Easts FC is a junior soccer club located in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney Australia. Our home ground, Queens Park, is located in Randwick only 5 kilometres from the centre of Sydney.
We are a progressive and inclusive club that welcomes all players, and will always find a team for every new member.
Easts FC is one of the largest soccer (football) clubs in the local association, the Eastern Suburbs Football Association (ESFA). In the last decade the club has grown from 10 teams to last year having 80 junior soccer teams. Players come from many suburbs including Randwick, Coogee, Clovelly, Bronte, Bondi, Queens Park, Rose Bay, Vaucluse, Paddington and throughout the Eastern Suburbs.
Easts FC registers players in adult soccer All Age competitionss with ESFA. Some clubs in the local area do not register U6 - U11 players with ESFA and play outside the oversight and requirements of ESFA, Football NSW and the Football Federation of Australia.
All Easts FC players are fully affiliated with and are registered with ESFA, Football NSW and the Football Federation of Australia. Not all local clubs register players with the sport's governing bodies.
The club's philosophy is to make football fun for kids while providing them with the skills and competitive edge to continue playing team sports at an older age. In 2014 we will be providing even more highly skilled coaching input for the kids, particularly U6 and U7 girls and boys.
While "soccer" is not the national sport in Australia it remains the most played junior sport in the country and the world's ost popular sport.
Please click here email the Easts FC Administrator for further information or request registration packs.
Easts FC welcomes players of all ages and abilities and will always endeavour to place players into a team.
Easts FC forms teams after players are registered in February each year, so it is not necessary for individual players to form teams.
In keeping with the youth development initiative from the Football Federation of Australia we field teams in Small Sided Games up until and including Under 11s, and then the players progress to 11 vs 11 players on full size pitches.
Easts FC encourages parents to be involved with their children's sport through coaching or managing their teams. As a volunteer run and not-for-profit club, it is essential that parents play an active role. It is not financially possible (nor desirable) for the club to provide full coaching and management for all teams.
U6 & U7 age groups receive high quality professional coaching as part of their registration fees every week. The acquisition of basic skills at an early age is the foundation of later development and enjoyment of the game. Even with these age groups, Easts FC requires parents to play an active and involved role and we structure the weekend coaching seesions to be based upon parental involvment.
For older age groups, Easts FC has relationships with indpendent professional coaching organisations who are available at pre-arranged rates to coach individual teams. This may be relevant for higher performing teams who want to extend their skill development. Full details of these programmes are available here.
The acquisition of coaching sills by parents is just as important as the acquisition of playing skills by players. From U8 onwards, parents must play a bigger role which is much easier for those that engage at the earliest opportunity.
Of course, being involved and active in the sport with your child is an extremely rewarding and enjoyable part of parenting. It is much better to be on the field with your child rather than be on the sideline while someone else engages with your child.
All clubs and teams registered in the Eastern Suburbs competition in the U6s, U7s, U8s, U9s, U10s and U11s play the Small Sided Football (SSG) format. It is important to emphasize that the purpose of SSGs is skill development through fun.
This system was introduced in 2008 as part of the Football Federation of Australia's ground up overhaul of football in this country. They benefit kids by making their early contact with the game more enjoyable while simultaneously providing an environment that will facilitate greater skill development.
Easts utilises professional coaches and smaller teams with higher levels of participation and ball contact from players.
They are football games with fewer players competing on a smaller-sized field.
They are fun games that encourage players to have more contact with the ball because fewer players are playing in a smaller playing area. SSF have a definite developmental impact on younger football players.
It makes the game of football a better experience for children. More touches on the ball, more opportunities to make decisions, more actual play. Players will be more active due to playing both attacking and defensive roles and will become all-rounded and understand the importance of team-mates and playing and working together.
Small Sided Games are played and endorsed throughout England, Ireland, The Netherlands, Scotland, Germany, France, Korea and USA, to name a few. The idea of Small Sided Games is not new.
A significant amount of research has been conducted in countries where Small Sided Games are prevalent, which overwhelmingly highlights the following benefits:
Progressing from 4 v 4 in Under 6 and 7 to 7 v 7 inc a goalie in U8 and U9 to 9 v 9 in U10 and U11 before playing 11 v 11 is a sound educational method and process. The progression helps players discover the differences in the size of the field and size of the goal, and the benefits of having more space, learn to use different and better developed techniques to play a more tactical game, and learn the role of different positions and determine what best suits them.
