Junior Program Information

Season 2021

Age Groups and Grading


Due to limited field space, we will have to limit the number of teams. As a result of these limitations, a “first in best dressed” basis will apply with numbers. If you are unable to attend on the above dates, please contact our Junior Directors (juniors@mtgravatthawks.org) and get your name on the list for your age group for 2021. Please ensure that you give the correct age group as an error can lead to a lot of heartache. Club policy requires that all players play in their correct age group. Please note that this policy will be strictly applied to in 2021 and there will be no relaxation of this policy. AGE GROUPS Under 3-5 Hatchlings (born 2016-2018) Under 5-7 Fledglings (born 2014-2016) Under 7-8 Fledglings (born 2013-2014) Under 4-7 Girls Only Fledglings (born 2014-2017) Under 8 MiniRoos (born 2013) Under 9 MiniRoos (born 2012) Under 10 MiniRoos (born 2011) Under 11 MiniRoos (born 2010) Under 12 Juniors (born 2009) Under 13 Juniors (born 2008) Under 14 Juniors (born 2007) Under 15 Juniors (born 2006) Under 16 Juniors (born 2005) Under 8 Girls (born 2013-2014) Under 10 Girls (born 2011-2012) Under 12 Girls (born 2009-2010) Under 14 Girls (born 2007-2008) Under 16 Girls (born 2005-2006) It is Club Policy that all players in Divisional (Under 12-16) teams be graded. This ensures that players are playing at a level appropriate to their skill level which should ensure that they get maximum enjoyment from their football. Grading is determined by nominated officials and includes the coach for the highest graded team in that age group. The club's decision on grading is final. Under 9’s, 10’s and 11’s can nominate if they are interested in playing in an MiniRoos Komodo team within their age groups. The Komodo players are to have average to above average football skills as matches are usually played with a high skill level. These teams will not be determined based on “playing with your mates” and may require a final selection process if player numbers accommodate.




Merchandise & Playing Equipment


The Club has an agreement with Veto Sports as our official merchandise and football equipment supplier. In 2021 the following will be available at the club:

  • Club polo $40
  • **NEW** Playing Shorts $30
  • Playing Socks $15
  • Training Kit $40
  • Spray Jacket $43.50
  • Hoodie $46.50
  • Spirit Jackets $71.50
All other club merchandise including other jackets, bags, tracksuits, caps, towels, etc can be prchased through the Club Shop.




Reserve Your Place


If you wish to reserve a place please register your interest online - click [ HERE] Alternatively you can contact one of our Junior Directors - juniors@mtgravatthawks.org and get your name on the list for the age group you are eligible for in the 2021 Season.




Help Needed


Your club needs your help. We are keen to hear from anyone who can help out in any way possible around the club such as taking on the role of Coach or Manager, helping with registrations, match sheets, raffles or BBQ on game days. Or maybe you have a trade or skill that you would be willing provide to make some improvements around the club. If you are able to assist in anyway, please contact volunteers@mtgravatthawks.org




Junior Open Days


Are you new to Hawks?….then come along to our Junior Open Days on Thursday 21st and 28th January 5-7pm to be held at the Mt Gravatt Hawk Clubhouse located at Dittmer Park, Klumpp Road, Upper Mt Gravatt

  • Meet Club Officials and Coaches
  • Online Registration
  • Club Shop Open for merchandise
  • Gain further information about our Club and our programs
Ongoing Junior Sign On for 2021 will be held on Monday and Thursday nights from 6:00-7:00pm throughout February and March. These sessions are for:
  • Players that need need assistance with registration; and
  • Players who wish to meet club officials and obtain further information about our club and our programs (information is also available on this website or can be obtained by emailing one of the listed Club Contacts).
Alternatively please email juniors@mtgravatthawks.org or call our Central Number 0406 282 076 Players can register online at anytime: U3-8 (Hatchlings and Fledglings) - click [ HERE] U8-16 (MiniRoos and Juniors) - click [ HERE] Registration is based on a first come first served basis.





