Training

All FC Birrarung training SUSPENDED until further notice.


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Players of all ages are welcome to come along to try a training session with their age group. There are always lots of people at training who will help you find where you need to go. Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled starting time so our coaches are free to answer all of your questions.

As we head towards the start of the winter season, teams will be filling up, coaches will be able to let you know if there is space on the team.


Pre-season Training Locations:

Fridays: SOC 6 (in front of the club rooms)
All other days: SOC 7
Please see the map for pitch locations.

Players must wear their uniforms, shin pads and runners!

IMPORTANT NOTE: to preserve the condition of the pitches, no boots may be worn during the pre-season.

Our coaches are volunteer parents and older players who give a lot of time to training and matches. They also undertake coach training to give our players the best football experience we can provide.

If you can’t make it to training, please let your coach or team manager know!


Bikes!

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:

  • No bikes are to be ridden on the pitches. Please walk them to the training area;
  • Bikes must be locked up at least 10 metres from the training area;
  • Please make sure you have lights and high vis/reflective gear to go to and from training from April until September.

Weather Policy

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.


Please Be Sun Smart!

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.