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The BDSFA has 25 affiliated Clubs with more than one in each geographical area of the Blacktown Municipality.
To contact your local club. Hold your mouse over "clubs" on the tool bar above, a drop-down menu of all clubs will appear; the link will take you directly to their web site. Contact the club direct. All registration is done on-line via www.myfootballclub.com.au
For those age groups preceded by the word "Under" (U), your age is determined as your actual age on the 31st December in the year of your registration. EG. if on 31st December you are 10, even if you are 10 years old on the 1st January, you are an Under 10.
For those age groups preceded by the word "Over"(O) (35s, 45s and 30 Women), the opposite applies. It is your age on the 31st December in the year previous to which you register.
All Age is "open" to players of all ages. (BDFSA minimum requirement is 15 years old to play in All Age IE 15 years old on 31st December in the previous year to registration).
The BDSFA Inc has Rules and By Laws that should assist in all matters relating to the game, your membership of your club and your rights regarding playing, coaching, officiating and being a spectator. For issues regarding the Rules Of the Game, click the link on our home page.
Poor problem resolution is often seen as a major contributor to Sports Rage manifestation therefore it is important that your problem is resolved as soon as possible.
Parents often see sport as a safe place for children to have fun, develop skills, learn valuable lessons and to build character. While involvement in sport remains a positive experience for most players/participants, parents know that children and young people can be adversely affected by the behaviour of others.
If you have any concerns, either about your child or other children, or about the behaviour of club coaches, officials or others in positions of responsibility, there are a number of things you could do:
Contact your child protection authority or the police over serious issues such as sexual abuse. If you believe your child has been discriminated against or is being harassed - for example, because of their race, sex or age - you can contact your anti-discrimination agency http://www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/adb
Anti-discrimination laws also cover sexual harassment. If you want to raise a concern or make a complaint in relation to inappropriate behaviour in sport (such as harassment, discrimination or abuse), the Australian Sports Commission has developed a chart that will help you work out who to contact initially and how to contact them.
Our Sport is overseen by the NSW Department of Sports and Recreation who have people dedicated to your safety and well being. http://www.dsr.nsw.gov.au/ is a great site for help and information.
The BDSFA Policy requires all Clubs to grade their players to a division in which they can their own level of success. We realise that at times sibling and friends wish to play in the same team and this is not discouraged. If a player wishes to play in an age-group older than his physical age, the club is to ensure that the player is strong enough and mentally able to cope with that older age group. Players are allowed to play up to two years above their physical age, not the age group to which they should be graded.
A player who has not obtained the age of 15 by 31st December in the year previous cannot play adult football.
Clubs nominate their teams to the Association for a Grading Meeting usually held the second Wednesday of March. As a general rule, teams who were winners or runners up last season will be promoted, teams who were last and second last will be demoted, all other teams are usually placed in the same division as the previous season. Where a club can demonstrate, in writing, prior to the Grading Meeting, that a team is severely different from the team that competed the season prior, the Board may grant a re-grade of one division (up or down). There is NO appeal in regards to grades and the Management Committee urge all clubs to use the rules correctly and write letters should there be a need.
All players dismissed from the field of play MUST automatically serve a one match suspension.
The Competition Manager will liaise with your Club's appointed delegate to discuss proper penalties for your offense.
The BDSFA Inc has a Mandatory Penalty system for most infringements and if a penalty lower than 6 matches is awarded there is no need for the player to appear before a judiciary board.
If awarded 6 or more matches suspension, you are entitled to appeal the Judiciary's penalty; there is a cost and provisions in the Regulations show how you can appeal and under what conditions.
It is important that you inform your club that you have been dismissed from the field of play as there is NO APPEAL once a mandatory sentence has been accepted by your club. See Library for list of Mandatory Penalties or click here.
Note also, that should you elect to appeal your penalty and you are subsequently found guilty, the Mandatory Sentence no longer applies and a larger penalty could be imposed.