20. NRF Championship

NRF Championship
Sunday kick off between 10am & 3pm

Seddon Fields, Meola Road and other club locations throughout Auckland and Northland

Selected Girls and Boys aged 13-17 years

NRF Championship - Season Dates

Start: 1 May 2022
Finish: 25 September 2022

No games: TBC once fixtures are published

 

For Grade Coordinators please click here

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    


 

TEAMS
The Head of Men's Football and Head of Junior & Youth Football will select teams to play in the NRF Championship. Teams are usually announced during late February / early March.  Squads usually consist of 16-18 players per team.  Player ID Sessions for 2022 .

COACHES
Western Springs AFC is committed to continuing to improve the level of coaching at the Club. All NRF Championship 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 NRF Championship team, there will be an additional fee required to cover the expenses of this coach throughout the season.

 

PITCH (Optimal and where available)
U13 & U14 - 82m x 50m
U15 - 90m x 55m
U17 - 100m x 60m

LENGTH OF GAME
U13 – 2 x 30 mins
U14 – 2 x 35 mins
U15 – 2 x 40 mins
U17 – 2 x 45 mins

FORMAT

  • 11v11 games including Goalkeepers
  • Up to 5 rolling substitutes
  • As per FIFA rules

 

ORGANISATION OF GAMES
For teams playing in NRF Championship division, 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

Away games are played at clubs throughout Auckland and up north as far as Northland and south to Drury.

 

PARENTS/SUPPORTERS
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.

TEAM KITS

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.