Joining Information (Season 2019)


The joining process varies depending on level.

It is important that kids play at the right level for them. Makes happier players which means they stay in the game longer which means they get the social development and additional life skills which come with being involved in organised team sport.


Advanced-Level Teams

The focus of the Development Squads is to provide an environment to maximise player development, ensuring refined techniques, creativity and game insights are transferred into matches (via competitive environment). The players are guided through the relevant age-specific elements of playing a dynamic possession based style of football.

Development Squads receive professional coaching 3 times per week and on game day.    Additional Fees are payable.

  • For advanced-level players born 2003-2011 inclusive


How to Join Advanced Level Teams
    • Team entry is via trials in October/November of the previous year.
    • 2019 Development Squad trials dates are:
      • Sat 20-Oct-2018
      • Sat 03-Nov-2018
      • (A third trial date may be announced)
    • Trials will be held between 9:00am and 4:00pm on the above dates.
    • All players must have received confirmation of their time and venue  prior to attending.
    • All Players are required to wear shin guards.
    • If your Player is currently registered for the Term 4 Training Program, the trial will be in addition to the normal training session held in the morning.
Development Squad Application
(Advanced-Level only)



High-Level Teams

For experienced players who are dedicated and focused on the game and their own development. Must be able to commit to 2 training sessions per week and should also find time to practice privately in their own time.

  • U13-U18 A/B Grade boys teams
  • U9-U12 Kangaroos boys teams
  • U18 A/B Grade girls teams
  • U12 Kangaroos girls teams


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All steps must be completed in the order shown below.
Click on Glen Eira FC Application Form

Trials Info



Mid-Level Teams


Suitable for players who are focused on their football and willing to aspire to better themselves. Must be able to commit to 1 – 2 training sessions per week.

  • U13-U17 C/D/E Grade Boys teams
  • U8-U12 Wallabies boys and girls teams
  • (U18B will also trial at this time)


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Trials Info



Social Teams


Friendship-based teams for those who are in it for the enjoyment of the game and the improved social outcomes/life skills that come from participating in organised team sport.
Must be able to commit to 90% of matches and 1 training session per week.

  • Senior Men & Women
  • U14 & U16 Girls teams
  • U8-U12 Joeys boys & girls teams


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Match Days, Training Times, etc.


The Glen Eira Selection Criteria

The following factors are taken into account when offering spots in Glen Eira teams.  You’ll see it’s not just about the players.

  • The player’s ability.
    1. For high-level and mid-level teams, selection is mostly about ability.  The other factors below still count but they play a lesser role.
    2. For social teams U13 upwards, there is still some emphasis on ability however other factors count more.
    3. For social teams U12 downwards, there is little emphasis on ability, it’s mostly the other factors.
  • Whether the team has a vacancy in the player’s usual playing position.
  • Having a parent appointed as a coach for the upcoming season.
  • Having a parent appointed to another volunteer role for the upcoming season. Examples: team manager, assistant coach, committee member or other club-level role.
  • Whether the player was a member of the same team last year.
  • Being able to attend on the nights when the team trains.
  • The player’s dedication, attitude, attendance and approach to the game and its effect on team spirit.
  • The parents’ contributions, behavior & attitude and its impact on the team, the club, the game.
  • Having siblings in other teams in the club.
  • The family having connections with other team members.
  • The player and their parents having an unblemished recent sporting/playing history. Any team, any club, any sport.




Click here to see the Fee Schedule.


Which Age Group am I?

‘Under’ means the age you are under on 1st January
Eg. if you are aged 9yo on the 1st January then you play in U10 that year.

In other words, ‘Under’ means ‘Turning’
Eg. an Under 12 team consists of players who are turning 12 years old in that calendar year.

2019 Boys Teams
2019 Girls Teams
2000 and earlier
Senior Men
Senior Women
2001 U18 Boys Senior Women
2002 U17 Boys Senior Women (or U15/16 Girls if you
haven't played for a club before)
U16 Boys
U15/16 Girls
2004 U15 Boys
U15/16 Girls
2005 U14 Boys
U13/14 Girls
2006 U13 Boys
U13/14 Girls
U12 Boys
U12 Girls
2008 U11 Boys
U11 Girls
2009 U10 Boys
U10 Girls
U9 Boys
U9 Girls
2011 U8 Boys
U8 Girls
2012 5-7yo Kick-Off

5-7yo Kick-Off
or U8 Girls
2013- 2014 5-7yo Kick-Off 5-7yo Kick-Off

See also “No Playing Down an Age“.