*** Important Upcoming Events/Dates
21st March – M-League Season Commences
4th April – Community Club (all other sides other than M-League) Season Commences

*** Mustangs Registrations CLOSING for Season 2020
We want YOU now………………Registrations MUST CLOSE this weekend!!!!
If you intend to play for the Mt Annan Mustangs for season 2020, we need your registration.
We have had some queries in regards to offline payments, if you wish to utilise this option, please get in touch with us ASAP to discuss. The club can can provide you a voucher to use during the online registration process.
We need to have team nominations back to Macarthur this week, so please don’t delay.

We currently have vacancies in the following age groups. U6/7 Girls, U9s, 10s and 11s as well as many of our Senior teams.

*** Registration Fees for Season 2020
MiniRoos registrations fees U6 & 7 $220 – U8 & 9 $240 – U10 & 11 $260
Junior registration fees U12 $270 – U13 & 14 $285 – U15 & 16 $300 – U17 $315 – U18 $360
Senior registration fees All Age Men/Ladies, M-League (1,2,Colts), O35s $320
Note – all MiniRoos and Junior fees are inclusive of all association and referee fees. The Senior teams do not include referee fees which are payable at each game.

*** Mt Annan Mustangs now has its own App!!!
If you want to stay up to date with all the latest Mustangs news and information, download the NEW Mustangs TeamApp now. By registering for the Mustangs TeamApp you will also gain access to the Mustangs Store, where a range of merchandise (playing gear) can be ordered.

*** Uniforms and Club Merchandise
Do you need to that new pair of socks or shorts?? Want to keep your playing shirt, or stay toastie warm in a club hoodie???
We need your order NOW. We are placing an order Monday, so we need all orders to be completed this weekend.
To place an order for uniforms or merchandise, check out the TeamApp which has our Online Store. Get it NOW.

*** Access to Training Fields
The committee have received a number of requests in regards to training fields.
Our club does not have access to Wandarrah Reserve for training until the first week in MARCH.
Once we have the required access, a coaches/managers meeting will be arranged for collection of equipment.

*** For further information about your club, please see the following

General Club Queries – secretary@mtannanmustangs.com.au
Registration Queries – registrations@mtannanmustangs.com.au
Website – www.mtannanmustangs.com.au (especially refer to the Notices section for info)
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/336083163384/
TeamApp – mtannanmustangs.teamapp.com

Important Upcoming Events/Dates

21st August – MFA Premiers Presentation – Wests Leagues Club
21st September – 6 A Side Summer Competition Registration closes
9th October – Junior 6 A Side Summer Competition kicks off
11th October – Senior 6 A Side Summer Competition kicks off
12th October – Presentation Picnic Day (U6-17s) – Wandarrah Reserve (amended from 28th September)
12th October – Club Photo Collection
TBA – Presentation Night (U18s and Seniors)

General Club News

Mustang Committee Members would like to thank all of the Mini Mustangs (U6-11s) for their participation throughout season 2019.
The past two weekends have seen all of our Mini teams participate in their end of season Gala Days.
A massive thank you to those that were able to assist during the recent U9 Gala Day that our club hosted at Wandarrah Reserve.
It was a successful day, although the weather had other ideas, and assisted the club in raising some additional funds.

Lastly we also want to thank all of our competition teams (U12+) for their efforts throughout the year.
From our 21 competition teams that played in Mustangs colours, 15 have qualified through to the semi final stages.
We wish all of those teams the best of luck in their upcoming fixtures.

Competition Team Coaches/Managers Reminder
Can all teams that remain in contention for this years title race, please check that all Player ID cards are available and ready.
Over the past week there have been a number of teams that have required replacement cards.
As you are all aware, if there is no card available for a player or assistant, they will not be allowed on the park nor in the technical areas.

MFA Premiers Presentation – Wests Leagues Club
Congratulations to the four Mustang teams who were crowned Minor Premiers this season.
Our Under 12 Div 4, Under 13 Div 1, Under 18 Div 1 Silver and our All Age Men Div 2 are to all be crowned Minor Premiers.
All of these teams have all been invited along to an MFA Premiers Presentation on 21st August.
For actual presentation times, please contact your team manager as they have been supplied the appropriate details.

6 A Side Summer Competition
The Mustangs Football Club will again be running their 6 A Side competition during the summer months.
Competition Starts on the 9th October and runs for 10 consecutive weeks (all ages and abilities welcome).
So grab a friend, form a team and have some fun…………………
This year our Senior Competitions will be competing for a total prize pool of $22500 (*conditions apply)
For all registration and playing information please refer to the Notices section on thewww.mtannanmustangs.com.au website.

