Everything you need to know about grading for Winter 2022

We play competitively in the CDSFA Winter Competition and as such, we grade new and returning players into squads based on their ability and the gaps available in existing squads. The grading process can be confusing for new players, so we’ve put together this page to help you make sense of it. If you have any questions after reading this post, please email committee@sydneyrangersfc.com.au.

How are players graded?

At our grading sessions, following a warm-up we jump straight into an 11-a-side game. If it’s your first time playing for a long time, we suggest coming along to summer social throughout November and December to get your touch back.

After the grading sessions, the grading committee meet and place players based on their ability and gaps in existing squads. Please familiarise yourself with our Grading Policy which informs the Grading Committee’s decisions.

How many sessions do I need to attend?

All players, new and returning, must attend at least one grading session. New players are encouraged to send as many as possible over the four weeks. Please do not register for more than one session on the same day as we are limited in terms of numbers.

What do I need to bring?

Shinpads, boots, water and sunscreen – we’ll provide the rest!

When does the season take place?

April – August, with pre-season matches taking place in March 2022. We train once per week at Blick Oval in Canterbury, and depending on the squad you are picked for you are expected to attend every week.

When does grading take place?

DateTimeVenueLink to register
8/1/228.30am for a 9am start – 11amStrathfield Park, Pitch 2https://docs.google.com/…/1g8iSzTppFnU4F8urz0R…/viewform
8/1/2210.30am for an 11am start – 1pmStrathfield Park, Pitch 2https://docs.google.com/…/1j0FYEABpAAq6vUisGde…/viewform
15/1/228.30am for a 9am start – 11amStrathfield Park, Pitch 2https://docs.google.com/…/1ddUbho9YsxfrFPcRIk7…/viewform
15/1/2210.30am for an 11am start – 1pmStrathfield Park, Pitch 2https://docs.google.com/…/1CAZTDJrXMnu…/viewform
22/1/228.30am for a 9am start – 11amStrathfield Park, Pitch 2https://docs.google.com/…/1kKTA1QrCNdf89r0oAKh…/viewform
22/1/2210.30am for an 11am start – 1pmStrathfield Park, Pitch 2https://docs.google.com/…/1FYITfiaDAmH2Xxg01Pw…/viewform
29/1/228.30am for a 9am start – 11amCentennial Park, Brasilian Fieldshttps://docs.google.com/…/1bcOd1MTRSqCtK13tSUK…/viewform
29/1/2210.30am for an 11am start – 1pmCentennial Park, Brasilian Fieldshttps://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSd1Ihe3dLOIf4…/viewform

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