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Membership Information 2024

REGISTRATIONS FOR 2024 OPENED JANUARY 15

OUR U10 MIXED, U14 & U15 BOYS TEAMS ARE AT CAPACITY - ANY NEW REGISTRATIONS FOR THESE TEAMS WILL BE REFUNDED OR WAITLISTED SUBJECT TO COMMITTEE APPROVAL

All players must be registered by Round 1 - Sunday April 14th.

CLICK HERE to REGISTER for season 2024

Welcome to Port Melbourne Colts Junior Football Club season 2024.

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 including “SMJFL Life Membership” – Peter Martin (2022), and “Outstanding Contribution to Junior Football Award”– Steve Schreuder (2023).

In 2023 we won the U15 Girls Division 1 Premiership and the U12 Mixed Division 3 Premiership with over 50% of our teams participating in finals. In 2022 we won the U14 Girls Division 1 Premiership and our U14 Port South Alliance team won the Div 2 Premiership.

Our President Annette Maloney was recently awarded the AFLW Community Ambassador for Victoria (2023) and the AFL Female Community Volunteer of the Year for 2022. She leads a passionate and dedicated group of committee members and volunteers at our club.

Member Benefits

Port Colts junior teams participate in SMJFL age-based competitions.

Registrations are now open for girls and boys seeking to play junior footy in season 2024.

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.

Season 2024

Port Colts will field one or more teams in these SMJFL competitions (refer table)

Girls Boys / Mixed

Boys (Port - South - St Kilda City Alliances)

Under 8/9 Under 8 Under 13
Under 12 Under 9 Under 14
Under 14 Under 10 Under 15
Under 15 Under 12 Division 2 Under 16
Under 16 Under 12 Division 6 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 2024 season is 7 years old on or before April 30, 2024. Children born after 30 April 2017 are invited to join our renowned Auskick program here.

Girls Footy

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 recently upgraded 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 U15 Girls Division 1 Premiership in 2023, U14 Girl’s Premiership Div 1 in 2022 and in 2019. Port Colts girls recently drafted to AFLW include Isabel Bacon (2023) and Sofia Hurley (2022). Our girls also enjoy strong representation in the Sandringham Dragons, Port Melbourne VFLW and St Kilda's Next Generation Academy squads.

Mixed Teams

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.

Key Dates

Jan 15 2024  Mar 3 2024 Mid-Feb 2024 Apr 14 2024
Season 2024 registrations open PMCJFC Open Day Training sessions commence SMJFL Round 1

Note that training commencement dates are subject to confirmation based on ground availability and handover from summer sports.

Further details of season 2024 will be updated on our website and via email.

Proof-of-Age

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.

Player Transfers

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 (if known), 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.

2024 Membership Fees

All registrants will receive a Port Melbourne Colts branded hoodie

  New Players Returning Players Under 8 Girls Promo 
Eligibility All age groups All age groups U8 Girls: new & returning players
Training Session Participation Un-restricted Un-restricted Un-restricted
Game-day Participation Un-restricted Un-restricted Un-restricted
Welcome Pack Colts branded hoodie + shorts + socks + kit bag Colts branded hoodie + Colts  As per new & returing players
Port Melbourne Borough VFL/VFLW Membership Complimentary Borough junior membership & bumper sticker Complimentary Borough junior membership & bumper sticker Complimentary Borough junior membership & bumper sticker
2024 Season Fee $320 ($265 Colts + $55 SMJFL) $280 ($225 Colts + $55 SMJFL) $230 ($175 Colts + $55 SMJFL)
Sibling Discount Season Fee 25% discount per sibling provided the same e-mail address is used at the time of registration 25% discount per sibling provided the same e-mail address is used at the time of registration 25% discount per sibling provided the same e-mail address is used at the time of registration

Subject to commitee approval we also offer a restricted 6-game registration option for season 2024. Approved 6-game registrants receive a returning player welcome pack. 

6-game registration fee is $200 ($145 Colts + $55 SMJFL).

OUR U10 MIXED, U14 & U15 BOYS TEAMS ARE AT CAPACITY - ANY NEW REGISTRATIONS FOR THESE TEAMS WILL BE REFUNDED OR WAITLISTED SUBJECT TO COMMITTEE APPROVAL

CLICK HERE to REGISTER for season 2024

 

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