Northern Region Football League (NRF)
Saturday mornings kick-off between 9am & 1pm
Seddon Fields, Meola Road and other club locations throughout Auckland
Girls aged 13-19 years
NRF League - Season Dates
Start: 7 May 2022
Finish: 24 September 2022
No games: 16 July, 23 July
13th Grade Coordinator – Annabel Khoo – firstname.lastname@example.org
14th Grade Coordinator – Karla Flood – email@example.com
15th Grade Coordinator – Paul Speary – firstname.lastname@example.org
16th - 19th Grade Coordinator – Jane Welsh – email@example.com
Grading is strictly based on the year of birth:
2009 - 13th Grade | 2008 – 14th Grade | 2007 – 15th Grade | 2006 – 16th Grade | 2005 – 17th Grade | 2004 – 18th Grade | 2003 – 19th Grade
The focus for these grades is on developing their skills as part of a team playing in a safe and friendly environment that provides appropriate levels of competition to aid player development. 13th Grade play 9v9 and 14th - 19th Grade play 11v11 against other clubs throughout Auckland in a Northern Region Football (NRF) league.
U13 - maximum 13 players
U14 - U19 - squads usually consist of 16-17 players per team.
Where possible the Grade Coordinator in conjunction with the Head of Junior & Youth Football (Andy Vernon) will select teams based upon requests – friends, schools, previous teams (early requests are easier to meet). Teams are usually announced during late March and will be emailed out by the Grade Coordinator.
U13 - 1/2 full pitch with 4m x 2m goals
U14 - U19 - full field
LENGTH OF GAME
U13 - 2 x 30 minute halves with 5 minutes half time
U14 - 2 x 40 minute halves with 5 minutes half time
U16 - 2 x 45 minute halves with 5 minutes half time
- 9v9 games including Goalkeepers
- 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.
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 usually played at other club locations throughout Auckland (e.g. usually as far as Drury to the south and Bucklands Beach to the east, with some games ‘over the bridge’ for the Metro and Conference teams).
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.
Pre-season all registered U13 - U19 players are invited to attend Player ID Sessions to be part of a WSAFC NRFL Youth, Girls Premier or other NRF girls team. Players selected into the U14 & U16 NRFL Youth teams will train 3x weekly, U13 Girls Premier team will train 2x weekly, and all other NRF girls teams will train 1x weekly. Games for all grades will take place on Saturdays usually with kick off between 10am and 1pm. Click here for Player ID Sessions in 2022