Fun Football 7-8 years old

What is it? 


Fun Football is for players aged 7 and 8. In this grade we build upon the fun and enjoyment elements (the love of football they’ve started to develop) whilst also working on more fundamental ball skills.

Game day is Saturday and the teams will normally involve 3 or 4 relatively short matches.  There is also normally a training/practice session during the week where the players do a series of fun skills building games and activities.

Who is it for? 

We allocate players to a grade based on the age they will be on 31st of December in the year we’re playing.

For the 2022 season, children born in 2015 will be in grade 7 and children born in 2014 will be in grade 8.

Girls are entitled to play down a year if they wish. So girls born 2014 can choose to play in grade 7, and girls born in 2013 can choose to play in grade 8. 

When & Where do we play? 

We play every Saturday between 8:30 – 9:30 for Grade's 7 & 8 on Alex Moore Turf, Johnsonville.

Approximately one week in three we play festival games in which teams from the local area come and play which are either played in Alex Moore Park in Johnsonville, Endeavour Park in Whitby, or Karori Park in Karori. These add some variety to the season and sometimes there are some special events that are tied in with the festivals.

In the Grade 7-8 we do not have planned Club practice nights but the Club does offer Fun Football programme for these ages with our professional coaching staff running fun skill drills designed for these ages, more information can be found in our programmes section. Your coach may arrange a separate practice/training session during the week at their discretion.

What does it cost? 

As a club we try and keep the costs of playing football down. The Club provides the following equipemnt for players:

  • Balls & Gear for each team.
  • 1st Aid kit
  • Playing shirt for Saturdays that is returned at the end of the season.

Player gear that you may need to get for your child.

  • Shin Pads
  • Boots or suitable footwear for Saturday football.
  • Shorts & socks
  • Drink bottle
  • Club gear that you wish to wear - This can be purchased via Ultra Football NZ

Fees are set by the Committee on an annual basis to reflect the expected costs of the season ahead.

The fees for 2022 : $165 for the season.

Registration Details

Registration for 2022 are open & close 14th April. The regualr season will commence 7th/8th May with a later end date due to the delayed start.

Coaches and Teams 

Every player is allocated to a team, with its own name and an enthusiastic volunteer coach. Wherever possible we place children with their friends because sports are most fun playing with mates. Having friends is great, but loads of children turn up every year knowing nobody and soon make friends while busy playing fun games.

Getting a good coach and playing with friends are all things that make starting out in football much easier. When registering we ask players to nominate one or two other players they may know and they would like to be with. If they are unsure of who might be playing then we will generally place them with players from their school where possible. If a player has played the previous season with us we will generally keep them with some or all of their team mates.

Safety & Code of Conduct 

We take the safety of our players and volunteers very seriously. All players MUST wear shin pads whenever they are playing or practicing.

All of our coaches, team managers and anyone with significant contact with players are also police checked as a precaution.

Our code of conduct sets out the behaviour we expect of everyone involved with football including players, coaches, and supporters. We are passionate about creating a fun, enjoyable, football experience and we expect every player and parent to play their part in making that happen. When joining the club players and their parents acknowledge and accept the terms of our code of conduct and agree to be bound by it.

Getting Involved 

If you’d like to experience football again through your children’s eyes then consider becoming a coach. The modern coach has a wealth of support material and courses that can take someone with no experience to being a fun and respected coach. It takes far less time than you might think and the rewards of seeing the pleasure and success of your team are immense. If you’re thinking about coaching but just need to talk to someone then please contact us.

More information about making a real difference at the club through volunteering can be found here

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