South Barwon is in for its biggest year to date, fielding upwards of 22 junior football sides.

Registration Information

Registrations are now open and available on the main web page. Hit the red ‘register now’ link to sign up.

When completing the registration process, can I urge you to make sure all details are correct and updated if necessary – particularly the contact details (including all mobile phone numbers – preferably of 2 contacts) and medical history that the club should be aware of.

It will also be important that you pass this info onto relevant team managers and coaches down the track…ie if your child gets asthma or has allergies of any sort but this is a great starting point for us all.

There are also administrative boxes to tick off towards the end of the registration (eg cyber safety and child safety – there are AFL Barwon links for more info on these).

For any information, don’t hesitate to email: [email protected]

In season – training information 2022

All pre-season training will be communicated by age level football coordinators.

Under 9's & 10's
Belmont Common - McDonald Reserve
Training times range between 4.30-6.30pm, 1hr max
Under 12's
Belmont Common - McDonald Reserve
Times range between 4.30-6.30pm, 1hr max
Under 14's
McDonald Reserve 2
Tuesday & Friday
Under 16s
McDonald Reserve 1 & 2
Monday & Thursday
Female Juniors (U10, U12 & U15)
McDonald Reserve 1 & 2

Where training venues refers to multiple ovals, Coordinators and coaches will provide specific details.

Training times and length of sessions can be changed within reason at the discretion of the coaches.

General Questions/Comments

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.

Relevant Documents