Junior Football

Junior Football Program 8 to 10 Year Olds

The aim of this program is to provide children in this age group with a fun, safe and positive experience through a well-structured match program that considers the maturity level of their motor, cognitive, social and emotional skills.  The emphasis at this age level is the further development of basic game skills (kicking, handballing, marking, gathering, evasion and checking) and learning technical and tactical concepts. The match program for this age group provides further opportunities to develop game skills and the tactical principles of gaining possession, applying pressure, utilising space and positional play.

When do they play?

The 8 yr olds play home and away games within the district on a Sunday morning, a mix of 8am and 9am starts.

The 9s (Year 4) & 10s (Year 5) usually  play on Sunday mornings at 09:00 and 10:15 respectively.

Ground locations will be provided as part of the weekly fixtures widget on this page and a PDF of all grounds used can be found here.

Junior Football Program 11 to 12 Year Olds

Children in this age group are to be provided with a fun, safe and positive experience, through a well-structured match program that considers the level of maturity in their motor, cognitive, social and emotional skills. The consolidation of basic game skills is still the focus at this age level rather than competition and winning, while further developing technical and tactical concepts. These concepts include positional skills and basic performance enhancing techniques such as: warm-up, cool-down, nutrition, hydration, recovery and goal setting.

When do they play?

The 11s (Year 6), usually play on Sunday mornings at 11:30 and the 12s (Year 7) usually play on Saturday mornings at 08:45.  Ground locations will be provided as part of the weekly fixtures widget on this page and a PDF of all grounds used can be found here.

Year 8 Onwards

Year 8 teams onwards will play in a combined East and South Fremantle district (now known as Metro South), in multiple graded divisions . This should result in closer, more competitive games. Year 8 and 9 teams will play Saturday mornings between 10am and 1:30pm Under 12 and Under 16 girls will play Sunday mornings between 9am and 12pm Year 10, 11 and 12 teams will play Sundays between 11am and 5pm.

For more information on the conference model, check out our Fremantle Conference 2017 Frequently Asked Questions