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Player Registration & Fees


Due to the number of availble positions at Essendon Royals being far under the number of players wanting to play for the Club in 2024, the Royals are in the process of conducting a trial process for Community and JBNPL players.


Players who are eligible to confirm their spot at the club in 2024, or who are offered a position via the trial process will be contacted directly.


For any queries regarding membership fees please send them through to

What is included with Playing & Coaching Membership

Membership comes with the following benefits:


  • Between one and three nights of nights of training and games on the weekend. Generally this means about 50-70 training sessions and 18+ competitive games (not including friendlies) per season.

  • Fees covers FFA and FFV fees, Referee costs, club costs and utilities.

  • Access to our Academy Programs

  • Invitations to key club events

  • Access to Sponsor offers to members


Coaches are also members and receive benefits of membership including:

  • Apparel

  • Guidance and assistance from our club technical directors

  • Access to coach education

  • Invitations to key club events

  • Coaches with children at the club are entitled to 1 membership fee being waived

Team Managers and Assistant Coaches

Team managers and assistant coaches are also members. They also receive benefits of membership. Team managers are provided puffer jackets and caps.

Training & Games

  • Training is twice a week for Community Teams (except U7 teams) and three times a week for Junior Boys NPL Teams. Training nights vary by squad and age group.

  • Game day for Mini-Roos and Juniors is generally Sunday. Time vary according to fixturing by the federation. Game day for Seniors, Masters,U18 and U20 can vary from Friday to Sunday.

  • Training & Game locations are Cross Keys Reserve and Ormond Park.


  • TBC

Deposits & Refunds before preseason

Returning & New members are required to place a deposit with the club to secure their place in the club. Players eligible to secure their spot at the club will be emailed directly. All deposits are non-refundable. Please see our Fee & Deposit refund policy for more information.

New players wishing to join now (where there are vacancies)

New players wanting to join now should check out our current opportunities page.