Donvale Crusaders

Donvale Crusaders Junior Footy Club is part of the Saturday Footy League, open to junior players between the ages of 7 – 12 years. All games are played on Saturday Mornings.

Game Times:

Under 10s: 8:45 am
Under 12s: 10:00 am
Players to arrive a half hour before the start of the game for warm-ups.

Training Times and Location

Training sessions are held on Wednesday between 4:30 and 6.00pm at Heatherdale Reserve (Purches St. Mitcham).

SFL Season 2020 Information

Jumper Presentation for Players – after training on Wednesday 24th April.
Round 1 for the 2020 SFL Season for begins on May 4th.
Round 2 – Mother’s Day Round – All mum’s welcome

Coaches and Assistant Coaches

U12s coach – Trevor Carter will coach our Under 12s with Dave Briddock as the assistant coach.
U10s coach – Joel Chapman and Richard Loo will both co-coach our Under 10s with Dave Asbury taking on training days.

Game Day Requirements

Donvale Crusaders will provide the team Guernsey on Jumper Presentation Day. This is kept with families until the conclusion of the season. Families need to organise the following for their playing child: appropriately fitted mouthguard, footy boots when the season commences, black footy shorts and black long socks. Footy shorts and socks may be purchased from Rebel Sports.

Head Gear

  • As a reminder, mouthguards are compulsory as are helmets for the under 10s.  We are encouraging people to buy their own helmets however, there will have a bag of club helmets at the game.  If you do need to loan a helmet please get in touch with Football Operations Manager, Ed Teele, mob: 0407 813 829.
  • Helmets can be purchased between $29 to $89 at rebel sports and other sports stores.

Collecting Children / Players

As a club, we don’t want children running to the carpark when it’s dark or waiting around by themselves if parents are running a little late. Parent’s please come to the fence near the finishing time of training and game day to collect your children.

  • Training sessions:
    Please come to the fence five minutes before the session is due to be completed to hear any announcements, to collect your child and speak to the team managers and coaches. If you are running late please contact the team manager or coach by phone.
  • Game Days:
    Please come to the fence or club rooms ten minutes before the game is scheduled to end to hear the game overview and other announcements from the coach.

Again, if you are running late contact the team manager or coach by phone.

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Contact Us:

President, Peter Kenyon
Mobile: 0411 170 965
Email: [email protected]
Or get in touch with us via email at [email protected]