Full Winter Season Fees
- Boys & Girls Under 7 – Under 11 - $470
- Boys & Girls Under 12 - $570
- Under 13 - TBC
The above registration fees cover Football Victoria and FFA registration fees (player and team), coaching and staff expenses, training and match day equipment, ground and utility fees, end of season medals/presentations
+ $40 Playing top (is not already owned)
+ $30 Shorts and socks pack (if not already owned)
Training and Game Times
Pre-season training will get under way February 15. Training times for pre-season are as follows:
Under 7s, 8s and 9s - 5:30pm until 6:30pm
Under 10s, 11s, 12s and 13s - 6:45 until 7:45pm
Note that the above dates are for pre-season only and are expected to be our training times until the end of March. From April onward, we anticipate training remaining on a Tuesday night, but moving to Gardiner Park. We are just awaiting council confirmation on this.
We participate in Saturday and Sunday competitions (you will either play Saturday or Sunday, not Saturday some weeks and Sunday other weeks).
Technical Development Program
For kids who want to take their soccer to the next level, we will continue the popular Technical Development Program throughout 2022. We will run four programs in line with the school terms, they will run on a separate night to the regular team training. The program is not included in the 2022 fees and serves as an extra night of advanced training for those who wish to challenge their kids a little bit more. For all the information on Term 1, and to register, click here
Which age group is best for my child?
Under 7 - Kids born in 2015
Under 8 - Kids born in 2014
Under 9 - Kids born is 2013
Under 10 - Kids born in 2012
Under 11 - Kids born in 2011
Under 12 - Kids born in 2010
Under 13 - Kids born in 2009
In 2022, we will aim to have as many kids playing in their age group as possible. Once kids reach the Under 13's, they will play 11-a-side matches on a full pitch with professional referees, but just as importantly, age limits are strictly enforced by Football Victoria (meaning no overage players allowed). If kids continue to play one year up, 13 year old boys and girls playing Under 12's would face a big jump into the Under 14's, where all of the other kids have had a year of exposure to the format. The jump from Under 12 to 13 is a big one, to go from Under 12 to Under 14 is even bigger and often leads to players leaving our game. At East Malvern we will aim to have all players playing in their own age group. There may be occasions where players need to play out of their age group, each of these cases will be assessed on a case by case basis at the discretion of the club coaches and the general manager.
OTHER INFORMATION: We would encourage parents to volunteer as coaches (and other roles in the club) next year. If you have a background in soccer and are passionate about player development we would love for you to volunteer to become a club coach. If you are interested, please get in contact with the club firstname.lastname@example.org