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KLUFC Junior Memberships Open for Season 2024

Welcome to the 2024 season! Registration for our JUNIOR programs (U5-U12) are now open and will close in mid-March.

Training Days

Age Group training days have been worked around our ground availabilities and are conditionally:

  • U5, U6, U7 – Wednesdays
  • U8, U9 – Tuesdays
  • U10, U11, U12 – Thursdays

Age group training should be at the Lightwood Park precinct and club rooms and kiosk will be open on training afternoons.

Other Opportunities

We also want to let you know that there are a lot of exciting opportunities planned for our Juniors in 2024, including: 

  • Mascot opportunities for our junior players at NPL and WSL games
    Team mate of the week
    NPL and WSL players to attend junior training sessions.
    Pre-match changeroom tours during NPL and WSL games
    Invites to attend open training sessions with our NPL and WSL players.

For any questions, please reach out to our Program Manager, Lorna Barrett.

Key Dates

Online Junior Memberships

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Mini-roos Coaching Course at the Den

Football Tasmania will be conducting a MiniRoos Coaching Course @Lightwood Park, Kingborough on Sunday 3rd March 2024 from 9am-12pm.

Cost of the course is $16.50

This course is for coaches of any level and is the introductory coaching course offered by Football Australia.

Please fill out the form (link below) to reserve your space in the course. A maximum of 24 participants can attend. Participants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

To Register for the course please complete this FT Form:

**Anyone that commits to coaching a Junior (5-12) team at Kingborough Lions United Football Club in 2024 will have their course fees reimbursed.

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Kingborough Lions Youth Melbourne Trip

A group of 33 players aged 12 to 17 and accompanying adults recently travelled to Melbourne for a weekend of football experiences.

The group were fortunate to experience two games at the highest level of competition in Australia attending the Melbourne Victory FC V Macarthur FC Isuzu UTE A-league Mens game and the Western United FC V Brisbane Roar Liberty A-league Womens game. 12 of our young players acted as ball people at the women’s game, an ideal opportunity to be up close to the action. A number of our youth were able to meet the players and some had shirts signed.

A highlight of the trip, which inspired young and old, was a private tour of the Home of the Matildas facilities at La Trobe University, a brand new, purpose built facility showcasing state of the art fitness and treatment areas and hybrid (grass and artificial turf) pitches.

Attendees also participated in technical sessions, a dip at the pool (it was hot!) and a trip to the Australian Sports Museum.

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Revamped Opportunity for Youth Players

KLUFC is excited to announce a “new look” Youth Development Program for its Youth players (U13-U17). The program is designed to provide a pathway for our Youth players, as mentees, to learn and develop their coaching skills under the supervision of a more experienced KLUFC coach, who will be their mentor.

This mentor-mentee relationship creates an opportunity for both participants to learn from each other and to share experiences and ideas along the way.

What’s are the benefits for participants? For Youth players, partnering up with a coaching mentor will expose them to a range of skills and valuable coaching and life experiences from which they can grow and develop. Our KLUFC coaches are volunteering their time to do with this with them. Youth mentees will take on the role of a Development Coach and be partnered up with a KLUFC Coach mentor and their Junior soccer team for the 2024 season. You will be required to attend their training session and game each week. This is flexible depending on your personal training commitments. If you are doing your Duke of Edinburgh, this volunteer opportunity is worth considering for fulfilling one of your Duke components.

Participants will be required to attend a coaching course run by Football Tasmania, with the cost being covered by KLUFC. In addition, KLUFC will offer five by one-hour facilitated sessions, run monthly throughout the 2024 season, including:

  • • A full induction and outline of the program, meet and greet with your mentor, responsibilities.
  • • How to plan a coaching session and engage junior players.
  • • How to create a positive team culture
  • • Providing and receiving feedback
  • • Evaluation and reflection skills

If you are interested in participating in this program or would like to know more about it, please contact Jane Gibson at [email protected] or on 0409071826.

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Seeking First Aiders/Trainers

Kingborough Lions United Football Club is currently looking for volunteers to serve as first aiders/trainers during training sessions and matches for the Club’s Youth Program in the 2024 Season. Participation in all sessions is not mandatory. If you’re interested but lack a current First Aid certification, the Club is willing to assist in obtaining the necessary qualification.

Roles & Responsibilities include:

  • Delivering immediate aid and emergency care to individuals injured during training or games.
  • Recording any first aid incidents.
  • Tracking the usage of first aid supplies for replenishment.

The club will ensure the availability of appropriate First Aid kits.

Please send your expressions of interest via email to Greg Downes at [email protected] or Lorna Barrett at [email protected].

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Youth Registrations Open Season 2024

youth registrations 2024

Youth Registrations at Kingborough Lions United Football Club are open. If you’re turning 13-17 in 2024 come and join us for Season 2024.

Register at and then secure for your membership by purchasing one of these packages:

If you need more information about Youth Football, contact Lorna, [email protected] (17yo Girls contact Loga, [email protected]). If you need registration assistance, contact our Registrar Cathy, 0458 291 156, [email protected].

