Teams within the under 8 to 11 competition play matches in a home and away format. Games are played at our home ground as well as the home grounds of other clubs. This is still considered a non competitive competition, so there are no ladders or final series. Teams within this competition are graded, with team divisions reviewed at the season mid-point so that games remain balanced and teams of similar skill levels play against each other.

Player numbers per team 

The recommended player numbers per team are:

Under 8 and 9 Minimum 7 Maximum 10 (ie 3 reserves)
Under 10 to 12 Minimum 9 Maximum 12 (ie 3 reserves)

Teams in age groups under 8 and under 9 must field at least five of that team’s registered players at the commencement of the match and at all times during the match.

Teams in age groups under 10 and under 11 must field at least six of that team’s registered players at the commencement of the match and at all times during the match.

Competition Make Up

Under 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 mixed teams play on Saturdays.

Under 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 female only play on Sundays.

Youth team principles

Training

All coaches provide training that is safe, organised and fun.

Game day

Appointed coaches are required to provide equal game time to their players during the season. They should also provide equal opportunities for players to experience different positions in the format they are playing.

For more details please contact your age co-ordinator.