Be an All Star
Reckon you can move like Messi or weave like Ronaldo? Are you a midfielder, forward or goalie? Find out by joining the Collingwood All Stars!
The Collingwood All Stars program (CASP) is for young children to young adults who live in the City of Yarra and love soccer (sorry, football!)
It doesn't matter if you don't know one end of the round ball from the other, CASP is a fun way to learn and play soccer.
And if you're serious about the Beautiful Game, it's a great way to connect with other clubs and play competitively.
Here's all you need to know to join. See you on the field!
CASP is for anyone aged 8 to 18 who live in the City of Yarra. And yes, CASP is for girls. A soccer ball doesn't care what gender you are. If you've got feet, you can kick a ball!
How it works
CASP happens on Monday nights during school term. Sessions are a mix of training and games.
Things get a bit serious when we get older, so older players train harder and play harder. We also connect senior players to competitive leagues and clubs across Melbourne.
Play for glory! We host two trophy nights a year, so you never know, you might see your name in gold on the Honour Board and scoop up an armful of medals.
Be a coach
We encourage senior players to coach juniors. There's a lot more to coaching than blowing whistle (though there's plenty of that). Coaching gives you a chance to pass on your skills, learn the art of coaching, and improve your umpiring abilities.
It's also a great way to learn valuable leadership skills. Seriously, if you can coach a bunch of energetic kids, you can do anything.
Who runs CASP
CASP is run by footy-mad crew from the Victoria Police and Neighbourhood Justice Centre. We provide the equipment, training and umpiring, snacks and drinks.
We've been running CASP for around ten years and we're proud to watch our local kids growing up.
Coaching and games 3.30pm to 5.30pm, every Monday during school term.
Collingwood Housing Estate oval, corner Perry and Wellington Streets.
Parents and/or kids can come to the Collingwood oval on Mondays during training times and we'll sign you up.
Or pop in to the Neighbourhood Justice Centre at 241 Wellington Street, Collingwood 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.