FAQs

This FAQ page should answer many of the queries you may have about Capital Football and its competitions and departments. Please use the Quick Links below to select the section you require. Should your question not be answered below, or you require further information, please e-mail us at info@capitalfootball.com.au

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General

Registrations

Football Clubs

Referees

Volunteers

High Performance Football

Coaching

General

What are your office opening hours?
Our office is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm for visitors. Telephone lines are operational Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. 

 

Registrations

How do I register to play, coach or volunteer in Capital Football competitions?
Firstly, choose a club! A list of our clubs and where they train can be found here. Once you have chosen a club, you should register for a Football Federation Australia (FFA) Number on www.myfootballclub.com.au. You will then be able to use these log-in details to register as a player, coach or volunteer. Your registration will be with the club so any questions regarding the fee and deadlines should be directed to the club.

I have misplaced my FFA Number and/or password, how do I recover it?
Click on this link here to find your FFA number. If you require further support contact Capital Football on 02 6260 4000.

When is the last date I can register to play football in Canberra?
Registrations for the winter football season close on 30 June.

What is included in the registration fees that I will pay to my club?
For a breakdown on the portion of your registration fee that is attributable to Capital Football please click here. The fee that a player pays to a club will also include costs for the individual club for ground hire, uniforms, club administration, coaching costs, referees when allocated, some insurance etc.

I've been trying to connect with the MyFootballClub website and it seems to be having technical problems, what do I do?
You should contact the MyFootballClub helpdesk on myfootballclub@footballaustralia.com.au OR (02) 8020 4199

 

Football Clubs

Where is my closest football club?
Click here for a list of our affiliated clubs and their locations.

Which fields can I play football on?
Competition and training fields are located at various places throughout Canberra and the region. Ground bookings for ACT Government Facilities should be made through your club or Capital Football. Click here for a list of fields within the ACT.
Capital Football manage the Hawker Football Centre, synthetic surface playing facility. For further information and booking forms click here.

 

Referees

How do I become a referee?
Referees and game leaders are needed at every level of football and futsal. Clubs in the Junior League look after referees and game leaders for small sided and junior games. Information on the courses and requirements is available here. For further information please contact the Referee Administrator on refadmin@capitalfootball.com.au

I’m organising a trial/friendly match, how can I get match officials?
Firstly you need to have the match sanctioned by Capital Football and complete a trial match request form. On the trial match request from you can also request a referee. Forms can be found here.
Please note forms must be submitted to Capital Football Seven (7) days prior to any trial match if referees are required.

Do I pay for a referee in my registration if I don’t get one?
Clubs are not charged by Capital Football for a referee unless one is appointed by Capital Football. That means Capital Football only invoices clubs for matches which have an appointed referee. Referee match fees for 2015 can be found here.

Am I able to wear a friendship band/bracelet on my wrist during a match?
No. Law 4 clearly states A player must not use equipment or wear anything that is dangerous to himself or another player (including any kind of jewellery).

Why don’t I have a Referee for my game?
Referees are appointed to matches by Capital Football subject to the referee’s availability, qualification and experience. Generally there are not enough referees to appoint to every competition match and therefore they are appointed to matches that fulfil their abilities. For example, new Level 4 referees are most likely to be appointed to lower divisions before they progress to higher division appointments. Club Referee Coordinators appoint referees to all junior league matches.

How are referees allocated?
Referees declare their availability on a weekly basis. All senior referees are allocated to a graded panel subject to their qualifications. These panels assist Capital Football in appointing referees to appropriate competition matches. Appointments are generally weighted to Premier level competitions in the first instance followed by Capital League and higher divisions. Lower division games are then allocated referees based on the referee’s ability.

 

Volunteers

How can I volunteer for Capital Football events, including the Kanga Cup and Canberra United?
You need to contact the Business Manager via email businessmanager@capitalfootball.com.au or phone 02 6260 4000 to enquire and request an application form.

What events can I volunteer for with Capital Football?
Events that can be volunteered for include: The Kanga Cup, Canberra United, Socceroos and Matildas matches in Canberra, Capital Football Presentation Night, Capital Football Media Interns and Capital Football Finals Days. For information on how to get involved with these events, email the Business Manager – businessmanager@capitalfootball.com.au 

 

High Performance Football

How do I get involved with state representative programs or High Performance Programs?
Capital Football’s Technical Department offer a variety of programs aimed at further enhancing a players ability in both football and futsal. Please click on here for an overview of the programs, as well as an explanation of the Integrated Player Pathway. For further information please contact your team’s coach or club’s Technical Director.

 

Coaching

What coaching qualifications do I need to coach at a club?
Information on the appropriate coaching level is available here or contact your club directly for further information.

How do I become a coach or increase my qualifications?
Information on the dates, times and locations of our Coaching Courses is available here.