U8 Gala Day

Our U8 Gala Day is coming up fast, where we gather the ungraded mixed and girls teams for a day of football before the Winter season begins. All ungraded teams are required to attend to allow us to assess them and submit them for grading into the most suitable competition.

 Where: Leichhardt No. 3 
Date: 2nd March 2024 
Day: Saturday 
Time: 11:30am – 5:30pm (arrival time varies) 

Age Coordinators will contact team managers closer to the day to confirm arrival times and fixtures. 


Future Coaches Program – Positions Available for 2024 Winter Season 

We are opening our second intake of keen young women (14-19 years old) to join the Future Coaches Program for the 2024 winter season. 

The objective of the program is for our club to provide a mentoring program for young women aged 14-19 interested in coaching. Coaches will be accredited through coaching courses, involved in coaching holiday camps, mentoring sessions, coaching in our development programs, and paired up to coach girls’ MiniRoos teams during the winter season. 

We want to develop the next generation of coaches at our club, with the right skill set to succeed in their roles and continue to develop our players. Developing more coaches through this program year after year, will help build capacity throughout the club and improve the overall quality of the football experience for BDFC players. 

Registrations to join this program for 2024 close on Monday 18th March. For more information or to register, go to: https://www.balmainfootball.com.au/future-coaches/ 


Team Kit Collection 

It’s that time of year again to pick up your team kit bags for the winter season. We have provided 2 dates for kit bag pickup so please ensure that your team sends a nominated person to collect it. 

Where: Waterfront Drive Sporting Ground 
Dates: 16th & 17th March 
Day: Saturday and Sunday 
Time: 10am – 3pm each day 

Development Program teams will have their kit bags provided to them on the first training nights of the season (12th and 13th March) at WFD. A Parent, Coach, or Manager can pick up the kit bag from our staff at the pavilion or nominate someone from the team to pick-up in time for the pre-season matches that weekend. 


Player Pathways Program 

Did you narrowly miss out on a spot in our Development Program? Still want to enhance your football skills? The Players Pathways Program is designed for players like you. 

 If you’re passionate about improving your skills and dedicated to an extra training session each week, our Pathways Program provides an excellent alternative. Join a group of like-minded players committed to their soccer journey. 


Where: Waterfront Drive Sporting Ground 
Start Date: 12th March 2024 
Day: Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 
Length: 19 Weeks 
Cost: $300 


U6-U7 MixedTUE 4:30pm – 5:30pm 
U8-U10 MixedTUE 5:40pm – 6:40pm 
U11-U13 MixedTUE 6:50pm – 8:00pm 
U8-U10 GirlsFRI 5:40pm – 6:40pm 
U11-U13 GirlsFRI 6:50pm – 8:00pm 
U14-U16 GirlsTHU 6:50pm – 8:00pm 

For more information or to register, go to: https://www.balmainfootball.com.au/player-pathways-program/  


Induction Days 

We are introducing a new initiative to help prepare our members for the upcoming winter season. See below the workshops we are running on each day which is specific for the age groups. 

Where: Waterfront Drive Sporting Ground (all sessions)

Session 1 (Coaches/Managers/Parents)
Date: Saturday 23rd March 2024
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm (2 x 45 min sessions) 
Who: U8-U12 Mixed & Girls Teams.  

For all coaches, managers and parents.  This day is not for players. 


  1. First Aid, Defib, and Handling Emergencies Training
  2. Game Day Management Workshop (Coaches & Managers)
  3. Parent Game Leader Course
  4. Supportive Parent Workshop 


Session 2 (Coaches/Managers/Players)
Date: Sunday 24th March 2024
Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm (2 x 45 min sessions) 

  • U13-O50 Boys/Men’s Teams
  • U13-O35 Girls/Women’s Teams 

Coaches, Managers, and U13-U15 Players All Welcome. This day is not aimed at parents. 


  1. First Aid, Defib, and Handling Emergencies Training
  2. Game Day Management Workshop (Coaches & Managers)
  3. Coaching Masterclass (Coaches)
  4. Game Leader Course (For U13-U15 Players)


To attend the induction days, please register using the links below:

Saturday 23 March – https://form.jotform.com/233527148165862
Sunday 24 March – https://form.jotform.com/233530323223846