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.


Rules for the competition are available here.
If you have any questions, please email

Please register your individual player to join our 3v3 weekly round robin tournament. 

$100 provides 10 weeks of 1 hour of dedicated match time per age bracket with the intention to play 3x20-minute games or 4x15-minute games per week.

If you're unable to commit to a full term, we also offer the option to bring your child down and pay a casual rate of $15 per week.

4-5pm - years 2-3 (ages 5,6,7,8)
5-6pm - years 4-5 (ages 9,10,11,12)

*Skill level may influence child's age bracket

If previously part of a team, we will endeavour to keep players together although we are focusing on inclusivity and in the interests of competition, we will rearrange the teams each game within the hour of dedicated match play.

Register as soon as possible to guarantee your spot!

2024 Winter Season Important Dates

Nominations Open
25 March 2024
Nominations Close
Nominations remain open until the competition is full
2024 Term 2 Dates
19 Apr - 28 Jun 2024
2024 Term 3 Dates
19 Jul - 20 Sep 2024
Finals & Friendlies
13 & 20 Sep 2024
Summer Season Commences
11 Oct 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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