10. Mini Football 11-12 Years

Northern Region Football League (NRF)
Saturday mornings, Seddon Fields AND other club locations throughout Auckland

Start: 7th May 2022
Finish: 24th September 2022

No games:  4th June, 16th July, 23rd July

In-house League
Sunday mornings, Seddon Fields

Start: 8th May
Finish: 25th September

No games:  5th June, 17th July, 24th July

11th Grade Coordinator – Renai Hagstrom  coordinator2011@wsafc.org.nz
12th Grade Coordinator – Kelly Allington  coordinator2010@wsafc.org.nz


The focus for these grades is on continuing to develop their skills as part of a team playing in a safe and friendly environment.

11th & 12th Grade - players can choose to play 7v7 in-house on Sunday mornings click here for format details, OR 9v9 on Saturday mornings against other clubs throughout Auckland in the Northern Region Football (NRF) League. See below for more details.


Maximum of 12 players per team

Training Pitch or 1/2 of a full pitch with 4m x 2m goals


  • 9v9 games including Goalkeepers
  • 2 x 27.5 minute halves with 2-3 minute half time
  • Goal kicks must be taken on the floor by passing out to a team mate
  • Throw-ins, free-kicks and penalties introduced
  • Offsides awarded as per FIFA rules
  • The ‘retreating line’ rules are in use. Learn more about the 'retreating line' watch the video or download the booklet

The weekly allocation of fixtures and field locations will be published on the Northern Region Football (NRF) website.

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:
– Enrol on 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.



Pre-season all U11 & U12 players are able to attend Player ID Sessions to be part of a WSAFC Academy team. Players selected into a Academy team will be required to train 2x per week (1x team training and 1x Springs Skills Centre session - extra cost) and will play in the NRF (Northern Region Football) League on Saturday mornings. Selection into an Academy team requires player to be available to play on Saturdays around Auckland and attend tournaments on Sundays, where applicable. Click here for Player ID Session dates

 If selected, play for one of these teams on Saturday mornings in the Northern Region Football League (NRF):

U11 Girls |  U11 Mixed  |  U12 Girls |  U12 Mixed


Western Springs AFC is committed to continuing to improve the level of coaching at the Club. Where the Club is able to provide a suitably qualified non-parent coach for any Premier Development team, there will be an additional fee required to cover the expenses of this coach.

As a minimum, parent coaches should be willing to complete the NZ Football Junior Level 2 course (if not already completed) - funded by the club.