Gradings

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Graded Teams

Glen Eira’s graded teams are for talented players who are dedicated and focused on the game and their own development. Players must be able to commit to 2 training sessions per week and should also find time to practice privately in their own time.  A graded team is defined as

  • U16-U20 A/B-Grade Community Boys teams
  • U13-U15 A/B/C-Grade Community Boys teams
  • U9-U12 Kangaroos-level teams
  • U8-U12 Wallabies-level teams

Prerequisites

Before attending the gradings, parents have to submit an Expression of Interest form online. Click here to  Expression of Interest to join Glen Eira FC.

Applications must be submitted online and will not be accepted manually on the day of the trials.

Venue

 Marlborough St Reserve

CAUTION: This isn’t Glen Eira’s usual home ground.

Access carpark via Dromana Ave.

Click for a map of Marlborough St Reserve

Session Times

Please arrive early to allow to for registration desk and an informal warm-up.

DURATION: Please allow up to 90mins for a trials session.

Player Age
2020 Graded TeamsSessions 
Men born 2000 & 2001

Turning 19yo or 20yo in 2020
U20 Glen Eira (Intensity)*Session 1Feb 2020
Session 2Feb 2020
Boys born 2002 or 2003

Turning 17yo or 18yo in 2020
U18A Glen Eira (Eagles)*

U17B Glen Eira (Warriors)*
Session 1Nov 2019
(exact date and time TBC)
Marlborough
Session 2Nov 2019
(exact date and time TBC)
Marlborough
Boys born 2004

Turning 16yo in 2020
U16A/B Glen Eira (Gunners/Ninjas)*Session 1Nov 2019
(exact date and time TBC)
Marlborough
Session 2Nov 2019
(exact date and time TBC)
Marlborough
Boys born 2005

Turning 15yo in 2020
U15A/B Glen Eira (Leopards)*
U15B Glen Eira (Panthers)*
Session 1Nov 2019
(exact date and time TBC)
Marlborough
Session 2Nov 2019
(exact date and time TBC)
Marlborough
Boys born 2006

Turning 14yo in 2020
U14B Glen Eira (Knights)
U14C Glen Eira (Stars)
Session 1Nov 2019
(exact date and time TBC)
Marlborough
Session 2Nov 2019
(exact date and time TBC)
Marlborough
Boys born 2007

Turning 13yo in 2020
13A/B Glen Eira (Scorpions)*
13B/C Glen Eira (Rascals)
Session 1Nov 2019
(exact date and time TBC)
Marlborough
Session 2Nov 2019
(exact date and time TBC)
Marlborough
Boys born 2008

Turning 12yo in 2020
Glen Eira (Lasers)
League: 12 Kangas

Glen Eira (Nitro/Asteroids)^
League: 12 Wallabies
Session 1Nov 2019
(exact date and time TBC)
Marlborough
Session 2Nov 2019
(exact date and time TBC)
Marlborough
Boys born 2009

Turning 11yo in 2020
Glen Eira (Spiders)
Glen Eira (Thunder)
League: 11 Kangas/Wallabies^
Session 1Nov 2019
(exact date and time TBC)
Marlborough
Session 2Nov 2019
(exact date and time TBC)
Marlborough
Boys born 2010

Turning 10yo in 2020
Glen Eira (Kookaburras)
Glen Eira (Cobras)
League: 9 Kangas/Wallabies^
Session 1Nov 2019
(exact date and time TBC)
Marlborough
Session 2Nov 2019
(exact date and time TBC)
Marlborough
Boys born 2011

Turning 9yo in 202
Glen Eira (Kookaburras)
Glen Eira (Cobras)
League: 9 Kangas/Wallabies^
Session 1Nov 2019
(exact date and time TBC)
Marlborough
Session 2Nov 2019
(exact date and time TBC)
Marlborough
Boys born 2012

Turning 8yo in 2020
Glen Eira (new)
League: 8 Wallabies^
Session 1Nov 2019
(exact date and time TBC)
Marlborough
Session 2Nov 2019
(exact date and time TBC)
Marlborough

*Unconfirmed: This is current best guess of what teams/leagues Glen Eira FC will likely field in 2020. In particular, the structure of the 2020 A-Grade leagues will won’t be clear until after the gradings because a) FV want to run U13-U18 Boys A-Grade as a combined South-East league of 12-teams (meaning less spots will be available). b) Community teams such as Berwick, Glen Eira, Mornington, Gippsland, and Peninsula Strikers are moving to JBNPL (meaning more spots). c) Some existing NPL clubs will field teams in Community A-Grade (meaning less spots).

