Most frequent questions and answers
Currently, Football Victoria plans to release the 2022 fixtures for the following teams on the following dates (these dates may change):
- Senior men (First and Reserve teams) – Saturday 19th March through to 20th August
- Senior women (2NW, 3N and 5N teams) – Sunday 24th April through to 28th August
- Senior men (Metropolitan teams) – Sunday 24th April through to 28th August
- Junior teams (Under 12 to Under 21) – Sunday 24th April through to 11th September
Yes, our girls and ladies teams are rapidly growing. In fact we are one of the biggest clubs for female football in the Banyule region.
Shorts, Socks and other WHFC Apparel will be sold on selected days prior to the commencement of the season, and will need to be purchased from the club before the season starts.
During the season they are available for purchase from the Canteen.
There are also hoodies, jackets, beanies, scarves, caps and other merchandise for sale if desired.
All players will need their own soccer boots and shin guards.
Yes, the club is run by volunteers and we need help on training & game to ensure the smooth running of the day. Throughout the season your team will be required to assist with set up, canteen, BBQ and pack up on their allocated week. The number of allocated weeks will depend on the number of teams
For the Under 6 and Under 7 age groups – yes absolutely.
For Under 8s and above, the club will consider requests for children/friends to play together, however, it is important to note that if the children are not of the same playing ability, they will be placed in the lower child’s division. The club does recommend that children play in the division that they are most suited to, and our experience shows that they have a better experience all around and do make friends throughout the season.
If you have a friend request, please indicate this at the time of registration.
Absolutely! We encourage children and adults of all experience levels to play with the club. Teams are graded so that each player can play in a division that is appropriate to their skill level.
Grounds may be closed either by council, or by the club. If the council decides to close the grounds, they will make the decision (generally) on Friday afternoon and inform the clubs accordingly. Sometimes the grounds remain open at the club’s discretion – if this occurs and the committee decide that the grounds have become unsafe/unplayable then they will close the grounds.
In either case, keep your eye on our Facebook page, and there will be announcements as soon as decisions are made. Please bear in mind that some grounds may be closed while others are kept open, so do not assume that because one ground is closed, that all of them are.
The Watsonia Heights Football Club is part of the Football Victoria(www.footballvictoria.com.au). Clubs within this association must grade some players to ensure that teams play with and against players of similar skill and ability. In 2022 we have adopted an approach which allows for both those children who want to push their skill level and try to improve their division selection, and for those who want to play with their mates.
Watsonia Heights FC is working closely with Banyule City Council to set up an All Abilities program which will take place on Saturday mornings at Greensborough College – Sporting Precinct. We are hoping to restart this program in February 2022 after our successful initial ‘Come and Try Day’ back in December 2021.