Newcastle football legend Col Curran will be recognised when the second edition of the The Heritage Cup is held this weekend.....

Read the full article online at the Newcastle Herald.


With the season fast approaching we constantly must remind ourselves that excellence on the park is dependent on so many items such as:

• Hydration
• Nutrition
• Sleep
• Recovery
• Good communication

Among the many items coaches need to be aware of is post game communications. Club Youth TD Gerard Carey explains: 

"During season 2018 you will observe youth coaches not giving teams detailed, post-match lectures.
Given the emotions of the day, and the significant amount of research around this subject, we will reserve
our assessments and evaluations until the first training session post game.
This allows the staff to remove a significant amount of possible or probable emotion from our communication.

We suggest that parents do the same so that, no matter the result there is not a great focus on perceived negatives immediately after the game."


For a player - and for any human being - there is nothing better than hearing ‘well done.’
'Those are the two best words ever invented in sports. You don’t need to use superlatives.
Sir Alex Ferguson


Also, please take the time to watch the video below. It provides wonderful insight and strategies for parents of young athletes involved in club or representative sports, including the 5 best words you can say to your young athlete.

 2018 AKids



Where a family wants to use the Active Kids Voucher for Weston fees, the invoices issued need to be paid less $100. The family then need to register each player on MyFootballClub and apply the voucher to finalise the payment of the invoice.

Where the family wants to use the Active Kids Voucher for other purposes then 100% of the invoice amount needs to be paid.

For all families that have already paid 100% of the invoice and wish to use the Active Kids voucher, please advise the club, register each player on MyFootballClub and apply the voucher.  We will organise a reimbursement of the $100 based on notification of bank details.


Information on the Active Kids Vouchers can be found here in the information brochure


For the families wishing to use the Active Kids Vouchers

Information was sent this week from Northern NSW Football to all registered players outlining the process for eligible parents, guardians and students to access an Active Kids voucher.

In summary eligible parents, guardians and students will need to request an Active Kids Voucher through the Service NSW website (https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/

To do this they will require a MyServiceNSW account & Medicare card details.

Any enquiries that Member clubs receive from eligible parents, guardians and students should be directed to the Service NSW help line - 13 77 88. 

The registration process for both member clubs and individual participants will not change apart from a prompt for participants to enter an Active Kids Voucher Code within the Payment screen



For all families to register their child as a player for 2018

Please follow the following instructions to register online for our club:


a) Go to the MyFootballClub website: myfootballclub.com.au

b) Click on “Register Now” 

c) Select “Player Registration” 

d) Follow the prompts to proceed to login pages, find your FFA number and/or reset your password

e) Login using your FFA number and password:
• FFANumber
• Password:



a) Once logged in, select “Make a Registration” or “Register Now”

b) Update contact details if necessary. 

c) On the next screen, enter the club name Weston Workers Bears FC (Premier)
NB: If you get a message saying there are no packages then click OK and check the club name

d) Select the Registration role as: “Player”
NB: If this is the first time you have registered to play football in Australia you will need to confirm whether you played in another country

e) Select the correct Registration Package that applies for your registration. 

f) Click the “Add” button. 

g) Click the Next button at the bottom of the screen. 

h) Read and acknowledge the Terms and Conditions then click Next. 

i) ** IF APPLICABLE** On the Payment Screen at Step 3 you will be able to enter your Active Kids Voucher Code and Apply Discount.

j) Answer the questions on the final page and click the “Save All Answers” button. 

k) Click on “manual Payment at Club” as you will be paying the club directly. As invoiced by Weston Workers Bears FC.
NB: Payment must be made before a registration can be accepted by the Club.

Your registration has now been submitted. Make sure you have paid your fees and completed any necessary ID checks, etc.



If you have any trouble with your registration you can use the following resources to help you.

• Visit the FAQ’s page on the MyFootballClub website. 

• View the Player Registration guides and videos which are on the Resources page of the MyFootballClub website. 

• Call FFA Support Centre (02) 8020 4199 if you are having problems with your password to login.


The Bears had their first pre-season hit out for 2018 when they took on Sydney side Spirit FC on Sunday. 

In hot conditions at Rockwell Automation Park the U20s played in the morning with the 1st grade squads later in the afternoon. 

The under 20s performed strongly with a pleasing performance netting 2 goals and creating numerous other opportunities.
The Bears 1sts  fielded a number of new recruits including the return of Nathan Morris, Josh McGuire and Kew Jaliens. Working hard to execute their game plan and against a quality opposition the action swayed from end to end. Both teams hit the woodwork but it was Weston who took their chances from the 70th minute on, finding the net 3 times. 

It was an excellent opportunity for both clubs to blow out the cobwebs, look at what needs to be worked on and get their seasons underway on a great deck. 

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