Junior Football (U9-U12)

Delivering Junior Football

Junior Football is delivered to tamariki by the Clubs around the Northern Region. The aim is to give every child a fun and enjoyable experience that will give the players a lifelong love of football.

NRF provides fixtures for U9-U12 gamedays. Fixtures are provided at least three weeks in advance, and are created as the season progresses with an aim to providing each team with fixtures at the appropriate challenge point.

Teams are grouped by region. As results come in to NRF via COMET week by week this will provide more information and data points as to what the relative challenge point is for each team. Results are not published publicly.

The NRF Junior Football Handbook is your basic guide to junior football in the region.

NRF Junior Handbook

This handbook is designed to guide all parents, caregivers and everyone involved with junior football to help you deliver the McDonald’s Junior Framework, with key details on how junior football operates within Northern Region Football.

Download the handbook here

Additional resources

Keep Up With The Play        https://keepupwiththeplay.org.nz/
Balance Is Better                      https://balanceisbetter.org.nz/
Good Sports                                 https://aktive.org.nz/good-sports/
Be Sportive                                   http://besportive.kiwi/

Good Sports Guide for Coaches

Online Junior Resources

NRF often runs free courses for anyone wanting to improve their skills in junior coaching and refereeing - check out the current courses here, or get started with our online workshop videos.