JUNIOR FOOTBALL  - U11 & U12 Grades (11-12 years)

​​​​​​​Born 2012, 2013

WHO: A program developing core football skills for players turning 11-12 years including games in the Mainland Christchurch "banded" leagues. There will be Development and Community Teams.


The main focus is better connections with friends and having fun, while continue to develop your football skills.  Both Community and Developemnt Teams Programmes have the same content and structure.  These teams will be formed from 2023 Teams/friends.  Our Community Teams will be parent lead.  There will be no trials for Community Teams.


There will be up to two U11 Grade, and two U12 Grade Development Teams (12 players in each squad).   Coaches will be allocated by the Club. This is dependant on the numbers attending the Open Sessions.



U11 Development Teams

Dates:  15th, 22nd, and 29th February, 7th & 14th March 2024

Time:  4.30pm-5.30pm

Venue:  Kendall Park (Grass Fields)


Players MUST Register their interest by 12th February 2024

U12 Development Teams

Dates:  12th March 2024 (another session may be added if required)

Time:  5pm - 6pm

Venue:  Kendall Park (Grass Fields)

The Development Team environemnt will provide a more challenging enviroment for those Junior players wanting to push themselves to the next level.  Teams will be competing in the top bands in the Mainland Competition. Players will be evenly spread across the two teams in each grade. 

Those players who register to the Development Teams, and don't make the teams, will continue to be tracked through the season, and may be invited to attend Development Teams Training.

​​​​​​​Note: All registered players turning 11 or 12 will be placed in a Mainland Team (if they don't make the Development Teams - these teams will be based on the same team as 2023, and new players will be added to teams as needed).


Early Bird Fee: $235 (paid by 15th March 2024).

Standard Fee: $260 (paid after 15th March 2024).

WHERE: Home games are held at Kendall Park, Island Road Kaiapoi. Away games are held in Christchurch.

WHEN: Saturday mornings. Times are dependent on grade.

Start Date: Saturday 27th April 2024

Finish Date: 7th September 2024

No Football:  No football on Kings Birthday Weekend, or the middle weekend of July school holidays.​​​​​​​

Prizegiving Date:  14th September 2024 (TBC)


Christchurch International Cup - July School Holidays (Selected Mixed Teams) TBC

South Island or Regional Tournaments - October School Holidays (Mixed and Girls Only Teams) TBC

UNIFORM (Community Teams): Players provide their own Shirt, shorts and socks (all black), shinpads and boots. Both Lotto and Adidas Uniform can be worn in 2024.  Full Adidas Uniform in 2025.

UNIFORM (Development Teams): - Shirts will be provided.  Players provide their own Shorts & Socks.  Both Lotto and Adidas Uniform can be worn in 2024.  Full Adidas Uniform will need to be purchased in 2025.  Shin pads are COMPULSORY. Boots (no metal studs) are recommended as players may train and play on both turf and grass.

CANCELLATIONS: Grounds and game cancellations will be on the Club website and Facebook page as well as Mainland Football website.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​REGISTRATION FOR THE WINTER FOOTBALL SEASON: All returning players please check for a email communication with magic link to register. All new players click on the link below.