Training & Development

All players U12 and younger participate in the KANO skills training program once per week.

Training for U13 to U17 teams are run by club coaches, usually twice per week.

The 2023 training schedule is:

U7 Mixed (Girls and Boys): Wednesday 4.15 – 5.00pm

U8 Girls, U9 Girls, U10 Girls: Thursday 4.15 – 5.15pm

U11 Girls, U12 Girls: Thursday 5.15 – 6.15pm

U13 Girls: Wednesday 6 – 7.30pm

U15 Girls: Monday and Thursday 5 – 6pm (Starting March 2nd)

U16 Girls: Tuesday and Thursday 5.30 – 7pm

U8 Boys: Wednesday 4.15 – 5.00pm

U9 Boys: U10 Boys: Wednesday 5.00 – 6.00pm

U11 Boys: U12 Boys: Wednesday 6.00 – 7.00pm

U13 Boys: Tuesday and Thursday 6 – 7pm

U14 Boys: Tuesday 6-7pm

U16 & U18 Boys: Monday 6.30 to 8pm

U16 & U18 Boys: Friday 5.30 to 7pm

Training is held at the club grounds, JJ Holland Park, either on the main oval or on the synthetic soccer field. Some older teams may also choose to use Newmarket Reserve.

Note: Council regulations do not permit players participating in pre-season training (prior to 1st April) to wear studded boots on the main oval.

Kano Football

Kano Football (Formerly T-3 Australia) is an organisation that helps community clubs assist children to develop their football games with the support of their parents and club coaches. Please visit their website for more information

Club Coaches

All club coaches are volunteers and are required to have a valid “Working with Children Check”. The club provides coaches with development and support to ensure they have the basic skills required to effectively coach our players.

If you are interested in coaching a team, please reach out by completing the general Inquiry Form.

Game Structure

Different grades play different game structures, with the size of the field, the number of players, and ball size progressively changing as children develop through the grades (refer to table below).

Note: U7s do not participate in home and away matches against other clubs. They play intraclub matches at JJ Holland Park on Saturday mornings.

The club encourages and pays junior players to referee Miniroos matches. U12 and above has FV appointed refs but parent volunteers may be needed from time to time.