Liverpool Olympic F.C.

Frequently Asked Questions

Hopefully we can answer all your questions for you

When & how can I register to play?

Registrations open in early Mid January of each year and we keep taking registrations right through until the end of April.
Please bear in mind that the season starts in April, so if you want the full value of your registration fee, you need to register early so you can start playing from the beginning of the season.
The only way to register to play is via the online registration portal and all the details regarding registration can be found on our Registration Page.

When does the season start and finish?

The Winter season officially starts at the beginning of April and the finishes mid / late August of each year.

What age group will I, or my child, play in?

Players play in the age they turn that year. For example, if your child is playing in the 2020 season, and turns 7 that year, they will play in the Under 7′s. Children who are turning 5 or 6 in that particular year will play in the Under 6′s.
Unfortunately we can not register children 4 years old and under, as our insurance won’t allow for it.
Players can not play below their age group but they can play up to 2 age groups above their own – please contact the club registrar for further details.

Can I play in the same team as my friends?

For Safety Reasons – All players must be wearing Shin Pads and ‘Proper’ Football (Soccer) Boots when training and playing a game.
Training – Players can wear whatever they like. Please bear in mind that Shin Pads and ‘Proper’ Soccer Boots are essential.
Playing a Game – Players must wear the Club’s full current playing strip, ie: Jersey, Shorts and Socks along with Shin Pads and ‘Proper’ Football (Soccer) Boots.
For Competitive teams, your coach will advise if players are to wear the Away Jersey.
For 2020 Season: One set of Jerseys, Shorts and Socks will be supplied by the Club at no cost to you and will be given to you by your Coach or Manager, along with a bag and Jacket.
If replacements are required, they can be purchased from the clubhouse by appointment. Shin Pads and Soccer Boots: Shin Pads and Football (Soccer) Boots can be purchased from any good sports store, eg: Rebel Sport, Athletes Foot, Paul’s Warehouse, etc.

Does the Club supply any clothing or a uniform?

Jerseys, Shorts and Socks will be supplied by the Club at no cost to you and will be given to you by your Coach or Manager.
If replacements are required they can be purchased from the clubhouse by appointment.
Shin Pads and Soccer Boots: Shin Pads and Soccer Boots can be purchased from any good sports store, eg: Rebel Sport, Athletes Foot, Paul’s Warehouse, etc

Where and when are games played?

You will be advised to download TeamApp on your Apple or Android Phone.
Your manager/coach will advise you what field you are playing at, as it differs from week to week.
Our Home ground is Hoxton Park Reserve, where all weekday training is held.
For a list of Ground Locations.

Where and when does my team have training?

All teams train on weeknights, at Hoxton Park Reserve after 6pm.
For the junior players, the actual day and time of training will depend on the Coach’s availability. All our Coaches and Managers are made up from our Wonderful Parents who volunteer their time, so whenever your coach is available to have training, is when your team will train.
You will be notified by your Coach or Manager as to what day and time your training will be.
If you are interested in becoming a Coach or Manager, please contact the Committee. Coaches and Managers along with our senior teams will need to contact our Administration Officer in order to book a weekly spot at Hoxton Park Reserve for training.

Who is my child’s Coach and Manager?

The club is run entirely on the backbone of volunteers and without the help of people like our Coaches and Managers, the Club simply does not function.
Coaches and Managers are normally parents or volunteers from the team, who have volunteered their services to fulfil these very important roles. Very simply, without a Coach and/or Manager, the players will not have a team to play with.
You will be contacted by your Coach or Manager at the beginning of the season who will introduce themselves and let you know about training and how everything will work. Different teams may have slightly different systems depending on the Coach and Managers time and availability.
It’s important to reiterate that your Coach and Manager have voluntarily taken on these roles so that not only their children can play football, but also you and/or your children can play and have fun. It is only fair to treat them with the utmost courtesy and respect they deserve.

If ever you have any questions or problems, your Coach or Manager should always be your first port of call and if they’re not sure, they will contact the Club’s Committee on your behalf.

If you’d like to become a Coach or Manager please don’t hesitate to contact the Club’sRegistrar or President.

Please Note: The appointment of all Coaches and Managers remains at the sole discretion of the Club’s Executive Committee.

Can I Coach or Manage my child’s team?

ABSOLUTELY!
In Fact, we would encourage you to get involved.

The club is run entirely on volunteers and without the help of people like you, the Club simply will not function.
You’re welcome to Coach or Manager your child’s team as long as nobody else has put their hand up before you – AND – you will need to get aWorking with Children’s Check, which is free for volunteers and is valid for 5 years.

Coaching: We have a Coaching Director Members of our Committee are always willing to help you out, should you need it, and the internet has a wealth of information available when it comes to coaching and training drills.

Managing: The role of a Manager is to communicate to the Team all matters relating to training, Game Day, and all Club matters. There’s really nothing to it! If you’d like to become a Coach or Manager please don’t hesitate to contact the Club’s Registrar or President.

Please Note: The appointment of all Coaches and Managers remains at the sole discretion of the Club’s Executive Committee.

Who do I contact when there’s bad weather, on training or game days?

In the case of bad weather on training nights or on game days, the best person to contact is always your Coach or Manager.
They will have been notified by the Club as to whether Hoxton Park Reserve has been closed, and they will have the tools available to find out if other parks have been closed on weekends.

Please DO NOT call the Association or the Club’s Committee members, only contact your Coach or Manager 

You will also find some more information of you click on the ‘ Wet Weather‘ tab which you’ll find at the top of this page in the navigation menu.

What do I do if I’m sick, or can’t make it to training or a game?

We understand that sometimes children get sick or something comes up that’s prevents you from attending training or a game. Once again, you should always contact your Coach or Manager to let them know as early as possible. Coaches and Managers often take the time to plan and organise game plays, training drills, positions, etc. and if you can’t make it to a training session or a game without letting them know, that can throw a big spanner in the organisation of the team and make their job so much harder. PLEASE… don’t leave it until the last minute to let them know, contact them asap to give them as much notice as possible. After all… It’s just common courtesy anyway!

How can I keep right up to date with what’s happening at the club?

The best way to keep right up to date is to follow us on facebook. That’s where we post all the latest news – which also appears on the website in all the “Latest News” sections. One of these sections appears just to right on this page. Simply click the “Like” button in the “FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK” section at the bottom of this page.

Are the players insured against injury?

All Registered Players are insured under Football NSW’s insurance policy. A “No Pay-No Play” policy will cover all groups.  This means that to play soccer, registration fees must be paid in full when registering.  For families that are experiencing financial difficulties, please contact the club registrar, so that we can discuss your situation. For the most up to date information regarding Football NSW’s Accident Support Program pleaseCLICK HERE and you’ll be re-directed to their website

Please remember.

These are kids.
This is a game.
The Coaches are volunteers.
The referees are human.
This is not the world cup.

Just Play.
Have Fun.
Enjoy the Game.
Michael Jordon