Junior Football

Last updated on Monday 21st of August 2017 11:45:42 AM


The Junior Finals Series concluded on Sunday August 20th and Aberfeldie Junior Football as a playing division of Aberfeldie Sports Club congratulates all coaches, players, junior coordinators and officials of the following teams:

Under 15 - Divisions 3, 4, & 5 and Under 17 - Divisions 1, 2, & 5 and this caps off not only a fantastic finals series, but in fact a great season of Junior Football at Abers. Of course that isn't quite the end as our Junior Presentation Day is being held this Sunday. See schedule below. In the interim we'd like to make a special mention to all of our Junior sponsors - and say Thank You - your support is most appreciated.  We know that we administer a terrific junior program at Aberfeldie and why we are the club of choice for many families in the local area. Through the commitment of our coaches we have the perfect environment for kids to achieve fundamental life-learning skills through playing sport with the ability to make new friends and create memories that last a lifetime.

Also a shoutout to our many parents - mums, dads and grandparents who support their children by getting them to training and matches and for the unanimous support of the players during their games.  Without you we couldn't achieve the level of success that we do.

All past EDFL fixtures and results details of the season are also available online here.



Our Junior Presentation Day this coming Sunday August 26 is hosted by our Sponsorship partners Nelson Alexander Real Estate, BCP Finance and the Strathmore Community Branch Bendigo Bank and is a day for all the family to celebrate the achievements of the season.  We have amusements, face painting, photo booth, table tennis, footy target, sausage sizzle, coffee, the “Coopers Inn Can Bar”, show bags, access to Essendon Tennis Club, Essendon Mazda car display, Fire Trucks,  Police Car, all within the “Nelson Alexander Marquees” and the event is as always proudly supported by our Junior Sponsor “BCP Home Loans”.

Special thanks to all our Sponsors but also to Glenroy Bakery for donating bread for the sausage sizzle.  If you would like to donate anything to the day and or for the kids show bags please contact Liz Gregory on 0408 052 137

Amusements include Combat Challenge Obstacle Course, Bumper Bouncer Jumping Castle, Mechanical Bull, Handball Challenge and Soccer Darts.There will also be face painting, photo booth, table tennis and footy's target.  Food and drink available is sausage sizzle, coffee and the Coopers Inn can bar.

The Abers Gorilla mascot will also make a very special guest appearance on the day!









Although the majority of age divisions will stay the same, with the move from even to odd age groups, team selection will not. PLEASE DO NOT ASSUME THAT YOUR CHILD WILL BE PLAYING IN THE SAME TEAM AS LAST YEAR. Can you please ensure that you discuss this with your children, so that they are aware?

In a large number of teams, we have new coaches, as well children grow or develop in the off the season, as a result the teams will change. Unfortunately due to the size of our club and with large numbers in each age division, there is the chance that some players will miss out on playing in the highest division for their skillset and development. Since the implementation of grading, our teams play in higher Divisions than pre grading. So even if your child is playing in the 3rd or 4th team, they are playing in similar divisions where our second team used to play.

The age group coordinators will outline expectations and approximate timeframe of team selection for each division.

If you cannot make regular training can you please notify the Age Coordinator and then once teams are formed your coach.

At this stage no practice games have been scheduled due to the earlier commencement of the season. We will advise if that changes.



If you are interested in returning as a Sports Trainer or Team Manager or are interested in the roles, please let your Age Coordinator now.  Roles will not be locked in until team selection has been completed.


Over summer, the club was very pleased to welcome Amart Sports as a community partner. This is a very exciting initiative, we hope that members take the opportunity to sign up as an Amart Sports member and not only enjoy some great member prices, but also have the knowledge you are supporting the club with 5% of sales returned to the club in terms of equipment.

For the 2017 season, Junior Football will be welcoming a new major BCP Finance.  This is very exciting news for Junior Football. We are extremely grateful for the support of all our sponsors, including our major partners, Nelson Alexander, Strathmore Community Bank and Maxspeed Logistics.

The club would also like to welcome Blueswan as the new club merchandise supplier.



Due to the change in age groups, our club policies have been reviewed to ensure that they are appropriate for the upcoming season.  These will be uploaded on to the website in coming weeks. The core foundations of our policies remain, however the Aberfeldie Sports Club will be launching 2 new policies, Social Media and Child First.

In the coming weeks, information on both these policies will be sent to members.



Information intended to answer questions that are most frequently asked questions at the start of the season can be downloaded from our website.  Whilst it contains essential information for new parents, 'seasoned' parents should also take the time to review and update themselves on important dates, and note any changes to previous policies and processes. This information should be read in conjunction with all other information on our website



Please find the U9 competition rules as published by the EDFL for the 2017 season available here.


Keep an eye out for our e-Newsletters, your best sources of regularly updated information regarding the Junior Footballat Abers.    To subscribe online, click here.

If you do not received these, or need to update your contact details, please contact Junior Football Secretary Mark Scatchard via email at juniorfootball@abers.com.au