Welcome to Eastern Suburbs AFC

Our aim as a Football club is to “display professional excellence on and off the field for all ages and abilities in an enjoyable and friendly environment”

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ESAFC - Latest News

Welcome to the Eastern Suburbs website.  Latest news for the club is below, and news for each section (Junior, Youth or Senior) can be found on the homepage for that section above (on the gold tool bar). If you are new to the club we welcome you. Please go to the appropriate grade page and if you need more information don't hesitate to email the grade coordinator and they will be happy to assist you. Their phone details are available also. Click here for LATEST UPDATES.

U12 LIlywhites win Christchurch International Cup

The ESAFC U12 Lilywhites were fortunate enough to get to travel down to Christchurch to play at the first Christchurch International Cup which was held at the grounds of the brand new Christchurch Football Centre 15-17 July. Read more...

National League - coaching announcement

I am pleased to announce the coaching staff for the Eastern Suburbs National League (NL) and National Youth League (NYL) teams. Of the five strong coaching team, four have been drawn directly from our clubs professional coaching staff...more

Fast Freddy

Freddy Farmer came from England to New Zealand in June 2009 with a Rugby and Fitness/Agility background, specifically in speed and endurance. When he arrived, Freddy spent a lot of his time watching on the touchlines of various clubs and followed up by sending out emails containing his experience and working background. An interested response from Chris Ruffell, Chairman of Eastern Suburbs AFC in 2010, gave Freddy the opportunity of working with young football players at our club. Read more..

National League Update # 3

In the last update (#2) we outlined our National Youth League eligibility criteria, which focuses on a ‘local’ or Eastern Suburbs centric model. The following update details our National League (senior men’s) eligibility criteria. Click here for the ESAFC National League eligibility criteria.

Suburbs Trio in New Zealand U-17s

Three Eastern Suburbs players have been selected in the New Zealand Women's U-17 side to tour China next month. More...

National League Update # 2

A few months ago I commented our primary motivation for gaining entry to the prestigious (mens) National Youth League (NYL) and National League (NL), was to foster the development of Eastern Suburbs players and strengthen football in our local area by providing our club (& ‘local’) players with the strongest club player pathway in this country.  More...

Eastern Suburbs AFC Mobile App

The Club has just launched a Mobile App, available for download for your smartphone on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store! More.. 

Remembering ben hall

Today we remember former Eastern Suburbs player, Ben Hall, who sadly passed away this week after his battle with motor neuron disease. Read more..

Eastern Suburbs coach education

We have workshops coming up for our volunteer coaches. Please click here for more information and dates. Book your attendance here.


The annual Auckland City FC U17 Tournament was held over the weekend which saw the best men's and women's U17 teams from around the country come together at Seddon Fields. Read more...

an open letter to our members

With the winter season about to start, here is an update regarding our National League entry. Click here for the open letter to all our members of the club.

club based referee courses

Are you interested in learning the Laws of the Game? 

Auckland Football Federation is providing a Club Based Referee course on Thursday 7 April and Thursday 14 April at Madills Farm clubrooms, 6.30pm to 9.30pm. Attendees are required to attend BOTH nights. At the end of the course you become a qualified CBR and receive the official AFF referee shirt, card, whistle and more.

If your team needs a referee this season but you’re not sure whether you’re up to the job, then this course is for you! Best of all, it’s free for club members. Places limited to 20 people. To book your place, email Nick here.

2016 Eastern Suburbs Brochure

Preparation is well under way for the year ahead! The Eastern Suburbs AFC Club Brochure gives an introduction to our coaches and programmes for 2016, as well as information through our grades. Every registered family should have received their copy in the mail over the last week; if not, come and pick up a copy at our clubrooms!

To view an online version click here. Please note: a WiFi connection is recommended when downloading this file.

U17 girls start preseason

The U17 girls kicked off the 2016 season with a two-day preseason camp with Mauro Donoso. More..


We have just been notified by New Zealand Football that Eastern Suburbs AFC has been successful in our application for entry into New Zealand's highest and most prestigious level of club football: the National League and National Youth League.

Today’s confirmation of Eastern Suburbs AFC National League status is the culmination of six or so years of determined effort focused on Eastern Suburbs being a hub of football excellence, a club delivering both on-field and off-field success and growth. Both the National League and it’s associated National Youth league will provide not only greater club profile and prestige, but more importantly a pathway pinnacle for our members to strive for.

The NL season ‘kicks off’ in November in 2016 and will demand a step-up for Eastern Suburbs. As one of New Zealand’s largest, and arguably the strongest football club in this country, we are poised to accept the challenge.

Our ambition is not to be just another club playing in the highest echelon of club football, we will not be there to simply make up the numbers: our objective is for Eastern Suburbs to be a revered club. However be assured, this ambition will not be at the expense of our members, we will continue to grow the coaching and playing resources we put behind our valued 2.300 members, ensuring they have an enriching and enjoyable experience with Eastern Suburbs. Nor will we allow our National League aspirations to compromise the club's sustainability and off field growth objectives.

We will be back in contact with you early in the New Year to update you on our National League ‘roll out’ plans and their implications. Until then, on behalf of the Eastern Suburbs, thank you for your support, and enjoy a happy and safe Christmas & New Year.

2016 junior and youth season - key dates and information

ESAFC will kick off preseason training for the 2016 week starting 2nd February.  All ESAFC players wanting to be in a 7th grade - U19 Academy / Representative team, AFF team or Metro / Conference team will be required to attend training in term 1 so coaches can fairly assess abilities and ensure players are allocated to correct teams.
If you are looking at joining ESAFC for the first time or would like to look at trialling for one of our Representative / Metro / Conference boys/girls teams please contact the below person in charge of your applicable grade
Simon Hilton
Junior Chairman
9th - 12th Grades
021 929 067
Michael Cahir
Youth Chairman
13th - U19 Grades
021 243 1026

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Our friendly and well resourced club is
based at Madills Farm, Kohimarama - click here for information on contacting us

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