Spots are still available across most age groups.  The age groups that are completely full are listed below:

The following age groups are now full and closed:

  • U12 BOYS (2010)
  • U12 GIRLS (2010)
  • U13 GIRLS (2009)
  • U14 GIRLS (2008)

If you are in any of these age group and want to play at Sharks, we recommend emailing [email protected].  If we get enough numbers in your actual age group we will open up a second side or you may be able to play up an age group.

NOTE:  Any registrations into any of the age groups listed above after the 10th February will be seen as late and part of the waitlist.



If you ar transferring from another club (anywhere in Australia), by clicking on the age group below and beginning the registration process you will initiate the transfer process.

 If you have any questions about registrations and fees, please see both information below and the FAQs (also below).  If you still have a question, then please email [email protected]





     Returning Players:  $315.45

     All New Players: $355.45

Sibling Discount of 6% applies automatically to all siblings.

CJFC Development Fund

When registering your child, you will also notice an option for a $20 per player contribution to the CJFC Development Fund, which enables us to subsidise and deliver activities and programs for our players, that are not part of our seasonal football operations and have been impacted by continuing revenue shortfalls due to COVID impacts in 2020 and 2021. This includes our Yearbook and Holiday Programs which were still delivered in 2021 and hope to do again in 2022.  Please don’t feel obliged to contribute for more than one child or at all as this is an optional contribution.  We appreciate your support either way.



Player Registration Age Requirements

It is important that all players are registered in their correct age groups. Age groups are determined by the age that the child is turning by the end of that season year  For example if the player is turning 12 in 2022 they will be in U12s for Season 2022.



2014 and before 30 April 2015 – Under 8

2013 – Under 9

2012 – Under 10

2011 – Under 11

2010 – Under 12

2009 – Under 13

2008 – Under 14

2007 – Under 15

2006 – Under 16

2005 & 2004 – Colts Boys

2005 & 2004 – Youth Girls




We understand that the last couple of years have affected our members differently, some more than others.  Camberwell Sharks has always and will continue to, put our Sharks community first.  If you require support, please email [email protected].


How much are Registration Fees?

Registration Fees are outlined above.  If you have any questions regarding the 2022 fees, please email [email protected]

Is there a Registration Day where we can come down to the club and register there?

Not any more. All registrations are now done online.

Covid-19 permitting –  Merchandise Day at the club will be held in February 2022 or you can purchase online at our Shark Shop



What age group will my child play in for the 2022 Season?


Year of Birth Age Group for 2021 YJFL Boys Competition
2014 & before 30/04/2015 U8s
2013 U9s
2012 U10s
2011 U11s
2010 U12s
2009 U13s
2008 U14s
2007 U15s
2006 U16s
2005 & 2004 Colts Boys


Year of Birth Age Group for 2022 YJFL Girls Competition
2013, 2014 & before 30/04/2015 U9s
2012 U10s
2011 U11s
2010 U12s
2009 U13s
2008 U14s
2007 U15s
2006 U16s
2005-2004 Youth Girls

Why is it important that I register within the “returning players priority window"?

A Priority Registration Period will be opened to all returning players and their siblings. Returning Players who register in this period will be given priority in team placement for the coming season ahead of players new to the club.

Returning players can still register after the priority period until all registrations close but will not receive priority due to team numbers.

My child is of age group U10s by birth, but their best friends are a bit younger and are playing U9s, can he/she play down an age level in U9s?

No. Players are not permitted to play down an age level in any grade. Occasionally an exemption may be granted upon application to the YJFL on medical grounds, supported by doctor’s advice and a medical certificate.

My son will be U12 in Season 2022 and I would like some guidance on which team development option to select?

If you are looking for guidance on this question you should discuss with your Season 2021 coach or contact the Club Football Director at [email protected].

As a guide, players wanting to be considered for the team in the highest grade, should see football as their priority sport in winter, be available for all training and matches in the season, appreciate that the focus of training is about match situation development, not be concerned whether their team mates are from their current friendship cohort and also be prepared to play a varied number of positions throughout the season.

My son is in the U13 age group and I would like to understand more about the grading process in this age group.

