Junior Member Information Page
The Beaumaris Football Club is one of the largest sporting clubs in Australia that facilitates a pathway from Under 8s through to Senior Football. Our club fields junior teams in the South Metro Junior Football League (SMJFL) in their mixed, boys' and girls' competitions.
Our football club community is a family friendly, all-inclusive environment, where friendships on and off the field are formed and players develop their skills with our qualified coaches and through participating in additional programs as they move through the ranks to senior football. At Beaumaris all abilities and levels are catered for.
Membership of the Beaumaris Football Club entitles members to membership of the Beaumaris Sports Club and its fabulous facilities. Parents of junior players are considered members of the BSC through until 31st March of the following year.
This page is designed to provide you with helpful information about our junior football program. If you have any questions that are not answered here, please email the Club Secretary
Please see our Registration Page for details about fees and the registration process.
Age Groups and Eligibility
Players must be a minimum of 7 years of age as at 30th April in the calendar year of their first season to be eligible to be registered with the SMJFL.
|Age Group||Date of Birth|
|Under 8||Born on or after 1st January 2013|
|Under 9||Born on or after 1st January 2012|
|Under 10||Born on or after 1st January 2011|
|Under 11||Born on or after 1st January 2010|
|Under 12||Born on or after 1st January 2009|
|Under 13||Born on or after 1st January 2008|
|Under 14||Born on or after 1st January 2007|
|Under 15||Born on or after 1st January 2006|
|Under 16||Born on or after 1st January 2005|
|Under 17 1/2||Born on or after 1st July 2003|
|Under 18 Girl||Born on or after 1st January 2003|
Players will be placed in a team in their respective age group based on the team selection criteria detailed above. If you would like to request to play out of age group, you must complete the Request To Play Out Of Age Group Form (included in the Playing within Age Groups Policy) and email it to Club Secretary for consideration by the Football Operations Committtee.
If you are requesting to play in a lower age group you should read the AFL National Age Dispensation Policy before submitting a request.
As one of the largest clubs in the SMJFL, Beaumaris fields teams in all age groups and competitions, from Under 8s through to Under 18s, with multiple teams in most age groups.
Our philosophy is to ensure that each player achieves maximum football development in a fun and safe environment. The development of our grading policy has been guided by this philosophy and the SMJFL Grading Guidelines and Processes.
Our team selection criteria are as follows:
|All Under 8 - Under 10 age groups||Team selection is based primarily on friendship groups (usually schools attended). The Club encourages players to make new friends and will endeavour to ensure an appropriate mixing of friendship groups. These teams will not be graded. Team composition may change from year to year in order to accommodate new players.|
|Under 11 Mixed & Under 12 Girls||Team selection in this age groups is done to ensure that each team is competitive in the division they are playing. Teams are not selected based solely on a player's ability. Each team will have players with a range of abilities. However, fitness levels will be considered when determining a player's capability of competing in certain grades. The rationale is to encourage a mix of new players from year to year in preparation for the "Ability Based" grading in the under 12 mixed age group and U14 girls age group onwards.|
|Under 12 Mixed to Under 18 age groups||Team selection in these age groups is based on a player's ability and team balance. Other attributes to be considered but not limited to will be (Attitude, Training Attendance, Coachability).|
The Team Selection Policy can be read in full on the Club Policies page on our website.
Details of days, times and venues for Pre-Season and In-Season training can be found on the website under Training Times. Changes will be notified via Age Group Co-ordinators, Coaches or Team Managers.
Player Uniform Requirements
Playing jumpers are provided by the club at the beginning of each season and remain the property of the club. They must be returned at the end of each season.
All players are required to have the following uniform and equipment.
- Mouthguard (no mouthguard, not training)
- Football Boots/runners
- Water bottle
- Mouthguard (no mouthguard, no play)
- Football Boots - Stops in player's boots must not have sharp edges. Aluminium or stainless steel stops are prohibited.
- Team Shorts (Home) - Blue club shorts with SMJFL logo
- Team Shorts (Away) - White shorts with SMJFL logo
- Team Socks - Blue club socks with SMJFL logo
- Undergarments or compression skins extending beyond the length of the playing jumper or below the line of the uniform shorts, must be beige, black or the same colour as the playing jumper/shorts being worn.
Helmets & Gloves
- Appropriate helmets and shin guards are allowed
- Players are not permitted to wear gloves unless prior written approval has been given by the Juniors Secretary
- Players may wear sports specific glasses that have been designed for use in contact sports (Shatter proof)
Details of season dates can be found in the Season Calendar. This will be updated as more dates become available.
Club uniform and merchandise can be purchased online from the Shark Shop, or on designated days when the Shark Shop opens at the Club. This is typically on Friday nights between 5.30 and 6.30pm. Opening dates and times will be advertised in advance.
Club Policies and Code of Conduct
Registration of the Beaumaris Football Club is subject to the acceptance of the Club Policies and Codes of Conduct. These have been developed for the smooth and effective running of our club and to meet our regulatory requirements under the Child Safety Act. The Club and its junior members are also bound by the rules of the SMJFL and the Laws of Australian Football.