Under 12 Boys & Girls

A free four-week program that offers both girls and boys exposure to additional coaching and skill
development.

SMJFL clubs can nominate two players each – boys (2) and girls (2). At the completion of the 4-week
program, players will participate in an Intraleague representative match – SMJFL players vs SMJFL
players. This match is known as the “Community Cup” and is sponsored by both St Kilda FC and
Melbourne FC with opposing teams wearing one of the AFL club’s guernseys. The U12 program
begins in August and concludes with the “Community Cup” at the beginning of September.

Under 13 Boys & Girls

An 8-week program focused on fundamental skills and off-field development. The program begins in
April and concludes in June.

Under 14 Boys

A 14-week program commencing in February providing participants the opportunity to develop their
football skills, training ethics and off-field skills as well as providing insight into playing representative football.

After 10 sessions, approximately 50 players will be selected to play in the AFL Victoria Metro Junior
Championships played over the Queen’s Birthday weekend in June. Players not selected for the AFL
Victoria Metro Junior Championships will continue to train in the NGA program working on
fundamental skills and off-field development.

Selected players will be invited to participate in further development opportunities in the September
school holidays.

Under 15 Boys & Girls

A 14-week program, for both boys and girls commencing in February providing participants the
opportunity to develop their football skills, training ethics and off-field skills as well as providing
insight into playing representative football.

After 10 sessions, approximately 50 players will be selected to play in the AFL Victoria Metro Junior
Championships played over the Queen’s Birthday weekend in June. Players not selected for the AFL
Victoria Metro Junior Championships will continue to train in the NGA program working on
fundamental skills and off-field development.

Selected players will be invited to participate in a TAC Cup transition program after their team has
finished with SMJFL commitments.

 

Full training dates and times for each age group can be found here.