Junior Football: 7th - 9th Grade

Fun Football: 7 - 9 Years

Mastering the Ball via Playful Technical Training.

Fun Football continues the theme of incorporating small sided games (5 aside for 7th and 8th grades and 7 aside for 9th grade) with minimal interference from parents and game leaders but incorporating fun throughout the morning.

Players can be taught basic techniques through exposure to small games that have specific technical outcomes whilst still allowing the freedom of flair and creativity to develop. It is important here to keep the adult pressure of ‘winning’ out of Fun Football, to encourage skill development.

We run "Girls Only" teams (a mixture of 8th and 9th Grade players) in our 8th Grade session. 


The season begins on Saturday 27th April and finishes on Saturday 7th September.  There is no football over the middle weekend of the school holidays Saturday 12thJuly. 

9th grade teams arrive at 8.30 am for a warm up with games starting at 9 am.

8th grade, and our Girls Only teams start at 10am with a drill and then play two x 20 minute games at 10.25 and 10.50 am. 

7th grade teams start at 10.50 am with two drills followed by a game. 

Games are played at Centennial Park. For the pitch layout map for 7th, 8th & 9th grades, please see below. 

Shin Pads are compulsory for all players, 2nd named team on the draw to wear bibs. All Glasses worn during practice or games must be safety approved.

To view the Rules of Play for these grades, under Downloads 

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Your players will be provided with a CTFC shirt, which needs to be returned at the end of the season.  They will need shin pads, boots, CTFC shorts and socks.  These are available through our website and also at Anderson and Hill. 

Cancellations for Cashmere Technical Development Grades (7th, 8th and 9th Grade) are advised on our website. This competition is run by our club, not by Mainland Football, therefore Mainland Football cancellations do not cover this competition.

Grade Managers
If you have any further questions about the Cashmere Technical 7th - 9th Grades, please contact one of our competition coordinators.

7th Grade: grademgr7@ctfc.co.nz
8th Grade: grademgr8@ctfc.co.nz
9th Grade: grademgr9@ctfc.co.nz

Game Day Manager
If you have any queries on game day please contact our Game Day Manager.

7-9th Grade Game Day Manager
E: gamedaymgr7-9@ctfc.co.nz