ESAFC Senior Men                                    2019


Eastern Suburbs offers a range of teams at the senior level, all the way from NRFL teams to social, as well as several O35 and O40’s groups.


If you would like to get involved in our Senior Men’s teams, please register online and contact our Senior Chairman, Paul Jackson – 021 633 649 or email



SENIOR TEAM TRIALS: Two trial days will be held in late February/early March to establish teams & place newcomers with the appropriate teams. Trials will be held on Sunday 24th February @ 10am and Sunday 10th March @ 10am



SENIOR 7-ASIDE TOURNAMENT: To kick the season off and get some game time in, we will be holding a 7-aside tournament on Sunday 31st March from 10am to 2pm. More information to come.


Senior Men’s Latest Updates



If you are new to the Club, please contact Paul Jackson (above) so that we can find a team for you to play in. You can register online, but please do not make a payment until we have organised a team for you.

If you did not play for Eastern Suburbs last season, once you have registered, you will need to be transferred in to our club. Please fill out the following form (CLICK HERE), and then get in touch with our administration team. Once you have been transferred, you will be eligible to take the field.


If you have any questions, please contact our ESAFC Office (09) 578 1375.



We have a significantly reduced rate for our 18-29 year olds. The $150 fee represents an almost 50% discount and must be paid before April 1st. To obtain this, please register as a “Young Senior”. If you pay after April 1st, the Full Senior Fee will be charged.




Senior Men’s Playing Information



Men aged over 17 on January 1st


Eastern Suburbs has numerous teams ranging in level, ability, and even age! Teams range from NRFL Premiers, to lower division social teams, to O30, O35, and O40’s teams ranging in competitiveness.


All players must compete under their own name and MUST be registered with ESAFC. For more information CLICK HERE



Games are played at our home grounds, or away at grounds across Auckland and Manukau regions. Our home games are played at one of 4 pitches; Madills Farm, Ngahue Reserve, Glover Park, or Crossfields Reserve.

Kick off times vary, but are generally on Saturday afternoons at either 1pm or 2:45pm.



Games are played in line with FIFA and AFF regulations/laws

Referees may officiate, depending on their availability. If there is not an official referee or a club-based referee available, it is customary for the participating teams to referee half a game each


There is a maximum of three substitutes, with some lower leagues allowing rolling substitutions

Some games may allow more than 3 substitutes at this level, depending on agreement of both teams



Eastern Suburbs AFC typically has at least one team competing in each AFF league

Squads usually consist of at least 15 players, and we allow teams to contain a maximum of 18 (some grades allow rolling subs of up to 5 players)



The Senior AFF season commences in Early April, with the season typically compete by the end of August

Season end can change depending on the number of matches in each league, as well as the number of postponed games throughout the season due to poor playing conditions



Teams request a time and area for training prior to the start of the season. Once this is allocated and confirmed, a training guide will be sent to the team contact to disseminate to the team.



Eastern Suburbs AFC’s club colours are White


Teams are supplied with the following equipment for use during the season;

  • Balls
  • Training bibs
  • Cones/discs
  • Goalkeeper shirt & gloves
  • Kit bag

This will be handed out at the start of the season to the team contact, who will return upon completion of the season. Any missing gear will be replaced out of the team’s bond.


Each individual player must obtain the following (available from our ESAFC Merchandise page or shop);

  • White ESAFC Shirt
  • White ESAFC Shorts
  • White ESAFC Socks
  • Boots
  • Shin Pads



The Club has changing rooms and showers for use, as well as a fully catered bar at Madills Farm. Members are encouraged to use the facilities to help the club to maintain the services that we provide.



ESAFC Fees & Policies  

Eastern Suburbs AFC is a non-profit organisation run by volunteers. The membership subscription fees are to cover charges imposed on us by Auckland Football Federation and New Zealand Football, as well as the operating costs of the club.


Senior subscription fees for Winter Players in 2019 are being charged on a per player basis. Fees are $265 if paid before March 1st, or $285 after that date. All fees must be paid prior to the season starting, as the club must pay Senior Team Fees to AFF at that time.


Your understanding and cooperation is gratefully appreciated. The club has a firm policy of No Pay, No Play.


The ESAFC Board, at their discretion, will consider individual cases of hardship with respect to fee charges. This consideration will remain confidential and be decided on a case-by-case basis.



Refunds attract a 25% deduction to cover service and other non-refundable fees incurred to Eastern Suburbs. No refunds after May 1st.



Auckland Football charges monetary fines for Yellow cards, Red cards and late game cards throughout the season. Please note that your subscription fee does not cover fines.


The fine must be paid by the player or team responsible. Any player or team receiving a fine will be invoiced by the club for the fine. The Club will not pay fines.


Failure to pay fines will result in the player or team missing games.


Currently, Yellow Cards are $25 and Red Cards are $75. This is subject to change as designated by AFF.


For more information, please CLICK HERE



Online registrations will be available from January 8th. If there are any problems, please contact the ESAFC Office on (09) 578 1375


Please complete all information as fully and accurately as possible. Please note that all personal information may be used collectively to support the club in obtaining grants and sponsorship agreements. All data is guarded under the data protection act and will not be made available.


Seniors who wish to play in a specific team should note this in the appropriate box during on their online enrolment form. Please include the name of the team, team organiser, and/or division that you wish to play in.