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MALVERN CITY FC Team Selection Policy


The Club’s policies relating to team selection and match playing time have been developed from the Club’s philosophy that junior football should be based on the principles of fun & enjoyment, fair play, good sportsmanship, and skill & fitness development.


All players will play in their own age group unless deemed otherwise by the Club Coach Technical Director.

  • If a player is deemed by the Club to be advanced for his age group and ready for a tougher challenge, he/she may be moved up to a higher age group with the parents consent.
  • Prior to any player being moved above their age for any significant period, the Club will consider both the benefits to the individual in question balanced with the impact on the player’s current team. The ultimate decision will rest with the Club Committee.
  • From time to time coaches from the higher age teams may ask for assistance from younger interested players if there are vacancies due to injury, illness etc.

Team selection will be deemed on merit other than in leagues (such as sub- junoirs) where equal game time is assured. In age categories where ladder fixtures are populated and made public player match time will reflect player abilities, dedication, training commitment and coache’s selection/ preference.

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