New Clubrooms & Amenities Project at Michaels Avenue

ESC Clubrooms Appeal

This project now requires your help to raise funds to enable the construction of new amenities and clubrooms for the benefit of both Ellerslie Football and Ellerslie Cricket Clubs, as well as the wider community.

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Season Dates
Internet Based Registration System & Database
Eligible Players
Age Grades for 2019
Playing Formats & Number of Players in a Team
Subscription Rates
Refunds Policy
Requests to Play with Friends or Classmates
Football Development
Player & Coach Development Opportunities
Competitions & Leagues
Match Days
Training Times, Days & Venues
Playing Uniform
Financial Support

 Season Dates

At the time of writing (information subject to change), the club have been advised that the first round of 2019 competitive games will be:
Under 13 Metro Pre-season Grading Tournament                        Weekend of 16-17th March
Tamaki League - Under 6-9 leagues                                          Saturday 6th April
Premier Girls - Under 13, 14 & 16                                             Saturday 6th April
Metro / Conference Leagues                                                     Sunday 7th April
AFF Mini Football / Youth Leagues                                             Saturday 13th April
Under 5 Starters                                                                     Friday 10th May
The season runs from the start of April until the first weekend in September & games will be scheduled (weather and ground conditions permitting) on all weekends, including Queen's Birthday weekend, and except the middle weekends of the April (Easter) & July School Holidays.

Please note some youth teams may be required to play games until mid September if such matches are vital to determining a league winner etc. 

Internet Based Registration System and Database

The Club will again utilise an online registration and database system (ClubHub) for 2019.
The key features include:
  • Online player/parent or guardian registration & payment facilities.
  • Online facilities for members to change contact information, view financial transactions, pay outstanding accounts, change passwords etc.
  • Enhanced ability for administrators to email all members individually, in teams, in grades, in selections of teams, etc.
You can access the registration system by clicking the “Go to Player Registration” Link at the foot of this page
PLEASE NOTE - 2018 Ellerslie players & parents can shortcut the 2019 registration process by logging in using their username & password from 2018 (for any family member). You will be directed to the registration screen with partially completed data from last year. Please CAREFULLY CHECK & UPDATE YOUR DATA if necessary before completing registration.
If you cannot recall your 2018 username & password, you can register again from the beginning for 2019.

Eligible Players

Players born between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2014 are eligible to register a Junior / Youth grade. Anyone born on or before 31 December 2000 will need to register as a senior player in 2019.

Age Grades for 2019

Age classification - Under 5 - Under 19 (U5-U19): Any player in these competitions must have achieved the required age during the current calendar year i.e. an Under 13 player must be turning 13 in 2019 (previously known as 13th Grade).
Registrations will be accepted in the following grades until 25th February.  After this date, it will be subject to availability within grades.
Grade Birthday
Under 5 Starters Mixed (U5) 01 Jan 2014 to 31 Dec 2014 inclusive
Under 6 Mixed (U6) 01 Jan 2013 to 31 Dec 2013 inclusive
Under 7 Girls Only (U7 Girls) 01 Jan 2012 to 31 Dec 2012 inclusive
Under 7 Mixed (U7) 01 Jan 2012 to 31 Dec 2012 inclusive
Under 8 Girls Only (U8 Girls) 01 Jan 2011 to 31 Dec 2011 inclusive
Under 8 Mixed (U8) 01 Jan 2011 to 31 Dec 2011 inclusive
Under 9 Girls Only (U9 Girls) 01 Jan 2010 to 31 Dec 2010 inclusive
Under 9 Mixed (U9) 01 Jan 2010 to 31 Dec 2010 inclusive
Under 10 Girls Only (U10 Girls) 01 Jan 2009 to 31 Dec 2009 inclusive
Under 10 Boys (U10) 01 Jan 2009 to 31 Dec 2009 inclusive
Under 11 Girls Only (U11 Girls) 01 Jan 2008 to 31 Dec 2008 inclusive
Under 11 Boys (U11) 01 Jan 2008 to 31 Dec 2008 inclusive
Under 12 Girls Only (U12) 01 Jan 2007 to 31 Dec 2007 inclusive
Under 12 Boys (U12) 01 Jan 2007 to 31 Dec 2007 inclusive
Under 13 Girls Only (U13 Girls) 01 Jan 2006 to 31 Dec 2006 inclusive
Under 13 Boys (U13) 01 Jan 2006 to 31 Dec 2006 inclusive
Under 14 Girls Only (U14 Girls) 01 Jan 2005 to 31 Dec 2005 inclusive
Under 14 Boys (U14) 01 Jan 2005 to 31 Dec 2005 inclusive
Under 15 Boys (U15) 01 Jan 2004 to 31 Dec 2004 inclusive
Under 15-16 Girls Only (U16 Girls) 01 Jan 2003 to 31 Dec 2004 inclusive
Under 16 Boys (U16) 01 Jan 2003 to 31 Dec 2003 inclusive
Under 17-19 Girls (U19 Girls) 01 Jan 2000 to 31 Dec 2002 inclusive
Under 17 Boys (U17) 01 Jan 2002 to 31 Dec 2002 inclusive
Under 19 Boys (U19) 01 Jan 2000 to 31 Dec 2001 inclusive
*For AFF Under 9-17 Grades, AFF requires & the Club recommends all players play in their correct age grade & will make every endeavour to place all players in their grade.  Any players playing outside of their grade in 2019, up or down a grade, will require the club to apply for dispensation from Auckland Football.
*For Under 7's & above, female players are encouraged to play in all girls grades where available. Click here for details on Girls' Football at Ellerslie.
Where registration numbers do not allow teams to be formed in correct age grades, players may need to be moved to another grade to allow a team to be formed. 
Registrations in all grades are accepted subject to sufficient players numbers to form a team.
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Playing Formats & Number of Players in Teams

