Juniors

Welcome to the Junior Section of the Ferrymead Bays website

Hopefully you will be able to find all relevant Junior and Youth information here.

If not please contact Club Captain Ren Cameron.

Mobile: 021 066 1294  

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2019

 

NEW: NZF SUMMER SKILLS CENTRE - TERM 4 2019

The Summer Skills Centre will offer a weekly training for junior footballers aged 9 to 12 years through a planned, enjoyable and consistent approach to training, based around principles of long term player development.

The Summer Skills Centre will provide a perfect start for players wishing to reach the highest level and you don't need to be a member of a specific club in order to register. We are aiming to run this in age groups of 9s/10s and 11s/12s alongside each other and also run girls separately if numbers permit.

For Term 4 2019 the sessions will run for 8 weeks on Tuesdays, starting 15th October, finishing 3rd December.

Venue: Barnett Park

Time: 4.00 - 5.00 pm

Cost: $50 for the 8 sessions, payable into Club a/c Westpac 03 1702 0045486 00

Please email Club Captain Ren Cameron at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to confirm your interest.

 

  

NEW: GIRLS ONLY SUMMER HUB - TERM 4 2019

The idea is to provide an opportunity for beginning girls aged 5-12, who may prefer playing in a girl-only environment, to come along and enjoy playing football.

The sessions will involve football coordination activities, technical development and small-sided games.

Girls aged 9-12 who already play are encouraged to join our Skills Centre; the Girls Only Hub is really for girls who have little football experience.

For Term 4 2019 the sessions will run for 5 weeks on Tuesdays, starting 22nd October, finishing 19th November.

Venue: Barnett Park

Time: 4.00 - 5.00 pm

Cost: $25 for the 5 sessions, payable into Club a/c Westpac 03 1702 0045486 00

Please email Club Captain Ren Cameron at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to confirm your interest. 

 

 

 

 

 

TALENT CENTRE 2019 

Having been granted a provisional CY (Club and Youth) licence for 2019, the Club Talent Centre is in place for premier 13th, 14th and 15th grade boys youth teams, as the Club has automatic entry to the Youth Premier League competition in these grades.

 

The Talent Centre programme for 2019 for 13s and 14s will begin on Monday 25th February, with sessions 3 x per week.

13s/14s, 5.00-6.15 pm:

Mondays - Ferrymead Park S2

Tuesdays/Thursdays - Ferrymead Park S1

 

For 15s this year, we will be starting on Monday 11th February, with sessions 3 x per week.

Mondays - Ferrymead Park S1 6.00-7.15 pm

Tuesdays/Thursdays - Barnett Park 6.30-7.45 pm

 

New players are welcome, especially in 13th grade - please contact Club Captain Ren Cameron with any queries: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 021-0661294

  

 

2019 SEASON INFORMATION

 

Registrations

All registrations need to be completed online. Please go to the Online Registrations tab on the home page.

Any new players/parents who would like to have a chat about aspects of the new season - please feel free to email Club Captain Ren Cameron at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call him on 021-0661294.

 

The 2019 season officially starts on Saturday 6th April - there will be a  break on Saturday 20th April (middle of the school holidays), then competitions will re-commence on Saturday 28th April. There will also be a break on Saturday 13th July for school holidays. The season will end prior to the 1st September.

 

The Club supplies playing shirts - players need to purchase their own white shorts and Club socks. Anderson and Hill, Barrington Mall are our preferred supplier. Club socks for 9th-12th grades are also available from the Redcliffs Dairy.

