Clueless Parent
Two weeks ago

Best SE Melb junior representative clubs for girls?

Looking for guidance or insight into VJBL clubs in the South East of Melbourne and which clubs have the best reputation for inclusiveness that doesn't inhibit a child's development. My daughter is looking to join a rep team this summer after 4 seasons of domestic competition. Currently plays as a top age U10 and bottom age U12 domestically. Any advice is welcomed as we've not been involved in a rep team before and looking to avoid politics whilst getting our daughter the best support!

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LC  
Two weeks ago

A good guide is the VJBL U12 VC standings...and then also look to see where the club's 2nd and third teams sit as a guide to club strength at your daughter's closest age group.

You should also consider how strong the club is across all age groups to provide a guide as to ongoing coaching and development in future years.

U12 VC Standings: http://websites.sportstg.com/comp_info.cgi?a=LADDER&compID=534700&c=1-3911-0-0-0

Plus, with all the travel involved, often a good idea to stay with your local association.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Dandenong, Knox, Nunawading, Hawthorn

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Where does your daughter play domestic? You probably should try there for a start. You can't totally avoid politics, it’s a part of the sport unfortunately

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

We play out in thr Pakenham District so have been looking at Pakenham Warriors and Casey Cavs. I figured you'd get politics everywhere but just keen to avoid clubs with well known issues in their little communities.

Thanks to LC re standings, that's great advice!

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

My suggestion would be choose somewhere close. Travel time matters, especially for young kids. At your daughters age Casey and Frankston have the strongest u12 girls within reasonable distance. I don't know much about Casey except they are good at u12 and bottom age u14, Frankston are strong all the way through and have some very good coaches in their girls program. My daughter doesn’t play at either by the way.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Casey easy..l

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Try and find a club that has almost as many girls teams as boys teams or one which has more girls teams done boys teams. This will indicate the club that actually cares about girls in sport.

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LC  
Two weeks ago

Casey are on the rise and have good depth at U12 girls...I'd personally stay there given your circumstances.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Frankston strong all the way through? Lol.
Casey the best bet.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Frankston are better in u12, u14 & u16 girls. Casey aren't in VC in u14 or u16! It’s not even close.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Thanks everyone. Does anyone know if you have to play in the domestic Casey league to play for their Rep team? Our current domestic team is in the PDBA.

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