Mini/Junior Presentation Picnic Day – Wandarrah Reserve
We encourage all players and families to bring along a picnic basket and rug for our annual presentation day.
There will be food trucks on hand, and plenty of activities for the kids, and for those kids at heart.
Further details regarding actual presentation times are to be advised.

Club Photo Update
For those that ordered Club Photos, they will be available for collection at the presentation days.

Gala Day Medal Update
There were a few mini gala days where MFA had unfortunately run out of medals for presentations held late in the day.
We are arranging for these medals to be available to those that missed out at the mini presentation day.

Collection of Club Equipment
Throughout season 2019, there has been a multitude of playing and training equipment handed out to club members.
We ask that all coaches/managers start to arrange the collection of these items from their teams.
Whether it be playing shirts, footballs, agility poles, training cones or any other item, the club would like these to be returned.
A date and location will be advised shortly when these items can be returned.

Club Details where you can find out further information

General Club Queries – secretary@mtannanmustangs.com.au
Registration Queries – registrations@mtannanmustangs.com.au
Website – www.mtannanmustangs.com.au (especially refer to the Notices section for info)
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/336083163384/

Important Upcoming Events/Dates

27th July – Club Photos – Wandarrah Reserve
28th July – Club Photos – Birriwa Reserve
10th August – U6, U7, U8, U9 Gala Day
15th August – Service NSW Community Project Voting Closes – Wandarrah Reserve Fencing
17th August – U10 and U11 Gala Day
28th September – Presentation Day – Wandarrah Reserve

General Club News

Mustang Committee Members want to shout out a big Thank You.
The committee would like to thank everyone in the club for their ongoing support at home games.
Every week there are a number of helpers putting up their hands to assist with all the little things make the day possible.
We appreciate the efforts that everyone has been putting in.

Club Photos
Club photos are being taken at various locations this upcoming weekend (Wandarrah Saturday, Birriwa Sunday). Each team has been allocated a 15 min time frame for team and individual photos.
Please contact your team manager should you not be aware of your aloted times.
Various photo packs are available for purchase, ranging from $18.00 up to $33.00.
Pack A ($33.00) – Personalised Photo Folder, 6″x8″ print, 5″x7″ print, 4″x6″ print, 1.5″x2″ print, Swap Cards, Magazine Cover, 10″x8″ Group Image with Names
Pack B ($28.00) – Personalised Photo Folder, 6″x8″ print, 4″x6″ print, 1.5″x2″ print, 10″x8″ Group Image with Names
Pack C ($18.00) – 6″x8″ print, 4″x6″ print, 1.5″x2″ print
Pack D ($18.00) – 10″x8″ Group Image with Names
Sibliing Pack E ($18.00) – 6″x8″ print, 4″x6″ print, 1.5″x2″ print
All money should be collected by the team manager (correct money only – no change will be available on the day)

Gala Day Information
At this stage the final draw (game times) have not been released for each of the Gala Days.
Below is a listing of all dates and locations only.
U6 Gala Day – 10th August, Jack Brabham Reserve, Oran Park
U7 Gala Day – 10th August, Gordon Lewis Oval, Appin
U8 Gala Day – 10th August, Kooringa Reserve, Varroville (St Mary’s/Eaglevale)
U9 Gala Day – 10th August, Wandarrah Reserve, Mt Annan
U10 Gala Day – 17th August, Tahmoor Sports Ground, Tahmoor
U11 Gala Day – 17th August, Kooringa Reserve, Varroville (St Mary’s/Eaglevale)

Perimeter Fencing to Wandarrah Reserve – Voting closes 15th August
Service NSW is offering local community groups the chance to gain some much needed funding for projects.
The Mt Annan Mustangs have raised a community project to provide a secure perimeter boundary to Wandarrah Reserve, and prevent the continuous damage to the playing surface from trail bikes/motor vehicles.
Any one in the Camden electorate is eligible to have a vote on how council funds are spent.
To vote, go to the Service NSW projects page (https://mycommunityproject.service.nsw.gov.au/projects)
Select an Electorate of Camden, and a listing of all the local projects should appear.
Login with your Service NSW account, select a shortlist of 3 projects and then cast your vote.
The more votes we get, the more chance the club has of gaining some much needed fencing.

Training Reminder
As we are deep into the season, and our grounds are starting to show signs of wear and tear, can all team officials please refrain from doing lap training in the goal mouths. We have acres of clear training paddock to run your teams, please use the free space, not the space contained within the 18 yard boxes.

