FC Nelson offers opportunities for all ages and abilities, with a particular emphasis on providing for the increasing number of girls and woman players taking up football. FC Nelson will
be lining up with NZ Football's Whole of Football Plan to provide all the players the opportunity to
develop to their full potential. FC Nelson will be working with Nelson Bays Football to provide the following
junior and youth football opportunities for boys and girls under the Whole of Football Plan.
First Kicks is for kids aged 4-6 and is all about having fun and learning some football basics 4v4 games. more
Fun Football is for kids who are turning 7-8 years old this year and is all about mastering the ball and playful technical training with 5v5 games. FC Nelson has embraced the Whole of
Football plan – although we have yet to be signed on as a participating Club. As a consequence, we do not have all of the support information. We are however included in the
Nelson Bays Football Fun Football Framework. more
For girls turning 9-14 years old this year you it is possible (numbers permitting) to play in a girls only grade
- Girls turning 9-10 years old this year play 7v7 Mini Soccer in a all girls Junior Girls grade.
- Girls turning 11-12 years old this year play 9v9 Mini Soccer, extending the football techniques with 9v9 games in a all girls Intermediate Girls grade.
- Girls turning 13-14 years old this year can play in a new all girls U15 grade.
Find out more about playing Girls Football at FC Nelson. more
Kids turning 9-10 years old this year play 7v7 Mini Soccer, learning to play as a team. Kids turning 11-12 years old this year play 9v9 Mini Soccer, extending the football techniques with
Find out more about playing Junior Football at FC Nelson. more
Youth Football is for players turning 13-14 years old and introduces 11v11 games. Players turning 15-18 years old have the choice to play
in under 17 and under 19 teams or to play in the senior grade. more
Senior Women's Football
FC Nelson is looking to have a number of Senior Women's teams more
Senior Men's Football
FC Nelson is looking to have a range of Senior Men's teams including:
- Competitive first division and second division teams
- Masters and social teams in third and fourth division
FC Nelson intends growing the number of men's teams to include social and competitive. more
Whatever your ability or aspirations we aim to provide an excellent and fun football experience for all. To find out more about joining contact FC
Primary School Mini Soccer Competition
FC Nelson is running a primary school mini soccer competition at Neale Park during Term 4 2015 and Term 1 2016. The competition will be held on Tuesday's at 4.30-5.30 pm starting on 27th
of October. The competition is FREE and open to all primary school aged children. more
Summer Soccer Competition
FC Nelson's Summer Soccer Competition at Neale Park. This competition provides an opportunity for all ages and abilities to play the beautiful game in central Nelson. So grab your mates
and organise a team and join in the summer fun. more