Youth - born 2006 - 2010

WHERE:

  • Pre-Season trainings for community teams start Feb - keep an eye out on club Facebook for further information
  • For those players interested in trialling for the development teams in the age groups U13s, U15s & U17s trainings start in February date TBC
  • For more information about Development Teams contact Dave on president@papakuracityfc.org.nz

Trainings take place at McLennan Park.

Game Days (Saturdays) teams travel around Auckland for away games and play at McLennan Park for home games. Some Metro Youth Leagues are run on Sundays.

WHEN: 

Term 2 & Term 3 - Winter Season 

Game Days - Saturdays starting May 2023

GEAR REQUIRED:

  • shinpads (compulsory for safety)
  • long royal blue socks 
  • royal blue soccer shorts
  • boots (no metal sprigs)    
  • Playing shirt (provided by the club for the season - please only wear this for game days not trainings and please take care of it)

These items can be purchased through our club shop (which is the best place to find the smaller sizes), the Uniform Shoppe in Wood Street, Papakura.

Club merchandise such as hats, beanies & umbrellas are available from the bar when open. Club jackets and hoodies etc are also available through the club shop.

GAME DAYS:

Coaches will set their own requirements for pre-game arrival but generally players should arrive at least 45 minutes before the game to find their field and to go through a warm up with the coach.

COMMUNICATION:

General communication will be emailed and posted in the Youth Facebook group (Junior & Youth Facebook Group) and on the main club Facebook page

Draws can be found on the NRF website under Auckland Youth Competitions. Team Coaches and Managers are responsible for checking where and when each team is playing and informing the team. Fixtures are confirmed Friday evenings so make sure there have been no changes.

Cancellations are generally communicated from NRF to club admin and posted on the NRF Facebook page as soon as a decision between NRF & the Auckland Council has been made (in the case of bad weather throughout the week). Coaches & Managers of affected teams will be emailed to share the information with their teams. This can sometimes happen as late as early Saturday morning.

If you don't hear anything, assume it's ON!

Please do not contact club admins to ask if sessions are on prior to these times as we won't know and our phones get tied up, stopping us from getting updates out.

Our vision for the Youth section:

  • To encourage maximum enjoyment of the game.
  • To have successful teams that play with a high level of skill.
  • To foster strong team spirit and club identity.
  • To develop each player to their full potential.
  • To retain players in the game.