Juniors (4 to 12yrs)

Building blocks - Grassroots 

First Kicks / Fun Football / Mini Football

Whether your child is just starting out or registering for another season, there's a place for them in the beautiful game

McDonald’s Junior Football aims to provide all children aged 5-12 years with high quality Football experiences that increase passion for the game, fundamental movement and playing skills. All whilst having fun!

At these age groups, they play non competitive football where scores are not recorded and neither are the teams positions on NRF's competition ladders. This is to remove the competition element and have our tamariki fall in love with the game. 

Through McDonald’s Junior Football, players will experience age appropriate games and coaching in a programme that is specifically tailored to meet their wants and needs. They will learn new skills in a fun and friendly environment, taking part in weekly sessions that promote General Movement (Fit4football 11+ kids), Football Coordination, Football Technique and Small Sided Games.

Providing standardised playing formats, clear outcomes and training recommendations for each stage of a player’s development. It will ensure the experience provided at the grassroots leaves Kiwi kids enthused, technically competent and in love with sport.

These Junior programmes are offered:

  • McDonald’s First Kicks (5-6 Years) Grade 5 & 6
  • McDonald’s Fun Football (7-8 Years) Grade 7 & 8
  • McDonald’s Mini Football (9-10 Years) Grade 9 & 10
  • McDonald’s Mini Football (11-12 Years) Grade 11 & 12

We cater for all age groups, first timers and aim to build a relationship with the sport where children grow, develop social skills and form life long friendships. 

We are seeking expressions of interest for coaches and managers of these age groups, please contact:

Club Secretary: Natasha West - otahuhuafcsecretary@gmail.com or 021 042 3341

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