Grounds Info

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If your team is playing the first or last match of the day at a ground, (including away grounds), you are responsible for the set up and pack away of the ground. 

It is common courtesy and a requirement of the MWFA, for the visiting team to assist with the movement of goal posts and nets set up for both set up and pack away.

The set up typically includes moving goal posts into place, putting nets up, roping off sidelines and technical areas for Mixed MiniRoo, Premier League and AL1 games and placing corner and half way line posts in place. 

Sponsor flags and the Defibrillator flag must also be displayed.  In the case of the defibrillator flag this should be as close to the location of the unit as practically possible.

Pack up is essentially the reverse of the set up with the additional responsibility to ensure all rubbish is removed from the technical areas, general ground surrounds and club house.  Please note rubbish includes empty bottles, strapping tape, fruit skin etc.

The home team has the ultimate responsibility for the condition of the ground and pack away of equipment on the completion of the final match of the day.  You have the right to approach the visiting team and ask for assistance in packing away the equipment and clearing up of their rubbish.  If they fail to do this, you must do so on their behalf and you can report their failure to cooperate to your Age Coordinator at your discretion.

Please note, failure to fully comply with the ground set up and pack away instructions by Senior teams will incur a team fine of $200 payable to the club prior to the team playing their next scheduled competition game.  Failure to pay the fine will result in the forfeit of subsequent games until the fine is paid.

Please note the amount of the fine is a conservative reflection of the time spent by Committee members fielding calls at all hours from disgruntled representatives of rival codes who share our grounds and the requirement to complete the pack up of the ground on behalf of the offending team often in the very early hours of Sunday morning.  The fine level is not representative of the damage done to the clubs reputation for the continued failure to respect our rival codes requirements and the safety of children who may climb on goals left in position with nets.

Allan Border Oval

Please familiarise yourself with the General Instructions prior to reading the specific Allan Border Oval instructions.

Setting Up Procedure

The first team setting up the pitch on a Saturday morning is usually a Youth team with an 8:30am kick-off.  Please do not rely on this as you are required to check if your match is the first match on a ground for the day.  The manager of that team is responsible for coordinating the ground set up.  You will require a minimum of 4 adults to set up the field for play.

  • Remove ropes and stakes from around the cricket square and leave to the side of the pitch.
  • Remove cover from cricket square and fold onto trolley at the side of the oval, as below. It is absolutely essential that every peg is pulled up from the cover and then immediately taken over and placed on the trolley to prevent any chance that the pegs are left on the field which may result in serious injury to players.  Ensure that no one with football boots or sharp heels treads on the cover as a replacement cover costs $5,000.  As many adults as possible, but a minimum of 4, line up along one side only.  If the cover is wet, pick up one edge with arms behind back and move quickly over cover pulling the water with you.  It is best to run in the direction of the wind as this helps by creating a sail effect.  Now the cover is dry, repeat the process to pull it toward the trolley (on the far side of the ground) where it then needs to be folded and placed on the trolley.  Fold in half, then half again three more times in the same direction to create a 2m strip.  The fold in half the opposite way four times.  This should create a 2m square that fits neatly onto the trolley.
  • Wheel portable goals into place, taking great care not to damage the lever wheel mechanism.
  • Nets, corner and centre flags must then be put up. This equipment is located in the storage shed directly behind the goal at the Southern end.  Access to the storage shed is via a key located in a lock box on the fence in front of the shed.
  • The Defibrillator flag must be placed on the grass directly in front of the club house on the left hand side as you face the clubhouse. This indicates the location of the unit which is attached to the wall of the club house at the top of the outside pavilion on the left hand side.

 Packing Up Procedure

  • In addition to the General Instructions, all equipment including nets, posts, benches, rope and stakes must be returned to the storage shed. The benches should be stored outside the shed directly behind the fence stacked neatly on top of each other.
  • Please take care when returning club equipment to the shed to ensure it is left in a tidy fashion with due consideration given to the next user. Lights must be turned off and the external door locked.
  • The portable goals must have the nets removed and then should be wheeled back to their storage positions which are pushed directly back against the boundary fence at the northern end and back against the fence at the southern end ensuring the goal does not cover the practice wickets, (to the left as you face the shed).

Additional Procedure for Premier and AL1 Games

The sideline and technical areas on the clubhouse side of the pitch must be roped off for all Premier League and Division 1 matches.  Stakes and rope are provided for this requirement and are located in the storage shed.

