GIRLS ONLY LEAGUE
Registrations for the 2022 winter season are open now.
Information about the registration process is below.
Season starts 8 May.
Season ends 11 September.
No games (school holidays) on 17 July.
Junior girls have several options for playing football:
Girls-only league: open to players from age 7 up and teams play on a Sunday morning (information on this page).
Mixed football: girls play in teams with boys and girls (information here).
Mixed and Girls only: girls can select both mixed and girls-only meaning they play both Saturday and Sunday.
The Girls Only League is open to all girls of all abilities aged 7 to 14 (born 2015 to 2008). Games are played on Sunday mornings. The focus of the league is on fun and participation - meaning that the league is suitable for girls first learning football right through to those who have good skills and have played a while.
Juniors Day: Saturday 26 March, Memorial Park, from 11am. Come along and ask your questions about the upcoming season, register, play some fun games of football, sausage sizzle/drinks, Football Central will be selling team gear and later the bar will be open for the Central League Men’s team game from 2.00pm (subject to COVID settings).
About the league
As noted above, the Girls Only League is open to all girls of all abilities aged 7 to 14 (born 2015 to 2008). Your child's 'grade' is based on their age - for example children who turn 9 in 2022 will be in grade 9.
The focus of the league is on fun and participation - meaning that the league is suitable for girls first learning football right through to those who have good skills and have played a while.
Teams play small-sided games on artificial turf (and so matches are rarely cancelled). Games are played on Sunday mornings.
The number of players allowed on the field at a time (including a goalkeeper) is as follows:
GOSL Grades 7-8: 5 players
GOSL Grades 9-10: 7 players
GOSL Grades 11-12: 9 players
GOSL Grades 13-14: 11 players
About team trainings
Players usually participate in a training after school once a week. Team trainings will be led by a parent coach from each team. Turn up to your team training and the weekly Sunday morning game. Play with your friends, meet new friends, and enjoy some fun football on the weekend.
When and where?
Season start: Sunday 8 May
Season end: Sunday 11 September
Games: Sunday mornings (and occasionally Friday evenings) at a time and location depending on the weekly draw published by Capital Football.
Trainings: See details above.
School holiday break
Football runs on the first and last weekend of the school holidays, but we take a break for Easter weekend (if it falls during the season) and the middle weekend of the school holidays.
School Holiday and Summer Programmes
The club runs a popular school holiday programme, and summer programmes during terms 1 and 4. We would love to see your child involved! More information can be found on the "Programmes" page here.
What gear do you need?
Players need to have their own:
Plain navy shorts.
Navy football socks.
Football boots and shin pads can be bought from most sports stores and off TradeMe. Socks and shorts can be purchased from Football Central or from most sports retailers in Wellington.
The club provides each team with the following gear at the beginning of the season (all of which must be returned at the end of the season):
Navy Petone FC playing tops (1 per player).
A player of the day trophy and certificates.
Balls and cones.
Coaches and managers
We want to create a fun and positive environment for our players. The more support, encouragement and involvement from parents the better!
Each team needs a manager to:
take responsibility for the team's gear, and ensure it is all returned at the end of the season;
act as a point of contact for the team - for example, making sure players know when and where to turn up on Saturdays; and
award the player of the day award each weekend.
Trainings are led by parents and volunteers, so we need your input to help make the season a success. You don't need to be a football pro - you just need to be enthusiastic and willing to learn. The club provides a range of coach development trainings and resources to help keen coaches improve their coaching ability.
Saturday games need to be refereed by a parent or other volunteer. Refereeing courses are available to those interested in upskilling.
How to register
Step 1: Register for the winter season
Registrations are now open. Click here to access to online registration form.
Choose to pay your registration fee online (via credit card or bank-to-bank payment) or later (by direct deposit to 02-0544-0149970-00, using your name or Xero invoice as reference). The registration fee is $150, or $175 for a Girls combined registration (mixed and girls only leagues). All registration fees must be paid by 30 April 2022.
Please email email@example.com with any questions.
Step 2: Grade Coordinators will put together teams
Grade Coordinators will put players into teams after registrations close, in March.
Grade Coordinators will then be in touch with you, with information on your team and the start of the season. This might not be until late March / early April.
The club will separately email you once registrations have closed with more information on the season, how things will work, key contacts, and other key details.
Step 3: The season starts!
Kick off on Sunday 8 May 2022!