At Wakehurst Football Club (WFC) we want everyone to play football in a safe, fair, inclusive and enjoyable environment.
For most players this means playing football with a group of friends, for others it means being in a team with players of similar ability and for some it means playing football at the highest level possible.
For the U6-U7 age groups the WFC focus is making up teams principally of school groups and friendship groups. As such there is no grading for these age groups.
For the U8-U10 age groups we offer optional grading for players who want to play in an ability-based team. For our WU8-WU10 age groups, girls & parents are asked to attend an information session on Week 1 of grading. The girls will play a quick game to help determine the Team grading for each age group.
For U11/WU11 and older we need all players to attend grading so we can allocate players to teams and teams into Division 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
If you have a group of players that want to play together, please discuss this with your Age Group Vice-President.
The Age Group Vice-Presidents use independent, experienced Graders who have no affiliation with the teams they are grading.
We will again offer Junior Player Development Programs this year for Mixed U9-U14 players who demonstrate the ability to play in the top teams in each age group.
Our Junior Women’s teams will have a new Development Program, specific to them, in this year of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
WFC teams in the U11-U18 age groups are selected by the respective Age Group Vice-Presidents (Juniors, Youth, Junior Women, Senior Men and Senior Women).
The Age Group Vice-Presidents use the results of the grading days together with the previous seasons Coaches Reports to select players into teams.
We encourage players to attend as many grading days as possible to give us the best opportunity to assess their football skills.
If you have any concerns with this process, please contact either your Age Group Vice-President.