Balmoral Oval

Please familiarise yourself with the General Instructions prior to reading the specific Balmoral Oval instructions.

Setting Up Procedure

The nets, pegs and flags for each pitch are stored in bins in the middle section of the shed behind the changerooms.  The first teams playing on Balmoral on Saturday are usually senior teams with a 1pm kick-off.  The manager of each Mosman team is responsible for moving the bin into the centre circle for each team to dress half a field. This should be done at least 45 minutes before kick off.

  • The Defibrillator flag must be placed on the grass directly in front of the clubhouse. This indicates the location of the unit which is attached to the external wall of the club house.

Packing Up Procedure

  • In addition to the General Instructions, the last teams playing on Balmoral Oval on Saturday are usually Seniors team with a 3pm kick-off. After the game, all teams are responsible for taking down the nets and placing them with the pegs and flags into the relevant bin.  Both Mosman managers should ensure their bin has been returned to the shed.
  • Please take care when returning club equipment to the shed to ensure it is left in a tidy fashion with due consideration given to the next user.  Lights must be turned off and both the cage and external door locked.

Georges Heights Oval

Please familiarise yourself with the General Instructions prior to reading the specific Georges Heights Oval instructions.

Setting Up Procedure

Georges Heights Oval is our most highly utilised oval hosting MiniRoo, Youth and Senior Games over a variety of pitch sizes across both Saturday and Sunday.

All equipment is located in the shed which can be accessed using a key stored in a lock box at the rear of the building on the door adjacent to the Men’s Shed.

The first games on a Saturday or Sunday usually start at 8:30am.  Please do not rely on this as you are required to check if your match is the first match on a ground for the day.  The manager of that team is responsible for coordinating the ground set up. 

The U6 and U7 MiniRoos play on mini fields set up across the pitch directly in front of the canteen.  These fields use portable goals with nets already attached.

The U8 and U9 MiniRoos play on slightly larger fields set up directly in front of and parallel to the club house.  These pitches use the metal 5-a-side goals which are stored outside.  The nets for these goals and posts are located in the storage shed.

The U10 and U11 MiniRoos play on the pitch on the far side of the main pitch.  The goals are permanently in place and so only the nets and flags, located in the storage shed, need to be set up.

Youth (U12  - U18) and Senior games play on the main pitch.  The goals are permanently in place and so only the nets and flags, located in the storage shed, need to be set up.

Packing Up Procedure

  • In addition to the General Instructions, all equipment including potable goals, nets, posts, benches, rope and stakes must be returned to the storage shed.
  • Please take care when returning club equipment to the shed to ensure it is left in a tidy fashion with due consideration given to the next user.  Lights must be turned off and both the cage and external door locked.

Middle Head Oval

Please familiarise yourself with the General Instructions prior to reading the specific Middle Head Oval instructions.

Setting Up Procedure

The first team setting up the pitch on a Saturday morning is usually a Youth team with an 8:30am kick-off.  Please do not rely on this as you are required to check if your match is the first match on a ground for the day.  The manager of that team is responsible for coordinating the ground set up.  You will require a minimum of 4 adults to set up the field for play.

  • Wheel portable goals into place, taking great care not to damage the lever wheel mechanism.
  • Nets, corner and centre flags must then be put up. This equipment is located in the storage shed underneath the clubhouse.  Access to the storage shed is via a key located in a lock box on the door of the shed.
  • The Defibrillator flag must be placed on the grass directly in front of the clubhouse. This indicates the location of the unit which is attached to the external wall of the club house.

Packing Up Procedure

  • In addition to the General Instructions, all equipment including nets, posts, benches, rope and stakes must be returned to the storage shed. Please note the storage shed is shared with AFL and so equipment must be returned to the Mosman FC cage.
  • Please take care when returning club equipment to the shed to ensure it is left in a tidy fashion with due consideration given to the next user. Lights must be turned off and both the cage and external door locked.
  • The portable goals must have the nets removed and then should be wheeled back to their storage positions which are directly against the side fence, (the fence to your right with your back to the clubhouse), between the original metal goals left in the training position.

Additional Procedure for Premier and AL1 Games

The sideline and technical areas on the right hand side of the pitch, (with your back to the club house), must be roped off for all Premier League and Division 1 matches.  Stakes and rope are provided for this requirement and are located in the storage shed.