Fees & Registration

Club Membership Fees


Registration Fees are fully inclusive of Match Fees In-House Competitions (no travel) U3-U5 Hatchlings $200/$150 (half season) - incudes Hatchlings Training Shirt U5-U7 Fledglings $325 - includes playing kit and participation pack U7-U8 Fledglings $350 - includes playing kit and participation pack U4-U7 Girls Only Fledglings $325 - includes playing kit and participation pack Football Brisbane Competitions (travel) U8-U11 MiniRoos $430 - includes training/playing shirt, team photo and trophy U9-U11 Komodo $600 - includes SAP program and training shorts and socks U12-U16 Juniors $530 - includes training shirt, team photo and trophy U12 BYPL/Div 1 $700 - includes SAP program and training shorts and socks U13 BYPL/Div 1 $700 - includes training shorts/socks. backpack and spray jacket NOTES:

  • Players must be registered and fully paid before they are able to participate in any gradings.
  • Mt Gravatt Hawks FC does operate a no refund policy, therefore once registrations have been processed there will be no refunds.
  • All players who register with Mt Gravatt will be given a team placement, not being graded in your team of choice is not considered a valid reason for requesting a refund. Please note that if a player for some reason is not able to be offered a team placement in their age group, then a full refund will be provided.
  • All players U8-U16 are required to purchase a club playing shorts and playing socks which are available through the Club Shop. Club Polo is optional and also available to be purchased through the Club.




Online Registration


Mt Gravatt Hawks FC provides online registration and online payment options for all of its programs. Using our online registration and payment system means that you will be able to register and pay your registration fees online without the need to attend our Sign-on Day. Online registration is available NOW!! Please note that you will need to select the program that best meets your needs as each program has it's own online registration system. To register online" U3-8 (Hatchlings and Fledglings) - click [ HERE] U8-16 (MiniRoos and Juniors) - click [ HERE] For FOOTBALL BRISBANE (U8-U16) Programs, ONCE TEAMS ARE FINALISED, you will be invited to complete a second stage registration using Football Brisbane's new Player Registration system. You can register online at anytime, or you can attend a sign-on day to obtain further information or make a manual payment.




Available Discounts


FAMILY DISCOUNTS: Players (U8-U16) are entitled to a family discount on their SECOND and SUBSEQUENT registration. The condition is that at least one person in the immediate family must be a member (all members must be over the age of 18, therefore a parent of a child playing at Mt Gravatt is the member). The first child is charged the full registration price and the second and subsequent children given a discount of $60. Discounts only apply to immediate family and all players 18 and older must be members of the club and therefore can not be bundled and therefore a family discount does not apply. NOTE: Discounts DO NOT apply for INHOUSE PROGRAMS including Hatchlings (U3-U5) and Fledglings (U5-U8) as these programs are already subsidised by the club.




Payment Options


ONLINE PAYMENT (full fees only) - Online registrations include the option for payments to be made online through a secure payment gateway. If you complete registrations including payment online, you will receive a confirmation email from Mt Gravatt Hawks (usually within 2-4 days once payments have cleared) containing information regarding grading (Juniors) and team placement (MiniRoos) - there is no need to attend a sign-on session at the club (providing greater convenience to our members). Payments made online using the online payment gateway will NOT be subject to merchant fees. FAIR PLAY VOUCHERS - If you have RECEIVED a “Fair Play Voucher" through the Qld Government, you will need to redeem your voucherat the Club. For more details, please see the Get Started webpage: https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/fairplay PAYMENT PLANS - This year we are offerring INTEREST FEE terms via our Offcial Financial Partner zip|pay. If you wish to take the option of playing off your fees, you will need to apply online - https://account.zipmoney.com.au/#/signUp This will be a small surcharge of $15 to cover the administration and handling fees.





