Learning Objectives

After completing this help guide, you’ll be able to:

  • Use Quick Search to find a record.
  • Access the advanced search functionalities.
  • Use advanced search to filter and find records.


Any information that is stored in COMET can be searched for and accessed using the search functions available to you. 


There are two types of search that can used on COMET:

  1. Quick Search; and
  2. Advanced Search.


Quick Search

  • The quickest way to find any information on COMET is via Quick Search.
  • Found from the top left hand corner of the page, simply type in the name of what you are looking for and the system will intuitively provide you with results that match your search.
  • Where a result is highlighted in bold, then this means that the search result matches exactly what you have entered in the search field.
  • Where a result is not in bold, then it is a suggested result. A suggested result is a result that is similar or related to what you have entered e.g. If you write Dave Smith, a suggested result of David Smith will appear.


 Note: With Quick Search, you can search for a person, club, or stadium (venue).


Advanced Search

  • As the name suggests, Advanced Search gives you control over the search parameters (e.g. age, nationality, etc.) to obtain more or less search results.
  • Advanced Search can be found from any of the modules from the left hand menu. It will be titled as “Search [module name]” e.g. Search Players.

Advanced search is a bit more confusing than our rightly named quick search counterpart, so lets have a go at using the advanced search function. 


Lets use players as an example.


  • Select Players from the left hand menu.
  • Select Search Players.



You will be navigated to the Advanced Search console. From here you will see a whole bunch of fields that you can enter text into. These are your search parameters.


The more information you input into these fields, the more refined your search is going to be. For example, if you were to put SMITH in the family name, you would be searching for every player with a last name of SMITH.


  • Input information into the search parameters.
    • You may leave these blank if you want to expand your search.
  • In the Active Registrations section at the bottom of the page, make sure to adjust the Status, Club and Organisation fields accordingly.


In the Status field, enter what the registration status of the player is. Some common ones you may select are:

    • Player is pending confirmation to the club.
    • Player is a confirmed player to the club.
    • Player registration to the club has finished.


If you are unsure of the status of the player, you should set this field to ALL.



In the Organisation field, this will be your Federation by default. If you want to search for a player within your Federation, then keep this as is, otherwise, select the magnifying glass to find and select the relevant Federation. 


In the Club field, this will default to your club meaning that when you select the Search button, it will look for players that match your parameters within your club database. If you do not want to search your club, you should clear this field and/or replace it with another club using the magnifying glass.


  • Once you’re done. Select Search.



Upon selecting this, a little pop-up window will appear showing you your search results. Did you know that you can actually filter this list as well?


By entering an ID, Name, Date or Birth, or club name in the respective columns, you can further filter your search.


 Tip: In the date of birth column, if you enter in a year e.g. 1993, you will get all players born in that year.



  • Select the relevant player to be navigated to their dashboard.


Tip: Did you know that you can use special characters to help narrow your search, such as players whose last name contains certain letters?


Lets use the surname of SMITH as an example. If you enter *SMI, you are specifying that you want to display all players with a family name that contains the letters S-M-I in that order. For example this could SMITH, or GOLDSMITH.