Please email Dwayne Barlow on firstname.lastname@example.org to post a message on this page. Scroll down to find messages from clubs in our region.
- Click here for a list of 2017 online club registration links.
- Click here for information about club-based tournaments.
- Click here for messages from clubs based in NZ’s other six Federations.
Clubrooms for Hire
Central Rugby League in Rotorua is looking to hire clubrooms to teams who are looking for a venue to host on a weekly basis throughout the 2017 season. We have industrial kitchen, shower, bar and toilet facilities. Please contact Kerry Mason on 0275366235 if you are interested or require any information. Location: here.
Female players wanted
Northern United need a couple more players to play in their U-13 girls team. Contact: Peter Jordan email@example.com
Claudelands Rovers need around four more players to play in their U-16 girls Federation League team. Contact: Mike Dore firstname.lastname@example.org
Huntly Fun Run
To fund raise for the season ahead Huntly Thistle is hosting a Fun Run for the Huntly Community on Friday 24th March – from 5.30pm to 7.30pm at Huntly Domain and Lake Hakanoa.
You can register now online. See you there! Register: here.
Junior Trials and grading Boys and Girls
Sunday the 12th of March for 9th to 14th Grade. To be held at Hillcrest Stadium (Cycle Track) on Cambridge Road. Please arrive early for registration.
- 9th Grade 9-10am
- 10th Grade 10.30-11.30am
- 11th Grade 12-1pm
- 12th Grade 1.30-2.30pm
- 13th & 14th Grade 3-4pm
All kids need boots, shin pads and water. More information on our website www.rovers.org.nz
Registrations are now open for all Juniors from 4 to 14 – click here.
We have a few spaces available in our junior girls only teams for the 2017 season. The age grades available are U-8, U-11 and U-13. Please contact Kim Lander at email@example.com if you’d like to join.
Girls Only Football Session – March 7th
This season WaiBOP Football will be offering Under 8, Under 11 and Under 13 Girls Only Competitions in the Western BOP. Blue Rovers wants to field teams in all 3 grades.
We are offering a girls only training session on Tuesday 7 March at Pemberton Park for players to get a taste of how great girls only football can be! The session will be taken by coaches who are passionate about girls football, players having fun and reaching their potential. So girls, grab your friends and come join us for fun session where you’ll learn heaps and feel great about your football.
Pemberton Park, Tuesday 7th March, 5.30pm.
U12 Junior Boys Federation League Trials
- DATES: 20th and 27th of February, 2017
- TIME: 6pm both days
- PLACE: Discovery Park
- Trials will be run by: Adam Thomas, Perry Katemark and Max Tommy
To register your interest and trial for this season please register on the Northern united website under registrations. If you have any questions please contact Blair McConnell on 027 6885586 or email the club at firstname.lastname@example.org
Entry requirements: Players must be turning 12yrs in 2017 (born 2005); No dispensation to play down; Players may be able to play up with approval from WaiBOP Football.
Waikato Unicol pre-season training for both Men and Women has begun – Thursdays 6pm at the University fields.
- Sunday 26 Feb 4:30 Premier/Reserves
- Wednesday 1 March 6pm Premier/Reserves
- Thursday 2 March 6pm Development/C Div
- Sunday 5 March 4.30pm Development/C Div
- Wednesday 8 March 6pm D Div/Sunday League
Note: No women’s trials have been scheduled. Squads for the Women’s WaiBop Premiership and Waikato Divisions will be selected from training attendance.
All enquiries to email@example.com
Coach and Goalkeeper vacancies
Due to an internal club promotion Melville United are seeking a football coach for their well-performed WaiBOP Premiership team. Melville have excellent facilities, experienced administrators, and a strong coaching support structure. The club also offers a small honorarium and assistance with ongoing coach education.
This is an exciting opportunity to coach at a competitive level with a well-resourced, pro-active club. Applications and inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Melville are also seeking a goalkeeper capable of competing at Federation League level. Would suit a young aspiring keeper. Inquiries to email@example.com
Te Puke United
Te Puke United is looking for coaches to join our team – looking for a Coach to join our Championship team, and also hopefully a reserves side. Also, anyone who wants to join our friendly club is always welcome; men and ladies, you can never have enough players! Please contact – Tessa on 0274 203 808 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017 Youth Trials (Sunday Leagues)
- U16 boys – players born 2001 and 2002
- U14 boys – players born 2003 and 2004
Trials for the above youth age groups will be held: Tuesday 14th February 2017 – 5.30pm to 6.30pm.
Hamilton Wanderers remains the only club in the Waikato that features a full pathway to top level competition in NZ. Trials are open to any player meeting the age criteria as the club actively looks to build on from last season.
2017 Waikato Championship (previously Federation 2)
Hamilton Wanderers will be entering a team again this season in the WaiBOP Championship League. Trials will be held: Tuesday 16th February 2017 – 6.00pm to 7.00pm.
Along with the NRFL Development players the Waikato Championship League squad will provide support to the NRFL Premier League when required. Trials are open to any player looking to play in a competitive senior level as the club actively looks to build on from last season.
Under 14 Federation Team Trials
The PFC Under 14 Federation team is for talented players born 2003 and 2004. It is a Region wide competition played on Sundays and will require travel around the Bay of Plenty and Waikato area. Federation league players will require a high level of talent and commitment given the quality of competition, training, and match day travel involved.
