Training Options

Term 2 2024 commences the week of 29th April and finishes 5th July
Term 3 2024 commences the week of 22nd July and finishes 27th September
Term 4 2024 commences the week of 14th October and finishes 20th December


ESAFC PLUS+ is a New Zealand Football accredited programme new to the club, designed and coached by Women’s Director of Football and Community Officer Stephen Hoyle. Working with a number of our up and coming qualified coaches, the programme is available to all players in grades 4-8. 

ESAFC PLUS+ is aimed at accelerating a players development to unlock higher potential, as they advance towards Junior and Youth Football at Eastern Suburbs AFC.

The programme offers high energy, fun, creative, and age-appropriate physical activity through football. It will focus on the ESAFC values and football philosophy which stems from our Men’s and Women’s first teams through to all Junior and Youth members. Each player will get lots of touches on the ball as they practice the essential skills of football in a station rotation format.

All sessions provide a fun, playful, safe environment which encourages children to develop a positive sense of themselves, respect for others, a positive disposition to learn new skills, whilst promoting a healthy and active lifestyle as they begin to fall in love with the beautiful game.

Fun Football – Ages 7 and 8

A progression of the Skill Builder programme and precurser for our Development programme, Fun Football provides coaching for grades 7-8 as they start to get a feel for football.

Players have the option of attending once or twice a week:




$125 per term


$200 per term

Term 2 Training Sessions (2024)

The twice weekly training sessions are as follows:


4:15pm – 5:15pm
Madills Farm 5
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4:15pm – 5:15pm
Madills Farm 5
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Players can register for the 2024 in-house season and add ESAFC PLUS+ Fun Football to their ClubHub account.

Players can also register as a “Training Only” member and attend sessions without committing to games. Please note players must be 5th grade to take part in an in-house team.


We are excited to announce that thanks to Northern Region Football, the Halberg Foundation, and Aktive Auckland, Eastern Suburbs AFC have the privilege of starting an Adaptive Football Programme for those experiencing a disability but keen to give football a go.

Following a successful programme launch during the 2023 Winter Season, Adaptive Football will become a regular part of our term-to-term training timetable

To attend the Adaptive Football programme please ensure you register through ClubHub


Term 1 Training Sessions (2024)

Once weekly sessions as follows:


4:30pm – 5:30pm
Madills Farm 4
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