All players from 4 years to Baywide Youth will receive a playing top to use. This is to be returned at the end of the season. The player is responsible to purchase club shorts and socks.

With Soccer Shop being shut we have moved to Legend sportswear. We will be running a club store every saturday from Gordon Spratt Reserve during the season (subject to stock availability).

Junior Football 

Introduction

Junior football is dedicated to the next level of the footballing pathway from the Fun Football grades. 

Research has identified that the golden age of learning & development is between the ages of 9 and 12 years.  So with that in mind, we will concentrate on providing a Junior Framework that is a consistent, coordinated approach to the development of junior players.  Its main aim is to provide all junior players with high quality Football experiences that increase passion for the game, fundamental movement and playing skills. Through the Junior Framework players will experience age appropriate games and coaching in a programme that is specifically tailored to meet their wants and needs.

Playing Time

Teams will train once a week between Monday to Thursday and will be dependant on coach and pitch availability.  Players will be required to travel to other clubs in the Western Bay of Plenty area (eg: Papamoa, Mount, Te Puke, Greerton, Otumoetai, Welcome Bay, Katikati and the odd trip to Whakatane) for games on Saturday mornings.

The following grades for boys and girls are selected by the year they are born which is denoted in (brackets).  

Boys 

  • 9th grade (2013) 
  • 10th grade (2012)
  • 11th grade  (2011)
  • 12th grade (2010)

Girls​​​​​​​

  • Under 10s (2012/2013)
  • Under 13s (2009/2010/2011 )​​​​​​​

Registration and Season Commencement

Registrations are open until the end of March.  Any registrations after this date will be considered if spaces are still available in that relevant grade.  To register head to our registration page here.  

The 2022 season will begin early May and fixtures will be available once teams have been registered during April. 

On the 16th May we will also be holding team photos for all teams in the Junior space.  More information on location and times will be provided after registrations close and teams have been populated. 

Equipment

​​​​​​​To participate in the Junior/Youth sessions, all players must have the following playing gear, which is compulsory. 

  • Plastic moulded boots (no metal sprigs) or sandshoes
  • Shin Pads
  • Club socks and shorts

Club socks & shorts can be purchased from the club and will be available soon.  The club will provide a playing shirt at the first session and is to be worn at the Saturday morning sessions only and must be returned to the club at the end of the season.

Youth Football - (Born 2004-2009) 

​​​​​​​We aim to develop skills that are centred around a proactive, effective, controlled and incisive possession based style of attacking play using individual and combination play to create and score goals. Underpinned by a quick transition mentality and defending through aggressive collective and intelligent pressing.

Our aim is to identify talent and encourage players to participate in dedicated development training sessions that will increase exposure to the game and look to provide the players a pathway to more opportunities in football.

Playing Time

Teams will train once a week between Monday to Thursday and will be dependant on coach and pitch availability.  Players will be required to travel to other clubs in the Western Bay of Plenty area (eg: Papamoa, Mount, Te Puke, Greerton, Otumoetai, Welcome Bay, Katikati and the odd trip to Whakatane) for games on Saturday mornings.

The following grades for boys and girls are selected by the year they are born which is denoted in (brackets). 

Boys

  • Under 13's (2009)
  • Under 15's (2007-2008)
  • Baywide Youth-Under 18s (2004-2006)

Girls​​​​​​​

  • Born between 2003 and 2009

Registration and Season Commencement​​​​​​​

Registrations are open until the end of March.  Any registrations after this date will be considered if spaces are still available in that relevant grade.  To register head to our registration page here.  

The 2022 season will begin early May and fixtures will be available once teams have been registered during April. 

On the 16th May we will also be holding team photos for all teams in the youth space.  More information on location and times will be provided after registrations close and teams have been populated. 

Equipment

​​​​​​​To participate in the Junior/Youth sessions, all players must have the following playing gear, which is compulsory. 

  • Plastic moulded boots (no metal sprigs) or sandshoes
  • Shin Pads
  • Club socks and shorts

Club socks & shorts can be purchased from the club and will be available soon.  The club will provide a playing shirt at the first session and is to be worn at the Saturday morning sessions only and must be returned to the club at the end of the season.