Coaches & managers

First of all, thank you to all the parents and family friends that have given up their precious free time to volunteer as coaches and managers. The Club appreciates you and will assist you in helping the kids have an enjoyable and successful year.

The Club is not responsible for finding coaches or managers. It is the responsibility of the parental group to either find a coach amongst themselves or their circle of friends. The Club will help provide training and guidance for the coaches and managers and there is an abundance of free resources on this website. See the Resources pages.

All coaches and managers must agree to abide by the FSC Rules governing volunteers. Remember that you are ambassadors of Balgownie Junior Football Club at all times.

Every coach and manager also needs to have a valid FFA number. You can create an FFA account by going to PlayFootball.

If you need assistance in registering online, refer to the Self-Registration Guide.

Managers – just register as if you were a coach. All new registrations must be completed by the week before the competition starts.

Generally training times are dictated by the availability of the coach but parents are free to discuss changing times so that the majority of players are accommodated.

Please keep in mind that it is all about the kids and making sure they have fun – especially in the MiniRoos years.

MiniRoos Coaches

The Club regards the Grassroots Coaching Course essential for all coaches. It is free of charge and is run several times during the course of the year. Participants receive a handbook that contains pages of invaluable material covering drills, training and much, much more.

Coaches and managers for U6-U11 are generally appointed at Sorting Day and accepted by general consent. They do not need to submit a Coaching Application, but the Club Committee may overrule a coaching placement, if there are grounds to do so.

See the Resources pages for MiniRoos rules or go to the MiniRoos website for more information.

Download the MiniRoos Coach/Manager Guide Book.

Graded Coaches

Players of teams U12 and up are graded and as such, coaches need to have more than a rudimentary understanding of the game. Again, courses are available to assist you in gaining the necessary skills and knowledge to coach at this level.

Graded coaches need to apply for the position by submitting a Coaching Application to the Club Secretary – BJFC Coaching Application Form.

If two or more apply for the same position, the Club Executive will make a decision based on suitability and level of ability.

Download the Graded Coach/Manager Guide Book.


The role of manager is an important one.

> You relay information from the Club to your team’s parents and players

> Assist the coach on game day

> Fill in team sheets

> Organise the weekly Best & Fairest award

> Ensure canteen rosters & Ground Marshall duties are carried out

> Do your best to create a harmonious team atmosphere

> Please direct everyone regularly to the Club website / Facebook page to keep on top of all the latest news

> Notify the Club immediately if you are unable to field a team due to illness or players away on holidays.

Welcome to Bally Football 2024 - got off to a great start this afternoon with the U6's then U7's doing great things out on Ground 1. More again tomorrow (*heat permitting) with the U8 and U9 session starting at 4pm and then the U10 and U11 session starting at 5pm. Thanks to Every Season My Season and all your Coaches for the various skill zones and all the fun today. ... See MoreSee Less
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# Announcement: 'Welcome to Balgownie Junior Football Club 2024 Program' launched to welcome both new and returning MiniRoo players and families and a reminder that the $25 Early Bird registration special will finish this Sunday. -> We continue to receive high numbers of registrations every day and are expecting to set a new Club record of over 700 players registered to play for Balgownie Junior Football Club in 2024. An amazing number and a sign that Football in Australia is growing and that Balgownie Junior Football Club is also growing. -> To help the many new and returning players and families get ready for the new Season, we have invited Every Season My Season (ESMS) a Wollongong based Football Academy to run and host at Judy Masters an in house 'BJFC Welcome to Football 2024 Program' for our U6, U7, U8 U9, U10, U11 players. -> The program will run for 3 weeks on Wednesdays and Thursday afternoons and will be paid for by the Club and therefore is being offered at $0 cost to all BJFC registered players. The Program has been scheduled and designed to:- help the many new players and families get familiar with BJFC and Judy Masters Oval and find and or make a team.- be an opportunity to let our existing Coaches and Managers watch and recruit any extra players they need to fill their team sheets and squads.- be an opportunity for Coaches and Managers to watch, see and learn the latest best practice drills and exercises that are being used and delivered by the Every Season My Season Coaching Staff- an opportunity for Coaches and Managers to use the 3 weeks of the Program to incorporate into their preseason plan as an extra weekly session for their Team and or use it as the first 3 weeks of training sessions for their Team.- The program will run on Judy Masters Ground 1 which gives our youngest players a rare opportunity to get out and enjoy the main field.- Schedule and dates:U6 - Wednesday's - 4pm to 5pmU7 - Wednesday's - 5pm to 6pmU8 - Thursdays - 4pm to 5pm U9 - Thursdays - 4pm to 5pmU10 - Thursdays - 5pm to 6pmU11 - Thursdays - 5pm to 6pmWeek 1 - Wednesday 28th Thursday 29th FebruaryWeek 2 - Wednesday 6th Thursday 7th MarchWeek 3 - Wednesday 13th Thursday 14th March-> All existing Teams, Families and Players please talk to your Coach and or Manager about their plans and whether they have registered you and your team to attend, to signup directly please use this form -> All new Players and Families who are new to the Club and are still looking for a Team and or wanting or needing to meet other players and families please also sign up directly - Registration Update -> The early Bird $25 discount finishes this Sunday 11th. At the time of writing we are at 681 registrations and are expecting for the first time in Club history that the Juniors will fly past 700 registered players. -> We plan to keep U12, U13, U14, U16, U17, U18 registration open for another few days and need and want any players wanting to play in the older age groups to register this weekend so that we can finalise the various teams and submit our team nominations for the older age groups to Football South Coast by the 22nd February deadline.-> We plan to keep U6, U7, U8, U9, U10, U11 registrations open until the start of the 'Welcome to Football Program' commencement and then will shift each age group to Waitlist and bring younger interested players in for specific teams as needed.-> Please note the Early Bird $25 discount will no longer be available in the Playfootball Registration Portal for BJFC on Monday. -> Lastly please note the new NSW Government Active Kids voucher scheme has started and we are eligible and successfully receiving those too.🥅⚽🥅 ... See MoreSee Less
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Where & when am I playing?

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Balgownie Junior Football Club Incorporated ABN: 91 822 455 631
Clubhouse: 17 Para Street, Balgownie, NSW, 2519
Postal Address: PO Box 3096, Balgownie, NSW 2519