Children's Sports

Loftus Junior Programs

Loftus Recreation Centre hosts a Friday junior soccer competition as well as basketball and soccer clinics for children who are keen to learn the fundamentals or hone their skills.

Our junior soccer competition offers your children and their friends the opportunity to register a team to play a 30-minute match against another team every Friday. At the end of the 2-term season, the top 4 will play-off to determine the winner!

Alternatively, individual children are welcome to take part in our basketball and soccer clinics running 4:00-4:45 & 4:45-5:30 every Wednesday during the school term.

Nominations for the 2023/24 Summer Season

To submit a team nomination request, fill out the Google form available here. You will be contacted following your submission.
Rules for the competition are available here.
If you have any questions, please email

Here at Loftus we have a range of activities your child can join. Has your child expressed interest in a sport but wouldn't be ready to join a team?

Check out our coaching clinics on Wednesdays, Fridays or Sundays for them to learn all the fundamentals and skills required to play the game.

2023/24 Summer Season Important Dates

Nominations Open
15 August 2023
Nominations Close
Nominations remain open until the competition is full
2023 Term 4 Dates
13 Oct - 8 Dec 2023
2024 Term 1 Dates
2 Feb - 22 Mar 2024
Finals & Friendlies
15 & 22 Mar 2024
Winter Season Commences
19 Apr 2024

Junior Sports Clinics

Junior Sport Clinics - Basketball & Soccer

Loftus Recreation Centre runs Junior Clinics for Basketball and Soccer during each school term, and break for school holidays. These sessions are suitable for children aged 5-12.

Junior Soccer Coaching - Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced

45-minute sessions with Senior Coach Daniel and his team providing fundamental skills, knowledge, and gameplay required for to enjoy soccer  in a fun, dynamic environment.

  • Group 1 (Ages 4-7) - 3:30 - 4:15pm
  • Group 2 (Ages 8/9)* - 4:15 - 5:00pm
  • Group 3 (Ages 10+)* - 5:00 - 5:45pm

Junior Basketball Coaching - Beginners & Advanced 

45-minute sessions with Coach Nick and Coach Hamish. Children develop fundamental skills, knowledge, and gameplay required for basketball while enjoying a fun, dynamic environment.

We run a junior session at 4:00pm – 4:45pm for children just learning the fundamental skills and a 4:45pm – 5:30pm session for children looking to improve on their games.

Junior Soccer Match Play & Coaching - Youth (6-14 years olds)

30 minutes skills sessions followed by 30 minutes of game play.

Clinics Timetable

  Wednesday Friday Sunday
09:30 am - 10:30 am     Junior Soccer Match Play
04:00 pm - 04:30 pm   Junior Soccer Coaching  
04:00 pm - 04:45 pm Junior Basketball Coaching    
Junior Soccer Coaching  
04:30 pm - 05:00 pm   Junior Soccer Coaching  
04:45 pm - 05:30 pm Junior Basketball Coaching    
Junior Soccer Coaching  
05:00 pm - 05:30 pm   Junior Soccer Coaching  

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