Cottesloe Magpies through the years.
Cottesloe Magpies through the years.
The Cottesloe Junior Football Club “Magpies” was established over 50 years ago and has been the breeding ground for many successful community, WAFL and AFL players over the years.
Our club has a membership of around 300 players from five to fifteen years of age. Parents are encouraged to support the volunteer coaches and committee members in fostering a fun, friendly and successful footy club.
The clubrooms are located at Anderson Pavilion on Cottesloe Oval.
The Magpies train and play home matches at Cottesloe Oval on the corner of Broome and Jarrad Streets, Cottesloe. Away games are played against teams from the Claremont district such as Nedlands/Dalkeith, Claremont, Swanbourne and Mosman Park.
The Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 teams compete in a wider competition playing against teams from the combined Claremont, Subiaco and West Perth districts.
Year 3,4,5 and 6 teams play modified rules as determined by the Australian Football League. The Year 8 and 9 teams play full AFL rules.
We take great pride in the dedication of our volunteers and the wonderful support of the family members of our players who are so important in making Cottesloe a community based club where everybody is welcomed and encouraged to participate.
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Where is Cottesloe Junior Football Club located?
We are located at Harvey Field, on the corner of Broome and Jarrad Streets in Cottesloe.
What ages can I play for Cottesloe Junior Football Club?
Cottesloe Football Club welcomes children of all ages from Pre-primary through to Year 9 regardless of skill level or ability. Auskick welcomes all children from Pre-primary to Year 3 and the Junior Football Club welcomes all children from Years 4 – 9.
Who runs Cottesloe Junior Football Club?
Our club is run entirely the parents of participating children as volunteers. We run our club according to the rules and guidelines set out by the Claremont District and the AFL.
Are parents able to participate?
Absolutely – we encourage all parents to get involved. In Auskick, parents are needed to assist during training sessions and in the older age groups, the club only runs with volunteer parents undertaking any number of duties. It doesn’t matter if you have never played footy; there is something for everyone!
Who are the coaches?
Coaches are generally parents of the children involved however we may elect to engage professional coaches for the older age groups. Anyone can become an accredited coach – please contact us if you are interested. We cover the costs of accredited coaching courses.
What should my child wear?
In Auskick, players are required to wear comfortable sporting attire, athletic shorts and a t-shirt is best. Players will be provided with a guernsey for training and matches. Football boots are not essential however do help in wet or muddy conditions.
In Junior Football, players are provided with a Cottesloe JFC guernsey for the duration of the season. This must be returned at the end of the season. Black shorts and plain black socks are our required uniform. Years 7 – 9 will also be provided with a training shirt which must be worn to each game.
Is there anything I need to bring?
A waterbottle and mouthguard (see below) – all other equipment is provided.
Are mouthguards required?
As Auskick is non-contact sport mouth guards are not compulsory, but accidents can very occasionally happen. Parents therefore may choose to provide their child with a mouth guard.
In Junior Football, mouth guards are mandatory – if you don’t have a mouth guard, you don’t play.
When are the games?
Auskick is held Sunday mornings from 8.45am – 10am. It is good to arrive around 8.30am to have a warm up before the session begins.
Junior Football is played on Sunday mornings anytime between 8.45am – 1.30pm. Each year group has a set time that is consistent throughout the season.
Is there training?
Yes – for Junior football (Years 3 – 9 only).
Training nights are essential for team practice and participation is expected. Training nights vary for age groups and will be advertised once decided at the beginning of each season. They normally run from 4.30pm – 6pm but there is some flexibility depending on coach availability.
What happens if the weather is bad?
In Auskick, if there is consistent and heavy rain on Sunday morning, the coaching group will make a decision on whether to go ahead with the session.
Junior Football plays in all weather unless it is deemed unsafe due to lightening or other issues. Junior football training will go ahead unless deemed unsafe by the coaches.
Parents will be advised of any cancellations via SMS or email.
Can girls play?
Absolutely!! Girls of all ages and abilities are welcome.
I’d like to register!
Great!! Simply click on our registration tab and follow the instructions.
If you are a returning player you must register and pay online.
If you are a new player, or an Auskicker moving into our Year 3 Junior Football then please follow the instructions on the registration page.