National Club Development Program (NCDP)

NCDP 300x300Ashy is now classified as a 5 Star Club by the FFA as per the National Club Development Program (NCDP). Our club was assessed on governance, policies, communication, player development, female participation, inclusiveness, facilities and football experience. This achievement will enable the club to thrive, grow, develop and set ourselves up for our long term future success and sustainability. The NCDP has been designed to bring all clubs in line with industry standards to continue building the future of our sport. With our first submission we achieved the 5 Star rating...the highest possible level.

NCDP Accreditation Certificate

AUSC Annual General Meeting 2020

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of ASHBURTON UNITED SOCCER CLUB INC

The AUSC board will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Monday 31 August at 7pm via Zoom and all members are encouraged to attend. The agenda includes:

  • President’s Report
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Proposed Constitution changes
  • Election of Committee positions
  • The inaugural Alan Goodyear Award recipient
  • General Business
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Meeting ID: 986 4976 6665
Passcode: 714166
 

Additional Document Links Follow:

AUSC 2019 AGM Minutes
AUSC 2020 Nomination form for Board of Management
AUSC 2020 AGM Agenda
AUSC AGM 2019 Notice of Meeting
AUSC Proxy Form for 2020 AGM
Proposed Constitution Changes

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Miniroos U7 to U12

 

What age group is my child in?

Age Groups are chronological and selected by year of birth! The age your child is turning in any given year will be the team they are in. (e.g. If you are turning 11 in 2019, you play Under 11s!)

age table

When does the outdoor season start and finish?

  • 3rd Feb: All Miniroos U12 starts
  • 5th Feb: All Miniroos U11 starts
  • 10th Feb: All Miniroos U10 starts
  • 17th Feb: All Miniroos U09 starts
  • 4th Mar: All Miniroos U07 and U08 starts
  • The first game will be kicked-off on the 18th & 19th of April
  • The season will finish on the first week-end of September (05th and 6th)
  • FYI, the Futsal season restarts in October 2019

When and how does the club select the teams?

The club has reviewed its selection policies and processes for 2020. Depending on the program and the type of team you choose (see question 4), the team selection is now different.

  •  Miniroos Volunteer coached teams from U7 up to U12 are automatically renewed.

If players were happy in 2019, they have to confirm they will be playing again before March 01st. They don’t need to attend trial. Change may occur at the discretion of the coordinator and will be communicated to parents.

  • Miniroos Staff coached team (U10-U12).

Teams in U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, if evaluations are satisfying will be renewed into their previous staff coached team to pursue their development. If the club thinks that a change is needed, they will be contacted and placed into another team or grade.

  • New players in ALDI Miniroos are not left aside. They will be observed in a team that suits their experience and potential in February 2020. The team allocation will depend on availability at that time.

  • All players need to confirm their team offer by March 1st and register.

What are the differences between a staff coached and a volunteer coached team?

  • A volunteer coached team is coached by a trained volunteer parental or youth trainee coach. They propose a lighter commitment and a “social” approach to the player football experience. A player can freely join any volunteer coached team if places are vacant.

  • Available only from U10 onwards, a staff coached team is a team coached by a club appointed qualified coach. Those teams are ideal for players 100% committed to football and propose a competitive approach to the player football experience. Players are selected to play in a staff coached team.

  • In both cases, the club playing philosophy remains unchanged and they are supervised by a club technical coordinator.

  •  All coaches must have the minimum qualification for the relevant age group, complete a Working with Children Check (free for volunteers), a laws of the game certificate and the play by the rules free courses

What day do we play matches?

  • All MIniroos teams (U7 up to U12) can choose between Saturday or Sunday to play their games

  • Only girls competitions happen on Sunday but options exists to play in a mixed competition on Saturday too.

  • The kick-Off program can be joined on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

What time are the matches?

  • Times can vary depending on which club we are playing against and by what age group your team plays in!

  • Under 7/8/9/10/11/12 Teams will likely play in the morning. A general rule will be that the younger teams play earlier, but this is not set in stone and each club can set their own kick-off times!

Where will the matches be played?

  • Ashburton is in the football Victoria eastern region

  • The area generally encompasses an area between Glen Waverley, Doncaster, Richmond and even sometimes out to Monbulk (or even Healesville!). Girls may travel further south. On average, allow 15-20 minutes to drive to an away game. Sometimes it might be 5 minutes, sometimes it might be 45!

  • The Season runs as a home-and-away fixture, so half the games will be played at other clubs' grounds, and half will be at one of Ashburton grounds: Warner Reserve, Watson Park, Markham Reserve, Ashburton Park or Highfield Park.

  • The kick-Off program will only be delivered at Ashburton and no away fixtures are organised.

How do I get the green uniform?

  • Our staff will be available at training in pre-season for sizing and ordering.

  • Returning players will be able to reuse their uniform from last year. New players will be required to purchase their uniform, which they will keep. The Uniform Package includes a shirt, shorts and socks.

  • Players will be allocated a number for their playing top.

  • All players must wear boots and shin-guards to protect against injury (compulsory). Mouth-guards are optional, but recommended as they provide additional protection. No jewels. Sports glasses are recommended. Long hair needs to be tightened. 

When does my team have training?

  • NOTE: Pre-Season Training for February-March will likely have different times/nights as we only have limited or no access to our winter grounds

  • A lot of your training timetable will depend on the availability of your coach and the club capacity to maximise the spaces available for more than 70 teams.  

  • Most staff coached teams will train twice a week, and volunteer coached team will only train once a week.

  • During the season (April-September) we have full access to our grounds almost every day of the week. Generally, Mondays and Wednesdays are reserved for ALDI Miniroos (5:00 till 7:30 pm) and Tuesday and Thursdays (6:30 till 8:30 pm) for youth Football.

