SASFC players born 2011 to 2014 are allocated into teams and play against other clubs in the 2023 Mainland Junior Football competition
In SASFC Junior Football our primary focus is on having fun!
Junior Footballers either play and train with their friends and schoolmates in one of our 'Red', 'White' and 'Black' teams, or in a 'Blue' team with other dedicated players in their age group. As well as Saturday morning games against other Christchurch clubs, players train together in their age groups during the week.
Note: for 2023, players born 2015 to 2019 take part in our First Kicks and Fun Football programme
Club coaches run Skill Training Sessions throughout the season
A Wednesday afternoon Skill Training session at Elmwood Park is available to all our Red, White & Black team players as part of their Winter Season fees, along with an additional practice session or training game which may be arranged by volunteer game leaders. Blue Teams attend an enhanced training programme, training twice a week at St Albans Park.
We also run Skill Training sessions Fridays at English Park
Open to all aspiring fooball players aged 9 to 12, you don't need to belong to a SASFC Winter Season team to join in the fun! Anyone can sign up for these awesome sessions where we work on core skills like passing and receiving, agility and movement, ball retention and more. Sessions run 4-5pm every Friday during school term time and you can register here
SASFC are proud to have a strong presence in the Junior Girls leagues
We welcome all enquiries from female players who would like to join an all-girls team. Check out our Girls Football page for further details
Girls are also welcome to play in 'Mixed' teams (comprising boys and girls) if they prefer, and are welcome to attend pre-season Open Training sessions – see dates and times above.
All Saturday games are managed and refereed by parent volunteers
For all Junior teams, a volunteer team coach and manager are required from amongst the players' parents, to coordinate players on match days and assist with communications etc. All training & support is provided, and a NZF Junior Level 1 Course and a monthly coaches forum are available.
Match day football needs parent help to keep it running smoothly. Please do step up and help out with goal nets, corner flags, and any other help the coach or manager might need. Every little helps! If you are unable to attend match day games, there are lots of other ways to help out. Thank you for your support!
Don't delay – register TODAY!
Please register early to secure a place in a Junior Football Winter Season team. Players wishing to play for a 'Blue' team must attend Open Training Sessions.
It's not essential that you attend Open Training for our 'Red', 'White' and 'Black' teams or wait to hear back from us in order to sign up: we have a team for everyone, so just go ahead and register!
Please note players provide their own playing kit. Returning players should use the kit they retained from last season. New members, or returning players looking to replace their kit, will find all they need at a subsidised rate by clicking the Merchandise link at the top of the page.
If you are registering a player late (after end-March 2023) or have any problems with registration, please contact email@example.com