Season start: 30th April
Season finish: 10th September
2. THE GIRLS ONLY LEAGUE
The Girls Only League is open to all girls of all abilities aged 7 to 14 (born 2016 to 2009).
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). The number of players on the pitch for each league is as follows:
GOSL 7-8: 5 players
GOSL 9-10: 7 players
GOSL 11-12: 9 players
GOSL 13-14: 11 players
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.
We encourage all girls registered with the club to register for our Girls Skills Centre. This programme is run by our qualified club coaches at Terawhiti Turf on Friday afternoons.
There are two sessions available.
Session One (ages 8 - 10): 4 - 5pm
Session Two (ages 11 - 12): 5 - 6pm
Click here for more information on our Girls Skills Centre programme.
4. WHEN AND WHERE?
Season begins: Sunday 30th April
Season finishes: Sunday 10th September
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.
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.
5. WHAT GEAR DO YOU NEED?
Players need to provide their own:
Plain black shorts.
Black football socks.
Football boots and shin pads can be bought from most sports stores and off TradeMe. Socks and shorts can be purchased from the Soccer Shop or from most sports retailers in Wellington.
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).
A player of the day trophy and certificates.
Balls and cones.
6. TEAM COACHES AND MANAGERS
We want to create a fun and positive environment for our players. The more support, encouragement and involvement from parents the better!
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).
7. HOW DO YOU GET STARTED?
Step 1: Register for the winter season
Registrations for the 2023 winter season will open early in the new year.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Step 2: Grade Coordinators will put together teams
Grade Coordinators will put players into teams after registrations close in early April.
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 April.
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 3: The season starts!
Kick off on Sunday 10 May 2023!