Juniors

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Birkenhead United has one of the largest junior development programmes in Auckland, with approximately 900 players across all junior grades. The club adopts the development principles of the NZF Whole of Footbal Plan and is NZF ClubMark Level 1 certified.

In 2016 Junior Convenor Ross Frisby was awarded with the Queens Service Medal for services to football and his near twenty year association with the cub.

For more information on the range of programmes and events the club has to offer please check out the links to our different sections from the main navigation, or contact us at juniors@buafc.org.nz


2019 Season Trials – 9th to 12th Grades

During February 2019 we will be holding trails to select the development squads for the 9th to 12th Grades to undertake a 5 week pre-season training program.

The development squad pre-season training will be funded by an additional fee levied in addition to the normal membership fee and will be notified to those selected.

These trials are only for players who wish to play football in the top teams within these grades and play at an Elite level within the Northn Football Federation leagues.

These trails will be run by Birkenhead United and controlled by the Director of Football.  A high level of football skill is required as a pre-requisite to attend, along with a full commitment to train at least twice a week and play on Sundays around Auckland at tournaments as entered.

Post trial day, the Director of Football will then make the final decision on team selection.  These will be made by late March following the pre-season training program.  The 2019 season commences 6th April 2019.

The dates for development squad trials are as follows:

  • 11th Grade – for those players born in 2008
    • Sunday 10th February : 3:00pm to 4:30pm
  • 12th Grade – for those players born in 2007
    • Sunday 10th February : 5:00pm to 6:30pm
  • 9th Grade – for those players born in 2010
    • Sunday 17th February : 3:00pm to 4:30pm
  • 10th Grade – for those players born in 2009
    • Sunday 17th February : 5:00pm to 6:30pm

All players should trial within their own grade unless advised by the Director of Football.  Players are required to be registered for the 2019 with Birkenhead United in order to be selected and named within a development squad.  Registrations will open at the beginning of February.  Please check the club website and/or Facebook page for more information.

Birkenhead United is committed to continuing to improve the level of Coaching within the club and where the Club is able to provide a qualified non-parent coach for any team, there will be an additional fee levied on players in their team to cover coaching expenses.

Female Football

Trails for our girls teams and the social teams in the 9th to 12th grades will be held in March (subject to the number of registrations received).  More information on these will be available at the registrations during February.

2019 Season Trials – Boys Metro 13th, 14th & 15th Grades

During February 2019 we will be holding trails for the Youth Metro Boys 2019 teams for Grades 13th, 14th and 15th.

These trials are only for players who wish to play football in the top teams within these grades and play at an Elite level within the Metro league.

These trails will be run by Birkenhead United and controlled by the Director of Football.  A high level of football skill is required as a pre-requisite to attend, along with a full commitment to train at least twice a week and play on Sundays around Auckland at tournaments as entered.

The training dates for the Metro teams are as follows:

  • 13th Grade – for those players born in 2006
    • start Friday 8th February : 4:30pm
  • 14th Grade – for those players born in 2005
    • start Monday 4th February & Thursday 7th February : 4:30pm
  • 15th Grade – for those players born in 2004
    • start Tuesday 5th February & Thursday 7th February : 4:30pm

All players should trial within their own grade unless advised by the Director of Football.  Players are required to be registered for the 2019 with Birkenhead United in order to be selected and named within a development squad.  Registrations will open at the beginning of February.  Please check the club website and/or Facebook page for more information.

Birkenhead United is committed to continuing to improve the level of Coaching within the club and where the Club is able to provide a qualified non-parent coach for any team, there will be an additional fee levied on players in their team to cover coaching expenses.

After these trials, we will run a series of second trails held in March to select 2019 NFF Division teams within each grade, that will differ for each grade depending on registrations in February.  More information will be available at the registration days in February.

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