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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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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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Junior (U5-U12) Summer Holiday Clinics kicking off in Kingborough

Summer Holidays are here and Football Clinics will be returning in the New Year. Kingborough Lions United Football Club are offering full or half days of football activity.

Clinics start at 9.00am, drop off as early as 8.30am and finish at 3pm or 12pm (midday)

All boys & girls aged 5-12 years old are welcome to participate regardless of their skill level.
These clinics are focussed on having fun while developing football skills.

A lunch pack may also be purchased – sandwich or toastie, fruit, drink (fruit juice or water), snack (pizza shapes, muesli bar
The Kiosk will be open for the purchase of snacks (including lollies, crisps, chocolate bars) and drinks.

If you require further information, contact Cathy, 0458 291 156

Players require the below equipment for the clinics:

  • Football boots or solid joggers
  • Shin pads covered with football socks
  • A full water bottle
  • Positive attitude

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Term 4 Skills Acquisition Phase Program (SAP) and Discovery Kick Off

SAP Girls Focus

The Skills Acquisition Phase (SAP) Program provides two (2) additional sessions per week for players looking to develop their football skills.   The Young Lions Discovery Program is an 8 week fun football training program (training once a week in Kingston) for children who would like to learn football by playing football. 

Skill Acquisition Phase (U9-U12)

The 8 week Skill Acquisition Phase development program for boys and girls commences Monday 17th October at Lightwood Park.  It runs Mondays & Wednesdays through School Term and excludes Public Holidays.  Players in this cycle will have the opportunity to participate in the SAP Festival in December. Each session focusses on one of the 4 core skills – running with the ball; striking the ball; first touch; and 1v1. Sessions are delivered by our qualified coaches and cater for all skill levels.

It runs through School Term, excludes Public Holidays – Players are encouraged to attend both nights however if another sport or activity prevents this, the Club will accept players into the program one night a week.

  • Mondays 4:30pm-5:45pm
  • Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm

You do not have to play for Kingborough Lions United FC to be involved !!  

2022 Young Lions Discovery Term 4 (U5-U8) 

The 8 week Discovery Phase Development program commences Wednesday 19th October at Lightwood Park . The program allows the children to play lots of varied fun football related games, and also extends the skill training component for younger players who are ready to progress their skills

It runs Wednesdays through School Term, excludes Public Holidays. (Wednesday 4:30pm-5:30pm)

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MiniRoos Coaching Course 15 May @theDen

Junior Coach with Players

All parents and youth players interested in coaching or supporting your coach this season should consider attending the fun 2 hour MiniRoos course on Sunday 15 May at Lightwood Park.

Football Tasmania are conducting the Mini Roos coaches course:

  • What: Miniroos introduction Course (2 Hours)
  • Date: Sunday 15 May
  • Time: 09:00-11:00
  • Venue: LIghtwood park 1 B
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Junior Registrations Open for 2022

Junior Registrations 2022

Get your 5-12 year olds playing with Kingborough Lions United Football Club in 2022! We are looking forward to a fun season of football with our juniors.

Junior registrations (U5-U12) are now open and will close 25th March (please direct your enquiries to our Program Co-ordinator Lorna Barrett-  [email protected]).

To register:

  • 2. Using the product below, select training options and pay for registrations (and also purchase and Club gear you need)

*Please note we have a new online store and you will need to recreate your account as we have not been able to migrate accounts from the old store.

Roar with the Pride!

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Talented Kingborough Trio Embrace New Football Opportunity

Kingborough Lions United Football Club congratulates Holly Bonertz-Benn, Eloise Paine and Kate Bonertz-Benn who have been successful in securing placements to pursue their football development interstate in 2022. All three of the ‘triplets’ have secured positions in full time football programs whilst they undertake their college studies.

Eloise will be working with Sydney FC Academy staff in the High Performance football program at Endeavour Sports High School (an official Sydney FC Academy school in Sutherland Shire, Sydney). She will be playing for Sydney University Soccer FC, (a Football NSW Women’s NPL 1 club in the U18 Girls Youth League 1 competition).

Eloise has shown incredible dedication and resliance, having dealt with setbacks from a shock cancer diagnosis in November 2019 and pushing through over 55 weeks of Chemo.

Holly and Kate have moved to Brisbane having been accepted into the Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) NTC program for 2022 and the Kelvin Grove State High School football excellence program.

We feel like this is the best move for us with the overall goal of playing professional football and representing our nation. We are very thankful for Kingborough Lions and Football TAS, and all that these programs have done for us.

Holly and Kate

Kate, Eloise & Holly have been with the Lions since they were juniors (Kate and Holly coming to the Lions from the Cygnet Sea Dragons in 2016) and have worked through our SAP and Youth Academy programs where they have been recognised by being selected multiple times for Tasmanian teams.

In early 2021 Kate, Eloise and Holly were named in the extended Junior Matilda’s squad during a disappointing 2021 which saw football activities hampered by COVID.

The work ethic, belief and passion for the game that Holly, Kate and Eloise have continued to demonstrate has been, and continues to be, inspirational.

Simon Edwards – Technical Director KLUFC

We are proud to have had the opportunity provide the programs and environment to support these young women in their football development and wish them continued success on their way to fulfilling their football dreams. Roar with the Pride !

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KLUFC School Holiday Clinics (U5-U12)

Hone your skills at our fun holiday clinics ! Open to players from all school or club teams.  You do not have to play for Kingborough Lions United FC to be involved !!

Suitable for children aged 5-12, our Young Lions school holiday clinics are focused on having fun whilst developing football skills – overseen by FFA accredited coaches and Senior Lions NPL/WSL players – parents can relax while their kids enjoy some much needed football activity over the break for players at all levels of development. Skills, games, FUN !!!

Venue: Lightwood Park, Kingston (behind the Kingborough Sports Centre)

Dates: Wednesday 30th September, Thursday 1st October , Wednesday 7th September & Thursday 8th September 2020

Times: 9:30 am to 12:30 am half day or 9:30 am -4:00 am full day

Bring: water bottle, shin pads & boots, a big smile and lots of energy

Cost: $35 per participant for half day, $55 for full day.

Food: Lunch Packs are available for purchase for $7 (please indicate on registration form if you require )

Secure your clinic place here: Book Holiday Clinic