Registrations will open 3rd of December at 10am for all returning players, new girls, and new boys born in 2011, 2010 and 2006.

If your boy falls outside these dates and is keen to join Camberwell Sharks Junior Football Club, please email your child’s name and DOB and we will contact you directly.


Thank you for your interest in the Camberwell Sharks Junior Football Club.




Registrations December 3rd








Player Registration


Season 2019 at the Camberwell Sharks Junior Football Club is just around the corner.

Please find below important policy information about registrations and grading and in our FAQs. Please make sure you read these before registering your children.

Thank you and see you in 2019!



How much are Registration Fees?

No Fee increases for 2019:

1st Player – $290

2nd & subsequent player – $260

What has changed with the registration process from Season 2018?

As a priority, it is important that you familiarise yourself with our registration policy which we have slightly amended from Season 2017.  We have found it necessary to do this so to 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.  We will be enforcing this policy strictly in Season 2018. This policy can be found at

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.

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 It’s that easy !!!

I played for one Sharks teams in 2018. When can I sign up for 2019?

Registration for Returning Players will open on December 3rd, 2018 and remain open until teams are complete. All 2018 players will be emailed a link to the registration form at the email address attached to the player’s footyweb record last season. If you have not received this email by December 1st, 2018, check your Junk folder, and failing that, please email


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. Merchandise Day at the club will be 24th March 2019 or you can purchase online at our Shark Shop



How will I get uniform items?

Come to Merchandise Day on the 24th March 2019 at Lynden Park. You can not only get your merchandise but also organise your mouthguard. The time of this day will be advertised on our website and social media closer to the time.

What age group will my child be in for the 2019 Season?


Year of Birth Age Group for 2019 JFL Boys Competition
2011, 2012 to April 30th U8s
2010 U9s
2009 U10s
2008 U11s
2007 U12s
2006 U13s
2005 U14s
2004 U15s
2002, 2003 Colts


Year of Birth Age Group for 2019 YJFL Girls Competition
2009-2011 U10s




2006 U13s
2005 U14s
2004 U15s
2003 U16s
2002-2001 Youth Girls

My child was born on 1st May 2011, one day after cut off, and is very big for his/her age, can he/she play?

No. This is both the policy of the club and a rule of the YJFL. Players of this age can play Auskick in 2019.

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 maybe granted upon application to the YJFL on medical grounds, supported by doctor’s advice and a medical certificate.

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

The YJFL allows players play up to 2 age groups above their nominal age group where is is deemed appropriate by the relevant stakeholders.
Please refer to the Sharks 2019 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.

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

When will pre-season training start?

This varies from team to team and depends on many factors. 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.

When does the 2019 Season start?

Round 1 will be played on Sunday April 7th, 2019. The club may arrange practice matches for club teams prior to this date.

Please note Round 1 is on the first weekend of the school holidays so please consider this when planning your holidays.  There is a three week break until Round 2 which is the 28th April 2019.

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.

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.

Are there any other modified rules for the younger age groups?

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.

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

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