How to join our club
To play for the Marist Canberra Football Club (MCFC) boys must be a current student at Marist College Canberra. Full details can be found in the Marist College Canberra Sports Policy.
Whilst the College strongly encourages boys to play football for the school, it is recognised that a small number of boys (Years 7-12) may elect to join a National Premier League (NPL) or Capital Premier League (CPL) team rather than the MCFC. These students must complete and submit a NPL and CPL Exemption Policy and Form every February. It should be noted the ability to play for an NPL or CPL team does have a number of conditions as outlined on the form.
At Marist Football boys play in teams with their classmates and school year group:
- Year 4 – Under 10 (MiniRoos)
- Year 5 – Under 11 (MiniRoos)
- Year 6 – Under 12
- Year 7 – Under 13
- Year 8 – Under 14
- Year 9 – Under 15
- Year 10 – Under 16
- Years 11 and 12 – Under 18
ONLINE REGISTRATION SYSTEM
All players must be registered in Play Football. Please ensure that you register prior to attending the annual grading sessions. Players will not be placed into team until they are registered.
REGISTER HERE – Open 1 February 2023 and will close 17 February 2023
FEES AND PAYMENTS
Fees for the 2023 season are:
- Under 10 and Under 11 - $255
- Under 12 to Under 18 - $275
- Sibling discount - $50 fee reduction for each second and subsequent sibling playing for Marist Football
Payment is made via credit card when you register in Play Football.
Except in extenuating circumstances (e.g. serious injury) registration fees are not refundable if a player cancels their registration. A clash of times with another sport is not considered an extenuating circumstance.
GRADING SESSIONS AND TEAM SELECTION
To assess each player’s skills and place them into teams of boys with similar ability and potential, grading sessions are held annually, over two weekends in late February. Full details of the 2023 grading sessions can be found here.
Whist Marist Football encourages all boys to attending grading, a player may elect to not grade and instead will be placed in the lowest division team within their age group.
Once grading has been completed, team lists will be published via email and on this website. A player will not be placed into a team until they are registered in Play Football.
For more information regarding grading and the team selection process, including selection for Division 1 and the First XI please refer to our Grading Policy.
VOLUNTEER COACHES AND MANAGERS
Each team requires at least two parents (or family members) to volunteer to be the coach and manager. You do not need to be a football expert to do this as support and training is provided. See our Volunteers section for further details.
Unfortunately, we are unable to enter a team in the competition until a coach and manager has been confirmed.
Attendance at training is compulsory. Training is held once per week for lower division teams, and twice per week for higher division teams. Training may be straight after school at the College or Melrose Synthetic, or later under lights at Phillip Oval (usually older players).
For more information on team training refer to our Training page.
All matches are played on Saturday at times set by Capital Football. Refer to the Match times page for times by age group.
Saturday matches will commence in April and go for 18 rounds.
For information on uniform requirements, please see our Uniforms page.
For regular updates about Marist Football, follow our Facebook page.
Last updated 18 February 2023.