Junior Football
SASFC Junior Football (9-12 years)
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SASFC players born 2011 to 2014 are allocated into teams and play against other clubs in the 2023 Mainland Junior Football competition

Junior Football

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.

Blue teams will play towards the top end of the competitions. Red, White & Black teams will be selected to allow players that live in the same neighbourhoods or who go to school together to play on the same teams.

Note: for 2023, players born 2015 to 2019 take part in our First Kicks and Fun Football programme

2023 Pre-season Activities

During February & March we will start our preparations for the 2023 Winter Season.

Summer Kickabout Sessions are free, 'have a go sessions' for everyone who is thinking about playing football for SASFC in the Winter Season. No registration is required; just check out the session dates for your age group (birth years in brackets) and turn up to St Albans Park on the day:

9th Grade (2014) 4pm to 5pm Tuesday 14 February and Tues 28 February 

10th Grade (2013) 5pm to 6pm Tuesday 14 February and Tues 28 February 

11th Grade (2012) 4pm to 5pm Thursday 16th February and Thurs 2 March 

12th Grade (2011) 5pm to 6pm Thursday 16th February and Thurs 2 March 

Open Training/Grading Sessions are a chance for our coaches to check out the players and to help us make sure that we get players into the right teams. Players who want to play in a 'Blue' team should attend at least one Open Training session.

Players should register here before attending Open Training, so that we can identify and keep in contact with individual players ahead of team selections. This is separate to Winter Season registration, it's free, and it does not commit you to play for the club in 2023. All sessions are held at St Albans Park:

9th Grade (2014) 3:45 to 4:45pm Tuesday 7 March and Tuesday 14 March

10th Grade (2013) 4:45 to 5:45pm Tuesday 7 March and Tuesday 14 March

11th Grade (2012) 3:45 to 4:45pm Thursday 9 March and Thursday 16 March

12th Grade (2011) 4:45 to 5:45pm Thursday 9 March and Thursday 16 March 

Note: Girls Football sessions will run on the same days at slightly different times: click here for details

12th Grade team

Club coaches run Skill Training Sessions throughout the season

A Monday afternoon Skill Training session 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.

Open Training

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/Grading sessions – see dates and times above.

Volunteer Game Leader

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 both Open Training/Grading Sessions, or contact us if you are unable to attend. Please note the separate registration for Open Training – it's free and helps us allocate you a team!

It's not essential that you attend both Open Training sessions 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!

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 by clicking the Merchandise link at the top of the page. An official playing shirt, available from the merchandise store, is the only piece of kit you need to obtain via the club. Players can source shorts and socks elsewhere online, or from high street stores, as long as they closely conform to the colour/style displayed on the Merchandise page.

If you are registering a player late (after end-March 2023) or have any problems with registration, please contact register@sasfootball.club 

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