Club Philosophy & Policies


To be the club of choice for junior players and their families, which contributes to the wider community both on and off the field.


Our primary objective is the development of young footballers and connecting families. This will include the provision of a safe and supportive community-based environment which encourages skill and game sense development, fitness, fair play, and teamwork.

Club Philosophy

The Kew Rovers Football Club is a not-for-profit sporting club that was established in 1971 to enable children from the local schools the opportunity to play football. The focus then and still is today, is to have fun and reap the benefit of participating in a team orientated family environment. Our philosophy is to encourage children to play sport irrespective of gender or ability. The club believes, particularly in the early years, in not formally grading players, but rather, allow them to play with their peers, improve their skills and just have fun.

Kew Rovers Football Club is affiliated with the Yarra Junior Football League in which teams from Under 9 (Tackers) – Colts (Under 17) play matches.

Team grading by the League commences in the Under 10 to Colts age groups. This is based on a number of factors including the Club’s submission, the team’s previous years performance and their performance in the first 4 rounds.
For the complete football policies refer to the attachments below.


The Club's Football policy can be accessed here:

The Club's Player and Team Allocation policy can be accessed here:

Management of Head Injuries

Kew Rovers adheres to the YJFL policy on management of Head Injuries.

YJFL Policy afl guidelines