Welcome to Weston Molonglo Football Club juniors program.
Players in the U10 to U18 age groups play in the Capital Football Junior League. Players can participate in boys, mixed or girls only competition. These competitions are graded and games are played all over Canberra and regional areas such as Yass or Cooma. WMFC offers a range of levels for juniors to compete at, ranging from more social leagues through to the junior grades of our men's and women's Premier League programs (men's U12, 14 and 16 and women's U13 U15 U17).
The U10 and U11 age groups still follow the small-sided games format with games played on a smaller field (half pitch) with less players (9v9), smaller goals and no offside. The U12's and up play full rules. See below for the Coaches & Managers Handbook.
Player registrations are generally based on the age they turn in the year they are competing. For example, a player turning 11 any time in 2018 will play Under 11's in 2018. However, players may be accepted in an older age group depending on circumstances. Girls playing in the mixed competition may play in the age group below their age that year (eg a girl turning 13 in 2018 may register to play in the U12 mixed competition but must play in U13 girls only competition).
Weston Molonglo Football Club is community based, relying entirely on the efforts of volunteers to run smoothly. Coaches courses are held for new coaches and those wishing to upgrade their skills, and assistance is provided during the season. WMFC will fully reimburse any person who succesfully completes a Capital Football FFA coaching course. Junior players who would like to coach or assist coaches of rooball teams are most welcome. Managers, as organisers, are invaluable in helping teams run smoothly, and require no knowledge of soccer. Age Group Coordinators are the main contact between individual team managers and the Club committee. They assist the registrar with the placement of players in teams and are often the first point of contact when problems arise with teams in their age group. If you can help in these roles, or fill a vacancy on the contact list overleaf, tick a box on the registration form, or contact a committee member to find out more. Offers of assistance are always appreciated. Remember, WMFC is a community club and is only as strong as the families that get involved.
Junior Committee meetings
For discussion of issues in running the Club, we welcome and encourage your attendance at all our meetings. Meetings are usually held once a month. If you’d like to come, check the website or contact a committee member for confirmation of the next. Parents are asked to assist with setting up fields and packing away afterwards as required. This is not a job for the coaches and managers, who will be busy organising their teams.
Coaches & Managers Handbook
Attached below is the Coaches & Managers Handbook. This handbook requires updating and is currently under review, however, it will provide guidance.