Wodonga Diamonds is a vibrant, progressive, development club for players of all abilities.
We cater for children from 4 to 11 years in our Miniroos program, focusing on learning new skills & being active.
Our under 12-16 (junior and youth development) program aims to allow children to develop and maintain a love of the game while enhancing their development as they mature as players. The program covers the basic fundamentals of football through to technical game training sessions. The focus on player development is in line with the FFA national coaching curriculum and world best practice.
Coaches at Wodonga Diamonds FC are qualified in small sided football (MiniRoos) and junior training programs and their focus and passion is the development of boys and girls at this age. The training style differs to Senior’s and requires great patience and understanding of the needs of this age to ensure full benefits are derived while maintaining fun and enjoyment.
Under the expert guidance of our coaches, our goal is to transform your child into a sharper, fitter and more strategic player and to enhance the technical ability of all ages, both boys and girls while fostering in them a love of the game.
On most weekends, tens of thousands of girls, boys, women and men can be found playing and officiating football matches across Victoria, watched and supported by thousands more parents, family members, club officials and volunteers.
Over time, a minority of these people have unfortunately decided that it is ok to:
The impact this behaviour has on our game cannot be understated. People stop playing the game, referees stop officiating, tensions between clubs rise. In order to make a genuine difference to the behaviour of everyone involved in our game, a cultural shift needs to occur. This needs to occur at all levels. We need to Respect The Game.
Wodonga Diamonds has a Level 3 Good Sports accreditation, achieved by continuing to ensure that alcohol is sold/served away from children, having an alcohol policy in place and members trained in responsible service of alcohol (RSA).
The Good Sports program is an initiative of the Australian Drug Foundation (ADF) to develop safer and healthier communities. The program helps sporting clubs manage alcohol responsibly and reduce alcohol related problems such as binge and underage drinking.
Displaying the Good Sports logo sends an important message to club members and the community. It confirms that the club promotes a responsible attitude towards alcohol and that it provides a safe environment for players, members, families and supporters.
Visit the Good Sports website for more information about the program.