Season 2022 grading

At the beginning of each season, the Marist Canberra Football Club (MCFC) undertakes a grading process to assess the skills of each boy, and form teams who have a similar level of ability and potential. This gives our players the best opportunity to fully participate, develop and enjoy football.

All players must be registered in PlayFootball in order to attend grading. Further information on our registration process can be found on our How to join our club page.

Grading for 2022 will be held on the MARIST COLLEGE OVALS as follows:

Players should attend all sessions within their age groups.


Marist year


19 Feb 2022


26 Feb 2022


20 Feb 2022


27 Feb 2022


24 Feb 2022


3 Mar 2022

Under 10

Year 4

4.15pm to 5.45pm


Under 11

Year 5


4.15pm to 5.45pm


Under 12

Year 6

4.15pm to 5.45pm


Under 13

Year 7


4.15pm to 5.45pm


Under 14

Year 8

6.00pm to 7.30pm


Under 15

Year 9


6.00pm to 7.30pm


Under 16

Year 10

6.00pm to 7.30pm


Under 18

Years 11 & 12


6.00pm to 7.30pm

3.30pm to 5pm


Years 7 to 12


6.00pm to 7.30pm


 When attending your grading sessions please ensure that you:

  • Arrive 15 minutes early in order to check in.
  • Bring along football boots and socks, shin pads and a water bottle. There is no requirement to wear your Marist PE or football uniform.

Frequently asked questions

Is grading compulsory?

Whilst we encourage all players to attend the grading sessions, it is not compulsory. Players who chose not to participate will be placed in the lowest division team within their age group.

What if I can’t attend a grading session at the allocated time?

Please email the MCFC in advance at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Where possible we will arrange for you to attend a replacement grading session e.g. nearest age group.

Do I need to attend all grading sessions for my age group?

The MCFC encourages boys to attend all grading sessions for their age group (i.e. attend on both weekends). This gives the player the best opportunity to display their skills and ability.

To be considered for a:

  • Division 1 team – a player must attend a minimum of two grading sessions.
  • Division 2 team – a player is strongly encouraged to attend a minimum of two sessions.

The only exception is if a player is injured or sick. Additional requirements also exist for inclusion in the Under 18 First XI team.

Can I make a special request for a particular team placement?

Unfortunately, a request for a player to be placed in a team with a particular friend/s or coach cannot be accommodated. However, if there are any significant pastoral care issues around a team placement, a request to the Master in Charge of Football will be considered on a case by case basis.

My son is playing in the NPL or CPL competition, does he need to attend MCFC grading?

No, there is no need for your son to attend our grading. If your son does happen to join the MCFC after our grading process has finished, we will determine his team placement on a case by case basis. He is not guaranteed a placement in a division 1 or 2 team.

How can I find out more information about the grading process?

Please refer to the MCFC Grading Policy and Process.


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Last updated 7 January 2022.

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