Grade Information

Fun Football – 7 and 8 year olds

Fun Football is the second stage in the Junior Framework, for 7-8 year olds.

Children turning 7 in the calendar year will be in Grade 7 and children turning 8 in the calendar year in Grade 8.
 
Girls are able to play in mixed grades – either in their age grade or down a grade if they prefer – and/or can play in the Girls Only Football League on Sundays. Ideally teams comprise of up to seven players
 
The playing teams are 5 a side and do not include a goalkeeper, using a size 3 ball and on a ground 30m by 20m with goals that are 1 x 1 metre.
 
Fun Football will always be on Saturday mornings on a four week rotation.  The first three Saturdays teams will be playing “Game Days” on the Kapiti Coast (in Paekakariki, Parapaumu, and Waikanae) where Pukerua Bay teams play 4 games of 10 minutes duration against other Kapiti Coast teams. Games are generally at 9am. Every fourth Saturday Pukerua Bay teams play in the Western Zone against Western Zone teams at either the Western Suburbs, Tawa or North Wellington home grounds. 
 
Fun Football focuses on increasing the skills of the players and their enjoyment of the game. Skills include general movement and coordination, football technique and football coordination.  The small sided games allow children to practice these skills in a team situation getting lots of touches on the ball in each game.  
 



Mini Football / 9 to 10 year olds
 
Children turning 9 in the calendar year will be in Grade 9 and children turning 10 in the calendar year in Grade 10.
 
Ideally teams comprise of nine players – 7 playing + 2 reserves.
 
The playing teams are 7 a side (including a goalkeeper), using a size 4 ball and on a ground 50m by 30m with goals that are 4 x 2 metres.
 
The Saturday game day comprises of 2 x 25 minutes games.  Result and table are not published.  There are usually between 1 and 2 training sessions a week.
 
Teams play in the Wellington/Western zone combined league. Potential for accomplished 10th grade teams to play in regional travel league. Weekly draws will be posted on the Capital Football Website: Fixtures, prior to each Saturday’s game.
 
You will be advised of the time, the grounds and which team you are playing against by your team manager.
 
Each team needs a coach, a manager and another volunteer who is not the coach who can referee the weekly matches.
  

 


Mini Football / 11 to 12 year olds
 
Children turning 11 in the calendar year will be in Grade 11 and children turning 12 in the calendar year in Grade 12.
 
Ideally teams comprise of eleven players – 9 playing + 2 reserves.
 
The playing teams are 9 a side (including a goalkeeper), using a size 4 ball and on a ground 60m by 45m with goals that are 4 x 2 metres.
 
The Saturday game day comprises of 1 game of 2 x 25 minute halves.  Results and table are not published.  There are usually between 1 and 2 training sessions a week.
 
Teams play in the Wellington/Western zone combined league. Potential for accomplished teams to play in regional travel league.
 
Weekly draws will be posted on the Capital Football Website: Fixtures, prior to each Saturday’s game.
 
You will be advised of the time, the grounds and which team you are playing against by your team manager.
 
Each team needs a coach, a manager and another volunteer who is not the coach who can referee the weekly matches.
 
Capital Football commence their Federation Talent Centre programme at this level – refer Capital Football website for further details.
 
 
 
Youth Football / 13 to 14 year olds
 
Children turning 13 in the calendar year will be in Grade 13 and children turning 14 in the calendar year in Grade 14.
 
Ideally teams comprise of thirteen players – 11 playing + 2 reserves.
 
In Grade 13 the playing teams are 11 a side (including a goalkeeper), using a size 4 ball and on a full size pitch with full size goals. The Saturday game day includes a game of 2 x 30 minute halves.
 
In Grade 14 the playing teams are 11 a side (including a goalkeeper), using a size 5 ball and on a full size pitch with full size goals. The Saturday game day includes a game of 2 x 35 minute halves.
 
Teams play in the Wellington/Western zone combined league. Potential for accomplished teams to play in regional travel league.  Results and Tables are published.
 
Weekly draws will be posted on the Capital Football Website: Fixtures, prior to each Saturday’s game.
 
You will be advised of the time, the grounds and which team you are playing against by your team manager.
 
Each team needs a coach and a manager. Each team also needs to have another person who can referee the weekly matches.