The TTGCSC has a proud heritage that started in 1965 when we fielded our first junior teams as Fairview Park Junior Soccer Club. In 1970 we merged with Golden Grove Soccer Club & Golden Grove Sports & Social Club to form the Tea Tree Gully City Soccer Club. In the years since we have grown to a club of 450+ members who actively play matches weekly throughout the northern suburbs.
Our club consists of junior team from Development squad to U/18, Senior Men’s Teams & Senior Ladies Teams. We are a member of the Elizabeth and District Junior Soccer association, South Australian Amateur Soccer League and the Football Federation Soccer Association.
The Clubs mission is to create an environment where children can learn and enjoy the game of soccer in a safe structured environment regardless of ability, race and gender. We also aim to provide junior players with an opportunity to succeed in line with their own desires and we hope that our juniors will stay with the club and eventually make the transition to our Senior Teams.
All of our junior Coaches hold at a minimum a Level 1 Coaches certificate and we also boast a zero tolerance policy towards bullying and any forms of vilification.
Welcome from the Chairperson
I would like to introduce myself as the Chairperson of the club – Damien Kuypers. I have been involved on and off with the club since 1980. I have been on the committee for the last four years sharing my visions with the rest of the committee. I have played and coached at both Junior and Senior levels at the club and like to see the enjoyment on the kid’s faces when they are kicking a ball and the parent’s faces when they see their children develop to become better kids and players. I have a passion for the Tea Tree Gully City Soccer Club and want to see it succeed in every way possible. I have taken on the Chairperson’s role in the hope of building on the base of what our previous Chairperson has done. I would love for our club to be the number one club that people want to bring their families to and think we are well on the way on that endeavour. I would like to welcome all of our existing and new members to the 2020 season.
Last season was our 54th year since our founding and moving into the 55th we have had a huge change in personnel at committee level, bringing with it fresh ideas and hopefully new success both on and off the pitch. We have for the first time entered 3 teams in the FFSA Junior Boys league and hope to continue to have the option there for players who wish to take their Soccer to the next level or want to grow their knowledge and skills of the game with like-minded kids whilst also providing the option for ALL kids to be able to participate in the EDJSA set up if they so desire.
Our senior men’s team will hopefully build on the groundwork that has been built in previous seasons to compete in the division one of the SAASL. We will be fielding a minimum of 4 senior teams. A, B and C teams along with either a lower division 6 team or an over 35’s team. Our junior teams all had their ups and down but it is great to see all players out each week, putting in and developing their skills. We also had a few teams take out top honours in their division and also in the Challenge Cup.
This season the club has introduced a new element to our junior program.
We have Introduced the FFSA curriculum to those who are interested and we are continuing on our Long Term Player Development Plan (LPTD) which was started four years ago and continues to aim at producing high level soccer players throughout the club to be able to compete at a high level and to feed into our senior teams eventually.
The Selection Team is designed to ensure that all players have the maximum opportunity to play in a competitive environment appropriate to their skills and ability. Teams for the 2020 season have been selected but for those who didn’t tryout or were not selected please don’t be disheartened, the selection process will happen each year so you will have a chance again for the 2021 season.
Our LTPD is about putting the player first and offering age-appropriate opportunities for kids to enjoy the game of soccer, our goal is to develop better players by providing support structures and programs for coaches and parents to implement player-centred programs at every level of the game.
As a member of the club there are a few policies, procedures and codes of conduct that we expect all members to abide by. Below is a list of these policies and I highly recommend all members take the time to familiarise yourself with them.
● Member & Child protection policy
● Policies, Procedures, Roles & Responsibilities
● TTGCSC Long Term Player Development plan
● OHS & Risk management
● Privacy and confidentiality policy
● Alcohol, Drug and Unacceptable behaviour policy
This handbook has been prepared to assist you in your familiarisation with our club and our expectations and contains relevant information on the operation of our club, with some extracts from our policies that we believe will benefit you. You will find all of the club policies on our web site http://ttgsoccer.com.au. Should you have any questions do not hesitate to contact one of our Committee Members.
As the club is a member of the SAASL, FFSA and EDJSA we are also bound by their rules, policies and by-laws. We recommend that all members of the club visit the applicable association website to familiarise yourself with their current policies and by-laws.
I know all the policies, by-laws etc. seem a bit much but I assure you that these are designed for the protection of our kids and all of our members.
Like all sporting clubs we are guided by a volunteer board of committee members and backed by a dedicated group of parents who volunteer as coaches and team managers. We rely totally on our volunteers so we ask you not to criticise but instead support our Coaches and Team Managers as they are giving up their time for free so your child can play, learn and enjoy the game.
Should you wish to become involved with a particular team or if you feel you can offer your time and experience on our committee or a sub-committee we would love to hear from you. You can contact either myself on firstname.lastname@example.org or our club Secretary Julie on email@example.com
Once again ‘welcome’ and I look forward to seeing you around the club throughout the season.
Good luck for the 2020 Season!
Damien Kuypers Chairman
Damien Kuypers Chairman