Information for players and parents
Location: Rosedale Park, field 5 & 6 (down the bottom), Jack Hinton Drive, Albany
(Please note they will NOT be at Albany Senior High School which was previously advertised as our back up location)
Dates: Wednesdays, February 5 and 12. Players to attend both sessions
Times: Grades 9 to 12: 4.30-6:00pm. Players to arrive at 4.15 pm for warmup
Grades 15 and 17: 6.30-8.00pm. Players to arrive at 6.15 pm for warmup
Bring: Wear any football kit, with boots and shin pads. Bring a water bottle.
Information tent on site - please sign in on arrival to receive your player number
Goal of the trials and the development teams:
Trials are for players wishing to be considered for our Development teams. These are our top teams in each grade who will compete in the A/B divisions in grades 9-12 and in the Conference and Metro divisions for grades 13-17.
Successful players will demonstrate a level of skill and commitment to the game which will sustain them throughout the season in these higher divisions. The club will equip those players with the opportunity to develop and succeed through high-quality direction from qualified coaches.
Development team players will be encouraged to take part in the club’s skills centre.
The trials will be in the form of skills exercises and small-sided or full-team games. Players will be assessed by club coaches and representatives.
Please be aware there are limited spaces per team, as we only have one Development Team per grade.
Development teams will be selected, and announced on this page of our website by Friday February 21. Players who are not selected will be allocated to other teams by mid-March.
Players - what we’re looking for:
Technical ability: Does the player show good passing, dribbling, running with the ball, shooting, tackling, shooting techniques at various stages of the practice/game.
Decision making: Does the player make good decisions in relation to the technical and skill components at various stages of the practice/game?
Attitude: Does the player lead by their actions, turning up on time, working hard throughout the session, encouraging others, competing for the ball, and continuing to want the ball at the various stages of practice/game?
Coachability: Does the player listen to instruction and direction in a positive way and show a willingness to learn and improve?
Please stand back and stay off the trial area.
Please don’t coach your children during the trial. We want to see what your kids know not what you know.
Relax and enjoy the football. Feel free to ask our committee/grade representatives at the administration tent any questions.
AUFC 2020 Development Teams Announcement
AUFC would very much like to thank all the players and parents who attended our 2020 trials. The talent, passion and commitment which was shown was very impressive. We are pleased to announce the teams below. Unfortunately we could not choose everyone so players who are not selected will be allocated to other teams by mid-March.
Please remember Registration Fees need paying by the end of the month so teams can begin training.
Coach: Jim Dunn
1. Blake Dunn*
2. Jackson Dando*
3. Josh Steele
4. Kees Thorburn
5. Levi Knill
6. Monty Cruikshank
7. Raghav Lal
8. Toryn Poole
Coach: Garry Trewin
1. Cameron Searle
2. Harry McLeod
3. Joel Edmonds
4. Kyle Hosking
5. Leo Ruffell
6. Lucas MacFarlane
7. Reuben Bennett
8. Senal Ranasinghe
Coach: Paul Smith
1. Alexander Smith
2. Aneesh Gouru
3. Collin Jung
4. Craig Parker
5. James Park
6. Roman Philips
7. Ruben McMenamin
8. Samuele Steele
9. Sasha Odintsov
10. Shaun Bartley
11. Taku Wong
12. Xander Savage
Coach: Russell Maher
1. Bodhi Ivatt-Oakley*
2. Dane Waretini
3. Daniel Ward
4. Ethan Francis
5. Jayden Matthews
6. Louis Allan
7. Riley Swindells*
8. Shayan Ardekan
9. Stephan du Toit
Coach: Sam Crowther
1. Adam Robins
2. Caleb Moyle
3. Dan Owen-Stone
4. Dillan Finnegan
5. Elijah Horwood
6. Isaac Hallam
7. Jacob Rutherford
8. Juliano Tavares
9. Liam Senior
10. Luke O'Malley
11. Michael Deng*
12. Nate Fullerton*
13. Noah Crowther
14. Thomas Smith
There will be an update before the 29th of February.
* pending Dispensation approval from NFF