Winter Football 2019

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Girls Football

UPDATES FOR 2019 season soon!

Getting the Grade right

It can be confusing to know which grade to register your child in. So to help the confusion, this bit of information should help you out.

    • First Kicks - children born 2012-2014
    • Fun Football - children born 2010-11
    • 9th Grade - children born 2009
    • 10th Grade - children born 2008
    • 11th Grade - children born 2007
    • 12th Grade - children born 2006
    • 13th Grade - children born 2005
    • 14th Grade - children born 2004

    Your child will be placed into a grade based on their year of birth (not their school year) i.e if your child will turn 11 this year they will play in the 11th grade.

    Those attending Grading Days will play grading games in the correct grade for their age. Any grade dispensations will be considered by the Director of Football after grading. (The final decision for dispensations lies with Nelson Bays Football).

    Football Girls of FC Nelson

    Calling all 15 and under girls of all abilities who want to play football this 2018 season. FC Nelson is the biggest club in the region and we have teams available.
    Register now, read the Registration Instructions and then click on the link at the bottom of the Instructions page to register.

    For girls turning 9-14 years old this year you it is possible (numbers permitting) to play in a girls only grade

    • Girls turning 4-6 years old this year play First Kicks
    • Girls turning 7-8 years old this year play Fun Football
    • 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.
    • If you indicate you would like to play in an all girls team, you won't be required to attend grading days.

    For girls wanting to play in a mixed team, you will need to attend grading days for the grade you are eligible for. NBF can dispensate girls to play a grade down from their age grade, however this will be determined at the grading days.

    New Zealand Football has created guidelines and supporting material to help clubs deliver junior football programmes matched to the needs of young players. This set of guidelines is called the Junior Framework, please download and read the Junior Framework Parent Information Guide.


    To register for the 2019 season, read the Registration Instructions page and then click on the link on the bottom of the Instructions page to register.

    Subscription fees for 2018 are $115 for Girls, Junior & Youth Football.

    Payment can be made either by:

    • Direct debit to the FC Nelson NBS account 03-1354-0260701-00 (please put your name as a reference)
    • Post a cheque to PO Box 1464, Nelson 7040
    • Pay By Credit Card when registering online


    Q: When does the Junior season start and how long is it?
    A: The season start for Junior Grades is tentatively set for the April 5th (still to be confirmed). And the season is usually completed by late August, early September.
         No Games Queens Birthday weekend.

    Q: What time are the games?
    A: Junior football is played on Saturday mornings usually between 10:30 and 12:30 depending on the age group.

    • 11-12th Intermediate Girls – 11:30 – 25 minute halves
    • 9-10th Junior Girls – 11:30 – 20 minute halves
    Q: What gear do I need?
    A: Junior & youth players need to have their own black shorts and socks as well as boots and shin pads.

    Q: Where are the games and training held?
    A: FC Nelson trains and plays home games mainly at Neale Park, Guppy Park and Victory Square.

    Q: When will I know what team I am in?
    A: You will be contacted by your coach after the grading days to inform you of your team. Please remain patient whilst we work through this process, as it may take some time.

    Q: What are the fees for registering?

    A: Subscription fees are $115 for Girls Junior Football. There is a $10 discount per child if you are registering more than one family member in the household for Junior Football. For example you have 2 Junior football players the subscription fee will be 1 x $115 and 1 x $105 = $220.00.

    Q: How do I pay?
    A: Payment can be made either by:

    • Direct debit to the FC Nelson NBS account 03-1354-0260701-00 (please put your name as a reference)
    • Post a cheque to PO Box 1464, Nelson 7040
    • Visa/Mastercard/Debit Card by going to "Pay Now' when doing the online Registration (this attracts a small fee)

    Q: When do I need to pay the subscription fee?
    A: Please arrange payment when you register. Failing this, the due date for all subs is 5th April  

    Q: What are development squads?
    A: The club is proposing to have development squads for ages 10-14 years old for players that are wanting to take part in extra training and to play more games against competitive opposition. These squads will be different from Saturday teams and may play extra games on Sundays.