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Details for 2023 Junior & U18 Trials announced

Updated: Aug 12, 2022

MetroStars are pleased to confirm the details for our Junior & Under 18 Trials for 2023.

Dear Players and Parents,

On behalf of the Management Committee, I would like to welcome you to North Eastern MetroStars. We wish you all the best for the pre-season trials and look forward to having an excellent 2023 season.

Please read this information carefully as it forms the framework for the trials and registration process for the 2023 season.

After reading the document, should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact myself ( or the club (

Yours in Sport,

Franco Principe


Club Information and Conditions for Trials

For current players and new players to the club

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Before you begin registration, we suggest you download and read our 2023 Trial Information Handout.

2023 Trial Information Handout
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1. Register for Trials - Online Registration Only

Prior to attending trials, ALL players are to register online.

To register, please visit

On your nominated day of trial, please report to clubrooms to sign in before you commence. You will receive a name badge and be advised of your trial location. Under no circumstances are individuals to go directly to the coaches.

2. Trial Dates

Trials are run over 2-3 nights, unless otherwise advised by club officials. This gives the opportunity for coaches to assess players.

Juniors and MiniRoos will commence Tuesday 4 October 2022 and are divided across various time slots and pitch areas to facilitate the review of applicants.

The Under 18 trials will commence on Monday 12 September 2022 following the completions of the NPL season.

The below table will provide you an outline of the trial times and days for the various age groups. We suggest you are prompt to the trial session.

NOTE: Should inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances preclude the running of a trial session then the session may be postponed.

3. Age Eligibility

Trials will be held for each age group and you must register online to try out for the team that corresponds to your year of birth. Exceptions are solely at the discretion of the selection panel.

​4. Financial Eligibility

Players with outstanding debts to either MetroStars or any other club will not be permitted to trial. Please see the club president, Rob Rende, if you are in that situation.

​5. Number of Teams

The table below shows the expected number of teams and squad sizes to be filled per age group for season 2023 (including goalkeeper). We will aim to fill the teams listed below, however MetroStars reserves the right to change the number of teams allocated in each age group. You will be advised if the player has not been successful in securing a position in the team.

6. Team Selection and Managment Guidelines

The following guidelines represent the club’s general philosophy on how teams are selected and managed. We hope this gives you an insight into the player pathway available at this club. It should also be clearly understood that the Sports Committee reserves the right to review any matter on a case by case basis.

7. Player Selection

Player selection will be at the discretion of coaching staff and selection panel. They will make their squad selections over the trial period.

Players may be advised at any point during the trial process whether they are successful/unsuccessful in obtaining a position in the squad. This will allow unsuccessful players opportunity to trial elsewhere.

8. Player and Parent Responsibilities

Player Responsibilities

  • Register online at the MetroStars website (

  •  Before commencement of your nominated trial session, ensure you check in at the registration desk.

  •  Unless otherwise instructed by the coaching staff, players will be expected to attend all trial sessions to maximise their chances of selection.

  • Follow instructions from the coaching staff to the best of your ability.

  • Players will be required to wear appropriate training attire. Shin guards are compulsory.

  • If you have your training ball from last season, please bring it with you.

  • Players must commence hydrating one hour before trials and carry a drink bottle at each session.

  • Any medical condition that may potentially place a player’s health and safety at risk during trials must be brought to the coach’s attention.

  • Report any injury or illness to the coaching staff.

Parent/Caregiver Responsibilities

  • Ensure player has registered online at the MetroStars website prior to trials (

  • Before commencement of your nominated trial session ensure players check in at the registration desk.

  • Remain at the club during trials.

  • Do not enter any field of play during trials, remain outside the fenced areas. If assistance is required, the coaching staff will call you.

  • Do not interrupt coaching staff during their sessions, unless the matter is urgent and necessary.

  • Either observe from the nominated observation areas or the clubrooms.

9. Registration of Selected Players

If a player has been offered a position for the 2023 season, they will be issued

a letter containing instructions on the registration process, and forms to be


Failure to register on time will result in the forfeit of your spot in the team.

Selected players will also be required to attend a registration day as per the dates provided in the adjacent table. These are the only times in which you may register a player.

