Our Junior Program
The Junior Football Program begins with our AusKick Centre and carries through to our
Under 11s. The Club delivers on the philosophy of ensuring the club is welcoming to all with activities that are fun, engaging and strive for personal development. The coaches are all accredited and have the interests of ensuring all children and their families have enjoyable experiences at the club.
The Junior Program is eligible to boys and girls in these age groups. However, girls eligible for U9 and U11 may register for an all girls competition (see Girls Football Program for more).
Games are modified with unique rules and reduced squad numbers so that all participants enjoy their time playing football irrespective of their ability. Led by the Junior Football Director, the coaches will deliver on fun and engaging activities which promote team and individual development.
If you wish to register your child, please select the register button above and follow the prompts through the PlayHQ website. If your child has been registered before with another club or AusKick Centre, you will need to submit a Player Transfer Form before registering.
All training and matches are held The Lions Den – West Lakes Shore Oval on Bartley Terrace, unless otherwise directed by the team manager or coach. Generally, our Junior Football Program teams will have training once a week. Training during Term 1 (pre-season) will generally be held pending field availability. Training during Terms 2 and 3 (during the season) will be held on Friday nights for an hour starting at either 4:00pm or 5:00pm. Matches will be played mostly Sunday mornings with some Friday evenings also fixtured.
Please check with the respective age group coaches or the Junior Football Directors for preseason.
TRAINING: (2022 times during the season are as follows, check with the coaching staff for preseason training times and days)
- U7 – Friday 4-5:00pm @ SMOSH
- U8 – Friday 4-5:00pm @ SMOSH
- U9 – Friday 5-6:00pm @ SMOSH
- U10 – Friday 4-5:00pm @ SMOSH
- U11 – Friday 4-5:00pm @ SMOSH
Junior Program Directors
Mat Gates & Brett Hidson
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- U7 – Marty Davidson, Paul Cutler, Brett Hidson
- U8 – Ben Ortmann, Matt Saunders, Ash Elliot
- U9 – Mat Gates, Shannon Pearn
- U10 – Mat Franks, Luke Evans
- U11 – Jai O’Toole, Paul Nicholas
Eligible U7 Minis players
Children born in 2015 will also have the chance to play in a 12 game season (late April to August). All players are required to have participated in at least a Term of AusKick to be eligible for the U7 Minis teams. Please contact the AusKick Coordinator below for further details or to register your child’s interest.
If you wish to fit-out your child with our club gear, head to our supplier Sports Centre and order directly online. Fittings can be arranged through Sports Centre.
Term 1 2022
In partnership, the West Lakes Shore Primary School and SMOSH West Lakes Junior
Football Club will run an Auskick Centre during Term 1 2022. Focussed on 5 – 8 year old
children, AusKick is the perfect program to start your child in football.
Where: West Lakes Shore PS Oval (Edwin Street)
Starts: Wednesday 16th February 2022
Time: 4.30pm to 5.30pm
Duration: 8 weeks
Eligible U7 Minis players
Children born in 2015 will also have the chance to play in a 12 games season (late April to August). All players are required to have participated in at least Term of AusKick to be
eligible for the U7 Minis teams. Please contact the AusKick Coordinator for further details or to register your child’s interest.
Term 2 2022
In addition to Term 1 Auskick there will be a Term 2 program being run on Sunday mornings starting Sunday 8 May for 8 sessions.
If you can assist in running AusKick activities, please contact our Auskick Coordinator.
If you wish to register your child, please contact our AusKick director for more information or simply select the register button.