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


Mental Skills Workshops are coming to Eastern Suburbs in 2024! For full information see


For 9th Grade players ESAFC offers three training options, all run in alignment with NZ Football Skill Centre standards – this includes professional coaches with age and stage appropriate development methods. All programmes are run under the guidance of our Junior & Girls Directors of Football.

9th Grade Development players compete up one grade in the ESAFC in-house competitions. Academy teams compete in NRF competitions on Saturday mornings against other clubs. Pathway players will only be selected into these teams at the Club’s discretion, under special circumstance.


PLEASE NOTE that all players taking part in club-run training programmes and/or NRF teams must do so in their correct age group. Whilst we allow players to “play up” with friends in our in-house leagues, this is not permitted in club training programmes and/or NRF teams. The only exceptions will be players who are deemed by club coaches to need a higher challenge point and even then there will be parameters in place.


All venues are subject to change pending weather and grounds allocations


1x session per week: $100 per term

2x sessions per week: $175 per term

2x sessions per week + Saturday coach: $250 per term

3x sessions per week: $275 per term

3x sessions per week + Saturday coach: $350 per term



Term 2&3 Training 2024 (VENUES SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

Training Type9th Grade Boys9th Grade Girls
1x Per Week
  • Tuesday 5pm – 6pm @ Madills Farm
Please contact the club if your child
would like to attend one session per week
2x Per Week
  • Tuesday 5pm – 6pm @ Glover Park
  • Friday 5pm – 6pm @  Ngahue
  • Monday 4:45pm – 5:45pm @ Madills Farm
  • Thursday 4:45pm – 5:45pm @ Glover Park
3x Per week
  • Monday 5pm – 6pm @ Glover Park
  • Wednesday 5pm – 6pm @ Ngahue
  • Thursday 5pm – 6pm @ Madills Farm
  • Monday 4:45pm – 5:45pm @ Madills Farm
  • Tuesday 4:45pm – 5:45pm @ Ngahue
  • Thursday 4:45pm – 5:45pm @ Glover Park

Players can register for the 2024 season and add training options to their ClubHub account.

Players can also register as a “Training Only” member and attend Pathway Training sessions without committing to games.



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, with Saturday mornings as well during Term 2 & 3:



4:30pm – 5:30pm
Madills Farm 4
See map


Goalkeeper Training

Goalkeeper Training

Goalkeeper training is available for aspiring keepers of all ages. Work with a variety of our qualified goalkeeping coaches – all of whom are involved in top teams throughout the club.

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