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Junior Football Information

Junior Football Information

Welcome to the 2020 season in what looks like being a great year for the Ballarat Junior Football Netball Club. Some important information for new football families.

The first game of the season is set for Sunday 19th April (Under 11-17) and Friday 24th April (Under 9’s). The 2020 junior fixture can now be downloaded. Please be aware under 15-17 may have changes to this fixture depending on other clubs team numbers. Under 9’s fixture is still to be released.

We do ask that if your child is going to be unavailable for any training or games, could you please advise your coach at the earliest convenience.

To help you get organised, mouthguards and football boots are compulsory for games and strongly encouraged for training. Drink bottles also are to be brought to training.

Boys Under 9’s will only require RED shorts and Boys U 11 and upwards will require both Red & White Shorts for Home and Away Matches. Could we please ask that you visit Rebel Sports and purchase the “Shorts” associated with the Ballarat Swans/Storm and ensure you mention the Club as well.

For New Players, the Club will provide match day football socks for the 2020 season, and returning players, in need, may purchase a new pair for $10.00. Please let your Coach know if you require a pair and we will organise collection over the coming weeks at their respective training sessions.

Jumpers, again will be handed out on game day and will be laundered by the club.

Most Coaching appointments for 2020 have been now finalised.

UNDER 9 SENIORS Ricky Cummins 0418 503 234 Dave McConchie 0438 341 540
UNDER 11 RESERVES Adam Ridley 0428 506 080 Ray McCormack 0409 893 706
UNDER 11 SENIORS Andrew Madigan 0412 051 990 Scott Petrie 0418 503 764
UNDER 13 RESERVES Nick Byrne 0427 275 227 TBC TBC TBC
UNDER 13 SENIORS Adrian Smith 0400 178 945 Nigel McGrath 0408 517 693
UNDER 15 RESERVES Season 2021 Mick O’Brien 0417 019 401
UNDER 15 SENIORS Season 2022 Leigh Murphy
Rod Stepnell
0410 209 356
0430 951 144
UNDER 17 RESERVES Season 2023 Brent Wardley 0427 044 825
UNDER 17 SENIORS Season 2024 Ash Madder 0409 108 225



Training times and starting dates are listed below. All coaches at present have decided to not train during the school holidays. Non-official training may occur for those who are keen.


Under 17’s Tuesday & Thursday 5:30 – 6:45pm Started (currently Mon/Wed)
Under 15’s Tuesday & Thursday 5:15 – 6:30pm 10th March
Under 13’s Storm & Swans Wednesday 5:30 – 6:30pm 11th March
Under 11 Storm Wednesday 5:15 – 6:15pm 11th March
Under 11 Swans Wednesday 4:00 – 5:00pm 11th March
Under 9’s Wednesday 4:15 – 5:15pm 18th March



The club will require your assistance in the following roles please each and every week:

  • Team Managers
  • Game Day Runners & U 9 & U 11Mentors
  • Helpers with skills at training
  • Umpires
  • Goal and Boundary Umpires
  • Timekeepers
  • Trainers (First Aid qualification required)
  • Water boys/girls (must be 18yo or younger)
  • Canteen/BBQ helpers

Information sessions and further correspondence will be forthcoming to outline the roles and responsibilities of volunteers – particularly team managers and trainers. Please let the Coaches or Team Managers know if you can help out in any capacity.


Communication Platforms

The club uses TeamApp to communicate general news, changes to training and any other important information, so make sure you are logged on and registered for your child’s age group. TeamApp is also used to manage our weekly volunteer roles (i.e., Timekeepers, goal umpires, etc.). Please enter Ballarat FNC in your search. –

Please like our Club Facebook page –

The Ballarat Football Netball Club’s website is also updated regularly for your information.  –

For your club apparel – Watch for an update from the club regarding Puma coming on board.

Our Club Secretary will be shortly forwarding out an invoice for this seasons fees and ask that they are paid promptly; before Round 1, to cover player insurances and the like.

Any queries please do not hesitate to give anyone of us a call, and thanks again for being part of the Ballarat Junior Football Netball Club.


Junior Football Operations Manager
0409 391 512


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