2020 Playing Uniforms

A New Era

Glen Eira FC is looking back on a successful season in 2019 and is looking forward to 2020 with excitement. Our Club’s entry into the Boys’ NPL competition is a major milestone and we will continue to grow our successful Girls’ program.

To mark and celebrate these achievements, we are launching a new playing uniform for season 2020.

The new uniform will see us change the Club colours to sky blue and navy. These colours are unique within our playing zone and will give our Club a refreshed, updated, professional appearance, whilst also paying appropriate homage to our history via our logo – the phoenix rising from the flames. The sky blue will also avoid the frequent (near) clashes with neighbouring clubs that wear dark jerseys (including maroon).

Playing Uniform Announcement

Click to read more about the change of Playing Uniform.

Jerseys,  Shorts & Socks

  • Sky Jersey with Navy trim $33
    includes Premium Club Logo and Player Number.
  • White Clash Jersey $30
    includes Standard Club Logo and Player Number.
  • Shorts $20 (Smart Card Members $18)
  • Socks $10 (Smart Card Members $9)

Where to Buy

The 2020 Glen Eira FC uniforms are available from Sportsmart Team Sales which is upstairs at the Sportsmart Moorabbin store. 

When to Buy

  • Uniforms will be ready on shelves by mid-February 2020.  
  • Order your uniforms before Easter weekend 12th April 2020.
Lead Times

  • The usual turnaround time to get the numbers applied is 7 days.  They might be able to do them on the spot if it’s not too busy.

When NOT to Buy

Order your uniforms BEFORE Easter 2020  (by say 9th April latest).

After that there’s no guarantee your order will ready in time for Round 1.

2020 VIP Weekend

Date: 14/15 March 2020 TO BE CONFIRMED

Sportsmart invites Glen Eira FC Members and Friends for a special invitation-only sales event.

20% Off Storewide.

Including All Footwear, Clothing, Mouthguards, Shinguards, Soccer Balls, Goalkeeping Gloves & Accessories*.

*excludes Club Playing Uniforms and Merchandise

Click to download and print this FLYER (which must be presented on the day). [Flyer coming soon]

OBSOLETE: 2019 VIP Weekend

Click to download and print This Flyer (which must be presented on the day).

How does the Club rebate work?

Please say this at the checkout.
Sportsmart’s Club rebate only applies if we ask for it.
“My club is Glen Eira FC”

Playing Uniform FAQs

Q: Which Jersey Number do I buy?

A: Players need to get their jersey number confirmed by the Club before they buy their sky&navy home jersey.

How to Request a Jersey Number

1) Find your first and second preferences from the available numbers below.

2) Click on the Jersey Number Request button to submit your request.


Jersey Numbers for the new sky blue jerseys for season 2020 must be confirmed by the Club before new jerseys are purchased.  This is to ensure the numbers are unique across each age group. This is to avoid number clashes in composite teams at tournaments and also when players move across teams within the age group (either during the same season or in-between seasons).

Once confirmed, players get to keep their jersey number for as long as they are playing in the same age group at Glen Eira FC.

➡ Jersey number requests are assessed based on various factors including, but not limited to: number availability, the how early the request was made, the willingness of family members to volunteer for team & club and any jersey numbers on existing jerseys.  

➡ There’s no need to get the same number for your blue jersey as you have on your existing clash jersey.   It’s nice to have and feel free to request it, but if it isn’t confirmed then don’t worry, it isn’t mandatory.

➡ Families with more than one child playing who like to hand jerseys down, might consider requesting the same number for each child.

➡ Players who might occasionally play in different age groups (Eg. filling in when there are player shortages), can avoid a number clash in both age groups by submitting a separate request for each age group where the player might play. NOTE: The number has to be between 40 and 99 for these dual age group requests.

Jersey number requests are staged in order to minimise contention for available numbers. 
Stage ① from 7th January: For players whose parents are appointed volunteers. Eg. Committee members, Coordinators, Coaches, Team Managers, Assistant Coaches. etc.
Stage ② from 17th January: For players who played for Glen Eira FC in 2019 and have submitted an Expression of Interest for 2020.
Stage ③ from 27th January: For players who are new to the Club who have paid their membership fee.


2) Submit the Jersey Number Request form

Q: Which jerseys, shorts & socks do I need?

  • Senior players are required to have a sky&navy blue home jersey, a white clash jersey, navy shorts and navy socks.
  • Players U13-U20 inclusive are required to have a sky&navy blue home jersey, a white clash jersey, navy shorts and navy socks.
  • Players U12 are required to have a sky&navy blue home jersey, a maroon clash jersey, navy shorts and navy socks.
  • Players U8-U11 inclusive are required to have a sky&navy blue home jersey, navy shorts and navy socks.
  • For 5-7yo Kick-Offpurchase of the club kit is optional.
    Kick-Off kids need to get their own boots and shin guards. 
Q: Can I get my name put on my jersey?

A: No.
Putting the names on jerseys adds unnecessary complexity and delays to an already difficult process. The main reason however, is that having optional player names unwittingly forces an additional financial burden onto some families that don’t need it.
Why? Kids are copy cats and don’t want to feel left out. By the time 4 or 5 players on a team have their names on their jerseys, the tipping point has already been reached and then all parents are pressured by the rest of the kids to get names on their jerseys for FOMO.

