important to our club. All coaches and managers are volunteers we ask parents of players to consider coaching or managing their child’s team. Coaching is a great experience as a parent and you only need some basic knowledge of football to be able to perform the coaching role. The club’s technical director will support new and existing coaches no matter what their experience level and will provide resources and training to assist as well as offering FFA accredited coaching courses free of charge to our club coaches. 

If you are interested in coaching or managing a team, step forward and let the team know at grading day!

Those coaching senior teams or wanting to coach a team, other than the one they’re involved with, contact Paul Higgins Head Coach & Technical Director.

What age do I need to be to register for Over 35s and 45s teams? 

You must already be 35 or 45 BEFORE the start of the year to be eligible to play in these teams. 

Also for Over 45s, you can be one of only three players who are aged 40 prior to the start of year, who have also played for the same Over 45s team in the previous season.

More Questions?

Please email the Registrar at