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Registration Information





Season Start Date Internet Based Registration System and Database
Age Grades for 2021 Playing Formats and Number of Players in a Team
Subscriptions (Registration fees) Discounts and Refunds Policy
Requests to Play with Friends or Classmates Football Development
Player and Coach Development Opportunities School Holiday Programme
Competitions and Leagues Training Times, Days and Venues
Playing Uniform Volunteers
Financial Support Register now

Subscriptions (Registration Fees)

Paying fees before that date enables members to pay the lowest possible amount.

Grade U6-U8

2021 Fee: $190.00

2022 Fee: $175.00*

EDB: $20.00*

EBD Applied: $155.00*

Note: EBD is Early Bird Discount.
* For Under 6-8's - A team photo is included in your registration fee for the season and given out at prizegiving in October.  If your family requires more than one photo, please email info@ellersliefootball.org.nz to advise.  No refunds for photos will be processed. 
**  The Early Bird discount amount indicated can be deducted where subscription fees are paid in full before midnight on Friday 11th March 2022.
At Ellerslie AFC we continue to set our subscriptions at a level which provides great value for families to afford football – part of that value is that the club provides the playing shirts, which significantly reduces the cost of our fees compared with other clubs.  The Club tries very hard to keep fees to a minimum and continues to try and offset cost increases incurred in delivering services to members, while also meeting the club's objectives of delivering a high quality footballing experience.

Age Grades for 2022

Age classification - Under 6 - Under 8 (U6-U8): Any player in these competitions must have achieved the required age during the current calendar year i.e. an Under 8 player must be turning 8 in 2022 (previously known as 8th Grade).
Registrations will be accepted in the following grades until 1st March 2021.  After this date, it will be subject to availability within grades.
Grade Birthday
Under 6 Mixed (U6) 01 Jan 2016 to 31 Dec 2016 inclusive
Under 7 Girls Only (U7 Girls) 01 Jan 2015 to 31 Dec 2015 inclusive
Under 7 Mixed (U7) 01 Jan 2015 to 31 Dec 2015 inclusive
Under 8 Girls Only (U8 Girls) 01 Jan 2014 to 31 Dec 2014 inclusive
Under 8 Mixed (U8) 01 Jan 2014 to 31 Dec 2014 inclusive
*For Under 7's and above, female players are encouraged to play in all girls grades where available. Click here for details on Girls' Football at Ellerslie.
Players in the Under 6-8 grades will be allocated to teams in the Tamaki League and advised of their team at the Tamaki League "Muster Day" on Sunday 3rd April 2022 @ 2.00pm.  Playing gear will also be available for purchase at Muster Day. Please refer to the calendar for details.  
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 over two grades. 
Registrations in all grades are accepted subject to sufficient players numbers to form a team.

 Season Start Date

At the time of writing (information subject to change), the club will start the Tamaki League on Saturday 7th May 2022.  The season will continue until the last weekend in September and games will be scheduled (weather and ground conditions permitting) on all weekends, including Queen's Birthday weekend.  There will be play on the first Saturday (9th July) of the July School Holidays but will take a 2 week break and play will resume on Saturday 30th July.

Internet Based Registration System and Database

The Club will again utilise our online registration and database system (ClubHub) for 2022.
The key features include:
  • Online player/parent or guardian registration and 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 - 2021 Ellerslie players and parents can shortcut the 2022 registration process by logging in using their username and password from 2021 (for any family member). You will be directed to the registration screen with partially completed data from last year. Please CAREFULLY CHECK AND UPDATE YOUR DATA before completing registration.
If you cannot recall your 2021 username and password, you can register again from the beginning for 2022.  Ellerslie Admin staff will link your previous history with your new username and password (if applicable).

Playing Formats and Number of Players in Teams

For 2022, the Club continues to implement the playing formats suggested under the NZ Football "Whole of Football" plan. Click here for details.   

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Discounts and Refunds Policy

All registrations paid in full on or before the Early bird date qualify for the advised discount per player.  Early bird discounts cease to be available at midnight on Friday 11th March 2022.

