14th / 15th / 16th / 17th / 19th Grade boys 2017

Grade Coordinator

TBA 14th Grade Boys -                    Email  -   021 243 1026

Graeme Tremlett 15 Grade Boys -     Email  -   022 020 4422 

Michael Cahir  16th/17 Grade Boys -  Email  -   021 243 1026

John Etherington 19th Grade Boys -   Email -    021 740 254

Who

Boys born in 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000,1999.

2017 GRADE IDENTIFICATION/TRIALS 

Our 2017 Grade Identification/Trial process for 10th - 19th grade is in the form of the Pre Season Program.  

From these trainings, players will be put into the appropriate Academy/Rep, AFF or Metro/Conference teams.

Those players who were selected and allocated into a AFF last year need to attend the Pre Season Program as top teams will only be selected from the Pre Season Program.

Boys and Girls trials are held together by Grade.

·         Players must register online as a member if they intend to trial.

·         The purpose of the trial is to identify which players would be considered for our top teams.

·         The number of Top teams is different depending on the grade.

Please also note…

·         Each of the top teams will have team training sessions with their professional coach WHICH IS AN ADDITIONAL COST

Attending these sessions is a commitment that is required in order to play in one of our top teams.  If you can’t commit to this then you need to urgently advise you’re Coach and we will find you an alternative team. 

Where and when

14th Grade teams play in the Auckland Football Federation League with the Top 14th Grade team playing in the Auckland Metro League. 15/16/17th Grade top teams play on a Sunday.

Leagues are competitive, representative soccer playing all over Auckland against other clubs.

Trials are held at the beginning of each season to identify which players play in which team.

Any players selected to the top teams must commit to two training sessions a week to play at this level.

The 2015 draw for AFF & Metro Representative teams will be updated here once teams have been finalised. Your coaches Surname will be attached to your team.

All home games are at Crossfields Reserve and on occasions Madills Farm. At Crossfield, pitch # 1 is nearest the clubrooms, pitch four is furthest away and to the west.

Inhouse 14th grade league

This year the 14th Grade Inhouse competition will be played on a Friday night at either 6:00pm or 7:00pm so that it that doesn't conflict with AFF 14th grade leagues. 

Games will be 7-a-side and depending on numbers may be combined with the 13th grade.

Tournament for In-house teams: This will will take place at Madills Farm on Sunday June 25th from 1:00pm - 4:00pm for the 13/14th Grade. All teams are expected to participate and at the conclusion of games there will be a prize giving.

How

In the Auckland Football Federation & Metro competitions, one week you will play at home against a visiting club team and the next week you will play away at different club somewhere else in Auckland.

The season is split into two sections.  A Grading round and a Championship round.

This purpose of the grading round is to ensure teams of equal ability are playing against each other.  It starts with each club recommending a division for their teams for the grading round. The grading round will last for 7 or so games. 

If a team wins their Grading Round games by plenty (or loses by plenty), they will probably get moved to the next higher or lower grade for the subsequent Championship Round. That way, teams face good competition week in week out.

Points scored in the Grading Round don’t count in the Championship Round. The points table gets re-set to zero after the Grading Round.

Cancelations are notified on the Auckland Football Federation website.

Offside rule is played.

In 14th grade games are 27.5 min each half for AFF and 35 mins each half for Metro

In 15th grade games are 35 min each half for AFF and 40 mins each half for Metro

In 16/17th grade games are 40 min each half for AFF and 40 mins each half for Metro

Teams have 11 players on the field and up to 3 playing reserves.

Click here for more details on the AFF rules.

Teams

Teams have 11 players and 3 reserves.

Season

First game of the season is TBC

There will be games on the first and last Saturdays of the July school holidays. The season finishes at the end of August.

Coaching

Players have one training session each week. Coaching days and times will be advised.

Top teams are expected to train twice a week.

A Youth training schedule for the top teams in each grade down at Madills & Glover is on the Youth home page.

Uniforms

All players will need their own: 

  • White Eastern Suburbs shirt
  • White Eastern Suburbs shorts
  • White Eastern Suburbs socks
  • shin pads (all players must wear shin pads)
  • Boots
  • Club Jacket (optional)

Parental involvement

Each team needs a coach and a manager.

Someone from each team needs to referee 1/2 a game.

When playing at a home ground each team is to put up and take down the goals and nets.

Cost

$225 for the season. Earlybird discount of $20 if paid before 1st March 2017

(Note that enrollment is subject to availability of team places)

Family discount: From the third playing member (including the third) there is a discount of $70 per player on the registration fee.