MiniRoos (U8-U11)

MiniRoos (U8-U11) Program


Mini Roos program by Football Federation Australia (FFA) is a modified form of the world game and is specifically designed to increase player participation and enjoyment. Smaller teams (and field size) actually increase the number of touches on the ball. It's more fun!!. U8 and 9 play 7v7 on a 1/4 park and U10 and U11 play 9v9 on a 1/2 size field. For more information on the FFA's MiniRoos Program click [ HERE] NOTE: PLAYERS BORN 2010-2012 (UNDER 9, 10 AND 11) Football Brisbane has introduced a “soft grading” model for these age groups. Clubs are offered the opportunity to group experienced players (with average to above average skills) together and nominate teams in the Komodo hub. This allows players of similar abilities to play in the same team and against teams of similar abilities. This season in Under 9’s, 10’s and 11’s we are giving players the opportunity to nominate if they are interested in playing in a Komodo team within their age groups. These teams will not be determined based on “playing with your mates” and may require a final selection process if player numbers accommodate this. For more information relating to the Komodo grading and nomination process, please contact juniors@mtgravatthawks.org




Komodo (U9-U11) Grading


At Mt Gravatt Hawks FC we do not undertake trials per se, but rather grading of all players, which means if you register as a junior player you will be gauranteed a place in a team. If you are not registered and attend grading, you can only be placed in team if there are available places (players that are registered and paid are gauranteed a place in a team). Round 2 of Komodo grading is starting on THURSDAY 28 January 2021 and will run for a period of 2 weeks:

  • U9 Thu 5:15-6:00pm
  • U10-11 Thu 6:00-7:00pm
All players are invited to attend, with only the Komodo Team being graded. All other players will be placed in teams and requests to be with other players will be accomodated where possible. If you wishing to be considered for a Komodo team grading (U9-U11 only) , then please ensure that you attend grading sessions.




MiniRoos (U8-U11) Team Placement


Please note that in these age groups, there is no grading of players. Players are able to nominate other players they wish to play with, however these requests will need to made on your Online Registration (see questions are the end of the registration process) or on Registration Day. Placement in a team with those players is not guaranteed, but where possible all requests will be accommodated. It is important that all players attend the appropriate Team Placement date and time so that Coaches, Managers and Teams can be finalised and training times confirmed. Team placement/muster will be Thursday 25 February 2021.

  • U8 & U9 5:30pm (please arrive by 5:25pm)
  • U10 & U11 6:15pm (please arrive by 6:10pm)
NOTE: All players must be registered (and paid) before Team Placement nights in order to be placed in a team.




MiniRoos (U8-U11) Training Start Date


In 2021, MiniRoos Training will start early March.

  • U8 Girls - Wednesday 10 March - 5:30-6:15pm
  • U10 Girls - Wednesday 10 March - 5:30-6:30pm
  • U8 & U9 - Thursday 11 March - 5:15-6:00pm
  • U10 & U11 - Thursday 11 March - 6:00-7:00pm
Training allocations will posted closer to the start date.




MiniRoos (U8-U11) Fixture Start Date


In 2021, Football Brisbane fixtures for MiniRoos (U8-11) competition will start on the weekend of 23 April, 2021. We are planning a number of events throughout March and April for players that have already registered and have been placed in a team.





Juniors (U12-U16)

Juniors (U12-U16) Program


It is Club Policy that all players in Divisional (Under 12-16) teams be graded. This ensures that players are playing at a level appropriate to their skill level, which should ensure that they get maximum enjoyment from their football. Grading is determined by nominated officials and includes the coach for the highest graded team in that age group. NOTE: PLAYERS BORN 2009 (UNDER 12) This season in Under 12's they will be playing in the MiniRoos format (1/2 a park, 9v9), however teams will be playing competitively (playing for premierships) and therefore will be graded into divisions. This means that the U12 players will need to be graded (therefore playing with mates is no longer possible) and that all players will be graded as per the Club's Junior Grading processes.




Juniors (U12-16) Grading


It is club policy that all players in U12-U16 teams be graded. This ensures that players are playing at a level appropriate to their skill level. Grading will continue the week beginning MONDAY 25 January 2021.