Game Day Reminder – Technical Areas
This week MFA have issued a letter to the Referees Association, as a reminder to the requirements of the playing field technical areas. Referees have been requested to monitor and action the following.
* Personnel in the Technical Area that are not permitted to be there
* Conduct of those within the Technical Area towards opposition representatives
* A maximum of 5 players listed on the match card and partaking in the match (Injured players are NOT permitted in the technical area);
* A Maximum of three non-playing roles (coach, assistant coach and manager)
* All non-playing roles should have ID Cards clearly displayed at all times

Club Details where you can find out further information

General Club Queries – secretary@mtannanmustangs.com.au
Registration Queries – registrations@mtannanmustangs.com.au
Website – www.mtannanmustangs.com.au (especially refer to the Notices section for info)
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/336083163384/

Important Upcoming Events/Dates

13th May – Coaches/Managers/General Club Meeting – 7.00pm – Birriwa Reserve Clubhouse
27th & 28th July – Club Photos – Time TBA – Birriwa and Wandarrah Reserve

General Club News

Mustang Home Game Responsibilities
The committee would like to thank everyone in the club for playing their part in last weekends home games.
We had a number of helpers across every aspect of the day, from BBQ/Canteen, to field setup and pull down.
We appreciate the effort that everyone has put in, and a great day was enjoyed by all.

Club Photos
Due to some teams still placing orders for socks/shorts/shirts, the committee have made the decision to postpone the club photos.
This decision should allow all teams to receive, and be wearing their full playing gear at the time of the photos.

Committee Member Changes
The committee would like to welcome and congratulate Michele Mclear, who has stepped into the vacant position of Mustangs Club President.
We wish Michele every success and look forward to her input and assistance on all club matters.

Merchandise
The committee have taken delivery and distributed all items of clothing that were part of the original registration order (7th March).
We are now working through all subsequent adhoc orders. However preference will be given to the oldest and paid orders first.
Unfortunately we are only receiving items in small batches from Legea, but we will arrange pickup from Wandarrah Reserve when items become available.

Training Equipment
We have recently taken delivery of a number of items (balls/cones), and wish to distribute these out to teams.
If your squad is still awaiting any training items, can you please advise so we can address.

Club Details where you can find out further information

General Club Queries – secretary@mtannanmustangs.com.au
Registration Queries – registrations@mtannanmustangs.com.au
Website – www.mtannanmustangs.com.au (especially refer to the Notices section for info)
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/336083163384/

Important Upcoming Events/Dates

8th April – MiniRoos Coaching Course (postponed from 25/3 due to weather)
8th April – Coaches/Managers/General Club Meeting – 7.00pm – Birriwa Reserve Clubhouse
18th & 19th May – Club Photos – Time TBA – Birriwa and Wandarrah Reserve

General Club News

Home Game Responsibilities of ALL TEAMS
Last weekend saw the Mustangs host their first games of the season. While most things went according to plan, and an enjoyable day was had by all participants, the committee just need to remind all teams of their gameday responsibilities.
As we are a smaller club, we do rely on assistance from all participants in the setup and pulldown of fields.
Any team that has a 9.00am game kick-off is requested to provide volunteers to complete the field setup (normally 30 mins is ample).
If you are the last team on a nominated field, you are requested to complete field pull down.
Committee members will be on hand if you need any assistance or guidance, however we do request your participation on this matter.

Committee Member Changes
The past few weeks have seen some significant changes to the Mustangs Football Club Committee.
Unfortunately during this time we have lost two key members of our Committee, with our Club President – Adrian Leopardi, and our Coaching Co-Ordinator – Nathan O’Dwyer, stepping aside from their nominated positions.
While both Adrian and Nathan will remain involved with the club, we are extremely grateful for the time and efforts that both have put into their respective roles, with the club being in a stronger position due to their hard work and efforts. We wish them both every success in the future.

