Belnorth Newsletter: Junior Round 4, Team Photos, Kanga Cup, Ref/Coaching Courses, U7-U9 players needed

Junior Comps Back for Round 4

After the Reconciliation Long Weekend, junior teams are back playing for round four at Kaleen and beyond on the 1st of June.

For U10 to U18round four marks the point where Capital Football will conduct any necessary re-grading for the competitionsDraws will be subject to change and the points tables will be reset irrespective of team movements between divisions.

Fields closed for training 31/5/2024

All ACT Government turf sportsgrounds are CLOSED for training today, 31st of May.

This means that the U6/U7 Girls and U9 Open Coerver sessions scheduled for tonight will be postponed to a TBD date/time.

Kaleen and Giralang fields will be assessed tomorrow morning for weekend games, but are expected to proceed at this stage.

Belnorth’s Wet Weather policy can be found here.

Team Photos 26/6 & 27/6 @ Eastlake Gungahlin

Junior Team Photos this season will be conducted at Eastlake Gungahlin by Michael Thompson Photography (MTP), over two weeknights, Wednesday the 26th of June and Thursday the 27th of June.

Eastlake Gungahlin is a good place to tuck into meal before or after the photo sessions. For those coming on Wednesdays it’s Pizza NightThursdays are Steak Night along with 2 for 1 Cakes and there is a Meat Raffle!

You can book a table at Eastlake Gungahlin via phone 6147 5511.

Where: Eastlake Gungahlin51 Hinder St, Gungahlin ACT 2912

When: Wednesday the 26th of June and Thursday the 27th of June (specific team days/times here)

Parking: Underground parking is off Efkarpidis Street or there is more parking over the road.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please bring your cleaned boots and put them on just prior to the photoDon’t come into the club wearing your boots. This often brings unwanted grass into the club and is not appreciated.

Team session times can be found here.

Kanga Cup Provisional Pools Released

The Provisional Pools for the Kanga Cup for our 11 teams that have entered.

  • U9 Male Shield: Kangaroos (Pool B), Quokkas (Pool C), Frill-Neck Lizards (Pool D)
  • U10 Female Plate: Warriors
  • U10 Male Plate: Blue
  • U10 Male Shield: Raiders (Pool A), Lime Lemurs (Pool B)
  • U11 Female Plate: Dragons
  • U11 Male Plate: Blues (Pool B)
  • U11 Male Shield: Allstars (Pool A)
  • U12 Male Plate: Spartans (Pool A)

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

Under U7, U8 and U9 Players Wanted

We have a few teams needing recruits in U7, U8 and U9 Open.

Please email if interested.

Coerver First Skills Sessions Continue

Coerver Coaching ACT will be delivering skills sessions throughout season 2024 to support coaches and players from U5 to U9 teams. As part of this program Belnorth coaches are encouraged to be actively involved, as Coerver Coaching ACT will also use these sessions to support your coaching development.

The sessions will assist players in becoming more confident and creative by teaching the following topics:

  • Ball Mastery
  • Running with the Ball
  • First Touch
  • Receiving & Passing
  • 1v1 Game Moves
  • Finishing (Scoring Goals)

Weather pending U5 Open’s fourth and last session will be on tomorrow Saturday 1/6, from 10:00 to 10:30 am at the Kaleen Mini Fields.

Due to ACT Grounds shutting fields for training today, the U6/U7 Girls and U9 Open sessions scheduled for tonight, Friday 31/5 will be postponed to a TBD date/time.

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

Course cost: $33

Referee Registration cost: $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.

Club Shop Hiatus

With sale volumes now reduced the Club Shop is pausing operations to give the volunteers who run it a break.

If you still need items, please email

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

  • 26/6 to 27/6: Junior Team Photos (Eastlake 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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