Grading Information for Season 2019



To all Rovers members,

Pre-season is upon us and it’s time to get ready for the season commencement in April.

Beginning Sunday February 17th, West Ryde Rovers will commence Grading Sessions for all players from under 8 to under 21’s.

These sessions will determine the placement of players into teams that suit their level of ability, performance and other factors.

The grading sessions for various age groups are shown below.

Please note, all players must be registered and have paid in full to be eligible for grading with Rovers.

If you have not paid your registration fee through “Play Football” or directly to the club, please contact our club registrar, David, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Schedule of Grading.

Sunday Feb 17th


U11 – 8.30am to 9:30am, Meadowbank 7

U12 – 8.30am to 9.30am, Meadowbank 8

U13 – 10.00am to 11.00am, Meadowbank 7

U14 – 10.00am to 11.00am, Meadowbank 8

U15 – 11.30am to 12.30pm, Meadowbank 7

U17/18 – 11.30am to 12.30pm, Meadowbank 8

Sunday Feb 24th

U8 – 8.30am to 9.30am, Meadowbank 8

U9 – 10.00am to 11.00am, Meadowbank 8

U10 – 11.30am to 12.30pm, Meadowbank 8

U16 – 1.00pm to 2.00pm, Meadowbank 8

U21 – 4.00pm to 6.00pm Get together and possible Training game, Meadowbank 8


Where girls/women’s teams in the Sunday competition from under 8 to U18 have numbers sufficient to fill one team, grading will not be required. Girl’s participants will be notified via the email and our website prior to grading commencement.



Arrival Time: Please arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled start time for your age group for grading registration and team organisation.

Location and Meeting Point: Meadowbank Park, fields 7 and 8. These fields are located at the river end of the park on the canteen side of the canal. 


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What to Bring:

  • Sunscreen
  • Drink bottles x 2
  • Shin pads
  • Shorts and shirt.
  • Please wear running shoes only to the field as boots are NOT permitted.
  • Goalkeepers are to bring their gloves.


Parents are expected to stay for the duration of the session in the event it is cancelled due to weather or other activity.

Parents are expected to remain outside of the grading area at all times. If you have concerns please speak to any of the Rovers officials outside the fields of play. We request that you refrain from giving instructions to your child or any other player whilst they are on the field during grading sessions.

For all teams from U8 to U11 2019, every effort will be made to keep teams in roughly the same teams as per the previous season. Please remember this is predicated on the number of returning players as we attempt to balance team numbers across the age groups.

In the event of hot weather, Rovers will make a determination as to whether gradings will continue or be rescheduled.

The Club will make every attempt to email you but PLEASE also check our website and social media announcements.

If you have any questions about grading, please email our grading co-ordinator Russell, at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

WRR Committee