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Player Development Courses

Ellerslie AFC have recently introduced the Ellerslie AFC Player Development Programme (PDP) to provide opportunities for players at the club to further develop their footballing ability. The programme is currently for selected girls and boys grades with the intention to expand further across the junior and youth grades.

The programme is overseen by the club’s Director of Football, Fred de Jong, and the Junior Director of Football, Ryan Shiffman.

The Ellerslie AFC PDP runs in six week blocks in each term and is there to augment the players’ other regular training schedule.

“The focus is on individual technical ability which is a crucial element in the development of young footballers,” said de Jong. “Ellerslie is a club that has a history of developing our own players for our first teams for both women and men. I see the PDP as a logical step in ensuring this continues into the future. We are also wanting to produce players that can not only represent Ellerslie AFC but that aspire to playing at higher levels beyond the club.”

However the PDP is not solely about improving the football level of the players.

“We are not only trying to assist our young players to develop their football skills but also to learn other personal skills within the context of team sport. Ideally we will see our young people develop as footballers to represent the club at the highest level they are able but also instil in them the clubs values of Respect & Integrity, Positivity and Excellence.”


The Club is pleased to offer a range of player development courses this year. 


Player Development Programme (INVITE ONLY)

Term 4's programme will commence 26th October (Girls) and 29th October (Boys) - invites will be sent shortly.

Now available to book

Girls 9th to 12th Grades - see details

Boys 9th to 12th Grades - see details

Academy Programme

Girls and Boys 7th to 12th Grades - see details

School Holiday Football Programme

No courses currently available.


Goalkeeper Development Programme

The clubs Goalkeeping Co-ordinator is Kris Pinnock.
Kris is responsible for developing and managing the programmes for the club’s goalkeepers.

He has been with the club for over eight years and works with a range of goalkeepers, from the very inexperienced through to the First Team and Reserve Team keepers.

Contact Kris here

Course Booking Instructions

All intending participants MUST register and pay for a course to reserve a place on it. In most cases places are limited so we recommend you register and pay early.

Online registrations are preferred.

For an existing player registered with the Club in 2018, use your normal login and once logged in select Tasks/Purchases and Bookings. A list of available courses will be available to purchase. Follow the on screen information to book and pay.

Those not registered with the Club are welcome to attend some courses (eg School Holiday Courses). To register a non- player use this link . Scroll to the bottom of the first screen, select "Register For An Ellerslie AFC Course (Non Members Only)" and complete the details on the following screens. A list of available courses will be presented for purchase. Make sure to follow the on screen instructions to book and pay to reserve a place.