Belnorth Newsletter: U5-U9 Teams & Orientation, Belconnen Academy, Club Shop, Kanga Cup, Game Leader Courses, Concussion

U5-U9 Team Announcements

U5-U9 teams have been announced with players contacted. If you haven’t received an email yet, please check your SPAM/junk mail folders and if there is still no sign of the email please contact the relevant registrars below.

Queries/concerns about team placement can also be directed to the below contacts. Be mindful a response might not occur until over the weekend.

Thank you for your patience.

U5-U9 Orientation Day – 27/4/2024

In preparation for the season starting on 4/5/2024, we are holding a U5-U9 Orientation Day on Saturday, 27th April at Kaleen.

At the orientation there will be information for parents on what game days involvewhere teams play and to practice how to put goals up like our U5-U7 goals and U8-U9 goals.

Also, coaches and managers will be given the team’s jerseys and equipment for the season.

The schedule for the day is:

  • 10:00 am: U5 Open & U6/U7 Girls
  • 10:45 am: U8/U9 Girls
  • 11:30 am: U6 Open
  • 12:15 pm: U8 Open
  • 1:00 pm: U7 Open
  • 1:45 pm: U9 Open

NB: the Club Shop will not be open on Orientation Day.

U10-U18 Fixtures

Capital Football are working on the U10 to U18 draws. With the buzz around the World Cup last year, they have been inundated with a record number team nominations, so have a big job to fit all the extra teams!

There has been no timeline given, but we expect them late next week.

U10 to U18 fixtures will be published on Dribl. There are iOS and Android apps available to ensure you are all over the draw.

Coaches and managers should also acquaint themselves with the online team sheet process on Dribl for games. Guides on the team sheet process are here.

U5-U9 Fixtures

U5-U9 fixtures should also be available next week. They will be published on our website here.

Club Shop Open 20th April 9 am to 11 am

The Belnorth Club Shop will be open on Saturday 20th of April from 9 am to 11:00 am at Kaleen Playing Fields.

What do you need for the season?

With the junior season kick-off on the 4th of May, fast approaching, it is important players are kitted up ready for the season. The below are the essentials and are available from the Club Shop.

  • Shin pads/guards
  • Socks
  • Shorts

Sizing is available on our Club Shop page.

What about boots?

The Club Shop doesn’t stock boots, but we do have a boot bin available at Kaleen and the Club’s Buy/Swap/Sell Facebook Group to check out.

Otherwise, check out sports retailers like Rebel, Intersport, Kmart, Big W, Athlete’s Foot or outlet stores, along with online.

What about jerseys?

Team jerseys are club owned and will be distributed by team coaches/managers and must be returned at the end of the season.

Belconnen Football Academy

The 2024 Belconnen Football Academy commences Monday 6th May and will consist of two blocks of 8 sessions each in Term 2 and Term 3.

The Belconnen Football Academy is a pathway to the Belconnen United Premier League. Term 2/Block 1 being prep for Kanga Cup and Term 3/Block 2 prep for BUFC development squads/trials.

Week 1 (6th May) will be a ‘try before you buy’ session, and is free of charge, following which communication will go out to all players inviting them to commit with payment information.

Who: U8-U12 Girls, U9-U11 Boys

What: Skills Acquisition Program

Coaches: Premier League licensed/accredited coaches

Where: Playing fields in Belconnen (TBA)

Cost: One Block: $220 (includes uniform*), Two Blocks: $375

Registrations are requested by 01 May 2024

For more information contact

*shirt, shorts, socks and ball.


Game Leader Courses

Becoming a Game Leader is the perfect first step for kids aged 12-13 to learn the basic skills of refereeing in a fun and positive club environment. Along with earning some pocket money!

The cost is $50 and includes the courseseason registration fees and a starter kit (Green Game Leader jerseywhistle and bag).

Upcoming courses are below:

  • Saturday 20/4/2024: 9-11 am, 12-2 pm & 2:30-4:30 pm.
  • Sunday 28/4/2024: 12-2 pm and 2:30-4:30 pm.

Once completed, contact Matthew Willington, our Referee Coordinator to get you on the referee roster during the season. His email is

Game Leader Courses

Kanga Cup Registrations are Open

The Kanga Cup is the largest International Youth Football Tournament south of the equator, held right here in Canberra from July 7th to the 12th! It is for U9 to U18 players and teams from all over the world.

Belnorth Football Club has a long association with the Kanga Cup, being the only club to have entered teams into the competition at every edition, along with being one of, if not the most successful. We’d encourage teams to be a part of that proud tradition.

If you need help with registering or recruiting more players to form a team, please contact

To support Belnorth teams to enter the Kanga CupBelnorth offers a 25% rebate of the entry fee. Once entered, teams can apply via the form available here.

Registrations close 13th of May.

Kanga Cup

Be Aware of Concussion

Concussion affects players at all age groups and levels. It is important to be aware of the risks and signs of concussion, and what to do if it happens.

Information about concussion can be found here, which includes videos for playersparents and coaches.

If in doubt, sit them out.

Coaching Course EOI

Interested in upping yours skills as a U10-U18 or seniors coach? Then the Foundation of Football coaching course is for you.

Capital Football are asking for Expressions of Interest in the course. Take the first step to improve your coaching here.

School Sports ACT Football Trials

Interested in Schools Sports ACT Football Trials? More information is available here.

Child Supervision

Adults must be alert to and aware of risks and hazards and the potential for accidents and injury throughout training and competition.

Ensure that there is always appropriate supervision where the change room/toilet facility is accessible by adults or in ‘public’ change rooms/toilets.

See something, say something.

Do you still have a jersey from last year?

If so, please email to organise a time to hand it in.

Buy/Swap/Sell Facebook Group

On the back of the successful boot bin, we have set up a Facebook Group to let Belnorth members, current, past and future, have access to pre-loved Belnorth gear, such as shorts, socks and other merchandise, along with boots.

Jump on Facebook and join the group ready for the 2024 season.

Key Preseason Dates

  • U5-U9 Orientation Day: 27/4/2024
  • U5-U18 Seasons start: 4/5/2024

The full 2024 calendar can be found here.

Current Belnorth FC Vacancies

The below vital roles are currently vacant.

  • Small Side Games Registrar (volunteer/committee): Manages the registration and running of the U10 and U11 age groups along with general committee member duties (e.g. meetings, decisions)
  • Operations Manager (volunteer): organisation of equipment (distribution, auditing and ordering). Trophy Liaison (coordination role with registrars). Presentation day organisation (coordination role with committee). Event Organisation (coordination role)
  • Vice President (volunteer/committee): Responsible for assisting the President.
  • Technical Director (paid): responsible for developing, implementing and nurturing player and coach development through sound program design and development for Belnorth. In assuming a technical leadership role, the TD provides mentorship to coaches and players in all programs and fosters good sportsmanship in a safe and fun environment. Further details here.
  • Club Changers (volunteer): Assist with implementing Club Changer modules.
  • General Helpers (Volunteers).
  • Coaches & Managers (Volunteers).

Every volunteer, whether a coach, manager, CVO, referee or committee member, helps the club tick.

If you want to help, please email

“Part of being a person is about helping others.” — Regis Murayi


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