17-20yo Youth Football

For information about other teams, see Joining Info.
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Youth Teams

Glen Eira FC’s youth teams offers young men turning 17 – 20 years old the opportunity to play with, and against, players of a similar skill level. The Coaches of Glen Eira FC’s youth teams are volunteers who are for the most part, experienced and qualified. No additional coaching fees are payable.

Applies to:
U17-U20 A/B-Grade Community Boys teams.

Suitable for: Aspiring players who are dedicated and focused on the game and their own development

Commitment: Must be able to commit to up to 2 training sessions per week and should also find time to practice privately in their own time.

How to Join a Youth Team

Step 1) Submit the Expression of Interest form

Step 2) Attend Gradings

Gradings are held in November 2019
Click here to see Gradings Info including session times.

Membership Fees

See how much is costs to join Glen Eira FC

Matches

Glen Eira’s youth teams compete in the FV South zone. Matches are played on Sundays from April through late August/ early Sept (school terms 2 & 3).  Usual kickoff times range from 11am to 3pm, depending on the fixture draw.  From late March onwards, you can click here to view the Fixture Draw.

The season consists of 18 rounds — 9 home matches and 9 away matches.

  • Home matches are played at Lord Reserve in Carnegie or Mackie Road Reserve in East Bentleigh.
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  • Away matches are mostly played against clubs in Melbourne’s South or East. Some leagues are metropolitan-wide. Travel times are usually 20 to 40 minutes, but you might get a  one or two per season that are an hour or more away.

Training

The training schedule is set by the coach. Training is usually once or twice per week, usually from 7:15pm on Monday to Friday nights.  In-Season*  training runs from late March through till early Sept.

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*Pre-season training runs up until late March and sometimes occurs on different nights to In-Season training due to the limited ground availability.

From late January, click here to see more details on Training Times.

Rules & Results

The rules for youth football are the standard laws of the game which apply the world over.  

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