Summary

Cost: $90 (includes playing singlet)
Start Date: Week starting 14th September, 2020
Finish Date: Week starting 30th November, 2020
Location: Centenary of ANZAC Reserve, Castle Hill

Note: This page is specifically for the Spring Junior Competition.  If you are looking for Senior competition registrations, please CLICK HERE.

Registering a Team

If you are a team coordinator looking to set up a team click the “Register a Team” Button where you will be taken to Touch Football Australia’s new competition management system.

Select the division you want to create the team in and follow the prompts.
Update 09/09/20 – U12’s & U14’s Divisions – Boys and Girls – are now FULL
Update 11/09/20 – U16’s Division – Boys and Girls – is now FULL

As a first time user of the new competition management system, you will be asked to create a login.

Are you Looking for a Team?

If you are someone who doesn’t have a team, but wants to play the great game of Touch Footy, no problem, the Hornets Swarm is here to help.

Please fill out the following form, and we will find you a team.

Update 04/09/20 – Limited spots remaining. We’ll continue to do our best to allocate individuals to teams, however we cannot guarantee placement.
Update 09/09/20 – U12G, U14G, & U14B are now FULL.
Update 11/09/20 – U12B, & U16B are now FULL
Update 20/09/20 – Some spots remaining in U10B & U16G – All other age groups are now FULL and with waiting lists
Update 06/10/20 – ALL TEAMS ARE NOW FULL

Registering as a Player in a Team

If someone has organised a team for you, the easiest way to register in that team is to use the link provided by the team coordinator.
As a first time user of the new competition management system, you will be asked to create a login.

Alternatively, if you know the name of your team, you can search for it by clicking “Find my Team”. (Note: the search is not confined to Hills Hornets and will return teams from all affiliates across Australia)

You will be prompted for the following items during the online registration process, so be sure you have them ready before starting.

1. Get your active kids voucher number.  Remember, you can now apply for a 2nd Active Kids voucher per child per year. It will allow you to redeem the entire cost of registration.

For those who did not use the 1st voucher, this is still valid until December 2020.

Active Kids Approved Provider
2. Work out what playing singlet size you need. Click here for Sizing Chart
Divisions

Divisions align with NSW Touch Junior State Cup 2021 division names and age qualification.

Division Name Year of Birth Game Day
U8 Boys and Girls 2013-2015 Monday
U10 Boys and Girls 2011-2012 Monday
U12 Boys and Girls 2009-2010 Tuesday
U14 Boys and Girls 2007-2008 Tuesday
U16 Boys and Girls 2005-2006 Wednesday
Competition Schedule

The Junior season is scheduled to start in the week beginning 14th of September 2020, with Grand finals to be played in the week beginning 30th of November 2020.

The week before semi  finals is reserved for catchup rounds to cater for washouts.  In order to finish the season before mandatory council field maintenance in December we will be required to play competition rounds through the September school holidays.

Round Week Beginning Notes
1 14/9
2 21/9
3 28/9 School Holidays
4 5/10 School Holidays
5 12/10
6 19/10
7 26/10
8 2/11
9 9/11
Catch Up Round 16/11 Washout Round
Semi Finals 23/11
Grand Finals 30/11
The Hills Hornets Difference

Player Singlets Included

As part of registration each player will receive a playing singlet. Team coordinators are free of the stress of arranging shirts for their players!

Playing Singlets

Keeping it Fair Policy

We will continue our “keeping it fair” policy. The number of JSC 2020 representative players in any team will be limited to a maximum of 3.

Coaching Mentors

You can schedule time with one of our qualified coaches to run a training session with your team. A benefit to players who want to improve their game, and team coordinators who want to up skill their coaching. Team coordinators can email info@hillshornetstouch.com for more information. 

Covid Safe

Hills Hornets has developed a Covid Safe policy to ensure playing touch with us is as safe as possible. Our Return to Play COVIDSafe policy can be viewed here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who supplies the playing uniform?

Playing singlets are included in the cost of registration. Playing singlets will be reversible, with a predominantly yellow side and a predominantly maroon side.

All players will be required to wear plain black shorts as part of the uniform.  This means no club shorts are to be worn.

The draw will indicate which colour should be showing week to week.

When do registrations close?

The scheduled close date for registrations is the 7th September, but please note the following:

  1. In previous seasons when demand has been high, we have been forced to close off registrations earlier than expected for some divisions.
  2. Lead times are needed for ordering singlets. Leaving registration too late may mean your singlet is not available for round 1

What time are games played?

Time slots will be finalised once we have final team numbers.
The following provides an indication of the likely timeslots.

Divisions
Division Name Day Times
U8’s Monday 5:00-6:00
U10’s Monday 5:30-7:00
U12’s Tuesday 4:30-7:00
U14’s Tuesday 6:00-7:30
U16’s Wednesday 5:00-7:00

Is it OK to play up an age division?

Yes.  Where friends or siblings want to play together, they can play up in an older age division.

It is important to be aware that skill levels can be significantly different between age divisions. Parents will need to use their own judgement on the skills and confidence of the player wanting to play up an age division.

I want to register more than 1 player as an individual, can you ensure they end up in the same team?

Absolutely.  Once registered, send an email to info@hillshornetstouch.com with their names requesting same team placement.

How many players per team?

All teams must register a minimum of 8 players.  This is a new mandatory requirement.

For Under 8’s and Under 10’s, there are 5 players on a field at a time (playing on a half size field).  All other divisions are 6 a side.

The number of subs is always a bit of a balancing act. Too many subs can mean players don’t get long enough on the field, too few and players get too tired and lose enjoyment.

Aiming for 3-4 subs per game is usually a good rule of thumb.

I want to register a team, but I'm a few players short. Can you help?

Absolutely.  Send an email to info@hillshornetstouch.com with your team name once registered and the number of additional players you would like.  We will allocate players from our individual player registration pool.

Do you have mixed divisions for juniors?

No.  But this is something we are considering for the future.
In the mean time you can enter a mixed team into the equivalent age boys division.
This has been done by teams in previous seasons.

I've never played touch football before, can you cater for beginners?

Absolutely.  At Hills Hornets Touch we welcome everybody.
Register yourself, and we will find you a team that can accommodate your experience and skill level.

This season we are also going to make available our representative and elite level coaches available to teams to learn more about the game.

You can also check out our Basics of touch page for an introduction on how the game is played.
There are also some highlight videos you can watch on Hornets TV.