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. As results come in to NRF from clubs via COMET week by week this will provide more information and data points as to what the relative challenge point is for each team.

Teams are grouped by their RSO region (Northland, North Harbour, Waitakere, Auckland, Counties Manakau) in junior football.

The NRF Junior Football Handbook is your 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
 https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/63034257/good-sports-coaching-guide