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AJFC Academy Boys Football Trials for 2022 Season

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Abbotsford Juniors Football Club will hold its annual Academy (Division 1 Team) Trials at Lysaght Park, Bibby Street, Chiswick for Boys teams listed below on the following dates:


Please check the information below carefully as trial dates and times have changed as a result of the weather and note that if you have already registered for the previously scheduled event you do not need to do anything more. Your child’s registration for the respective trial will be carried over to the new date.

Should your child be unable to attend their nominated trial for any reason, please let us know by emailing development@ajfc.net.au.  Any players who have registered but who are unable to attend may be considered for the Academy team in their age group based on their playing history with Abbotsford Juniors and any relevant coach feedback from the 2021 Season.


Sunday 5 December:  Boys Under 12 and Under 13
Postponed from Sunday 28 November due to weather
Proposed times (subject to confirmation 3 days prior to the trial):
    2:45pm – 3:45pm            Under 12 Boys
    4:00pm – 5:00pm            Under 13 Boys


Sunday 12 December:  Boys Under 8, Under 9, Under 10, Under 11
Postponed from Sunday 21 November due to weather
Proposed times (subject to confirmation 3 days prior to the trial):
    08.30am – 09.30am            Under 8 Boys
    09.45am – 10.45am            Under 9 Boys
    11.00am – 12.00pm            Under 10 Boys
    12.15pm – 1.15pm              Under 11 Boys


Sunday 12 December:  Boys Under 15 and Under 17
Postponed from Sunday 28 November due to weather
Proposed times (subject to confirmation 3 days prior to the trial):
    4:00pm – 5:00pm              Under 15 Boys
    5:15pm – 6.15pm              Under 17 Boys


All interested participants must register by the Friday immediately prior to their trial in order to guarantee their participation.

The Trial process is designed for players who would like to be considered for selection by Abbotsford Juniors to play in the Club's Academy (Division 1) Team in each age group. 

Trials are entirely optional and players are not expected to attend should they wish to play for social/friendship purposes only or in a lower division. Players who are not selected for an Academy team will be allocated to a team by the Club in late February / early March 2022, following the registration process.

Players must arrive 30 minutes prior to the scheduled Trial commencement time to register on the day.  Players should wear boots, shinpads and sunscreen and bring a water bottle.
 

Boys Academy Trials - Important Information for Parents and Players

1. Part of Abbotsford Juniors Football Club's core values is to promote participation and achievement in football at all levels (Respect and Development).  Accordingly, the Club is committed to cater for players who wish to play both at a competitive level and those who play for social/friendship purposes.

2. The Trial process is focussed on providing the platform for competitive players and selecting the Club’s Academy Division 1 team in select age groups.

3. Players do not need to attend a Trial session if they want to play for social/friendship purposes.  The majority of Abbotsford Juniors teams in each age group (ie. non-graded players) will be formed by the Club in late February / early March 2022 upon completion of the registration period. Players who played in a Division 1 team for Abbotsford Juniors in season 2021 do not automatically qualify for that team in season 2022.  That is, all players who aspire to play in these teams in 2022 must attend the Trial sessions in November.

4. If Abbotsford Juniors does not receive sufficient player pre-registrations, the Club may elect to cancel the age group’s Trial session.  Further, if Abbotsford Juniors receives insufficient player interest or ability, the Club may not form an Academy Division 1 team as a result of this process.
 
Trial & Selection Process

1. All players must arrive 30 minutes prior to the scheduled trial commencement time to register on the day with Club officials and receive a trial number.  Players should wear boots and shin-pads, be wearing sunscreen and bring a water bottle.

2. Trials will be run by the Club's Development Program.

3. Trial sessions will be held for each age group at the scheduled times.  Players should register for, and attend the correct session for the age group they will be registered to play in the 2022 Season.

4. Players who are unable to attend their Trial Session should email development@ajfc.net.au with their particular circumstances by no later than COB, Friday 19 November.  These players may be considered for the Academy Division 1 team in their age group based on their playing history with Abbotsford Juniors and any relevant coach feedback from the 2021 Season.

5. If required, the Club will announce additional trial dates and times on its website following the grading sessions held in December.

6. The aim of the trial and selection process is to select a squad per age group as follows: 
Under 8 and Under 9 - 10 to 11 players
Under 10 and Under 11 - 12 to 13 players
Under 12, Under 13, Under 15 - 15 to 16 players
Under 17 - 16 - 18 players

7. Upon completion of the trial session for an age group, Club assessors will discuss and assess each player and as an outcome, commence the process of selection of the Academy team for that age group.  These assessments will be provided to AJFC’s Football Development Program, who will finalise the team selection.

8. Selected players will be offered a place in the Academy team via email.  These offers must be accepted by return email by the deadline date specified.

9. Players not selected will be allocated by Abbotsford Juniors to a team in late February / early March 2022, following completion of the registration process.

10. Final Abbotsford Juniors Academy Boys Division 1 teams will be announced on the Abbotsford Juniors Football Club website following the completion of trial sessions and offer process.
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