Training Schedule


FC Birrarung is very excited to have our players back on the pitch in 2022!

The formal starting date for training for U12- Seniors has changed to the week of 7 February. Some coaches may choose to start on the 1 February.

Miniroos (U8-U11) will start late February/early March depending on the coach.

The training timetable will be uploaded soon so please keep checking in!

Important Note: To preserve the pitches, no boots can be worn at Princes Park until the competition season starts in Term 2.

Training is conditional.  All players, coaches and volunteers must be registered with Football Victoria before they can attend training and practice matches, and all players, coaches and spectators must sign in as they enter Princes Park.

Please download the Service Victoria app from the Victorian Government website.

To keep our players on the pitch it’s important that all coaches, volunteers, players, parents and carers read, understand and abide by our COVIDsafe plan and Football Victoria’s Return to Play Conditions for All Ages.

Please use this link to access the Victorian Government’s most up to date information on COVID exposure sites.

If this affects you, please notify your coach that you will not be attending training or matches for the isolation period.

ALL players, coaches, parents, guardians, carers, spectators and volunteers must:

  • Sign in to the playing venue using the QR Code (FCB coaches also have a paper sign in form)
  • Go straight to your training area and leave immediately after training has finished
  • Ensure physical distancing rules of 1.5 metres (unless playing football)
  • Practice good hygiene and bring hand sanitiser with you
  • Wash your hands after coughing, sneezing or touching your face
  • Bring your own water bottle clearly labelled with your name, do not share
  • Do not spit
  • Carry a face mask at all times (for use when not playing or training)
  • Not attend if they are unwell in any way
  • Anyone developing symptoms or becomes unwell in any way during training or a match must go home immediately using safe private transport to minimise the risk of transmission. If someone cannot leave immediately, they must isolate until they can go home safely. If you need help, please see your coach
  • Comply with the current Government health advice, conditions and restrictions



Training for all teams takes place on soccer pitches 1 – 6 and the Overflow. Please see the location map for details.

A-Frame signs with our QR Code will be placed in front of the Southern Pavilion so please don’t forget to sign in!


Players must wear their FCB black and white away kit for training.




It is always great see so many of our players riding to training and to games – it’s part of the FCB culture – but we need to look after our players and our pitches, so:

  • Please do not ride bikes on the pitches
  • Bikes must be locked up around the perimeter of the park;
  • Please make sure you have lights and high vis/reflective gear to go to and from training.


Miniroos and Junior matches in the Football Victoria fixture are played in all weather conditions unless the referee deems it unsafe to do so.

Please refer to page 28 of Football Victoria’s 2019 Rules of Competition for details.

Wet Weather Training Policy

Training during wet weather is essential for athletes that will be expected to compete in wet weather.

Unless your coach has specifically informed you otherwise, training will be on. Times when we would not advise coming to training are during severe electrical storms (lightning).

Sometimes training is cancelled because the ground is closed by the council.

The club will inform you via email & Facebook at around 4.00pm.

Wear synthetic training attire and bring a dry top to wear after training.

Hot Weather Training Policy

During pre-season, training will be cancelled if, at 4.00pm, the Melbourne temperature is 36 degrees or higher.

The club will inform you via email & Facebook at around 4.00pm.


Sunscreen is available free of charge to all members and visitors to the club.

On match days, sunscreen is available from the canteen, at all other times it can be found on top of the fridge in the club rooms.