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Play At Essendon Royals

Essendon Royals is one of the largest community sporting clubs in Victoria.

Home to over 700 players, the Royals currently run four footballing programs.

  • Senior Football (Men and Women)
  • Junior Boys National Premier Leagues
  • Community Football (Boys and Girls)
  • MiniRoos Kick-Off Academy (U4-U9 Saturday Morning Program)
Despite the number of positions at the club, the Essendon Royals are currently oversubscribed, meaning we cannot find a spot for every player who wishes to play at our club.
However, from time-to-time, positions do become available.

Check back on this page for updates throughout the year as we advertise current openings, expressions of interest opportunities and more.

Regardless of what is happening at the club, there will always be a Waiting List form you can fill out to leave your details with the club.

We will contact all players on the waiting list when openings become available or when there are opportunities to trial for positions at the club.


Young players aged between 4 and 9 in 2022 looking to play football for the first time are encouraged to participate in the Essendon Royals MiniRoos Kick Off Academy in 2022.

This is the perfect place to start your football journey before moving into teams in the coming years.

Term 1 registrations are now closed as we are at capacity.

Term 2 registrations will open up towards the end of the current school terms. 

Waiting LIst


Essendon Royals community and JBNPL teams for Season 2022 are now almost full.

However, from time-to-time, there may be some positions that become available within certain teams.

Please use the Waiting List form to be informed of updates about the 2022 season, or to apply for any advertised opening, or to be kept informed about 2023 trials.

PLEASE NOTE: The club usually holds grading and trials any time from October-December, however this may change due to ongoing COVID19 restrictions and lockdowns. The Club will contact you with confirmed dates later in the year.