Youth Home 2019


Welcome to the Youth Section of Eastern Suburbs AFC


To be a part of a youth team, your child must have been born between 30th April 2009 and December 31st 2001


Eastern Suburbs AFC Youth Grades are as follows;

  • 10th Grade born 2009
  • 11th Grade born 2008
  • 12th Grade born 2007
  • 13th Grade born 2006
  • 13th Grade born 2005
  • 14th Grade born 2004
  • 15th Grade born 2003
  • 16th Grade born 2002
  • 17th Grade born 2001


All Youth In-house and Home games are played at one of our four pitches; Madills Farm, Glover Park, Ngahue Reserve, or Crossfields


For all information on specific grades, please select the correct grade page from the Players tab on the menu. For any questions, please contact your Coach or Grade Coordinator.


Registrations open 8th January, 2019


Youth Chair

Michael Cahir


021 243 1026


James Page


021 241 9563


ESAFC Youth Philosophy



The Suburbs philosophy with youth is to become recognised as a high-quality service provider with the capability to increase the participation, quality, and enjoyment of football players at all levels of the game through creating high-quality coaching and playing environments


To promote, support, and prepare out best players for Eastern Suburbs Youth, Senior Football, AFF Development Programmes, NZF Youth Academies, and international football environments, Eastern Suburbs AFC aims to;

  • Encourage pride & a sense of belonging to the club
  • Provide an organisational structure that is robust, progressive, and sustainable
  • Provide a youth operation that is financially sound
  • Promote team spirit and sportsmanship
  • Achieve high levels of player retention
  • Encourage support of members and their families, local schools, and surrounding businesses to assist with the club operations both on and off the playing fields
  • Ensure that representative players are developed
  • Promote, support, and prepare our players and teams in the clubs to achieve success in league and tournament competition



In-House Tournaments


Throughout the season, Sunday tournaments will be run for In-House Teams from each grade – these are scheduled as follows;


Sunday May 26th                10th Grade Boys                         Madills Farm 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Sunday June 9th                 13/14th Grade Boys                    Madills Farm 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Sunday June 23rd               10/11/12th Grade Girls                Madills Farm 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Sunday June 30th               11th Grade Boys                          Madills Farm 9:00am - 12:00pm

Sunday June 30th               12th Grade Boys                          Madills Farm 1:00pm - 4:00pm



Rep Teams

2019 Grade Identification & Trials

The 2019 Rep Team trial process for 10th – 19th Grade is in the form of the Pre-Season Programme

From these sessions, players will be put in to the appropriate Academy/Rep, AFF, or Metro/Conference Teams

If you were selected for a top team last year, you will still need to attend the 2018 Pre-Season Programme in order to be selected


Please be aware that there is an extra fee for Rep Team Training sessions as you will be trained by a paid ESAFC Coach.


Boys & Girls trials are held together by Grade

  • Players must register online if they wish to trial
  • Number of top teams is dependent on grade and playing standard


Please Note, each top team will have training sessions with a professional coach. Attending these sessions will be a commitment required in order to play in a Rep Team. If you cannot commit to this, you must urgently advise your coach, so an alternate team can be found.


For those players who attended trials but were not identified, thank you for taking the time and making the effort. While you may not have made one of the top teams this time, there is no reason that you can’t in the future if you continue with your training and playing.


ESAFC Youth Academy

Our Youth Academy runs in Term 1 & 4, with separate groups running at the same time. This is an exciting development for Eastern Suburbs as we are able to expand our reach in Youth Development Opportunities

  • Elite Group
  • Development Group
  • Goalkeeper Group

For more details, please talk to the Youth Chairman, Michael Cahir (email)