5th Grade - "First Kicks" (born 2012)
For our most junior members we have our in-house “First Kicks” programme. Players are introduced to football in a fun environment, learning basic skills and usually ending with small sided games of 3 v 3.
Sessions of 45-50 min duration will be held once a week at Valonia Reserve, Valonia Street Owairaka at 3.45pm on Friday afternoons commencing with an introduction session on 28 April 2017. The season will continue until the end of August.
Sessions will be scheduled for each Friday except for 14 July which is the middle Friday of the July school holidays.
The fee for the Winter 2017 season in 5th grade is $95.00.
6th - 8th Grades "Fun Football" (born 2009-2011)
These grades have once a week sessions on Saturday mornings in a “Fun Football” environment.
6th Grade is conducted in-house where, each week, groups of 8 learn basic skills and are then split into 2 teams to play small-sided games of 4v4. Sessions will be held at Central’s home ground at Kiwitea St, Sandringham at 8.00am on Saturday mornings.
For 7th and 8th Grades, players will be put into mixed teams and will play a similar concept to 6th grade, both in-house and with other local clubs in the Owairaka League. 7th Grade will commence at 8.00am and 8th Grade will commence at 9.00am with sessions either at Kiwitea St or at the other club’s home grounds.
The season starts on Saturday 29 April 2017 and will continue until the end of August for all grades. Games will be scheduled for each Saturday except 15 July which is the middle Saturday of the July school holidays.
The fee for the Winter 2017 season in 6th, 7th & 8th grade is $95.00.
9th Grade (born 2008)
Players will be placed in teams of 9-10 players. Teams will play other clubs from across the Auckland area in games coordinated by Auckland Football Federation (AFF).
Games will be 7v7 on ¼ pitches of 50 minutes duration and sees the introduction of goalkeepers.
The focus of this grade is on gaining football and teamwork skills as well as ‘having a go’ in a 7v7 environment.
9th grade plays home games on Saturday mornings at War Memorial Park No. 5 field on Denny Avenue, Mt Roskill and generelly has a midweek training session at a time chosen by each team's coach.
The season starts on 1 April and will continue until the end of August. Games will be scheduled for each Saturday except on 15 and 22 April and 15 July which are the middle Saturdays of the school holidays.
The fee for the Winter 2017 season in 9th grade is $115.00.
For 5th to 8th grades girls and boys are placed in mixed groups/teams, ensuring there is a comfortable mix.
For 9th grade a girls only team option is available which plays in a girls only league.
If your daughter is in 9th grade and wishes to play in a girls team please indicate in her registration.
Junior Registrations - 2017 Winter Season
Registrations have closed for the 2017 Winter Season.
For information please contact Junior/Youth Football Co-ordinator Michael Marinovich at email@example.com.
Each junior player purchases their own playing strip (shirt, shorts and socks).
These are available for purchase from Playmaker Sports at 6/29 Surrey Crescent Grey Lynn, open Mon-Sat.
NB: Gear will be available from 1 March 2017.
Socks: $15 a pair
Combo (shirt, shorts, socks): $85
Boots and shin pads are compulsory and players are not permitted to play without them. These are also available at Playmaker Sports.
When purchasing a ball, please ensure players have a ball of the appropriate size for the grade they play in:
5th to 8th grade: plays with size 3 balls
9th grade: plays with size 4 balls
Central United has a strong focus on developing its Juniors and Youth for playing in future top Mens and Womens teams.
For holiday skills courses, goal keeper training and other information please go to our Player Development page.
Coaching & Game Leaders
6th, 7th & 8th Grades
Parents are encouraged to have a go at taking the role of Game Leader for 1 hour a week. No experience is necessary, its fun and its very easy to do with simple instructions given out to Game Leaders each Saturday.
Most teams are led/coached by a parent or parents willing to look after a team for the season. It is a very rewarding experience and lots of fun too.
If you may be interested in taking up one of these roles please indicate this on the enrolment form.
Courses and assistance for all coaches /game leaders will be available from both within the club and through AFF.