Gawler Eagles FC takes pride on our coaches and support volunteers. While they're from many walks of life, they have a common bond: Gawler community. All of our coaches undergo Football SA accreditation, and with the direction of our Technical Director, ensure that all our juniors players strive to actively participate in a team environment and enjoy their football. 

Objectives and Values

Our objective at Gawler Eagles FC is to provide players with an opportunity to enjoy football while improving their skills in a happy and friendly environment. We are proud of our reputation for good sportsmanship and expect our coaches, managers, players and parents to do their best to maintain this tradition.

The aim of Small-Sided Football is to build fundamental skills of football and instill a love of the game through team spirit while developing a high level of good sportsmanship. There is no official competition or points tally in the U6 – U11 age groups. Gawler Eagles FC seeks the cooperation of parents and supporters to encourage players through positive comments and not concentrating on scores.

With our Junior Competitive Teams, we aim to provide an environment where players continue to develop their skills and are encouraged to play to their full potential. Our aim is to provide an environment of continuous improvement where players, coaches and managers continue to develop and improve each season. The junior players of the club provide the foundation for future senior teams. As such, we provide many specialised development programs and skills clinics to help develop our young players. 

Child Safe Environment Guidelines

A child safe environment is very important to the Gawler Eagles. The safety of your child is our number one priority. Gawler Eagles FC complies with the Football SA's child safe environment policy.
More details can be viewed here.

Gawler Eagles FC also has a Member Protection Policy that is a compulsory requirement to address issues arising from breaches of our codes of conduct. The club has Member Protection Information officers and a Child Safety Officer. Details can be viewed on the Committee page.

Notable Junior Players

  • Australia Kristy Moore – Australian Women's Team Member
  • Australia Terry Smith – Australian U17 World Cup Squad Member
  • Australia Riley McGree – Adelaide United/Club Brugge FC/Charlotte FC/Middlesbrough/Australia U17/Australia U23/Socceroos
    Australia Lachlan Brook – Adelaide United/Brentford/Australia U17/Australia U20/Australia U23
  • Australia Pacifique Niyongabire - Adelaide United/Perth Glory
  • Australia Ben Warland - Sydney FC/Adelaide United

Football SA Pathways

Gawler Eagles FC can assist in developing your young player to achieve the highest level possible through Football SA's pathways program. Click here for more details.

Junior Premier & StateLeague

Aldi MiniRoos National Formats And Playing Rules
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Parental Support Is Key To Performance

The role parent's play in the life of young players has a tremendous impact on their experience. Here are some helpful reminders of appropriate parental behaviour, support and encouragement. Please discuss any concerns with your team coach or manager.

Let the Coach coach.
Leave the coaching to the coach. This includes motivating, psyching players for practice, yelling directions during a game, after game critiques, setting goals etc. If players have too many coaches, it confuses them and their performance will decline.

Display appropriate behaviour at games.
Kids play sport for their enjoyment, not yours. Please be supportive, cheer and model good sportsmanship. Help them keep their attention on the game, not on poor behaviour or yelling at the referee from the sidelines.

Encourage your child to talk with the coach.
Encourage them to talk to their coach if they are having any difficulties or can't make practice sessions or games; as they gain a sense of ownership and confidence.

Do not offer bribes or incentives.
The coaching staff will motivate the players as part of a team. Bribing undermines the coaches methods and affects player concentration during practice and games.

Most importantly, make sure you all have fun!

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