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Junior Football

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Fees need to be paid by March 31st.

- NO PAY, NO PLAY -

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Junior Football

Additional Information 

Age 9 - 12 years

One training session during the week + Saturday game. 

(competitive pathway with potential for 2nd training contact) 

Season start T.B.C

Season end T.B.C

Price: $140 for the entire season 


(BELOW PRE COVID INFO)

9th & 10th grade 

Player allocation based on spreading the talent into equal teams to ensure enjoyment and development across the board. (Minimising runaway games and massive results). 

10th grade tournament experiences for 2021 - 

Christchurch international Cup & South Island tournaments. 

(See tournaments 2021 for dates) Yet T.B.C

Player selection for tournament teams by tournament coach, Director of Football and potentially FC staff. No Trials for tournament selection. Coach, DOF etc will observe players throughout the season. (10th grade only) 

All interested players (10th grade) - regardless of skill and aspiration - are able to experience tournament football at the end of the season (September, October) when FC Nelson is sending it’s teams to the South Island tournaments. Different tiers (tier 1, tier 2) will accommodate for everyone. (First come first served basis, limited spaces available).

FC Nelson Opening Day will include a game scenario for all registered players (grading) in order for the DOF and grade coordinators to allocate players into the best available team set up. For this age grade (9&10th grade) focus on even teams. 

Registration will closed BEFORE the opening day! So in order to participate in the opening day you need to be registered, otherwise players might miss out on being allocated into their most preferred/most fitting team. 

Opening Day also including Apparel selection (e.g. NEW FC Socks & Shorts mandatory for all players in 2021)

Opening Day Feb 2021 @ Neale Park T.B.C


11th & 12th grade 

Playing in merged league set up combining 11th & 12th grade teams. 

One game each Saturday, 2x 30minutes. (Training during the week). 

Player allocation into social & competitive teams (from 11th grade) to ensure enjoyment and best development within beneficial environment based on level of Skill and aspiration. 

11th grade players will only be allocated into 11th grade teams. 

12th grade players will only be allocated into 12th grade teams. 

(Exceptions for dispensations and subject to numbers)

Opportunities (Skill Centre) and Pathways for all players to develop in order to join aspirational team set up. DOF, coaches and FC staff to observe player development closely. 

11th & 12th grade tournament experiences for 2021 - 

Christchurch international Cup & South Island tournament. 

(See tournaments 2021 for dates) Yet T.B.C

Players will be allocated into teams in Pre season (Feb/Mar) and stay with this team for the whole season. This will ensure the best possible preparation for the 2020 tournament trips to Christchurch CIC and the South Island tournaments.  NO extra trials needed! 

All tournament trips are self funded by the team going. All teams will be supported by FC Nelson’s Junior & Youth Committee. (Funding, fundraising ideas etc.) 

FC Nelson’s most competitive teams (in their respective age groups) will travel to the CIC tournament in July. 

All interested players - regardless of skill and aspiration - are able to experience tournament football at the end of the season (September, October) when FC Nelson is sending it’s teams to the South Island tournaments. Different tiers (tier 1, tier 2) will accommodate for everyone. (First come first served basis, limited spaces available)

We are really excited about the opportunity to send as many players to these tournament experiences as possible. 

FC Nelson Opening Day will include a game scenario for all registered players (grading) in order for the DOF and grade coordinators to allocate players into the best available team set up. For this age grade (11&12th grade) we are spreading the players into social & competitive pathways. 

Registration will close BEFORE the opening day! So in order to participate in the opening day you need to be registered, otherwise players might miss out on being allocated into their most preferred/most fitting team. 

Opening Day also including Apparel selection (e.g. NEW FC Socks & Shorts mandatory for all players in 2020)

Opening Day Feb 2021 @ Neale Park T.B.C

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Junior Girls 9 - 12

With low numbers in girl football in the region, we have not had an out and out girls league last season (2020).

Our junior girls therefore joined a mixed league in the 11th grade. Numbers permitted our Junior girls team will join the merged 11th & 12th grade league in 2020. Again numbers permitted we will always try and have a "girls only" team.

Junior girls can also play in a mixed team if they prefer to. Girls are allowed to play down a grade.

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Additional Training opportunities with FC Nelson Skill Centre, Summer football, Primary School Football and Holiday Programme. (See individual pages)

Further Questions? Please contact our DOF anytime - davor@fcnelson.co.nz