^Projected: This is current best guess of what teams/leagues Glen Eira FC will likely field in 2020. Exactly how many teams we will have, and what league levels they will play in, will be confirmed once we see how many players want spots and what level they are at.

Ask a Coordinator

U17-20 BoysU16 BoysU15 BoysU14 BoysU13 Boys
John Riccioni
John Riccioni
U17-20 Boys Coordinator
0438 060 040
17-20Boys@GlenEiraFC.com.au

Andi Kelman
Andi Kelman
U16 Boys Coordinator
0407 609 335
2004Boys@GlenEiraFC.com.au
Simone Clancy
Simone Clancy
U15 Boys Coordinator
0421 054 147
2005Boys@GlenEiraFC.com.au
Warren Cramer
Warren Cramer
U14 Boys Coordinator
0407 877 723
2006Boys@GlenEiraFC.com.au
Odilia Wijburg
Odilia Wijburg
U13 Boys Coordinator
0402 849 667
2007Boys@GlenEiraFC.com.au
U12 BoysU11 BoysU10 BoysU9 BoysU8 Boys
Tamara Somers
Tamara Somers
U12 Boys Coordinator
0438 872 025
2008Boys@GlenEiraFC.com.au

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U11 Boys Coordinator
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2009Boys@GlenEiraFC.com.au

Assume yes.   Please fill out the application form to let us know what level your child is interested in playing at.  Players’ circumstances and skill levels can change significantly from year to year.  Each season we declare all spots vacant and we start fresh with the Selection Criteria.   Astute parents will note that being in the same team last year is a factor in the selection criteria.

Do I still need to attend gradings if played in one these teams last year?
Angelique Smit
Angelique Smit
U10 Boys Coordinator
0448 484 872
2010Boys@GlenEiraFC.com.au
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U9 Boys Coordinator
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2011Boys@GlenEiraFC.com.au
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U8 Boys Coordinator
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2012Boys@GlenEiraFC.com.au

Gradings FAQs

Why are the gradings on different times and days of the week?

Parents and children often have other commitments which might clash with the gradings. The gradings sessions are on different times to maximise that chance that everyone can attend at least one of the gradings.

When will the gradings results be announced?

Within 7 days of each session, the coordinator will send one of 3 possible emails:

  1. Your grading has been successful. You are offered a spot in a graded team. To accept this offer and confirm your spot please click this payment link and pay the non-refundable annual registration fee within 4 days. Attendance at session 2 is optional… If you would like to come along, please let us know so we can put your name on the session 2 list. Note the club won’t fill the team after session 1 because that wouldn’t fair for the kids in session 2.
  2. [Session 1 only]   A callback. We saw some promising signs but need to have a second look to be sure.
  3. You missed out on a spot in a graded team, please come to the Team Allocation Sessions in February to get a spot in a social team. Note: If you get one of these after session 1 then you aren’t required to come to session 2.
Do I need to attend all gradings sessions?

No you don’t have to, but your chances to impress the selectors are increased if you do.

  1. If you get a ‘missed out’ email after session 1 then you aren’t required to come to session 2.
  2. If circumstances dictate that you are unable to attend any or all of the sessions, please let us know and the coordinator may be able to arrange for a coach with a vacancy to ‘have a look at’ your child at one of their training sessions.   If this happens, please don’t expect too much – it’s still a long shot.
What do I need to bring?

Boots and shin guards
Drink bottle (more than 1 in hot weather)

What if the weather is extreme?

The club’s Extreme Weather Policy applies to gradings the same as it does to matches and normal training sessions.

Is there a fee to attend gradings?

No fee for gradings.
Note however that if you are offered a spot, you must accept the offer and pay the normal registration fee by the deadline in order to confirm your spot.

Are selectors allowed to judge and comment about their own kids?

No.

In the event that a child of one of the selectors is tying out, then that selector isn’t allowed to record any observations or make any comments about their own child’s performance.

What if I don’t agree with the gradings outcome?

The selectors are available to discuss (learning opportunities for) every kid with their respective parent/guardian. They will refrain from discussing other children, i.e. he will not make comparisons. If you’re not satisfied, the club’s manager and/or president is available to sit in on a second discussion. Furthermore, he’ll take suggestions for improvement of the gradings procedure for the following year.