  • U12 Mon & Thu 6-7pm
  • U13 Mon & Wed 6-7pm
  • U14 Mon & Wed 6-7pm
  • U15 Mon & Wed 6-7pm
  • U16 Mon & Wed 6-7pm
Grading will run for 2 weeks and may include grading games. Please note that Selection Matches will be invitation only - players will be invited on the last training session of the week, before each match. NOTE: All players must be registered with the club before they are able to be graded. Grading will be completed as early as possible to enable unsuccessful players to gain membership with other clubs if they desire. Please note that there will be NO REFUNDS of registration and membership fees after they have been processed by the Club. All players that register will be offered in a place. In the event due to circumstances out of the Club's control, if a place is not able to offered, then club fees will be refunded.




Juniors (U12-16) Training Start date


In 2021, Junior Training will commence on the following dates:

  • U12 - Monday (5:30-6:30pm) and Thursday (6:00-7:00pm from 8 February
  • U12 Girls - Wednesday from 10 February 5:30-6:45pm
  • U13 - Tuesday and Thursday from 9 February 5:30-6:45pm
  • U14 - Tuesday and Thursday from 9 February 5:30-6:45pm
  • U14 Girls - Wednesday from 10 February 5:30-6:45pm
  • U15 - Tuesday and Thursday from 9 February 5:30-6:45pm
  • U16 - Tuesday and Thursday from 9 February 5:30-6:45pm.
  • U16 Girls - Wednesday from 10 February 5:30-6:45pm
NOTE: Girls Teams will also be offerred training on Monday nights as part of a GIRLS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. Training allocations will be available closer to the start date. Training times are subject to change.




Juniors (U12-16) Fixture Start date


In 2021, Football Brisbane for Juniors will start on the following dates:

  • U12 Grading Matches - weekends 5/3, 12/3 and 19/3
  • U12-U16 Fixture Matches - 12 March, 2020





Fledglings (U5-8)

Fledglings (U5-8) Program


The Fledglings program is our in-house competetion for our U5-8 age groups. Teams do not travel and all activities are undertaken at Dittmer Park. Players will be allocated teams and they will play as designated times each week. The program is split into two groups with players aged 5-7 years in one group and players aged 7-8 years in the other group. U5-7 Program (born 2014-2016)

  • Players will train on Friday evenings (4:45-5:20pm) for a period of 35 mins and will be coached by our qualified and accredited coaches
  • Games will be played on Friday evenings and TEAMS will be run by nominated Game Leaders. Games will kick off at 5:30pm and will run for 30 minutes.
  • Format of games will be 5v5 with 2 halves of 15 minutes on approximately 1/8 of a pitch and will include 18 rounds
  • All training and games will be played Dittmer Park (no travel involved)
U7-8 Program (born 2013-2014)
  • Players will train on Thursday evenings (5:15-6:00pm) for a period of 45 mins
  • Games will be played on Saturday mornings and TEAMS will be run by nominated Game Leaders
  • Format of games will be 7v7 with 2 halves of 20 minutes on approximately 1/4 of a pitch and will include 18 rounds
  • All training and games will be played Dittmer Park (no travel involved)
U4-7 GIRLS ONLY Program (born 2014-2017)
  • Players will train on Saturday mornings (8:00-8:30am) for a period of 30 mins
  • Games will be played on Saturday mornings (8:30-9:00am) and TEAMS will be run by nominated Game Leaders
  • Format of games will be vary and be played on approximately 1/8 of a pitch and will include 18 rounds
  • All training and games will be played Dittmer Park (no travel involved)





Hatchlings (U3-5)

Hatchlings (U3-5) Program


Our Hatchlings Program (3-5 years) will participate in a weekly 45 minute session for 18 weeks on a Thursday night. Sessions will focus on fun, introductory ball skills, core stability and gross motor skills. Our programs are also educational and are run by our Professionally Accredited Coaches. Hatchlings will operate on Thursday afternoons 5:00pm-5:45pm at Dittmer Park.