Under 12's – Under 18's Information
Juniors Under 12 to Under 18 Draws on GameDay
See Junior Football for the Season Dates.
GameDay Competition Management Guide (Team Sheets Guide) to be followed by each Team Coach/Manager
The Belwest Foxes Soccer Club Inc. runs a competitive football program for youth generally aged eleven to seventeen. The program follows on from the MiniRoos program run for younger age groups, but participation in earlier programs is not a prerequisite. Game rules for the younger age groups continue to have some minor variations to the full rules to ensure players develop their skills over the years. This program has a competitive nature, but we still aim to play in a friendly environment and encourage team work and good sporting behaviour. Our aim is to allow players of all abilities to participate and enjoy the great game of football.
Games are played at the Latham playing fields for our home games and at the home fields of other clubs playing in the competition. Clubs are from all areas in Canberra and may also include clubs from surrounding areas. Games are played on Saturdays with the season commencing on 5th May and concluding on 9th Sept for the Under 10–Under 15 and the 15th Sept for the Under 16 and Under 18 in the grand final round.
Details about the kick-off time and duration of the games are in the Game Details table below. Games are played in two halves, with a 5 minute half time break. Coaches usually like to have players at the ground 15–30 minutes before a game to allow the team to warm up.
Training is usually once a week for the younger age groups and twice a week for the older players, where fitness becomes a more critical part of the game. The time and frequency of the training is determined by the coach.
Team numbers will vary based on the number of registrations received, usually having 15 as the maximum. There are 11 players allowed on the field, and 16 names allowed on the scorecard for any one game. Players are allocated to teams based on their age group, the package they select, their abilities and the number of registrations received. Player preferences, which you can provide during the registration process, are also taken into consideration.
Belwest provides team shirts. Belwest socks and shorts can be purchased from the merchandise store located at the Latham playing fields. Players typically wear something under their playing shirt, singlets through to skivvies are fine, especially when winter sets in. Please ensure anything visible is white only.
Shin pads are compulsory for all games and are also available from the merchandise store.
Players should also wear adequate football boots, preferably the types with multiple moulded studs, which provides a good level of stability. Belwest runs a second hand boot pool from the merchandise store.
If you wish to purchase a ball to practice with, please ensure you choose the correct size. This is indicated in the Game Details tables below.
|Age||Kick Off Time||Duration per Half||Half Time Break||Player Format||Ball Size|
|Under 12 Open & Girls||1:45pm||30 min||5 min||11 v 11||4|
|Under 13 Open & Girls||12:30pm||30 min||5 min||11 v 11||4|
|Under 14 Open & Girls||1:45pm||35 min||5 min||11 v 11||5|
|Under 15 Open||3:10pm||40 min||5 min||11 v 11||5|
|Under 16 Girls||3:10pm||40 min||5 min||11 v 11||5|
|Under 18 Girls||3:10pm||40 min||5 min||11 v 11||5|
|Under 16 Open||3:10pm||45 min||5 min||11 v 11||5|
|Under 18 Open||3:10pm||45 min||5 min||11 v 11||5|