Attendance at Registration Day

Selected players must attend registration day in person so that they can try

on uniforms and merchandise before orders are sent for manufacturing. If the

player fails to attend, the parent will be asked to make an estimate. The uniform will be ordered in accordance with the estimate and the club will take no responsibility for errors in sizing.

10. Club Fees and Payments

Club Basic Registration Fees will be required to be paid on the day of registration.

Additional fees from Football SA and Football Australia will be charged during the online

Play Football Registrations which are not included in the Basic Registration Fee. This fee will need to be paid prior to the commencement of the season when advised by your team manager or coach and covers Football SA Fees and Insurances. We expect this cost to be between $90-$95.

Club Basic Registration Fees for season 2023 are as follows:

  • Payments are to be made in FULL and are non-refundable.

  • Payment Plans will be available on registration day or contact for more information.

  • Payment Plans will commence November 14 2022 and will be completed on March 14 2023

  • Failure to pay full fees will forfeit your position in the team.

  • Players with previous outstanding club debts will not be registered

11. Sports Vouchers

The Sports Vouchers program is a Government of South Australia initiative administered by the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing. The program provides an opportunity for primary and middle school aged children from Reception to Year 9 to receive up to a $100 discount on sports or dance membership/registration fees.

All South Australian primary school aged children, meaning if the child is attending or is eligible to attend school (Reception to Year 9). Those eligible may redeem one voucher per calendar year.

MetroStars are unable to offer a discount upfront at the time of registration (due to varying reasons). Registration fees will be required to be paid in full. You will then be refunded the $100 once MetroStars has received reimbursement from the Sports Vouchers team.

12. Insurance

Limited cover is included in the registration fee with Football SA. Parents are also encouraged to take out their own private insurance cover (including ambulance cover). The club will not be liable for sporting injuries. If an ambulance is required or dispatched for your child, it shall be the parent/caregiver’s responsibility to cover the cost of the service.

13. Information Evening

At the beginning of the season, parents of the players will be asked to attend a short information session to review and discuss the code of conduct for players and parents. This session is compulsory and will be run one evening preseason.

Parents are not to miss the session.

14. Become a Junior Team Sponsor

Corporate Sponsorship goes a long way towards paying the bills, and any external revenue raised helps to keep the Player fees at a minimum.

MetroStars offers any individual or business an opportunity to sponsor a team. You can have your business logo printed in a prominent place on the shirt to advertise your business throughout the entire season.

If you are interested in taking up a sponsorship opportunity, please contact our Sponsorship and Marketing Manager as soon as possible so that we

can discuss options and make arrangements.

Contact details:

Adrian Larkin

Sponsorship and Marketing Manager

M: 0419 825 509

15. Trophy Sponsor

Every player from our MiniRoo teams (U6 through to and including U11) will be presented with a participation trophy at the end of the season. Performance based awards (ie. Best and Fairest, Player’s Player) shall only be awarded from U12 and above. The club is seeking sponsors to cover the cost of these trophies. If you are interested or know a business that would like to be involved, please provide your details to our Sponsorship Manager at who will gladly send you the information and forms.

16. Team Management Structure

For each team to function well throughout the season, we require volunteers to be responsible for the following functional roles per team:

  • Team Manager

  • Trained First Aid Officer

  • Equipment Manager

If you would like to contribute in any of these areas, please contact the coaching staff or a club official.

17. Bar and Canteen

Bar and canteen are open on training nights and on weekend match days. In addition to providing food and beverage, it is a major contributor to the club’s income. If you would like to help as a volunteer, please approach Lilly Del Medico at the Canteen.

18. Positions Vacant

Do you have a particular skill, knack or interest? Club Volunteers are the backbone of the club’s success. The following positions are currently vacant at the club and we are seeking interested parties over the coming weeks.

  • Bar and Canteen Volunteers

  • Events Volunteer

  • Fundraising Volunteer

  • Grants Coordinator

  • Project Manager (Facilities development)

  • Game day Coordinator

  • First Aid Officers, Physios, Trainers

  • Medical support

  • Equipment Managers

  • Committee and Sub-Committee Members

  • Trades People for general maintenance and various working bees

If you have a particular skill, professional background or interest that you feel may contribute to the club, please come and see a management committee member, club President or contact the clubs Administration Officer at


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