Season age group details
Waterside Karori AFC is dedicated to delivering fun filled football programmes for players of all ages. Please check below to see which age group and corresponding programmes your child is eligible for this season. Contact email@example.com if you have any questions.
Foundation Phase (U6-8)
The introduction to football for our club's youngest members, our Foundation Football programme caters to three age groups (or "grades"), for players turning 6, 7 or 8.
Junior Phase (U9-12)
Players play matches against junior teams from other clubs on Saturday mornings (or Friday evenings depending on turf availability) subject to the Capital Football draw. At this age, there is the opportunity to register for our Swifts Programme which provides twice-weekly training sessions and entry into the more competitive Capital Football leagues.
Players in these age groups are also welcome to register for our Swifts Summer junior sessions in terms 1 & 4.
Youth Phase (U13-17)
Players transition to full-sized fields and can choose to take part in our Swifts Youth programme which offers twice-weekly training sessions and entry into the more competitive Capital Football Regional Leagues.
NOTE: Games for youth age groups are regularly played on Sunday mornings.
Players in these age groups are also welcome to register for our Swifts Summer youth sessions in terms 1 & 4.
Age groups for 2023
Note: Age group is based on birth year. Players wishing to play outside of their age group must seek dispensation from the club before registering.
U6 (Sonic 6s): players born in 2017
U7 (Super 7s): players born in 2016
U8 (Great 8s): players born in 2015
U9: players born in 2014
U10: players born in 2013
U11: players born in 2012
U12: players born in 2011
U13: players born in 2010
U15: players born in 2008
U17: players born in 2006