Auckland Football Federation League (AFF)
Saturday mornings 9am – 1pm
Seddon Fields, Meola Road or other club locations throughout Auckland
Start: 20 June 2020
Finish: 26 September 2020
No games: 11th & 18th July 2020
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 Grade - players can choose to play 7v7 in-house on Sunday mornings as many did last season (see playing format for 10th Grade) OR 9v9 on Saturday mornings against other clubs throughout Auckland in an Auckland Football Federation (AFF) league. See below for more details.
12th Grade - play 9v9 on Saturday mornings against other clubs throughout Auckland in an Auckland Football Federation (AFF) 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 Auckland Football Federation (AFF) 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 registered 11th & 12th Grade players will be invited to attend trials to be part of a WSAFC Development team. Children selected into a development squad will be required to train twice per week (one team training and one Springs Skills Centre Plus session - extra cost) and will play in the AFF (Auckland Football Federation) League on Saturday mornings. Selection into the AFF League requires the ability 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 Auckland Football Federation League (AFF):
11th Grade Girls | 11th Grade Mixed | 12th Grade Girls | 12th Grade 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.