Coaching and Coaching Courses
One goal of the Mustangs committee moving forward is the ongoing requirement of our club to strengthen its coaching ranks. While we are extremely grateful to those that offer to assist, we understand that many offers of assistance come from those with little or no football training. We are currently looking into ways to assist parents who become involved at a grass roots level, to progress with the players and work through the various FFA coaching recommendations. This will see all participants receiving higher quality coaching, attract new members to the club, all of which will in time transfer into a much stronger football club for all.
Stage one of this change is via the rescheduled coaching course provided below.
U6-U8 MFA MiniRoos FREE Coaching Course – Monday 8th April – Wandarrah Reserve 6.00pm Start (rescheduled due to weather)
This is a free coaching course designed to introduce Mustang coaches to FFA training techniques.
The course covers many areas, including how to structure a training session, and setting season goals.
Please ensure that any attendees are registered prior to the night.
Link to registration page – https://education-ffa.sportingpulse.com/event.asp?ID=19484

Merchandise
The committee have taken delivery of all shorts and socks that were ordered, we are currently working on the actual collection date/time for participants. Once all paid items are collected, we will then work through fulfilment of remaining orders.
There are still a number of players, that have ordered items during registration and who have not paid. Can these payments please me finalised ASAP. Goods will not be supplied unless payment has been completed.
Again payments can be made via EFT to the following account, using your Surname as the reference number.
Account Name – Mt Annan Mustangs
BSB – 062656
Account – 10187435
Unfortunately we are still awaiting the delivery all other items, playing shirts/polos/hoodies. We anticipate to have a date for these shortly which will be relayed to all.

Club Details where you can find out further information

General Club Queries – secretary@mtannanmustangs.com.au
Registration Queries – registrations@mtannanmustangs.com.au
Website – www.mtannanmustangs.com.au (especially refer to the Notices section for info)
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/336083163384/

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Important Upcoming Events/Dates

25/3 MiniRoos Coaching Course
30/3 Start of all other competitions (U6-18s, Open Ages) outside of M League

General Club News

Your Club runs on Volunteers
Every person involved with YOUR club are volunteers, we hope you will get behind the club and assist as required.
As you are now part of the Mustang community, the committee wish to remind everyone of some participation requests throughout the season. There are many duties that are required for YOUR club to function each week, such as canteen staff, or ground setup and pack up.
Periodically the committee will release a roster that will request your assistance, with one or multiple areas mentioned.
All that the committee ask is that when requested to assist, that your team take their nominated turn.
By assisting the committee when requested it will provide a better gameday experience for all.

Coaching Course
U6-U8 MFA MiniRoos Coaching Course – Monday 25th March – Wandarrah Reserve 6.00pm Start
This is a free coaching course designed to introduce Mustang coaches to FFA training techniques.
The course covers many areas, including how to structure a training session, and setting season goals.
Highly recommended for those first time coaches, or those looking for training ideas.
If you are unable to attend, there are also further FREE training resources available through the PlayFootball website.
Training session ideas, as well as recommendations for ages U6-U9, U9-U13, U13-U17s and 17+, can be located at https://www.playfootball.com.au/coach/community-pathway

Season Kick-Off
With only a week remaining before the launch for most of our players, MFA have announced this years draw.
To gain access to your teams draw, you can download the “GameDay by SportsTG” application on your preferred device (iOS or Android).
You will be required to create a free account to log in, and then you search for our Club, Mt Annan Mustangs SC.
Once the club is located, all team lists will be displayed, just scroll down and find your team.
While all games have times nominated, it is recommended that Managers regularly confirm the times in the lead up to each weekend.
There were a number of games last season that changed in the 72 hours prior to kick off.

Playing Gear
We have noted over the past two weekends of trial games that some players are not wearing suitable football gear.
It is a requirement of all players taking the field in the MFA competition to be appropriately attired.
All players MUST wear football boots and shinp ads.

Merchandise
We await the final delivery confirmation of our first Legea delivery, but expect this to be early during the week.
Once received we will advise all participants of pickup days/times, but we anticipate it be later in the week down at the Birriwa Reserve clubhouse. More news to be released mid week once we have the stock in our hands.

Club Details where you can find out further information

General Club Queries – secretary@mtannanmustangs.com.au
Registration Queries – registrations@mtannanmustangs.com.au
Website – www.mtannanmustangs.com.au (especially refer to the Notices section for info)
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/336083163384/

Since our first coaches and managers meeting last Monday there have been a number of questions that keep arising.
The information below will try and provide some answers for all Mustang participants.

Registration Payments – MUST BE FINALISED by the 21st March
There have been a number of requests to make payments in person. The club EFTPOS machine will be available at the Birriwa Reserve clubhouse for participants to make payments between 9.00am until 12.00pm on Saturday 16th March.
As an alternative we still offer EFT transfers directly into the club account. Please use surname as the reference number.
Account Name – Mt Annan Mustangs
BSB – 062656
Account – 10187435

Trial Match Information
All trial match information (dates/times/grounds) has been sent directly to the team managers/coaches, as well as posted on the club Facebook page.
Match Cards – will be used during trials, however FFA numbers are not required, Surname and Shirt Number are sufficient.
Playing Attire – many players are awaiting the delivery of socks/shorts/shirts, please wear suitable football attire in the interim.

