On Saturday 10th February, 2018, The St George Football Association will be hosting the inaugural Festival of Football at Jubilee Oval, Kogarah.
The day will encompass an array of football activity from a Grasroots Coaching Expo led by former Socceroo and SBS Analyst, Aytek Genc, to Football NSW activations, live music, kids face painting and guest appearances from Craig Foster and Sydney FC.
One of the key features of the day will be the 8 high quality matches being played between 2017 St George FA, Football South Coast FA and Sutherland FA Champion teams. Club teams Connells Point Rovers, Cronulla Seagulls and Wollongong Olympic are just a few of the teams representing their respective associations.
Football4All games will also be a key highlight of the day with the St George Warriors, Football South Coast Knights and Sutherland Titans all taking part.
The festival will also act as a chance for all players, new and existing, to sign up for their local SGFA team for the 2018 season with clubs taking registrations on the day.
The 2018 St George Festival of Football will be proudly supported by Georges River Council, Football NSW, Sydney FC, Sutherland FA, Football South Coast FA and Southern Expansion.
Below is some important game day information:
On the day, entry into the venue will be via the following gates:
- Gate A: Players & Officials ONLY
- All players and officials will be given a wristband and must be worn at all times inside the venue
- Gate B: Spectators/General Public
Bag checks will be conducted at both entry points.
Entry for all spectators will be via a gold coin donation with all proceeds going to the St George Hospital – Children’s Ward.
Only players and officials with an SGFA issued wristband will be allowed on the field of play and in the player change rooms/tunnel. SGFA Staff/Volunteers will be monitoring throughout the day.
All spectator seating will be located in the Western lower grandstand and concourse areas ONLY. No other sections of the stadium will be open for access.
Food & Beverage
The venue will be running a food and beverage outlet which will cater for hot and cold food options as well as cold beverage options (excludes Alcohol). A coffee van will also be located inside the venue with various hot and cold beverage options available.
No Alcohol, glass bottles, cans or commercial food is permitted to be brought inside the venue. Anyone found to be in the possession of these items will have this confiscated and may risk being removed from the venue by venue staff/security.
There are NO ATM’s on site and no commercial food or cans are permitted into the venue.
There is NO parking inside the venue. Limited parking is available around the stadium so please plan your trip wisely.
Warm Up Areas
All warm ups are to take place in the park adjacent to the stadium, Kogarah Park (nearest Princes Highway). No warm up’s are allowed to take place on the field of play.
Toilets will be made available to patrons on the concourse level (Level 1), including three accessible (one has baby change facilities) and one family room (with baby change facilities)
2018 Winter Season Registrations
Throughout the course of the festival, SGFA will be giving all member clubs the opportunity to take registrations for the upcoming winter season. The Legends Lounge will be the designated space for this with table’s setup by SGFA staff. The lounge will operate from 10:00am – 2:00pm on the day.
FNSW/Sydney FC Activations
Both Football NSW & Sydney FC will be present on the day running activations for all spectators. The FNSW Shooting Target & Sydney FC Chipping Enclosure will be in activation. These will both be in operation from 10am – 3pm.
Grassroots Coaching Expo
The Grassroots Coaching Expo will be held on Jubilee Oval from 8:00am – 9:30am. This will run on one half of the pitch with the other half being used for the SAP 10’s fixture. The course will be led by Aytek Genc and is aimed at coaches training 5-9 year olds. The session is fully practical and will run in the corners of the pitch.
Spots are still available for the coaching course and can be made by clicking HERE.
Festival Venue Map
Below is a list of all games to be held on the day which includes all St George teams an Opposing Association teams, game times and half lengths:
|Time||Age Group||St George Team||Opposing Association Team||Half Length|
|8:30am||U10||SAP||Sutherland FA||25 minutes|
|9:30am||U7/U8||St George Warriors||Sutherland Titans||20 minutes|
|U9/U10||St George Warriors||Sutherland Titans||20 minutes|
|10:15am||13A Boys||Connells Point Rovers||Menai Hawks||30 minutes|
|11:30am||14A Girls||Oatley FC||Fernhill||30 minutes|
|12:45pm||15A Boys||Sans Souci FC||Loftus Rovers FC||30 minutes|
|2:00pm||16A Girls||Rockdale City Suns||Football South Coast (Conf. League)||30 minutes|
|3:15pm||16||AYL||Football South Coast (AYL 16’s)||30 minutes|
|4:30pm||PWL||Banksia Tigers||Bonnet Bay||40 minutes|
|6:00pm||PLM||Connells Point Rovers||Wollongong Olympic||40 minutes|
Saturday 10th February 2018
Player & Officials Gates Open: 7:30am
Spectator Entry Gates Open: 8:00am