Community football is the foundation of our Club with Community Juniors being the largest player group encompassing ages 10-18.  In addition to our Community Juniors we also have Community Seniors for 18+, Masters, MiniRoos (5s-9s) and our National Premier League performance streams for both men and women.

How do I register to play in Community Juniors?

For everything you need to know about registering with GUFC, head to our Registration Page. Return to this page once you have completed the registration process.

NOTE: REGISTRATIONS FOR THE 2023 SEASON OPEN ON 11 JANUARY 2023 AND WILL CLOSE IN MID-MARCH.

I’ve registered, now what?

Now that you’ve registered you will need to determine if you’d like to attend grading to be considered for a Division 1 or Division 2 team. See the section on grading below.

Once the grading process is finalised, teams will be created and you will then receive an email from your coach, coach coordinators or your age group coordinator advising of your child’s team. This will take place in March. From there you will start to receive emails directly from coaches and/or age group coordinators in the lead up to the season regarding training, gala day and any next steps.

Once you’ve registered your name will be added to our database and you will start receiving our whole-of-club regular e-newsletters. Keep an eye on your junk and spam folders and record contact@gufc.org.au as a trusted email source. We also ask that you keep an eye on the website and our Facebook page for important updates. It’s essential you remain proactive in this regard.

We also ask that you download TeamApp as this will become a major source of club communication this year and will also be used in the team management space.

To view previous e-newsletters you can find them here.

When does the season commence?

The ActewAGL Junior League is run by Capital Football who will include official dates on their website when finalised.  The 2023 season will likely kick-off at the end of April/early May with the competition typically running in terms 2 and 3 of school.

Keep an eye on the Capital Football Juniors page for more information.

See the below guide for start times for each age group each Saturday. It’s important to note that all dates and times should be used as a guide only and may be subject to change.

Age GroupKick-off TimeGameComp Style
U18 (open and girls)3:10pmOpen 45 min halves
GIrls 40 min halves
Home and Away
U16 (open and girls)3:10pmOpen 45 min halves
GIrls 40 min halves
Home and Away
U15 (open and girls)3:10pm40 min halvesHome and Away
U14 (open and girls)1:45pm35 min halvesHome and Away
U13 (open and girls)12:30pm30 min halvesHome and Away
U12s (open and girls)1:45pm30 min halvesHome and Away
U11 (open and girls)12:30pm25 min halves
min 5 min break
Home and Away
U10 (open and girls)11:30am25 min halves
min 5 min break
Home and Away
U8 - U9 Girls10:35am20 min halves
min 5 min break
Home and Away
U5 - U7 Girls10.00am 15 min halves
min 5 min break
Home Field Only
U9 open10:35am20 min halves
min 5 min break
Home and Away
U8 open9:45am20 min halves
min 5 min break
Home and Away
U7 open9:00am15 min halves
min 5 min break
Home Field Only
U6 open9:00am15 min halves
min 5 min break
Home Field Only
U5 open10:00am15 min halves
min 5 min break
Home Field Only

 

What is Community Grading?

Fill out the enrolling to grade form here. This form will open on 11 January 2023.

From U10s to U18s, GUFC players can choose whether they want to continue down the fun and fitness route by playing with their friends in an ungraded team (Division 3), or they can attend the GUFC grading sessions to be considered for a Division 1 or Division 2 team for a more competitive season with other players keen to play at a higher level for greater challenge and improvement.

The aim of Grading is to place players in a division best suited to their skills and their ability to improve while keeping their confidence in mind.  It is not simply about players getting into the highest grade possible. To ensure an unbiased selection of players, a number of coaches, approved by the GUFC technical team, will supervise and conduct the grading with coaches from last season asked to provide their input where possible.

Note: At GUFC we ask that people are registered to play with GUFC prior to grading so that we can (a) ensure we are only offering team placements to those players committed to playing with Gungahlin United in 2023, and (b) so that all players are covered by insurance in the event of injury during grading.  If there is a reason why you can’t register with GUFC prior to grading, then it’s essential that you fill in the 2023 Intent to Register Form which will be supplied by Capital Football shortly. 

When and Where is Community Grading?

Community Grading will commence on the week of 6 February 2023 and could go for up to four weeks. It’s important that players attend all sessions in their age group to allow them to show their best performance and give graders an opportunity for best assessment. If for a player is unable to attend all sessions, please advise this on the grading enrolment form.

All grading is held at Nicholls Synthetic Fields behind Holy Spirit Primary School, Kelleway Avenue, Nicholls.

