FOOTBALL ACADEMY CHANGES FOR 2021:
Auckland City Football Club has been contracted to run the Football Academy in 2021. This change will see a restructure within the programme and the Academy will now run by invitation only from year levels 8 to 13. Grades 13th – 15th will run as the Junior Academy on Tuesdays and Fridays before school. 1st XI and Senior Development Team (1st XI extension) will run as the Senior Academy on Mondays and Thursdays before school. Auckland City Football Club will be responsible for the coaching of the 13th – 15th grade teams, while the 1st X1 and SDT will be coached through the Academy by Director of Football, Mr Hogg.
With this restructure we envision to see improved attendance with coaches knowing numbers for planning sessions, competitive trainings, improved assessment of player progress in ability, higher frequency in team trainings and allowing players to be educated on full playing pitches. We have also taken into consideration player workloads to benefit the player long term.
Junior invitations for Academy in 2021 have been sent out. Senior Academy invitations will be sent out after trials early term 1 2021, due to increased numbers in this bracket. Some trials may occur in the New Year. Any boys new to school, please see Mr Hogg to their express interest.
Middle School Football
Wednesday Interschool – term 2.
- Saturday morning (aligned with Central United Club)
- Wednesday: Interschool teams (1st and 2nd XI). Games played during Middleschool sport.
3.15pm – 4.30pm once a week – depending on team/coach
(Middleschool 1st and 2nd XI – trainings during Wednesday Sport)
Season for Club Football usually starts beginning of April.
Year 9 – 13 Football
1st XI and Senior Development Team (1st XI extension) twice a week as part of Academy
All other teams – TBC dependant on coaches availability (most trainings are at the Domain)
- 1st XI – $400
- Academy – $400
- All other teams – $40
Registrations open late February.