YOUTH FOOTBALL

REGISTER

 

Registrations for the 2022 winter season are now closed.

KEY DATES

TDP trainings start on 28 March.

Season starts 2 April / 7 May.

Season ends 10 September.

No games (school holidays) on 16 July.

Overview

Youth Football is for players born in 2009 to 2005 (i.e. turning 13 - 17 in 2022).

  • Under 13 players (born 2009) transition to playing on full sized fields with 11-a-side teams, on Saturday mornings (or Sundays if participating in TDP).

 

  • Under 15 players (born 2008 and 2007) play on Saturday mornings (or Sundays if participating in TDP).

  • Under 17 players (born 2006 and 2005) play in the Under 17 league, with games on Sunday mornings.

About games

Games are 11-a-side (including a goalkeeper).  Teams usually have approximately 14-16 players.  Teams play one 60 minute (U13s), 70 minute (U15s) or 90 minute (u17s) game each Saturday/Sunday.

 

This year Capital Development Leagues (U13, U15 & U17 TDP teams) will all be played on Sundays. Most of the other divisions in U13 and U15 grades will continue to play on Saturdays.

The time and location for each week’s game is determined by a draw published by Capital Football, which can be found here.

You can find details on Wellington region ground locations here

About trainings

Training dates and times will vary depending on the team you play for. Generally, teams will train twice per week.

All TDP teams competing in the Capital Development Leagues will train three times per week. The Term 2 & 3 training schedule is below:

  • Monday 5-6.30pm

  • Wednesday 5-6.30pm

  • Friday 5-6.30pm

When and where?

 

Key dates

 

Season start:  Saturday 7 May (U17s Sunday 3 April)
Season end:  Saturday 10 September (U17s Sunday 14 August, subject to National Youth League qualification)

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Games:  Saturday/Sunday mornings 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.​

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.

How to register

Registrations are now closed for the 2022 season.