When do the registrations open?
The club typically opens registrations in the middle of January. Registrations and places fill fast, the club closes off the junior registrations by age group when the following number limits are reached:
U9’s – 100 kids
U10’s – 80 kids
U12’s – 120 kids
U14’s – 75 kids
U16’s – 75 kids
Girls – U10’s & 12’s 25 kids, U15’s – 50 kids
Click below to register:
Register | PlayHQ
Are there any hardship options for junior membership?
Yes, the club reserves the right to review junior membership on a case by case basis. We also have been involved in the Mark West Foundation for many years.
In the first instance you should touch base with the relevant age level coordinator to discuss your families situation.
Are there any dual sport or multiple child membership discounts in 2022?
We have recently just changed over to a new registration system ‘Play HQ’, once AFL Barwon confirm the system capabilities we are keen to review this and offer addition options in 2023 including a sibling discount or dual sport membership option in the juniors.
Where do the kids train?
The U9-12 teams typically train at Belmont Common, the competitive aged teams and female football are at McDonald Reserve. More information around training can be found here: Junior Football
What safety equipment does my child require?
It is strongly recommended that your child wear appropriate football boots for training and games along with a mouth guard for game day participation.
Helmets can also be worn, these are not mandatory and are at the discretion of parents in consultation with your child
Does the club provide the playing jumper?
Yes the football club provides this to each player.
Where do we source club shorts, playing socks and club apparel?
The club has an online merchandise shop, you can find all you need here – Merchandise
New players to South Barwon get a training shirt upon registering – a club contact will communicate with parents on how to access this.
Also the club has a Facebook page for parents wishing to sell or gift outgrown South Barwon apparel.
Where can I find junior club contacts?
Click ‘junior football’ in the heading at the top of Club Contacts
What is the clubs broad focus/policy on junior selection?
The under 9, 10 and 12’s teams are not graded. As a result, teams are not focused on winning, but on skill development and enjoyment.
The youth teams are competitive and they play for premiership points, therefore as a priority our aim is to select teams in a manner that makes them as competitive as possible for the division of football they are playing in.
I’d like to get involved in coaching or helping on the committee?
If you’d like to assist in running the club or coaching a team please let us know at [email protected]
When does the fixture come out?
AFL Barwon run a grading process at the start of the season, this is to ensure there is equal competition across all team – the draw as a result comes out in stages throughout the season.