Kid's football



Aldi Mini-Roos Kick-Off program

Saturday morning program where kids age 4 to 9 can come an learn some skills and have fun.

This program will be announced in late January or early February

Team Football

For kids who want to train twice a week & play a game on Sunday against other clubs. Lot's of fun, learn and develop skills and make friends. We usually have 3 levels of teams for players of all skill.

We have U8 and U9 teams that play 7v7 small sided football. Our U8 teams can include 6 and 7 year olds. For U10 and U11 play 9v9 small sided football games. A girls team will be fielded for U11.

Essendon Royals Academy 2018

Junior Football

U12-U15 Boys & Girls 11v11

U12 to U15 football covers both the skill acquisition and game training phase of football. Competitions exist for each age level for boys and U12 and U14 for girls with the season running from April to August.

Youth players train twice a week & play a game on Sunday against other clubs. Our players at this stage still rotate into different positions and have equal opportunity to play. The club usually fields at an A, B & C squad providing players of all skills with opportunity.

Although it depends on numbers, we generally field multiple teams in each age group. We select the grade for each team to try and provide an appropriate challenge.

For enquiries about the Royals Junior program, please contact Simon De Leonardis.


Whilst girls are eligible to play in any of the Boys' competitions, we also field teams in the Girls competition as well as a Women Reserves for the older girls.
For enquiries about the Royals' Girls program, please contact Simon De Leonardis.

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Youth Football

U16-U20 Young Men & Women

From U16 to U20 Essendon Royals is preparing players to be involved with our Senior Teams. This phase covers the end of the Game Training phase and the start of Performance Phase football. We field several teams for both young men and women from U16 to U20 and players also may have a chance to play in our Reserves teams.


Seniors & Masters


Essendon Royals fields both Men and Women's senior and reserves teams as well as a 3rds team and Masters (O35) for Men.

Our Senior Men are coached by former Olyroo and well-known local, Michael Curcija. They are currently playing in State League 1 and field a team in the Reserves competition.

We also field a team in the U20s, Thirds and Masters competitions.

Seniors are selected through trials and men and women only receive offers at the club's discretion. Our 3rds teams provide a social option for Men & Women.


Senior Women

Teams: State League 1, State League 1 Reserves


We still have spots available for our senior women & U16 teams.
With pre-season already underway, spots are filling up fast. 
If you're interested in joining contact our club admin at