11th Grade 2017: Season Welcome to 9-a-side Football.

Te Atatu Association Football Club
11th Grade 2017 Season

Welcome to 9-a-side Football.

Te Atatu AFC competes in Northern Football Federation (NFF) Competitions and 11th grade is the first
“Competitive” age group with published results and a Championship title to play for.

Registration occurs in early February using the Online form then pay at the clubrooms or using internet
banking. It is important to register so that you can be placed in a team before the start of the
season. If you have trouble registering please contact me urgently.

Team selection will be in mid- February to allow for pre-season training. This will be done by holding
joint training sessions for the first two weeks. The soccer season runs from 1st April through to the
last week of August so we have 19 weeks of games. There are no games in the middle weekend of the
holidays so we have 22nd April and 15th July off and Easter Saturday 15th April. We do play on
Queens Birthday weekend on 3rd June. There is a grading round of about 7 weeks followed by
competition rounds for the rest of the season.

Fees for 2017 are $130 for the season, which are due at registration. If you have problems paying this
all at once, please speak to someone at registration to arrange a payment plan so they are paid by 31st
March 2017 at the latest.

The Junior teams play one week at “home”, which is Ramlea Park, Taikata Rd . Then the next week
they play “away”, usually at other West Auckland Clubs, but can be a bit further afield on the North
Shore or even up to Warkworth. The games start at 10am for 11th grade and either 11am or noon for
12th grade and all finish within 1 hour. Teams usually meet half an hour before kickoff for warm-up.
The field size is ¾ of a full-sized pitch so is usually at a club’s second field and may have limited
facilities. The goals are 5m across by 2m high. The “Retreating Line” that was trialed last year is
played again but is about 20m from the backline rather than the halfway line that it was at 10th grade.

Equipment List
Shinpads – These are compulsory (per NFF & FIFA), please make sure they fit comfortably
Shirts –NEW Orange Te Atatu shirts are provided by the club. (including Goalie shirts & gloves)
Shorts & Socks – Royal Blue
Boots – if you can, pick moulded sprigs in case you play on the Artificial Turf at Oratia.
Balls – Size 4. The club provides a match ball & some training balls but you may like to have your
own ball for practice at home/school.
For stockists try: Lotto shop on the club’s website, Te Atatu Menswear and Stirling Sports (West City,
Lynnmall or Westgate)

Parent Help
Coach – Organises training & team tactics. In recognition of the time & effort put in by coaches they
are offered a full rebate on their child’s fees. Introductory & advanced coaching courses are available.
Manager – assists with team organisation – advising team of games, club notices etc.
Referee – each team must provide a referee for half of their game. You need an adequate knowledge of
the current laws of the game and there are also referee courses available if you’re keen to learn more.
Cheer Squad – All teams love to have enthusiastic and supportive parents!

For more information phone Kathy Hohepa Ph 834-3712 or email juniors@teatatusoccer.org.nz

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