Registrations & Team Selection


The purpose of the Registrations and Team Selection policy is to clarify the team selection process and ensure all registered players of the Caulfield Bears JFC are treated fairly. The Club requires our Coaches (including assistants) &/or Team Managers to adhere to the following guidelines as far as practicable. 


In all age groups, the emphasis is placed on participation and enjoyment of the sport for all players, officials & supporters.

Additional goals are the:

  • acquisition of football skills
  • nurturing of physical & emotional development
  • education on the culture of the sport of Australian Rules football, in particular junior sport.
  • promote the sport of Australian football to junior-age people within our local community
  • encourage and develop good sporting behaviour
  • improve general fitness
  • respect for officials, opposition players and supporters
  • promotion of the virtues of fair play and disciplined play.

Our Club typically fields teams in all age groups from U8 to U17 in the South Metro Junior Football League. Each age group (U8 - U10; U11 – U12; U13 – U17) has different needs in terms of football development. Accordingly, the approach to coaching, training, game day and team selection will differ for each age group.

The Caulfield Bears JFC retains an absolute discretion to place players within a particular team in an age group.

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Registration and Team Selection Policy