If you are interested in still registering with the Sharks though, please email [email protected]







If you have any questions about registrations and fees, please read further information below or the FAQs below.  If still have a question, then email [email protected]




What if the season doesn’t go ahead, again?
We have to stay positive!  However, we do understand that in a Covid world, members may be unsure.  Camberwell Sharks will provide refunds to all registered players with a minimal administration fee – approx $20.


We understand that recent events have affected our members differently, some more than others.  Camberwell Sharks has always and will continue to, put our Sharks community first.  If you require support, please email [email protected].






Fee structure will be as follows:


2020 Returning Player – $222 (Siblings $192)


2021 Under 8 and Under 9 New Players – $222 (Siblings $192)


2021 New Player Under 10+ – $300 (Siblings ($270)


* In order to receive multi-player discounts, families must register siblings at the same time.


**  Total 2021 Returning Player Fee includes the 2020 rego players rebate for YJFL Fee




Player registration age requirements


It is important that all players are registered in their correct age groups. Age groups are determined by the age that the child is on the 1st of January of the current year.




2013 & 2014 – Under 8


2012 – Under 9


2011 – Under 10


2010 – Under 11


2009 – Under 12


2008 – Under 13


2007 – Under 14


2006 – Under 15


2005 – Under 16 Boys and Girls


2004 – Colts U17


2003 – Colts U18


2004 & 2003 – Youth Girls



UNDER 8 Age Group
Previous years had the Under 8s include one whole year and then DOB up to the 30 April of the following year.  This year will see two whole years for Under 8s.  This has allowed for the older aged Auskickers who didn’t have an Auskick Season to enjoy a season at junior football.

UNDER 16 Boys
Previously boys moved from Under 15s into Colts where they would have two years.  2021 will have a new competition for Under 16 Boys (born 2005)

With the move to an Under 16 boys competition there is now an extra year in Colts.  2021 Colts boys will be born 2004 (U17) and 2003 (U18).

UNDER 18 Boys
As per above, Colts has now included boys born 2003 which is the boys who played top age Colts in 2020.  What we thought was their final season (if we can call it that) now gives them the opportunity to enjoy another final year with their mates at Camberwell Sharks!


How much are Registration Fees?

Season 2021 Registrations Fees will be announced soon when registrations open.

I was in a team for with Sharks for Season 2020. When can I sign up for 2021?

Registration for Returning Players will open first and this will be announced first (date TBC) and then will remain open until teams are complete. All 2020 players will be emailed a link to the registration form at the email address attached to the player’s footyweb record last season. 

Returning Players should register immediately to maintain their priority registration status.

Is there a Registration Day where we can come down to the club and register there?

Not any more. All registrations are now done online.

Covid-19 permitting –  Merchandise Day at the club will be held in February 2021 or you can purchase online at our Shark Shop



What has changed with the registration process from Season 2020?

As a priority, it is important that you familiarise yourself with our registration policy.  Our Policies ensure that all players have a fair chance of playing in teams that have adequate numbers to put a full team on the ground each week.  Policies can be found at on our website under Season 2021 – Policies.


There may be changes to the payment screen when registering.  Further details will be provided when registrations are open.

As a guide, 2020 Season had registrations with 2 product items listed:

$177.45 which is the component of your annual membership which goes to the YJFL

$122.55 – $92.55 which is your Sharks Fee.  This helps us grow and development your child and our club.

What age group will my child play in for the 2021 Season?


Year of Birth Age Group for 2021 YJFL Boys Competition
2013 and 2014 U8s
2012 U9s
2011 U10s
2010 U11s
2009 U12s
2008 U13s
2007 U14s
2006 U15s
2005, 2004 & 2003 Colts


Year of Birth Age Group for 2021 YJFL Girls Competition

2012, 2013 & 2014








2008 U13s
2007 U14s
2006 U15s
2005 U16s
2004-2003 Youth Girls

Why is it important that I register within the “returning players priority window"?

A Priority Registration Period for Returning Players will be opened to new players. Returning Players who register in this period will be given priority in team placement for the coming season ahead of players new to the club.

Returning players can still register after the priority period until all registrations close but will not receive priority due to team numbers.

My child is of age group U10s by birth, but their best friends are a bit younger and are playing U9s, can he/she play down an age level in U9s?

No. Players are not permitted to play down an age level in any grade. Occasionally an exemption may be granted upon application to the YJFL on medical grounds, supported by doctor’s advice and a medical certificate.

My son will be U10 (U11 or U12) in Season 2020 and I would like some guidance on which team development option to select?

