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 Junior Co-Ordinator after grading. (The final decision for dispensations lies with Nelson Bays Football).
Kids turning 7-8 years old this year play Fun Football
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 9v9 games.
For girls turning 9-12 years old this year, it is possible (numbers permitting) to play in a girls only grade, either Junior (turning 9-10) or Intermediate (turning 11-12).
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.
Youth football is for 13-15 year olds and introduces 11v11 games. Players in the 16-18 age group have the choice to play in under 17 and under 19 teams or to play in the senior grade.
To register for the 2018 season, read our Registration Instructions and then click on the link at the bottom of the Instructions page.
Subscription fees for 2018 are $115 for Junior & Youth Football. Fees are due by the first playing Game.
Juniors: Games commence April 7th - to be confirmed yet. There will be no games Queens Birthday weekend
Fun Football and First Kicks: Games commence May 5th - to be confirmed. No games Queens Birthday weekend
A family discount applies reducing each additional junior player registration fee by $10 (excludes First Kicks and Fun Football)
If you are having problems paying this we are happy to make an arrangement with you to pay it off over the weeks. Please contact us.
There is also a Sportstart Grant available from Sport Tasman to help. To check your eligibility and receive a form please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a Youth Player and playing for FC Nelson in a Junior/Youth and Senior Team then your fees have been rebated to $150.00 rather than paying both the Youth $115 and Senior
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 by going to "Pay Now' when doing the online Registration (this attracts a small fee)