Players must turn up at least 20-30 minutes prior to their grading session for administrative purposes. All players to bring a labelled drink bottle, football boots and shin pads and be wearing appropriate football attire to allow for full range of motion. We suggest they bring something warm to put on after their session in the event it gets cold. If your player is unwell, or injured please advise the organisers via coach.coordinator@gufc.org.au ASAP.

When referring to age groups please note that any reference to U10, U11, U12 etc refers to our open/mixed teams. These teams tend to be predominantly boys teams. Girls specific grading sessions refer to our girls only teams.  If you are wondering what age to enrol your child, please enrol them in their actual age group. Information on birth years can be found on the Registration Page. Refer to information further down this page regarding playing outside the age group.

Our grading times and dates are below. Note there is “Open” age groups (which are for what are also referred to as “mixed” teams – which are predominantly boys) and “Girls” age groups (which are for girls only teams).

GRADING WEEK ONE 

Monday
6 February 2023
Wednesday
8 February 2023
Friday
10 February 2023
Weekend: Sunday
12 February 2023
U10 Open (6.00-7.20pm)
U14 Open (7.30-9.00pm)
U15 Open (7.30-9.00pm)
U11 Open (6.00-7.20pm)
U17/18 Open (7.30-9.00pm)
U12 Open (6.00-7.20pm)
U15/16 Girls (7.30-9.00pm)
U17/18 Girls (7.30-9.00pm)
U16 Open (7.30-9.00pm)
U10 Open (9.00-10.30am)
U11 Open (10.40-12.10pm)
U13 Open (4.00-5.30pm)

 

GRADING WEEK TWO

Note: Change of date for U16s grading

Monday
13 February 2023
Wednesday
15 February 2023
Friday
17 February 2023
Weekend: Saturday
18 February 2023
U12 Open (6.00-7.20pm)
U14 Open (7.30-9.00pm)
U11 Open (6.00-7.20pm)
U17/18 Open (7.30-9.00pm)
U13 Open (6.00-7.20pm)
U15 Open (7.30-9.00pm)
U10 Girls (9.00-10.30am)
U11 Girls (9.00-10.30am)
U12 Girls (9.00-10.30am)
U13/14 Girls (9.00-10.30am)
U10 Open (10.40-12.10pm)
U16 Open (2.00-3.30pm)
REVISED DATE
U12 Open (4.00-5.30pm)

 

GRADING WEEK THREE

Monday
20 February 2023
Wednesday
22 February 2023
Friday
2 February 2023
Weekend
U10 Girls (6.00-7.20pm)
U11 Girls (6.00-7.20pm)
U12 Girls (6.00-7.20pm)
U13/14 Girls (7.30-9.00pm)
U15/16 Girls (7.30-9.00pm)
U17/18 Girls (7.30-9.00pm)
U13 Open (6.00-7.20pm)

 

Click here for a printable version of the grading schedule. NOTE: This PDF was updated on 25 January 2023 with revised Under 16s grading date

 

How Do I enrol for grading?

For administrative purposes it is essential that all players wishing to be considered for a Division 1 or Division 2 team enrol for grading prior to the grading days.

Fill out the enrolling to grade form here.

 

What is the Club policy on playing outside the age group?

GUFC players are expected to play in a team based on their birth age group. ‘playing outside of age’ (up or down) is generally discouraged as in most cases it is in the best interests of the  Club and the player for them to play at their appropriate age group. However, we do understand there are some circumstances when a player wishes to be considered to play up an age, and there are also circumstances when a child wishes to be considered to play down an age. To view the GUFC Policy on playing outside their age group, please refer to our Governance page for all policies and procedures.

If you would like your player to be considered outside of their age group, please fill out this Playing Outside of Age Request form here.

Can I submit an entire team to play in GUFC Community Juniors?

Division 1 and Division 2 teams CANNOT be submitted as a team to play for GUFC Community Juniors. All Division 1 and Division 2 teams are selected via the grading process and these teams may look different each year.

However, if you would like to submit a Division 3 team you can do so via our Social Team Nomination Form.  Please note the wording on that form carefully as it pertains to your age group and the note regarding GUFC teams being subject to the rules and direction of Capital Football within the Juniors competition space.

 

How do I volunteer to coach?

To submit your interest in coaching please fill out this GUFC Coach Expression of Interest form.

 

Do you have questions that have not been addressed here? Direct them to your coach or age group coordinator in the first instance. If you don’t  yet have that information available, feel free to email contact@gufc.org.au so your question can be directed as appropriate.