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Youth Home

 

Welcome to the Youth section of Eastern Suburbs AFC

 

To be a part of a junior team, your child must have been born between 30th April 2007 and December 31st 2003

 

Eastern Suburbs AFC Youth Grades are as follows;

  • 13th Grade born 2007
  • 14th Grade born 2006
  • 15th Grade born 2005
  • 17th Grade born 2003 or 2004
  • 19th Grade born 2001 or 2002

 

All Youth in-house & AFF home games are played at one of four pitches: Madills Farm, Glover Park, Crossfield Reserve, or Ngahue Reserve.

 

For all information on specific grades, please select the correct grade from the “Players” tab at the top of the page. Registrations open 8th January, 2020.

 

AFF teams vs. in-house Teams

All players in grades 13 and 14 are automatically placed in to an in-house team. In-house teams play against other members of our club at one of our 4 home venues. If you do not wish to play in-house then you must add this information to your registration.

 

Alongside in-house leagues (played solely against other ESAFC members), we also select a number of AFF teams prior to the Term 2 season. Please be aware that there is an extra fee for AFF team training sessions as you will have a professional coach.

 

To be eligible for an AFF team, you must take part in Term 1 Preseason training. For all training schedules, please select the correct grade from the “Players” tab at the top of the page.

 

Eastern suburbs 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.

 

To promote, support and prepare our best players for their footballing futures at domestic and even international levels, Eastern Suburbs AFC aims to;

  • Encourage pride and a sense of belonging to the club
  • Provide a robust, progressive, and sustainable organisational structure
  • 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 both on and off the field
  • Ensure that representative players are developed
  • Promote, support, and prepare our players to achieve success in leagues and tournaments

 

internal tournaments

Throughout the season, Sunday tournaments are held for in-house teams from each grade – these are scheduled as follows;

 

Sunday August 2nd

10th Grade Boys

Madills Farm, 1pm – 4pm

Sunday August 9th

13th/14th Grade Boys

Madills Farm, 1pm – 4pm

Sunday August 23rd

10th – 13th Grade Girls

Madills Farm, 1pm – 4pm

Sunday August 30th

11th Grade Boys

Madills Farm, 9am – 12pm

Sunday August 30th

12th Grade Boys

Madills Farm, 1pm – 4pm

 

Games are followed by a prizegiving where medals will be given to winning teams and players’ of the tournament