Team and Age Group overview

Balgownie Junior Football Club fields teams (mixed, boys’ and girls’) from U6 until U18 (boys) and Women’s Youth League (17-21yo). The U6 to U11 are called MiniRoos and the U12 to U18 and Women’s Youth League are classified as “graded” teams.

 

MiniRoos – U6 to U11

A fun and engaging introduction to football for boys and girls aged 5-11.

MiniRoos is a smaller version of football that provides boys and girls aged 5-11 with a fun introduction to the world game.

MiniRoos is designed for kids; it is all about having fun, learning new skills and making life-long friends.

MiniRoos provides opportunities for boys and girls of all abilities, shapes and sizes to play football. Games are played on smaller fields, with a reduced number of players to ensure everyone gets plenty of football action. As children grow, field sizes and teams expand too. Games are non-competitive, with no wins or losses recorded.

For a full run down on Miniroos rules and formats you can download the guide here: MiniRoos Playing Guide.

Parents of U6 & U7 players should read the BJFC U6 & U7 Guide Book to assist in ensuring your child has an enjoyable season.

To register, a player must be turning at least 5 in 2023 and not be older than 18 (21 for Women’s Youth League) any time during the playing season. 

Go to the Registration Process page to read more details about the process.

In order for a player to play up a grade, see the Out of Age Policy page.

 

Graded Teams U12 – U18 and Women’s Youth League

From the age of 12, players are placed into teams that are graded based on ability, and grouped within appropriate competition divisions. Players compete within the Football South Coast district.

See Grading Policy to read more on the guidelines used by the Club to sort team lists.

Girls may played within Mixed or Girls teams between U6 – U15, and within girls only leagues from U16 up.

 

Coaches & Managers

Coaches and Managers are all volunteers but must be approved by the Club Committee. For more information on becoming a Coach or Manager, go to the Coaches & Managers page. All coaches are encouraged to compete FFA coaching courses, and are supported by the BJFC Technical Committee.

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 - forms.office.com/r/nf90ZHWZSd-> 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 - forms.office.com/r/nf90ZHWZSd# 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?

All teams can check their game times & locations at FSC Match Centre – select your Age Group and scroll to find your game.

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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