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      JBNPL - Regular Season Ends

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JBNPL Season 2024

Berwick City Soccer Club is proud to be part of the Junior Boys National Premier League (JBNPL) in Victoria, an advanced youth soccer program overseen by Football Victoria (FV) and Football Australia (FA).

Program Overview

The JBNPL program is for aspiring young footballers (from Under 14s to Under 18s) who seek high-level training and competition.

Participants in this program engage in a more extensive season, encompassing approximately 33 league games. They benefit from increased training sessions led by qualified coaches and enjoy elevated facility and game day management standards, all geared towards optimising player development.

In the Victorian JBNPL, selective clubs compete, divided into four regions: north, south, east, and west. During the pre-qualification phase, Berwick City SC competes in the Southern region competition.

JBNPL caters to players with aspirations in football development, offering a platform for those seeking more advanced and intensive programs compared to community-level options. Consequently, the expectations placed on the players are notably higher. They must not only exhibit elevated technical skills but also commit to a more extensive season and increased training sessions compared to community-level participation.

All clubs are mandated to partake in a 40-week season, involving matches games and weekly training sessions. Coaches are required to hold FA coaching qualifications, and facilities must meet specified standards. The season demands players' availability for training and matches during most extended weekends and school holidays.

Teams

Berwick City Soccer Club is represented by the following teams in the JBNPL Program.
The program is overseen by our Technical Director Aaron Healey who holds an FA Pro Diploma of Coaching.
All our Head Coaches are B and C licensed in accordance with the competition rules

  1. JBNPL Under 14s (Coach: Joe Di Iorio)
  2. JBNPL Under 15s (Coach: Craig Hunter)
  3. JBNPL Under 16s (Coach: Paul Read)
  4. JBNPL Under 18s (Coach: Jason Munso)

Trials

Trials typically take place in October, with specific dates subject to Football Victoria's guidelines, and may vary. These trials span a minimum three-week period, encompassing multiple stages that aspiring players are expected to participate in until the teams are ultimately determined.

Once the trials conclude, players receive notifications regarding the outcomes of their assessments. Successful candidates are subsequently provided with acceptance letters.

Upon the conclusion of each season, Berwick City will release Expression of Interest (EOI) for the upcoming season. These announcements are shared through our official social media channels, including Facebook and Instagram, in addition to being featured on our website.

To participate in the trials, all interested players must complete the online registration process.

Our club places emphasis on retaining Berwick City players, and thus, team spots can be limited.


Season

Fees

For the NPL Junior Boys Season 2024, the registration fee is $2365, which includes GST per player. This covers various aspects, including all Football Victoria & Football Australia Registration and team Fees, approximately 40 weeks of coaching (3 sessions per week), training and practice matches supervised by a 'B' or 'C' License Coach, guidance and support from the club's Technical Director, participation in match days, and a family membership (for 2 adults and 2 children) that grants access to all Senior Men's & Women's Home games, along with other benefits.

In addition to these, each registered player will also receive the following:
  • 3 x Playing Kits by Puma, consisting of a shirt, shorts, and socks.
  • Club Tracksuit
  • An Equipment Bag by Puma.
  • Match Video analysis
  • Sports trainer
  • Strength and conditioning sessions

Registration fees can be paid in full or through 3 installment payments. If you're offered a place in one of our NPL teams, a minimum upfront payment of $1100 of the fees will be required upon offer acceptance, securing your place for the new season and allowing for the ordering of playing and training kit. The remaining balance of the fees will be payable before the commencement of the season.

What is not included?

Personal items such as boots and shin guards are not covered by the fees and should be provided by all members individually.

Important References

Parents, Guardians and Players are required to ackowledge and accept the following as being part of the Berwick City Soccer Club's JBNPL Program:

Official partners of Berwick City Soccer Club