Girls can choose to play in the mixed leagues (boys and girls) on Saturdays for their relevant age group (select Foundation, Junior or Youth from the menu at the top of this page), or to play in the Girls Only League​ on Sundays, or both.

The Girls Only League is open to all girls aged 7 to 14 (born 2013 to 2006).  The focus of the league is on fun and participation, and provides the opportunity for girls to play alongside their friends with the support of our girls coaching team.

In addition, the club runs girls only mid-week skill centres, holiday programmes, summer programmes and futsal.

More information is set out below.




The Girls Only League is open to all girls of all abilities aged 7 to 14 (born 2013 to 2006).  

As noted above, the focus of the league is on fun and participation - meaning that the league is suitable for girls first learning football right through to those who have good skills and have played a while.  


Teams play small-sided games on artificial turf (and so matches are rarely cancelled).  Ages 7 to 10 play in five-a-side teams, and ages 11-14 in seven-a-side teams.

Games are played on Sunday mornings.  The time and location for each week’s games is determined by a draw published by Capital Football, which can be found here.


Starting in 2020, all girls only teams will be allocated a one-hour training slot on Friday evenings at Terawhiti turf. 


These trainings will be led by a parent coach from each team (or the team can opt to engage a club coach for an additional cost).  In addition, club coaching staff will be in attendance at each training to support parent coaches with session delivery. 


The club coaching staff will also support parent coaches by:

  • circulating useful coaching resources;

  • assisting with session planning;

  • providing coaching development opportunities (through both stand alone education sessions and by providing feedback and advice at trainings).

More information on this initiative can be found here.



For information on our Girls Holiday Programmes, click here.  

For information on Girls Futsal, click here.  

Information on other Girls Only programmes will be published closer to each kicking off.



Season begins:  Sunday 5th April

Season finishes:  Sunday 30th August

School holiday break: Football runs the first and last weekend of the school holidays, but we take a break for Easter weekend and the middle weekend of the holidays (Sunday 12 April, Sunday 19 April and Sunday 12 July).

School Holiday and Summer Programmes:  The club runs a very popular school holiday programme, and a summer futsal programme during terms 1 and 4.  We encourage players to keep up their football over the holidays and summer by getting involved in these!  More information can be found on the "Programmes" page here.



Players need to provide their own:

  1. Plain black shorts.

  2. Waterside Karori socks.

  3. Football boots.

  4. Shin pads. 


These can be purchased from Football Central on Tory Street (see, and socks can also be bought from the club website here. Football boots and shin pads can also be bought from most sports stores and off TradeMe.

The club provides each team with the following gear at the beginning of the season (all of which must be returned at the end of the season):

  • Black and white striped Waterside Karori playing tops (1 per player).

  • Bibs.

  • A player of the day trophy and certificates.

  • Balls and cones. 



We want to create a fun and positive environment for our players. The more support, encouragement and involvement from parents the better! 


Team coaches

Each team needs a coach/manager to:

  • take responsibility for the team's gear, and ensure it is all returned at the end of the season;

  • act as a point of contact for the team - for example, making sure players know when and where to turn up on the Sunday; and

  • award the player of the day award each weekend.


Trainings and games are run by parent coaches, or the team can opt to engage a club coach for an additional cost (more information will be provided closer to the start of the season).



Step 1: Register for the winter season


Registrations for the 2020 winter season are open now.

Please email with any questions.

Step 2: Grade Coordinators will put together teams

Grade Coordinators will put players into teams after registrations close in early March.

Grade Coordinators will then be in touch with you, with information on your team and the start of the season.  This might not be until mid/late March.

The club will separately email you once registrations have closed with more information on the season, how things will work, key contacts, and other key details.

Step 4: The season starts!


Kick off on Sunday 5 April 2020!


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