IMPORTANT INFORMATION 2020 Training Sessions

The Parklea Officer Junior Football Academy is open to OKJFC players (excluding Under 8’s) in 2020 providing you have registered (and paid a deposit or paid in full) with the club for the 2020 season.

There are three sessions all on Sunday’s running on March 1, 8 & 15 at the Heatherbrae Recreation Reserve.

Players will be split into their 2020 age appropriate squad (each squad has a name) and the sessions will be lead by our OKJFC 2020 appointed coaching staff.

Important Details:

Week OneSUNDAY 1 MARCHSUNDAY 1 MARCH
HIGHWAY OVALPavilion EndHighway End
9:00am-10:30amUnder 11'sUnder 14's
11:00am-1:00pmUnder 15's & 17's
1:30pm-3:00pmUnder 13'sUnder 12's
RAILWAY OVALPavilion EndRailway End
8:30am-10:00amUnder 9'sUnder 10's
10:30am-12:00pmUnder 14 & 16 GirlsUnder 10 & 12 Girls
Week TwoSUNDAY 8 MARCHSUNDAY 8 MARCH
HIGHWAY OVALPavilion EndHighway End
9:00am- 10:30amUnder 11'sUnder 14's
11:00am-1:00pmUnder 15's & 17's
1:30pm-3:00pmUnder 13'sUnder 12's
RAILWAY OVALPavilion EndRailway End
8:30am-10:00amUnder 9'sUnder 10's
10:30am-12:00pmUnder 14 & 16 GirlsUnder 10 & 12 Girls
Week ThreeSUNDAY 15 MARCHSUNDAY 15 MARCH
HIGHWAY OVALPavilion EndHighway End
9:00am-10:00amUnder 11'sUnder 14's
11:00am-1:00pmUnder 15's & U17's
1:30pm-3:00pmUnder 13'sUnder 12's
RAILWAY OVALPavilion EndRailway End
8:30am-10:00amUnder 9'sUnder 10's
10:30am-12:00pmUnder 14 & 16 GirlsUnder 10 & 12 Girls

Parents, please ensure players are at the ground and ready to train 15 mins before the scheduled start time.

Venue: Heatherbrae Recreation Reserve

What to wear: Blue footy shorts (home) where possible, a t-shirt/singlet/footy jumper/Academy training shirt, runners, hat and sunscreen.

^ note – football boots ARE NOT required.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Q. Is the Football Academy considered preseason training or the real footy season?

Q. No, the Parklea Officer Junior Football Academy is an initiative from The Club designed to develop all our players footy skills during the preseason.  Some age groups have already started training while some of the younger age groups haven’t as yet.

Q. My child played in 2019 and we have already re-registered for 2020 and have paid a deposit or paid in full.

A. Your child can attend the 2020 Academy sessions.

Q. My child played in 2019 but I have not yet re-registered him/her for 2020

A. Parents can register on line (you will have received an email from The Club), pay the deposit then you child can attend the 2020 Academy sessions.  (Parents can re-register in person 30 mins before the designated Academy session.  Our Registrar will be in attendance with EFT facilities available).

Q My child hasn’t played with Officer before, intends to play in 2020 and would like to attend The Junior Football Academy.

A. Check when you child’s age group Academy session is on and come down 30 minutes before to register in person (will need to bring a copy of a birth certificate) or email Kate at registrar@okjfc.com.au and she will assist you.

Q. Is there any additional cost for our child to attend the Officer Junior Football Academy?

A. No, as long as your child is registered to play with us in 2020 and a deposit is paid there is no additional cost.  It is part of the Officer Kangaroos JFC development program. 

Q. What are the Academy Squad Names all about?

A. The players are split into their respective age groups (Under 10, Under 14, etc) to mix with all players within their age group.  For the Academy period, The Club has elected to name those age groups after families that have made significant contributions to developing football in the district with the Officer, Rythdale-Cardinia, Rythdale-Officer-Cardinia (ROC) football clubs.  All the family bio’s can be found here.

Academy Training Shirts

Players who attended the Academy in 2018 & 2019 can wear their existing Academy shirt.  The Club has not purchased any further shirts, however there are a handful left which will be available to players who are new to the club in 2020

More updates will be made here and others on the club’s Facebook page, by email and Team Manager texts.  If you have any questions in the lead up to the session you can contact:

Football Operations: Jayson Dorey 0438 099 944 footballops@okjfc.com.au

Club Registrar: Kate Bailey registrar@okjfc.com.au

Club President: Shayne Honey president@okjfc.com.au