Merchandise Update
As everyone is aware, an order was placed with season 2019 supplier Legea a few weeks back. At this stage we have not taken delivery of any stock, however have been advised that our original order is still on track to be delivered prior to the season commencing. Once merchandise is received from Legea, we will advise everyone of pickup location, dates and times.
Subsequent orders have also been placed and Legea are trying their best to have these delivered prior to March 30 also.
In the interim, players should adopt the following guidelines.
– returning players from last season, should utilise the same shirt as supplied in 2018 (if last seasons shirt has been outgrown a new shirt will need to be ordered, email your order through asap)
– new players in season 2019, the club has supplied each manager/coach with a spare shirt to use. These can be used as long as required, however should be returned to the club once no longer needed

U6-U11s MFA MiniRoos Coaching Course – Monday 25th March – Wandarrah Reserve 6.00pm start
This coaching course is highly recommended for all first time mini Mustang coaches, or those wanting to brush up on the current training techniques used by FFA. Course is being run by fully qualified Macarthur Football Association coaches.
Please RSVP to secretary@mtannanmustangs.com.au prior to the 20th March (so numbers can be confirmed).
Further FREE training resources are also available through the PlayFootball website.
Training session ideas, as well as recommendations for ages U6-U9, U9-U13, U13-U17s and 17+, can be located at https://www.playfootball.com.au/coach/community-pathway

Important Upcoming Events/Dates

17/3 Start of M League Season
21/3 Finalise of ALL Registration Payments (NO Pay, NO Play)
30/3 Start of all other competitions (U6-18s, Open Ages)

Club Details where you can find out further information

General Club Queries – secretary@mtannanmustangs.com.au
Registration Queries – registrations@mtannanmustangs.com.au
Website – www.mtannanmustangs.com.au (especially refer to the Notices section for info)
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/336083163384/

 

Once again the season continues to draw closer, and the Committee just want to remind everyone of a few housekeeping matters.

Coaches and Managers Meeting – Monday 11th March – Birriwa Reserve Clubhouse 7.00pm Start
All teams are expected to have a representative attend the meeting, various information will be available that will assist in season 2019.

Registration Payments – FINAL ACCEPTANCE of Payments – Thursday 21st March
Another reminder that if any funds remain outstanding, players will not be able to take the field. If you have any doubts about payments please ask.
Payments can be made via EFT to the following account, using your Surname as the reference number.
Account Name – Mt Annan Mustangs
BSB – 062656
Account – 10187435

Coach/Manager/Volunteer Registrations
Any participant who will take on one of these roles will require registration with both FFA and also the Mustangs.
Part of this registration process is to have a Working with Children check completed, note that this can take up to 4 weeks to receive this clearance.
The full registration process is provided on the Notices section of our website.

U6-U11s MFA MiniRoos Coaching Course – Monday 25th March – Wandarrah Reserve 6.00pm start
Macarthur Football Association will be holding a coaching clinic to assist mini Mustangs coaching staff.
Highly recommended for any new coaches to attend.
Please RSVP to secretary@mtannanmustangs.com.au prior to the 20th March so numbers can be confirmed.

Trial Game Details – to be released over the weekend.

Season Draw – awaiting final confirmation from MFA, however once received will be relayed to all.

Important Upcoming Events/Dates

11/3 Coaches and Managers Team Meeting (every team must have a representative present)
17/3 Start of M League Season
21/3 Finalise of ALL Registration Payments (NO Pay, NO Play)
30/3 Start of all other competitions (U6-18s, Open Ages)

Club Details where you can find out further information

General Club Queries – secretary@mtannanmustangs.com.au
Registration Queries – registrations@mtannanmustangs.com.au
Website – www.mtannanmustangs.com.au (especially refer to the Notices section for info)
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/336083163384/

Let’s make season 2019 one to remember………

This can start by simply getting behind your club committee and offering your help. Most clubs run on assistance from their volunteers, without their help the clubs do not function and Mt Annan Mustangs is no exception.

Whether it be a coaching or managing role, simply assisting in setting up or pulling down fields, or spending 60 mins in the canteen, it all helps the team of volunteers to grow and your local club run smoothly.

So in 2019 lets all get behind and support YOUR local club………..the Mt Annan Mustangs