Trials will be held on Thursday 16th Feb, 6pm – 8pm at Gordon Spratt Park. Following the trials an extended squad will be invited to attend three training sessions on Thursday 23rd Feb, Friday 3rd March, and Thursday 9th March. A final squad of 15 players plus reserves will be named on the 10th of March. New players to the region are welcomed. Our Federation under 14 coaches are Darren Toy and Oliver Brinkmann. Inquiries should be made to the club Secretary – email@example.com. Players intending to trial MUST register their interest at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Federation Youth Teams
Training for those interested in trialing for the U17 team to attend the Auckland City FC Tournament in March will start this Thursday 26th January from 6.30pm – 8pm at the Cambridge Senior Grounds. Coach: Adrian Clark, contact 021356934
U16 Federation League
The club are seeking expressions of interest from coaches interested in coaching this age group. To register your interest, please email email@example.com
U12 Junior Federation League
Coaches: Simon Foy and Mark Pearson
Pre-season Training Sessions – Thursday 9th February and Thursday 16th February – 5.30 – 6.30pm.
Trials – Sunday 19th February 4pm – 5.15pm; Sunday 26th February – 9am – 10.30am.
Trainings and Trials are at the Cambridge Junior Grounds
For more information on any of these Youth teams, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-season training – Tuesday’s 6pm to 7.30pm.
Summer has only just begun but the football season is right round the corner. With this in mind, we would like to invite any women who are interested in playing football this season to come down to Fergusson Park on Tuesday nights from 6pm to 7.30pm and join in the pre-season training. Scott Harrison will be running the pre-season training for the women’s teams and the U-16 Girls Federation team. Scott has recently moved down from Auckland with his family and has over 20 years coaching experience including six years coaching the Fencibles United AFC’s Women’s NRFL Premier League team. Hope to see you there on Tuesday nights. Contact Carla – email@example.com
Any NON Premiership or Championship teams interested in preseason friendlies please contact Jeremy at Otumoetai FC at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-season training for selection for the U-16 team starts on Wednesday the 1st of February for all interested parties at Gower Park (Sandleigh Road end) – 6pm to 7.30pm. Contact coach Johan Andeweg 027 483 9494.
Senior Men’s & Women’s Muster
Melville pre-season training officially kicks off at 6pm on Thursday February 2 at Gower Park for both men and women, with an informal barbecue to be run outside the clubrooms following training. Melville expect to be entering a minimum of eight men’s and three women’s teams in senior competition this year, as well as a number of youth teams.
Melville’s NRFL campaign is due to kick off with a home game against Waitemata on Saturday March 25. Subscription fees for 2017 will be announced before February 2.
Coaching staff & management staff wanted
Ngongotaha AFC are currently looking for coaching and management staff for the upcoming season. Ideally someone with coaching experience at the club or collegiate level (men or women), who can commit to weekly practices and games. We have many young and talented players that range in experience from beginners to seasoned vets. So if you have an interest at all please feel free to contact us.
Swifts Mens 1st & 2nd Teams
Pre-season fitness and conditioning training starts at 6.30pm on January 24, 2017 at the Matamata Domain. Training will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays from then. All players interested in playing for the Waikato Stud Matamata Swifts and Richardson Racing Stables Swifts reserves squads in the WaiBOP Premiership and WaiBOP Championship are encouraged to attend. Contact head coach, Paul Richardson, on 027 869 0503 for more information. Click here for more information on the pre-season match schedule.
Swifts Ladies Team
The 2017 football season will begin for the Challenge Matamata Swifts Ladies at 6.30pm on Wednesday February 8 at the Matamata Domain. We encourage all intending players to be there for a meet and greet with the coaching and management team, which will be followed by a kick around. Training will begin the following Wednesday. Further information will be posted as it becomes available. Competition games begin on Sunday April 2. If you have any questions please email Denise at email@example.com or the club at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Northern United Football Club’s pre-season training starts on January 24 – 6pm at Discovery Park, Hamilton. Training will continue on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Contact Blair for more information via the NUFC website.
NRFL Musters 2017
Claudelands Rovers would like to invite all those men and women wanting to play Northern League football to attend our musters starting at the end of January. Please follow the links to express your interest:
NRFL Div 2 and DIV 2 Reserve Men
26th January @ 6.30pm at Galloway Park.
NRFL Premier and Premier Reserve Women
31th January @ 5-8pm at Galloway Park.
2nd February 5-8pm at Galloway Park
If you are unable to make the musters but still wish to play please contact us at email@example.com. For more information about Claudelands Rovers check out our website www.rovers.org.nz Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
West Hamilton United
After a successful 2016 campaign, we would call on all players who are interested in playing WaiBOP Premiership League or Reserves in 2017 to a Meet and Greet at 6:30pm Tuesday 17th January. Trials will follow from Thursday 19th and continue for the next two weeks. Once the teams have been selected, training will commence.
Last year we went through the Championship unbeaten and are planning on an equally successful 2017. C and D group training for more socially oriented players will commence at 6:30pm Wednesday February 22nd.
Contact the 1st Team Coach Glenn Brown 021 120 4726 or the President Stephen Quinn 027 412 5356 for more details.
Huntly Thistle AFC
Huntly Thistle AFC is seeking expressions of interest for the following roles:
- Senior Men coach (2016 Winners of Waikato B)
- Senior Women coach (Waikato Women B)
- College Boys
- College Girls
More info here. If you think you have the skills to take on any of these roles then please send your contact details to: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Ashlee Dunsmuir on 021 022 156 33. Applications close on December 18, 2016.