Juniors

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Welcome to junior football.

Junior ages range from Under 6s (peewees) to Under 16s.

At Canberra Football Club (CFC), we pride ourselves on welcoming all players, from all backgrounds to enjoy and learn football in a safe and positive environment. We are a small, elite club that has a strong community focus. 

Juniors are a vital part of our club and we believe in developing our youth and giving them as many opportunities to learn and grow—not only as a player who is part of a team and community, but also as an individual.

We value respect, teamwork, integrity, hard-work and passion.

We go above and beyond to ensure our youth are given the support and guidance to become the best individuals they can be, and provide a strong foundation as they progress their football journey.

Because we are a small club, we know all our players and can tailor training and other improvement opportunities specifically to each child. This is our point of difference.

We offer a pathway to the senior’s club from NPL Under 13s through to the NPL First Grade.

If you have any questions email juniors.canberrafc@gmail.com


Junior Committee

Our committee is responsible for managing all junior football related matters, such as the strategic direction of the juniors, code of conduct, finances, team placements, equipment and facilities, coach coordination, events, sponsorship and more.

Members are volunteers who have a passion for football and for growing and developing our youth. They are a strong and close committee who make decisions that are impartial, fair and unanimous. They come from various backgrounds, and have a diverse range of skills, experience and knowledge required for the club. The committee meets every week.  

The 2017 committee members and roles include:

  • Tony Vidovic—Junior manager
  • Ivica Peric—Facilities and equipment manager
  • Melinda Inacio—Marketing manager
  • Stan Dukic—Coach and player coordinator
  • Paul Vitolovich—Governance manager
  • Nigel Sagolj—Working with vulnerable people coordinator
  • TBA—lawyer.

If you wish to contact a committee member please do so by email or for urgent matters phone Tony Vidovic on 0409 630 088.

If you would like to become a committee member please email us.

Complaints

We ask that if parents have a complaint or a matter that needs attention to please email, rather than approaching committee members at training or games. Our committee are often very busy ensuring games and training matters are being taken care of. If you have a concern, they will be more than happy to arrange a time to meet and discuss.

Email: juniors.canberrafc@gmail.com


Coaching

Our coaches are experienced, passionate and dedicated. They understand the game, technically and strategically and want our youth to succeed. They are enthusiastic about giving back to the football community and our juniors. We are extremely privileged as a club to have such outstanding coaches leading our juniors.

Our coaching philosophy is to use football to educate and prepare kids for life—helping them to have fun in a safe environment, while teaching them the technical skills. We are about learning and improving on our skills in every practice and game.

We also believe that proper football development means children play age appropriate activities so they are able to experience, comprehend, and execute the game as it relates to where they are at their own stage of physical and mental development.

 

Game dates, locations and times

The season starts on Saturday 6 May 2017 and finishes Saturday 9 September 2017. There is a break in between from 1-15 July 2017. Games resume after the break on 22 July 2017.

*Times and locations are to be advised.

 

Training dates, locations and times

Most teams train Wednesday nights from 6-7 pm at Yarralumla ovals, off Mueller Street. 

U16s train Tuesday and Thursday nights at the Mint Ovals, Denison Street Deakin (near Mint carpark) from 7-8.30 pm.

U6 Peewees train Saturdays 10-11 am at Yarralumla ovals (off Mueller Street).

 

Cancelled games or training

If a game or training has to be cancelled due to bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances, the committee will inform coaches and managers who will contact their respective teams.

We will also post information on our Facebook page. Please ensure you like our page to keep up-to-date with latest information.

 

Uniforms

As part of the club’s registration fees, all players will be provided with uniforms—this includes shorts, socks, shirts, tracksuit pants and jumpers. Uniforms are not owned by the club, therefore it is up to the parents to take responsibility for washing and ensuring their children wear the correct uniform to games and training.

Uniform fittings are done early in the year and usually during first few training sessions.

All players must wear shin pads and football boots—it is club policy. Failure to wear these will result in your child missing out on a game or training.

 

Team placements

Players from U7s to U9s do not take part in grading—only U10s to U16s are graded. All teams are arranged and managed by our player coordinator.

We have seven players in the U7s and a maximum of 10 players for the U8s and U9s.

We will not displace existing team members to make way for special requests. And we do not favour any child or parent.

Once players move into the U10s, then teams are graded and split into boy and girl teams.

Teams will be announced early April and all players will be contacted by their respective coaches or managers.

 

Contact

To stay up-to-date with the latest news and important updates, please follow our Facebook page.

For any feedback, comments or questions, please contact the committee through email at juniors.canberrafc@gmail.com