ANNOUNCEMENT | Essendon Royals provide important update for 2020 NPL Trials

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Essendon Royals has had to move all Junior Boys NPL Trials from Cross Keys to East Keilor Leisure Centre Synthetic Pitch.

Parking is available off Rachelle Road, Keilor East.

This change applies to ALL trials.

See the map below for more info.


Due to the number of Expressions of Interest for the Under-13 NPL squad, we have also had to make some changes to the Week 1 trial times for Under-13 and Under-14 squads on Monday, 7 October and Wednesday, 9 October.

With almost 100 players registering for Under-13 trials, the Under-13 group will be split into two, with the first 50 players to commence trials at 5.30 and the second group to commence at 6.30.

IMPORTANT: Parents of under-13 trialists who registered before 2 pm on October 4, 2019, will receive text messages and emails advising them which session they are expected to attend. If you are the parent of a child trialling for the under-13 team and HAVE NOT received an email or text, please email with your child’s name for an update.

As a result, Under-14 trials will now run from 7.45 pm - 9.00 pm for the first two sessions

These changes have been made to ensure each trialist has maximum visibility and our team of coaches and technical staff have as much time as possible to assess trialists in a suitable and timely manner.

See the below timetable for more information and the final trial timetable.

Essendon Royals apologises for any inconveniences caused by these late changes, and we look forward to welcoming you to NPL trials next week.