We have had a successful grading policy that has been in operation for many years. This policy can be found at  https://camberwellsharks.com.au/policies/

My child would like to play up an age group. Is that possible?

For girls, the YJFL allows players to play up to two (2) age groups above their nominal age group where it is deemed appropriate by the relevant stakeholders of the club.  If you are interested in this option, you should address your request to [email protected].

For boys, please refer to the Sharks 2022 Team Composition Policy where we only allow players to play up an age group if they are able to play in the highest graded team in the upper age group. Please read the policy for a full understanding.

How do I make sure my child is in a team with all his / her friends from school?

Please refer to the Sharks 2022 Team Composition Policy on our website, where we request that at registration you nominate three friends that your child would like to be in a team with.  The club will guarantee they are grouped with at least one of those friends. If no names are listed we will randomly allocate that player into a team. This is for all returning and new players.

If for family and logistical reasons there are specific families that should be grouped together (limited to 3 families), please contact [email protected] for us to consider your request.

Are there any modified rules for the younger age groups or girls football?

Yes. There will be reduced numbers of players on the field for U8s (12 player on field) and U9s (15 players). Oval sizes will be smaller. There is no scoring, ladder or finals for these age groups.

Girls football differs slightly to the boys also.  For more information on Female Football and rules associated, please follow this link to the YJFL page.


Is tackling involved?

There is no tackling in U8s.

For U9s and U10s the following ‘Modified Tackle’ rule applies:

Modified Tackle – A player in possession of the ball may be tackled by an opponent wrapping both arms around the area below the top of the shoulders and on/above the knees. The tackle may be from either side or from behind, providing the tackle from behind does not thrust forward player with the ball (i.e. push the player in the back). Bumping is not allowed.

For U11s and up full tackling is permitted.


Girls football differs slightly to the boys.  For more information on Female Football and rules associated, please follow this link to the YJFL page.

When does the 2022 Season start?

Sunday April 3rd, 2022.  Games will be played every Sunday from then excluding the dates below and will conclude with Grand Finals on 4th September.

Games not played on:

  • 17th April
  • 12th June
  • 3rd July
  • 10th July

When will pre-season training start?

This varies from team to team and depends on many factors especially Covid-19 restrictions. Your Team Manager will be in touch soon after teams are announced to advise on training arrangements.

What day will training be?

Most teams train once a week between Tuesday and Thursday at Lynden Park. Football Operations will allocate grounds and times according to the team’s coach’s request and availability. Exact details for your team will probably not be bedded down until some point in March.

These will be announced via your Team Manager and will be found on our website once locked in.

What day/time will matches be in the regular season?

The YJFL competition is played on Sundays with matches commencing between 8.45am and 3.00pm. The younger grades play earlier in the day, older grades later. U8s might expect the majority of their games to commence at 8.45am, but may get the odd game starting at 10.00am or even as late as 11.00am on occasions.

How will I get uniform items?

Merchandise Day will be held in February, 2022 at Lynden Park (Covid-19 restrictions permitting).

To skip queues at Merchandise Day you can pre-order and pay online at our Shark Shop once the Season 2022 apparel is live on our site.

Mouthguards will also be available on the day, with more information closer to the date.

Merchandise day will be advertised on our website and social media closer to the time.

Playing jumpers and headgear are provided by the club.

All new registrations receive a sports bag and socks.

My child has decided football is just not for them, do you have a Refund Policy?

Yes we do have a refund policy.

Due to the logistics around team structure including player numbers and coaching numbers, our refund policy is set that if you withdraw your child prior to 1st March 2022, we will refund you the Club Levy less a $20 administration fee per child. Unfortunately, there will be no refunds for withdrawals after this date.

As you will be aware there is a Yarra Junior Football Club League Fee that is part of your child’s registration fee. This payment is separate to Camberwell Sharks and as a result the refund must be raised directly with the YJFL – [email protected]


How do I transfer from another club?

If you would like to join the Camberwell Sharks Junior Football Club from another club, please contact [email protected] as soon as possible.

It’s that easy !!!

I am too old for Youth Girls / Colts. Where can I play now?

Camberwell Sharks Junior Football Club has created strong pathways for former players through to Old Scotch Football Club.  Follow this link to Old Scotch for further information http://www.oldscotchfc.com.au/