First Kicks and Fun Football

The Waiheke United First Kicks and Fun Football Programmes

The Junior Club runs the First Kicks and Fun Football programmes, following New Zealand Football's Whole of Football Plan. Saturday mornings at 8:50am for registration and roll call then we break into age groups for skills games until 10:15am from April until September. Coaching caters to all levels of players in a safe, fun environment.

Spread the word in the community, we think this is going to be BIG!!

Come to the park on Saturday mornings and find out more.......

Here is a taste....

Toddler Football (kids 2-4 years of age)

Rebecca Rose is running this programme for the first time in 2024!  Please come along and join in.

First Kicks (kids 4-6 years of age)

This programme allows the kids to discover the game, provide positive for learning basic fundamental movement skills and crate positive football experiences.

Guidelines are:

  • Adults and children play together informally to meet personal/emotional needs of youngsters.
  • Lots of chances to score goals and enjoy mini challenges
  • Encourage participation in a variety of activities to develop physical literacy (jumping, running, throwing etc)
  • Parents and game leaders bring out the fun of football through guiding and supporting their children to understand the basic rules of first kicks football.  

Fun Football (kids 7-9 years of age)

At this age group, football should be primarily played in a playful environment that emphasises self-discovery, building basic football techniques and the love of the game.

Guidelines are:

  • Playing games with minimal interference from game leaders and parents.
  • Let the game be the teacher (favour as many opportunities as possible to play).
  • Offer activities where excitement and enjoyment are the main objectives.
  • Let the players play (keeping it simple).

We are currently looking for a coach and parents to assist as game leaders.

Please contact Laura MCallum