Youth Football 13-17 years old

YOUTH FOOTBALL (ages 13–17)

What is it? 

Youth Football is the next progression as players move through the footballing pathway. Players play on full-sized fields in 11 v 11 matches. Players are introduced to tactical training, as well as continuing their work in the technical side of the game.

Who is it for? 

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

NB: 15th grade is a dual-banded year players who are turning 14 or 15 register for 15th grade.

When & where do we play? 

Games for youth football are played on a Saturday morning.

Social teams play in the Wellington/Western Zone and games can be played from Miramar in the south to Ngatitoa domain in the north.

Streamed teams play in the Wellington Regional Leagues and games are played anywhere in the Wellington region, including the Hutt Valley and Kapiti Coast. 

Equipment & Clothing 

All players require the following equipment:-

  • Shin Pads! Listed first and in bold because they are the most important. No shin pads, no game, no exceptions!
  • Water bottle
  • Playing shirt – the Club provides all players with a playing shirt
  • Playing socks *
  • Playing shorts *
  • Appropriate footwear

Football is a Winter sport. There will be games played where conditions are less than ideal, so we would suggest having the following on hand, especially when the weather is a bit rough. Junior Players are welcome to play with clothing underneath their kits and with beanies on.

NB: In the NWFC Youth football age grades, NZ Football's rules and regulations around player equipment are followed. On match days, this is up to the appointed referee’s discretion to enforce. It is North Wellington Football Club’s position that we will support the decision made by the referee at all times.

  • Warm winter hat
  • Thermals (same colour as the playing kit)
  • Spare change of clothes
  • A towel

* All club apparel can be purchased via Inter Football .

Registration Details 

The fees for 2024 are $165.00.

Registrations for the 2024 Winter Season are open from 09/02/2024 until 31/03/2024.

Players wishing to register for Festival days/trials need to be registered by 01/03/2024. 

Coaches and Teams 

Every player is allocated to a team, with its name and an enthusiastic parent coach. Wherever possible, we place children with their friends, because sport is most fun when we play with mates. Having friends is great, but lots of children turn up every year not knowing anyone and soon make friends, while busy playing fun games.

Getting a good coach and playing with friends are all things that make starting 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 teammates.

Code of Conduct 

The North Wellington Football Club code of conduct can be found here