How to join our club

Player eligibility

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 Premier and Capital League Football Exemption Application 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.

Age groups

At the MCFC 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.

Registrations for the 2022 season will open on 1 February 2022.

REGISTER HERE – from 1 February 2022

Fees and payments

Fees for the 2022 season are:

  • Under 10 and Under 11 - $240
  • Under 12 to Under 18 - $260
  • Sibling (second and subsequent boy/s playing for the MCFC) - $180

Payment is made via credit card when you register in Play Football.

Families with financial difficulty should contact the MCFC President via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All enquiries will be treated as confidential.

Except in extenuating circumstances, any refund of registration fees (for a player who cancels their registration) will not be available after team training has commenced.

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 2022 grading sessions can be found here.

Whist the MCFC 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 and Process.

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.


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 Pearce Oval, or later under lights at Phillip Oval (usually older players).

Training times for each team will be communicated once teams have been announced and coaches identified. The training time is set by the volunteer coach.

Official training commences Term 2, Week 1 however a coach may elect to hold pre-season training at the end of Term 1.

Saturday matches

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 the MCFC, follow our Facebook page.


For all other enquiries please contact us via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last updated 7 January 2022.

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