For 2019, the Club continues to implement the playing formats suggested under the NZ Football "Whole of Football" plan. Click here for details. 


Subscriptions (Registration Fees)

Fees for this season, in most Junior / Youth grades have had a small fee increase. Auckland Football Federation have changed & increased their fee structure & this has resulted in the majority of the fee increases, particularly in Under 13's.  The Club continues to face cost increases in many areas and continues to provide a playing shirt for all players for the season, where many other clubs charge an additional cost for the required playing shirt.
Paying fees before that date enables members to pay the lowest possible amount.
The Club tries very hard to keep fees to a minimum & continues to try & offset cost increases incurred in delivering services to members, while also meeting the club's objectives of delivering a high quality footballing experience.



EBD Applied
Under 5 (U5) $110.00 $25.00** $85.00
Under 6 - 9 (U6-U9) $185.00* $25.00** $160.00
Under 10 - 12 (U10-U12) $225.00* $25.00** $200.00
Under 13 - 19 (U13-U19) $225.00 $25.00** $200.00
Note: EBD is Early Bird Discount.
* For Under 6-12's - A team photo is included in your registration fee for the season.  If your family requires more than one photo, please email  No refunds for photos will be processed. 
For Under 13-19's - A team photo is able to be purchased on Photo night in August for $20.00.
**   The Early Bird discount amount ($25.00) can be deducted where subscription fees are paid in full before midnight on Monday 25th February 2019.
All players selected for Ellerslie AFC Red teams (top in each grade, male & female) will have an additional one-off charge added to their Club Hub account in June.  This charge is to cover additional costs incurred with qualified coaches, additional training sessions & increased elite player fees enforced from Auckland Football Federation for the 2019 season.
  • Under 9-12's (players born 2007-2010)                                                $40.00
  • Under 13-19's (players born 2000-2006)                                              $80.00
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Refunds Policy

Click here to see the club's subscriptions policy which advises the terms & conditions on refunds.



All registrations paid in full on or before the Early bird date qualify for the discount of $25.00 per player.  Early bird discounts cease to be available at midnight on Monday 25th February 2019.

A second, & each subsequent, junior or youth member of the same family living at the same address, qualifies for a 10% discount on subscriptions. Players must be registered as part of the same family group to qualify. (NOTE: There is no discount for a single player family).

(see our subscriptions policy for full details)


Requests to Play With Friends or Classmates

The Club receives a number of requests for players to be placed in the same team as a friend or classmate. The Club will make every attempt to meet such requests, but cannot guarantee this, particularly in graded teams.

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Football Development

Fred de Jong is the Ellerslie Director of Football assisted by Ryan Shiffman as the Club's Junior / Youth Coaching Director. Fred was appointed in 2017 & is highly qualified to lead the football development at the club.  Ryan has been with the Club since 2012 and is widely recognised for his development of junior & youth players.

Player & Coach Development Opportunities

The Football Development section of the club is in the planning stages of a number of player & coach development courses & workshops in 2019.
Go to our Player Development  and Coach Development (updated soon) pages or email for further information & details on how to register.

School Holiday Programmes

Course dates for our School Holiday programmes are as follows below, with times from 9.00am - 12.00pm. 
  • Monday 15th - Thursday 18th April (4 days) - Michaels Avenue Reserve
  • Monday 15th - Thursday 18th July (4 days) - Barfoot & Thompson Stadium, Kohimarama (indoor)
  • Monday 30th September - 3rd October (4 days) - Michaels Avenue Reserve

The April School Holiday programme is open to register from 18th January 2019 when registering for the season.

Get more details and registration instructions for all courses here.


The Junior / Youth Division holds pre-season trials for players in the Under 9's & older. These trials form part of process whereby the Club endeavours to ensure players play in a team & at a level, appropriate to their skills, commitment etc.
For players to have the opportunity to be selected for top graded teams within each grade, they need to attend at least one of the trials scheduled. Please go to the trials page for further information & details including dates & times, what to bring etc.

If a player is likely to be unavailable for periods during the season (ie other sports, extended holiday etc) please let the Coaching Director, Ryan Shiffman by sending an email - to ensure that teams have the appropriate number of players for the season.

