Game Day Information


Commencing Saturday 4th May 2024 and finishing Saturday 7th September 2024.

No play for all in-house teams on 31 May / 1 June (King’s Birthday), 12/13 July (School Holidays), or 20/21 July (School Holidays)

12th Grade Teams will play in the afternoon each Saturday

12th Grade Girls will play one 40-minute game with 20-minute halves

12th Grade Boys will begin with a grading round of two back-to-back 20-minute games, and then progress to playing one 40-minute game with 20-minute halves following this 

  • 12th Grade Girls play FRIDAY EVENINGS kick off 6pm, 6:50pm, or 7:40pm at Madills Farm
  • 12th Grade Boys kick off at 3:30pm at Glover Park

Games are played on 7-aside fields (1/4 pitch), with silver goals and a size 4 ball.

Each team has approximately 7 members and are allocated by the grade coordinators. Team requests can be made on your registration form, but please be aware that you may not always get your requested team.

PLEASE NOTE that teams may request a maximum of 9 players. If your team lists more than this the club may reallocate a player at random to a team in need of players. We cannot guarantee that your team of 7-9 players will be put together however our VOLUNTEER grade coordinators will do their best depending on player and team numbers.


Please refer to the 12th Grade Rules for game day etiquette.


Each in-house team requires volunteers for coach and manager, with other parents rostered to set up and take down the goals. We encourage teams to organise their own training sessions throughout the week to prepare for game day.

All parents/spectators (excluding coach) are expected to stay outside of the lines of the full-size field during games to avoid damage to the grounds.


Players taking part in the ESAFC Academy or Development Programmes are selected into NRF teams each season. These teams compete against other clubs in a relevant NRF (Northern Region Football) Competition.

Players can be selected for these teams whilst also continuing with their in-house games, or may decide to only play in their NRF team.

2024 NRF season commencing 27th/28th April 2024 and finishing 28th/29th  September 2024.

12th Grade Boys and Girls Teams play on Saturday mornings in the Central/Eastern area of Auckland, however may be required to travel further at higher tiers of the competition for the appropriate challenge point. NRF Games take place on Saturday mornings with flexible kick-off times between 9am-11am

For fixtures or more information about Northern Region Football click here

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