As we near the start of the 2020 season, we would like to highlight a few changes for the season to come. We believe that these procedures will make for a better outcome for players, coaches and parents.


For better team training outcomes our aim for 2020 is to implement the following training schedules. Once we know the amount of teams we will be able to better refine the training schedule.

Mini Roo Compulsory Training Nights

  • Under 6 to Under 8 – Wednesdays, 5pm to 6.30pm, Field 3
  • Under 9 to Under 11 – Monday, 5pm to 6.30pm, Field 3

As part of a productive training schedule we highly suggest that Under 8’s to Under 11’s train twice a week. After the Competition Age Coaches meeting, we will be able to set a second training night for those teams.

On the compulsory training nights, each team will be allocated a training location on Field 3.

Competition Aged Training Nights

  • Under 12 to Under 14 – Tuesday and Thursday, 5pm to 6.30pm, Field 3
  • Under 15 to Under 18 – Any day after 6.30pm, Field 3

Because of the limited space for the Mini Roo’s training and to allow every team to train under lights, we will have to restrict training on Monday & Wednesdays from 5pm to 6.30pm. During the Competition Aged Coaches meeting we will discuss preferred training nights and times. We aim to setup training areas for all teams.

Girls Training Nights ( Under 12 to Under 18)

As part of phase 2 of ‘The Mudgee Way’, girls teams will be training at the same time, under the supervision of our Female Football Technical Director, Matt Norris. Once we know the number of teams we will be able to set a training schedule.


As part of the implementation of our Junior Development Plan, ‘The Mudgee Way’, coach education plays an imperative part of our junior development.

Early in the season the club will be holding coaching courses. All coaches are expected to attend their age appropriate course. We are aiming to have ALL our coaches suitably qualified in 2020.

The courses will be –

  • Grassroots (Under 6 – Under 8) – Thur, 27th Feb, 2020, 6.30pm
  • Skill Training Course ( Under 8/9 to Under 12) Date TBA
  • Game Training Course ( Under 12 to Under 18) Date TBA

Coaches are welcome to attend any course, even it isn’t age appropriate.

We will also be running coaching workshops. Our Director of Coaching, Aldo, will be at training sessions and games during the season. He will identify particular skills that may need attention and run a workshop to address the issue. This is also a great opportunity for all coaches to share their experiences and techniques with each other.


In order to ensure coaches attend, we will hold 2 workshops during the same week. We will hold a workshop every 2 months of the season.


From next year, every team will be required to supply a ground official to every home and away game. Every team will be supplied with an officials vest to be worn at their teams games. We will post more information about the role of the ground official closer to the start of the season.