The role of the goalkeeper in football is uniquely specialised and typically players develop as keepers at a later age. In the youngest age groups, keepers can be uninvolved in the game for long periods which can be uninteresting and means they are not part of the team for long periods of the game. Most goalkeepers have played for many years as field players before deciding to become goalkeepers.
Futsal and 6-a-side soccer is a fast and skilful form of football that quickly develops players' ball skills. Futsal is 5 v 5 and 30 minute games ensure this game will give plenty of value.
In Brazil, most players only play Futsal till about 12 years old before venturing onto the grass pitch. In Australia, the off-season runs from August till December and is open for players of all ages and skill levels. Various competitions are offered over summer.
Click here for more information onthe different venues and times that your team can play Futsal this summer.
You can register as an individual or, you can register as a group of friends or even as a whole team. Please register directly through the competition you choose.
Easts FC will provide your team with a set of our Easts FC Futsal playing shirts free of charge. They must be returned at the end of the season. Aletrnatively, the Easts FC training shirt can be used. It can be purchased for $10 each and retained by the players.
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All playing shirts (red and blue) and equpment (shirt bags, balls, cones etc) MUST be returned on Saturday 13 September 4pm - 6pm to 409 Bronte Road Bronte.
Coaches and Managers are responsible to ensure the entire team returns their shirts to them before returning it to the club. Players must return the shirts to their coaches prior to 13 September.
Shirts not returned incur a replacement fee of $100.
Easts FC is a not-for-profit community club run by volunteers. Our committee, age managers and coaches are parents of players that give their time freely to make our club work.
We need more people to help out and want to extend the range of skills available to the club. We would be very grateful for help if you think you could give a small amount of time to help our club in any way, and in particular we are looking for people with skills in the following areas:
If you think you could help out in any way - small or big, please contact our club President, David Owens, 0418 494 969.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!!
With top quality professional coaching provided at weekday training AND weekend game sessions for ALL Under 6 and Under 7 players, Easts FC leads the way for the development of young players.
Our partner coaches from Kickeroos are skilled, friendly and professional and will provide the best foundation for the development of skills over a lifetime. For those that want to try football and keep fit & active, this is the way to do it.
Professional Coaching is also available for competitive age groups too.
U6 & U7 receive top quality professional coaching each week from our coaching partner, Kickeroos. U6 train on Friday 4 - 5pm, and U7 Monday 4 - 5pm. Professional coaching from Kickeroos is also provided as part of the the training and game sessions each weekend.
For youth teams (U8+)
Easts FC will assist arranging coaches with one of our partner coaching organisations below. Easts FC has selected these professional coaches on the basis of their vast experience and appropriate credentials for the benefit of our players. We have also negotiated pricing with the coaches which varies depending on which coach is involved. Individual teams and squads will be able to meet the coaches to find a suitable coach with availability at the right time for coaching their team. The costs, which are in addition to player registration fees, are based upon training at grounds that Easts FC has hired for the season for normal training used by all teams. If teams choose to train at venues not booked by Easts FC the cost of these grounds will be the responsibility of individual teams.
The following coaches are available to coach Easts FC teams.
1. Kickeroos have become our mainstay coaching partner over the past year following their super successful coaching of all our U6 & U7 teams over the 2013 season. Head Coach, Nick Tredler, holds a UEFA A License and is capably supported by a team of excellent young coaches with experience and strong qualifications. U6 & U7 players are all scholled in basic skills while bhaving fun remains a key priority. Once players have developed the basic skills and form into competitive teams, Nick structures coaching for teams on an individual basis to meet the skill level of that team. This way players and teams get the most form their coaching.
In 2014 Kickeroos will again coach our U6 & U7 teams and will also offer a comprehensive coaching package for all other age groups. Our best teams in each age group are encouraged to take on a Kickeroos pro-coach to and are supported by Easts FC to do this.
For more information visit www.kickeroos.com.au or call Sara Tredler on 0418 628 531.
Easts FC is a major promoter of Girls' football and is supported by ESFA and Football NSW. Easts are committed to advancing Girls football and actively encourage girls to play the world game. Girls' teams are created for G6, G7, G8, G9, G10, G11, G12, G13, G14, G15, G16, and G18.
If interested contact Brendan Browner or the Age Managers listed on the Contacts page.