Competitions & Leagues

Ellerslie Junior / Youth teams play in one of two different competition structures as follows:

Tamaki League 

These leagues are provided for Under 6-9 players with teams taking part from various local clubs & schools. Emphasis is on participation, fun, enjoyment & the team environment. Games are competitive but no league tables are maintained for Under 6-9 grades. Tamaki League teams in Under 6-9's are graded mid-season based on the number & margin of victories in an attempt to ensure matches are as even as possible in the second half of the season. Games are played at Michael's Avenue Reserve for Under 6-8 grades & home & away for Under 9's with two other local clubs. 
Players in the Under 6-8 grades will be allocated to teams in the Tamaki League & advised of their team at the Tamaki League "Muster Day" on Sunday 10th March 2019 @ 2.30pm. Please refer to the calendar for details.
Under 9 players who are not included in AFF teams after the February trials, will be included in a Tamaki League team & advised by email.
Auckland Football Federation (AFF) Leagues 

These leagues are administered entirely by the local Federation & involve teams from throughout the Auckland Football Federation area. These leagues are competitive with teams initially placed in grades requested by their Clubs, then re-graded before the championship rounds start between week 6-8 of the season. No league tables are maintained for Under 9-12 grades, but scores must be recorded for grading purposes.  Medals are awarded to championship winners for Under 13-19 grades. Games will be played against clubs from Auckland Football Federation, however for Metropolitan, Conference and Premier Girls leagues, teams may play against clubs from Northern Football Federation Clubs.
More Information on Auckland Football Federation

Match Days

Matches are played on Saturdays for all Junior / Youth Grades except:
Under 5's Starters - Friday (4:00 pm to 4:45 pm)
Under 13 Metro/Conference - Sunday
Under 14 Metro/Conference - Sunday
Under 15 Metro/Conference - Sunday
Under 17 Metro/Conference - Sunday
Detailed draws are published here for all grades approximately 1-2 weeks before the start of the season for all leagues.

Training Times, Days & Venues

All teams train weekly by volunteer Coaches who freely give of their own time to assist the players & the Club. For this reason, training days & times are normally decided by the Coach in discussion with the members of the team. Most teams train one night a week but Under 9-12's Premier, Metropolitan & Conference & Premier Girls teams are expected to be available to train twice a week. Parents & players need to be aware of these requirements when trialling & accepting positions top teams within a grade.

The Club is based at Michael's Avenue Reserve in Ellerslie. A number of teams train at this venue & at Liston Park but these spaces are not large enough to cater adequately for all Club teams. Team Coaches & Managers are encouraged to seek training facilities at local schools etc or contact us to discuss possible venues & times on Club controlled training areas.

In the event that a player in a Tamaki League team cannot attend a particular training day & time arranged by the team, the Club will attempt to find an alternative team that trains on an acceptable day. If this cannot take place, a full refund of fees can be arranged.


Playing Uniform

Teams are issued with a set of playing shirts, including a goal keeper’s shirt & gloves where teams play with a keeper (from Under 9's upwards). All items remain the property of the Club & MUST be returned at the end of the season or earlier if a player leaves the Club. The Club reserves the right to seek compensation & mark a player's national record with a red flag for any club property that is damaged or not returned.
Players will normally need to provide the following items of their own:
            Football Boots (NO metal studs to be worn on artificial turf)
            Shin pads (players without shin pads will not be permitted to play)
            Black shorts
            Gold Football Socks
Shorts, socks, guard stays & supporters gear (caps, beanies, jackets etc) can be bought online from Score Sportswear (Lotto) via special online shops for Ellerslie players & supporters.  Click here to get more information.


Like any organisation dealing with children’s activities, the Club relies heavily on adult involvement. The vast majority of teams are coached by a parent or somebody connected to players in the team. 
In order to organise teams this year, your club must have coaches & managers for all teams. Please help your Club help your children by indicating how you can help (you will be asked during the online registration process).  Your family's involvement in the activities for your child, would be greatly appreciated.
The Club runs specialised training sessions for new coaches & managers, & supports coaches who wish to up skill through various training programmes run both internally and by Auckland Football Federation.
Contact Us if you would like to discuss ways you can help or join the Club Committee.

Financial Support

In common with most community based sporting organisations, the demand for & desire to, improve services to our members is often constrained by funding shortfalls. There is continual pressure to maintain an appropriate balance between reasonable subscriptions & fees & providing more & improved quality services for members.
In the past two years, the club has committed to employing a full-time Director of Junior / Youth Coaching, part-time Football Director & academy coaches & Operations administration staff. We are certain these moves will continue to have tremendous benefits for player & coach development at all ages in the Junior / Youth division, enhance the opportunities for our older teenagers as they progress into Senior football & enhance the way the club delivers services to our members with the experience the current staff provide.
We urge all members to financially support these initiatives by:
  • Paying subscriptions in full & on time
  • Adding a donation at registration time if able
  • Joining the 100 Club - Contact Us to discuss
  • Becoming a Club Sponsor & partnering with Ellerslie AFC - Contact Us to discuss