WHAT IS THE LEAGUE MEDICAL LEVY?

The YJFL Medical Levy is a new fee introduced for season 2019. Wit h the introduction of this Levy the league will now provide Level 2 qualified medics at every ground for every game each week.

WHAT TEAM WILL I BE IN AND HOW ARE THE TEAMS FORMED

Age groups 12 and under:
The committee allocate year group co-ordinatior who is responsible for team selection and creation. Teams will be created and adjusted in accordance to our Team Selection Policy
Age groups 13 - 15
If player numbers allow for more than one team these teams will be graded teams in accordance to our Grading Policy

DOES THE CLUB HAVE ANY DEDICATED GIRLS TEAMS?

Yes - Hawthorn Citz has dedicated girls teams from U10 - U14

WHEN DOES THE SEASON START?

Sunday 7th April 2019. For other key dates please visit the YJFL website - key dates page

WHAT AGE GROUP WILL MY CHILD BE IN FOR THE 2018 SEASON?

The dates to determine what age group a player is eligible to play in are as follows:

U8 – Born in 2011 or 2012 if they have turned 7 years old by the 30th April 2019
U9 – Born on or after 1st January 2010
U10 – Born on or after 1st January 2009
U11 – Born on or after 1st January 2008
U12 – Born on or after 1st January 2007
U13 – Born on or after 1st January 2006
U14 – Born on or after 1st January 2005
U15 – Born on or after 1st January 2004 and on or before 31st December 2004

ARE THERE ANY OTHER MODIFIED RULES FOR THE YOUNGER AGE GROUPS?

This refers to U9 mixed and U10 girls and younger age groups. The rules are modified for the younger age groups to encourage participation, skill development, safety and fun
No scores recorded, no ladder and no finals, shorter quarters, less players per side, smaller grounds and player zones.
No stealing, smothering of the ball, shepherding or barging is permitted.

Click here and see section 10 for all YJFL modified rules for these age groups

WHAT DAY/TIME WILL TRAINING BE?

Training times will be scheduled as soo as all coaches are allocated to teams.

Generally:
Under 8 and under 9 age groups train on Fridays
U13 and under 14 age groups train on Wednesday
Other age groups will be allocated time slots ASAP and you will be advised once you are placed in a team.

WHAT DAY/TIME WILL MATCHES BE IN THE REGULAR SEASON?

All matches for the YJFL competition are held on a Sunday. Generally younger age groups play earlier but age groups are not allocated fixed time slots so game time will differ each week. The YJFL will release the season fixture closer to the season start date.

WHAT DAY/TIME WILL TRAINING BE?
Training times will be scheduled as soo as all coaches are allocated to teams.

Generally:
Under 8 and under 9 age groups train on Fridays
U13 and under 14 age groups train on Wednesday
Other age groups will be allocated time slots ASAP and you will be advised once you are placed in a team.

MY CHILD WOULD LIKE TO PLAY UP/DOWN AN AGE GROUP IS THAT POSSIBLE?

Players may apply in writing to the Club Registrar or Football Operations Manager to 'play up' one age group only.
Applications may only be made if the player is 'young' for their respective year group or grade at school, so they have been allocated to play in an age group that does not include their peers. The player must be in the same school year as the age group they are applying to play in.

The Club's decision is final and shall take into consideration the number of players in the age groups involved and any impact on balance of team structure.

HOW DO I GET UNIFORM ITEMS?

HCJFC provides the players with football jumpers for the season and these must be returned to the club at the end of the season. These jumpers will be given out at our Annual Jumper Presentation the saturday before round 1.

Other clothing items purchased in the registration process can early in 2019. The club will send a notify everyone of collection points and times.

There will also be other opportunities to purchase clothing items if you have not done so in the registration process of which you will be notified.

Clothing items required for each player
• Brown Citz Shorts with YJFL Logo (Home games)
• White Citz Shorts YJFL Logo (Away games - boys only)
• Hawthorn Citz socks

Optional clothing items
• Hawthorn Citz Beanie
• Hawthorn Citz Cap
• Hawthorn Citz Hoodie

Returning players can exchange their training top for a larger size if they need to, provided the original top is in good condition.
Uniform will be available for sale on specific days, usually Friday afternoons early in the season.

HOW DO I TRANSFER FROM ANOTHER CLUB?

or transfers from other clubs, you will need to request a transfer from your previous club first. After the transfer has been approved, you will then be able to register through the normal process.