Minis U8, U10, U12

Note from the Club President

2018 will be another year of change, with continued smaller teams at the U8 and U10 levels, however if 2017 is anything to go by 2018 will be a successful year for all our players. 

The Mini information night is Friday 23 February from 6.00pm - 7.00pmIf you can’t attend the registration night the forms will be available here shortly. 

Given the changes to the team sizes the Minis Committee will need more time than previous years to allocate players to teams. Therefore it is important that all registrations are completed online and payments are made by April 2017.  

The 2017 Mini’s Coordinator is Glenn Taylor. He can be contacted on 0409 808 996.

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Important Information

  • Minis information night Friday 23rd February 6-8pm
  • Training for Mini’s starts Friday 23rd March 2018
  • All Mini’s games start on Sunday 29th April 2018

Training is on Friday Nights

    • Under 8's 5:30pm - 6:30pm (children turning 7 or 8 anytime in 2018)
    • Under 10's 6.00pm - 7.00pm (children turning 9 or 10 anytime in 2018)
    • Under 12's 6:30pm - 7:30pm (children turning 11 or 12 anytime in 2018)

Games are on Sunday

    • Under 8's - 9am 
    • Under 10's - 10am
    • Under 12's - 11am

SA Government sports voucher program

If your child (children) is in Primary School and you wish to use the $50 sports voucher from the SA Government, please register first and pay the full membership fee. You can download the Sports Voucher from which you can lodge manually at the club through the Club Secretary (Nicky). The $50 will then be reimbursed to you via internet banking once approved by the Office for Sports and Recreation.

SFL League - Game Times

The Cove Football Club Sunday Competition plays within the Southern Football League (SFL). As part of this league, Mini’s Under 8’s – Under 12’s do not play a final series and no league ladder or scores are kept. The emphasis in these grades is about having fun, participation and learning basic football skills. A ‘Lightening Carnival’ will be held for these age groups, usually at the end of the season. The CFC does not alter their teams in these events.

These times are set by the SFL:

      • U8 - 9.00am Sunday 
      • U10 - 10.00am Sunday 
      • U12 - 11.00am Sunday 

All players are expected at the ground a minimum of 30 minutes prior to the game, unless advised differently by the coach. Players should ensure they are ready to play as soon as possible after their arrival at the ground. Coaches may require warm-ups and a team meeting.

In line with SFL Policy the following applies to Sunday Mini’s teams

      • No premiership win or loss points will be awarded or recorded
      • No finals series to be played
      • No publication of premiership ladders
      • No publication of match results


Player Rostering

Due to a limited amount of players allowed on the ground at one given time, Under 8’s = 12 players, Under 10’s= 15 players, U12-U18 = 18 players. Rostering of players may be necessary in some teams. This will be applied so that all players receive a fair opportunity to play. In the event that a player is sick or has a planned absence on a match day, please advise your coach/team manager as soon as possible so the roster can be adjusted fairly.

Even if you are rostered off, all players are encouraged to attend the match and bring their playing gear as sickness or injury may result in a position becoming available before the start of the game. If you are rostered off, your presence to support your teammates will be appreciated. Remember, everyone is part of the team and contributes to the team's success. 

Player Insurance

All financial players are covered by the AFL insurance scheme which assist in covering non-Medicare costs which may arise as a result of injury.


Our sponsor Southern Dental on the Corner O’Sullivans Beach road and South Road Morphett Vale will assist in all mouth guard fittings. If you have private extras cover mouth guards may have little or no out of pocket expense.

Mouthguards are a requirement of CFC & SFL NO MOUTHGUARD NO PLAY.

Drink Up

It is expected that all players arrive at games and training properly hydrated and that during games and training they continually drink fluids provided.

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