Getting ready to kick off!
We have a busy start to the pre-season ahead. In our football competitions, we have the Junior league and miniroos. Miniroos are our U10 and U11 boys while our Junior League are U12 to Opens.
Training will commence in week 6 this term (the week commencing March 9th) which will be perfect timing as we are hosting the annual MARSEC competition. Each year, we play a series of matches against Marist College. This is a great pre-season opportunity for both schools. This will occur on SUNDAY 29th March on home ground. The timing is yet to be confirmed.
This year, we also have a weekend of grading. This is being hosted by Capital Football and will be a gala day format. Please see details in the table below.
|Week 5 – 10||Coach the Coach sessions with Frank Cachia
5pm to 7pm
|Old boy and award winning football coach Frank Cachia has a wealth of experience and accolades under his belt, will be running a five-week program for coaches.|
|9 March||SEC Training commences||Training will commence on school grounds, times and groups to be confirmed following co-curricular nominations|
|20 March||Team nominations close||We will need to tell Capital football how many teams we have and what age group|
|29 March||MARSEC||Our annual Eddies v Marist football event! We are hosting at Eddies this year. It is a great opportunity for preseason games.|
|4-5 April||Grading weekend|| A chance for our teams to play and give their all – Capital football will be assisting with grading, ensuring that our teams are placed in a division that is appropriately competitive. ALL TEAMS ARE REQUIRED*
This will be in a gala day format
|9 April||Grading released|
|24 April||Match schedule released||This will be on the Capital football website and will also be published via out team APP|
|2 May||Round 1||Game on!|
Training will commence week 6, with times and teams to be published shortly. Our training time is from 3.30pm until 5pm (4.45pm for U10 and U11 teams)
Once your son has nominated to join football at St Edmund’s College, you will receive an email from me with registration information. However, you can also access registration details HERE. Students are required to be registered with Capital football before they play during the season.
Our age groups for football will be in line with all other co-curricular programs at St Edmund’s College. The policy of the school is that the boys play in the age group which matches the age in which they are turning in that calendar year. This is to ensure that we have teams in each age group to allow full access to the game for all boys. It also means that we are able to sustain team numbers into 2021.
Please see below for the age groups
|Birth year||Football team|
|2010 and below||U10|
*Opens teams can have players who are playing up, this will be determined by grading
Coaching and Managers needed
Are you keen to participate in your son’s football? We would love potential coaches and managers to be from our parents or old boys community. We will be facilitating coaching workshops this term to assist in upskilling anyone who would be keen to assist in coaching this year
Coaching program with Frank Cachia
We have old boy and award winning football coach Frank Cachia (current and three times winner of Capital Football NPL coach of the year) who has a wealth of experience and accolades under his belt, running a five-week program for coaches. This will commence week 5 of this term- exact dates to be confirmed but this will be occurring between 5pm and 7pm one night a week from weeks 5 to 10. We are blessed to have such connected community so come and get involved! Please email me if you are interested
Jerseys are provided by the College for each team. Socks and shorts are available from the uniform shop, however there has been a delay in obtaining the stock so we will have more stock on 24th Feb.
Stay Connected Using TEAM APP
Information about our games will be posted in the TEAM APP- download this app and receive notifications instantly to your phone! https://eddiesfootball.teamapp.com/
We have a new Co-curricular Facebook page! Jump onto https://www.facebook.com/eddiescocurricular for all cocurricular announcements at the College.
Also join our Eddies Football community – this is our group page run by and for the parents of the football community – https://www.facebook.com/groups/stedmundsfootball/
Registration details will be sent following co-curricular selections being finalised.
If you have any questions throughout the season, please don’t hesitate in contacting me- firstname.lastname@example.org