President, Tony Macko
CLICK HERE FOR THE PRESIDENT'S WELCOME LETTER 2021
A Club Like No Other
Dear Players, Parents and Carers
I would like to extend a warm welcome to Season 2021 at Pennant Hills Football Club, A Club Like No Other, one of the most successful clubs and Premier League teams in the history of our local football association.
We are a proud Club, with a fantastic footballing philosophy of sportsmanship and fun, regularly featuring at the top of our local associations’ annual best and fairest, including our women’s teams taking out our Association’s best and fairest award in successive years.
2020 was a peculiar season, one that very nearly didn’t occur with the on-set of Covid-19. Fortunately, we were able to get going in July and completed a full premiership season, with first & second playing off a grand-final, from which we had several winners and a pretty successful season on the football field, particularly at our junior levels, building on our progress over the past few seasons.
Possibly more important than football success in 2020 was the success in bringing our community back together again after the enforced Covid lockdown of early 2020. Throughout the season, the role that we as a football club played in helping bring our community back together, offering some release from day-to-day pressures and bringing friends and families together in a sporting environment, in the fresh air, was most evident.
It now seems that 2021 will see similar challenges for our community, but hopefully, the lessons learnt from early 2020 will enable us to have a more normal 2021 season. To do so, we will all need to be mindful of government health advice and continue to act in a Covid-safe manner.
All going well, the 2021 season is scheduled to commence on the weekend of 17 April (a slightly later start due to Easter and school holidays), with the Premier League competition starting on 10 April.
In 2020, we fielded more than 40 mixed Saturday teams, including Juniors, All-Age, O35 and O45, together with a new O30s women’s team to complement our junior girls’ team.
Over the next few years, the football community will be very much focused on promoting the women's game, with Australia confirmed as the next host of the women's World Cup in 2023. For a long time, O35s men were the fastest-growing segment of Australian sport, now it is women’s sport and women and girls’ football in particular.
Penno FC would love to play its part in encouraging greater female participation, and with the success of our summer football competition, hopefully, those of you already involved in playing with Penno teams can encourage your friends to come and join us in 2021.
Girls (from U6s) can play in either the mixed competition (Saturday) or the women’s competition (Sunday). Prospective female players who are not sure whether a female team will be formed in their age group should contact our women’s football delegate, Chris Matthews on 0448 803377.
For more detail on registration, the 2021 season and more, please read on or select the following link(s) of interest in the President’s Letter in full.
- Football Innovation - Walk Football and 9-a-side Masters
- Penno Committee
- Registration Day
- NSW Government Active Kids Scheme
- Minis - Introduction to Football
- Online Registration
- 2021 Fees
- Family discount (three or more players)
- Team Allocation
- Team Allocation Days
- Trial Games
- Training Nights
- Introduction of a new professional training programme for U6-12s
- Referees Courses
- BBQ Service
- TIME TO REGISTER (and contacts if you need assistance)