Playing in a higher age group?
Updated: Jun 4, 2020
Playing a Player Above Their Natural Age Group (Playing Up)
NATURAL AGE GROUP
A player is naturally eligible to play in the competition which is named Under, and then the age that the player is turning in the calendar year that the competition is being run (e.g. A child born in the year 2000 can play Under 15s in 2015, as they will turn 15 in that calendar year. A child born in 2005 can play Under 10s in 2015 as they will turn 10 in that calendar year).
PLAYERS PLAYING ONE YEAR ABOVE THEIR NATURAL AGE GROUP
A player shall be allowed to play in an age grade competition that is one year above the competition that he or she is naturally eligible to play in (player born in 2005 and registered in 2015 CAN PLAY in Under 10s and Under 11s).
All players who are playing up an age group must have a completed Playing in a Higher Age Group Consent Form before taking the field. This form must then be sent to the Junior League Administrator at the earliest convenience after participation. The form must be authorised and uploaded to the player’s member record on MySideline.