Roar with the Pride!

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Lions Break New Ground with Appointment of First Junior Technical Director

Tim Dale 2024

Kingborough Lions United FC is delighted to announce the appointment of Tim Dale to the role of Junior Technical Director – the first time in the Club’s history a dedicated technical role has been allocated to our entire Junior and SAP programs.

“I’m excited to be taking on this role. I’ve been involved with the club, on and off, since playing for Blackmans Bay United as an U/8.

KLUFC have a huge base of juniors, last year it fielded 26 teams with 293 players from U/6 to U/12. I hope to play a role in building this number, in helping ensure that juniors that register with KLUFC have a positive experience playing the game and that those that aspire to improve their skills also have that avenue. Additionally, the role will be about supporting coaches and volunteers, those parents that give up their time to coach during the week and on the weekend, providing them with assistance if they require it.” said Tim

The club has been restructuring to ensure that it can fully support all players and programs as the number of players and coaches continue to grow.

As a player, Tim represented Kingborough Lions, Caledonians, Olympia, Hobart Juventus and Riverside Olympic at senior level and was recently awarded Life Membership at the club. Tim’s coaching experience extends to a range of sports via coordinating sport at Fahan School for 24 years (including football).

“The club has been working hard to ensure we can deliver our programs in keeping with our aspirations, and I am very excited that we have been able to secure Tim in this critical role. As an educator, coach, and footballer Tim brings a wealth of skill, knowledge, maturity and experience to our Junior program space (U5-U12). Our junior members can look forward to an exciting and rewarding season as Tim takes responsibility for technical program delivery for our Junior Program, Skill Acquisition Phase Program and our Discovery Phase Program. This role will also include community and school engagement as we transition the role to full time in May.” said Simon Edwards , Technical Director.

Tim’s football coaching and management experience includes:

  • Coach Central Region U/9 Team
  • Coach U/12 Southern Girls – competed intrastate tournament
  • Coach U/13 Southern Boys – trip to mainland tournament
  • Ass. Coach Riverside Olympic Football Club Snr Men
  • Coach Riverside Olympic Snr Men Reserves
  • Head Coach NPL Men (was then Premier League) 2005 and 2006
  • (including being named Coach of the Year)
  • Ass. Coach NPL Men (Premier League and Victory league) 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2016
  • Head Coach Womens Premier League 2001
  • Coach Div. 1 Men
  • Coach Junior Boys – U/7, U/8 and U/10 KLUFC
  • Coach Junior Girls – U/7 and U/9 KLUFC
  • Vice President Kingborough Lions Football Club – 2009
  • Football Management Committee KLUFC – 2014
  • Assisted in recruitment of mainland/international recruits KLUFC NPL – 2019
  • Video Analysis KLUFC NPL – 2017 and 2021
  • Coach: U/12 and U/13 KLUFC Girls – 2022 and 2023
  • Coach: U/13 Girls TSP (for Football Tasmania) 2023

The club will is accepting enrolments for our Term 1 Junior SAP and Discovery programs, and will be opening Junior Memberships shortly for the winter season.

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Play football in Kingborough !!

Kingborough Lions United Football Club’s Youth development mission is to provide each player the opportunity to play football in a supportive and rewarding environment that emphasizes fun, enjoyment and skill learning at a level that fits his/her interest and ability, and to create a challenging environment for talented players who aspire to reach their full potential.

Our programs are overseen by qualified and experienced coaches, including our Youth Technical Director Alfred Hess.

Players born 2011 and older:

Kingborough Lions United Football Club are super keen to see new and returning Youth players back into training the week commencing 30th October (after Show Day weekend).

If you are an existing player or a new player, please complete the Expression of Interest form to assist with our Term 4 and 2024 planning.

Players 2012 and younger:

Our Term 4 SAP and Discovery programs are underway for primary school age boys and girls – details here (U9-U12) and here (U5-U8).

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KLUFC Term 4 U5-U12 Football Programs Open

Lightwood Park Football

Kingborough Lions United FC is pleased to be offering its SAP and Discover Programs for junior players looking to have fun and develop their skills in Term 4.

Links to enrol and further details below – don’t miss out on the fun and football development opportunity !!

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Youth Celebrate Season 2023


Last Saturday Night saw our Youth Players on show at the Youth Presentation Dinner.
This was a night of team-ship, mate-ship, appreciation and gratitude.
Congratulations to all Team Award winners.
Thank you to all our on-field and off-field volunteers that keep our teams fit, competitive and ready to take the pitch week after week.
The evening was a resounding success and the Club Song was a superb ending to the formal part of the evening.

The Club is now inviting players to register their EOI for season 2024 and also welcomes and new players to express interest in joining the club to play.

Youth players U13 and up currently:

Current U12 Players (Grade 6):

Term 4 Youth programs commence in October.

Roar with the Pride!!