  • Majority of our ALDI Miniroos training sessions will be 60 minutes.

What should we wear and bring for training?

  • All players must wear appropriate training gear. Top with sleeves, short and socks. Obviously boots (winter season only) and shin-guards to protect against injury (compulsory). Mouth-guards are optional but recommended as they provide additional protection. Reusable drink bottle. Hat in case of hot weather.

  • Cell phones are prohibited. Jewels must be avoided. Sports glasses are authorised.

How much does it cost for the season?

  • Please refer to the relevant age fact sheet to learn more about the playing fees.

  • Players playing in a staff coached team will have to pay a coaching levy.

What is the coaching levy for?

  • The Coaching Levy is intended to cover the costs associated with the appointment of a staff coach. It doesn’t apply to volunteer coached teams. Once players have been selected to these squads an invoice will be sent via email with the letter of offers. Until the coaching levy has been paid, the player’s registration will not be approved and therefore they will be ineligible to play.

  • Please  proceed to  all payments in due time to allow our staff to focus their inexhaustible energy on your football experience.

When do I need to finalise payment?

  • Payments will be open once team allocation is finalised. All fees must be fully paid between mid-February and mid-March or arrangements made with club. Players who have not paid or have not spoken with club will not be permitted to participate in the games and trainings. 

  • Please proceed to all payments in due time to allow our staff to focus their inexhaustible energy on your football experience.

How does the club communicate with the members?

  • Teamstuff:  the app will be used as the club primary form of communication. It allows families to stay in touch with the club and receive important information about training, games and other club events. You will receive an invitation to join Teamstuff and you will need to follow the prompt to successfully set up the account. Once you have an account, you will be able to attach all of your player profiles and stay in touch.

  • Club’s website: important information and documents can be found at www.ashburtonsoccer.com.au
  • Sports TG: the sports TG app (match day) is used by the FV for the communication of the teams fixtures. It can be easily accessed from a web navigator. And this link.

  • Club newsletters: in order to keep parent in the loop of our very exciting activity, the club will periodically distribute a club newsletter detailing upcoming events and others goings-on within the club. It will be distributed by email.

  • Emails: we will use email predominantly to communicate with our members. We have a large community to look after and it is the easiest way to instantly reach everybody. We know we could send a lots of emails but we do target our messages the best we can. Make sure you provide your email address, so you don’t miss important information.

  • Phone / SMS: please ensure that you provide your mobile phone number as well. Our club doesn’t use text message to convey important information, but your team manager might be.

  • Socials: Ashburton is present on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. Make sure you like our page and profile to see all the content that we will create to tell you the story of our club, your story!

Injury Insurance Claim

To make a claim on player insurance, please use this link: Claim for Injury

($50 excess applies to each claim)

 The Sports Personal Injury policy has three main sections

  1. Capital Benefits

  2. Medical (Non Medicare and Physio) Benefits

  3. Weekly Benefits

Capital Benefits:

This section provides a lump sum benefit to Insured Persons that suffer permanent injury or death.

The maximum sum insured under this section is $100,000 (Death cover is limited to $20,000 for persons under 18 years). A detailed list of the percentages and limits is contained in the policy wording.

Medical Benefits:

Non-Medicare Medical Benefits:

This section provides an 85% payment of Non-Medicare Medical Expenses after any reimbursement from your Private Health Fund up to a maximum of $2,500. This benefit covers only expenses that are not covered by the Medicare Act 1983. i.e. expenses for which there is no full or partial Medicare rebate. Commonwealth Legislation prevents any programme of this kind from insuring the Medicare Gap.

Expenses that are claimable under this section are:

  • Private Hospital Accommodation

  • Ambulance Transport Cost

  • Physiotherapy

  • Chiropractic

  • Dental Services

  • Orthotics, Splints and Prosthesis

Examples of expenses that are not claimable under this section include:

  • Doctors fees

  • Surgeon and anaesthetists fees

  • X-Ray costs 

Weekly Benefits:

Loss of Income Benefit – Income Earners

This section provides an income replacement to insured persons that suffer an injury and are temporarily totally disabled from performing their full time occupation.

85% of your average weekly income up to a maximum of $250 per week for 52 weeks. No benefit is payable for the first 14 days.

Your average weekly income which can be claimed under the policy is net of business expenses and excluding bonuses, commissions, overtime payments and other allowances. Payments can only be made after the exhaustion of any sick leave entitlements. It should be noted that proof of consistent work and pay entitlements will be requested.

Note: Tax may be withheld by the insurer from your Weekly Benefit. Please speak with your Accountant about your obligations to the ATO.

Additional Benefits:

There are other additional benefits available under the Sports Personal Injury policy including:

  • Student Benefit

  • Domestic Benefit

  • Parents Inconvenience Allowance

  • Travel and Accommodation Expenses

  • Rehabilitation Benefit

  • Others as per policy

For details of these additional benefits, please refer to the policy document or contact Gow-Gates.

What injuries are not covered

All Insurance policies contain exclusions. In the case of Sports Personal Injury policies, some injuries are excluded. This is not just for the FFA National Insurance programme but is a standard practice amongst Sports Personal Injury policies.

The following list includes some key exclusions:

  • being under the influence of alcohol or drugs

  • engaging in or taking part in any Sport/s other than Football

  • any pre-existing defect, infirmity or sickness

  • arising out of failure to seek or follow medical advice

  • any medical or surgical procedure performed for any gradually developing bodily deterioration whatever the cause of that deterioration.

  • preventative measures rather than for the treatment of a Bodily Injury. Complete details of all exclusions are contained within the policy wording.

To make a claim on player insurance, please use this link:  Claim for Injury

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