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Ellerslie AFC Girls’ Football

Heading Girls' Football at Ellerslie is Ryan Shiffman (Coaching Director - Junior/Youth).

2017 Season

In 2017, we want to build on all the great things that happened on the football field last year and keep doing lots of fun things off the field like watching Football Ferns' games and taking part in mums and daughters games.

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Trials

Trials will be held in February 2017. See the calendar for trial dates for girls.

We really encourage all girls to attend trials to help us get the numbers and teams right. Trials will be overseen by Haley Gleeson, Ryan Shiffman and a number of independent assessors.  Go to the trials page for more information. 

Season

  • If you are 7th Grade or above you can play in an all girls team. 
  • Teams in the 10th Grade and above play in the Auckland wide Auckland Football Federation competition. At the start of the season, there are a number of grading games before teams are regraded for the championship round.
  • Teams in 7th - 9th Grade will play in the Ellerslie in-house competition.
  • The Coaching Director and coaches carefully consider which competition each team plays in to optimise development.
  • Other than a couple of older grades, girls play on a Saturday morning during the season. The junior girls play early and playing times get progressively later, the older girls get.
  • Games are usually played on the first and last weekend of the school holidays, but not the middle weekend.
  • There are tournaments throughout the season that Ellerslie teams can play in against other club teams. For managers, these are usually listed on the Auckland Football Federation website.  Click here to see the tournament page. 

Coaches

Each team needs a coach and manager. We are always looking for keen people to fill these roles. Please let Ryan ( coaching@ellersliefootball.org.nz ) know if you are interested. This will help with planning. We are working hard to make sure we have coaches in place for our 2017 season.

As a coach of a girls’ team, you can attend coaching courses run and Ryan specifically for coaches of girls’ teams.

You will also get mentoring and support from Ryan.  Click here on our Coach Development and Coaches' Corner pages to get more information. 

Trainings, Academy and Futsal

Coaches will decide on the time and number of trainings per week.

To help develop footballing skills, girls (6th Graders and above) can

  • Attend the Girls’ Training Academy every on Friday 4.30-5.30pm at Michaels Ave.
  • Play futsal with other girls on Monday nights at One Tree Hill College 5.30-6.30pm.  This program will run across terms 2, 3 and 4 of the year.
  • Attend Girls’ only holiday programmes at Michaels Ave.
  • Have one on one training or extra coaching.

You will be emailed about these programmes but please contact Ryan Shiffman (coaching@ellersliefootball.org.nz) if you are interested in attending or you want further information.  You can also view the Player Development page for more information. 

Pathway

Playing in girls’ only teams, Academies, Auckland Football Talent Centre, National Talent Centre, progressing through to seniors – as a club we are looking after this.

Register to Join in 2017

Information on Subscriptions, Uniforms, Playing Format, Rules and other information is available here

Girls’ Subcommittee

As well as Ryan, we have a Girls’ Subcommittee working hard to promote girls’ football at Ellerslie. Members are Julie Vidovich, Paul du Temple and Troy Kuraia. If you have any suggestions, ideas, ways to improve on girls’ football, this subcommittee would really like to hear them. Contact Julie Vidovich on jip.vid@gmail.com