If you are looking for guidance on this question you should discuss with your Season 2019 coach or contact the Club Football Director at [email protected].

As a guide, players wanting to be considered for the team in the highest grade, should see football as their priority sport in winter, be available for all training and matches in the season, appreciate that the focus of training is about match situation development, not be concerned whether their team mates are from their current friendship cohort and also be prepared to play a varied number of positions throughout the season.

My son is in the under 13 age group and I would like to understand more about the grading process in this age group.

We have had a successful grading policy that has been in operation for many years. This policy can be found at  https://www.camberwellsharks.com.au/policies/

My child would like to play up an age group. Is that possible?

For girls, the YJFL allows players to play up to two (2) age groups above their nominal age group where it is deemed appropriate by the relevant stakeholders of the club, you should address your request to [email protected].

For boys, please refer to the Sharks 2020 Team Composition Policy where we only allow players to play up an age group if they are able to play in the highest graded team in the upper age group. Please read the policy for a full understanding.

How do I make sure my child is in a team with all his / her friends from school?

Please refer to the Sharks 2020 Team Composition Policy where we request that at registration you nominate three friends that your child would like to be in a team with.  The club will guarantee they are grouped with at least one of those friends. If no names are listed we will randomly allocate that player into a team. This is for all returning and new players.

If for family and logistical reasons there are specific families that should be grouped together (limited to 3 families), please contact [email protected] for us to consider your request.

Are there any modified rules for the younger age groups or girls football?

Yes. There will be reduced numbers of players on the field for U8s (12 player on field) and U9s (15 players). Oval sizes will be smaller. There is no scoring, ladder or finals for these age groups.

Girls football differs slightly to the boys also.  For more information on Female Football and rules associated, please follow this link to the YJFL page.


Is tackling involved?

There is no tackling in U8s.

For U9s and U10s the following ‘Modified Tackle’ rule applies:

Modified Tackle – A player in possession of the ball may be tackled by an opponent wrapping both arms around the area below the top of the shoulders and on/above the knees. The tackle may be from either side or from behind, providing the tackle from behind does not thrust forward player with the ball (i.e. push the player in the back). Bumping is not allowed.

For U11s and up full tackling is permitted.


Girls football differs slightly to the boys.  For more information on Female Football and rules associated, please follow this link to the YJFL page.

When does the 2021 Season start?

Due to Covid-19 there has not been a date set as yet.  Comms via email and social media will be released as soon as these are confirmed.

When will pre-season training start?

This varies from team to team and depends on many factors especially Covid-19 restrictions. Your Team Manager will be in touch soon after teams are announced to advise on training arrangements.

What day will training be?

Most teams train once a week between Tuesday and Thursday at Lynden Park. Football Operations will allocate grounds and times according to the team’s coach’s request and availability. Exact details for your team will probably not be bedded down until some point in March.  

These will be announced via your Team Manager and will be found on our website once locked in.

What day/time will matches be in the regular season?

The YJFL competition is played on Sundays with matches commencing between 8.45am and 3.00pm. The younger grades play earlier in the day, older grades later. U8s might expect the majority of their games to commence at 8.45am, but may get the odd game starting at 10.00am or even as late as 11.00am on occasions.

How will I get uniform items?

Merchandise Day will be held in February, 2021 at Lynden Park (Covid-19 restrictions permitting).   

To skip queues at Merchandise Day you can pre-order and pay online at our Shark Shop once the Season 2021 apparel is live on our site. 

Mouthguards will also be available on the day, with more information closer to the date.

Merchandise day will be advertised on our website and social media closer to the time.

My child has decided football is just not for them, do you have a Refund Policy?

Yes we do have a refund policy.

Due to the logistics around team structure including player numbers and coaching numbers, our refund policy is set that if you withdraw your child prior to 1st March 2021, we will refund you the Club Levy less a $20 administration fee per child. Unfortunately, there will be no refunds for withdrawals after this date.

As you will be aware there is a Yarra Junior Football Club League Fee that is part of your child’s registration fee. This payment is separate to Camberwell Sharks and as a result the refund must be raised directly with the YJFL – [email protected]


How do I transfer from another club?

If you would like to join the Camberwell Sharks Junior Football Club from another club and have a SportsTG / SportingPulse ID, please contact [email protected]

It’s that easy !!!

I am too old for Youth Girls / Colts. Where can I play now?

Camberwell Sharks Junior Football Club has created strong pathways for former players through to Old Scotch Football Club.  Follow this link to Old Scotch for further information http://www.oldscotchfc.com.au/