Belnorth Newsletter: No Junior Games 25/5, U8s Wanted, Kanga Cup, Female Photo Comp Winners, Ref and Coaching Courses

No Junior Games Reconciliation Long Weekend

There will be no junior games this coming Saturday, 25th of May, during the Reconciliation long weekend. Games will recommence with round four on the first day of winter, 1st of June.

Please note, there WILL BE games on 8th of June, which is during the Kings Birthday long weekend.

Entered a Kanga Cup team?

If you have entered a Kanga Cup team under the Belnorth banner and haven’t let us know, then please get in touch via We can assist with jerseys and other tournament essentials.

So far we know about 12 teams that have entered the Kanga Cup: U9 Open Bilbies, U9 Open Frill Neck Lizards, U9 Open Kangaroos, U9 Open Quokkas, U10 Girls Warriors, U10 Open Blue, U10 Open Lime Lemurs, U10 Open Raiders, U11 Girls Dragons, U11 Open Blues, U11 Open Green Goblins and U12 Open Spartans.

And don’t forget, Belnorth FC provides financial assistance to Belnorth teams to enter the 2024 Kanga Cup. Further details available here.

Under 8 Players Wanted

We have had an influx of late U8 Open player enquiries, making an extra team feasible, the Starfish.

So if you have an U8 child that is keen to play in 2024please email Kat on

Level 4 Referee Course

The Level 4 Referee Course certifies anyone aged 13+ to referee full-field football matches. Ideal for Game Leaders looking to continue their refereeing journey or for senior players to referee their games that haven’t been allocated officials and get paid for filling in.

When: 2nd Jun 2024 9:30 am – 1 pm

Where: Radford College, College St, Bruce ACT 2617

Prerequisite: Free Laws of the Game course

Cost: $33 of course, rego $55.

Register here.

Game Leader Courses

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

This course has been specifically designed as an introduction to officiating which allows anyone who completes the course to referee MiniRoos matches (U6-U11) at their junior club.

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

When: 1st or 2nd June 2024 9 am – 11 am

Where: Hawker Football Centre, Walhallow St, Hawker ACT 2614

Prerequisite: Free Laws of the Game course

Cost: $50

Register here.

Coaching Course

Interested in upping yours skills as a U10-U18 or seniors coach? Then the Foundation of Football Course (FOFC) is for you!

The next FOFC is at the end of July with details below.

Dates: Friday 26th July & Friday 2nd August 6 pm to 10 pm

Location: Hawker Football Centre, Walhallow St, Hawker ACT

Cost: $100

The course is aimed at volunteer parents and coaches working with advanced beginner to competent level players or players aged up to approximately fifteen (15) years old.

It involves practical sessions covering the basics of techniques as well as learning about basic playing principles of the game. The course is mostly practical and not graded.

You can register here.

Female Football Week Photo Comp winners

Thank you to all the entries for our Female Football Week photo competition, they were all so great we decided to give bottles to five consolation winners.

Thank you and congratulations to U11 Girls Mint MinionsU11 Girls RocketsGemfish GirlsAisha and Team Shipard for your Belnorth Beanie winning entries.

And thank you to MJZoeAshleyFelicity/Angela and CLW Birdies for your Belnorth Bottle earning submissions.

National Volunteer Week

This week is National Volunteer Week20th to 26th May, and to celebrate we have set up a Volunteer page where members can find out about roles and declare interest in them.

Boot Bin needs replenishing

With the junior season now underway, the Boot Bin is starting to look bare.

If you have spare boots lying around at home, please consider donating them to our boot bin for a new lease on life.

It will make someone’s day!

Parking outside the box at Kaleen

With only 259 parking spots via Birie and Turon Place, parking is at a premium at KaleenOn-street parking is available, but please be respectful of local residents and park safely/legally.

A parking hack at Kaleen worth considering. Instead of looking for spots on or off Diamantina Cres, try parking on the other side of the stormwater drain along Wakool CctCampaspe CctFlorentine Cct or Tyrrell Cct.

Otherwise, consider carpooling or riding a bike to Kaleen.

No Dogs allowed at Sportsgrounds

We know members love them, but dogs are not allowed at ACT Sportsgrounds during training and games.

So please keep the members of your fur family at home.

There is a $150 fine for taking dogs to prohibited areas.

Season Dates

  • 25/5 to 27/5: Reconciliation L/W (No Junior Games)
  • 26/6 to 27/6: Junior Team Photos (Eastlakes Gungahlin)
  • 6/7: No U5-U15 games
  • 7/7 to 12/7: Kanga Cup
  • 13/7 to 14/7: No Junior or Senior Games
  • 17/8 to 18/8: Seniors Last round
  • 31/8: U16-U18 Last round
  • 24/8 to 1/9: Seniors Championship series
  • 7/9: U5-U15 last round
  • 7/9 to 15/9: U16-U18 Championship series
  • 7/9: Senior Presentation (Belconnen Labor Club)
  • 14/9: U12-U18 Presentation (Belconnen Labor Club)
  • 22/9: U5-U11 Presentation (UC Kaleen High School)
  • 17/9 to 30/9 ACT Sportsgrounds Shutdown

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/committee): 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

“The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vidal Sassoon


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