Introducing THE DEAN CUP

This year to celebrate Sylvania Heights Football Club’s (SHFC) 60th anniversary in 2018 and Gymea United’s (GUFC) 60th year in 2019 both clubs will participate in a very special “competition within a competition”.

A special scoreboard will be maintained weekly and updated on both websites to measure the best of these two historic clubs across all 2019 normal season competition games between GUFC and SHFC. The winning club will be awarded and hold aloft the very prestigious Dean Cup at seasons end.

As a result of our geographic closeness, both clubs have shared many players across the years … although the rivalry on the park has always been fierce. We hope the Dean Cup will further bring our clubs together off the field and ensure on field the competition remains strong.

Why the Dean Cup?

Both clubs have a life member from the same family. GUFC recognised life member Laurie Dean for his tireless efforts for the Club during the 1960s and 1970s. SHFC has recognised his son Alan (Dixie) Dean as a playing life member. Alan has played for SHFC for 39 years and still torments centre forwards today playing for SHFC’s 45A team.

The perpetual Trophy will be awarded to the winning Club by a member of the Dean family at an appropriate function at season end.

To give you some idea of these men and the great contributions they have made to their respective clubs we invite you to review the below.

The picture above sees Laurie Dean (in the Wheel Barrow) contesting a Gentleman vs Ladies game held annually in the early days of GUFC. Laurie is helping out the ladies team. A true club man.

SHFC Junior Goal Keeper Academy.


Are you a dedicated goal keeper looking for a little specialist training?
SHFC will conduct a Goalkeeper training program for U8-U15
Date and Times Tuesday afternoons between 4.30pm and 8pm with varied time slots depending on age
Each session will run for 50 minutes on Box Road no 1 at Tree Stadium
No training in the school holidays and we only make up rain washed out sessions .
Cost The cost will be $70 per goalkeeper for the entire 10 weeks
We have limited spaces available so please register your interest ASAP
To register, Email

Become a Mini Roo Referee in 2019

Become a Mini Roo Ref in 2019
We are looking for keen youngsters who wish to start their referee journey and join our existing dedicated team of Mini Roos Referees
Minimum age 
MUST have already turned 11
Training Night will be on
Youth club meeting room, upstairs
In the hall at Tree Stadium
1 hour theory and then 30 mins on the oval doing signal etc
If wet, bring appropriate gear
Returning Refs also need to attend the training night, and bring your whistle
1 parent / guardian etc MUST attend with them
Please email James Shearer on  to register and confirm your attendance

SSFA Academy Training Program at Sylvania Heights FC

Sutherland Shire Football Association Academy  will conduct a 10 week Academy training program at Box Road Reserve for U8-U 13 girls and boys.

The program will be run by FFA approved coaches and will teach new skills acquisition methodology with focus on 4 core skills and game awareness.  There will be one coach per 12 players. The course is fully insured with WWC checks.

Times and Dates                                                                                                                                                        The program will run on Mondays from March 4th – April 8th then return after school holiday break  Mon 29th April – 20th May                                                                                                       U8-U10 : 5pm – 6pm                                                                                                                                                 U11- U13 6pm – 7pm

Cost                                                                                                                                                                                  The cost will be $100 per player

Register                                                                                                                                                                     U8-U10 register  and pay at

U11-U13 register and pay at

For more information contact Jonathan Dmoch



A message for those playing in a higher age group

The play football website that all football clubs use for  registration only has the ability to charge players a registration fee based on their actual age group. Hence for players playing in an age group above their actual age the registration fee is slightly higher than  you have been charged via the website and a small balance is owing. (See the fee schedule below).

The club will be contacting those players affected (or their guardians) over the coming week and asking them to reconcile this outstanding balance in order to complete their registration.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. This is an issue that has affected all clubs and we thank you in advance for your co-operation.
SHFC Committee.


SHFC have 2 under 10s girls teams this year and we are looking for a few more players!!!We need 4 young ladies to play in our under 10s teams in 2019.

We also have 2 under 12 girls teams and we are looking for a few more players!!! We need 4 young ladies to play in our under 12s teams in 2019.

Lastly, we have  2 under 13s boys teams and we are looking for a few more players!!! We currently have 24 players and need around 4 more to complete the two teams

If you know of or could be a potential player in any of these age groups would like to play, please contact  Lisa @

Grading Time Changes for 16th and 17th February

Thanks to all who attended Grading on the weekend.  

We have a change of Time for U11 BOYS.                                                                                     

You will now be required to attend week 2 of grading from 11.30am – 12.30pm on Sunday 17th February.

The following age groups :

U6s, U7s , U11 Girls and U13 Boys


Thank you

SHFC Committee