Pitches and Training

Grounds and Locations

Click here to access the MWFA list of grounds with map and local council. 

2018 Training Bookings

Pre-season Training

We have now been allocated some pitches for pre-season training - Tues and Thurs from  7.30 - 9.30pm

Please click here to see the booking schedule.

If you would like to make a booking please contact Garry Riggs  garry.riggs@riggsconsulting.com.au or 0411 558 815

In-season Training

As coaches are finalised they can request a weeknight training slot. 

Please contact Garry Riggs garry.riggs@riggsconsulting.com.au or 0411 558 815 and let him know your preferred evening, time and duration of training. 

Garry will collate all requests and initial allocations will be circulated shortly after team submission (after 23rd Feb). Bear in mind that last season we had 89 teams requiring training pitches so this is a complex problem which requires some time to sort out.

Training is not permitted until the week prior to the first game

For problems with the lights at Abbott Rd during the soccer season contact Garry Riggs  garry.riggs@riggsconsulting.com.au or 0411 558 815 

Important Information

Please DO NOT TRAIN IN THE GOAL MOUTH.  The pitches deteriorate rapidly, especially after wet weather, so it is important to use them appropriately. Click on this link for more information Save our surfaces

Wet Weather Information


The Northern Beaches Council sports field webpage will indicate if fields are open across the Peninsula.....


Northern Beaches Council Wet Weather Information

For a link to Abbott Rd Fields 
Click Here

For a link to Adam St ground Click Here


·         Our grounds are known as John Fisher Park - Abbott Rd 3,4 and 5 and Adam St.  Abbott Rd 3 includes all the mini-fields (U7 - U11) at the Community Hall end of the grounds. 

·         Council may close the grounds at any time.  

o    Monday to Friday they are checked around 8am and 3pm.

o    At the weekend (including public holidays) they are checked early morning at 7am.  

o    Any closures will be noted on the council website - see links above. 

o    If council has closed the grounds we cannot train or play on them. 

·         Team managers should keep an eye on the council website early in the morning on game day to see if grounds are open or shut. Sometimes a ground is closed on Saturday but reopened on Sunday.  You cannot tell until the day so always assume a game is on. 

·         The MWFA Secretary checks the council website on Saturday and Sunday mornings and if there are any grounds that were open the previous day and are now closed he will send a text to the club secretary who will forward it to the team managers.  Occasionally Sunday matches will be moved from a closed field to an open one – a text will always be sent first thing in the morning to advise of this.

·         The club groundsman can decide to close a pitch even once it has been opened by council if he deems it necessary.  This again will be sent by text to the team managers.

·         Weekend games are our priority, so very occasionally during the week our groundsman will feel that the grounds should be shut for training even though council has opened them.  In this case our website will say shut even though the council says they are open.   Whenever possible your age coordinator will contact your manager if this is the case to inform you that training is off.

·         The MWFA draw is the best source of information for match details.  It is regularly updated up until 5pm Friday but is not updated over the weekend. The competition secretary attempts to pass on all information about changes in a timely manner but checking the draw regularly is a good idea, especially when it is wet. www.mwfa.com.au/competitions

·         If a game is not going to be moved and is cancelled/postponed it will disappear from the draw on the website. Check after close of business Friday.

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