Welcome to Junior Football at Kyneton Football Netball Club!

Here at the Tigers, we offer playing and development opportunities for girls and boys aged 5 years right up until the age of 17-18, when they’re ready to head off to the senior ranks. We have an Auskick program for our youngest Tigers, and as we head into competitive football, we have teams in Under 9s (mixed), Under 11s (mixed), Under 13s (mixed), Under 15s (boys), Under 17s (boys) and Youth and Junior Girls.

We want our Juniors to have the best possible introduction to football, and we aim to provide a fun, engaging and safe place for children and their families. Throughout the year we put on social activities for players and families, and we look forward to welcoming you to our club during the year.

Kyneton Tigers compete in the Riddell District Football Netball League, which includes clubs from neighbouring towns like Woodend, and teams from slightly further afield, such as Eynesbury and Melton.

Registration is Now Open!

Child Safe Standards and wellbeing

Kyneton Junior Football will always hold fairness, sportsmanship and the wellbeing of our players above all else. The safety and wellbeing of our players is of utmost importance, and we have policies and guidelines in place to help ensure this message is well known throughout our community. Please review our Policies and Guidelines here: www.kynetonfnc.com/policies

Our Child Safety Officer is Jo Beattie. If you have any questions or concerns regarding child safety at our club, please email Jo at juniorfootball@kynetonfnc.com

Kirsty Murray is our Wellbeing Officer. Please reach out to her on 0409 426 815 or email secretary@kynetonfnc.com

Additional resources about wellbeing and safety are available below:

Commission for Children and Young People: Child Safe Standards

https://ccyp.vic.gov.au/child-safe-standards/

RDFNL Child Safety Standards

https://www.rdfnl.com.au/administration/child-safety-standards

AFL Safeguarding Children and Young People

https://play.afl/learning-resource/safeguarding-children-young-people#article-2

AFL Concussion Management Guidelines

https://play.afl/learning-resource/concussion-management#article-0

HeadCheck Concussion Symptom Assessment

https://www.headcheck.com.au/

All our families are expected to familiarise themselves with our policies and procedures at the time of registration. If you have any questions or concerns about the policies, or if you wish to discuss any potential breaches of policy, please reach out to the Head of Junior Football at juniorfootball@kynetonfnc.com

Player Development and Enjoyment

Here at the Tigers, we want all our players to reach their full potential as people and footballers. Our youngest players are so important to the overall success of our club, and we aim to provide an experience that ensures everyone is given the best opportunity to maximise their development and enjoyment of our game. Our coaches are all registered and accredited, and our training program provides various opportunities for skills development throughout the season. A copy of our Player and Official Code of Conduct can be found on our Policies page.

Junior Football Sub-Committee

In 2024 we introduced a Sub-Committee to take on some key roles within the Junior club.
Our Sub-Committee members for 2024 are:

2024 Coaching Team

We are so fortunate to have a fantastic group of coaches for our 2024 season, including Brad Ryan who has taken on the role of Junior Director of Coaching. All our junior coaches must hold a current Level 1 Accreditation for the appropriate age group they are coaching, and will be looking to implement a fun and rewarding program for the upcoming season.

Volunteers

At Kyneton Juniors, we encourage involvement by the whole family, not just the player. The ability for your child to play and enjoy football each week is very dependent on parents/family members volunteering to help out each week. There are opportunities to volunteer throughout the season: at training, on game day, and behind the scenes. We will be running some welcome sessions during the early weeks of training, so please look out for these, as there will be information about the types of volunteer roles we need to be filled throughout the season. The more people we have helping out, the better the experience for all our players and families.

Please register your interest in a volunteer position via the website, or simply have a chat to on of our officials on game day or at training. https://kynetonfnc.com/volunteer/

KFNC Membership

We encourage all our families to sign up for KFNC Membership, and this year we are offering our Junior families a $100 Family Membership if they sign up at the time of Registration (a whopping $120 saving!). Family Membership includes: 2 x Adult memberships, entry to all home games and entry into the End of Season Jackpot draw.

Please note: The discount is only valid for memberships selected during junior player registration via PlayHQ.

Other Membership options are on the website: https://kynetonfnc.com/membership/

Team Communication: stack team app

Team Communication is done through stack team app (KFNC – Junior Football).

Please ensure you download the app to your phone to keep up to date.

View the Guide to Using the Team App Here:

https://kynetonfnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Guide-to-Team-App.pdf

2024 Important Dates

February (exact date TBC)

Training commences

Saturday 17 March

Season Launch / Family Fun Day

Sunday 14 April

Round 1 (grading) U11s, U13s, U15s, U17s, Youth Girls

Sunday 28 April

Under 9s season commences

Junior Football Contacts

Head of Junior Football

Emily Dellios

juniorfootball@kynetonfnc.com

0406 260 800

Child Safety Officer

Jo Beattie

juniorfootball@kynetonfnc.com

AusKick Coordinator

James Chettle

auskick@kynetonfnc.com

KFNC President

Hayden Evans

president@kynetonfnc.com