Welcome to the Youth section of Murdoch University Melville Football Club (MUMFC); Youth encompasses the under 14 to under 18 age groups, with teams competing in Football West's 'Smarter than Smoking Junior League'.

With over 1500 players and more than 90 teams spanning all ages, MUMFC represents the biggest football club in Perth with the ability to offer any aspiring footballer an appropriate team. The club is striving to offer an increasing high level of competitive football, while also retaining its community roots to be inclusive for players of all abilities. MUMFC also prides itself on being a player development club, where continuous improvement and enjoyment of the game through positive re-enforcement and encouragement are key goals.

Girls are encouraged and very welcome to play in the Youth teams, although MUMFC has one of the biggest and arguably some of the most successful uni-gender girls teams in Perth; for more information click here.

Team Selection and Grading information for Youth Teams in 2018

In 2018, the Youth teams will be selected and finalised in mid to late February, with a Team Selection & Grading day to be held for each age group. In general, teams of 2017 will largely be carried forward into 2018; however, changes will be made to accommodate personal preferences, new players and to fill gaps left by departing players. The ultimate aim is to have all players playing in teams that best suits them, their ability and each team's balance, while ensuring that each team is challenged, and able to challenge, in every game they play; all while retaining the enjoyment for the game.

There are a few things to be sorted before we finalise the Team Selection & Grading dates and venues, the most important of which is confirmation from Football West as to MUMFC's teams and division allocation (this is generally finalised early in the new year).

Once confirmed, the table below will be updated with all the information for the Team Selection & Grading days.

Age Group

Date

Time

Venue

Contact

18s

TBA

Mid Feb

TBA

TBA

16s

TBA

Mid Feb

TBA

TBA

15s

TBA

Mid Feb

TBA

TBA

14s

TBA

Mid Feb

TBA

TBA

Register Early for 2018

All players (as well as coaches and volunteers) need to register for 2018, regardless of whether they are existing, new or returning to the club. 

Whilst MUMFC has a large number of teams, there is a growing demand for places within those teams, and it is likely that MUMFC will reach its' player cap well before the season starts.

To ensure your spot on a MUMFC team, please Register early. Registrations open on 4 January 2018, click here for more info.

Please note, you will need to be registered (with registration finalised and paid) prior to the Team Selection & Grading days, so please register early.

General Info

Most of the junior football is played on Sunday mornings, with the younger teams kicking off from about 8:30 onwards and the older sides following later. The date of birth age group cut-off is on 1st January - for example 14's would be made up of players who turn 14 this calendar year. Playing up into a higher age group is sometimes accommodated for talented players looking for further opportunity and development. Players wishing to play up must consult the age co-ordinators of their actual age group as well as the age group they aspire to play with.

Age Designation – Youth Teams

Youth Team Age Group

Year of Birth

Under 14s

2004

Under 15s

2003

Under 16s

2002

Under 18s (includes 17s and 18s)

2001 & 2000

 

Each age group consist of typically 4 to 8 teams, spanning various Metro and Southern Metro divisions. Our most competitive team(s) in each age group make up the MUMFC Academy players typically playing in the National Premier League and/or the 1st and 2nd division Metro leagues. Selection for the academy is made during late October or November, although some places may be held open for potential late comers.

The remainder of the players are sorted into teams during February and this process is finalised by early March. In this we try to place players at the appropriate playing level in order that they may enjoy and develop their game - but for the more recreational / social Southern division league teams, we also try to accommodate preferences such as playing with mates, etc. The competitive season typically runs from April through to September, ending in finals for the top four clubs in each league played shortly after the normal season concludes.

We rely predominantly on volunteers within the club, and encourage training and coaching qualifications for all of our coaches, which are subsidised by MUMFC. Please contact us if you are eager to help.

For enquiries about the Youth registrations or how you can join the MUMFC team (as a player or volunteer), email the Youth coordinator (Doug Sangster) or the relevant age group coordinator for the relevant age group:

Youth Co-ordinator: Doug Sangster - 

U18s: 

U16s: 

U15s: 

U14s: