2024 Fees

THERE HAS BEEN A SMALL INCREASE IN FEES IN 2024. This is to cover increases in costs over recent years. However, as the free training top was so well received in 2023, we have again included this for all players in the 2024 registration price.

You will notice that in the current player registration system (PlayHQ), the registration fee is split into:

  • SMJFL component $55
  • St Peters FC component (Early bird $190 / Normal $240)


Available until Sunday 3rd March 2024, 10:00pm.

EARLY BIRD FEE = $245, comprising $190 (SPFC fee) + $55 (SMJFL fee).

If you take advantage of the early bird registration, there is also the option to personalise the back of the training top (with a name/nickname).


From Monday 4th March, 2024 onwards:

1st CHILD = $290, comprising $240 (SPFC fee) + $55 (SMJFL fee).
2nd CHILD = $250, a sibling discount of 10% applied to SPFC fee.

Please note: for all normal registrations, the training tops will be supplied without personalisation.


We also offer a FAMILY CAP of $530 (SPFC fee) for 3 or more full fee children. To claim the family cap, complete all of the registration details and proceed to register and pay for all your family’s players. Then email treasurer@stpetersfc.com.au for a refund of the balance.

Equipment Fee

As per previous years we also have a voluntary equipment fee of $30. Families may elect to pay this amount to assist the club provide new equipment.


If you are transferring from another club to St Peters, firstly please notify your existing club. You must then complete the SMJFL transfer form and email it to registrations@stpetersfc.com.au

Our registrar will request the transfer and once approved by all interested parties, you will receive an email prompting you to complete the online registration.

If you have any questions please email our Club Registrar, Caroline Jones, via registrations@stpetersfc.com.au


When does the 2024 season start?

The start of the SMJFL 2024 season is on Sunday, April 14.

How old do I have to be to play?

The minimum age for both boys and girls is 7 years by 30th April, 2024, however the girls competition starts at u10 and therefore if your daughter wishes to play prior to this it would be in the mixed competition. Girls are able to play in a mixed team until u14.

We also offer Auskick for girls and boys aged 4+ years.

The age requirements for the rest of the year levels are:


U8 Born on or after January 1 2016
U9 Born on or after January 1 2015
U10 Born on or after January 1 2014
U11 Born on or after January 1 2013
U12 Born on or after January 1 2012
U13 Born on or after January 1 2011
U14 Born on or after January 1 2010
U15 Born on or after January 1 2009
U16 Born on or after January 1 2008
U17.5 Born on or after July 1 2007
U18 Born on or after January 1 2007


U10 – Born on or after 1st January 2014
U12 – Born on or after 1st January 2012
U14 – Born on or after 1st January 2010
U16 – Born on or after 1st January 2008
Youth Girls – Born on or after 1st January 2007

Do I have to have played Auskick before?

There is no requirement to have played Auskick before participating in SMJFL competitions.

When do games get played?

The majority of games are played on Sundays throughout the season. Occasionally a club may request a night game on a weeknight but this needs to be agreed to by both clubs.

Will there be scoring and finals?

Scoring and finals are part of the season for Boys (including mixed) U11 and above and for Girls U11 and above. Teams in lower age groups finish their seasons with a Lightning Carnival, which is a round robin style event organised by the SMJFL.

Where do games get played?

Teams will play around half of their games at their home ground and the other half at opponents grounds.

What time will games be played?

Generally speaking, the younger the age group the earlier the games but this really depends on what your club requests at the start of the season.

How long do games go for?

What exactly are the modified rules?

The SMJFL publishes a Rule Variation Matrix which summaries the rule modifications each year and how they apply to each age group. To the view the matrix, click here.

For modified rules competitions are played by the U10 and U12 girls (excluding Div 1), the following applies:

  • Zones – ground split into 3 equal zones. Players wear different coloured wrist bands to show which third they are allowed to in.
  • Positions are rotated throughout the game
  • Modified Tackle – players can be tackled but must not be brought to ground.

