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The EAJFC aims to provide an opportunity for young people to be part of a community environment by participating in Australian Rules Football and enhance their health and well-being through organised sport.

EAJFC will at all times, endeavour to deliver a positive, supportive and educational environment whilst providing for the health, welfare and well-being of its players, supporters and spectators.

The encouragement of participation by players, members, volunteers and family is the aim of the clubs purpose statement. In an effort to maintain a fair environment of participation the club will focus on the development of these key areas to foster a positive junior football club environment.


This aim will be achieved by promoting and developing the following guiding principles:

  • To provide a safe, healthy and educational environment.

  • An environment to nurture the physical and mental development of our members

  • To create an environment that encourages player and team development.

  • To teach the values of perseverance, integrity, honesty and friendship.

  • To provide a sense of social and community values

  • To have respect for officials, opposition players and supporters

  • To provide equal opportunities for everyone.


The aim will be achieved by providing as far as reasonable:

  • The best possible teaching, training and coaching

  • Equal opportunity and playing time for all players

  • Self-development programs for players, coaches and parents

  • Capable and proficient coaches and assistants

  • Adequate facilities, amenities and equipment

  • Social functions that encouraging family participation

  • Regular communication and consultation with players and parents

  • Active leadership and management of the Club


To introduce and expose players to the basic disciplines, principles and requirements in relation to a wide range of issues that they might well be expected to undertake should they want to become the best footballer they can be.

  • To provide the best possible teaching, training and coaching through the football season.

  • By demanding a respectful, tolerant, engaging and enjoyable atmosphere where-by every player has an opportunity to develop and feel comfortable.


 All players, coaches, officials, parents, supporters and Committee members have a responsibility at all times when representing the EAJFC to conduct themselves in an manner consistent with these principles and Codes of Conduct.



EAJFC Philosophy


“It’s all about the Kids” sums up the Edithvale Aspendale Junior Football Club Philosophy.


Every effort must be made to ensure that all players have equal opportunity to develop and enjoy their football. We recognize that the maintenance of equity has a profound effect on players self esteem, skill development, fitness and understanding of the game.


Players, coaches, officials, parents, supporters and Committee members must ensure that they avoid prioritising winning over maximizing participation, enjoyment and improvement for all players regardless of ability. All coaches are to ensure that every player is recognised as being an equal member of the team with a valuable contribution to make and that each team member has equal playing time and is rotated through different positions on the ground for the best development of each individual. . We also recognise that goals are best achieved by working as a team and by fostering team harmony at all times.


Skill development of all players is a major focus of our club. Each year we will appoint a Junior Development Officer who will co-ordinated via the Match Committee. This role, along with the Match Committee, will provide additional resources to assist coaches to achieve a greater level of player development. Parental involvement at training is also actively encouraged. We seek to create an environment where we encourage players to perform to the best of their ability and take pride in their performance -regardless of the scoreboard. The aim of each team should be to ‘be the best team they can be’ not just to ‘be the best team’.


As a general principal, we aim to play each side in the highest division in which they will be competitive rather than trying to artificially grade them lower just to aim to win a premiership as we believe this is far better for their football development.

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