Q: Can I use my existing playing uniform from 2019?

For Home Jerseys: No.
For 2020, we ask all players to change to the new sky&navy blue outfit as their home kit. The new jersey is a ‘Mitre Cabrio’ which is a higher quality jersey than what has been used in previous years.

  • Note that for 2020 the colour of the shorts and socks will always be navy regardless of which jersey is worn. This saves new players needing to buy green shorts and socks.

For Clash Jerseys: Yes.
U13-SENIOR PLAYERS: There is no change to the Glen Eira FC clash jersey for 2020 and these players will wear the white jersey with green trim as their clash jersey, with navy shorts and navy socks. By keeping the same clash jersey as in 2019, we hope to minimise the financial burden. In 2021, we will move to a white jersey with navy trim as shown in the mockup.

U12 PLAYERS: These players will wear maroon jerseys as their clash jerseys, with navy shorts and navy socks. Most returning players will already have a maroon jersey from season 2019. For new U12 players, Sportsmart still has new maroon jerseys for sale, and in case these run out, the Club will have used maroon jerseys available (numbers already applied).

U8-U11 PLAYERS: These players are not required to have clash jerseys. In the event of a jersey clash, Glen Eira FC teams are issued with enough non-blue bibs for all players in a team to manage the clash.

Sizing

White Clash Jerseys

For U12 same rules apply but the clash jerseys are Maroon instead of White.

Q. Which jersey should I bring to the match?
A. Glen Eira U13-Seniors players must bring both sky/navy and white jerseys to every match.

Q. Which team has to wear the clash jersey?
A. In the event of a clash of jersey colour with the opposition team, it is the away team who are required to wear an alternate coloured jersey.
Alternate coloured shorts and socks aren’t required in the leagues which Glen Eira plays in. Except for Women’s State League where a socks clash isn’t permitted.

Q. How can we predict if there is likely to be a clash?
A. If you have both jerseys on hand as required, then you don’t need to predict.
However to satisfy your curiosity click here for the FV Strip Report.

Q. Does a player’s white jersey have to have same number as their sky/navy jersey?
A. In theory, no. The rules for U12-Seniors require only that every player wears a different number, regardless of which colour strip they are wearing. However in practice, yes because it’s already hard enough for the Team Manager to work out what unique number every player should get for their primary jerseys. Doing it over again for the other strip is just unnecessary. Furthermore if the team changes to its other strip before a match then the Team Manager has to remember to change the jersey numbers on the team sheet. And a single mistake in a number on a teamsheet could see a winning match result overturned.

Q. Can we wear the white jersey at away matches even if there isn’t a clash?
A. Yes. Teams may treat the white jersey as the Glen Eira ‘away’ strip.

Q. Can we wear the white jersey at home matches?
A. No.  The competition regulations require us to our sky/navy shirts when we play at home. This also promotes the Club ‘brand’ and our identity.
Exception 1: you are the AWAY team playing against another Glen Eira team who is the home team, then you can wear WHITE.
Exception 2: there’s a clash and the opposition team doesn’t have their own clash jerseys, then we would probably do the right thing and switch to WHITE in order to allow the match to proceed.

Q: Can I get used uniforms?

A: Yes but probably not in sky&navy since they are new for 2020.
The club operates a buy/sell/swap group on Facebook.

Click to Join the Group:   Glen Eira FC Member-To-Member Marketplace

Q: What about Goalkeepers?

A: The Club Hub will issue each team with a goalkeeper jersey and goalkeeper gloves for use by goalkeepers during the season, regardless of whomever that goalkeeper may be.  At the end of the season these items must be washed (cold) and dried (cool) and then returned to the club, ready to be re-issued for the following season.

Since goalkeepers may be expected to play in the field from time to time, all players in the team including the goalkeeper are required to have their own field player jersey(s) with numbers other than the goalkeeper numbers of 1 and 21 on the back.

A goalkeeper’s jersey number should be his number as an outfield player.  In other words the number on his/her sky&blue jersey. This will ensure that no other field player ends up with the same field number as the goalkeeper.

Boots, Shinguards, Mouthguards

  • Players need to purchase their own football boots and shinguards from their local sports retailer or online. These are required by the laws of the game.
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  • The boots should have moulded soles not screw-in studs.   Whilst screw-in studs technically are allowed under FIFA rules, the club disallows them because they are scary to other parents and not justified because we don’t play on really muddy grounds.
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  • Shinguards must be worn under the socks.
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  • Mouthguards are not required, but may be a good idea.
Q: Rules about Undergarments?

A: FIFA Laws of the Game (Law 4 – Players Equipment) applies to U12 upwards and states:

  • Undershirts must be a single colour which is the same colour as the main colour of the shirt sleeve or a pattern/colours which exactly replicate(s) the shirt sleeve
  • Undershorts/tights must be the same colour as the main colour of the shorts or the lowest part of the shorts – players of the same team must wear the same colour.

For Glen Eira FC this means navy undershirts and navy undershorts.

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