Youth Home                                           2018

 

Welcome to the Youth Section of Eastern Suburbs AFC

 

To be a part of a youth team, your child must have been born between 30th April 2008 and December 31st 2000

 

Eastern Suburbs AFC Youth Grades are as follows;

  • 10th Grade born 2008
  • 11th Grade born 2007
  • 12th Grade born 2006
  • 13th Grade born 2005
  • 13th Grade born 2004
  • 14th Grade born 2003
  • 15th Grade born 2002
  • 16th Grade born 2001
  • 17th Grade born 2000

 

All Youth In-house and Home games are played at one of our four pitches; Madills Farm, Glover Park, Ngahue Reserve, or Crossfields

 

For all information on specific grades, please select the correct grade page from the Players tab on the menu. For any questions, please contact your Coach or Grade Coordinator.

 

First In-House games for Term 2 & 3, 2018, occur on Saturday 5th May

 

Youth Chair

Michael Cahir

email

021 243 1026

Girls/Womens

James Page

email

021 241 9563

 

 

ESAFC Youth Philosophy

 

The Suburbs philosophy with youth is to become recognised as a high-quality service provider with the capability to increase the participation, quality, and enjoyment of football players at all levels of the game through creating high-quality coaching and playing environments

 

To promote, support, and prepare out best players for Eastern Suburbs Youth, Senior Football, AFF Development Programmes, NZF Youth Academies, and international football environments, Eastern Suburbs AFC aims to;

  • Encourage pride & a sense of belonging to the club
  • Provide an organisational structure that is robust, progressive, and sustainable
  • Provide a youth operation that is financially sound
  • Promote team spirit and sportsmanship
  • Achieve high levels of player retention
  • Encourage support of members and their families, local schools, and surrounding businesses to assist with the club operations both on and off the playing fields
  • Ensure that representative players are developed
  • Promote, support, and prepare our players and teams in the clubs to achieve success in league and tournament competition

 

 

In-House Tournaments

 

Throughout the season, Sunday tournaments will be run for In-House Teams from each grade – these are scheduled as follows;

 

Sunday May 27th             10th Grade Boys                       Madills Farm 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Sunday June 10th            13/14th Grade Boys                   Madills Farm 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Sunday June 24th            10/11/12th Grade Girls              Madills Farm 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Sunday July 1st               11th Grade Boys                        Madills Farm 9:00am - 12:00pm

Sunday July 1st               12th Grade Boys                        Madills Farm 1:00pm - 4:00pm

 

 

Rep Teams

2018 Grade Identification & Trials

The 2018 Rep Team trial process for 10th – 19th Grade is in the form of the Pre-Season Programme

From these sessions, players will be put in to the appropriate Academy/Rep, AFF, or Metro/Conference Teams

If you were selected for a top team last year, you will still need to attend the 2018 Pre-Season Programme in order to be selected

 

Boys & Girls trials are held together by Grade

  • Players must register online if they wish to trial
  • Number of top teams is dependent on grade and playing standard

 

Please Note, each top team will have training sessions with a professional coach. Attending these sessions will be a commitment required in order to play in a Rep Team. If you cannot commit to this, you must urgently advise your coach, so an alternate team can be found.

 

For those players who attended trials but were not identified, thank you for taking the time and making the effort. While you may not have made one of the top teams this time, there is no reason that you can’t in the future if you continue with your training and playing.

 

ESAFC Youth Academy

Our Youth Academy runs in Term 1 & 4, with separate groups running at the same time. This is an exciting development for Eastern Suburbs as we are able to expand our reach in Youth Development Opportunities

  • Elite Group
  • Development Group
  • Goalkeeper Group

For more details, please talk to the Youth Chairman, Michael Cahir (email)