U12 9v9, Referee Fees, AGM, Kit Returns

Belnorth FC AGM

Belnorth FC’s 2022 AGM is to be held:

On 5 pm, Sunday the 11th of December 2022, at The Clubhouse Kaleen in the Function Room, 16 Georgina Cres, Kaleen ACT 2617

You can RSVP via the AGM Mini-Site. This will allow us to prepare the venue for the expected number of attendees and update you with documents for the AGM, including financial statements and audit, along with any committee reports.

Committee positions up for election at the AGM are:

  • President (2-year term)
  • Secretary (2-year term)
  • Treasurer (1-year term)
  • Operations Officer (2-year term)*
  • Seniors Registrar (2-year term)*
  • Small-Sided Games Registrar (2-year term)
  • Minis Registrar (2-year term)

*Nomination(s) received for the role, but further nominations are welcome.

Duty Statements and General Skills are available on the AGM mini-site.

If you are interested in any of the above roles or want more information, contact admin@belnorth.org or register interest at the AGM Mini-Site.

“The strength of the team lies within the individual. And the strength of the individual lies within the team.” Phil Jackson

U12 9v9 in 2023

In 2023U12s will play 9v9 on half-fields rather than 11v11 on full fields. This change aligns Capital Football U12 competitions with the other member federations (e.g. NSW, QLD, Vic).

The 9v9 format is seen as having the below benefits.

  • Closer proximity means passes are generally shorter than 11 v 11.
  • Reduced space means players take fewer touches before being engaged by a defender.
  • Quicker decision-making is required.
  • Players take almost double the shots in 9 v 9.

Pay boost for Referees

Capital Football has announced an increase in winter referee match fees for 2023 across both Junior and Seniors. Junior referees and ARs will see a 38% pay bump, and Senior match officials will see a 62% raise!

The full list of the 2023 winter match fees can be found here.

Although not a complete fix for referee recruitment and abuseCapital Football hopes it will be a part of their Referee Revolution to improve the match day experience for the football community as a whole.

If these increased referee fees have turned your head and you want to become a referee. Juniors can contact Matthew Willington, our referee coordinator, via refcoord@belnorth.orgSeniors can get in contact with Ruth at seniors@belnorth.org.

Team Kit Returns

If you are a coach, manager, parent or player, who has missed the kit returns so far, please email us via kr@belnorth.org so we can coordinate a belated return.

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