Player membership with EMJFC is on a seasonal basis. Whether you have played with the Knights previously, are joining our club for the first time or are transferring from another club, all players must complete registration to play with the Knights in 2020.
The registration fee for 2020 is $280 per player (sibling discounts apply). Full payment of the registration fee is required before a player’s registration is accepted for team selection and before the player can participate in training and matches.
For information on refund policy please see the Registration Fee Policy on our policies page.
Registrations will close on March 20, 2020
If you are registering with the club for the first time, you will need to provide a proof of age document (eg. Birth Certificate) to confirm the age group in which your child will be playing. You can scan a copy of your document and email it to our Registrar at email@example.com
It is recommended to register early to avoid disappointment as EMJFC may be forced to close off registrations for some age groups as they fill up.
Team selection will commence immediately following the close of registrations and is undertaken by our Football Department in consultation with Coaches.
Our philosophy is of ensuring that players (and their parents) have an opportunity to make new friends in our local community and that each player achieves maximum football development in a fun and safe environment.
In that regard, for our Under 8 to Under 12 teams we are a community based Club, not a school based club. The Football Department aim to group players with fellow players from their school however this is not guaranteed. There is an option on the form to nominate one or two friends only that the player would like to be on a team with. Please note that this does not guarantee the players will be together and all teams will be selected in accordance with our Football Development Policy.
For Under 13 and upwards age groups, EMJFC will undertake our standard grading process.
Further information about our team selection process can be found in the EMJFC Football Development Policy at https://www.eastmalvernknights.com.au/policies
Player Age Group Requirements
It is important that players are registered in their correct age groups. Age groups are determined by the age that the child is as at January 1. For example, if the child is aged 9yo on January 1, 2020, s/he will play in Under 10 in the 2020 season.
Please note that our Under 8 and Under 9 age groups are mixed teams and boys and girls play together in these age groups.
* To be registered to play in Under 8 in 2020, players must be at least 7 years old by April 30, 2020
We rely on the generous support of our parent community for important roles with our teams, including Coach, Team Manager, Umpire and Trainer (First Aid). If you are interested in taking on a role in your child’s team, please select the relevant role in the “Parent/Guardian Assistance Area” field and we’ll be in touch.
Age Group Coordinators
Each age group at the Knights has an Age Group Coordinator who can be contacted with questions about your age group:
U/8 - Nathan Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mick Hegan (email@example.com)
U/12 - Nick Fay (firstname.lastname@example.org)
U/ 15 - Dennis Galimberti (email@example.com)
U/ 16 - Paul Connors (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Gerard Feehan (Gerard.Feehan@cglrs.com.au)
Youth - Karen Gough (email@example.com)
U/ 16 - Karen Gough (firstname.lastname@example.org)
U/ 14 - TBA
U/ 12 - Adrian Parsons (email@example.com)
U/10 - TBA
EMJFC provides players with football jumpers for the season and these must be returned to the club at the conclusion of the season. EMJFC reserves the right to charge a replacement fee for football jumpers not returned at the end of the season.
Players will need to provide their own other match apparel for matches and all players require the following:
• 1 pair blue Knights shorts for home games
• 1 pair white Knights shorts for away games
• 1 pair blue Knights socks
We will hold merchandise stalls in the lead up to the season and details will be provided of those closer to the season.
Contact the Club
For more information about how to join the East Malvern Knights, contact our Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org