PLAY FOR BAYSIDE
Bayside United FC is an all-female football (soccer) club based in Melbourne's south and competes in the Victorian Women's National Premier League.
What is the Victorian Womens National Premier League?
NPLW VIC is the top flight female state football league in Victoria for U12 through to Seniors. It was formed to create an elite pathway from community football to the W-League and beyond. It is the ideal league for girls who have played well at their community club and want to take their football development to the next level. The current NPLW VIC fixtures, results and league ladders can be found here.
Professional coaching, high-quality facilities, focused team-mates and challenging opponents are all found at NPLW level. Here is a summary from FFA of the elite football pathways and programs in Australia. If you get confused with all the various elite support programs like NTC, NYC, TIDC, Emerging Matildas, rest assured that NPLW is the ideal playing environment/league from which to access these programs.
Playing for Bayside United
Bayside United teams train three times a week, 90 minutes per session and the juniors season runs for 27 rounds from late February to early September. Most games are played on Saturdays, with the occasional Sunday game. We train for and play a possession-based game style that emphasises passing and building from the back. While winning is fun, we know that player development is the ultimate goal, especially at the junior level.
In addition to our qualified coaches, the club has a dedicated Junior Technical Director who implements a program focussed on player development. This reflects the club's belief that the development of our Juniors is just as important as the team performance of our Seniors and U19s.
School holiday clinics
During school holidays, Bayside United runs half-day football clinics for girls aged 8-14. They are great for girls who want to improve their soccer skills in a fun environment. They are also perfect for those who might want to play for Bayside United and experience some coaching delivered by the club. Places can fill quickly, so get in early when registrations open. Contact us and we'll keep you informed of this year's clinics and trials.
Unlike community clubs, all new and existing Bayside players trial for selection each year. Trials begin in September for the season in the following year. While our youngest team is U12, players who are U11 next year are also encouraged to trial. Contact us and we'll keep you informed of this year's clinics and trials. Announcements will also be posted on this website closer to trials.
Margot Robinne: Technical Director - Juniors (L) and Lee Hobbs: Seniors Head Coach (R).
Bayside United uses a dual-program coaching structure. The Seniors Program (Performance: Seniors and U19) gives autonomy to the Seniors Head Coach, while the Juniors Program (Development: U12 - U16) is overseen by our Juniors Technical Director.
our HOME GROUND
Kingston Heath Soccer Complex - Pitch Two.