Development Programs

Brisbane City FC Junior Gladiators – U6 to U8

BCFC JUNIOR GLADIATORS: U6 – U7 BOYS (BORN 2014/2015)  |  U6 – U8 GIRLS (BORN 2013-2015)

Our Junior Gladiators program is unique to our club as (unlike at most clubs where its run by parents) our sessions are designed and run by qualified, paid coaches who have assistance from parents.  Training sessions are created by Junior Director of Football Dean Gregory (FFA A License) who will work alongside other qualified coaches and our NPL players during the season.  Dean is an accomplished coach of children age 5-12 and has created an age-appropriate curriculum focused on the core skills of football: first touch, 1v1, running with the ball and striking the ball. The sessions will be conducted in a safe and enjoyable environment delivered with an emphasis of fun for the children. There is as much focus on life skills for the children such as socializing with other children, respect for coaches and each other, discipline and awareness as there is on the actual football. Of course, everything at this age must have the core value of enjoyment and ultimately we aim to educate our children in this culture which we call the “Brisbane City Way”.  Further our coaches are monitored during the sessions on their performance and are constantly involved with their own professional development.

For 2021 Junior Gladiators will incorporate 2 coaching sessions per week, and a Saturday game. The season runs from Tuesday 9th February all the way to Saturday 18th September, outside of school holidays. These sessions will run from 415pm – 515pm. Players may sign up for our Basic Package (1 session per week) or our Premium Package (2 sessions per week). We strongly recommend 2 sessions per week for those players with aspirations of making our Academy sides. Training will take place at our training facilities on Ruby Street, adjacent to CTM Stadium. Game day will be on Saturdays, commencing in March, with kick off at either 815 or 9 am. The games will be 2 x 20-minute halves played under the FFA Miniroos rules. All Saturday games will take place at our Mark Street training complex (also adjacent to BCFC) and will be played within our own in house competition. Saturday’s games will be refereed by our SAP players encouraging a family atmosphere within the club.

Across the entire season, the total registration fee for the basic package is $495 or $600 for the premium package.  Basic has 30 training sessions (you nominate either Tuesday or Thursday) and Premium 60 training sessions. There are a minimum of 25-weekend games. Across the entire season, the total registration fee amounts to under $9 inc GST per session that is coached and delivered.

Your Registration includes the following at no extra cost:

  • A full BCFC 2021 Home Playing Strip
  • Elite level Coaches and Assistant Coaches
  • An NPL 2021 First team home game day experience which includes changing room tours, meet the players and head coach, game day 1st team mascots, half time games and a dedicated program manager*
  • Grounds and facility maintenance
  • New Balls
  • Professional Training equipment
  • Club Membership Fees
  • Coach and Player development fund
  • Free access to our group App with up to the minute information on all our programs
  • Admin and Club operation fees
  • Team photo
  • End of year medallions and awards