This year our competition will commence at the beginning of Term 4 in the school year.
Team registration will open August 29 and close on September 26. Registration of teams into the competition after 26 September will be at the committee’s discretion e.g. to remove a bye from a competition.
There may be a need to restrict the number of teams in the competition this season to comply with NSW Health orders in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. In the event that team numbers do have to be restricted, entry to the competition will be on a first come first serve basis, and provided a team has the minimum number of players properly registered into their team by the required date.
Players must register into their teams and pay their fees individually at the time of registration. See further information outlined below under Player Registration and Fees.
Competition commences: Round 1: Fri 16 Oct 2020
Round 9: Fri 11 Dec 2020
Break – Christmas
Round 10: Fri 29 Jan 2021
Bye: Fri 19 Feb 2021 – Junior State Cup (19 – 21 Feb 2021)
Round 15: Fri 12 Mar 2021
Finals Series: U12 – U18 (top 4)
Semi-Finals: Fri 19 Mar 2021 – 1v4, 2v3. Winners progress to GF, losers eliminated.
Grand Finals: Fri 26 Mar 2021 (winners of semi-finals)
Wet Weather Spare: Fri 2 Apr 2021
U6, U8 & U10
Grand Finals: Fri 19 Mar 2021 (all teams play)
In the event of extended wet weather during the finals series, Ballina Touch reserves the right to alter the finals series format to suit available competition dates.
Teams can register from 29 August – 26 September 2020. In order for teams to participate in the competition, team registration must be completed by Friday 26 September 2020.
After registering your team, individual players must register into the team and pay their registration fee. A link to the individual registration portal will be provided on the Ballina Touch Juniors website. The individual registration fee can only be paid with a Visa or Mastercard Credit or Debit Card, or you can use your NSW Govt. Active Kids Voucher. This process is built into our online registration.
A player can only complete their registration by paying the registration fee. The individual registration fee for 2020-21 is $100 per player.
A minimum of eight (8) players for the U12 divisions and older and seven (7) players for U10 divisions & younger, are required to register into a team.
Teams that have registered into the competition, but not had the minimum number of players registered into their team will not be permitted to play in the competition until they have the minimum number of players i.e. they will forfeit their games until the minimum number of players have registered.
Teams that do not have the minimum number of players registered by Friday 9 October 2020 will not be included in the draw for Round 1 of the competition. Any team that does not meet this deadline, may be replaced in the competition by another team in the event that teams have been wait listed to be accepted into the competition due to restrictions required to comply with COVID-19 NSW Health Orders.
Players must be registered and fully paid prior to the night of their first game. To be eligible to play in a match on any given Friday night in the competition, players must have registered no later than the preceding Wednesday night, other than for Round 1 in which case they must be registered one week in advance as outlined above. This will ensure their name appears on the team sign-on sheet. It is not acceptable to register and pay, for example, on the day a player intends to play their first match. This creates administrative problems for our volunteers who are already very busy running the competition. Players can register into a team at any time up until the completion of Round 9 of the competition.
When registration is completed successfully each team will receive a team match ball to be used for all team matches. The ball can be collected from the canteen/tournament control area. Teams are expected to bring their match ball each week as the club does not supply balls for matches. Additional balls can be purchased from the canteen.