GIRLS ONLY LEAGUE

REGISTER

 

Registrations for the 2022 winter season are now closed.

KEY DATES

Season starts 8 May.

Season ends 11 September.

No games (school holidays) on 17 July.

Overview

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 time and location for each week’s games is determined by a draw published by Capital Football, which can be found here. You can find details on Wellington region ground locations here

 

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?

 

Key dates

 

Season start:  Sunday 8 May

Season end:  Sunday 11 September

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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.

  • Shin pads. 

 

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).

  • Bibs.

  • 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!

 

Team management

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.

Coaching

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.

Refereeing

Saturday games need to be refereed by a parent or other volunteer.  Refereeing courses are available to those interested in upskilling.

How to register

Registrations are now closed for the 2022 season.