 

 

Junior/Youth Gradings (see details further below regarding how each specific grade works): 

 

9th grade boys - a get-together session/small sided games at Redcliffs Park - Wednesday 6th March 4-5pm

 

Grading sessions will be held for other junior grades as per below - all at Redcliffs Park:

 

10th grade boys -  Saturday Feb 23rd 1-2pm and Wednesday Feb 27th 4-5pm

 

11th grade boys - Saturday Feb 23rd 2.30-3.30pm and Wednesday Feb 27th 5.15-6.15pm

 

12th grade boys - Saturday Feb 23rd 4-5.30pm and Wednesday Feb 27th 6.30-8pm

 

10th, 11th and 12th grade girls - Thursday 28th Feb 4-5pm 

 

Initial sessions for youth grades:

 

13th grade boys, 14th grade boys, 15th grade boys (non-Talent Centre teams) - Monday 25th Feb and Monday 4th March, 5-6.15pm at Ferrymead Park

 

14th and 18th grade girls - Tuesday 26th Feb 5.00-6.15pm at Barnett Park

 

17th and 19th grade boys - pre-season on Thursdays, beginning Thursday 21st Feb, 6.30-8pm at Ferrymead Park

 

 

Fees:

  • First Kicks - $80
  • Fun Football - $110
  • Other Junior/Youth Grades 9th-19th grade - $140
  • Discounted price for an additional family member in Junior/Youth category - $130

 

What we offer...

Please note that all players should be playing in the grade which matches them turning that age this year e.g. if the player turns 6 in 2019, he/she plays in First Kicks; if the player turns 8 in 2019, then he she plays in Fun Football; if the player turns 11 in 2019, then he/she plays in 11th grade.

 

First Kicks for 4-6 year olds and Fun Football for 7-8 year olds

These programmes are run alongside each other at Redcliffs Park from 9am - 10am on Saturday mornings. Children participate in a range of age-appropriate football-based activities designed to let them improve their basic skills while focusing on enjoying their football.

The programmes have been developed based on the NZ Football Whole of Football plan and the sessions are run by parents who have been trained as Game Leaders.

Children don't need any specific playing strip but boots and shin pads are recommended.

We offer an extra mid-week session for Fun Football - this is on Tuesdays in Term 2, 4-5 pm at Redcliffs Park.

This year the programmes will be implemented and overseen by Club Captain Ren Cameron, with assistance from other club footballers.

NOTE: April 6th is the opening day for First Kicks/Fun Football, in line with other junior grades.

 

9th Grade

This is 7 a side and teams are put together, usually with groups of friends or kids who want to play together, and they play as a team in a league on Saturday mornings.

 

10th Grade,  11th Grade and 12th Grade

Grading sessions are held and depending on their ability, players are placed into A teams, B teams or social teams. They play in either A, B or social leagues on Saturday mornings.

  • 10th grade is 7 a side.
  • 11th and 12th grades are 9 a side.

13th Grade and upwards (Youth Football)

Grading sessions are held where required and players are placed into A teams, B teams, C teams, etc. They play in either Division 1,2, 3, etc., on Saturday mornings. 13th grade is the first grade in which league tables are kept.

  • 13th grade and upwards is 11 a side.
  • Grades for Youth Football this year are 13th, 14th, 15th, 17th and 19th.

 

Girls Football

Every grade of football is actually mixed, meaning both boys and girls can play in the same team.

However, there are specific grades available for girls only, which a lot of girls prefer as they are then only playing with other girls.

We offer:

  • 10th grade, for girls turning 9 and 10
  • 11th grade, for girls turning 11
  • 12th grade for girls turning 12 
  • 14th grade, for girls turning 13 and 14 
  • 18th grade, for girls turning 15, 16, 17 and 18 

 

COACHING

Our coaches are volunteers and every year we require coaches for our junior and youth teams. It is a very rewarding thing to do and our Club will pay for coaches to go on appropriate coaching courses.

 

Tournaments

We enter a team in the boys Auckland City 17s tournament in Auckland in March.

We enter teams in the Christchurch International Cup in July in 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th grades.

We enter teams in the South Island Football tournaments for boys 10th-16th grades and girls 10th, 12th, 14th and 17th grades in October.

We enter the Waimak girls-only tournament in July.

We enter teams in the 9th grade Waimak festival in September.

We enter a team in the Coastal Spirit Lotto u-19 tournament in October.

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