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INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

It's Just A Game

On match day, please support your child in a calm, sporting manner and remain respectful to all referees, coaches, players and volunteers from Lithgow District FA, Blackheath FC, Lithgow Workies, Thistle FC, Lithgow City Rangers and Wallerawang FC.



FAQ's for Blackheath FC teams in the Lithgow District FA

MY CHILD IS SIGNED UP FOR THE NEW LDFA SEASON. WHAT FOOTBALL GEAR DO WE NEED?

On Matchday, full Blackheath FC playing kit of Shirt (supplied by BFC), Shorts, Socks, Football Boots and Shin Pads must be worn by all players.

No jewellery including earrings, necklaces, watches, nor any hats or caps are allowed to be worn.


MY CHILD TURNS 9 IN 2022. WILL THEY PLAY IN THE UNDER 9'S OR UNDER 10'S?

The age a player turns in 2022 determines the team that they will play in. It is no longer referred to as "Under" 9 or "under" 10. 

If they turn 9 in 2022, they must play in the 9's.


DO WE HAVE TO GO TO TRAINING?

Yes, training is an essential element of your child's participation and enjoyment of the game and their team. Children are encouraged to attend training each week to build a rapport with their coach and team mates, and begin their understanding of the game.


WHEN IS TRAINING ON?

Training days will be decided upon once player registration is complete.


WE LOOK AFTER A CLASSMATE FOR A FEW HOURS AFTER SCHOOL. CAN THEY JOIN IN WITH TRAINING?

No, only children registered with Blackheath FC can participate in training. Friends of players on the team are not encouraged to join in training.


IS THERE A TRAINING KIT?

Training gear is available through our club shop. Go to the Team Merchandise page. Full match day kit is not necessary for training however football boots, shin pads and football socks are recommended. The boots, shin pads and socks combination can feel a bit clunky for some children, so the more they use them, the easier it gets.


WHAT HAPPENS ON MATCH DAY?

Players should arrive at the Marjorie Jackson Playing Fields in Lithgow 30 minutes before kick off so your child is ready to play and their name has been added to the match card. This also gives the team time to warm up, practice some shooting and receive last minute encouragement from their coach.


CAN WE WATCH FROM THE SIDELINE ON MATCHDAY?

Yes, you can but . . .

REMEMBER IT'S JUST A GAME.

On match day, please support your child in a calm, sporting manner and remain respectful to all referees, coaches, players and volunteers from Lithgow District FA, Blackheath FC, Lithgow Workies, Thistle FC, Lithgow City Rangers and Wallerawang FC.


WHAT HAPPENS IN WET WEATHER?

Lithgow District Football Association football matches are played during the winter months, so wet weather conditions can be common. Matches are only cancelled if the ground is closed by Lithgow City Council or conditions are deemed dangerous for players. Cancelled matches are very rare, but it's a good idea to create a Whats App Group Chat with your child's coach so messages can be easily passed on regards the weather conditions ahead of training and match days. Radio station 2LT (101FM) will make an announcement on Saturday mornings at the start of the 'Sports Show' just after the 8am news if matches have been cancelled. 

FAQ's For the Mini Roos Kick Off Program

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN U6 OR U7 FOOTBALL AND MINIROOS KICK OFF?

U6/U7 Football involves a weekly training session at Blackheath Oval and a weekly game at Lithgow versus other clubs. Whereas, MiniRoos Kick Off is held at Blackheath Oval only, and there is no game at the weekend.


DO WE NEED TO REGISTER FOR MINIROOS?

Yes, you do. 


HOW MUCH DOES MINIROOS COST?

Registration fee is $35 for one term.


WHEN IS MINIROOS TAKING PLACE?

The Term 2 program is likely be held on a Wednesday afternoon between 3.45 and 4.30pm. Dates and times are subject to change.


DO WE NEED BOOTS FOR MINIROOS?

Your child will need football boots, shin pads and football socks.


MY CHILD IS 6.

SHOULD THEY REGISTER FOR MINIROOS KICK OFF OR THE LDFA COMPETITION?

Your child can sign up for U6 football or MiniRoos. It's up to you.