Metro League (Auckland Football Federation & Northern Football Federation)
Sunday kick off between 10am & 3pm
Seddon Fields, Meola Road or other club locations throughout Auckland and Northland
Selected Girls and Boys aged 13-17 years
First session: 7 April 2019
Final session: 18 August 2019 (provisional date)
No NFF Metro League on the following 2019 holiday dates
21 April and 14 July
13th Grade – Grading competition begins on Saturday 16th March and includes 5 games played over 6 dates (16th Mar, 17th Mar, 23rd Mar, 24th Mar, 30th Mar, 31st Mar). The outcome of these games will determine what competition the 2 x 13th grade teams play in during 2019.
17th Grade – A grading competition will be used to start the season (7th April) and be used to determine the Metro, Conference, Conference 2 (and as needed Conference 3). Further information will be shared when provided by AFF and NFF closer to the season.
13th Grade Coordinator – Jane Welsh – firstname.lastname@example.org
14th Grade Coordinator – Claire-Louise Wilson – email@example.com
15th Grade Coordinator – Joe Cavanagh – firstname.lastname@example.org
16th Grade Coordinator – Rachel Thomas – email@example.com
17th - 19th Grade Coordinator – Catriona Stewart – firstname.lastname@example.org
Grading is strictly based on the year of birth:
2006 – 13th Grade | 2005 – 14th Grade | 2004 – 15th Grade | 2003 – 16th Grade | 2002 – 17th Grade |
The YFM and FDM will select Development Teams to play in the Metro League, taking into consideration training and games both during trials and during High Performance Programmes (HPP). Development Teams are usually announced during late February / early March and will be sent out by the FDM. Squads usually consist of 16 players per team. Click here for 2019 trial details.
Western Springs AFC is committed to continuing to improve the level of coaching at the Club. All Metro teams are required to have a coach qualified to a minimum of NZF/OFC C Licence (or equivalent). Where the club provides a suitably qualified coach for any Metro team, there will be an additional fee required to cover the expenses of this coach throughout the season.
PITCH (Optimal and where available)
13th & 14th Grade - 82m x 50m
15th Grade - 90m x 55m
17th Grade - 100m x 60m
LENGTH OF GAME
13th Grade – 2 x 35 mins
14th Grade – 2 x 35 mins
15th Grade – 2 x 40 mins
17th Grade – 2 x 45 mins
- 11v11 games including Goalkeepers
- Up to 5 rolling substitutes
- As per FIFA rules
ORGANISATION OF GAMES
Teams playing in Metro division play in a combined AFF (Auckland Football Federation) / NFF (Northern Football Federation) league. The weekly allocation of fixtures and field locations will be published on the Auckland Football Federation (AFF) website.
Home games are usually played at Seddon Fields, Meola Road
Away games are played at clubs throughout Auckland and up north as far as Northland and south to Drury.
Should watch games from behind the fence or on the balcony. Provide encouragement to all players but leave specific football comments to the coach.
Those interested in playing an active role supporting the players could:
- Manage a team – working with the coach
- Coach a team for 1-2 training and 1 game per week
- Enrol in a Club Based Referee (CBR) course so they can referee games.
- Run the line as an Assistant Referee.
All players should wear 'Springs' shirt, shorts and socks. These can be purchased online through the WSAFC website or instore at Soccer Scene in Point Chevalier. It is recommended that shin pads are worn, and Turf Boots are compulsory on the Turf.
All coaches and managers are required to wear turf boots on the turf.