Conference League (Auckland Football Federation and 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 13-19 years
First session: TBC 2020
Final session: TBC 2020
No NFF Metropolitan League on the following 2020 holiday dates
13th Grade Coordinator – Paul Speary – email@example.com
14th Grade Coordinator – Jane Welsh – firstname.lastname@example.org
15th Grade Coordinator – Claire-Louise Wilson – email@example.com
16th Grade Coordinator – Joe Cavanagh – firstname.lastname@example.org
17th - 19th Grade Coordinator – Rachel Thomas – email@example.com
Grading is strictly based on the year of birth:
2007 – 13th Grade | 2006 – 14th Grade | 2005 – 15th Grade | 2004 – 16th Grade | 2003 – 17th Grade | 2002 – 18th Grade | 2001 – 19th Grade
ORGANISATION OF TEAMS
The YFM and FDM will select Development Teams to play in the Conference League, taking into consideration performances both during trials and during terms four and one High Performance Programmes (HPP). Development Teams are usually announced during late February / early March and will be sent out by the FDM. 2020 trial dates TBC.
Western Springs AFC is committed to continuing to improve the level of coaching at the Club. Where the Club is able to provide a suitable non-parent coach for any Conference team, there will be an additional fee required to cover the expenses of this coach throughout the season.
The YFM and FDM will select Development Teams to play in the Conference 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.
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
16th Grade – 2 x 45 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 Conference 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
- Cox’s Bay Reserve, West End Road
- Walker Park, Walker Road
- Eastdale Reserve, corner of Rosebank Road and Eastdale Reserve
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.