Last game for the season is Saturday, 31 August. 

Waikato Fun Football Playing Format 2024 - 7th Grade 


This year the structure for Game Days for 7th, 8th Grade and U8 Girls will continue with the format introduced in 2018. This includes two shorter games every week. Please read the Full Format Information document, which is linked below.

Fun Football Game Day Focus

Fun Football builds on the models and philosophies introduced at McDonald’s First Kicks. The child’s football development is continued in a logical and progressive fashion to ensure technical proficiency in fun safe and rewarding environments remains the main focus of development.

Small Sided Games are provided in a motivational but not over-burdening environment. The focus is on individual development of the player with no requirement to understand advanced team tactics and this is reflected in the playing structures.

5v5 format which offers teams the chance to play multiple opposition as opposed to the traditional 1 game approach against different opposition help to keep the children interested and motivated. Shorter games also mean less dramatic score lines.

IMPORTANT:  Full Format Information HERE >> PLEASE OPEN AND READ​​​​​​​

Draws for the remainder of the season will be published by Friday, 26 July.

To scroll between the different groups use the little drop down arrow to the far right of the competition name.

​​​​​​​The teams in the yellow group play one 40-minute game (2 x 20-minute halves)

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