If you're interested in joining one of Perth's leading community based family oriented soccer clubs, with a strong focus on player participation, enjoyment and development... Then Dianella JSC is the club for you!
We are an exciting, proactive soccer club, setting the benchmark at junior level.
With a focus on enjoyment and participation, coupled with an emphasis on providing our children with an opportunity to participate at the highest level, Dianella is a club for all players and skills.
We provide the opportunity to play in 'social teams' or from the U9s, and dependent on the players ability, in 'assessed' teams.
Reinforcing our commitment to the community, we were thrilled to be one of the founding clubs to create the United Reds Football League, along with The Manchester United Foundation, Inclusion Solutions and other partners, truly proving that football is a sport for all.
And in a remarkable achievement for the club, in 2022 we were one of three clubs shortlisted for the SportWest Awards Community Club of The Year Award, where we were praised for "leading the way in creating inclusive and safe environments for people to connect, inspire and achieve together and make a positive impact on the local community".
Centrally located with amazing grounds at Yokine Reserve, Dianella JSC is the club for you!
Please get in touch if you are interested in joining your local, community club.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is your home ground? Yokine Regional Open Space, off Wordsworth Avenue in Yokine is our home ground. Widely considered to have one of the best playing surfaces in metropolitan Perth we are proud to call Yokine ROS our home.
When does the Season start and end? The season is determined by our governing body Football West, and usually runs from early April (dependent on the Easter holidays) through to early-mid September. There is generally a break during the school holidays, with 18 rounds being played in total. In addition, Juniors teams can play top 4 Finals.
What days are matches played? All matches, Miniroos (U6s to U12s) and Juniors (U13s to U18s) are played on Sunday morning, kicking off no earlier than 8 am and no later than midday. From the U8s and up matches are played home and away. Junior knock-out Cup matches are played on Saturday mornings; however, these will number no more than 5 a season if the squad embarks on a successful cup run.
When do you train? All coaches are volunteers, with the training schedules dependent on the coach of each squad. We have access to Yokine ROS on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons from 4.30 to 7.45 pm. Most squads from U10 and up can train two evenings a week. We don't advocate younger teams training more than once a week. You will be advised of your training schedule once squads are established, and coaches are in place.
When does registration open? Registration usually opens in mid to late January, with a priority period for returning players before we open up to new members. All registration is done online, currently through PlayFootball.
What is the process for registration? Everyone registering has to register online through Play Football. Returning players registrations will be immediately approved. New players registrations will be approved, but ONLY after the priority registration period closes and the club has identified where places are available. Our registered U9s to U12s are invited to an assessment in February, placing them in squads of equal playing ability giving everyone the opportunity to participate and enjoy competitive team sport.
Junior players (U13s to U18s) are invited to register when registrations open in January. They will have already been notified following assessments whether they have a place in a squad, and will have paid a $50 deposit to "hold" their place.
How much is registration? After 6 years of unchanged fees, rapidly escalating costs have necessitated an increase for Season 2024. U6 to U9 registrations will be $215, U10 to U12 $235, U13 to U16 $285 and U18s $320. This includes playing shirt which is returned at the end of the season. Approximately 40% of the total fee is paid away to Football Australia and Football West. There is no requirement to purchase a training kit and we promise you will not be hit with additional costs, such as raffle tickets and other spurious fundraising activities.
Do you accept KidSport? Yes, we have been a supporter of KidSport since inception. All we require when registering your child please advise the Club Registrar, so any balancing payments can be arranged, and your registration processed without any unnecessary delay.
What if my registration is not accepted? If for whatever reason your registration is not successful a full refund will be paid. Your name will be added to the wait list, and should any places become available we will get in touch. All players not approved will be advised and a full refund is paid if no places are available.
Does your club have competitive teams? We have representative teams in every junior age group, from the top Junior Metro Division 1 to the more ‘social’ Miniroo White and i-League. We have always believed in football for everyone.
Do you hold “trials?” Junior assessments (U13s to U18s) are usually held at the end of November, allowing the club to assess playing numbers and ability, before correctly nominating squads to FW. This also gives those players not allocated a place an opportunity to find alternative clubs ahead of the new season. We assess our registered U9s to U12s in February, placing them in squads of equal playing ability giving everyone the opportunity to participate and enjoy competitive team sport.
"Who are your Coaches?” Our Coaches are all volunteers, usually parents but can also be other family members, older Junior players or anyone else introduced in full agreement with the Committee. No one is paid, they Coach for the love of the game and the good and well-being of the players. We fully support our Coaches, they can attend any relevant Football West or Football Australia course and will be fully refunded if a fee is applied. There are no egos, every Coach is treated equally and fairly by all members.
My child has never played football or any sport outside school before? Don’t worry. We offer teams at every level, from the social divisions right up to Metro Division 1.
Can players play outside their age group? Playing age is the age of the child at the end of the calendar year and Club policy states all players must join the club in the correct age group. Females can play down 2 years below their age group and medical exemptions are available for other players also looking to play down one year. For players looking to move up an age level, consideration will be given by the Committee following Coaches recommendations and subsequent club assessments.
Will you ever become or are you considering becoming an NPL club? The short answer is "no." There are many reasons why this will not happen, but uppermost is the effect becoming an NPL club would have on our fee structure. We are a junior community club offering football for all. We have no place for elitism and if coaches and administrative staff were paid, a conservative estimate is our fee structure would have to quadruple. Without community sport, elite sport would not exist, and governing bodies would do well to remember this.
Do you have a Code of Conduct? Yes, we do. It is simple and concise and guides everyone, players, club officials and spectators as to how we expect members to behave. We believe our Code of Conduct is probably the most important document we have and fortunately very rarely have to refer to the Code. The Code of Conduct can be found elsewhere on our website.
My child has a mild disability, would this hinder them joining? We consider ourselves to be a fully inclusive community club and it is therefore our primary aim to encourage children into sport. We were one of the inaugural clubs selected to form the United Reds League, now i-League, and we try and welcome all players to the game of football.
Are you looking for new volunteers? We are a community club driven entirely by volunteers. We welcome new volunteers with open arms as without them the club will not survive. Volunteering is fun and rewarding. We expect every parent to support their kids and teammates every step of the way, and if you feel you have more to offer then please speak to a current committee member.
I've never played football, but I would like to volunteer, how can I help? Although many of our team coaches have played the game since childhood some did not and have therefore been mentored by the other coaches. Our Coaching Coordinator is here to help, and the club pays for interested coaches to attend FW courses. We also try and run a seasonal Assistant Referee training course with the assistance of Football West and there is an active club committee who are always looking for fresh faces and new ideas. Please DO volunteer.
Are there facilities for both boys and girls at Yokine Reserve? Yes, we have changing rooms available for both our male and female players and their immediate family at Yokine Reserve.