NRFL Youth Mixed
Sunday kick-off between 10am & 3pm
Seddon Fields, Meola Road or other club locations throughout Auckland and Northland
Selected Girls and Boys aged 13-17 years
Start: 3 April 2022
Finish: 25 September 2022
No games: TBC once fixtures are published
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
ORGANISATION OF TEAMS
The Head of Men's Football and Head of Junior & Youth Football will select teams to play in the NRFL Youth competition. Teams are usually announced during late February / early March. For Player ID Sessions in 2022 click here.
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.
U13 & U14 - 82m x 50m
U15 - 90m x 55m
U17 - 100m x 60m
LENGTH OF GAME
U13 – 2 x 35 mins
U14 – 2 x 35 mins
U15 – 2 x 40 mins
U17 – 2 x 45 mins
- 11v11 games including Goalkeepers
- Up to 7 rolling substitutes
- As per FIFA rules
ORGANISATION OF GAMES
Teams playing in NRFL Youth teams play in competitions run by Northern Region Football (NRF). The weekly allocation of fixtures and field locations will be published on the 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 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.