Panthers Junior Football

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Junior Membership for the 2020 Season

The Ascot Vale Panthers doesn’t pay any players and therefore doesn’t need to charge +$400 for memberships as a form of fundraising for senior player payments. Our membership fees are just to offset the cost of running the club and we aim to keep it that way. Typical expenses which membership contributes to include electricity and lighting, council rates for Walter St Reserve oval/clubrooms, club insurance, licenses, clubroom/ground maintenance, league membership fees and club equipment such as playing jumpers, footballs and first aid equipment.

Membership and registrations for new players to the club in 2020:

Under 8s: $199 including Panthers sports bag, socks, black shorts and 2020 Panthers Training top

Under 10s and above: $275 membership includes socks, black shorts, Panthers sports bag and 2020 Panthers training top

Membership and registrations for returning players:

Under 8s: $199 Membership including a 2020 Panthers Training top
Under 10s and above: $225 membership includes a new 2020 Panthers training top

Key information you need to know:

  • All football training sessions and home games are played locally at Walter St Reserve, Ascot Vale.

  • In 2020 we will have Under 8s, Under 10s, Under 12s and in 2021 we will add Under 14s teams.

  • Training for juniors is typically Thursday nights with Coaches arriving at 5pm for many of the kids who arrive early for a warmup kick and run around. Training officially starts at 5:15 finishing by 6:25.

  • Games occur on Sunday morning with under 8s starting 8:30, under 10s from 9:45 and under 12s from 11:00.

  • The playing season starts on April 7th and finishes in July with about 15 games in total. The final fixture won’t be released until March when all teams are registered to the league.

  • Experienced Coaches certified with AFL Level 1 coaching, Working With Children’s Check (WWCC) all of them having played football and most coaches even play AFL today with Ascot Vale Men’s Over 35s team.

  • Age allocations are as per the EDFL guidelines with the age of the player on the 1st January in a competition year:

    • Under 8: 2012 – 2013 must turn 7yo before April 30th 2020

    • Under 10: 2010 – 2011

    • Under 12: 2008 – 2009