RAEWARD FRESH
JUNIOR TEAMS

First Kicks Football
Our First Kicks programme is for the very beginner at the youngest age
​​​​​​​ 4 - 6 years of age.

ABOUT FIRST KICKS

The emphasis is on delivering a fun session with small skill based drills and small sided games.  Children develop skills through contact with one ball each and lots of touches on the ball. The children are split into two age groups where they take part in fun football drills and skills. The groups then play small sided fun games.

CAN YOU HELP? 

These sessions can't run without the help of parents.  If you are able to help run activities through the 45 minute session please contact Sandy.  No experience is necessary, just a willingness to help.

Sessions are held at Saxton Field from 9am - 9:45am on Saturdays.  The season will run throughout term 2 and 3 with a break during the holidays.  See our Fees & Registration page for more information about fees and how to pay/register.  We will post more information about the season start as it draws nearer.

Fun Football
​​​​​​​Our Fun Football programme caters for 7 - 8 year olds (7th & 8th grades).

ABOUT FUN FOOTBALL

Fun Football is the next step up from First Kicks - these sessions are held from 10am at Saxton Field on Saturday mornings through terms 2-3.  Teams go through a warm up and skills session before playing their two games.

WHAT IS FUN FOOTBALL?

  • Small sided games of 3-5 players.

  • Small football pitches of 20m x 30m with small goals and no goalkeepers.

  • Games are 20 minutes long and each team plays two games with a size 3 ball.

FUN FOOTBALL RULES

  • 3-5 sided games (preference is 4).

  • Small football pitches of 20m x 30m.

  • Size 3 footballs.

  • Two x 20 minute games.

  • No half time turn arounds.

  • Rolling subs.

  • Referee controls the game (coach/parent help).

  • No goal keepers.

  • No throw ins, ball must be passed in from the sideline.

  • Goals can only be scored from inside the attacking half.

  • Retreating line must be used when goal kick is taken. Attacking team must go back to halfway and can only move to the ball once the ball has been kicked by the defending team. Defending players do not have to go back to halfway.

  • Hooter sounds the start and end of games.

  • Fun Football draw is located on Nelson Suburbs FC website. Paper draw is also provided on competition day.

  • Only players and coaching staff are permitted on the fields.

  • Players wear their club colours.

See our Fees & Registration page for more information about fees and how to pay/register.  We will post more information about the season start as it draws nearer. 

Junior FootballJunior football is for 9 - 12 year olds (9th - 12th grades)

WHEN DO WE PLAY?

All games are played at varying locations around the region on Saturday mornings, but trainings are held at Saxton Field during the week.  

  • 9th Grade - 7-aside football on small fields (55m x 35m) using a size 3 ball, 20 minute halves

  • 10th Grade - 7-aside football on small fields (55m x 35m) using a size 4 ball, 25 minute halves

  • 11th Grade - 9-aside football on small fields (70m x 50m) using a size 4 ball, 25 minute halves

  • 12th Grade - 9-aside football on small fields (70m x 50m) using a size 4 ball, 30 minute halves

Junior Football framework

The Junior Football player will play games with motivational and competitive challenges, with a growing emphasis placed on the learning of technical skills.

Game days tend be more focused on the matches themselves, with 7v7 and 9v9 team sizes providing appropriate building blocks to the 11v11 format of youth football. However the focus is still on enjoyment, with no results or ladders being recorded.

WHEN DO WE TRAIN?

Please note that some of these days and times may change once the season starts. For further information about our grades and teams please check with your coaches or contact Sandy Hamson on 0275525668

TRAINING DAYS/TIMES FOR 2022: TBC

See our Fees & Registration page for more information about fees and how to pay/register.  We will post more information about the season start as it draws nearer.