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Paddy O'Donoghue Centre
Paddy O'Donoghue Centre
18-32 Buckley Street
Noble Park, Victoria 3174

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For more information on Noble Park's Junior Coaching Program, contact
Chris Wallis

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The centre is conveniently located near the Noble Park Railway Station. Timetables are available here.
Grenda bus service #815 services between Noble Park and Dandenong. Bus timetable and route is available here.


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noble park junior coaching

As we are unavailable to run the club on Saturdays it will not be going ahead in term 3. We'd like to thank all those who have been involved during 2021 and we are happy to direct you to other options for junior coaching if you'd like to contact us by email. All the best!

Chris and Dom
 Our program caters for juniors of all levels from beginner to 800 ACF rating, and in the age-range 5 through to 14. We provide group lessons with friendly and experienced coaches. Our JCP students often play in the club's monthly Knights Cup tournaments - this event will next be held on Sunday April 25th (see flyer).

For JCP program details, see the following flyer (which, as in the image below, can be cut up and folded to make a card).


Our COVIDSafe plan for the Junior Program is available at the following link:


Flyer cut and folded

The Noble Park Junior Chess Program (JCP) has been running since April 2011 with the goal of getting kids interested in the wonderful game of chess and providing a pathway from learning about how chess pieces move through to playing club-level chess at Noble Park Chess Club. In our 2014 Club Championship approximately 20% of the players were involved with the JCP program.

Joining JCP
Our coaching sessions start promptly at 2pm and consist of a group coaching session with an experienced chess coach. Each session consists of 30-40 minutes of group activities followed by a short game where the kids can try out what they have learnt with the session finishing at 3pm. The classes are aimed at beginner to intermediate junior players and run on most Saturdays during the school term. (Please see our brochure above for details).

Participation in the JCP program does not require membership of the Noble Park Chess Club as the fees are based on either a $10 weekly session fee or a discounted fee.

We are often asked how young can a child start?
As a guide we have children from 5 -14 years of age regularly attending the sessions, every child is different and some of the children take a few weeks to get involved in the classes whilst others get involved from their first session.

Ways to practice
Apart from the coaching program, participants can consider playing:
- At Noble Park Chess Club's monthly Knights Cup series
- At the Box Hill Chess Club's popular monthly Rookies Cup series on Sundays in Ashwood (click here for club contact details; this is usually held on the second Sunday of the month)- At interschool tournaments (if the school has a program)
- Online; a good free site is