A second and 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 and Refunds 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. 

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Football Development

Fred de Jong is the Ellerslie AFC Director of Football assisted by Ryan Shiffman as the Club's Junior / Youth Coaching Director. Fred was appointed in 2017 and 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 and youth players.  They are generally both available to talk to on Saturday mornings at Michaels Avenue if you have any questions you wish to discuss with them.

Player and Coach Development Opportunities

The Football Development section of the club has scheduled a number of player and coach development courses and workshops in 2022.
Go to our Player Development  and Coach Development pages or email coaching@ellersliefootball.org.nz for further information and 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. 

  • Tuesday 19th - Friday 22nd April  - Michaels Avenue Reserve
  • Tuesday 26th - Friday 29th April - Michaels Avenue Reserve
  • Monday 18th - Thursday 21st July - Barfoot & Thompson Stadium, Kohimarama (indoor)
  • Monday 3rd - Thursday6th October - Michaels Avenue Reserve
  • Monday 10th - Thursday 13th October - Michaels Avenue Reserve

The April School Holiday programme is open to register from 18th January 2022 when registering for the season.

Get more details and registration instructions for all courses here.

Competitions and Leagues

Tamaki League 
These leagues are provided for Under 6-8 players with teams taking part from various local clubs and schools. Emphasis is on participation, fun, enjoyment and the team environment. Games are competitive but no league tables are maintained for Under 6-8 grades. Tamaki League teams in Under 6-8's are graded mid-season based on the number and margin of victories in an attempt to ensure matches are as even as possible in the second half of the season. All games are played at Michael's Avenue Reserve on Saturday mornings for Under 6-8 grades. 
The fixtures for the matches played in the Tamaki League are published here for all grades approximately 1-2 weeks before the start of the season.  This will also be updated to show if your match is cancelled due to adverse weather conditions, usually on Friday evenings.

Training Times, Day and Venues

Most teams are trained weekly by volunteer Coaches who freely give their own time to assist the players and the Club. For this reason, training days and times are normally decided by the Coach in discussion with the members of the team with most teams training one night a week. 

The Club is based at Michael's Avenue Reserve in Ellerslie. A number of teams train at this venue and 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 and times on Club controlled training areas.

In the event that a player in a Tamaki League team cannot attend a particular training day and 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 in the gear bag issued to the Coach or Manager at the start of the season.  All items remain the property of the Club and 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 and mark a player's national record with a red flag for any club property that is damaged or not returned.  It is preferable that the team shirts stay together as a set and a washing roster is set up for the season for the each family to take turns to wash and bring to the game each Saturday.
Players will 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 and supporters gear (caps, beanies, jackets etc) can be bought online from Score Sportswear (Lotto) via special online shops for Ellerslie players and 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 and 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 and support coaches who wish to up skill through various training programmes run both internally and by Northern Region Football.
In particular, the club is looking for volunteers to fill the following roles.  These can be standalone roles and not requiring the volunteer to be on any Committees.
  • Grade Co-ordinator for U6 and U8 grades
  • Club Committee member
  • Assist the club with finding Sponsorship opportunities
  • Liaison for booking and arranging pick-up and return of Club marquees
Contact Us if you would like to discuss ways you can help or join the Club Committee.

2022 Grade Coordinator 

If you are interested in becoming a grade coordinator please email your expression of interest to Juniors@ellersliefootball.org.nz. We would love to hear from you.  


Financial Support

As with most community based sporting organisations, the demand for and 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 and improved quality services for members.
In the past three years, the club has committed to employing a full-time Director of Junior / Youth Coaching, part-time Football Director and academy coaches and Operations administration staff. We are certain these moves will continue to have tremendous benefits for player and coach development at all ages in the Junior / Youth division, enhance the opportunities for our older teenagers as they progress into Senior football and 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 and on time
  • Adding a donation at registration time if able
  • New Clubrooms Funding Appeal - Further information 
  • Becoming a Club Sponsor and partnering with Ellerslie AFC - Contact Us to discuss