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Comets Season 2019: Pre-Season Announcement

Planning has commenced in earnest for the 2019 Season and we have a number of matters to communicate to the Comets Community, but firstly:

Registrations are now OPEN for the 2019 season!

Refer to the homepage:

“Registration and Member Access CLICK HERE”

button to register on-line



For the 2019 season the Yarra Junior Football League (YJFL) has introduced a number of significant changes to the way it charges clubs for its costs. The changes will be apparent upon you registering your child to play footy in 2019, as follows. 


Player 1

Levy & Fees

Player 2

 $         33.50

1. YJFL Trainer Levy

 $         33.50

 $         84.00

2. YJFL Fee*

 $         84.00

 $         167.50

3. KJFC Registration Fee*

 $         127.50

 $         285.00

Total Inclusive of GST

 $         245.00

*As always at Comets, the 3rd player and beyond from the same family = no charge. However note that 3rd player and beyond will incur the YJFL Trainer Levy

  1. The YJFL has introduced a new cost - compulsory YJFL Trainer Levy on a per player basis. The new levy is paid directly to the medical services company appointed by the YJFL and will ensure that there is a qualified medic at every YJFL game. It is an initiative that has the full support of the Kew Junior Football Club Committee.
  2. In previous years the YJFL would periodically invoice clubs for their umpire, insurance, IT and other costs. For the 2019 season the YJFL is charging their costs to the clubs up front, collected in registration fees. If you register a 3rd player and beyond, you will be charged this fee on SportsTG, but the Comets will reimburse your bank account later.
  3. Fees charged by the Comets go toward our costs of running the footy club and include equipment (footballs, trainers gear, jumpers, Team Manager and Coach kits), coaching development & trainer courses, council costs, insurances, club functions and so on.


Compared to other sports, AFL footy represents great value for money. Despite the increase in fees charged by the YJFL (including the addition this year of $33.50 YJFL Trainer Levy above) we have reduced our club cost to minimise this impact to Comet families.


All new Comets players will require proof of age documentation in the form of a valid passport or Birth Certificate (this must be sent to the Registrar after the Registration process has been completed on-line).


For all Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Team Managers, Runners and Trainers there are a number of requirements from the YJFL that all clubs must adhere to in season 2019.


It is MANDATORY, prior to the season commencing that all Coaches have completed:

  1. all necessary accreditation:
  1. uploaded copies of all three onto the Everproof Information system for all volunteers in the above roles.


The above qualifications are required for the Comets to fulfil all of it’s legal obligations under Child Safe Standards.  The Comets will reimburse direct Coaching & Trainer accreditation costs.


The Comets Team Allocation Policy and information sheet is attached, and on our Facebook page @KewCometsFootballClub


Please note that:    

  • For GIRLS teams where the Comets will field more than one team in an age group from Under 12 (year of birth 2007) and above, the Comets will apply our Team Allocation Policy to place girls in the team most reflective of their current skill development.
  • For BOYS this Team Allocation Policy applies from Under 11 (year of birth 2008).


Our Key dates for 2019 will be finalised soon, including preseason training and grading, times and locations for all our other age groups. 


In the meantime keep your diaries clear for:

Comets Launch Day - Sunday 31st March 2019, and

Round 1 - kicks off on Sunday 7th April 2019


Finally, there has never been a better time to think about joining the KJFC committee, performing a subcommittee role in 2019 or helping out with the many volunteer projects the Committee carries out:

  • Administration Projects ad hoc
  • Everproof Information system compliance
  • Proof of Age documentation (for new Comets players)
  • Weekly Communication:
    • Website & Facebook updating
    • including the Comets News Feed, other stories & photos 


If you would like to discuss these roles further you can be in contact with any of the 2019 KJFC Comets Committee, refer (contacts tab) or find listed below.

KJFC Office Bearers & Committee – 2019

Sebastian Reid, President 


 M: 0437 007 307


Stephen De Graff, Vice President and Trainer Coordinator


 M: 0437 000 866

*Nic Culnane, Secretary


  M: 0400 491 105


Michelle Patterson, Treasurer


  M: 0439 708 055

Justin Walter, Registrar


 M: 0415 608 351


*Michael Shirley, Coaching Coordinator


 M: 0408 171 285

Matt Gilmour, Team Manager Coordinator


 M: 0418 378 815


*Sharon Johns, Child Safety Officer


 M: 0415 035 626

*Stuart Spiden, Girls Coordinator


 M: 0408 803 540


Peter Wolff,Committee Member


 M: 0424 135 841


Belinda Rotella, Events Coordinator


M: 0412 167 398



Esther Brierley, Media and Communications Manager


M: 0458 131 542

Greg Mitchell, FOSC


M: 0434 183 010





Alex Randall,  Auskick Coordinator


 M: 0402 071 836





View this in a PDF and view our Team Allocation Policy 2019




Registration and Member Access


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