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Online Learning – 21 April

Online Learning – 21 April

Keep learning in lockdown!

The football season may be on hold for the time being but coaches, referees and anyone else keen to learn more about the beautiful game can still continue their personal development.

New Zealand Football is offering online webinars in three key areas – Fit4Football, coaching and refereeing – and registrations are now open so don’t miss out on your opportunity to upskill!

The webinars are free and open to all with no pre-qualifications required for anyone wanting to take part. Topics covered in the coaching webinars will include meeting the needs of community players, creating positive learning environments, and effective communication and teaching methods while the Fit4Football webinars will focus on player welfare, the female athlete, nutrition, concussion, the 11+ and 11+ kids.

The refereeing webinars are meanwhile targeted at both experienced referees and anyone interested in learning more about the Laws of the Game. The focus of the initial webinars will be on all the latest updates to the laws.

Make sure you’re staying connected to football and are sharpening your knowledge so you’re ready to go when the season kicks off!

To register for the Fit4Football webinars please click here

To register for the coaching webinars please click here

To register for the refereeing webinars please click here

Member Update – Postponement Extended

Member Update – Postponement Extended

We hope you are keeping safe and well during this difficult time. Please see below a couple of updates on the football season.

New Zealand Football and the seven Federations have announced that the community football postponement has been extended until at least Queen’s Birthday Weekend (Saturday 30 May 2020), due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can see the full release on their website at https://www.nzfootball.co.nz/newsarticle/89084

Auckland Football Federation is drafting various scenarios of what the football season looks like for when are able to resume. The club is in constant communication with Auckl and Football to stay updated and we continue to plan in the background how we will get our members on the grass when the time is right. Each age group (junior, youth, senior) was at various stages of pre-season (trainings, trials, or yet to start) before the lockdown begun, and we will look to pick-up where we left off once we can, where possible.

We will continue to provide updates when they are available.

There are a number of great initiatives coming from NZ Football and Auckland Football to keep engaged during the lockdown, see the below links and keep an eye on our club Facebook page:

Home Training Programme: https://www.nzfootball.co.nz/stay-fit
E-Sports League: http://www.aucklandfootball.org.nz/newsarticle/89048
Home Fitness: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgZQEBcCVs0LaKk9I7cy3mGpcqY9x1XoB
Sport NZ Public Advice: https://sportnz.org.nz/covid-19/public-advice/

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch.

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

Due to the ongoing concerns regarding the Covid-19 outbreak, NZ Football and the 7 Member Federations have agreed to postpone all community football until May 2nd 2020.

Therefore the Auckland & Northern Football Federations, advise that effective immediately all community football/futsal activity has been postponed until 2nd May 2020, with all training suspended until 18th April 2020.

This postponement includes all football & futsal pre-season programmes, tournaments, workshops and other community competitions, including  NRFL and social leagues that are currently in progress. Those involved with Football & Futsal including referees, players, officials, and committees are being encouraged to conduct any essential meetings online whenever possible.

NFF CEO John Limna said that “In postponing activities the Federations recognise the uncertainty in the community regarding Covid-19 and are putting the health and wellbeing of participants above all other considerations”

AFF CEO Steven Upfold said “The Auckland & Northern Football Federations would continue to monitor the developing situation, alongside NZ Football. Contingency plans for Club Competitions were being developed for further discussion with clubs in due course”.

About the Auckland & Northern Football Federations
The Federations are two of the seven District Federations affiliated to New Zealand Football focussed on creating the best opportunities for football to thrive in the communities of the Far North, Northland, West Auckland, North Harbour, Central Auckland & Manukau. In 2019 the two Federations established an Unincorporated Joint Venture in order to align the resources and support for the game across their combined region. Together with our member Clubs we provide competitions and football/futsal opportunities to over 35,000 registered players and 250 registered referees from grassroots football through to the Northern Regional Premier League.

For New Zealand Football’s Release Click Here

Originally released by Auckland Football Federation: http://www.aucklandfootball.org.nz/newsarticle/88358

Junior Games Session

Junior Games Session

We will be running junior games sessions on the below dates. These will be used to place children into teams for the season, as well as gets the kids some game time on the grass. Please complete the club registration before attending these games.

