Our Junior Program

For information about our Auskick Centre, scroll to the Auskick section below.

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.
Our 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 details).
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 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 details. 

TRAINING 2024 Terms 2-3: (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
Christian Leonardi
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  • U7 – Brendon Parker & Ryan McMurtrie
  • U8 – Michael Sands & James Hay
  • U9 – Marty Davidson, Nathan Marks, Mat Gates
  • U10 – Ben Ortmann
  • U11 – Christian Leonardi

Age Group Eligibility

Eligibility is taken on the child’s year of birth. Children will be registered to play in the respective age group competition, as follows:
2018 – Auskick (see the Auskick section below for more details)
2017 – Under 7 Minis (all players are required to have participated in at least a Term of Auskick to be eligible for the U7 Minis teams)
2016 – Under 8
2015 – Under 9
2014 – Under 10
2013 – Under 11

Children born in 2018 or younger will not be eligible for U7 Minis.
Please contact the Auskick Coordinator below for further details or to register your child’s interest.


For all 5-8 year olds, Auskick is the perfect program to start your child in Australian Football.

With game-based activities that kid’s love, learning is disguised as playing. You and your child don’t need Aussie Rules experience – simply get involved and have a go to enjoy yourself!

Term 1 2024
Program Concluded

Register: https://www.playhq.com/afl/register/b7d9aa

Fees: AFL Auskick is FREE with a valid 2024 ORSR Sports Voucher or $100 without the voucher (Please read through the terms of participation before signing up. Available at  https://play.afl/terms-of-participation-players.

Term 2 2024
The program will run on SUNDAY MORNINGS (9:30 – 10:30 a.m.) at Jubilee Reserve, Bartley Tce, West Lakes Shore.

Start Date: 5 May 2024
End Date: 23 June 2024

Select links above to register.