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AJFC Boys 2023 Academy Team Trials

Abbotsford Juniors Football Club Academy Boys Trials
2023 AJFC Academy - Boys Football Trials

Abbotsford Juniors Football Club is pleased to confirm that the Club will hold its annual AJFC Academy (Division 1 Team) Trials for Boys teams over two days -Sunday 27th November and Sunday 4th December (weather and fields permitting) as follows:

AJFC Boys Under 13, Under 14 and Under 16 Academy Team Trials (Registration Closed)
SUNDAY 4TH DECEMBER 2022
LYSAGHT PARK

Confirmed times:
   10:45AM Sign-in closed for 11:00AM-12:15PM Trial      Under 13 Boys
   1:45PM Sign-in closed for 2:00PM-3:15PM Trial            Under 14 Boys
   3:15PM Sign-in closed for 3:30PM-4:30PM Trial            Under 16 Boys

The Trial process is intended for skilled and motivated football players who would like to be considered for selection by Abbotsford Juniors Football Club 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 2023, following the registration process.

All interested participants must complete registration by the Thursday immediately prior to their trial in order to guarantee their participation. Players must also  arrive 30 minutes prior to the scheduled Trial commencement time to complete pre-trial register on the day.  Players should wear boots, shinpads and sunscreen and bring a water bottle.

Should a player wish to trial for an AJFC Academy team but is unable to attend their nominated trial for any reason, they should complete a registration for the trial and let the Club know they cannot attend by emailing development@ajfc.net.au prior to the trial commencing.  Any players who have completed trial registration and who are unable to attend will be considered for the Academy team in their age group based on their playing history with Abbotsford Juniors (or other Club) and any relevant coach feedback from the 2022 Season.
 
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 and skilled players and selecting the Club’s Academy Division 1 team in nominated age groups.

3. Players who played in a Division 1 team for Abbotsford Juniors Football Club in season 2022 do not automatically qualify for that team in season 2023.  That is, all players who aspire to play in these teams in 2023 must attend the Trial sessions in November/December.  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 2023 upon completion of the registration period.

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 2023 Season.

4. Where a player wishes to trial for an AJFC Academy team and is unable to attend, they should complete registration for the trial AND let the Club know they cannot attend along with the circumstances by emailing development@ajfc.net.au PRIOR to the trial commencing.  Any players who have completed trial registration and are unable to attend will be considered for the Academy team in their age group based on their playing history with Abbotsford Juniors (or other Club) and any relevant coach feedback from the 2022 Season.

5. If required, the Club will announce additional trial dates and times on its website and social media 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 to Under 12 - 12 to 13 players
Under 13 and above - 15 to 16 players

7. Upon completion of the trial session for an age group, Club appointed 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 in the email.

9. Players not selected for an Academy team who wish to play with the Club will be allocated by Abbotsford Juniors to a team in late February / early March 2023, 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 offer and acceptance process inclusive of any re-trials required.
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