GIRLS:
U9-U12: Friday 13 & 20 March, 4:00-5:00pm at Seymour Park

Mixed:
U9 (2011-born): Friday 13 & 20 March, 4:00-5:00pm at Seymour Park
U10 (2010-born): Friday 13 & 20 March, 5:00-6:00pm at Seymour Park

Mixed:
U11 (2009-born): Thursday 12 & 19 March, 4:00-5:00pm at Valonia Reserve
U12 (2008-born): Thursday 12 & 19 March, 5:00-6:00pm at Valonia Reserve

If you have any questions, please get in touch with juniors.youth@centralunitedfc.co.nz

Important details for Seymour Park:
Parking is not available on Pah Road.  There may be parking spaces available on Korma Road or in the Warehouse carpark.
If parking in the Warehouse carpark, we highly recommend using the crossing at the traffic lights on the corner of Pah Road and Mount Albert Road.

Juniors Open Day

Juniors Open Day

Get down to Kiwitea Street on Saturday 22 February for our Juniors Open Day. Bring along your friends and get out on the grass for some small-sided games of football. We will be there to take registrations and answer any questions you may have on the season ahead.

9:00am – 10:00am U5-U8 (born 2015-2012)
10:15am – 11:15am U9-U10 (born 2011-2010)
11:30am – 12:30pm U11-U12 (born 2009-2008)

We will also be at Seymour Park on Wednesday 19 February for any youth players who want to have a kick-around, 6:00pm to 7:00pm.

If you have any questions, please get in touch via email juniors.youth@centralunitedfc.co.nz

Senior Women’s Trials

Senior Women’s Trials

We are seeking expressions of interest for females wanting to play for the club in the 2020 winter season for our AFF/NFF Conference and AFF Division 3 teams.

Pre-season training will be held Monday and Wednesday evenings for February and March, commencing on Monday 17 February. Training days will shift once the season is underway in April to likely Tuesday and Thursday.

Venues for pre-season are:
* Mondays at Seymour Park, Pah Rd, Royal Oak at 6.30pm
* Wednesdays at Valonia Reserve , Valonia St Mt Roskill at 6.30pm

Please contact Michael on 027 496 1551 to indicate expression of interest in attending.

Registrations are OPEN

Registrations are OPEN

We hope you have had an enjoyable summer so far, and are looking forward to getting back on the grass for the upcoming football season!

Registrations are open now for the season for junior and youth players. Full details on how to do this through MyComet can be seen here: www.centralunitedfc.co.nz/registrations

Check out our latest club newsletter with details on the season ahead here:  https://d2ag3jdu89hmr4.cloudfront.net/browser_preview/aEmMu2u8ms_9H7xb

U17 Metro & Conference Trials

U17 Metro & Conference Trials

We are seeking expressions of interest for players wanting to trial for our U17 program in 2020. This will consist of a Metro and Conference team for the winter season, as well as a Western Springs Tournament team (20-22 March).

Trial dates:
* Tuesday 28 January – Valonia Reserve
* Friday 31 January – Crum Park
* Tuesday 4 February – Valonia Reserve

Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm

Age groups: must be born in 2004 or 2003. Special consideration my be given to 2005-born.

Register your interest HERE.

Coaching Vacancies

Coaching Vacancies

We are currently seeking coaches to join our club for the 2020 winter season for the following roles:

* Men’s NRFL Premier Team (Assistant Coach)
* Men’s NRFL Premier Reserve (Head Coach)
* Women’s AFF/NFF Conference (Assistant Coach)

Click HERE for more information.

2019 Registrations

2019 Registrations

Registrations for 5th to 17th grade junior and youth players (born 2002 to mid 2014) for the 2019 winter season will open on Sunday 10 February.

All enrolments will be online via Comet and all existing players will be contacted shortly.

Details regarding the season are available on the Juniors and Youth pages.

For more information see 2019 Registrations.

Before the season starts the following programme is available starting Monday 4 February.

Check out our summer Academy for juniors aged 7-12
Skills Centre resumes Monday 2 November for Term 4
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