What will the format be?
U12 = 1-2 training sessions per week with one match on SATURDAY mornings.
U13-16 = 1- 2 training sessions per week and one match on SUNDAY Mornings or afternoon.
When will the season commence?
Exact dates have not been confirmed however we would expect a mid March start date
Where will training be?
Team training is held Tues/Wed or Thurs nights, training will take place at our home grounds at Emil Madsen Reserve. Once teams are finalised and coaches/team managers confirmed the training schedule for all teams will be advised by email.
Please note that shin Pads must be worn to all training and matches – this is compulsory.
What age group does my child play for?
U12 – Those who are no more than 11 years of age on the 1st January 2023
U13 – Those who are no more than 12 years of age on the 1st January 2023
U14 – Those who are no more than 13 years of age on the 1st January 2023
U15 – Those who are no more than 14 years of age on the 1st January 2023
U16 – Those who are no more than 15 years of age on the 1st January 2023
How to work out my correct age group?
'U" Or ‘Under‘ means the age you are under on 1st January, for example if you are aged 10 on the 1st
January then you will play in an U11s team that year. Please note that an Under 11 team will consist of players who are turning 11
years old in that calendar year. Younger players can play in an age group above if approved by parents, coach and Club Technical
I have a girl who wishes to play. Does she have to play in a girls only team?
MESC allows girls and boys to play together in a mixed team until under 14s. However the club would recommend that where possible girls are placed in girls only teams in ages U8s to U17s
Does MESC grade players?
Where there is the opportunity to field more than one team, players will be graded, so they play at their equivalent
skill level. MESC provide a flexible grading system which allows for grading of players from under 12’s and overall
grading of teams throughout all age groups to ensure teams are entered into the most suitable league for the home
and away season.
Why do we grade players?
The reason we grade players is because it allows us to tailor training to suit players abilities. Some players may have
advanced abilities and may need to have training that is a little more challenging but others may be just starting out
or may require a little more time to develop so training may not be as intense. For those players who wish to stay
together in the same team, this is possible however the grade at which the team is placed in for the competition will
be to suit the team overall and take into account the mixed skill level as appropriate. Grading players provides the
opportunity to all players to play in a team which is best suited to their skill level so as they can get the most out of
their playing experience and play in a team that is considered the ‘best fit’ for them as an individual.
Is there a discount for a second child?
Do I have to do anything?
MESC is a true community club. We want you to attend to support your child and the team, while offering your
services to assist when rostered by the Team Manager, whether that to be assisting the coach, bringing a half time
revitalising snack, in the canteen, or where your skills may help the club. We encourage all parents to help support
the club by volunteering for a committee role, or just even assist with one of the many tasks that need to be
completed throughout the year.
Is there any training outside of the team training?
MESC offers additional skills training sessions both in season and out of season throughout 2023 for both players and goalkeepers. Further details on these additional skills training programs will be advertised on our website, socials and communicated to all members via email.
All of these programs are aimed at:
- Improving player skills, whatever their position or ability
- Making players and quicker and more agile with and without the ball
- Ensuring players enjoy their football more, regardless of ability
What do I need to bring?
Each player must have their own football boots, shin guards and a drink bottle.
How do I register?
Registrations will open soon.