Membership Information 2022
REGISTRATIONS FOR 2022 OPEN MONDAY NOVEMBER 15 2021
Lock-in your membership ASAP as some age groups will exceed our capacity
Welcome to Port Melbourne Colts Junior Football Club season 2022.
Port Melbourne Colts is a community-based junior football club. Our culture is grounded in family values. We strive to provide girls and boys a sense of fulfilment, pride and belonging within their teams, their club and the local community. We promote teamwork, respect, effort and improvement and our coaches work diligently to develop every player to their potential.
As a community club we rely heavily upon our volunteers to provide significant value to all of our players and families. Every family is expected to contribute to rostered duties throughout the year. Further detail on club philosophies, values, expectations, policies, key dates and rostered duties are available on our website and will be regularly communicated by team managers.
Port Colts is an affiliate of the South Metro Junior Football League. Our healthy culture is regularly acknowledged by the SMJFL through awards including: “Best Conducted Club” (twice), “Runner-Up Best Conducted Club”, “Junior Coach of the Year” along with several volunteer contribution honours.
Port Colts junior teams participate in SMJFL age-based competitions.
Registrations open on Monday Nov 15, 2021 for girls and boys seeking to play junior footy in season 2022.
Registered players develop through the extensive participation we offer (refer table)
|Pre-Season (Feb - Apr)||Season (Apr - Aug)||End-Season (Aug - Sep)||Post Season (Sep - Oct)|
|Under 8 - Under 9||~6 weekly training sessions||13 home & away games + 13 weekly training sessions||Lightning Carnival tournaments||Presentation & award events|
|Under 10||~6 weekly training sessions||14 home & away games + 14 weekly training sessions||Lightning Carnival tournaments||Presentation & award events|
|Under 11 - Under 13||~6 weekly training sessions||15 home & away games + 15 weekly training sessions||Semi & Grand Finals||Presentation & award events|
|Under 14+||~6 weekly training sessions||15 home & away games + 15 weekly training sessions||Semi, Preliminary & Grand Finals||Presentation & award events|
Our training sessions and home games are conducted at JL Murphy Reserve where the ovals provide arguably the best year round playing surface available to SMJFL teams. The upgraded ground lighting is now second-to-none. Our new state-of-the-art change rooms and pavilion complete a wonderful environment for our members to learn and hone their craft.
Registered players also benefit from our AFL-accredited coaches and qualified first-aiders.
All registered players U13 & above are eligible for selection in SMJFL talent development programs.
All registered players have access to the SMJFL insurance plan.
Port Colts will field one or more teams in these SMJFL competitions (refer table)
|Girls||Boys / Mixed||Boys (Port - South Melbourne Alliance)|
|Under 10||Under 8||Under 13|
|Under 12||Under 9||Under 14|
|Under 14||Under 10||Under 15|
|Under 16||Under 11||Under 16|
|Under 18||Under 12||Under 17.5|
SMJFL By-Laws offer a full explanation of age group qualification dates.
Please note that the AFL-mandated minimum cut-off age for participation in entry-level competitions in the 2022 season is 7 years old on or before April 30, 2022. Children born after 30 April 2015 are invited to join our renowned Auskick program here.
Port Melbourne Colts JFC is a destination club for:
|Girls wanting to develop their skills and play football at the junior level||Girls new to football and looking to experience our great game in a friendly, supportive environment||Girls transitioning from other sports||Girls seeking a pathway into the SMJFL junior representative football programs & ultimately into the VFLW / AFLW|
Our new clubrooms and pavilion provide state-of-the-art, purpose-built facilities for girls and women to best enjoy our great game.
Our girl's teams continue to enjoy significant success with the U14 Girl’s Premiership in 2019, and our first SMJFL Girls Best & Fairest winner in 2021. In 2021 our alumni added its first AFLW player and several VFLW players. Port Colts girls also enjoy strong representation in the Sandringham Dragons and St Kilda's Next Generation Academy.
Our aim is to have at least one junior girls team and one junior boys per age group; enabling boys and girls to play together. However depending on registration numbers, we may form mixed youth teams.
|Nov 15 2021||Feb 15 2022||Mid-Feb 2022||Apr 3/10/24 2022|
|Season 2022 registrations open||Early registration offer closes||Training sessions commence||SMJFL Round 1 prospective dates|
Note that training commencement and SMJFL Round 1 dates are subject to confirmation.
Further details of season 2022 will be updated on our website and via email.
The AFL mandates that proof-of-age is required in order to finalise registration.
If not previously provided, please email a photo of player(s) passport or birth certificate to our registrar as soon as possible.
Players who have played footy previously at another junior club anywhere in Australia must:
|Inform the former club of their intent to join Port Melbourne Colts JFC in the SMJFL|
|Email the player’s name, birth date, FootyWeb number, previous club & league details to our registrar|
Our committee will review the information and may request further background in order to assess consistency with the Port Melbourne Colts JFC code of conduct.
2022 Membership Fees
Membership fees are capped at 2020 rates once again, in recognition of the challenges the COVID pandemic has presented to our community.
***Early Registration Offer (closes 11:59pm 15 Feb 2022)***
All early registrants will receive a PERSONALISED Port Melbourne Colts branded hoodie
|New Players||Returning Players||6-Game Memberships|
|Eligibility||All age groups||All age groups||U13, U14, U15, U16, U17.5, U18|
|Training Session Participation||Un-restricted||Un-restricted||Un-restricted|
|Game-day Participation||Un-restricted||Un-restricted||Restricted to 6 games. Upgrade to full membership required to play 7 or more games|
|Welcome Pack||Colts branded hoodie + shorts + socks + kit bag||Colts branded hoodie + female-cut shorts size upgrade for returning girls||Not applicable|
|2022 Season Fee||$320||$280||$180|
|Sibling Discount Season Fee||2nd child: $270, 3rd & additional children: $220||2nd child: $230, 3rd & additional children: $180||Not applicable|
Get Active Kids Voucher Program
The Victorian State Government Get Active Kids Voucher Program helps eligible families get their kids involved in organised sport and recreation activities by reimbursing the cost of membership and registration fees, uniforms and equipment. Eligible children may receive up to $200 each.
Children must be aged 4 to 18 and named on a valid Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card and Medicare card. Find out if you can apply, what costs are covered and how much can be reimbursed here.
Note that applications for the current round of vouchers close at 5pm on Tuesday 30 November 2021
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