Mixed U9–U13 Junior Development Program 2024

Players’ who demonstrate the ability to play in the top teams, plus a selection from the second team, of each age group will be placed in the Mixed U9 – U13 Development Program. This program will run on Mondays at Lionel Watts throughout the season.


  • Mixed U9          4.30 – 5.30 pm
  • Mixed U10        4.30 – 5.30 pm
  • Mixed U11        5.30 – 6.30 pm
  • Mixed U12        5.30 – 6.30 pm
  • Mixed U13        6.30 – 8.00 pm

WFC, alongside professional coaches from T5, assessed players during the grading sessions to determine which players will be offered places in the Development Program. There will be approximately twenty players in the Mixed U9-U13 Development Program for each age group. These programs are additional to their respective teams normal weekly team training session.

The cost to participate in this program is $225 per player for the season. Each player will receive a Development Program training shirt.


Team Training / Coach Development U9–U13 Teams

The top team in each U9–U13 age group will have a professional coach from T5 who will run the weekly Wednesday training session and the team on match day. The cost of this will be $275 per player for the season. Each team will need a parent Team Manager to perform the usual team management and team communication tasks. Training will take place on Wednesdays around Ararat Reserve throughout the season. 

  • Mixed U9 & U10         4.30 – 5.30 pm
  • Mixed U11 & U12       5.30 – 6.30 pm
  • Mixed U13                  6.30 – 7.45 pm

Skills Clinics for Teams

These clinics will focus on team development including, first touch, passing, receiving, heading, 1 vs 1 defending, shielding, 1 vs 1 attacking for all teams that are not involved in the Monday night Development Program.

These clinics will be held at a local field (TBC) and are run by professional coaches from T5. Teams will be given the opportunity throughout the season to attend these clinics on a 3 week block booking. The start date and times for these will be announced shortly.

There is no cost to attend these clinics.

Goalkeeper Training

Goalkeeper training will be run at Lionel Watts on Monday nights and Ararat Reserve on Wednesdays – these sessions are open to all dedicated goalkeepers. WFC will provide a specialist Goalkeeper Coach for these sessions. The sessions start date and time will be announced shortly.

There is no cost to attend these sessions.

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