Can I play with the boys in a mixed team if I want to?

Girls can play in mixed teams with the boys up to and including U14s. After this time, girls must play in girls only competitions.

What pathways are available for players that want to continue after they finish playing at SPFC?

There are various elite pathways and training programs available from U15 to open age.   These include interleague competitions, TAC Cup (Oakleigh Chargers and Sandringham Dragons), and the ultimate level of the AFL and AFLW.

Ages 4-12


The NAB AFL Auskick program makes learning to play AFL fun, safe and easy for boys and girls aged 4+ years. Through weekly coaching sessions they will learn the skills of the game in an exciting, social and safe environment.

Children will learn the fundamental motor skills vital for future physical activity and sport participation as well as learning how to interact with other children as part of a team in small group activities.

The program also provides a great opportunity for parents to interact with their kids through the activities, have the opportunity to make new friends, learn about the game and spend quality time with their children.

Come along and join in all the fun and learn how to play Aussie Rules Football.

For those ready to play AFL games we start with Under 8s. Girls can play in mixed teams right through to U14s. We also have U10, U12, U14, U16 & U18 girl teams.

Auskick 2024 starts on May 1!

Saturdays – 9:00am – 10:15am

No manual payments can be accepted.

We look forward to seeing lots of familiar faces returning for the 2024 season, but we’re also really looking forward to welcoming lots of new faces to Centre……Hope to see you and your kids there!

For enquiries, please contact East Bentleigh Auskick Co-ordinator – Ed Groweg – at auskick@stpetersfc.com.au or call 0433 294 437.


How old does my child need to be to join?

Auskick is for boys and girls ages 4 to 12. They need to turn 5 in the year they are playing Auskick.

What is required of family members?

Assistance! In Auskick nothing is achieved without the help of parents, family, and friends, you can always ask our Auskick Co-ordinator where help is required. NAB AFL Auskick encourages the participation of parents, of all abilities and fitness levels! Many parents see Auskick as a time to spend quality time with their children, and research indicates that children are more likely to persist with, and enjoy activities when their parents are involved. Parents are invited to join in skills sessions and activities with their kids, and may even learn a thing or two!

Can girls play?

Girls are very much encouraged to join Auskick.

What sort of boots / clothing do we need?

Football boots can be worn, but runners are fine as well. Most players wear their favourite teams football jumper.

What happens if it rains, hails, snows, or is very hot or windy? Will Auskick still be on?

St Peters Auskick is always on rain, hail or shine. However, if the coaches believe that the ground conditions are not suitable play may be cancelled. This decision will be made on the morning of the Auskick session at the ground.

Do we need a mouthguard?

At Auskick level, the benefits that a mouth guard provides are negligible as the games are slower, tackling is not allowed and players cannot kick off the ground.

My son or daughter is in grade 5. Can he/she still do Auskick?

Yes, the Auskick program is designed for players from grade Prep to grade six. At St Peters we break up the playing group into three groups i.e. Preps, One and Two and Three to Six. This allows us to fit the drills to the relevant age group.

Can my child play Under 8’s and 9s and still stay in Auskick?

Not only can they, but they should. Auskick is the ideal way to keep improving football skills; many players continue Auskick training until 11 or 12. Under 8’s and 9’s should train with Auskick in addition to their weekly club training session.

My child does not have the same ability of other children. Is there any point in joining?

Absolutely. Auskick gives children of all ability levels an opportunity to learn in a relaxed and enjoyable environment, whilst early participation in physical activity develops important motor skills and social abilities that can become the foundation for a lifetime participation in sport and recreation.

When does my child get to play a half time game in an AFL game?

The AFL allocate games to all Auskick centres around Australia. St Peters Auskick has no control over when and where we are allocated games. The AFL’s policy is for the older children (grades 5 and 6) to play the central game, if there are insufficient numbers from those grades we may on occasions offer places to grade 2 players.