Junior Football at West Coast Rangers comprises grades 9, 10, 11 and 12. After 12th grade, players move on to Youth football.
Junior grade teams play on Saturdays mornings and participate in inter-club competitions, so will have both home and away games. Generally games kick off between 10am and 12pm, but this may vary from week to week depending on location and field availability.
The 2021 football season will start on 8th May and will finish 25th September to coincide with school terms two and three. There will be no football over the first two weekends of the July school holidays (17th & 24th July) but there will be football on the last weekend of the holidays (31st July).
At this age Girls can choose to play in a girls-only team if they wish, or remain in the mixed teams if they prefer.
There are two types of teams at Junior Football grades:
- Junior Academy Teams – These are the top talent teams for each of our junior grades and are for players that wish to train and play two/three times a week with a dedicated professional coach at an additional cost. Players will need to attend trials and be invited to play in our Academy teams.
- Junior Social Teams – for kids who aren’t selected for one of Academy teams or who would prefer to play a more social level of football. Teams will be put together based on preferred location, team from prior years (if any) and requests to play with friends. These teams will play grading games at the start of the season and subsequently be placed in an appropriate level of competition.
West Coast Rangers have two locations to play football, Fred Taylor Park and Huapai Domain. Players will get a choice of preferred location when they register, however some game weeks may be played at the other location. The Northern Regional Football Federation ('NRFF') administers the draws, which are available online. Any changes to this will be communicated by the team manager and/or coach.
You are able to specify your preferred location when you register online here.
To download a full information pack containing everything you might need to know as a parent or caregiver about the Junior Football program, click on the link on the right hand side of this page for the West Coast Rangers Junior Football Handbook.