Team Allocation Policy


Canning Vale Junior Football Club is committed to achieving fairness and equality to all members and teams. All requests for a specific team allocation will be given due consideration in accordance to this allocation policy.




CVJFC – Canning Vale Junior Football Club                   JCC – Junior Competition Council


Restrictions within the Policy


When considering team allocations, CVJFC cannot guarantee that all such requests can be granted.

The East Fremantle District JCC, at their discretion, has the authority to direct the club to re-allocate players should they feel that it is in the best interest of maintaining the Spirit of the Game.


Returning Members


All members returning to CVJFC from the previous season will be given priority within teams over new members, provided that their registration is completed and payment of fees are received on or before the cut-off date.

CVJFC will endeavour to keep teams together from season to season providing that numbers are fairly distributed between teams within an age group.

If minimum numbers are not met with returning team members, the team will be disbanded and players will be redistributed into other teams or merged into one team at the discretion of the CVJFC coaching panel and CVJFC Executive.


New Players / Existing Players Changing Teams


Existing players that wish to change teams from the previous season are asked to submit their request, in writing, at the time of registration. All requests for changes will be considered, however the club can only affect the change if team numbers permit and valid reasons are given.

New members will be allocated to teams based on team numbers with a view to maintain an even balance between teams within an age group. New members may also submit a team allocation request, in writing, at the time of registration. These requests will be considered and should team numbers permit, the CVJFC Executive will endeavour to grant the request.

Where teams within an age group are determined to be at capacity with registrations from returning members, new members requesting placement will be advised as soon as possible. The East Fremantle JCC encourages clubs in this situation to notify them of surplus players in an attempt to find placement for these players and assist clubs that are in need of further registrations to meet ideal team numbers within a particular age group. CVJFC will assist players where possible to relocate a club within our cluster that can accommodate an additional player.


Auskick and Year 4 Competition Placements


The criteria in selecting team placements for Auskick (PP-Year 3) and the Year 4 Junior Competition takes the following points into consideration:    

  1. School peer groups
  2. Auskick team placements from the previous season
  3. Team balance and numbers
  4. Appointment of coaches

All requests will be considered when forming teams. Completed registrations and payment of fees submitted on or before the nominated cut - off date will be given priority over late registrations.


Playing Outside Correct Age Group


CVJFC in conjunction with the East Fremantle District JCC strongly encourages players to play within their rightful age group, based on date of birth. The WAFC does allow for players to play a maximum of 1 year above their age group and with this in mind, CVJFC will consider requests for players to play up. Please note that players wishing to play outside their correct age group will not be granted approval at the expense of a correctly aged player.

Any player wishing to play below their age group must apply, through CVJFC to the JCC. Applications will only be considered if the player meets the size/height/weight or disability play down criteria. Requests for information on playing up or down should be directed to the CVJFC Registrar for the relevant age group. Requests for play down must be made at the time of registration to enable paperwork to be completed and submitted to the JCC.