8TH GRADE WAIKATO JUNIOR DRAWS 

Draws for the next block of games will be available from Tuesday 4th June 2024.  Games are played on the first Saturday of school holidays (6th July)

No games King's Birthday Weekend and Matariki Weekend.

Waikato Fun Football Playing Format 2024 - 8th Grade 

Introduction

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 published for the first four weeks.

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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