2021 Expressions of Interest

East Bentleigh Soccer Club

We hope you are all well and safe.

It’s wonderful to see restrictions lifting in Melbourne and the gradual commencement of community sport as we begin our recovery from lockdown.

Below is a brief member update and key dates to note in your calendar for season 2021.


We are going to do some things a bit differently next season. Please read on.

Grading Assessments/Trials

At this time of the year we would normally be conducting grading sessions and trials.

U7 to U11 Boys – to the best of our ability, these age groups are graded to ensure players are placed in teams with other players of a similar skill level and into competitions with teams of similar capability.

U12 to U18 Boys and Senior Men participate in trials due to the limited number of teams fielded and player placements on offer.

As a club we always try to run as many teams as are required to accommodate as many players as possible.

Season 2020 grading assessments for all boys’ age groups will be carried over to 2021.

Only new players (U8 to U18 boys) will be required to attend grading assessments or trials.

Returning players who believe their 2020 grading assessment is not an accurate reflection of their skill level can attend grading/trials in 2021 should they wish to do so.

U8 to U18 Girls – will follow the same process as in prior years; i.e. they will commence pre-season training in age groups (sub-juniors U8–U11 & juniors U12-U18) before breaking off into individual teams. Our Girls Coordinators will manage the pre-season process.

Senior women will commence pre-season training in February before selecting their team in March.

 

Team Allocations

2021 teams will be refreshed to accommodate new players, however where possible we will endeavour to retain 2020 team structures and coaching appointments.

 

Key Dates

Grading Assessments – U8 to U11 Boys: 8 February 2021 to 11 February 2021

Trials - U12 to U18 Boys: 15 February 2021 to 18 February 2021

Team Allocations - U7 to U18 Boys: 26 February 2021

Pre-season Training - U7 to U18 Boys: 1 March 2021

Pre-season Training – U8 to U18 Girls: 1 March 2021

Team Allocations – U8 to U18 Girls: 12 March 2021

Trials & Pre-season Training – Senior Men: 19 January 2021 (pending ground availability)

Trials & Pre-season Training – Senior Women: 2 February 2021

 

Uniforms

We will run fitting sessions in March 2021 for new and returning players.

Returning players will have the option to be fitted again for a uniform or to carry over their season 2020 sizing to 2021.

   

Registration Fees

2021 player registration fees will be announced as soon as Football Victoria have confirmed their fee structure for the upcoming season.

We sincerely thank those members who rolled over this season’s fees to 2021 and we confirm that the full value of your 2020 payment will be offset against your registration fee for next season.

Registration fees must be paid in full before players are offered a placement and allocated to a team for season 2021.

Registration fees will be due and payable in full as per the following dates:

Age Group

Kick-off Boys & Girls 17 February 2021

U7 to U11 Boys & Girls 17 February 2021

U12 to U18 Boys & Girls 24 February 2021

Senior Women 24 February 2021

Senior Men 24 February 2021

A full refund of registration fees will be available until 31 March 2021. Beyond this date partial refunds will apply in accordance with the Club’s refund policy.

 

Payment Plans

Please note that the Club will not be in a position to offer long term payment plans moving forward. From next season the Club will adopt a standard payment plan structure consisting of 3 x fixed instalment payments as follows:

Instalment 1 - 40% 24 February 2021

Instalment 2 - 30% 10 March 2021

Instalment 3 - 30% 31 March 2021

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